Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Boston Girl

I am a Boston girl.  Born and raised.  Even though my family moved to Arizona almost ten years ago, we all still consider ourselves to be Bostonians.
Tonight was amazing.  After 95 years the home team won on home turf.  I was inspired to create a tag to celebrate my love for a truly fantastic city.  I think this tag is wicked pissa.
I used Tim Holtz distress inks in Barn Door, Faded Denim, Pumice Stone, and Vintage Photo for the background.  I also pounced some Slate alcohol ink on there too. Then I used the star stencil here and there.  The metal tag has remnant rubs and more Slate alcohol ink.  Tissue tape highlights some more tiny details including a silver heart and a vial label.  The Boston die cut is from the Leaky Shed and covered with Festive Berries Distress glitter.  A few more odds and ends complete this piece.  I am really pleased with the way it came together.  

Here's a couple detail shots.  They aren't super clear, but you get the idea.  
Hope you liked today's project.  Go Sox!!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Welcome to TwoMadDahlias

Welcome! Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you enjoy my crafty blog.  Here are the projects I worked on yesterday.  It took me a bit to get started, but I really like the way the finished product looks.

The first is a burlap canvas.  I used lots of Tim Holtz goodness, including tags, distress ink, distress embossing powder, and metal embellishments.  The image is an old card from a set that has various images from around Italy.  The frame around the religious medal is made using Mod Podge melts and then patinaed with Ten Second Studios patina.  This stuff is seriously awesome.  You can patina anything-plastic, chipboard, metal, the list is endless.
 This tag was made using perfect pearls and distress ink for the background.  The three flowers are made from Mod Podge melts and colored with alcohol ink.  The flower is Prima.  The ribbon is hand dyed sari silk.  She has a tiny millefiori flower in her hair and a small metal key.  The other metal embellishments are from Tim Holtz.
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I've received products/compensation as part of the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design teams. My projects, however, are 100% my own.