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    Crazy journal page

    Hi crafters. I made another journal page for the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge which is ‘not a card’. I started with more paper from the spray box and added more sprays as well as Distress crackle paste using the SSS Geo leaves stencil. I found a pair of Paperdoll ladies and teamed them with a Tim Holtz Snarky Small Talk sticker. I did give one of the ladies a cross eyed look. The foliage is from Paper Smooches and I added a few glitter squares punched from scraps. I am also entering this page in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is anything goes. Thanks for visiting, Christine

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    Stencilled journal page

    Hi crafters. The current Simon says Stamp Monday challenge is ‘not a card’. I took a piece of paper out of the spray box that had brown and indigo on it and worked with that. I added copper stencilling, with paste and paint using 2 Kaisercraft stencils, and the purple stencilling with the Artplorations Happy Flowers stencil. I added a wash of gold paint in the flower centres and some typed words. I would not have thought to put these colours together, but I think it worked out. I am also entering this page in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is anything goes. Happy Crafting, Christine

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    Special delivery

    Hi crafters. One last entry for the texture challenge at Simon says Stamp Monday. I decided to try tone on tone to add texture. I stencilled black satin paint on matte paper with the Funky Fossil Abstract map stamp. It’s subtle, depending on the light. I decided to up the sheen with some Paper Rose diecuts. My figure was traced with the Dylusions Ben stencil, cut out and backed with black cardstock. I added some writing and string and popped him up on some foam. ‘Special‘ is from Hero Arts and Typewriter font diecuts from Tim Holtz make up ‘delivery’. You can see the stencilling a bit better in the…

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    Textured Sea

    Hi crafters. I been using things that were lying around today. The ‘waves’ on this card were cut from a failed experiment with tissue paper. Fine blue and green tissue paper diecuts were glued over silver tissue paper. It became a hot mess, but it looks great when cut with the Elizabeth Crafts Cinnamon background die. I also cut the tissue paper piece with the Kaisercraft Flora branches and School of fish dies. The background was a crumpled piece of brown paper which had already had bits of metallic paints added to it. I crumpled the lower half and rubbed a bit of copper paint over the raised bits. I…

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    More texture

    Hi crafters. I used another gel print for the Simon says Stamp Monday texture challenge. The background is a stained book page with the gel print on top. These were cut with the Waffleflower 5×7 Lacy Layers dies. The circle was cut from a cookbook page that had blue paint on it, using the Ultimate Crafts Sakura sphere die. The sentiment diecut is from Concord and 9th and was coated in copper paint. Thanks for visiting, Christine

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    Texture galore

    Hi crafters. Simon says Stamp Monday challenge wants texture, and here it is. I added some Versamark stencilling with the Funky Fossil Fractional stencil and poured Ranger lime Mixed Media powder over that. I traced a Funky Fossil word stencil with a Fude pen. I added a strip of glitter washi and some dots punched from it. I was thinking it could be used as a masculine card with a sneaky touch of pink and glitter!!!!Happy crafting, Christine

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    CAS texture

    Hi crafters. Can you have a CAS card full of texture? I experimented with that in this card. I found some metallic corrugated cardboard at the second hand shop. This piece was a little marked so I decided to strategically spray it with a stencil. I used the Artplorations Happy Flowers stencil with Dina Wakley spray acrylic in midnight. The acrylic ran into the valleys and left the crests free, so from the side the paint doesn’t show much. I cut the panel and matted it on navy cardstock. I decided to leave it simple without a sentiment. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Simon says Stamp…

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    Heart gel print

    Hi crafters. This card started with a multilayered gel print. The final layer used a Kaisercraft stencil. I adhered this to a pink card base and added a Pinkfresh diecut sentiment. I put a layer of pearl paint over the inner heart to give it some shine. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Love/hearts Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Love is in the air. Happy crafting, Christine

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    The couple

    Hi crafters. When I was going through magazines recently I was looking for images to make stencils from. Birgit Koopsen had a video where she made stencils from magazine photos, so I had to try it. I used very, thin plastic folder dividers that I found at the secondhand shop. The easiest way I found to trace them was to hold the magazine page with the plastic over it, up to a window and draw around. I placed my silhouette over a gel print, and placed a Winnie and Walter circle stencil over that. I sponged over a deep blue and Payne’s grey paints to match the number stencilling on…

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    Lots of layers

    Hi crafters. I wanted to use a busy, gel printed and stencilled piece of paper. I actually tried spraying white acrylic with the Artplorations Bloomdalascopic #5 stencil first. The paint went under the stencil so I quickly wiped most of it off with a damp rag and tried again. This time I used the stencil to colour some flowers with a white paint pen. I cut the paper with my largest circle die. The sentiment is from an old Stamplorations stamp set called celebrate. I thought the card needed something else so I drew a purple gel pen line around the outside of the die to form a border. This…