Tuesday, October 15, 2019

STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge - October 2019 Mid Month Reminder

Welcome back to the STAMPlorations October Stencil Challenge. I'm sharing two more pages from my watercolor journal featuring the Flutterby Stencil.

I started with the stencil placed on the left page and blended distress inks over the stencil. After removing the stencil i misted it with water and turned it over (ink side down) onto the right page. I covered it with a paper towel and pressed down over the entire stencil before removing it.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

STAMPlorations Monthly Stencil Challenge - October 2019

STAMPlorations has started up the monthly challenges after a summer vacation. I have moved from the CAS DT to the Stencil DT and will be showcasing STAMPlorations' ARTplorations line of stencils.

The monthly challenges start on the 1st of each month and we will have a reminder post on the 15th of each month. There will be prizes for those that participate by entering a project using stencils on the challenge "linky": $15 gift certificate to the winner and $10 to the runner up.$5 gift certificates each to three randomly drawn players.

For my first project this month I created these two pages in my watercolor art journal using A Bloom and Three Buds stencil. The technique I used is reverse stenciling. I started by placing the stencil onto the page on the right and I sprinkled black brusho watercolor powder over the open spaces of the stencil. I then misted the stencil with water to activate the powder. Once I felt it had enough water I folded the left page over the right and pressed the pages together and rubbed over the entire page. That is the reverse stenciling technique. I love how the black Brusho powder when wet breaks down the black into these various colors!

Please go to the STAMPlorations blog to see the other projects the DT has created and to join in the challenge!

As always, you can use my special discount code: STAMPGIRLHARRIET for 20% off your purchase at STAMPlorations.

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday

I am really excited to be a part of the STAMPlorations stencil design team. I enjoyed being on the CAS DT and am looking forward to this new role since I love to use the ARTplorations stencils. I am sharing my projects over on the STAMPlorations blog - Stencil Sunday post today.

So here is my first post for STENCIL SUNDAY!

I used several different techniques to show how versatile stencils are. For my first two cards I used the ghosting technique:

After blending the card stock panel with distress inks, I laid the Dots All Over stencil on top of the panel and misted the entire panel with water. I used a paper towel to soak up the excess water, then lifted off the stencil. The water wicks away the color to leave a "ghost" image. Once the panel was dry I stamped the Better Than Autumn image and sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

 I used the ghosting technique again to create the oval background for this next card. Before I adhered the oval to the card base I sponged the line of birds from the Some Birds stencil with Black Soot distress ink. I die cut the Perched Bird from black cardstock and adhered it to the oval panel.

I used one of my favorite ARTplorations stencils for my next card -  Leaf Prints:

I went through my stash of alcohol inked backgrounds and thought this color combination was perfect for a fall leaves theme. After taping the stencil in place with painters tape I used my alcohol ink blending tool with some Ranger Alcohol Lift ink and rubbed it all over the stencil. This ink really lifts the alcohol ink off of the panel. I love how this came out!

For this last card I only used part of the Holly Background stencil for a very CAS design:

I traced the leaves and berries with a Tuxedo Black Memento marker and colored them in with Copic markers. I used red Stickles on the berries and a clear Wink of Stella brush marker on the leaves.
The sentiment "Christmas Blessings" is from the Holiday Hexagons stamp set (retired).

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

STAMPlorations June CAS Card Challenge

Wow it's June already! This month's CAS Card Challenge optional color twist is MAHOGANY.

Here is my card:

I thought that this flower image from Hope Blooms looked like it had a tree in the background so I decided to use the Brick Red (looks like Mahogany when stamped) Distress marker to color the stamp. The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Pocket Blooms.  I cut a frame from some patterned paper to place around the image and sentiment then adhered the panel to a Kraft card base.

I hope you join our challenge. Here are the guidelines:
  • Players can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • Players can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic and link back to the challenge post (blogs only)
  • Prizes: $15 GC for the winner (voted by the team); $5 GC to three (3) randomly picked players

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Friday, May 10, 2019

STAMPlorations Things With Wings Blog Hop and Linky Party

Celebrate SPRING with STAMPlorations Things With Wings Blog Hop and Linky Party. Comment on all of the designer's blog posts, the STAMPlorations blog and here for a chance to win a prize.

You can also create a winged-theme project and link up here for a chance to win one of 8 prizes up for grabs!

I used STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies 2 stamp set and colored the butterflies with Staedtler Fineliner pens for my card.

Below are the details for prizes and for the store sale information.

  • FIVE (5) winners of $10 gift code - randomly drawn from all comments left on the blog and participating designers blogs
  • THREE (3) winners of $15 gift certificate - randomly drawn from all Things with Wings linky party entries

***Commenting and linking up end on Tuesday, June 4, with winners announced on June 10 in the May winners post***

May store promotion: All throughout May, products in the THINGS WITH WINGS section will be 15% off instantly + with my DT code STAMPGIRLHARRIET, you can get up to 35% off.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

STAMPlorations May CAS Card Challenge

April showers bring May flowers...The May STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge features the optional color twist of LILAC

Even though I know Cherry Blossoms are pink I took the liberty of watercoloring the Framed Cherry Blossoms image with Shaded Lilac Distress Ink marker and a waterbrush:

After I stamped the image on water color paper and colored it I cut it out with a stitched rectangle die. I mounted that panel with My Favorite Things patterned paper and adhered that to a white card base.

Here are the guidelines for playing in the challenge:
  • Players can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • Players can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic and link back to the challenge post (blogs only)
  • Prizes: $15 GC for the winner (voted by the team); $5 GC to three (3) randomly picked players
You can get an extra 20% off of your purchase by using my discount code: STAMPGIRLHARRIET.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

STAMPlorations SPRING FLING - Day 9

Welcome to day 9 of the STAMPlorations Spring Fling (12 days of giveaways).  Everyday for 12 days STAMPlorations will be giving prizes to commenters that visit all of the DT's blogs and the STAMPlorations blog and leave a comment. Commenting ends Friday, April 19, with winners announced in a special post on Monday, April 22. Today's prize: Choice of 3 in-stock CUTplorations word/phrase dies (up to $30 value).

Here is my card for today using the CUTplorations Bloomtangled #1 Cover Plate Die:

I created a background with Ranger Alcohol Inks, Alcohol Blending Solution and Yupo paper. I adhered the Bllomtangles #1 Cover Plate Die cut to the background with spray adhesive and then mounted the panel to a card stock base. I love the gracefulness of this cover plate!

STAMPlorations is also offering a promotion: All throughout April, products in the SPRING FLING section will be 25% off instantly + with my DT code STAMPGIRLHARRIET, customers can get up to 45% off.

Thanks for coming by!