Distress Ink Watercolour

DEF77EE8-D7D6-4AD0-AD60-08B4312036BEHello again!  I’m back with a card for Day 4 of The 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

This card starts out with a stencil monoprint background using three shades of Distress Inks and a Studio Katia Stencil. There’s a link in my post from yesterday on instructions for this technique.

Then I used an embossing buddy generously over the entire piece before heat embossing in white. Next I watercoloured the floral image with the same three colours of Distress Inks, adding a bit of shading here and there.

After adding the sentiment in gray, I added my usual smattering of bling…this time gems, not sequins. Finally it was mounted on some dark gray cardstock.

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Paper:  Canson Bristol and Simon Says Stamp Slate cardstock

Stamps: Studio Katia Lovely Blooms and Blooming Bunch (sentiment)

Ink:  Distress Inks in Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass and Seedless Preserves; VersaFine Clair and Versamark

Misc:  embossing buddy, heat tool, Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, Studio Katia Bubbles Creative Stencil, paint brush, adhesives and Studio Katia Spring Gems

Water Coloured Shaker

82D3F67B-1BCB-4776-BBC0-87C748D2CE0AIt’s Day 3 of Kathy Racoosin’s 30 Day Colouring Challenge. I’ve has this card in my head for a while and decided that today was the day.

The background is stencil mono print made with Distress Oxides. I have a  tutorial  on Splitcoaststampers if you’d like to try this. It’s quick and easy.

Then I watercoloured the floral image along with some extra leaves from the same Studio Katia Set. Next they were fussy cut.

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I used a Dual Stitched Rectangle Die to make my shaker card, along with some beautiful sequins.

The sentiment was added to the front of the acetate window with Stazon Ink.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Stamps:  Studio Katia Together We Bloom and Essentials by Ellen Hutson (Julie Ebersole designer) Totally Random Sayings

Inks:  Distress Oxides and Stazon

Misc: Stencil Girl Succulents stencil, water mister, adhesives, paint brush, Shimmering Ice Fusion sequins from Studio Katia, Dual Stitched Rectangle Die from Lil’ Inker Designs, acetate, Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, heat tool

You Are Loved That Is All

While I’m waiting for one of my projects to dry, thought I’d play along in a couple of challenges. There’s a lot of shimmer on this that my camera does not show in the larger picture…so here’s a close up:

This is a stencil monoprint made with Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls.  I wanted an aged copper feel, so that’s how I chose the colors to work with.  Easy-peasy, quick as a wink card.  Added a bit of Copper Inka Gold around the edges and a few drips of Copper Perfect Pearls Mist.  And, of course, my usual smattering of sequins.

Not familiar with the stencil monoprint technique?  Here’s a video tutorial that I did last year.

Here’s what I used:
Paper:  watercolor and Neenah Solar White
Ink:  Distress and Versafine
Stamps:  WPlus9 That Is All
All the other stuff:  TCW 630S Mini Chickadee Post stencil, MFT Wonky Rectangles die, Perfect Copper Perfect Pearls Mist, Copper Inka Gold, misc. sequins

Challenges entered:
CAS Mix Up Card Challenge:

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge:  stencil monoprint

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Verve Spotlight Hops Day Three

Welcome back to Day 3 of Verve’s March Spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guests are back for another day of spotlighting our new release! Everything previewed this week is available to order in the Verve online store. So come hop along and take a closer look at Hip Hop Bunnies, the Bunny Hop die set and the Welcome plain jane.

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We’ll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today’s featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list, a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!

You should have arrived here from Laurie’s blog if you are hopping in order 🙂

Hip Hop Bunnies Bunny Hop Die Set
Welcome Plain Jane

Had lots of fun creating this mixed media Easter card 🙂   I’ve used the Viva la Verve sketch for this week.
The background is a stencil monoprint created with a stencil and three shades of Distress Inks.  If you’ve never tried this quick and easy way to make a background, here’s my tutorial.  Then I mixed up some fiber paste and ink and stenciled a piece of vellum.   The vellum piece was machine stitched to my background. A little square of turquoise  paper was embossed with the same stencil as was used in the background for even more texture.
Don’t you just adore this bunny?  hehehe  There are two more darling bunnies in this set 🙂 It has been die cut with the coordinating die from the Bunny Hop Die Set and colored with Copics.  The same goes for the little bow ties around the card.  And for the sentiment, just a quick little shaker design filled with pretty, sparkly stuff.
Your next stop on the hop is Mackie…enjoy!  Here’s the complete list if you’ve gotten lost along the way.  Don’t want you to miss out on the fabulous prizes!


Day 1 Hop List

1. Julee 8. Mackie
2. Amber 9. Marisa
3. Betty 10. Maureen
4. Charmaine 11. Stacey
5. Christyne 12. Teresa
6. Laurie 13. Vicki
7. Lee-Anne


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Something Other Than Christmas

Just sharing a quick and easy wedding design I created earlier this year during my time on the Dirty Dozen over at Splitcoaststampers.

Used the stencil monoprint technique with three shades of Distress Inks and my ARTplorations Old Rose Prints to create the background.  Added a bit more sponging in all three colors and then added some water droplets.

When that was dry I stamped the image and sentiment from STAMPlorations Newlyweds and then painted the bride’s dress with H20s.

Happened to find the butterfly rhinestones in my stash…they worked perfectly 🙂

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#Beautiful

I’m sharing a card I recently made for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges at Splitcoaststampers. It’s an annual card drive where stampers/card artists make cards to send to the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.  This is the sixth year for the card drive.

This is  one of my favorite techniques to add color to a card.  I’ve used the stencil monoprint technique.  I’ve inked up my stencil with three shades of Distress Ink and misted the stencil before placing it on my watercolor paper.  Then I added some droplets of Prima Color Bloom before sponging on a bit more color.

Challenges entered:

Virginia’s View Challenge #19:

Another Dirty Dozen Gallery Card – Thinking of You

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Just popping by with a quick post.  This was another of my Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen designs from earlier in the year.

So simple and so easy to do.  Just inked up my Hero Arts Forest stencil with three shades of Distress Inks, taking care to put most of the purple shade around the moon.  Spritzed it with water and dried it.   Easy right?

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