Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Joan's Touch Challenge #11

Good Morning Ladies,
Back to my regular posting time today. I am up and at it already. It was a beautiful day yesterday.
I am working on a project for Joan's Touch Challenge #11 that is taking me a bit of time. But I have created a project in between that I am bringing to you today.
You can see and join in the challenge here....
The requirements this week are as follows:
Make an altered project
Use a product that can be purchased at
This is a fun challenge this week. Here is my first project...
This project started life as a plain paper mache' ornament. I love to make ornaments but this cube one has been laying around naked for far to long. To start this ornament I need to give color to the paper mache' I grabbed my Tim Holtz distressed stains. I added the white wash stain first to the entire cube. While the white wash was still wet I went over each side with Broken China stain. These stains can be purchased at Joan's Gardens. The white wash stain was my first stain and of course I got it at Joan's. This started my Tim Holtz distressed stain collection that I dearly love. I wanted a little shimmer so I grabbed my Tattered Angels Sea Glass mist and misted the whole ornament. Next I grabbed my Graphics 45 Typography pad. It has all of these wonderful quotes that fit perfect on the cube. Those were attached to each side. They were first inked with a brown cat's eye ink pad. You can get the cat's eye ink pads at Joan's Gardens from Terri. I ran out of one of my chalk cat's eye ink pad and Terri ordered it for me and I got it fast as lightening. Graphics 45 pads can also be ordered from . Thinking that this cube was a little to plain I grabbed my gold deco pen and went about lining the cube with it. Rolled roses created with a sizzix die were added to three sides. The forth side got a gold nome charm. The top of the ornament features stamps from the same Graphics 45 pad. Scroll down to see the rest of the ornament.

Thanks for another great challenge Joan and Terri!
I am off to work on my other project now.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

1 comment:

Terri Urban said...

Lori, great job on this ornament. Love the colors and the details you did to change it Joan