Daily Archives: April 29, 2015

The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes

It’s the fifth Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built Anything Goes challenge.  This doesn’t come around too often, but it’s your time to do anything you wish.  You have until Tuesday, May 5th to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.

For my card today I wanted to celebrate spring.  Here in New York, it’s been a long time coming!  I started by stamping the Repeat Impressions “My Sunshine 8402-M with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink so I could color it with Copics.  This stamp comes with the sentiment, which you can choose to use, or not.  If you don’t want to use the sentiment, simply cover it with scotch tape, then apply your ink and remove the tape.

To create the background I used B91, V20 and Zero markers.  The die is Lawn Fawn’s Journaling tag as well as Lawn Fawn’s 6 x 6 paper pack, “Bright Side” collection. The circle, flag, and rectangle dies are all from My Favorite Things. I finished it off with a few gems applied in a series of three.

4-29 - Anything Goes-wm

Come join us at The House That Stamps Built, you may be our next winner! If you use a Repeat Impressions Stamp in your design, you’ll get an extra entry!

Oh, and don’t forget to get your discount code from my blogs sidebar when you shop at Repeat Impressions Stamps.

 

Technique Junkies Journal Page

Hey Junkies!  Today I’m sharing a page I made in my art journal using a few gorgeous Technique Junkies Stamps called, Let’s Face It 1 – #P006Classy Swirls #S505, and Mae West Sentiments #PS004.

I started by stamping the Let’s Face It on book paper with archival ink and colored her in with Silks. To make the background I used a brayer to add Dina Wakely acrylic paint and stamped the Classy Swirls also with archival ink, but this time in Cobalt Blue. I didn’t use the entire stamp, but portions of it while just holding it in my hand. I then added some molding paste through stencils and applied the face on with gel medium.  I splattered both black and gold ink as well as edged the page with gold Krylon.  To highlight the molding paste I took Viva’s Inka Gold Metallic Rub and applied it direct to paper with my fingers. I love that gold shimmer.  To ground my picture I added some Faber Castell Pitt Pen around the image and smoothed it out with my fingers.  Because there was gel medium on the page if you work quickly, it moves well and allows that shadow to be developed without harsh lines.

Journal Page - Let's Face it I; PO006 & Mae est Sentiments PS004 - wm

I sure hope you’ve had a chance to visit the new Technique Junkies site as well as the Design Team blog, where there are some great tutorials.

Signing off for now,

The Crafty Nurse!

 

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