Friday, 26 September 2014

Stenciled +

 Hola! and happy weekend!
I am WAY behind on my Copics for Cardmakers homework, so posting something I made last weekend, instead.
I LOVE the idea of this blog challenge:
http://themixedmediacardchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
I "found" it last week, through my very artsy virtual friend, Lyndal Higgins.
The challenge is to add texture, dimension and technique to your card-making.
With that in mind, I finished up with some stenciled, watercolor, embossing-paste panels I had made, following Jennifer McGuire's examples, HERE.

I used the Dreamweaver's paste I had on hand, and a stencil I bought from Club Scrap. After allowing the paste to dry, you apply watercolour paint. I believe Jennifer used a texture paste, which absorbs the paint better than the stenciling paste I had. So my watercolouring is kinda pastel; her's were lovely and vibrant.

However, I jazzed it up with a water-coloured stamped image, on vellum. Vellum is EVERYWHERE again! The stamp is last year's, from CTMH (thanks, Diana Saunders, for reminding me it was in my stash!), and I added several colours of Distress Ink, direct-to-paper. I let it dry VERY patiently, and added it to my card front with clear foam tape, from Clear-Tac.
Some falling sequins from Studio Calico and Pretty Pink Posh, and good to go.
As the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday blog involves STENCILS & STAMPS, I've got that covered, too.

Now off to do my "homework!"
enjoy your weekend
Caroline

Supplies:
watercolour paper and watercolour paint set, vellum:  Michael's
cardstock and "blessings of the season" stamp:   CTMH
Stencil:  Club Scrap
Embossing paste:  Dreamweaver's, purchased from Paper Wishes
Distress inks: lipstick, marigold, persimmon, walnut stain; Ranger
Woodgrain sequins: Studio Calico
Flat copper sequins: Pretty Pink Posh


6 comments:

  1. Stunning card! The leaf looks amazing and I love the pretty background! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  2. Wow...this is simply stunning! What an amazing card Caroline and those colors are just fabulous.

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  3. Really beautiful. I love your play of colors and the stencil you used.

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    1. And you are most welcome for the reminder!

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