2017/11/07

Spread Kindness


Hi Stamping Friends,

Time flies. It’s time to play along with Happy Little Stampers (HLS) Mixed Media Challenge again. The November Challenge Theme is Tag. Yay, this is basically like Anything Goes, isn’t it?

For more details and other DTs’ inspirations, please check out the Challenge Blog. Anything mixed media could be linked up to our challenge as long as it follows our theme. Be sure to join for a chance to win $20.


It’s approaching the most colorful season of the year. I’m challenging myself to make an autumn tag in a pastel way. The following is how I made my tag.

Tag Details


1. Apply several Distress Paints on stencil, flip the stencil and use the stencil like a stamp, i.e. press the colored stencil on tag. Let dry.

 
2. Apply gesso on tag to create pastel effect. Let dry.
 
3. Apply several Distress Inks over stencil on tag.

4.Randomly apply Embossing Paste over stencil on tag to create texture. Let dry.


5. Die cut leaves (by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous). Stamp music notes (by Hero Arts). Edge leaves by Distress Inks.


6. Heat emboss text (Simon Says Stamp) in white on black card scrap. Assemble the tag as shown on top.


Hope this tag is eye-pleasing to you. Let’s spread kindness by making and sharing tags/cards with one another. Thanks for stopping by and wish you a great day.

Challenges to enter

2017/10/07

Today is Full of Possibilities



Hi Stamping Friends,

It’s time to play along with Happy Little Stampers (HLS) Mixed Media Challenge again. The October Challenge Theme is CRACKLE.

For more details and other DTs’ inspirations, please check out the Challenge Blog. Anything mixed media could be linked up to our challenge as long as it follows our theme. Be sure to join for a chance to win $20.

Were it not for this challenge, I wouldn’t have dug out the crackle paste!  Ha! The following are how I made this tag.

Tag Details


1. Apply several DIY Distress Mists over two overlapping stencils (by TWC) on a watercolor tag. For DIY Distress Mist recipes, please check out my old post.


2. Ink the white area by Distress ink.


3. Apply a thick layer of Crackle Paste over the butterfly stencil (by Memory Box) on tag and let dry.



4. Color crackled butterflies by Distress Stains. Apply Gold Distress Stain Mist to create splatter effects.

 

5. Heat emboss text (by Simon Says Stamp) in white on black card scrap, adhere sequins and assemble the tag as shown on top.


I hope my tag is inspirational to you and hope today is full of possibilities for your craft creations. Wish you a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Challenges to Enter

2017/09/10

Hello Friend



Hi Stamping Friend,

I haven’t made any one layer card for quite a long time. It’s great that I made it today. In fact it is a post card. I’m grateful that a long-time stamping friend thought about me and sent me a post card. The right one below is from my stamping friend, 阿閑. Thanks so much.


Hello friend, hope this CAS one-layer card is eye-pleasing to you. Thanks for stopping by.

Card Details

1. Block stamping with watercolor wash and Emboss Resist techniques are applied.
2. Silhouette flower stamps are by Tim Holtz and text is by Hero Arts.

Edited on 10/4/2017
This card is awarded by Time Out Challenge DTs as one of the three "Honours of Taking Time Out". Thanks, DTs.

Challenges to Enter
  
   My choice is Emboss Resist.
  
  
   My choice is Sentiment, Watercolor and White.
  
  
  
  

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