Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Thinking of You- A New Technique for a Mixed Media, Technique and Masculine Challenge :-)

Hi Stampers!!

I decided to spend some time in my craft room today and created a card using the Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability MIX 113 “It’s Hip to be Square” Challenge (see details here and gallery here) along with the As You See It AYSI080 "Try A NewTechnique" Challenge and the Friday Mashup FM202 "Sketch or Masculine" Challenge.

Not sure of the name of this technique- you stamp onto graph paper and color the squares...I just had to try it :-)  Normally you would use a large outline stamp, but I just received this stamp a while back  and had not inked it up yet...

Again, I hope you will take the time to visit the above sites- fabulous Design Team creations as well as gorgeous galleries and inspiration from all! 

To create this card:

Ink the Impressions Obsession image using Stāz-On Jet Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of graph paper.

Using Stampin’ Write markers- Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Lost Lagoon and Bermuda Bay, color the squares in the sky. 

Using a Derwent® Watercolor Pencil- French Grey and Silver Grey, color the squares of the moon as well as the bodies of the geese.

Use an AquaPainter™ to apply diluted Frost White Shimmer Paint to the moon, rinse the brush and blend some of the marker background on the sky.

When dry, darken some of the branches and the feathers using a Faber-Castell Black Pitt Pen marker and add a few white highlights to the branches with a Faber-Castell White Pitt Pen Marker. 

Trim the image and mount onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock.

Use the Big Shot™ to emboss a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, trim and mount onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock, trim and mount onto the Whisper White card base.

Mount a piece of Whisper White cardstock onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock, adhere to the card front.

Mount the focal image to the Whisper White “frame” using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Stamp the sentiment with Stāz-On Jet Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock, trim and create the banner points with the Hexagon Punch.  

Mount onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock (also creating the banner points with the Hexagon Punch) and adhere to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Add the retired Basic Black button (with a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock as “thread” in the center) to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Moon Lake (sentiment), Geese and Tree  (I/O)

Ink: Stāz-On Jet Black Ink, Stampin’ Write Markers- Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party; Faber-Castell Black and White Pitt Pen markers

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay

Accessories: Big Shot™, Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Hexagon Punch, AquaPainter™, Frost White Shimmer Paint, retired Basic Black button

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- it is such an encouragement to me!  Have a fabulous Easter week, my friends!


Kim P said...

What a great eye-catching! I saw that technique the other day, I think on Lydia's looks time consuming, but wow! What an impact!

Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup again!

Heather Cooper said...

Wow! That is an amazing technique! You created a pixel masterpiece, Julie! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at As You See It Challenges this week!

Amy Kunkle said...

Wow such a strikin gcard. Thanks for the detailed instructions. And thank for sharing at the Friday Mashup!

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