Monday, 4 April 2016

Stenciling for CAS Mix-Up

The April challenge at CAS Mix-Up is stamping, stenciling, and your choice of at least one other thing.


My choice is embossing paste.  Here's my entry:


I stamped my image and sentiment, and then laid a homemade stencil of raindrops (made for me by Loll Thompson) over top. I inked the stencil first with Memento Sky Blue but it was too blue and too pale, so went over it with Distress Stormy Sky and ended up with a colour I liked. With the stencil still in place, I went over it with clear glossy embossing paste. I coloured the puddles in with a bit of Stormy Sky.

I rarely (more like, never) do one layer cards - I find them incredibly hard but I also made this for the SCS Try a New Technique challenge "Hellos and Goodbyes on a One Layer Card".  I actually feel like I managed to pull off a decent one layer card!!!

It's also for the SCS CAS challenge "April Showers" and the Dragonfly Journeys challenge "April Showers / Umbrellas / Rain".






Supplies:

Stamps: Deep Red woman, PTI sentiment
Paper: white cs
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black, Distress Stormy Sky, Memento Sky Blue
Accessories: homemade stencil, clear glossy embossing paste

9 comments:

  1. This is so pretty Susan. The glossy embossing gel over the blue really adds lots of shine. Great image! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  2. I love the depth and creativity you achieved Susan on your one layer card. In fact, until I read your description I did not even notice it was only one layer. My hardest style! TFS my friend.

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  3. I see that I need some translucent embossing paste! What perfect rain! Love the image and I'm with you on one layer cards. I usually end up cutting them down and making them 2 or more layers! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  4. the texture of your rain looks fabulous Susan

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  5. What a great stamp and wonderful raindrops!

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  6. Hi Susan! I just love, love, love that stamp and all of the wonderful raindrops. Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

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  7. I really like this card... That lady stamp is so cool, and you did the rain just right. Loll deserves a sweet thank you: I love crafty friends :-)

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  8. I love the shine on your raindrops! The overall design of your card is fantastic!

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