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    Stencil CAS

    Hi crafters. I watched a Shari Carroll video on distress crayons and thought this would be great for the current Less is More Challenge. I scribbled a few water-soluble crayons directly onto a cardbase, leaving a lighter area for the sentiment. I blended them together with a wet finger and then placed the Visible Image geometric maze stencil on top. I wiped away colour from the exposed areas with a baby wipe. This cardbase was not high quality paper so there is a bit of pilling, but that just adds to the texture, right? I then stamped the sentiment from Impression Obsession in Versafine Clair Twilight. I am entering this…

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    CAS thank you

    Hi crafters. I used another piece of the paper towel from the CAS mix up challenge. I glued some onto cardstock and cut a circle out. I cut a frame with the MFT single stitch line circle frames die. A scrap of rose gold foiled cardstock was cut with Waffleflower Magic flower border and Memory Box mini butterflies. With the sentiment, I tried to shadow stamp. I stamped the Lil inkers (spiffy spots) thank you with Versafine Clair glamorous and shifted slightly before stamping again and embossing with rose gold powder. I am entering this card in the following challenges: CAS mix up challenge for August: Paper towel My choice…

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    Tim Holtz ATCs

    Hi crafters. I made a couple of ATCs for the Simon says Stamp Work it Wednesday challenge. The theme is Tim Holtz. Both started with manilla cardstock to which distress stains were applied. I then used stencils from layering set 33. The yellow one had green distress inks applied through the stencil and the pink one had paste. Next I stamped the Tim Holtz glorious bouquet stamp in green onto the yellow one. I did use gel pens on the image but it isn’t noticeable. I then glued on diecuts from coordinating scraps to both cards using: Funky floral 2, Funky floral 3 and small tattered florals dies. Finally I…

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    ATC 4

    Hi crafters. I started this one with some book paper with number tables. I sprayed it with brown and orange sprays before cutting to ATC size. I stamped a Little Birdie fine mesh stamp around the edges with ground espresso ink. I used 49 and Market Pascale’s formula in Versafine Acorn, plus Prima Seamstress in Versafine onyx black. I then copper embossed Visible Image Elemental on top. This stamp has some circles. I used a 1/16 inch hole punch to punch holes in some circles and intersections. I threaded rose gold gift twine through the holes, along with wooden beads and copper and rose gold foiled scrap paper circles. I…

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    ATC 3

    Hi crafters. These ATCs could be addictive. I used a background from my paper towel experiments. I fussy cut a photo of Sophia Loren from Marie Clair and coloured her with crayons after gluing her on. I used another phrase from Erin Lee creative Don’t Stamp set. I added some flowers cut from scraps with the Kaisercraft floral branch die and then coated it all in acrylic varnish. I am entering the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Artist trading cards

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    ATC 2

    Hi crafters. I wanted to use the Erin Lee creative Don’t Stamp set. I found this guy in The photographer’s Handbook by Hedgecoe and Knopf. Before you worry about me cutting up books, this one was from the shop at the rubbish dump, so he was destined for landfill or pulping if I hadn’t rescued him. I started with manilla cardstock and sponged on abandoned coral and aged mahogany distress oxides. I then placed the Stamplorations tribal triangles stencil and sponged again with the same inks. I stamped on top with Versafine onyx black. The yet is from Simon says Stamp grunge alphabet. I put some colour on my guy…

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    ATC 1

    Hi crafters. I’m not sure if Simon says Stamp is reading my mind. I was looking at a library book on ATCs and a couple of hours later, the Monday challenge was ATCs. I haven’t made one before, but why not? I started with a Japanese themed artist trading card. I cut a few ATC manila sized pieces of card stock. I used white water soluble crayon on the right side. I tore a piece of paper and used that while sponging a stripe of abandoned coral distress oxide on the left. I moved the mask and sponged some more. I tore some more paper and used it on the…

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    Got the blues

    Hi crafters. The Simon says Stamp challenges are both midsummer blues at the moment. I needed one more birthday card, so it’s a blue one. I started with a page of street directory which was nearly all water so it was blue with a grid and the border references. I gave it a very light cost of white gesso and then added texture paste through a Radiant lettering stencil and the Kaisercraft typography stencil. When this was dry I added Ken Oliver Prussian blue and indigo powders, followed by Lindy’s Magicals Black Forest and misted and tilted so it ran to the top of the card. I also rubbed on…

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    Stitched Hooray

    Hi crafters. I have a card for The August Pinkfresh Studio Challenge. I am still spraying with masks. (See Kristina Werner’s recent post). I decided to use the small rose die from Pinkfresh Studio which was free with purchase around February. I thought this would be easy to sew. I cut it multiple times from contact adhesive vinyl and stuck these onto cardstock. I burnished them down with a bone folder and then sprayed in colours that worked with the challenge colours. I also added gold spatters. I then removed the contact and this panel is the result. I used a pokey tool to poke holes through the paper to…

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    Paper towel challenge

    Hi crafters. The current CAS mix up challenge for August is to use inky paper towels. I don’t usually use paper towels, I just use rags and wash them occasionally and throw them out when they have too much glue on them. When I was spraying with stencils for the stencil challenge, I used a paper towel to mop up the sprays and wipe the stencil so I would have one for this challenge. I sprayed the paper towel and wrapped it around an acrylic block and pressed it on cardstock with a paper weight. Then as there was lots ink left in the paper towel I thought I should…