Monday, 17 August 2015

VOS stash, snippets and multi media play ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend was good and you have had a great start to this week.  I’ve a UFO project finished, yay, and slowly that very old stash is shrinking.  Today’s creation was inspired by challenges, some very old VOS and a bit of mixed media play too and here it is …

A DL card 
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #324 Favourite Colour: am in love with blue right now!
Fussy & Fancy Challenge Lazy Summer days
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Citrus with a Twist:
(yellow AquaTint) to give a summer look to my summer hat
Stamp and Create Challenge One for the Girls
Vintage Stamping Challenge #35 Anything Goes

I wanted to create some summer themed cards and when I found this old hat card that idea gelled and I decided to create a summer hat.  I dug out my NBUS LOTV postcard stamp thinking it would perfectly fit the summer theme.  I recently finding these old Craftwork Cards hat shape card blanks and this snippet of their really old DP/PP too.  These shaped cards are small so I decided to cut one in half so that I could use the two halves as embellishments.  I looked through my ‘created’ by me paper stash I found a paper that I had planned to keep, then thought to myself well that’s stupid use it!  I knew it would look wonderful on my hat so I used wet glue to adhere it to the hat and fussy cut it. 

That paper is the result of playing with Maimeri Glossy Gel.  I used Washi tape to attach a Dutch Doobadoo stencil to a snippet of white card; I put some Maimeri Glossy Gel onto my craft mat, then used a piece of foam and added the gel to the card.  Once I had covered the stencil with the gel I removed the stencil, left the card to dry and got my stencil washed.

The next day I opened my sky blue AquaTints ink and added it to three of the wells in my paint pallette.  The first was kept for pure ink, the second I added water to the ink and in the final third pallette I added a lot more water.  I wanted my paper to be in shades of blue and white, i.e. not a solid layer of one colour: I hope I’m making sense. 

I added a wash of water to make the card damp, that helps the colours to flow and the end result doesn’t have hard lines if you don’t want it too.  I applied the three shades of ink with a paint brush, randomly across the card, and I’m happy with that variegated look.  I left the card to dry and once dry I attached it to the hat with wet adhesive and trimmed the excess.  I applied a final snippet of this Craftwork cards DP onto a DL card

I found a snippet of white Bazzill card that I coloured with diluted yellow (AquaTints egg yolk yellow ink is like a freshly organic farmed egg yolk in colour and is almost Fossilised Amber in colour.)  I diluted the yellow AquaTint ink a lot, to create more of a citrus colour, and applied it to my snippet, once that was dry I stamped the postcard and fussy cut it before adding sky blue ink to the edges to create a distressed look, it worked and I love the end result.  I used white die cut snippets of card with the Tattered Floral die.  I coloured the die cuts and a white bloom (Country View Crafts) with the sky blue AquaTints.  Once dry I layered them together and attached to the hat. 

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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

Tools & Supplies
LOTV Vintage post card stamp

Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Cuttlebug die cutting machine
Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die

A5 Dutch Doobadoo stencil

Miscellaneous Tools:
Paint pallette; paint brushes; pot of water; ink blending foam

Card Paper:
Crafters Companion A4 Centura Pearl Snow White Accents card and snippets for die cutting; snippet white Bazzill card # ; Craftwork Cards Shaped Hat card & CP/PP #

EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir: Perfectly Primary AquaTints Inks
Distress IP: Antique Linen

Country View Crafts Bloom
Ribbon #

Double sided tape; Washi tape (for attaching and removing the mask); Collall all purpose glue

# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 8 years old


Carol said...

Love your hat Karen...the paper you made is gorgeous, great technique! Carol x

rachel said...

so pretty karen. great technuque.... thanks for joining us at cvc too. big hugs rachel x

Rene said...

What a beautiful creation! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,

Di said...

Terrific Karen - I LOVE hats (don't get much reason to wear them these days, unless you count a woolly hat when out walking!) - and the colours are beautiful! Totally calls out Summer!!


Di xx

Beth Brovold said...

What a gorgeous design...the colours are beautiful!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Lazy Summer Days"!
Take care,

Taunya Butler said...

I will echo the other sentiments - this is beautiful and full of delightful details and yummy texture!! Way to go!!

Emma Williams said...

Such a gorgeous project and I love that flower, it looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog ~ Emma :)

Team Clark said...

This is very pretty! Love the flower you made!

butterfly said...

Clever - love your summer hat… now if only there were some sunshine to be shaded from!
Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges.
Alison x