Friday, October 18, 2019

CAS Stencil Card Challenge Reminder: Patterned Paper

Already time for the CAS Stencil Card Challenge: Patterned Paper Reminder
hosted by Loll.  Loving your challenge Loll:-) So many creative
CAS card designs by our talented DT and GD Gundi (papierelle).


I would never have thought to stencil over Patterned Paper without your challenge:-)


Here is my Christmas holly stenciled card!

I used a retired SU Designer Series Paper that had a very light grey circle pattern 
to stencil the ARTplorations "Holly Background Mini" image using
Zig markers.  

I actually die cut the square from the SSS "Postage Stamp Edge Frames Dies"
and then stenciled the holly.

When dry I glued to die cut White Craft Foam using Connect Glue.
Then die cut a piece of the patterned paper and glued to foam.

Stamped Penny Black "Holiday Snippets" sentiment and
attached to layers to SU Whisper White 100# Card Base and Done!

A Quick CAS Christmas card design:-)  Enjoy and Hugs..


Adding to STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge.



Supplies:
Stamps: Penny Black Holiday Snippets sentiment
Paper: SU Whisper White 100#.  Retired Designer Series Paper.
Inks: Zigs.
Accessories: ARTplorations "Holly Background Mini".  SSS "Postage Stamp Edge Frames" Dies. White Craft Foam. Connect Glue Gina K.







Tuesday, October 15, 2019

STAMPlorations October 15, 2019 Stencil Anything Goes Reminder Challenge

Lots of amazing Reminder Stencil projects by the STAMPlorations DT Girls.




I found a mixed media card front with Blue Brushos watercoloring in my stash.

I secured ARTplorations "Bloom Boldly Stencil" with masking tape.
Then sponged  Distress Oxide Inks Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover thru the stencil.

Let dry and placed stenciled background in MISTI.  Stamped sentiment and paint brush from 
"Life in Full Color" and 
tulip image from "Mixed Media Grunge" using Archival Black Ink.  

Die cut main image with CUTplorations "Crazy Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die".
Then popped up using White Craft Foam onto textured cardstock and Done! 
 I was very pleased with the depth from the stenciling.

We would love to have you join the fun at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge.
You have until the end of the month to play along.  Enjoy and Hugs...

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  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s) - if it isn't obvious that you used a stencil in your project, your entry may be deleted or will not be eligible to win.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products in entries are OK.
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts and that they are new and not created prior to the start of the current month's challenge.
  • Your project photo must be posted in full in your blog post to be eligible to win and receive the corresponding prize. Please don't link up to our challenge if you're only showing a sneak peek of it (as is the case if you made it as a design team project for another company). In the same vein, please do not link up your project if it's solely to promote another company.
  • You must display the challenge graphic in your post (if linking from your blog) and link back to the challenge post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by October 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.

Prizes:
  • The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate.
  • The runner up will receive a $10 gift certificate.
  • Three (3) randomly drawn crafters will each receive a $5 gift certificate

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Friday, October 4, 2019

CAS Stencil Card Challege: Patterned Paper

CAS Stencil Card Challenge: Patterned Paper hosted by Loll!
Fabulous card samples by our DT and our talented Guest Designer Gundi (paperelle).




My stenciling over SU Designer Paper (ret)

I am loving your challenge Loll!!  I chose a retired SU designer paper that had a
watercolor look with shades of yellow and orangish red colors.

Placed my Magenta "Sunflowers" stencil over the paper and secured with 
masking tape.  Then used makeup brushes to add Distress Oxide Inks:
Aged Mahogany (center of flowers), Peeled Paint (leaves) and Abandoned Coral
and Squeezed Lemonade.

Lifted off the stencil then die cut image with MB stitched rectangle die 
and popped up onto SU Whisper White 100# Card Base.

I wanted a more CAS look to my card so I die cut a frame using Penny Black
Leaf Stitched Frames Die and placed over image using Connect Glue.

I liked the finished look much better.  Then added a new Clear Sticker
"Just Everyday Greetings" from STAMPlorations and Done!
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Loved how my card turned out so made a 2nd card using a different area of the DSP.

The only difference was that I used a different area of the Designer Paper and
a different sentiment from the same Clear Sticker set.

Always so fun to end up with Twofer's:-)
You have until the 24th to play along.  Enjoy and be sure and check out the
CAS Stencil Challenge and Gallery!  Hugs..

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Supplies for both cards:
Stamps: None....STAMPlorations Clear Sticker "Just Everyday Greetings".
Paper: SU Whisper White 100# and retired DSP
Inks: Distressed Oxide: Aged Mahogany (center of flowers), Peeled Paint (leaves) and Abandoned Coral and Squeezed Lemonade.
Accessories: Magenta "Sunflowers" Stencil.  Penny Black "Leaf Stitched Frames" Die.  Memory Box "Stitched Rectangle" Die.  White Craft Foam.  Connect Glue Gina K.  

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

STAMPlorations October 1st 2019 Stencil Anything Goes Challenge

are excited about starting our new season...Oct 2019 thru June 2020 (minus Feb)!

I have switched from the CAS Card Challenge to the new Stencil Challenge:-)

Challenges posted on 1st day of the Month with Reminders posts on 15th of the Month.
You have until the last day of the month to play along.




Here is my stencil card!

I began by coating mixed media paper with white Gesso using wide paint brush.

Let dry and secured my ARTplorations "Peeking Dahlias Stencil" to 
paper with masking tape.  Used sponge dauber to add Distress Oxide Inks thru stencil.
Next sponged stencil with clear Versamark and heat embossed with Clear EB Powder.

The shine is so beautiful and acted as a resist to add,  sponged with paper towel blue Brushos 
to background and "Make Marks 3" heat embossed star like marks to background.
Next I splattered background with blue acrylic paint.

Die Cut my card front with CUTplorations "Crazy Double Running Stitch Nesting Dies"
and popped up stamped and heat embossed STAMPlorations :"Carved Flowers" sentiment.

Attached to card base and Done!  Loved the stenciling and mixed media products.

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Sharing a Close Up that shows the shine from the heat embossed stenciled flowers, 
stenciled marks and stamped sentiment.

We would love to have you play along in our STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge.  Hugs..

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STENCIL CHALLENGE GUIDELINES
This challenge starts on the first of the month at 3 am Pacific time and ends on the last day of the month at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

  • Your project(s) can be anything -- cards, tags, layouts, mixed media, etc.
  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s) - if it isn't obvious that you used a stencil in your project, your entry may be deleted or will not be eligible to win.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products in entries are OK.
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts and that they are new and not created prior to the start of the current month's challenge.
  • Your project photo must be posted in full in your blog post to be eligible to win and receive the corresponding prize. Please don't link up to our challenge if you're only showing a sneak peek of it (as is the case if you made it as a design team project for another company). In the same vein, please do not link up your project if it's solely to promote another company.
  • You must display the challenge graphic in your post (if linking from your blog) and link back to the challenge post post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
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Monthly Prizes
  • $15 gift certificate to the winners in the challenges (3 main winners)
  • $10 gift certificates to the runners up in the challenge (3 runners up)
  • $5 gift certificate to three (3) randomly picked players per challenge (9 random winners)
  • $10 gift certificate each to two randomly picked entries in the Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Less is More #404 Typography

I am playing in the Less is More Typography Challenge.


"Visible Image" is the generous sponsor for the challenge.
Perfect timing as I just received 2 new Christmas stamp sets from their new release!

I loved the sentiments in the new "Sentimental Christmas" set.
Here is my Less is More Christmas card.
I used Distress Inks: Barn Door and Mowed Lawn for the smooshed background
and used the leftover inks for the splatters.

Placed in MISTI when dry and stamped the sentiment with Momento London Fog.
Then popped up on craft foam and attached to card base.

I decided to cover up some of the smooshing and splatters to make my 
card more CAS by adding a white die cut frame and Done!

So easy that I made a 2nd card with the leftover paint and products 
that were out and handy.  Love Twofers!

Adding 1st card also to the September CAS Watercolour Challenge: Complimentary Colors..


Enjoy and Happy Stamping...Hugs..

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Supplies: Both cards..
Stamps: Visible Image: Sentimental Christmas
Paper: SU Whisper White 100# and Strathmore Mixed Media
Inks: Distress Inks: Barn Door, Mowed Lawn.  Memento London Fog
Accessories: Penny Black Leaf Stitched Frame.  MISTI, White Craft Foam. Connect Glue Gina K

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

CAS Stencil Card Challenge Reminder: Baby Wipes

Already time for the CAS Stencil Reminder Challenge: Baby Wipes hosted by Julia!

There are beautiful and creative cards by our DT and wonderful Guest Designer
Sarah (Funky Fossil)! Be sure and check out the challenge blog.

You still have until the 24th to play along.



Enjoy my card!

I placed my new ARTplorations "Art Flowers 1" Stencil designed by Sanna over
Strathmore Mixed Media paper and secured on left side with masking tape, 
so I could open like a book to check out my sponging of Distress Oxide Inks.

I used DOX Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, and Abandoned Coral.  
Adding the colors light to dark with my makeup brushes.  

When satisfied with the colors I used a baby wipe over the stencil to give the
inks a lighter and more blended color appearance.
I really liked the results.

When dry I trimmed the background with the CUTplorations Crazy Double Running
Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die.  Then added the STAMPlorations
Clear Sticker "Hey, Sunshine" sentiment.

Punched a butterfly out of leftover background and shaped with stylus
and added pearls,  popping up with dimensional.

Then added a few sequins and popped up with White Craft Foam onto
SU Whisper White 100# cardbase and Done!

Hope you get to play along too with the baby wipe stenciling challenge.  Hugs..

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Adding to STAMPloratons Anything Goes.



Supplies:
Stamps: None....STAMPlorations Clear Sticker "Hey, Sunshine" sentiment
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media.  SU Whisper White 100#
Inks: Distress Oxide Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, and Abandoned Coral.  
Accessories: ARTplorations Art Flowers 1 Stencil designed by Sanna.  Baby Wipes.  CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die.  SU Bitty Butterfly Punch (ret).  Pearls from stash. White Craft Foam. Sequins from stash.  Connect Glue Gina K. Make Up Sponges.