Monday, June 01, 2015

Collage Stamping


Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the June Mixed Media Card Challenge ... you're going to have fun with this one!!

Before we get to it, I just wanted to say that I have really enjoyed being on this team for the past year.  I have learned a lot from my fellow team mates and hope to continue on my journey of learning new things, playing with new products ... and getting messy! :)  I'll be stepping down after this challenge.  Thanks to Shery and all the Design Team girls ... I've really had fun! :)

Here's the challenge for this month ...





I experimented with a few things making the card above.  It all started with the background ...

My friend Lee-Anne (Creatively LA) recently made a video tutorial on the Stencil Monoprint technique.  It's such a great technique!  Thanks for your wonderful step-by-step video tutorial Lee-Anne ... you made it so easy! :)  Click HERE to see the video --- worth watching!! :)  And as with every video tutorial you watch, if you find it helpful, please give it a thumbs up.  It's a way of showing appreciation to those that take the time to share their knowledge with us. :)

I LOVE this technique and my first try will be posted on my blog in about a week. :) Today I'm sharing my second go at it ... and I switched it up a bit and used sprays instead of ink pads and water mister.  Worked great!! :)

I hope you'll give this a try.  By the way, I tried this technique on a few different papers.  I used watercolour paper (works great) and with the above, I used mixed media paper ... love the results on that card too!

I inked up my script background is soft gray, removed some of the ink in random places and stamped over top.  I then stamped my flowers and bees in black archival. For some reason the flowers didn't turn out very dark, so I went over them with a permanent black marker.  I then poured a few drops of my sprays onto a palette and painted the flowers.  Wink of stella was added to the bees for a little bit of sparkle, and I added the frame as a finishing touch.

I hope you'll join in our challenge of collage stamping at Mixed Media Card Challenge. The challenge is open for the whole month, so there's lots of time to play along. Hope to see you there!








Stamps:  En Francais (SU!); Efflorescence (Penny Black)
Paper:  White frame (Neenah); Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Ink:  Smoky Slate (SU!); Archival Black (Ranger)
Accessories & Tools:  Watercolour sprays (yellow, orange, magenta), Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), black marker, clear wink of stella

Challenges;
Mixed Media Card Challenge - June - Collage


22 comments:

  1. That background looks fabulous, Loll and I the outlining of the flowers really makes them pop. I've enjoyed your mixed media cards x

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  2. Fabulous creation Loll, love the background.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. what a lovely collage of stampings on this pretty scene you created Loll! thanks for all the details and links to the video to see how to!! I will miss you on this team - but know where to find you in blog land! Julia xx

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  4. Oh Loll what a pretty final collage at MMCC! Beautiful combination of stamping and stenciling. I have enjoyed seeing your cards this past year! Many that you all your support through the lovely appreciation you share each month! See you around blogland....Janxx

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  5. Happy thoughts coming your way too, dear Loll. It's been fun learning from you with all your wonderful techniques. Will miss your beautiful cards on the team, but know where to find you. Happy creating.

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  6. Beautiful card! Fantastic effects! X

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  7. Stunning Loll!!!! I love your cards, there so creative!!!

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  8. What a gorgeous background, Loll! This is a technique on my to do list! Want to get to it even more now!

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  9. The background is simply stunning. I love how you framed everything. Gorgeous, my friend xx

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  10. Love this! Your stencil monoprint turned out so well - especially impressive, given it was only your second attempt! An all around fabulous card!

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  11. Beautiful, Loll - I love that mono print background - so soft, yet gives the card such depth! Congrats on your well deserved win over at AAA cards!

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  12. You did a beautiful job on the background, Loll, and I love those little bees buzzing around your colorful flowers.

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  13. Love your Stencil Monoprint BG for your wonderful mixed media card Loll. Isn't that technique just SO much Fun? TFS mf.

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  14. Beautiful!! Love the background, such pretty colours, and going round the flowers with a fine liner really made them 'pop'. Great job! Linda xx

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  15. What a gorgeous card you created! Love the colors in your background and those adorable bees!

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  16. Thanks for the plug, Loll :) You are a sweetheart! And this turned out amazing, as always! What a gorgeous final design for the MMCC! Love the little bees buzzing around the flowers...the perfect touch!

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  17. Thanks for the plug, Loll :) You are a sweetheart! And this turned out amazing, as always! What a gorgeous final design for the MMCC! Love the little bees buzzing around the flowers...the perfect touch!

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  18. Wow Loll, this card is gorgeous! I love all you have going on with this card, the bees are so cute, love those gorgeous flowers and the honeycomb background is just amazing! Hugs, Brenda

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  19. I really love this card, Loll! Your background is so pretty and really makes these charming flowers pop ~ Love the color combo and all the wonderful sparkle on this card, too!
    You've done an amazing job over the past year as a DT member...I know you'll be missed by everyone :)

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  20. So very pretty, Loll ... the background is so soft and dreamy ... love how the flowers pop against it! Anita :)

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