Monday, July 2, 2018

My Cards and Tags: Blue ATC's using Darkroom Door Mesh Stencil

Red, White, and/or Blue is this week's theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  I made a couple of ATC's in various shades of blue.

I started with Strathmore Mixed Media paper cut to ATC size.  I sprayed my Darkroom Door mesh stencil with a few spritzes of Marabu Caribbean Art Spray then flipped the stencil over and pressed it onto my paper like a stamp.  This gave me some nice lines and some "smooshy" areas.

For some color contrast, I drizzled some Jane Davenport Hydrangea ink onto the same stencil, then stamped it again (drippy ink side down).

Next I cut out some frames- one in the shape of a house and the other with a rounded top.  I inked them and stamped text on them (Paper Artsy stamp for the text).  I outlined my shapes with a black Sharpie and glued them on.  Then I sprinkled some Infusions powder (Royal Blood) onto my cards and spritzed them with water. 

From there, I scribbled around the edges with Prima Oil Pastel crayons and smudged them with some stumps.  Then I added some great stamps and die shapes.  For the one below, I used a figure stamped with Dina Wakley's Abstract Figures stamp set (fussy-cut and glued on) and surrounded the head with one of Seth Apter's Strands die shapes.

On the one below, I added some black wildflowers cut with a Tim Holtz die, then used one of the bigger Seth Apter Strands dies for the focal circle.  Both cards have scraps of some black patterned paper I made by stamping images onto the black paper, then heat-embossing it with white powder.

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

Darkroom Door Large Mesh stencil
Dina Wakley Abstract Figures stamp set
Seth Apter Spellbinders Strands dies
Paper Artsy EEG18 stamp set
Jane Davenport Hydrangea Inkredible Ink
Infusions Colored Stain: Royal Blood
Marabu Art Spray: Caribbean
Prima Oil Pastel Crayons
Strathmore Mixed Media paper
Sizzix Big Shot
Spectrum Noir Blending Stumps
Salty Ocean Distress Ink
Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink
Ranger Jet Black Archival ink
Acrylic Blocks
Ranger Non-stick Craft Sheet

I'm excited to see your interpretation of this week's theme!  Be sure to upload your creations to the Simon Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win $50 to the Simon Says Stamp store!