Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - I ought to use this more often

My craft room is full of wonderful things I am yet to use.. Time is my enemy here, but this Challenge by Simon Says Stamp gave me the perfect opportunity. I tend to use dark colours, but for this card I used lots of pink, red, orange & yellow. I also used my Tim Holtz tissue paper. that is always thought of but not used nearly often enough. I also coloured my Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste with Fired Brick Distress Ink and used the Zenspirations Mini Live Love Laugh Stencil by Crafters Workshop,
Firstly I ran my white cardstock & a sizzix embossing folder through my Big Shot Machine, then painted it with Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade & fired Brick Distress Paints,  I then adhered the tissue paper with Claudine Hellmuths Studio multi medium - Matte  in patches around the card base. I used the Numbered Stencil by Tim Holtz with White Gesso then partially coloured it with various Gelatos which I outlined with a Derwent Charcoal pencil. I used Black acrylic paint to stencil the flower, then used my embossing paste/distress ink mix for the words and the butterfly.
I stamped the flower heads using the My Favorite Things - Pretty Poppies Stamp set painted with Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade Distress Paints. and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the same stamp set. I randomly stamped the honeycomb image from the Tim Holtz Mixed Media stamp set.
I rolled the top corner and tore down one edge of the cardstock I inked around the card stock with Fired Brick & Black Soot Distress Inks. I then used another sadly neglected item, my Paper Stash.
I tore a strip of paper from  Kaisercraft's Lulu & Roy 6X6 pad, then mounted it onto a craft card.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Take on the World

Back to what I love doing. No structure no theme, just playing. Eventually something just appears then you just keep adding.
I started using  a technique fro CC1Compendium of Curiosity Vol 1 Scribble Stain Distress, page 34, which didn't turn out exactly as I wanted. but good enough to use as a background for my tag I stamped various Tim Holtz stamps using Wendy Vecchi Archival inks , Versafine Sepia ink & Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink pads I stamped various images from Different Tim Holtz stamps.
Because it started to take on a Journey theme, I went with it. I layered the tag onto Ranger/Tim Holtz Ideaology Kraft resist cardstock which I coloured using Distress Stain.
I finished off with Word Vellum quotes, Brads, Fragments and Word Charms. I ended up with a card that could be used for someone travelling, or someone who is starting a new phase of their life, or even a Birthday card for someone who is celebrating a milestone Birthday.

hope you like it? please leave a comment to let me know what you think.