Hey there! Time for another Friday Mashup challenge. Today, we are playing with the Delft tile technique and a sketch. First I'll share my card, and then I'll give you the background.
Playing along with Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability challenges as well, MIX57 is inspired by the following -
I love the last part of that definition! My interpretation was to grab some In Colors, Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist, sponge on tone-on-tone ink in the center and darker color to edges, spritz, crinkle and ball up, and then unroll to dry. Once dry, I added a bit of Baked Brown Sugar sponging to the wrinkles, cut the card stock pieces apart to create "veins", and laid them out on a Sticky page. I was able to apply gold leafing to the exposed sticky areas of the "veins". The last step was to die-cut the leaves.
In order the mash it up, I stamped the Hardwood background image, then I sponged along the edges of the wood planks in the Delft tile method. This challenge was a lot of fun. I had these leaves ready to go, and Tara's challenge fit quite nicely in getting the card done. Thanks, Tara!
I am still in a stamping funk. I was bound and determined I was going to finish a card (or two) just because. Playing along with a challenge is the best way to get the creativity juices flowing again.
MIX55 - Clear Love
I've been stuck on this Mix-Ability challenge for a while. So much so, the challenge at which I had left off had drifted to the second page on Splitcoaststampers. Yikes, better get moving! This challenge calls for incorporating a clear element, plus two or more different media. Here I have translucent embossing paste and vellum. My media are embossing paste, dye-based ink, and Encore ink with clear embossing powder. Guess that last one also qualifies as a clear element.
Here's a good angle of the texture from the embossing paste.
Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop! We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday. This time we are hopping along with a classic stamp set, Lovely as a Tree. If you are hopping around in a circle, you have just come from Cindy's blog. There is no end to Cindy's creativity!
As part of the Friday Mashup Challenge #168 about a week back, I created this birthday card for my dad using Lovely as a Tree. Lisa's challenge called for the color combo mashed with a summer-themed card.
Most summers growing up, we would go to my grandparents' cabin in Canada. I created a shoreline watercolor card for him. Visiting the lake definitely says summer to me.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, And Many More; Paper: Mossy Meadow, Watercolor Paper; Ink: Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Early Espresso; Accessories: Aquapainter, Painter's tape.
And this past Friday I hosted a small shoebox swap at my house with the sympathy/get well theme. These are the type of cards you need on hand for a quick note to a friend or family member. Often I find myself looking for a sympathy card for a guy, so I went with a masculine flavor.
Our shoebox projects had to be created in 10 minutes or less, to keep us on schedule. Here I used Stampin' Write markers to ink up my stamp. Once I stamped the image, I went back with an almost dry aquapainter to fill in the tree color. HINT: The thick baker's twine is, well, thick. You can't just layer on top of it. I used one layer of Dimensionals under the left panel, and then one layer of Dimensionals on the left side of the banner and doubled-up (stacked) two layers on the right. I used a recent sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, #144.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, A Dozen Thoughts; Paper: Mossy Meadow, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Lullaby DSP; Ink: Mossy Meadow, Baked Brown Sugar; Accessories: Baked Brown Sugar thick baker's twine, Aquapainter, Arrows EF, Banners framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.
Now make sure you check out the next stop to see what lovelies the fabulous Wendy Weixler has put together with Lovely as a Tree.