Friday, August 05, 2016
Thank You and Have a Great Day!
Hi everyone. Sharing a card I made as a sample for a challenge being run by my good friend Nancy (scandinancy creates). Splitcoaststampers has a big yearly event (Dare to Get Dirty), with a week of challenges (5+ per day) run by past and present design team members, called "Dirty Girls". Lots of fun for the Fan Club Members who support Splitcoaststampers with their membership fees. Nancy is hosting one of the challenges, so I'm helping out with a sample card ... well, two actually --- I was having so much fun! :)
I started by sponging randomly over a stencil in soft green. I stamped my hibiscus and leaves onto mixed media paper in black archival ink, and watercoloured them with distress markers in soft colours (spun sugar and worn lipstick for the flower, shabby shutters for the leaves). I fussy-cut them out and mounted then over the stenciling, along with a few black die-cuts I received as a gift from my good friend Hazel (My Card Attic). Love how dramatic the black is again the soft green and pinks.
I splattered diluted black acrylic paint for the background and added a white heat embossed black sentiment banner. Had lots of fun making this card.
Here's my second card ...
This time I used two stencils for my card. The background is a stencil monoprint of honeycombs done with watercolour sprays. The design is subtle, but makes a great background for my bold sunflower. The sunflower was sponged over top of the honeycomb monoprint, then I spread Glass Bead Gel over the sunflower. It's so pretty and sparkly as the glass beads catch the light. I added a simple stamped sentiment to finish.
Another fun product to use with stencils. There's just nothing like glass bead gel ... it's so unique and beautiful.
Since the background of this card is sprayed, I'm adding this to the CAS Mix Up August Challenge - Sprays. :) Hope you'll come join us!
Thanks for coming by for a visit!
Thank You Card:
Stamps: Wild Hibiscus (Altenew); Sentiment - Painted Butterflies (Altenew)
Paper: White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media for flower and leaves (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink: Distress ink: Shabby Shutters and Distress Markers: Shabby Shutters, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools: Quadrefoil stencil cut with my Silhouette Cameo, sponge, paintbrush, black acrylic paint, black die-cuts (gifted)
Have A Great Day Card:
Stamps: A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper: White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media card front (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink: Distress ink: Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry, Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: Watercolour sprays made from Liquid Concentrate in Yellow, Orange and Magenta (Dick Blick), Honeycomb stencil cut with my Silhouette Cameo, Mini Joyful Sunflower stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), sponges, glass bead gel
CAS Mix Up August Challenge - Sprays