perjantai 27. maaliskuuta 2015

Kiitos = Thank you

I needed a thank you -card for my craft class teacher, and here it is. I love challenges, and this time I was really inspired by the first four of the following challenges... The fifth is there just because it happened to fit :)
Paperartsy (grunge paste)
Stampinback (focus on text)
Chocolate Baroque (colours blue/purple/greens)
SimonSaysStamp Monday challenge (one stamp, many ways)

 As for how I ended up with all these challenges:

I planned on making a card in the CB challenge colours, and I had decided to cut out the text from scrap card to make a large text stencil and stamp with CB texture fragments. Then I checked the Paperartsy challenge... Wondering what the grunge paste was, I ended up looking through several interesting youtube videos and learning that it is a texture paste by Paperartsy. I also learned that it is claylike, which means it is probably the texture paste I would like to have (I am very dissapointed by the plastic transparency of the texture/modelling pastes in my stash). I decided to use texture paste from my stash with my stencil and add stamping (youtube: grungepaste video 106). Monday came, and after seeing the SSS Monday challenge I decided to keep to a single stamp. 

The background card has first been dipped in Distress ink (seedless preserves) and stamped with the CB texture fragment using Chipped Sapphire spritzed with water... 

As said, I don't have the grunge paste (so the Paperartsy team will get to decide if this post is valid or not for their challenge). I used Deco Art white modelling paste through my homecut stencil and stamped with the CB texture fragment on the wet paste. The picture above shows how "white" it is... 

And here is the card after two layers of gesso on the paste. Perhaps I should try mixing the gesso in the paste before spreading it...

After which I added different green Distress Inks with an ink blender. (At this point I really started to like my stencil, don't yet know what I'll do with it!)

I finished of the card by drawing and shadowing with a promarker and blender and mounting it on a dark blue card base. The texture on the modelling paste is quite cool, even though the details of the stamp are generally not very visible... probably due to a combination of the used paste and my lack of skills, but certainly to be tried out again some other time!

12 kommenttia:

  1. Thank you for sharing your artwork with us at the Stampinback Challenge.

  2. GREAT job on using the stencil! The textures are awesome! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Kiitos!

  3. Lovely card. What a nice touch!

  4. Loving your use of colour and texture on this card. xx

  5. Love how you have used the Texture Fragment stamp in your design. Thank you for entering the Chocolate Baroque Challenge and good luck.

  6. Cool stenciling and fun backgrounds. Love the muted colors in the card. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  7. Fantastic design, great use of the texture fragment and the challenge colours. Thank you for joining us at Chocolate Baroque's challenge, Shirleyx

  8. A great design Kristiina, the texture fragment creates a fab background. A really effective use of your texture paste too. Thanks for entering the Chocolate Baroque challenge, Judith xx

  9. thats a very very clever card there, with lots of work and thought. It is really good! Cx