Monday, January 16, 2017

Überraschung - Surprise

Hi there,

I would like to share another fun birthday card over on the Karten-Kunst Blog with you:

  • stamp one of the adorable fish from the Avery Elle That Bites set with Versafine (Smokey Gray) and color the image with Twinkling H20s (Pewter, Mango Mamba, Rose Petal, Teal Zircon) - I used my ZIG Clean Color Real Bruh Pens to add some shading
  • cut out two stitched rectangles - one from watercolor paper and one from smooth white cardstock
  • cut out the scallopped My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Circle Window from the smooth piece and stamp the little bubbles from the same stamp set with different Altenew Crisp Inks (Puffy Heart, Caribbean Sky, Ocean Waves, Warm Sunshine)
  • add the sentiment with the help of the Karten-Kunst Große Worte Überraschung stamp set and Versafine (Smokey Gray)
  • use the watercolor piece as a background and add color with Distress Inks (Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers) and the Mini Ink Blending Tool - add some water droplets using the Mini Mister for extra texture
  • cover the opening with actetate and create a shaker element with the help of double-sided foam tape
  • fill the shaker element with Pretty Pink Posh Sequins (4mm Cornflower, 4mm and 6mm Aquamarine)

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Dare to Sparkle Canvas

Hi there,

it's time for another Stencil Sunday over on the STAMPlorations Blog.
If you are interested in the products I used or other STAMPlorations, ARTplorations or CUTplorations products, I have a special treat for you: use the discount code STAMPGIRLTANJA and get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies.

  • cover a canvas with white gesso 
  • wrap a piece of cheesecloth around a paintbrush and create a rose - secure it with Prima Marketing Clear Sculpture Medium
  • adhere the paintbrush with gel medium
  • cover the paintbrush with white gesso as well
  • add texture by applying modeling paste through the ARTplorations Old Rose Prints stencil - let it dry thoroughly
  • add color using Prima Marketing Color Bloom Sprays (Iris, Soft Teal, Summer Sky)
  • color the roses with Inktense Pencils and add shadows with Golden Fluid Acrylics (Payne's Gray)
  • ink up the edges of the whole canvas with Distress Ink (Black Soot)
  • add more interest by stamping the script form the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Elements set with Archival Ink (Watering Can)
  • stamp parts of the sentiment with the help of the STAMPlorations Art Marks set and Memento Luxe (Tuxedo Black) - and since I am very impatient I heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder to dry it instantly 
  • add the "to" with the help of a Dymo Label Maker
  • add splatters with watered-down Golden Fluid Acrylics (Payne's Gray)

I hope you got inspired and don't forget to join us for our Mixed Media Challenge over at the STAMPlorations Blog. The theme is always anything mixed media except a card. You must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The Linky closes at the end of the month.

Yours,