Tuesday, March 13, 2018

the world of sharing

i love the stamping world that shares so much.  I especially appreciate those who take the time to put detailed videos up.  Vicky papaioannou is one of my favorite people to watch.  Here’s a link to the video she did using one stencil five ways.  This looked like such a fun project I grabbed my Hero Arts stencil, pastes, sponges, inks and CASED her projects.  I didn’t copy them exactly but I was glad for the ideas she gave for using these beautiful stencils.  I have lots of stencils and I forget to use them.  Watch for some cards coming up using my metal stencils.  I think I still have a light box somewhere.  I made six cards with this stencil and they all look different.  I was surprised how well the Kraft fit in with this elegant design.

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With Love

A sentiment like this can be pretty generic.  It can be used for Valentines day, sent to a good friend, an anniversary card, get well….you can’t go wrong with love.

Simon’s Wednesday Challenge is to be feminine and this sweet fairy fits the bill completely. Still using the same Hero Arts stencil I used only half of it and covered it with Ranger Antique Gold embossing paste.  I had no idea what I was going to do with it but this simple card just fell together.  Love it when that happens.  When I first placed the fairy on it looked okay but a bit plain.  I masked off the gold part and used Heidi Swapp gold glimmer spray ink and some black marble spray by Ranger to add drops of contrast color to the white portion.  Just the touch it needed.  Thanks for stopping by.  I mean it.  Hero Arts sentiment and MFT sentiment banner.

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When I’ve been away from stamping for too long Inspiration challenges are just the kick I need.  It was fun to see this Inspiration Challenge up on Simon’s Monday Challenge.

I chose the colored eggs as my inspiration.  I always enjoyed coloring eggs with my kids when they were small.  They like to draw on them with a white crayon and watch the resist technique take place when they dipped them in the colored water.

I used emboss resist and distress inks with a stencil from Hero Arts.  I used Oxide inks to color the back ground and sponge the edges.  Some water flicks, some glittery spray ink flicks and an inlaid sentiment gave me this very pretty creation.  The sentiment was just begging for some wink of stella and I said Yes, that’s just what you need.  Thanks for stopping by.

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