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    Cool triangles

    Hi crafters. Another abstract card today. I had some street directory page with acrylic paint on it from gel press experiments. I added extra paint to cover it better. I then stamped Impression Obsession scratches background stamp in Versafine onyx black and heat embossed it. At the bottom I added Stampendous industrial ( as it is a 5×7 card and the background stamp didn’t cover it all). I then stamped Memory box That’s acute triangles and heat embossed those too. Then I added crayon to the triangles and white gel pen to the edges. I white embossed a sentiment from Stamplorations it’s all about you! stamp set. I am entering…

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    Metallic bird

    Hi crafters. I have been experimenting with layered stamping and heat embossing. This is the technique for the April CAS mix up challenge. I used the following techniques: stamping, heat embossing, diecutting and watercolouring. I decided to do embossing like one would use water based markers to colour a stamp. I decided to use the Darkroom Door robin Stamp. This is not a layering stamp. It is a single image. I started by embossing the bird with platinum embossing powder. With a Versamark pen applied to the stamp, I selectively added black, gold, bronze and copper powders. Towards the end I added the pen directly to the image and filled…

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    Copper rose

    Hi crafters. I have an entry for A blog named Hero challenge for March. I started by cutting a rounded rectangle out of scrap paper and attaching the outside to a piece of white card stock. I stamped an older Hero Arts wood block stamped called Starburst lace in the centre hole of the mask. This was embossed with silver embossing powder. I then used the love and hugs stamp from the Hero Florals Rose stem stamp set, and stamped it all over and embossed with platinum embossing powder. Next I stamped the rose from that set and embossed it with copper embossing powder. Finally I drew around the inside…

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    Circles

    Hi crafters. This abstract card is made from the other half of the paper I made for this card. The paper is a street directory page with layers of paint from the gel press, stencils and the brayer.  It was over stamped with Kaisercraft crackle stamp and heat embossed after a layer of clear gesso.  For this card I stamped circles from Katzelkraft ( cercle grunge), Kaisercraft rewind and Studio Light StampMB17.  I rubbed crayon inside the circles.  I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: playing with paint.  

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    Hanami Hello

    Hi crafters. Still playing with paint. This time I chose the colours of the Color Throwdown challenge. I used the gel press and ended up with some coloured paper to use. I cut Kaisercraft Hanami flowers die and Technique Tuesday leaves die from the gel print as well as gold paper. I inlaid the pieces and cut a gold shadow for the leaf. I stamped a sentiment from Lil’inker Spiffy spots. I edged the card base with mitred gold washi tape. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Color Throwdown #536 Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Play with paint.

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    Tropical vibes

    Hi crafters. Still playing with paint. This background was a gel press print onto brown wrinkled paper with the Hero Arts long leaves stencil and one from Urban artist. I overlaid on this stenciled leaves from the Kaisercraft tropical leaves stencil. I used straight paint then paint mixed into texture paste. I used a mixture of different greens. I used the Kaisercraft tropical leaf die on top. I put crayons on these leaves and stamped them with Simon says Stamp tiny words sentiments. Finally I added a border with olive Stayz on and a tyre track stamp from the Kaisercraft mountain air stamp set. I am entering this card in;…

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    For you

    Hi crafters. Still playing with paint. This is a page of street directory I have been layering paint on from the gel press, stencils and the brayer. When it became a colourful jumble that I liked, I wondered about where to go next. It needed black or white to break it up so I stamped the Kaisercraft texture stamp crackle on it in Versafine onyx black after applying clear gesso. The Versafine took a while to dry so I applied black embossing powder after a while and embossed the slow drying bits. I decided to create a focal point with an outline image and chose the floral from Concord and…

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    Painted birthday

    Hi crafters. I was excited to see that the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge this week is playing with paint. This certainly has lots of experimenting potential. I used the gel press with acrylic paints and stencils to create this background. It uses the geometric circles stencil from Creative Expressions plus a stars stencil from Little Birdie. I stitched the gel print to blue cardstock with lime thread. To embellish the card, I put magenta and blue scraps in the Kaisercraft circles embossing folder. I then cut out the circles and rubbed the same paints lightly on top. The sentiment is from Stamplorations Baa Baa set. I am entering this…

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    Gorgeous

    Hi crafters. I thought the floral panel leftover from the last card would be good for the challenges at Poppy stamps and Memory Box. (It has a coloured and embossed daisy stamp from Prima with gloss gel on the flowers as I was trying to get it to look like stained glass). I cut the Poppy Stamps Curved banner frame from scrap cardstock that matched my floral piece. I embossed the background with Kaisercraft damask embossing folder. I inlaid the banner pieces after stamping the sentiment from Ink Road. I added foam tape behind the main banner piece.  I added Memory Box Mini butterflies cut from coordinating scrap. I am…

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    One layer stained glass technique.

    Hi crafters. I couldn’t resist another attempt at faux stained glass for the CAS mix up challenge for March. I had some ideas to experiment with, to see if I could do it with stamping rather than diecuts. I actually did it 2 different ways but I like the second one best. I used the Christine Adolph Daisy May stamp from Prima for both. For my first attempt, I stamped with fade out ink and coloured with alcohol markers. Then I painted most of the panel with crackle medium. (I like Joanna’s use of crackle accents and I was wondering if I could get a crackle with acrylic mediums). I…