Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Get your sunglasses on ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week has started well. I’ve another of my experiments to share with you today and it's very bright! I loved creating this card, I got to use up some old stash too and here it is …
A 5" x 7" card
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges:
Recently I took part in a blog hop and won a stamp set (it also contained a stencil and a mask) and a Dreamweaver stencil. When I saw the stamp set I had won I was, embarrassed to admit this but I like to be honest with you all, disappointed as it is so completely not what I thought I would win and not my usual style. I wouldn’t have purchased this stamp set for myself and that is also a blessing, well to me it is. However I am stubborn. I was determined to try the stamps out. 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. Now you all know what I’m going to say next, come on, be honest you know you do lol! I love it! I knew the stencil and mask element would be very useful for me but I’ve fallen in love with the stamp set too! See those large blobby dots – they are one of the stamps (there are two more) they are one of the stamps and I’m so excited about playing with the other two now. As soon as I can I will be grabbing my paints and ink pads and having more fun lol!
The painted part of this card started out as a rather dull piece of card that I had inked with Distress IP, but I hadn’t inked it heavily so it was a tad blah, well to me it was lol! I grabbed my lovely DecoArt Americana paints and slapped the vibrant blue acrylic paint over the card. I normally dilute these paints with white acrylic paint because these colours are bold, almost neon. However this time I grabbed a piece of Cut N Dry foam and added a smooth coat of blue paint and then used the stencil with the pink acrylic paint. Once dry I grabbed the blobby stamp and over stamped with an old Brilliance multi colour IP. Because I am trying to organise and edit my old stash and I was amazed to find that this Brilliance IP is still really juicy! I didn’t want this piece of card to be glossy so I took my heat gun and dried the ink.
Several years ago I won some die cuts from the lovely Lee, aka Craftyloops, and I have finally started using them, lol, it’s all this sorting and editing of stuff: I have found a lot of shapes (especially flowers) some of which I die cut ready to use and then completely forgotten about them. So these die cuts turned up recently and as I had some paint left on my craft mat I painted them with the acrylic paints too. I rolled the flowers and applied glue to those and I over stamped with the Brilliance ink on the flat daisies too. A snippet of left over DP, some ribbon from the box I won from Hazel and I was done!
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
Die cut machine; flower dies; Cut N Dry foam; heat gun
Card Paper: snippet of Crafter’s Companion A4 Centura Snow White Accent card
White card from stash; Stamping Up: DP #
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
That’s Crafty DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint: Turquoise Waters; Pink Flamingo
Brilliance three colour IP
Ribbon from the stash I won from Hazel
Collall all purpose glue
# VOS: + 5 years no idea if still available to purchase