maandag 21 augustus 2017

Botanical ATCs fun with video tutorial

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Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "ATCs".

Artist trading cards (ATCs) are miniature pieces of art that are traded around the world. The only official rule for ATCs is the size: 2.5″ x 3.5″.

But first I want to let you know that we also have a special challenge for children between the ages of 2 and 16! CLICK HERE or on the logo to go directly to the challenge page.




This is the first time I've made an ATC, as far as I can remember at least ... I've made two at the same time, they aren't exactly the same, but are made with the same elements. I started to cut the Heavystock to the ATC size. For me it's the  the best cardstock for working with Distress Oxides. The theme for these ATCs is the botanical garden and I used Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap, Peacock Feathers and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide for creating the background.

  
The Garden Greens are colored using Twisted Lemon, Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio, Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide and Pine Needles and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. The mini stencils are perfect for small projects such as ATCs. I only have 1 set and I used 2 stencils of it. One with Black Soot Distress Ink and the other with Texture Paste that I've stained with Broken China and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Reinker.

  
I've used the smallest of the Paper Dolls. They are so fun! The Clipping Stickers are fabulous, there are so many different ones, but I had very limited space so I needed to contain myself to the smaller ones.



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Hugs,
Sandra

woensdag 16 augustus 2017

Featured on Two Friends’ Favorite Blog Posts at Marjie Kemper's blog

Hi everyone,

The lovely Marjie Kemper is such a talented lady and so very socially active in the creative community. She brings people together by creating online groups, help others out with share her knowledge and she features other artists on her blog. She really is an amazing person!

So I was very happy and honored when she asked me if I would share my favorite blogpost on her blog. Sure! So I looked through all my blogposts and chose a recent one. It really represents me, my style, my inspiration and my love for grunge. So to see which one I picked, please visit the blog of the fabulous Marjie Kemper here or click on the banner below.


Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

maandag 14 augustus 2017

Under the Sea Good Luck card with video tutorial

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Nautical".

Many of our friends have spent their summer vacation on board cruise ships, some have been boating on lakes, and some have been sailing across one of the seven seas, we would like you to cruise along with us and create something with sea related voyages in mind.


I've taken the term nautically very loosely and this card is inspired by underwater life and travel. For the background I started with the Bubble Wrap embossing folder (thanks Marzena!) With the debossed side up. This side up made my think of a sponge. The first background layer is painted with Opal Magic Green-Gold and Blue Gold. This time I mixed them a bit while applying. With Green Man, Slime, Sleigh Blue and A Bit Jaded Infusions, I added more color. Most of the colors were collected in the "pits".

 

For more texture, I added Distress Grit-Paste at the edges and on the seahorse of the Mini Sea & Sand die cut set (thanks Cathie!). Grit-Paste isn't very good with lots of water, such as infusions with a sprayer to activate it. It gets a bit mushy. But with the help of a heat gun, it can be fixed.
The Garden Greens (thanks Cathie!) I transformed into underwater plants, especially by applying Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide to a few of them.

 

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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram
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If you use instagram add #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra