Tuesday, May 31, 2016

In the Studio with Susan and Christine


Hi everyone.  Spent yesterday in my studio with two wonderful, crafty friends ... Susan and Christine.  We met through Splitcoaststampers, which is an amazing community of wonderful crafters.  We meet up about once a month or so, to have a play day. :)  Yesterday we experimented with different types of watercolour mediums and papers.  It was a lot of fun!!

Christine brought the above embossed image (gloss gel paste through a stencil on top of coated card stock), and her bister powders.  We sprinkled the bister on top of the stenciling and spritzed with lots of water.  I got a little carried away (as I usually do) and added way more crystals than I needed so it turned out fairly dark.  I thought this would make a great masculine card and I am always in need of those.  I simply added a small strip of heated copper at the bottom and stamped a sentiment. Easy card to make since I already had the main panel done from yesterday.

We usually have a fourth friend join us, but Shirl was not feeling well.  We missed you Shirl!!

I'll be back over the next while sharing more of our experiments.  Thanks for stopping by and visiting.







Stamps:  Bitty Birthday (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Coated Card Stock
Ink:  Bister powders; Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, gloss gel, Clock stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), heated copper


17 comments:

Cathy said...

Love the muted colours of the bistre powders Loll, fantastic card for a male, Cathy x

Chris Alexander said...

wow that looks so dramatic, love the addition of the copper strip. I had a fun day and have already made 10 cards :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

I wish I had stampers to get together with! I miss that a lot -- it is always so much fun. This card has a very awesome appeal btw ;)

Nancy Stislow said...

I'm fond of muted colors Loll and LOVE the color you achieved with bisters! This is a wonderful masculine card! Love the strip of copper on the edge- just the right amount of color.

Bonnie said...

Not too much color at all. This is perfect for a masculine card! Love how that little strip of heated copper brightens it all up! I know you had a fun get together!

Susan said...

Loll, it turned out so well! The copper really lightens up the darkness. It's a perfect masculine card! Thanks for hosting us!

nancy littrell said...

I agree, your colors were perfect for a guy card. LOVE your strip of copper. I have plenty of scraps of copper. I will have to remember that tip. TFS your stenciled Bister card my friend. Can't wait for more samples from you, Susan and Christine. Hugs, nancy

Shirl said...

Fantastic card. That is a great stencil! So perfect for a masculine card. And great to use the strip of copper on this. I sure missed you all and I will look forward to seeing more of what you played with. Well done!


Shirl

Linda said...

Oooh ...... love this!! The colour looks amazing and perfect for guys. I've never used bistre powders but they look like fun xx

Julia Aston said...

What a great technique and wonderful masculine card Loll! how fun for you gals to have a crafty day! love that little touch of copper on the edge! Julia xx

Brenda said...

Wow, I love how you did this card Loll!!! It is a great masculine card for sure and I for one am glad you were to heavy handed, because it looks great! Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

It must be so much fun to share ideas and techniques when you can actually work on them together. I love what you've done with the stenciled clock face.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

That's the card I would like to give my dad on Father's Day! She would perfect for the occasion. Dzięku for inspiration, although I know that my card will be much worse.
hugs,
BozenA

Karen D. said...

....love!....
I am so jealous when I read about your get-togethers..lol...
I want to have that kind of fun.
hugs,
K

Karen D. said...

p.s. do you know who makes that stencil?

Loll said...

Hi Karen: The stencil is called "clock" and it's made by The Crafter's Workshop. I'll add this info to my card recipe. Thanks. xx

Mac Mable said...

My sort of card and loving the colours, those powders and the strip of embossing...pure genius!