Friday, July 1, 2016
CAS Mix Up July Challenge
It is time already for the new CAS Mix Up July Challenge: Stamping + Markers + Your Choice. My Choice: Masking, One Layer Card, and Stenciling.
A dear family friend passed away recently at the age of 94 after having a very full life raising 8 children and doting on his many grand and great grandchildren. Jack's favorite place besides being with his kids was the quiet beauty of our gorgeous Southern Oregon Coast. I wanted a soft peaceful ocean scene that would remind his family of their dad.
I started by masking my card to create a frame using 3M post-it-note Tape. Then used my palette knife to spread on Gesso, let dry and added a 2nd layer for more texture. Again let dry. Then I sponged several colors of Distress Inks to create the beach scene and stenciled the birds.
Then I used my MISTI and positioned my beach grass stamp on my card front, closed my MISTI to attach stamp. Opened MISTI and colored the stamp with my SU markers. Closed MISTI and colored again and stamped again for better coverage. I then moved the stamp down a bit on my MISTI, recolored and stamped again twice.
I stamped the "With Love" in Memento London Fog for a softer look than black. Because of the Gesso the colors faded where the grass image overlapped onto the beach scene. I ended up brushing on Distress Inks using my aqua painter, which covered the grass much better. I also went around the border of the scene with my SU Creamy Caramel marker to give the scene a little more definition.
I am real happy with my 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" card...hope you like it too.
We would Love to have you join us at the CAS Mix UP July Challenge with your creative cards.
Please remember to make your cards a Clean and Simple Mixed Media creation. Have a great summer....Hugs...
Stamps: SU World of Dreams and Field Flowers..both retired
Paper: Strathmore 140# Mixed Media
Inks: T.H. Distress Inks, SU Wild Wasabi and Creamy Caramel Markers, Memento London Fog
Accessories: 3M masking tape, ARTplorations Some Birds Stencil, MISTI, sponge daubers, aqua painter.
Techniques: CAS, Masking, Stenciling, Marker Coloring, Sponging, One Layer Card, repeat stamping.