Here's how this plaque started out -- a 5" square dollar store find from about a year ago! I liked the basics of it and knew I could cover it with a nice stamped image of my own.
After stamping the cottage on vanilla cardstock with Palette Noir ink and taking quite a bit of time coloring with Prismacolor pencils, I knew I wanted to do more with this image than just place it on a greeting card. Searching thru my stash (and we all have a pretty good stash of crafting supplies, don't we?!!) I found this plaque that was the perfect width for this image, but I had already trimmed it too short to cover the whole plaque (adhered with ModPodge).
Solution: stamp the sentiment on another piece of vanilla cardstock in Coffee Bean Brilliance ink and piece it at the bottom of the plaque, then cover the seam with cream grosgrain ribbon!
The edges of the plaque were also inked in the Coffee Bean Brilliance ink and some Prima flowers with brads finish it all off.
Design note: At first I was stumped with how to color these highly detailed images when a lot of the stamped image turns out black (or brown or whatever color you stamp it in). With the Prismacolor pencils being such a highly-pigmented pencil, they cover up a lot of your base ink pretty easily -- so color right on over it!
Supplies - Stamps: Foxglove Cottage & Blessed are Those (Thomas Kinkade) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: Stampin’ Up! Very Vanilla
Ink: Palette Noir Hybrid ink, Tsukineko Coffee Bean Brilliance pigment ink
Accessories: 5" square dollar store plaque, Prismacolor Pencils, ModPodge, Stampin' Up! Vintage Brads & Cream Grosgrain Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Glue Dots
Here's the finished plaque:
To attach the brads to the top corners of the plaque (and I do this frequently on altered frames) -- clip the shank off the brad using wire cutters and the adhere them with mini glue dots to your wood/hard item.
Check back in -- I'll show another project tomorrow! And be sure to check out the gallery at CHF to see all the designers' samples!