Posts tagged ‘Patchwork Frenzy’

December 27, 2013

Paper craft project no. 103: I miss you

2013-12-27 OLC I miss you
Here’s an A2 card that’s almost a one layer card — I didn’t like the stamping I did on the left of my sentiment so I covered it up :-)

I’m in love with watercolor. I can’t seem to stop giving my latest projects that watercolor look using Memento dye inks and this card is no exception. With painter’s tape, I masked an area where I wanted to place my sentiment. Next, I stamped the flower all over my card base in dandelion dye ink. Then I dabbed some of the same ink on my craft mat, loaded my brush with water, and painted over each of the stamped flower images to create a wash. Next, I painted cottage ivy dye ink all over and  layered teal zeal. While still a bit damp, I took my black soot Distress marker and doodled over the stamped images to give it a graphic look. Next I removed the painter’s tape and stamped the stitches and the sentiment in black ink. I stamped an image beside my sentiment but didn’t like how it looked so I decided to cover it up. On a scrap piece of watercolor paper, I stamped the same flower image twice in morocco dye ink, gave it a watercolor wash, doodled, and then cut around it using my craft knife. I stamped a few leaves in cottage ivy dye ink as well and did the same thing. I adhered the pieces using glossy accents, except for the second flower, which I adhered using foam dots.

I based the layout of this card on CAS(E) This Sketch #58. I’m also linking up this card to the following challenges: Alphabet Challenge: W for Whatever You Wish; Inkspirational Challenge #46: Anything Inkspirational Goes; Sarah Hurley Challenge #87: Create Your Own Background; and Stampin’ for the Weekend: Anything Goes.


Stamps: VIGNETTE: Eclectic Florals, PATCHWORK FRENZY: Graphic Squares (STAMPlorations)
Inks: Dandelion, Cottage Ivy, Teal Zeal, Morocco, Tuxedo Black (Mement0); Black Soot Distress Marker (Ranger)
Card base: 140-lb Cold-Press Watercolor Paper (Canson)
Other: Brush; Glossy Accent (Ranger); Scissors; Craft Knife, Craft Mat

Thanks for stopping by and have a super-fun weekend!


December 10, 2013

Paper craft project no. 96: I miss you

2013-12-10 OLC I miss you
Here’s a one layer card (4.5″ by 6″ Canson 140-lb cold-press watercolor paper) featuring stamps from Patchwork Frenzy: Graphic Squares set (one of two STAMPlorations stamp sets coming out in January).

To create the card, I diagonally masked the center so I’d have the upper and lower areas for stamping. Next, I stamped the squares in alternating colors — green hills (Hero Arts), soft granite (Hero Arts), and rouge (ColorBox). Then I stamped the wonky double running stitch in tuxedo black (Memento) to create a patchwork effect. I masked the upper and lower areas before placing the mini splat stencil (The Crafters Workshop) and sponging black soot distress ink. Then I stamped ink blots and spatters (from the Holiday Artsy set) in soft granite. Finally, I stamped my sentiment 3 times in rouge, tuxedo black, and green hills.

The colors I used are from this week’s colors at The Dynamic Duos Challenge #82: Bold and Cheery Week (Primrose Petals and Gumball Green), plus I used 2 neutral colors — black and soft granite (gray). Then there’s the current Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Create Your Own Background, with the option to use stencils and/or Gelli plates. (I’ve got my Gelli plate stashed away because I needed the table space for all the Christmas cards I’ve been doing so I went with a stencil.) And then there’s the Allsorts Challenge #236: Anything But Christmas. (I really needed a little break from all the Christmas cards so this was a welcome challenge!)

I’m also entering this card to the following challenges: Created with Love Challenge #70: Anything Goes; Make It Monday Challenge #170: Always Anything Goes; and Scribble & Scrap Challenge #7: Always Anything Goes.


Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps used:

001 holiday-artsy-preview copy  packaging-patchworkfrenzy-preview

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