Saturday night, I re-organized my craft space again. Didn’t stop cleaning and re-organizing until 5 a.m. (I was so wiped out that I slept past noon.) In this post, I shared a card I made Friday night where I used a reject stenciled background from a week ago. I promised to share a video of that technique so Sunday afternoon I created this one layer mixed media card in between cooking teriyaki vegan chik’n strips. (Like how I cook my whole wheat blueberry pancakes when I want to squeeze in some crafting, I had the heat turned all the way down to “low” while I cooked and crafted.) It was so bright outside I had to lower the blinds to reduce the glare while I shot the video.
Anyway, this one here is a pretty simple and easy card to make. Instead of reading about how I did it, how about you take a look-see at the video? It’s a shorty — just 5 minutes, 20 seconds — ’cause I know your time’s valuable. Like my previous videos, this one’s in fast-forward motion, captioned, and accompanied by Mozart.
I’d like to enter my card to the Crafting by Designs April Anything Goes Challenge. Over at Addicted to Stamps, it’s a photo inspiration challenge. My card doesn’t have any Easter eggs in it, but I was inspired by the spring colors. And then there is the addictive Virginia’s View Challenge #2: Stencil and Keep It Simple! #37 – Stencil (haven’t played here in a while) I use stencils a lot in my mixed media paintings — they are wonderful and are time-savers! — and I find stencils equally wonderful to use in one layer cards.
Stamps: Love Script Background [OTC]; DARE Subway Art Builders (available starting May 2014) [STAMPlorations]
Ink: Tuxedo Black [Memento/Tsukineko]
Other Media: Mango, Lemon, Grape, Lavender Gelatos [Faber-Castell]; Inktense Blocks [Derwent]; Gesso [Liquitex]
Card Base: 140-lb cold-press watercolor paper [Canson]
Other Supplies: Ditsy Flowers Stencil [Plaid] Corner Rounder [The Paper Studio]; flat and round brushes
The sentiment stamp I used is one of the 5 new stamp sets scheduled for release in May at STAMPlorations. The STAMPlorations design team will be doing a Stamp Release blog hop next month and offering these new stamps as prizes. Follow the STAMPlorations blog because that’s where we’ll post sneak peeks of the new stamps and the details of the hop in a couple of weeks.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have wonderful, wonderful week!