Sunday, July 17, 2016

In the Studio with Susan and Christine


Hi everyone.  I spent yesterday with my crafting friends, Susan and Christine.  We played with all different stenciling techniques.  We all love to work with stencils, so it was fun to try out some new things, revisit some old techniques, and just have fun getting inky. :)

Susan also brought her sweet new puppy, Tessa.  She is so adorable and was good as gold while we made cards.  Below is a picture of Tessa taken by Susan about a week ago.  :)  Isn't she precious??!!


I used one of my card fronts from yesterday's play day to create the card above.  I cut this cityscape with my Cameo using acetate to create my own stencil.  The stencil was placed on top of a piece of mixed media paper and then pressed firmly with a Versamark pad to coat all the open areas of the stencil.  Black embossing powder was sprinkled over top and heated until melted.  Then more fun with spraying water on the card front and sprinkling on Brushos.  I kept adding more colour and spraying more water until I was happy with the background.  To finish, I flicked large droplets of water onto the sky using my fingers and blotted up with a paper towel.  The splatters add lots of visual texture to the sky.

Turns out this will fit four challenges - YAY!

I'm entering the card above into AAAChallenge #69 - One Stash Favourite.  Playing with Brushos is one of my favourites things to do, and the colours for the night sky are definitely the focal point of the card.  This is such a great challenge!!

... and entering at CAS-ology #206 - ART.  I think this looks like a piece of art. :)

... and also playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch! #181.  I moved the sentiment to below my focal point.

... and entering at Inkspirational #113 - Photo Inspiration. See the cityscape on the bottom cake layer??  Perfect! :)



I'll be back soon with more cards made from our day of playing with stencils.

Thanks so much for dropping by for a visit!






Stamps:  A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Mixed Media card front (Strathmore 140 lb. - 400 series); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark; Brushos:  Turquoise, Ultra Marine, Purple
Accessories & Tools:  Cityscape stencil cut with my Silhouette Cameo, Black embossing powder, heat tool, water mister

Challenges:
AAA Challenge #69 - One Stash Favourite
CAS-ology #206 - Art
CAS(E) This Sketch! #181
Inkspirational #113 - Photo Inspiration

42 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card. Love your Brusho bg!

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  2. Fantastic card Loll. Your bg is stunning, what a night sky, very beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Ink!

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  3. Gorgeous Brushos sky for your Stunning Heat Embossed stencil cityscapeape, Loll. I must try that stenciling technique. TFS and always inspiring me my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  4. P.S. Tessa is so Adorable too. What a fun play day for 3 artsy girlfriends :-)

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  5. What a fantastic background you created Loll and I love the stamp you used with it too! I hope you had a lovely weekend and have a wonderful week! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  6. Love the background and the twinkling silhouetted skyline.
    That spaniel is gorgeous too. :)

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  7. Gorgeous card, Loll! I love the contrast of the cityscape silhouette with your sky, and how Brushos creates such a realistic effect! A beautiful work of art...in fact, I think you should frame it!
    Tessa is so cute! And, look at those big paws...I think she's going to be a 'big' girl!

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  8. Your brusho sky is just amazing! I love the intense colour of brushos, but always seem to get as much on me as on the paper. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

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  9. Really love the card Loll, You are so right Tessa is so sweet.

    lilian

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  10. Your night sky is just stunning, Loll. Beautiful card.

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  11. Love this "starry" sky and that fantastic cityscape! What a wonderful card! Looks like you had a fun and productive day!

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  12. Loll, thank you so much for the kind words about Tessa, and for including her photo! I love the fact that lots of the people who commented on your card also commented on Tessa!

    Your cityscape card turned out so well - the sky is gorgeous (I'm so glad I got to see it in real life). It is perfect with the simple black border and plain font of the sentiment.

    Thanks again for a great day at your house!

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  13. Love the look of the brusho sky and the embossed cityscape Loll - awesome card. Love Tessa too!

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  14. Your stencil is fabulous, Loll! I'm still amazed that by pressing Versamark through a stencil, you get such thorough coverage! What a gorgeous sky! Susan's pup is just beautiful too!

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  15. Awww, Tessa is so cute!!! She looks like a good dog and looks so sweet too. Glad you got some play time in with your friends Loll, that is always fun! Love the beautiful card you made, your cityscape is beautiful but it is the sky that is stunning! Love the effect you get with your brusho's and water drops. Just beautiful! Hugs, Brenda

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  16. Such a pretty and striking card. I love your night sky. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

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  17. Loll your Brusho nightime sky is so pretty and the splatters really make it stand out. How creative to create your own stencil and press direct into the VersaMark. Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!

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  18. Oh this is gorgeous! Love night scenes. Thanks for sharing how you made this. I might need to give it a go!

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  19. WOW, Loll, your sky looks absolutely wonderful - the colours are so lovely!!!! Love the heat embossed cityscape!!!! This is such a striking card and soooooooo beautiful!!!
    Must be so much fun meeting with fellow stampers and learning from each other - I can imagine what a great time you had!!! And Tessa is such a darling!!!
    Have a great week!!!!
    Hugz

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  20. Beautiful scape, and that brusho sky truly is gorgeous!

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  21. Love your night sky ..... perfect backdrop for that fab cityscape xx

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  22. What a stunner Loll - this card is amazing!! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your cards from your play day :-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  23. Beautiful card Loll, love your skyline. The colours are wonderful.

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  24. That sky is wonderful - lovely card. And Tessa is lovely too
    Jane

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  25. Great when the challenges align. Yes the sky is the focal point with those fabulous Brusho's and colours you've used. Clever use of your made stencil and the black embossing. Looks very dimensional and yet pretty much on one layer...Fabulous x

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  26. I love brushes background! It is amazing, a little disturbing ... I love to blend colors. Great brings out the silhouette of buildings. Beautiful inspiration.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  27. Okay, Loll and Susan...if Tessa disappears sometime and you just can't manage to find her anywhere, well...you'll just have to check with me. She's beautiful! Well, you both could fly down here and visit and bring Tessa along...I'll love on her and you can use my stamp room!

    Loll...love your new blog design!



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  28. It's stunning! I am truly envious of your playdates, and it's easy to see you have such creative fun. Your cameo stencil is wonderful and what a beautiful, and very realistic look you've achieved with all the techniques. Enjoyed seeing the photo of the beautiful visitor who was such a good girl while ya'll were crafting...she looks like she has a sweet disposition,& what gorgeous coloring she has. TFS & Hugs - hope the week is going well.

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  29. Loll, this card is so awesome! I love the simple design and that background is amazing!!! :-)

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  30. Superb technique and you know I love city scapes! You know I only have one stencil and find them so hard to work with! So pleased to see you at Ink and AAA

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  31. Oh, this is stunning! Great take on the sketch!

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  32. Gorgeous card, Loll. I love the cityscape. I have not used Brushos, but will be getting a chance soon! Do you like your Cameo? Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

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  33. The shades of blue in the sky really standout! Great card!

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  34. Love this card, Loll! Great way to combine all the challenges.

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  35. That sky is amazing, Loll. And what a good use for black embossing powder, something I have but don't use anymore. ;)

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  36. What a gorgeous sky, Loll ... the embossed black city scape is so bold and crisp against it ... fabulous! Sweet puppy! Hugs, Anita :)

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  37. Love cityscapes and the one you made is no exception! And the sky you created is spectacular!

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  38. What a fun technique and your sky looks fabulous!

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  39. Your night sky is absolutely stunning; a fabulous background for your stencil-and-embossed skyline! Gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining the Inkspirational gallery! And...you're very much convincing me I 'need' Brushos *grin*
    Hugs~c

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