Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Wishing You A Lovely Day!

Greetings! It's Tuesday so you've got Kathi here to share a project with you! I've created another slimline scene card with PaperArtsy's Eclectica by Kay Carley #35 Rubber Cling Mounted Stamp Set, Eclectica by Kay Carley MINI #27 Rubber Cling Mounted Stamp, several Fresco Finish Chalk Paints, and two dies from the Essential Rectangle Slimline Frame Die Set from the Sue Wilson Slimline Collection by by Creative Expressions.

Here it is!

This card is out of my comfort zone in three ways. I created the blue sky background using Fresco Finish Chalk Paint by PaperArtsy on my big Gel Press, which was the first time I succeeded using acrylics with a gel press! I painted the dragonflies, stepping stones, and freehand painted the grassy foreground. Lastly, the seriously bright color palette almost led me to bin the entire thing. My daughter and some friends told me to keep going. So I did.

I used a brayer to apply Summer SkyPeriwinkle, and Snowflake Fresco Finish Chalk Paint by PaperArtsy to my big Gel Press. I pulled the print, heat set it, and used the second largest die from the Essential Rectangle Slimline Frame Die Set from the Sue Wilson Slimline Collection by by Creative Expressions to cut the painted/printed cardstock to form the image panel.

 Using my stamp platform, Onyx Black VersaFine Ink was used to stamp the fairy house and the stone path from the Kay Carley #35 Rubber Cling Mounted Set and the two dragonflies from the Kay Carley MINI #27 Rubber Cling Mounted Stamp

The dragonflies were painted with Southern Skies and Bougainvillea Fresco Finish Chalk Paint. The stone walkway was painted with Little Black Dress, Elephant, and Stone Fresco Finish Chalk Paints. I put the image panel back onto the stamp platform and restamped the stones to fix painting mistakes. The grass wasfree-hand painted the grass using Limelight, Hyde Park, and  Lawn Fresco Finish Chalk Paints. Paint pens were used to add flowers to the grass. I suppose I could have used Fresco Finish Chalk Paints, but I didn't want to push my luck!

The fairy house was stamped again using Copic-friendly ink, fussy-cut, colored with Copic markers in seriously bright colors, and edged with a dark marker. The windows were coated with several layers of Clear Glaze pen to add dimension and shine. When dry, the fairy house was adhered onto its counterpart on the image panel. 

A clear Aqua Shimmer pen was used to add sparkle to the dragonflies and blue glitter pen was used to add dragonfly trails. The edges of the image panel were distressed to create a bit more visual interest, then matted with black cardstock.

The sentiments were stamped onto a leftover piece of painted cardstock, die-cut, and edged with Distress ink.

Green cardstock was cut with the largest die from the Essential Rectangle Slimline Frame Die Set from the Sue Wilson Slimline Collection and matted with black cardstock. 

The layers were assembled as shown, then the sentiments were adhered to finish the card.

If you'd like to know more about this card, please pop over to my blog, Kat's Tales of Stamping. 

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Monday, May 17, 2021

Visible Image Fire Flower Embossing Pen Card


Hello everyone!  It's Autumn Clark from SewPaperPaint with you today to share a very grungy, but bright mixed media card.  I am still playing around with the new Distress Ink colors and Crackling Campfire just won't get out of my brain!  LOL!  I had the idea to create a very grungy background with a pop of red, so I pulled out one of my favorite stamp sets by Visible Image, Creative Chaos.

I colored a small piece of watercolor paper with Crackling Campfire and Fired Brick Distress Inks and cut out the flower head.  I then made an inky background with Walnut Stain and Gathered Twigs, onto which I stamped the flower again.  I layered the red flower with an offset to add dimension.  I wanted a little more interest, so I grabbed PaperArtsy stencil PS101 by Sara Naumann.  I sprayed Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Spray through it, then sponged the sides with a little more Crackling Campfire.  To finish it off, I lettered a sentiment with the Wow! Embossing Pen.  I love this pen!  It's super juicy and gives you the ability to make your own embossable design/words.  I used it to add a frame around my background panel, all embossed in Princess Gold.  I hope you will check out this fabulous pen and are inspired to play today.  Hugs, Autumn

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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Tracy Scott Ladybug Mixed Media Masterboard


Hi everyone!  It's Autumn Clark from SewPaperPaint with you today to share a second dose of inspiration with the Tracy Scott Insect stamp set by PaperArtsy TS027.  I shared a card trio yesterday with the same set HERE.  Make sure to check it out for a really fun stencil technique.  Today's card is based on making a Masterboard, a concept that PaperArtsy has promoted for years.  This is when you make a full sheet of paper with all sorts of stamping and cool little details then cut it up to make multiple pieces.

I started with a gel print made where I applied Frescos in Eggplant, Twilight and Byzantium and Stencil PS189, lifting the portion inside of the stencil, then letting this dry on my plate.  To pull the print I used Red Lipstick.  I was so excited right off the bat because of the richness this created.  I then went wild stamping & embossing various mini stamps by Tracy, including EM61, EM60 and EM58.  These are some of my most used/loved stamps.  I added some doodling with white and black pens and some white paint splatters, a couple of die cut leaves and a stamped sentiment.  I colored the ladybug with Prism Brush Markers and blended with a waterbrush and mounted her above a bundle of thread for texture.  I hope you've enjoyed these spring creations and will have a try at making a masterboard for your next card creations.  Hugs, Autumn

Prism Brush Markers

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Stencil Tutorial with Tracy Scott Insects Cards

Hey everyone!  It's Autumn Clark from SewPaperPaint with you today and I've been pulling out items from my UFO (unfinished objects) pile and trying to slim down my scraps.  A while back I had tried to come up with a version of a card made with Nuvo pearl paste using things I had on hand.  I think the result is pretty cool, so I finally finished coloring some focal images and made these sweet cards.

To make the backgrounds I used a sponge makeup applicator to add white gesso through the stencils, making sure to start at the bottom and work up lighter.  I did this on navy textured cardstock.  I used PaperArtsy stencils PS092 and PS108.  When they were dry, I tapped them with Prism Ink Pads to add color on top, with an uneven application so some of the white showed through.  I love these pads for DTP (direct to paper) techniques!  Finally, I spritzed the panels with Glimmer Mist to add some shine.

At this point, I didn't finish the panels, can you believe it?  Sometimes that's just the way it goes.  So how to finish them after all this time?  Well, since there were three panels, I thought Tracy Scott's insect stamps TS027 would work great for a fun springtime trio.  I stamped them in permanent cobalt blue ink and colored with Prism Brush Makers, blending with a water brush.  I hope you've enjoyed this alternative process and will try the stencil technique.  Happy weekend!  

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Friday, May 14, 2021

Hobby Art Crazy Critters


Hello everyone! Ericka from Strangely Creative here with a fun card I made using Hobby Art Crazy Critters with the PaperArtsy Jofy PS 230 stencil.


I love this fun critters and they are great to use for any type of card. I colored my giraffe with watercolor pens and then used the stencil with Distress Oxides to a fun background.


I added a little spray to the corner of the card for some texture. To finish my card, I used the Hunkeydory Gorgeous Green gems.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend. Here are the Topflight Stamps supplies I used to create my card. Use my coupon code "StrangelyCreative" to receive 12% off your purchase.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Life is good with Hobby Arts

     Hi Everyone,

Cornelia her today! 
This week we are showcasing Hobby Arts stamps. They make really fun stamps - if you don't know them, you might want to check them out!

I used the set Funky Chicken. I stamped the chicken and colored them with Inktense and markers. I used a stitched round die to cut the yellow panel and lined it up with the chicken. I heat embossed the sentiment and added it with foam tape.

I hope you liked this. Thanks for visiting. 
See you next week with more Topflight Stamps inspiration.

Here are the stamp supplies I used:
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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Imagine the Journey card with Hobby Art

Hi, Connie here creating with very awesome
stamps by Hobby Art.  I love nature and mixed media
and these stamps are a perfect mix of the two. They can
be jazzed up or jazzed down :) 

The background is created using a stencil and Distress Oxide ink.  It was distressed
with water and then dabbed off.  The script font is stamped lightly over the
brick wall background.  I did not use an acrylic block, to hold the stamp, just roll
it up and then stamp lightly.  The stencil was applied next.  The font was stamped and
cut out and adhered to the card front.  

The butterflies were stamped on mixed media cardstock, that I created using
Infusions, and then trimmed out.  They were added to the card front along
with the small pearls, in the center of the butterflies.  I splattered the card with 
acrylic paint for more of a distressed look.

Products used:

Versafine/Onyx Black

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer
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