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.


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

Denim Charger

It’s Stencil Sunday over at STAMPlorations!

Don’t you just love a bargain?  I found this denim charger for 79 cents!!!  Yay!

First off, I added a layer of clear gesso to seal the denim.  Next I used some black archival ink through the Leaf Prints ARTplorations stencil.  Then I added some acrylic paint through the Christmas Trees stencil…just using the bottom part of the trees.

The Flutterby stencil was used with some Copper Inka Gold and I also just smudged some here and there with my finger.  The entire rim of the charger was also rubbed with the same Inka Gold.  For a little more depth, I added some of the Trendy Butterflies in another shade of archival ink.

The final step was to add some wording from the Bold Sentiments:  Believe set.

A fun project to make for sure!  Here are the links to all the ARTplorations stencils and the STAMPlorations stamp sets I used:

Leaf Prints                          Christmas Trees                                Flutterby
preview-web-stencil-001-leaves-large.jpeg          preview-web-stencil-011-christmastrees.jpeg         preview-web-stencil-019-flutterby copy.jpeg

Trendy Butterflies                       Bold Sentiments:  Believe
stmp1082.jpeg          preview-STAMPlorations-Believe

Would love to have you join us for the challenge this month.  As always, it’s an anything goes challenge that must be a mixed media piece…tags, art journal pages, home decor, etc….anything but a card.  The winner will receive a $15 STAMPlorations gift certificate or 2 ARTplorations stencils. And the top picks receive an ARTplorations stencil of their choice.

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One Layer Christmas Card Challenge #10

I’m back with another card for the latest One Layer Christmas card challenge.  This challenge is ALWAYS an anything goes challenge, but using the optional twist will get you an entry into the monthly random drawing.

And here’s my take on it:
A little grunge, a little sparkle, some acrylics…and a whole lot of fun!  
I dripped some acrylics onto my watercolor paper and sprayed them with water so that they ran down the paper.  Next I used some white ink spray, which caused a cool effect with the acrylics and water. Then, I added some gold embossing paste through a large star stencil and then added a bit more randomly with my spatula.  Next I stamped the sentiment and some wonderfully grungy stamps, followed by a bit of distressing.
Check out the fabulous cards from the rest of the Design Team right here. Would love to have you  join us!
Here’s what I used:
Paper:  Strathmore 140# watercolor paper
Ink:  Ranger Jet Black Archival
Stamps: STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge and Verve Peace on Earth
All the other stuff:  Golden High Flow Acrylics, Wendy Vecchi metallic gold embossing paste, spatula, TCW stencil, Dylusions White Linen ink spray, distressing tool.
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