Friday, September 5, 2008

mini tutorial (just a good idea) and some splitcoast challenges

This is the weekly sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers (SCS). I love this one because it gives a nice big area to do some stamping. In addition the color challenge this week was monochrome so i threw that in too on one of the cards :)

So here is the monochromatic one:

I stamped little Dancing Pezzy using the blues on one end of a kaleidacolor pad (Baby Powder) but the variation doesn't show well in the pic. the music notes are swirly pop bead pops and the glitter is ice stickles. i am very into my stickles right now. i really want to make a card that is just entirely stickled but i can't figure out how to do it without it being ridiculous........

Next up - i discovered a new favorite technique - faux watercoloring the September technique challenge over on T!m Holtz's blog:

i had JUST gotten this stamp set from SU and had yet to ink it up - it is perfect with this technique. i tried some other stamps but only have one more i really like that i hope to make a card with this week. on T!m's blog he used adirondack inks of course but i used the memento dew drops because they are just so perfectly sized and shaped for multiple inking on one stamp. this is definitely where having ALL the colors really helps! as a quick rundown - you ink up with several different colored iks. then spritz with water using the mini mister so there is a fine mist and stamp onto water color paper (so glad i had some lying around). for the spattered background i just inked up a spot on my craft mat, picked it up with a very wet aquapainter and then spattered it on. the top purple piece is velvet cardstock run thru the cuttlebug.

the bottom border is my mini tutorial/good discovery for you. it is done using some of that doodlebug crushed velvet flock which i love. so supplies: tacky glue, flock (could work with glitter too), stencil of some sort, cardstock, foam ink blending tool, and repositionable adhesive.

I used a fiskars border punch to make my stencil, i am thinking the cricut could make good ones too. attach your stencil to your cardstock with repositionable adhesive to make a mask. apply a generous amount of glue to your foam and smoosh it onto your cardstock. do it up and down so it doesn't move your stencil and be sure you get it into all the cuts.

quickly pour on the flocking and smoosh it into the glue with your finger.

Shake off the excess and peel off the mask so it doesn't dry on to your cardstock. cool huh?

posts may be slim next week IF studio G arrives like it should - i will be buried under shipping supplies!

hugs and happy stamping!

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