Saturday, January 29, 2011

Ranger's Designers Challenge - CHA


RANGER'S DESIGNER CHALLENGE


I struggled with this challenge as to what to do. My dear husband, bless his heart, asked me what I started in, and what was my "thing." (I never really knew he thought this deeply.)

I said "oh, I suppose my Row Houses, like in my blog header." "Well then, do them ," he said. I LOVE that man!

The peak here is Grungeboard with Rusty Hinge and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks then the gold is PP as a paint in the diamond pattern.



We were sent PP, Mists and a frame. The rest was up to us. I always like to build the houses from chipboard, add papers, stamps, mists, and photos with frames of some sort. Some are painted with PP and water in a paste. Some are sprayed them stamped with acrylic paint.



Two frames have rub on adhesive designs with the dry PP brushed on. This was very cool, I thought. Three children are from Tim's Lost and Found paper stash. The other 2 are from Collections. The large blue Grungeboard flourishes were painted with PP and water by brush and Misted with a spray.


The little gal in the Memory Frame is so cute with the bow. The metal pieces were painted with black acrylic paint and sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mists as was the frame. I also used Tim's Shabby Chic paper stash throughout.

Many of the layers of trims were different edges from Tim's Alterations On- the-Edge dies. Too many to name.

The metal star is from Vintaj. You must go see Jess at BeadSmith's and Sizzix's booths at CHA for cool new tools for embossing metal!!! She is brilliant!!!

Be Good to Each Other......

Linda

35 comments:

  1. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
    Linda, this is ....

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    clever you and clever hubby for giving your Mojo that little shove it needed... amazing! Wish I could see it in real life.. one day I will get myself over to CHA!!! xx

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  2. He's a KEEPER :) Project is EYE CANDY!

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  3. Very nice to see the return of the row houses! Smart thinking on DH's behalf! TFS! it's fabulous!

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  4. Thank goodness for hubbies! They often know us better than we do. :) Can I move into this neighborhood????? I'll keep it nice and neat, I promise!

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  5. Love this!!! I'm thinking I need a Linda inspired "row house" in my loft!! Thanks, as always.
    ~Jill

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  6. FANTABULOUS!!!! and what a FABOO hubby!!! def a keeper!

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  7. What a splendid project - great idea hubby! Enjoy CHA

    Kathyk

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  8. I love your houses - they each have their own character but work so well together - stunning piece.

    Toni :o)

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  9. AMAZING! So beautiful and detailed! Love it!

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  10. You've done it yet again - incredible work Linda. That was one of my favorite new dies and now I know why - brilliant work & brilliant husband!

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  11. This is stunning. Every time I look I see more and more detail. It's gorgeous!

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  12. This is GORGEOUS! I would LOVE to take a class from you, Linda....you are SO creative. A "Row House" class would be awesome...and please teach it near Jacksonville, FL (NE Fla or SE Ga!) LOL!

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  13. Beautiful, Awesome, Fantastic, Gorgeous, Great job. No challenge to big for Linda! (or her husband)
    :)

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  14. What a stunning piece of artwork! Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  15. OMG Linda, this is just gorgeous! I'm actually awestruck.

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  16. OMG what can I say hun just stunning,love each part of this,wonderful detail could look at this all day hugs cheryl x

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  17. Too bad you weren't sitting next to me when I opened your post and saw the row houses. I can't really type the sound "awwwwwww" or describe the feeling i had when I saw these precious gems---it brought back such wonderful memories of your row house workshop. The techniques on these new ones are awesome. Your dh is a very smart man!

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  18. Linda, an amazing piece, and I so wish that I could have seen it in person! Roll on Chicago! lol
    xx

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  19. G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! Absolutely amazing! And Yup! That man is a keeper! :O)

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  20. So beautiful!! I really like how you are framing all your art pieces now, it gives them such a polished look. That last four or five pieces I've seen on your blog look like they were bought in some fancy art gallery. Maybe you should have them hanging in some fancy art gallery and then you can make the big bucks on them. They would sell like hotcakes.

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  21. I saw this baby in person at CHA yesterday and was blown away! Even better looking in person and so well placed on a booth board for all to see! What an incredible job you did Linda - so very inspiring!

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  22. I love, love, love this! So much inspiration for those of us who are creatively challenged. Hard to believe you were struggling with a design.
    Alison J

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  23. This is awesome, totally awesome! How you can put all these elements together is beyond me.. you do it so wonderfully! Wow.

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  24. Totally wonderful and so very 'you'!

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  25. Oh my goodness this is stunning. what a brilliant piece of art. I love each part individually too and spent ages just looking. Kudos !
    have a wonderful week
    hugs June x

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  26. How incredibly gorgeous this one is, I love the whole design!!!! It looks totally gorgeous, Linda!

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  27. beautiful as always!!!
    -Natalie

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  28. I absolutely LOVED this at CHA! Just so much texture, color, elements, etc. It was just brilliant and really made a statement at the show!

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  29. Linda,
    I was so excited to get to see this in person at CHA this weekend. It is even more fabulous up close! Simply gorgeous.
    Susan

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  30. Linda, this is Outstanding!!!!! Love every detail!!!!

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  31. Linda, I saw this in person and it is exquisite! Every single detail is perfect. Fabulous job. One of my favorite projects at th entire CHA-W show.

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  32. Absolutely amazing artwork Linda.
    I love all the details and the complete composition of this piece.

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