Showing posts with label Inspired By. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Inspired By. Show all posts

Monday, March 4, 2019

March CAS Stencil Challenge - Ghosting Technique

I'm excited to be the host of the CAS Stencil Card Challenge this month!    And my challenge for everyone is to do Ghost Stenciling!
Ghosting is a fun technique where you lay down water soluble crayons, inks or paints on watercolor paper - lay your stencil over the colored panel and rub over it with a baby wipe to remove the color - leaving a 'ghost' of the stencil image!  We hope you'll try it out this month!

You will find links to technique videos over at the challenge blog
I actually made 3 similar cards because I had such fun with the technique - I made 3 similar panels!  
Here are my cards as well as some photos of how I used the Ghosting Technique!
First I colored a watercolor panel using Weathered Wood, Shabby Shutters and Wild Honey Ranger Distress Crayons.
Next, with just a bit of water on my finger, I rubbed over one color at a time to blend the crayon.
I layered my stencil, Evolution from ARTplorations, over my panel, taping around the outside edges to hold it all flat over the panel.
I took a slightly wet baby wipe (if your wipe is dripping wet, squeeze it out a bit!) and rubbed over the stencil to remove some of the crayon color .
And here is the Ghost image of the stencil!
As I said above, I was so excited with my results, I ended up making 3 panels.  Every time you do this you will probably get a slightly different result, depending on your coloring, the blending and how much you remove through the stencil (as well as the positioning of the stencil).
I thought the Evolution stencil looked rather like fossils (especially in the colors I used) and that the Sizzix Prehistoric Thinlit dies would look perfect layered over the stenciling!  
I cut them out of Kraft core Core-dinations paper and sanded over it a bit to reveal the kraft.

Here's a Stegosaurus - the frame die is Mix and Mat Confetti Die from PTI.
Here is a  Brachiosaurus. Layering him on a smaller panel emphasizes his BIGNESS!
And a Tyrannosaurus.
I will use these for masculine (kids or men) cards - either birthday or maybe get well - I'll choose the sentiments for the appropriate occasions!

We can't wait to see your CAS card creations using the Ghosting Stencil technique!  You'll find lots of beautiful inspiration from the Design Team as well as the technique videos over at CAS Stencil!

We are also very exited to welcome our very first CAS Stencil Guest Designer this month
Ishani (Quillish)!

 You have until 3/24 to link up your cards!

I'm also linking my card to:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -  Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers

Time Out Challenges

Inspired By

Paper:  watercolor - Canson, white and kraft - PTI, Kraft Core Coredinations.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Gathered Twigs
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Crayons Shabby Shutters, Wild Honey, Weathered Wood, Evolution Stencil - ARTplorations, Prehistoric Thinlit Dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Mix and Mat Confetti Die - PTI, water.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Spring Flowers with Eileen Hull's Sizzix Dies

This month Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team is bringing spring to life using Eileen Hull's Sizzix Dies.
I made a lovely decorated frame for my project.
The frame measures 5" x 4 1/4" (not counting the flowers sticking out!).
The opening measures 2" x 3".
Without the flowers, this frame will fit into a regular A2 envelope.
I used several of Eileen's Sizzix dies -  her Mailable Frame die, Pansy Flower die and Spring Leaves die.  For the front of the frame I embossed a piece of watercolor paper using her Eyelet Lace embossing folder and die cut it to fit the frame.  The patterned paper is from Eileen's Heartfelt Paper Pad.

I have a few photos showing how I put this together.
I die cut the Mailable Frame out of white mat board.  I embossed a panel of watercolor paper and embossed it with the Eyelet Lace folder, then die cut it laying it over the front of the frame die.
I die cut 3 large, 3 medium and 5 small petals from the Pansy Die and 3 stems from Spring Leaves.  I inked the petals using Tutu, Melon and Wildberry Color Box Blends Ink - so easy to use with their round foam applicators - just squeeze the ink out and rub on!
I didn't try to get full coverage on the petals as I then spritzed them with water.  They blend wonderfully with the water giving a great look of light and dark colors!
I dried them a bit with my heat tool and then crunched them up and let them dry for about 15 minutes.
I inked the petals with both Frog and Leaf Color Box Blends Ink and spritzed them with water.  I wanted some of the white to still show through.
I un-scrunched all the petals and took two wired stamens from Wiltons, folded them in half and pushed them through the layers of petals.  I bent the ends over on the back after I layered the amount I wanted and put a dot of glue to hold them.  I also put some dots of glue at the center of some of the petals so they wouldn't spin around.
I glued the stems to the backs of the blooms. 
I layered two of the smaller sets on the bottom right corner of the frame.
I used one medium petal and 2 small for the medium flower and 2 small petals for the small flower.
And attached the largest bloom in the top left corner.
I used 2 large, 2 medium and one small petal for the big flower.
Here's a view of the frame standing up.
I stamped a sentiment from Beautiful Blessings by PTI onto patterned paper and adhered it to the inside of the front piece and added 3 clear sequins to it. 
So if you'd like to welcome spring with lots of blooms - please check out Eileen's blog during the month of May to see all of the Inspiration Teams creations!

I'm linking my card to:
Cute Card Thursday

My card is clean and layered

Stamps:  Beautiful Blessings - Papertrey Ink.
Paper:  White Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix, Waercolor paper - Canson, Heart Felt Paper Pad - Eileen Hull/Sizzix.
Ink:  Color Box Blends Inks - Tutu, Melon, Wildberry, Frog and Leaf,  Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  Mailable Frame Die, Pansy Flower Die, Spring Leaves Die, Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder- Eileen Hull/Sizzix, flower centers - Wilton, ScorTape, Tombow Glue, Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Barnboard Hello

I make cards for a group at my church that send cards out to those who are unable to come to church. 
They want cards that just say 'hello' or 'thinking of you' and add a little note to the person.  
Here are some I just made this weekend -  all basically the same - I just used slightly different colors of barnwood patterened paper on each one.
I die cut the hello out of gold paper.
I die cut the foliage piece out of felt.
I added 3 Prima flowers to each card over the foliage piece.
Inside I simply stamped 'thinking of you'.
My card design was inspired by:
Paper:  Vintage Cream - PTI, Darkest barnboard on first card from Paper Stash Tidings and Kraft Stock Metallic Gold - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology,  barnboard paper with wider boards - Paper Pad Joann.
Accessories: hello die - Waltzingmouse, foliage die - Nestabilities, Prima Flowers, Tombow Glue, felt.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Love - Be Mine

Here I am again with more Valentine's to share - are you sick of them yet??!! -  Our church sale is on Feb 2nd so it'll pretty much stop after that!!  Once again (see my last post) -  I have a cute treat package and a card.  Both inspired by challenges.
I made my cute little square pillow box using a die from MFT.  The white frame is from PTI.  I wrapped washi tape around the box and adhered the frame that I stamped with BE MINE from Sweethearts by Waltzingmouse.  I punched the heart and adhered it with a foam dot adding a pretty sparkly enamel dot.
For my design, I used the Cas(e) this Sketch

For my card -  I made a stencil using the Heart Full of Love die from MFT (die cut it out of a piece of clear acetate) - laid the stencil over the white panel and sponged it with Ranger Distress Barn Door ink - lighter on the edges, darker in the center.  I made the splatters using a Sprayza Pen,  added Sugar Blend Sequins from Avery Elle and one enamel dot.  I used the largest Stitched Mat Rectangle by Lil' Inker Designs on the red card base.
My card was inspired by two challenges:

I'll be back on Tuesday  with a brand new template from Creations by AR -  It is SO cute - hope you can stop by then!

Be Mine Square Pillow Box
Stamps:  Sweethearts - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Black Tie - Bazzill Basics, white, Pure Poppy - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Square Pillow Box die - MFT, enamel dot - My Mind's Eye, framed out die - PTI, washi tape - Darice, foam dots, Heart Punch - EK Success.

Stenciled Love
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Barn Door
Accessories:  Heart full of Love die - MFT, Sprayza Pen, stitched mat rectangle die - Lil' Inker Designs, Sugar Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, enamel dot - My Mind's Eye

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Word for 2014: Happy

So, the Cas-ual Fridays Challenge - In a Word, to use a word on your card that describes your hope for a new year  - got me thinking.
As you can see - I chose the word HAPPY.  But I chose this word - not for the 'ha ha' happy, or even that I want to be happy every day of the year.   I use HAPPY as what I want to strive to be -  through the thick and thin, good and bad, happy and sad -  to be able to recognize that through all the events that will happen to me this year -  to see the HAPPY in it - to be HAPPY that I am alive and able to feel all these things and to come through them all and get to a better place. 

On the lighter side -  I'm HAPPY that I will be able to use this card for an Anniversary, a Birthday or even a New Baby - all depending on what I stamp inside!

Here are the challenges I'm entering my HAPPY card in:
Cas-ual Fridays - In a Word

What's your word??!!

Paper:  White - Bazzill, DP [email protected]/Simple Stories, gold - Marks Finest Papers
Accessories:  pom pom ribbon - American Crafts, One Liners - Happy die - PTI, washi tape - Darice, Lemonade Blend Sequins - Avery Elle.