Monday, 18 April 2016
A stencil and a sketchy ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend was a good one and you will have a good week too. Spring has sprung when I start creating with brighter colours lol! Another card to share with you today and here it is …
A6 and flat
Lots of ink and paint and loads of splatters!
It is peculiar how the Spectrum Sparkle looks like white dots on my photo's!
This set is going to be so useful!
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
AAA Cards Challenge #62 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #189 Clean & Simple
CAS Mix Up Challenge April Stamping, Stencilling and I chose splatters
Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge #161 Green and Pink
Challenge #17 Anything Goes UK
Sketch & Splatters: I followed the sketch and I had much fun splattering all over my stencil mono printed background! I have a ‘thi-ang’ for splattering right now
Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge #249 Favourite Things:
Mine are clean and simple cards, stamps, inks and paints
Over the weekend I was able to play a little with my stamps, stencils, inks and paints and I had so much fun doing so too. Today’s card was inspired by many different challenges. I love the sketch at Stamplorations at the moment so I decided to use that as part of this cards story and as the theme at Happy Little Stamper’s Mixed Media challenge is Stencil Mono Print I thought I could combine my Stamplorations stamps and stencils to create a card for these challenges. I placed my stencil onto a craft mat and then used an AquaTints pink wash to colour the stencil with a paintbrush. I then picked up the stencil and printed onto the card. I had a pale green coloured card snippet, left over from some other project, and that was big enough to add the line to the card, I stamped the sentiment first, trimmed the card and roughened the edges with my distressing tool. I then attached the greeting to the card and trimmed each edge. I used my Spectrum Aqua pen to colour the balloon and stamped it onto white card snippets then I coloured the balloons with a green from the Spectrum AquaTints landscape set. They are a little darker than I hoped but I had forgotten how rich the AquaTints are, next time I won’t use so much. Once the balloons were dry I fussy cut them and played around with the position of each. The reason for that was to figure out where I wanted to stamp the ‘string’ before I glued the balloons in place. I had a little green still in the paint palette and I added water to it to create a paler green. Once I was happy with the colour I started to splatter until I was happy with the coverage.
I love the stencil mono print technique because using one stencil to achieve two different images makes me smile. My Followers know that I am a frugal crafter by necessity and being able to use one stencil to create two looks or styles is my kind of happy these days lol! Much more bang for our buck as our American crafters would say. 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 soon ttfn Karen x
Stamp: Stamplorations Stamps:
Artsy Impressions Banners & Balloons stamp set
Stencil: Stamplorations Stamps: Gridlocked stencil
Miscellaneous Tools: Tim Holtz distressing tool; paintbrushes; craft mat; pipettes; palette; water pot
Card Paper: 300gsm card; snippets Sheena Douglass White Stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Beautifully Grunge; Landscape
Spectrum Aqua pens: spring green
Spectrum Sparkle: Clear overlay pen
Versafine IP: black
Adhesives/Mediums: Collall all purpose glue