Daily Archives: October 21, 2014
Still working through the October Simon Says Stamp kit, this time using the Deconstructed Sketch #173 by Deconstructed Jen. If you ever need a sketch idea, Jen has some fabulous ideas. The die cut “Birthday” is My Favorite Things and the “Happy” sentiment is from Clearly Besotted. I die cut and stamped some stars from Simon Says Stamp and the circles below birthday are My Favorite Things stitched circles.
I’m enjoying another day off and having fun with my stamps and ink. Today I am playing with the Lawn Fawn “Monster Mash” and “Wish You Were Here” stamp set to make a Halloween card. The background is distress ink in Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, and Black Soot. I added some Perfect Pearls mixed with water for the “stars” and the white uniball pen to add spots on the monsters. The wire is stamped with the dot pattern from “Wish You Were Here”. The monsters are colored with Copic Markers and the spider is from the “Halloweenies” Paper Smooches stamp set. The ground is paper from Authentique and I used the curved Simon Says Stamp die and the Paper Smooches stitched curve.
It’s Tuesday and time for a Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Challenge. This week is a little different over at the blog and instead of a card, we’d love for you to create a project. It can be anything, except a card. Think out of the box and create something fun. For example, you can make a treat bag, a costume, home decor, a canvas, a journal page, how about baking a cake or cookies? Use the theme to really use your creativity and make us something fun.
For inspiration I’ve chosen to make a journal page for you. I started by painting the page with gesso, then applied a combination of Dina Wakley Blackberry Violet and Magenta. I then cut out the ghosts with a bigz Sizzix die and the bat from Paper Smooches. The digital image is from Tiddly Inks and colored with copic markers. I hand painted the tree with a few shades of browns and black then I spritzed the entire page with Tim Holtz Distress marker in Black Soot, WHICH WAS MY MISTAKE. This is water based and when I went to collage the page, it smeared from heck to high water. You can see where there are black smears I couldn’t get it all off, but I don’t think it’s horrible. I sure wish I remembered not to use collage medium over water markers. GRRR. For future reference, I saw Tim use a sharpie to make black splats on a journal page when wet medium was going to be applied afterwards. The only other issue I had was the moon. I should have laid it down before I made the tree, but didn’t. I also couldn’t find my masking fluid, so I painted over the tree and then filled the tree back in with brown, allowing for the moon to recess into the background.