Accidents Happen

Challenges
Double Trouble: “SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing” 
Crafting Happiness: Ribbon
Sunday Stampers: Neutrals

I had a plan, I worked my plan and then an accident happened and changed my plan. This was to be a soft yellow with white, whole bg piece. I put the clear gesso on the glass mat, colored it with yellow re-inker and used a brayer to get the white layering cs to just the perfect color and texture. When I applied my white embossing paste through the stencil on the light yellow bg the dirty stencil self cleaned and left a blackish outline on the white paste. I guess when I used it last month I did not get the black glitter paste off the stencil Oh well, I kind of like it. So now it is for the Double Trouble Challenge. The stuff from my stash is the hand cut rolled roses, the new is the gray with white stitching lines ribbon and the Crafting Happiness Challenge is to use ribbon (does it count to kill two birds with one stone?). The doily is Silhouette cut as is the foliage that got colored with copics. BG script is stamped in medium gray and the sentiment is stamped in black.

Tip: To make these rolled roses, cut layering white cs into 1 1/2″ square. Use a paper edgers scissors to make this piece round. Then using the same scissors cut a cone shape from outer to inner. I find it easier to get the rolling and shaping right if I cut the inner scallops off. Now color the paper with sponging and medium of your liking then roll with needle nosed pliers from outer to inner. Apply white clue down the center and smash slightly. Hold till the glue starts to set. Spritz with water and shape the outer petals.

Celebrate 2020

Challenges
Inkspirational: Photo
Simon Says Wednesday: Party Time

I finally invested in some Distress Oxide Sprays. Simon Says had a huge sale and I got walnut stain and vintage photo. Used those to spray on layering weight cs, mostly to see what they look like. Used that as my base to build these layers:

  • Embossed die cut (cut on Silhouette see below) then rubbed black ink pad to pick up highlights. My Cuttlebug plate is so scratched and dented that so much more came through the embossing and highlighting. But I like the effect.
  • While the black ink was wet, added silver tinsel embossing powder and heat set.
  • Stamped a few elements in black ink and some others in dark pumpkin.
  • Used embossing paste through dot stencil very randomly then used yellow foil and Cuttlebug to set the foil.
  • Rubbed the edge, not where it was silver, with versa mark and heat set from the back the  Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel . I let a few grains fall all over. This is actually better than splatter because it is shiny black and you can control how much small dots and where they land. Just be sure to heat from the back because those little pearls are round and light, gone in an instant from the slightest breeze.
  • Glued the 2020 die cut that had been my embossing piece to the top and mounted the whole thing on purple/pink fun foam that is glued to white cs base. You really don’t see the foam much but it is a fun small peek.

Here is the 2020 in a jpg that I made by selecting a font for the numbers then welded in some swirls from another project. Hope you can use it in some way

Party for moms Birthday

Challenges
Krafty Chicks: Sketch
Simon Says Monday: Party TIme
Make My Monday: Female Birthday

My mother doesn’t like that her birthday is in the dead of winter, so flowers make her feel even worse. Hope this bright red hits a happy note. I sprayed the white cs base with Dylusions black marble ink spray. Used that same spray to splatter the copy paper piece that had been used to mop up of the above mentioned spray from a stencil after it was sprayed for a different card bg. Next it got the Pixie spray when the copy paper was in the trash can and an other stencil got sprayed. Once I noticed it was looking so interesting, I pulled it out of the trash and sprinkled silver tinsel embossing powder over the adhesive spray and heat set it. The rest of the design is for the sketch challenge. I stamped in black the happy on vellum four times. Die cut the Birthday and heat set it with red embossing powder and layered that on white layering weight cs tag. Punched the silver stars out of my cheap silver ribbon and one in the lower right corner in black that got glossy accents.

Bring in the New Year

Challenges
Just Add Ink: Sketch
Sweet Stampers: Let’s Party
Krafty Chicks: Shaker Card

I am not a fan of shaker cards but this one came together very easy. Placed the strip of pp and die cut the circles. Mounted clear plastic on back then glued fun foam cut to size with the circles cut larger. Once dry this was glued to card base with a piece of silver sparkle netting and more clear plastic to keep the glass shards in their rounds. Celebrate was cut on Silhouette in white and colored with hot pink then ran through Xyron and attached. Stamped New Year sentiment and a few snowflakes in black.

Cityscape – WINNER

Found a free use cityscape image and colored it with Silhouette in two color ways, one yellow and the other a turquoise. Played with the yellow and some mixed media till I thought I it was ok. Mounted on black layer and white cs base. Then began playing with the turquoise color. Stamped sentiment in black then dry brushed whole copy paper sheet with clear gesso. Once dry, stamped on tree & pine bough in a medium turquoise and sponged on dark turquoise around edge. Then splatter white acrylic paint and added black gel pen lines in windows. Stamped edges with versa mark and added Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel (my new favorite find-shiny black with both silver and gold). Dusted off some of the enamel then heat set from the back. While I was lining it up on the first card to estimate size, I decided I quite liked the yellow as a layer. I proceeded to glue down the turquoise piece right on top of the yellow card.

Tip: I was starting to think I did not like the Pixie Spray so much because it came off every time I washed my stencil, requiring re-application. While I was playing with the yellow color way, I had used a stencil with sponging and it needed cleaning. Too lazy to get up and go to the sink for a proper wash I wanted to spray it with my alcohol and wipe it clean. The stencil was laying on a glossy covered magazine, that I was done reading but not thrown away yet, so I sprayed alcohol right there where everything was. Wiped up the ink and left the sticky backing spray intact plus this left the magazine like it had not been abused. YEA!

Feel free to use and color this image