Monday, 27 April 2015
A couple of stamps that I'm crazy about right now ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend was lovely and your week has started well. On today’s project I have used a stamp set I recently won and a small Visible Image Butterfly stamp that was also a win from one of their Facebook Challenges. I played with stamps, paint and ink to create this card …
A little A6 one!
Created for me and especially for these Challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers & More Challenge #137 Dots
(previously known as Pan Pastel Challenge)
Unruly PaperArts Challenge April Prompt Inspired by the photograph
Recently I took part in a blog hop and won a Stampendous stamp set (it also contained a stencil and a mask) and a Dreamweaver stencil. When the stamp set arrived I was, embarrassed to admit this but I like to be honest with you all, a little disappointed. It is not what I thought I had won and most definitely not my style.
To be blunt I wouldn’t have purchased this stamp set for myself and that is also a blessing, well to me it is. I am stubborn and I was determined to try this set of stamps out before completely ‘writing them off’ so to speak. I know I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but this stamp set is grunge style and I really thought I’d loathe it.
You know what I’m going to say next, come on, be honest you know you do, lol, I love this stamp. I knew the stencil and mask elements would be very useful but this first stamp I have fallen in love with, lol. The large blobby dots, they are one of them; there are two more waiting to be played with. Now I’m excited about stamping with them and as soon as I’m able I’ll be grabbing my paints and ink pads and having more fun lol!
The strip of dotty card that is in the middle was one I created using Cut N Dry foam to colour the card. It’s a technique I’ve come to love because it’s easy and quick. It’s made a big difference to how my painted and stamped card looks once dry. Using it with paint/s gives a smooth finish, dries quickly, and because no water is used the card doesn't warp. Also it’s a technique I recently learnt playing along with the PaperArtsy Challenges.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this week ttfn Karen x
Stamp: Stampendous NKCRS03 NK Studio: Grunge stamp, mask & stencil set
Visible Image Stamps: small butterfly
Miscellaneous Tools: Cut N Dry foam; pot of water; paintbrushes; paint pallette
Card Paper: Crafters Companion Matt Black card; Parchment paper
Paints: The Works Crawford & Black Acrylic paint: blue; pink rose
Inks: Dee Gruenig Inkability inks #
Ink Pads: Versamark IP; Brilliance 3 Colour IP Aurora
Embossing Powders: WOW Embossing Powder: platinum sparkle; clear detail
Embellishments: lace #; Wild Orchid Crafts Chrysanthenum
Adhesives/Mediums: Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue; double sided tape; Collall glue gel
# VOS: minimum 5 years old, maybe more