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“The Hippy In Me”

Embossing Powder Resist
is the challenge at the Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Challenge blog this month.
All you need to do is heat emboss an image/design onto the project, then colour over the top with inks/watercolour paints.
The embossing powder will resist the inks etc, and show through.
This could be for the focal point to your project, or be part of the background.
Real stamping needs to be included as well (in case you doodled with an embossing pen for your resist rather than stamped).

My idea this time around was to instead of having the white of the card showing through, that I would have some bright colours showing. 


What people may not realise is that I always start my cards with just white cardstock.
A total blank canvas, so to speak, each time.
 
On this one I have coloured up the background with a variety of bright colours then clear embossed this Indigo Blue ‘Juliet’ stamp.
I did this 3 times because I kept stuffing it up…don’t ask…lol

I  have used WOW embossing powder and -wow- what a difference! 
Because it is a super fine powder the detail of the stamp shows up much better.  
And you can win some if you are the winner of this challenge!!!

Next came the fun part!
I just swiped black ink straight across the whole image.
I used the edge of the ink pad to extend the black out the back and then added a flourish stamp to give the impression of hair flowing.

To finish I just added some extra flowers and butterflies and then layered the main panel on some extra bright panel that I had inked up.
And that is it!

There are some great ideas in the August issue of the magazine and

on the Craft Stamper Blog – with awesome prizes to be won!

PLUS:  The Design Team will have a look at all your gorgeous work and choose their top 3…and the overall winner will get published in Craft Stamper magazine!
AND: the Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge!
Oh, and don’t forget to link your work back to the Craft Stamper.

Enjoy!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges ~

“The Aussie Outback”

Embossing Powder Resist
is the new challenge at the Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Challenge blog this month.
All you need to do is heat emboss an image/design onto the project, then colour over the top with inks/watercolour paints.
The embossing powder will resist the inks etc, and show through.
This could be for the focal point to your project, or be part of the background.
Real stamping needs to be included as well (in case you doodled with an embossing pen for your resist rather than stamped).
I couldn’t resist using my new Darkroom Door stamp for this challenge with some gum leaves to create a typical outback scene.
The front panel is a one-layer piece using lots of masking.
The leaves were inked, embossed and masked one at a time
onto white card before adding the scene behind it.
Then I added the distress ink!
What I really loved about making a card this way is that I didn’t need to be fussy with the inking.
Usually when you stamp an image you have to be so careful with what ink you use with your inks in case the ink runs…and be very careful with the colouring 
~ with this technique there is no running! Easy…

Because the embossing is so shiny it was difficult to get a good picture of this one.

There are some great ideas in the August issue of the magazine and
on the Craft Stamper Blog – with awesome prizes to be won!
PLUS:  The Design Team will have a look at all your gorgeous work and choose their top 3…and the overall winner will get published in Craft Stamper magazine!
AND: the Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge!
Oh, and don’t forget to link your work back to the Craft Stamper.

Enjoy!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges ~

A One Layer Card

“Bleach Blocking”
is the theme at The Craft Stamper Take It, Make It challenge blog  this time around!

I had in mind to use this arch from The Artistic Stamper…then came the idea of making the background look like it was part of a building using the bleach blocking idea.

I have kept the same colours this time around as what I used last time.  And I have used the bleaching as you would if you were doing stenciling ~ that is, bleaching out the ink, then overlaying with the colours of the ink that was used in the first place…
in this case, aged mahogany and rusty hinge DI’s.
Oh, and the light area inside the arch is bleach blocked – 3 times on top of each other – to give a light area on the inside.

The angel just seemed right for the arch 
and for the feeling of the card.
It’s a stamp that I’ve only ever used once before…and it fitted beautifully!

The black lines were added as an afterthought (using a credit card)…you know how it is, “I’ll just add this” lol ~ then you sometimes have to resist going on.
Then I thought…maybe I’ll photograph it, then change it later lol

There are some great ideas in the June issue of the magazine and
on the Craft Stamper Blog – with awesome prizes to be won!
PLUS:  The Design Team will have a look at all your gorgeous work and choose their top 3…and the overall winner will get published in Craft Stamper magazine!
AND: the Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge!

Enjoy!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges…

“With Love…”

Bleach Blocking
is the theme at The Craft Stamper Take It, Make It challenge blog this time around!

There are some great ideas in the July issue of the magazine and
on the Craft Stamper Blog – with awesome prizes to be won!
PLUS:  The Design Team will have a look at all your gorgeous work and choose their top 3…and the overall winner will get published in Craft Stamper magazine!
AND: the Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge!
Oh, and don’t forget to link your work back to the Craft Stamper.

So often we make a beautiful background, then cover it up.
Does that sound familiar?
This time I wanted to make a background that somehow 
blended in with the design…and enhanced the stamping, somehow.

This card I have called ‘With Love…’
And comes from a happy place.

To bleach out the ink you simply spray some water onto your blending tool pad, hold down on the distress inked background and hold for a few seconds…then lift.  You can let it dry naturally or,  by blotting it after 10 or so seconds, you can white it out more…so you can play with the different effects.

The lighter colours make the bleaching whiter than some of the darker colours too.

The thing that I love the most about this challenge group is the stamping…you can you use any stamps that you like!  Just so long as you do use stamps…for me it doesn’t get better than that!

Enjoy!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges ~

“Bee My Honey”

“Potato Stamping”
is the theme at The Craft Stamper Take It, Make It challenge blog  this time around!

There are some great ideas in the June issue of the magazine and
on the Craft Stamper Blog – with awesome prizes to be won!
PLUS:  The Design Team will have a look at all your gorgeous work and choose their top 3…and the overall winner will get published in Craft Stamper magazine!
AND: the Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge!

I have a friend who has bees on his property and I was taken into the world of millions of bees one day.  
While checking for honey, I was surprised by how grungy
the busyness inside the hives looked. 
(it’s not as pretty as what is in the jars on the supermarket shelves)
I was the helper who had to stand and hold the boards while he checked what was going on honey wise…and I needed to think “happy thoughts” while being covered in swarming bees 
– I was told that happy bees don’t bite through the suits! 
That blew my idea of being safe inside those white suits.

The bee and drips stamps I bought after that experience.
But for some reason I haven’t been able to find a stamp of honeycomb…so…I have made my own for this card!
I know it looks a little basic, but I think it is effective as part of the background for this one.
No photo of the potato stamp this time 
because I kind of squished it.

For the background I used my roller to apply the ink which give beautiful texture which came up surprisingly well with a little distress ink over the top.

Oh, and I wasn’t bitten!

Enjoy!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges ~