Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sun Tile ABAC Challenge 35

Good morning friends,

It's the third Sunday in May and you know what that means?  It's my turn to show off another creation for Anything But a Card challenge blog.  I'm so thankful for having the opportunity to play along over there.  Although my main goal for joining ABAC was to start scrapbooking again, thus far I haven't even come close to doing that.  This week's challenge proved to be a challenge for me as it is a color challenge and this is what we were given:

Now, I wasn't sure how to incorporate all these colors into one theme, but by playing around I think I nailed it.  I really honestly did not know if this was going to turn out and I literally just played around.
I started with my Creative Paperclay and rolled it out to a quarter of an inch thick and using a wooden block tile I cut my clay.

Although the paperclay is an air dry clay I wanted to start working on my project now and baked it.  I used my little toaster oven that I ONLY use for baking my clay.  I baked this piece for probably half an hour turning it every 7 minutes or so so that I got a good dry bake. 
Once it was baked I pulled out my alcohol inks and an orange ink pad and started to go to town.  I rubbed my inkpad in orange all over the tile first and then went back with the eggplant and wild plum alcohol inks.  Over and over and over until I though I had the correct color palette 
What do you think? 
Now I wanted shimmer, so I mixed up the Alumidust Orange with the Alumilite Metalic Silver Powder and some water and created my own mist.  LOVE these products for sure. 
Now the tile was missing something, so I again mixed up the Alumidust Orange with some Super thick embossing powder in clear.
I stamped my image of the sun with the perfect medium and sprinkled my homemade "colored" embossing powder over it.  Looks pretty good huh? 
Well, after I embossed it, it failed.  In hindsight I think I should NOT have used the ultra thick embossing powder.  It kinda ran together and didn't give "real" detail.  Now I had come so far with a perfect color palette I didn't want this tile to go to waste, so experimenting, I pulled out my Blue Hawaii Stazon and stamped the image over the embossing.  PERFECT! 
Seriously, this picture gives it NO justice.   
Then I used my Amazing Clear Cast resin and painted a thin layer over the tile to seal it and give it some gloss!  I really do believe this is one of my favorite pieces thus far! 
Now I need a hanger for my tile, and because I so believe in recycling and because the tile is so lightweight  I was able to hot glue a pop tab to the backside (see I even burned my tile a little) and now I have a finished wall hanging. 
I truly believe I nailed that color palette to a T and it all came together by experimenting.
I hope I've inspired you to use this color palette and join us over at ABAC.  Remember, there are only three rules to play along.  You must use the color palette, you can create anything but a card and just have fun!

Until next time, have a great day and God Bless!


  1. This looks gorgeous. Thanks for your explanation. Love it Anneke.

  2. Really love your work. I became a follower.
    Hope to see more of your special work Anneke.

  3. I LOVE this. Really enjoyed seeing how you created it too - thanks for sharing.

  4. Brenda this is lovely. I can imagine how rich the colours are in real life!

  5. You did a fabulous job with the color palette! Wonderful explanation of the steps too!


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