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)
Ink: Smoky Slate (SU!); Archival Black (Ranger)
Accessories & Tools: Watercolour sprays (yellow, orange, magenta), Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), black marker, clear wink of stella