Saturday, February 24, 2018

STAMPlorations Paint it Red

I am playing in STAMPlorations "Paint it Red" Challenge

I was inspired to make my STAMPlorations February "Paint it Red" Challenge ATC after seeing Shirley's Distress Oxide ATC's Spotlight projects! Be sure and check out her projects:-)

Here is my finished ATC made into a finished A2 card.

I used two A2 size pieces of  Strathmore Bristol paper and made one piece using yellow and red Distress Oxide Inks and the other using greens and blues Distress Oxide Inks. 

To color my A2 pieces I used my Distress Oxide pads and smeared ink 
one color at a time onto a piece of acetate. 
Then spritzed with my T.H. spritzer and Smooshed and Splashed my inks
onto my A2 paper using my dear friend, Loll's video techniques.
I dried each layer of ink with my heat gun.

When backgrounds were finished I was able to get 4 die cut ATC"s.

Here is a photo of 3 of my background samples

Then more fun..added water drops with my T.H. spritzer, added EB paste thru Sanna's "Evolution Stencil",  stamped sentiment and grunge images with black archival ink, added punched foil heart and doodled stitching for border.  I loved the results.

I framed my ATC with SU So Saffron CS attaching with fun foam to pop up ATC.

Next I used my Clarity Brush to add a soft So Saffron inked stenciled image background 
using my ARTplorations "Evolution" stencil by Sanna.

Attached framed ATC to A2 card base and Done!

Thank you again Shirley for your Spotlight Inspiration!  Such a fun inky play day:-)  Hugs...

Adding to STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes

Stamps: STAMPlorations Fond Expressions sentiment and Scribbly Splattery Grunge stamp set.
Paper: Strathmore Bristol WC paper.  SU So Saffron and Thick Whisper White CS
Inks: Archival Jet Black.  SU So Saffron.  T. H. Distress Oxide: Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick and Candied Apple.
Accessories: CUTplorations ATC Tag Builder Die. Acetate window sheet for watercoloring.  T. H. Spritzer.  Dreamweaver EB Paste.  ARTplorations "Evolution" Stencil by Sanna. Clarity Brush.  Staedler black marker for stitching. Fun foam.


  1. Looks like you had a lot of fun creating this Nancy. Always great when we can get inky! :) Great layering of elements. And ATC's are the perfect size to make into a card. Great design, my friend! xx

  2. Just looking at this card, I can feel the fun you had making the card, Nancy! You've got fabulous results with your smooshed and splashed Distress Oxide ink backgrounds. The colors are rich and the mixed shades of red are so beautiful. The grunge-look stamp images, the interesting pattern of the stenciled EB paste, the red foil heart, and hand-written stitched border all contribute to making the card look fun, energetic, and casual. I love it! Hugs.. Hideko

  3. Fun and such wonderful results on those glorious backgrounds. Lots of smoothing, splashing and grungy elements...absolutely love it. Great idea to make the ATC into a card too...will be doing that x

  4. Such a great look Nancy, especially with the oxide inks and the grunge look, and the added embossing paste ... fabulous!

  5. Fun to make, I'm sure, and then so wonderfully framed with all that white space making it very easy on the eye. Lovely creation, Nancy. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month!

  6. Love the mixed media card - great shades of red perfectly set off with the saffron border!

  7. Oh my gosh, Nancy, I LOVE the texture on this card. Great colors to use too - wow. Awesome card, my friend.

  8. what a fun day, love all the backgrounds and your ATC looks amazing. The layers of stamping and stenciling are perfect. So much wonderful texture and colour :)

  9. Glad to have inspired you, Nancy 🙂. I love the added texture of the heart and stencilled paste, and it’s framed beautifully on the white card.

  10. Love all those inky, splattery backgrounds you made, Nancy, and you turned one of them into an awesome card! Nice stamping and dimension with the embossing paste, and a cute little heart added for extra measure. Nice!

  11. What a great card with the soft stenciling on the base and the bright red inked piece on top - great texture added with the paste Nancy!

  12. Very pretty backgrounds, Nancy! Love the stamping and stenciling that add so much interest and texture!

  13. Love the ATC into a card idea! Wonderful & clever!

  14. Absolute perfection! I love the stamping and the embossing paste and that little heart pops!


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