Out of the Trash

Challenge
Little Red Wagon: Leftovers

I guess if it comes out of the trash it can be considered leftovers. In the previous card I had stamped the daffodils half a dozen times trying to get the image just right so I had many not so good images to play with. I had watched a video where the artist used alcohol inks to water color with. I have avoided the alcohol craze all together, so my thought process was to use what I do have. Which was to put some color burst on a stamp block and spray with alcohol. It doesn’t want to dissolve much so when I used the water color brush it really reacted. Still got the fun effect of blending without much fuss plus the water color look. The b&w bg was also a leftover from when I made a box to store my color burst bottles in. Matt & layered the image on the blue cs that I had drawn the black frame with gel pen. Stamped sentiment in black on gray and cut tag.

Same technique only this stamp pad had way to much ink and was so splotchy that you can see why it was in the trash. After coloring, I splattered with black ink and gold paint. Mounted on last of the pp bg.

Background for Daffodils

Challenges
The Paper Players: Tic-Tac-Toe
Sweet Stampin: Make Your Background

For this bg I put the yellow colorburst with some water straight on the glass mat. Let that dry then dropped some blue color burst with spritz of water and let that dry. Then dropped clear gesso and used brayer to smooch the liquid over the colors. Put a white piece of copy paper over all and lifted. Once dry, I dry brushed silver acrylic paint one direction and white gesso the other. Used a selectively masked daffodil bg stamp that did not want to stamp very well so filled in some missing lines with black gel pen. Added some leftover hand made daffodils then mat & layered on gray then white cs base. Stamped sentiment in black and added hand tied ribbon bow.

I love the clean white of the daffodils against the green that the blue with yellow created.

E is for Easter

Challenges
Simon Says Wednesday: Anything
Just Add Ink: E
Addicted to Stamps: Make Your Mark

I follow a blogger that offered a mini course on creating daffodils. She suggests that they be made with mulberry paper. Because I have limited supply of that paper and the order I placed for copy paper sent Text Vellum instead I decided to give the Text Vellum a go. It worked beautifully (plus it makes very sharp clear copies with a interesting texture while still being very white so it is a keeper). The rolled roses are made from layering weight white cs that was colored with colorburst. Greenery, boarder and wreath were cut on Silhouette then colored with copics and shaped. Stamped bunny and sentiment on my new favorite paper “Text Vellum” and fussy cut then added glossy accents to sentiment. Used tulle that was white till I sprayed it with shimmer spray. All is mat & layered on two colors of pp then on white cs base. I made the stamens with white string that had their ends painted with White Enamel Accents.

What is Steampunk?

Challenges
Simon Says Monday: Steampunk
Krafty Chicks: Occasions

Having limited to no experience in steampunk, I gave it a go (not even sure what it means). Started with leftover bg from playing with stencils and sprays. Added embossing folder with black ink on the raised portions. Made the letters backwards but I tried to cover those up. Next added arrow stencil with stencil paste in white, allowed to dry then placed the stencil back down and sponged a light gray on. Rubbed two edges of bg piece with black ink then dipped in silver embossing powder and heat set. Moved on to the elements. The doily was Silhouette cut then printed graphics on tissue paper and glued on. The leaves are a two stamp and die cut then crimped. Gears are Silhouette cut in white cs then heat set in silver, it only took two applications. The green tag was Silhouette cut in white cs then tissue paper glued on, that was dry embossed folder, placed in color burst and rubbed with black ink pad, dried between application. Screw heads on tag are black Enamel Accents dots with the edge of poky tool laid across before completely dry for screw head slot effect. Hello sentiment was Silhouette cut in white cs then glossy accents once glued in place.

Dry Embossing, Kind-of

Challenge
Fusion: Cake
Sunday Stampers: Color

When I saw the challenge over at Fusion, I knew I wanted to use the sketch part for my layout. I cut the white cs into rectangles first then placed them on a temporary base layer then dry embossed that. Next I removed the pieces so I could use the deboss side and then swiped the navy ink pad over the top third then the green pad over the bottom part, then rubbed all edges across navy ink pad then adhered to light gray cs piece. This was mounted on white cs base. Cut sentiment mat on Silhouette then stamped sentiment in navy.