I hope you get inspired and have lots fun playing with the new upcoming challenges in 2015.
Hello, all! For my solo post this month, I wanted to join in with the challenge that is running at A Blog Named Hero at the moment – it is Ombre. I love this look, but I usually acheive it with Distress Inks and a heap of blending (that’s what I did for my card for our previous challenge on August 1st!). I wanted to try something a bit different for me, so I pulled out the same stamp set from Reverse Confetti as I used on August 1st, as well as the same stencil (Hero Arts Rain Dance Pattern stencil – I am so so so in love with this stencil, you have no idea!!), and then got messy with some Gelatos from Faber Castell Design Memory Craft, and embossing paste from Wendy Vecchi / Dreamweaver.
I used 3 different Gelatos – Watermelon, Guava and Butter Cream. I mashed the gelatos into the embossing paste on my craft mat with a palette knife. I then applied the different colours onto the card using the stencil, but tried to overlap the colours a bit to get an ombre look. I really love the results I got with this technique! The result doesn’t just look cool, but the card is so touchy-feely – great texture!! I just need to get some more Gelatos, because I can’t wait to do this same thing with shades of blue and green (which I don’t have many of!!)
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And a huge thank you to Reverse Confetti for letting us play with their stamps this month!
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This month, all the design team girls at A Blog Named Hero are lucky enough to be playing with goodies from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, Finding Nana, as well as Hero Arts! So much fun!!
I’ve also been playing with stencils and doodling – just playing and seeing what I could come up with. I thought I’d see if I could combine doodling with pens, using stencils, as well as using Hero Arts sentiments from the new “Many Birthday Messages” set, and some washi and a paper clip from Finding Nana.
For the patterned panel on this card, I used a stencil I’ve had for a while now, from ScrapFX (called Flower Pattern Stencil Small). I traced around it with the Indanthrene Blue Pitt Artist pen from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, then did some freehand doodling with the other colours in the set (Pthalo Blue, Cobalt Green and May Green).
For this next card, I used my Hero Arts “Large Lotus Pattern” stencil. I did some doodling, but I also sponged some Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass over the stencil as well.
For my last card for today, I used my brand new Hero Arts “Rain Dance Pattern Stencil”. This one particularly reminded me of the paisley-like patterns on the Faber Castell: Design Memory Craft packaging – I love the doodles on the packaging (which is where I got the idea for doodling in the first place!):
I kept the rest of the card pretty CASified. (Actually, all 3 of my cards today are fairly CAS! Remember, CAS includes lots of “white” space – but that doesn’t mean it has to be white!)
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As always, there’s a prize up for grabs from the FABULOUS Simon Says Stamp!
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I just love those wonky circles I see everywhere right now. I used them as a start and made three cards on the wonky circle theme. I got this new stencil and inked a wonky circle pattern with some lovely colors of shadow inks. Yummy! I think the Mama Elephant stamp is so cool!
Then I started to think about if I could make my own wonky circles using my Cameo to make a card with inlays in different colors. I inked the white middle pieces in the same colors as on the last card and even though I made the black outlines a bit thin I loved this card!
But then I had all these black left over pieces and did not want to toss them, I made another card. I was thinking a nice graphical black and white card would be cool. But when I was done it looked a bit… blah… I took my Envelop background stamp and embossed it over the whole card using clear neutral glitter embossing powder. And the card was not blah anymore I tell you.
So, talking of embossing. There is still some time left to enter the current challenge 🙂 It’s all about embossing!
This months sponsor Mama Elephant is giving away two stamp sets, they are so great and very fun! Love!
I hope you all have a great weekend! See you soon!