Friday, October 19, 2018

Stamp Off Vellum Seasonal Layers Thinlits

Hey friends, it's another Stamp Off Challenge Friday.
Today Buffy, Susan and I challenged each other to
use vellum on our projects.  Vellum cardstock, on page 192,
is a great product, that often slides between paper packs
and gets forgotten.

I decided to use a technique with my vellum cardstock.
I colored the vellum with Stampin' Blends and then 
blended the colors with cotton balls soaked in alcohol.
Since the Stampin Blends are alcohol based, the alcohol
moves and blends the colors.  I cut out the vellum leaves
with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits on page 219.  I decided to
layer the full leaf with the cut out leaf, to emphasize 
the vellum and color contrasts on the card.

The sentiment, inked in Cajun Craze, comes from the 
Painted Harvest set on page 139.   You can see a bit of a
So Saffron in the background, which was created with the
"splotch" from Beautiful Blizzard on page 39 in the
Holiday Catalog.

I appreciate your visit, and strongly recommend that you click
on to Buffy and Susan's sites, to see their vellum samples.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

All the Good Things Tree

This is another card made with the images from
All the Good Things on page 151.  It is simply a dandy
set to play with on your Stamparatus.  In this example,
I used Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow
on the tree, with Calypso Coral and Poppy Parade,
with a little Crumb Cake for the pot.  Thanks to this
technique, I have fallen back in love with my 
Stampin' Write Markers!

Monday, October 15, 2018

All the Good Things Carp with Stamparatus

All the Good Things, on page 151, is a great set,
and works well in conjunction with the Stamparatus.
When you use the Stamparatus, you can ink up small portions
of the image, and keep adding color
until you are happy with the results.  
Patty Bennett did a really great video, showing this
technique here

 All of the images in this set lend themselves to this
technique.  Whether you use markers or spots, it is
very satisfying, as you are able to make color adjustments.
It is more forgiving than watercoloring, which is a
bonus for me!