Monday, October 23, 2017

My Cards and Tags: Using Brushos and Dina Wakley's Text and Scribbles Stamp

This week's theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog is Monochrome.  I decided to go with a blue color palette to make this card:

And then, just because I'm a multi-color-holic, I did the same card design again to see how it would look in different colors.  This is the card that I took process pictures of as well.

I used some of Dina Wakley's new products: a Medieval Crosses stencil and her Text and Scribbles stamp set.  I started by penciling in some of the crosses and then coloring them in with Distress Ink.  My coloring method is to dab a sponge onto the Distress Ink pad, then smudge it over the stencil.

Next I water-colored over the Distress Ink:

Next I spritzed the page with water and let it run down in drips.

While the paper was still was still wet, I sprinkled on some Brushos crystals and hit it again with another spritz or two.

When it was dry, I heat-embossed one of Dina's circle stamps onto it and bumped up the color in a few spots with more Distress Ink and some acrylic paint.

When it was dry, I used the Medieval Crosses stencil again and outlined the edges of the crosses with a black Sharpie.  I finished it off by gluing on some paper leaves (placed horizontally), some extra text stamping, and adding sentiments that I cut out of old books.

I did enjoy trying my hand at monochrome and felt that it did lend itself nicely to the "Feeling Blue" vibe.

Here are the supplies I used, that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I'm excited to see how you do monochrome!  Be sure to upload your projects to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.