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    Journal page

    Hi crafters. The challenges at Simon says Stamp this weeks are: not a card and layers. I created a journal page with a feminine flavour and a feminist.I used: gesso/paint, powders, spray, Kaisercraft stencil with modelling paste, water soluble pencils, Kaisercraft damask and ornate frame dies, Uniquely Creative scripty text die, Tim Holtz Adorned dies, scrap of tulle, picture of Mrs Pankhurst (suffragette), Impression Obsession Express yourself stamps. The background diecuts were cut from a tissue box which matched the colours in the background. I doubt you’ll see anything this girly here again for a while. I am entering this page in the following challenges: Simon says Stamp Monday challenge:…

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    Mixed media with foil

    Hi crafters. I started to try and tidy the desk but I found a piece of mixed media paper…..and this is the result. The background has acrylic paint, spray, stencilling, washi tape and then hotfoiling. When I did the first round of foiling with the sentiment and lower circles, it over foiled a bit hence the streak of foil with a grid pattern in it. (The grid is on the foiling platform). I quite liked it so I left it. I followed the same process on the corner of the envelope. I am entering my card and matching envelope in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Make a card and…

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    Primary abstract

    Hi crafters. The challenge at CAS mix up is tone on tone with stencils. I used a rounded rectangle stencil and placed various cross and square stencils underneath. The same grey ink was used throughout. To make it more interesting, I used some negative shape dies from Paper Smooches and Concord and 9th to cut crosses out of the panel. I placed red and yellow cardstock underneath and stitched around the outside with black thread. The panel was matted on blue cardstock. Thanks for visiting, Christine.

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    Embossed kraft with sparkles

    Hi crafters. I have another card for the Simon Says Stamp challenges. I started by cutting kraft card stock with the Poppy Stamps Happy Bday POP Culture cut out die. This is a negative sentiment die. I then embossed the panel using the Kaisercraft Weave embossing folder. I rubbed my embossing ink pad over the raised bits and clear embossed it. I applied diluted Prima opal paint plus silver and blue paint to the surface and sprayed it with water. I rubbed off any paint on the embossing. The paint has a sheen in the light. I glued some turquoise glitter cardstock behind the negative sentiment and sewed a sparkly…

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    Organic texture card

    Hi crafters. This one almost went in the bin. I took a piece of paper, gessoed it and ran it through the diecutting machine with the Alexandra Renke Level curves embossing folder. I then sprinkled Infusions and Colorburst powders on it and spritzed. The colour ran into the recesses and blended. I left it to dry overnight. When I came back to it, it was pale. The colour was no longer on top of the gesso. I tried diluted acrylic paints but it was getting muddy. I was going to give up when I examined the back side. All the colour had migrated there and it looked interesting in a…

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    Layers

    Hi crafters. This card evolved from things lying on the desk. 1. Pressed MFT geometric grid stencil with gold spray on it onto white cardstock. 2. Crackle paste applied through small star stencil. 3. Sprayed with greens and blues. 4 . Stamped images from Tim Holtz Glitch2 onto background with DS watercolours applied to stamps. 5. Stamped in cobalt archival ink: Stamplorations Big Numbers, 49and Market Pascale’s Formula, Prima Messy 6. Applied acrylic paints to diecuts from Elizabeth Crafts and Uniquely Creative. Applied Crackle accents to the Uniquely Creative diecuts. Fun foam to back of Elizabeth Crafts Bubbles diecut.7. Stitched around panel and then adhered diecuts and a Tum Holtz…

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    Foiled Birthday

    Hi crafters. This simple card has a gold hotfoiled sentiment from Spellbinders, a stacked Flora and Fauna Cake diecut and foiled lines drawn with a ruler and foil quill pen. I used scrap foil for the lines which is why they are patchy. This paper is from Reminisce. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes. Simon says Stamp World Cardmaking Day. Thanks for visiting, Christine

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    Tiffany Christmas

    Hi crafters. This is another photo transfer card. I started by painting aqua, gold and white acrylic paints on thick paper, and stencilled some gold stars at the top (which aren’t very visible in the end). By painting with acrylic, it is more resistant to water later, and gives a background colour which comes through the image. The photo is a Tiffany ad from a magazine. This wasn’t my first choice but the previous photo didn’t turn out. I applied heavy gel gloss medium to the photo, placed it over the dry background and then brayered from the centre outwards several times. (Wipe off any medium from the brayer so…

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    Trapeze

    Hi crafters. The Simon says Stamp Monday challenge this week is add a photo. This quirky photo is from a Victorian ephemera pack from Memorabilia Pack Company. I teamed it with some Kaisercraft paper that I had a failed foiling attempt on the other side (hence the embossed area in left). I stamped the Alexandra Renke Berries Reed stamp along the edges and added some spatters. I added stencilling and a collage of bits in colours similar to the photo. I added ink and paint to some bits to get the right colours. There are also some Tim Holtz crotchet and Memory Box Valencia Border diecuts from brown scraps and…

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    Perk up

    Hi crafters. I made a quick card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is animal antics. I decided to stamp this cat from Katzelkraft on blue pattern paper and glossy paper. I coloured him roughly on the glossy paper. I should have waited a bit as some black ink came off onto the markers at the beginning. I cut the cat out and glued it over the blue paper version. I used a sentiment from Technique Tuesday Perk up stamp set. It’s not my best colouring effort, but this cat always makes me smile.Thanks for visiting, Christine