Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challege - Hot, Hot, Hot! - Stamp/Embossing on Vellum

Hello, Happy Makers!
The SOS challenge this week is full of fun!  Just make it hot, which means it could be spicy foods or weather-related.  You can use the word HOT if you so desire.  Be creative.  We can't wait to see!
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  I used a Jennifer McGuire tutorial for this project.
The background was created using a stencil stamped with a pink solvent ink.  The ink was partially heat set and air dried. After the ink dried, I repositioned the stencil and applied VersaMark and then embossed with an opalescent embossing powder.  
 This view shows the beautiful colors in the background using the Opalescent Clear embossing powder.
It is difficult to photograph glitter but you can kinda-sorta see the pretty result achieved by applying Wink of Stella™ to the little puddles and foliage.

Materials used:
Hero Arts® Color Layering Flamingo
Hero Arts® Frame Cuts® Flamingo Die
ColorBox® Art Screens "Rooftop" Stencil
ColorBox® Opalescent Clear Embossing Powder
Inkadinkado Washable Ink - Hot Pink
Papertrey Ink LinenVellum Cardstock

Note: Use whatever supplies you have on hand.  With the exception of the die frame and stamps, I have had  the other materials for over ten years.   I was surprised the ink pads were still viable.

So glad you stopped by!  
Happy Making!
CHANA!

Friday, August 17, 2018

CAS Colours and Sketches - Take Flight

Hello, Crafty Makers!
Today, I crafted two cards for submission to 
CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge.  
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 For my first design, I used the smoosh technique with Ranger Distress Oxide Inks to create my "faux" watercolored background.  I arranged my feather stamps using my Tim Holtz Stamping Tool.  I had only four small stamps in this collection, so I had to stamp twice but using the tool made short work of that.  I added Wink of Stella to the feathers and I was done!
Note Card Size: 4.25"x5.5", Panel Size: 4.0"x5.25"
Panel:
Materials:
Hot Off The Press "Feathers" Stamp Collection
Neenah "Ebony" and "Brilliant White" Linen Cardstock
Wink of Stella
Ranger Distress Oxide Inks: 
Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Broken China
Other Inks:
Ranger Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, StazOn Solvent "Jet Black"
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For this second project, I first stamped and heat embossed the feathers and sentiment.  Then, I painted my background using my distress inks.  I felt the white spaces needed to be toned down to allow the white embossed feathers to stand out more.  I achieved this by lightly dabbing Vintage Photo Distress Ink on most of the white spaces and to distress the edges of the panel. The final touch was to stamp a few star sprays around a few of the feathers and apply a little Wink of Stella to my feathers.  I was going for an abstract presentation and I think I got there.
Note Card Size: 4.25"x5.5", Black Layer: 4.0"x5.25 Panel Size: 4-3/8"x 5-1/8"
Panel:
Materials:
Hot Off The Press "Feathers" Stamp Collection
Neenah "Ebony" and Brilliant White Linen Cardstock
White Embossing Powder, Wink of Stella
Ranger Distress Oxide Inks: 
Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Broken China
Other Inks:
Ranger Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, StazOn Solvent "Jet Black" 

Happy Making!
HUGZ,
CHANA MALKAH


Submitted To:
CAS Colours & Sketches
 CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge