Time for another Friday Mashup challenge. This week is a thankful theme and/or a box.
I've been playing with the Gratitude for Days Simply Created Kit on my desk, so it was natural to grab a couple pockets and create a box with them. For the die-cut leaves, I inked them (direct-to-paper), then spritzed and crumpled. Unfold, let dry, and sponge a bit more.
Here's a quick photo tutorial of how this came about:
Here's your Mashup Challenge:
Create a "Box Project".
Create a project with a "Thanksgiving or Thankful Theme".
or Mash it Up! and create a "Thanksgiving- or Thankful-Themed Box".
Stamps: For All Things; Paper: Tangerine Tango, Hello Honey, Old Olive, Very Vanilla; Ink: Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow; Accessories: Gratitude for Days Simply Created Kit, Sponge, Autumn Accents die, Big Shot.
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Today Jeanna is bringing us this week's MDS Monday sketch, along with a request for lots of playful colors, patterns, and embellishments. Well, she might beat me with a wet noodle, since I deviated from the sketch right off the bat to fit my photos.
Using Happy Things Pocket Cards download, I think I used just about every pattern, embellishment, and most stamp images in the download. I always have so much fun layering the items from the pocket card kits. Colors - check. Patterns - check. Embellishments - well... I felt like I layered so much already, so I resisted a bit.
Here is this week's sketch -
MDS Elements: Natural Composition Overlays, Happy Things pocket cards, Convention 2012 frame, Staple, Alphabet Soup punch, Mini Flag Banner punch; Font: Bodoni MT Condensed, CK Alis Hand.
It's my turn to host the Friday Mashup challenge. This week is a color challenge plus a technique. I chose iron-off embossing, since I have never tried it.
First stamp and heat emboss your image. Then use the embossing as a resist to color your background. You could sponge, watercolor, or use direct-to-paper technique, among others. Once the background is done, use scratch paper and a medium-heat iron to remove the melted embossing powder to leave a flat, mat finish.
Prepping for our downline shoebox swap project, I thought I would combine it with this challenge. I love the watercolor look of this new set, For All Things. Turns out, the iron-off embossing works pretty well with the sentiment and the watercolor swatch. I used Freshly Made Sketches #154 for my card.
Here's your Mashup Challenge:
Create a project with "Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist & Baked Brown Sugar".
Create a project with the "Iron-Off Embossing Technique". Link to technique HERE.
or Mash it Up! and create a "Project using the colors above & the Iron-Off Embossing Technique".
Stamps: For All Things, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, Color Me Autumn DSP; Ink: Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Baked Brown Sugar, Versamark; Accessories: Color Me Autumn washi tape, Linen Thread, Clear EP, Corner Rounder punch, Iron, Dimensionals.
I also have a bonus iron-off embossing card, playing along with Mix-Ability challenge #67, Take It Away.
I did some layered batik resist, with layers of clear heat embossing and coloring, to show the text paper underneath. I gave Dina's bokeh tutorial a try, using the inside circular stamp pieces from Daydream Medallions and also a pencil eraser. My first color layer was watercolored, but then I switched to brayered, which worked out better. Once all the layers were complete, for the "take it away" step, I ironed-off the embossing powder. This card also uses Fab Fri sketch #51.
Stamps: Daydream Medallions, And Many More, Big Bold Birthday MDS image; Paper: Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Moonlight DSP, First Edition DSP; Ink: Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Island Indigo; Accessories: White EP, Pencil, White baker's twine, Brayer, Watercolor brush, e-cutter.
It's Yapha's turn to give us a sketch for this week's MDS Monday. She has a couple technique hints, so make sure you check those out on the challenge blog site.
Tami's page, with the little blue square pattern, caught my eye a few weeks back. It reminds me of indoor pool tile, so I thought *ding*... great idea for this page! My little missy takes after her pool-loving mama!
Here is this week's sketch -
MDS Elements: Natural Composition Overlays, Accessory Cord pack, Get It Done tag, Water Droplet download from internet; Font: Bodoni MT Condensed.
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 silhouette set Serene Silhouettes. If you are hopping around in a circle, you have just come from Kerry's blog. There is no end to Kerry's creativity!
As a silhouette stamp set, it is perfect for background techniques. Sponging, brayering, watercoloring... you name it! Building on the CAS sponged-scene card I made last week, I started off in the same direction.
Keeping to the true one-layer card (minus the base), I kept adding more and more features... clouds, a couple stars, the sentiment. Remembering Cindy Elam's card using the Note Tag punch and stamps from September's Paper Pumpkin Kit, I ended up sponging and stamping a tombstone via reverse masking. Score! This qualifies the card for Mix-Ability #68, Reverse Masking. For coloring media, I used classic ink, Basic Black marker, and a white gel pen.
Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Boo-tiful Bags Paper Pumpkin kit, Ghoulish Greetings, Dictionary BG; Paper: Very Vanilla; Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: White gel pen, Note Tag punch, Circle punch, Sponges, Post-It Notes.
Make sure you check out the next stop to see what lovelies the fabulous Yapha Mason has put together with Serene Silhouettes.