Monday, 24 October 2016
No stamping, eek! ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend was a good one and your week has started well. I decided to play a little outside of my comfort zone to create this card by not using any stamps and here it is …
A 150mm square card
Good for posting
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #386 Sparkle & Shine
Card Mania Challenge CMC#85 Let it Shine
Fussy & Fancy Friday’s Challenge #175 Shades of Autumn
Spectrum Noir Challenge on Facebook Halloween Colours or Anything Goes
Unstampabelles Challenge A Different Edge & Outside your Comfort Zone:There’s no stamping and that is so out of my comfort zone!
I was recently able to acquire this Imagination Crafts stencil because of a challenge win and I was really chuffed to find it as it is one that I have wanted for a little while. I decided to create a background before using it so I took my AquaTints out and coloured an approximately 140mm square card by applying the ATs to my wet card. Once the card was dry I used my fingers to add little and large splatters of water to the card which I mopped up with a piece of kitchen towel. I then heat set the background before applying the stencil with Washi tape. I used my Spectrum Aqua pens to outline each bud, flower and the stem. I scribbled the Aqua pens onto a piece of acetate and added a little water so that I could watercolour the rest of the details on the stencil. I left that to dry before going back in with a sparkle pen to add some shimmer.
I matted the piece onto some patterned paper from my stash. I used my Martha Stewart border punch to add a different edge on my card. I used three layers of die cut flowers and attached them together using brads, so I managed to use up a little more of my old stash lol!
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
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Cuttlebug die cutting machine
Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigz Die: Tattered Floral
Imagination Crafts stencil:
Martha Stewart border punch; paintbrushes; paint palette; spray water bottle; water pot
Crafters Companion A4: Sheena Douglass Stamping card; Kraft card
150mm square Prima paper
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Aqua: Nature pen set
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Primary; Beautifully Grunge
Spectrum Sparkle: Clear Overlay pen
Brads from my stash
Collall all purpose glue; double sided tape