Friday, July 2, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #2

For this week's 4th of July/Red, white, and blue/Americana challenge #2 at Papercraft Star I decided to make a small wall hanging. If you've visited my blog before you know that I absolutely adore any and everything vintage. This image I found of ole Uncle Sam fit the bill to a tee. This was my first attempt at playing with sticky back canvas and I was really pleased with how well the background image printed from my computer onto the canvas.

1. I cut a 6x6 piece of medium weight chipboard and painted around the outer edges with Picket Fence Crackle Paint
2. The background image was printed onto a piece of sticky-back canvas, which was frayed and then adhered to the chipboard
3. The vintage image was distressed and adhered to the background
4. The letters and stars were cut using my Cricut. The letters were layered onto inked cardstock, cut around and distressed. The stars were covered with more sticky-back canvas and inked.
5. I inked a piece of white satin ribbon with Fired Brick Distress Ink, added a button, and some wire to complete the project.

Paper: chipboard, Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Sticky-back Canvas; white cardstock
Ink: Frayed Burlap and Fired Brick Distress Ink, Stazon Timber Brown; Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint
Miscellaneous: ribbon, button, wire

You can still get an entry in for this challenge. The deadline for submission is 12:00 p.m. (EST) Saturday, July 3. If you can’t play this week, make sure you check out the Papercraft Star blog to see what the next challenge is and come play along. Don't forget to pop in to the blog and cast your vote starting after noon Saturday and ending on Monday. You don't have to submit a project to vote, but you can help us pick a winner.

Have a Happy Fourth of July weekend!


~* steph :) *~ said...

i love your wall hanging, tracy! it's beautiful. love the hanging stars. thanks for sharing and have a great friday and weekend! *hugs* steph :)

♥Jan♥ said...

I truly love everything that you do. This is a real favorite of mine for sure ! Isn't that Uncle Sam so cute with his long long legs ! Great job with the challenge this week, Tracy. HUGS !

Unknown said...

What a great wall hanger Tracy, it's good to be proud of your country, Happy 4th of July!
Hugs, Ira

Regan said...

I just love this! You did a grat job! What a wonderful decoration to hang in your home!

Kristina said...

Tracy, I LOVE it!!! You rocked this one girl, big time!

Love love love it!

Heather Rogers said...

This is fabulous. Love the wall hanging. :)

Suzy said...

What a neat project!! :D

Unknown said...

This is a fabulous project... I just love your take on the challenge!

Suzanne C said...

Love your wall hanging. Love the vintage americana look and feel. Beautiful!