Sonntag, 14. Februar 2016

Take It, Make It

The current blog challenge at Craft Stamper is a *Take A Technique* month and the theme is 
*Text Me!*

Use text or script background stamps in your projects. Any language, any style. Old bookpages, bits torn from magazines, scrapbooking papers..whatever you can find. The *text* part does NOT include sentiments, phrase or single word stamps. Think backgrounds!
You'll find the guidlines to play here
The challenge runs till midnight GMT Wednesday February 24th 2016

Happy Valentine (:o)

My simple looking card includes a lot text stamping you wouldn't expect  at first sight.

I started stamping the first script stamps with Versamark on Specialty Stamping Paper

Applied Distress Ink Victorian Velvet

I painted two layers of DecoArt Antiquing Cream Titanium White

I stamped with another script stamp and Distress Ink Fired Brick on top

I removed some of the Antiquing Cream with a baby wipe from the middle of the card

Next...i stamped the third script stamp with Versamark around the edges of the card and heat embossed with Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder

I used gold foil on top of the sticky powder

Stamped the third script stamp with Distress Ink Fired Brick again...only twice in the middle of the card

Used another stamp...with StazOn Cloudy Grey on the edges

Applied the Glued Pad Refiller with a sponge and used a heart stencil

Some pink glitter adhered

Memento Lilac Posies around the edges

I think this is washi tape from Ikea

Finished the card with an epoxy sticker

Well, the randomly chosen winner from all the entries will get a 25 GBP gift voucher from
Additionally a Sprinkle of Imagination are very kindly offering 10% of all purchases from the shop for the duration of the challenge for all blog readers! The code to enter at the checkout is:
The code will work from 5 - 25th of February 2016, with a minimum GBP 5 spend excluding P&P
The second winner will be chosen by the DT and will be published in Craft Stamper Magazine.

Good Luck
Thanks for reading and your appreciated comments

Montag, 1. Februar 2016

Card - Gesso Resist

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

My recently altered playing cards went into the mail.
The theme of this swap was nature / found poetry and there went a matching card for the hostess within my package of course

This card started with DecoArt Gesso and a ladybug 

Next applied Distress Ink all over the card
pink raspberry - evergreen bough - mustard seed

Used another (flower) stencil and applied Distress Ink
fired brick

Removed the Distress Ink from the gessoed ladybugs with a baby wipe

Drew bubbles / circles with a permanent marker

Used a white and a gold marker inside of the circles and glued down my quote

Thanks for reading and your appreciated comments

Happy crafting!

Mittwoch, 27. Januar 2016

Wanderlust - Art Journal - Inspiration - Part 2

Hi Crafters, Makers and Artists (:o)

Today i'm sharing another Art - Journal page with you.
It's a composition thingy
It's about rules, ballance, rhythm and focal points

Thanks for reading and your appreciated comments

Montag, 25. Januar 2016

Special Birthday

Hi Crafters (:o)

Last week , we had a special birthday

Happy Birthday
♥ Mex ♥
1 Year 


Freitag, 22. Januar 2016

Altered Card Swap- Part 4

Hello my crafty friends (:o)

Today i'm sharing my last set of 13 cards for
The first set can be found here
The second set can be found here
The third set can be found here

When it comes to painty, messy backgrounds (can't help myself, but i'm not a Gelli Plate artist)...i'm absolutely out of my comfort zone.
I'm total getting lost and all my backgrounds will turn out brown- ish, when i'm creating without any inspiration. With this type of backgrounds i'll always have a look at my favorite admired artists and in this case it's a journal page created by the full time mixed media artist, currently the Editor at Craft Stamper Magazine, Trish Latimer  

The base are sanded and pre - gessoed playing cards

I started by mixing DecoArt Media Fluid Arylics Titan Buff and Prussian Blue Hue

Below you see the different amount you need...

I painted with a sponge

Next i've stamped Media Fluid Acrylics Titanium White 
(Stamp from LaBlanche)

Applied also Media Fluid Acrylics Titanium White with a bubble stencil 

Same bubble stencil and Media Fluid Acrylics Green Gold

Below you see the background so far....
Stripes made with an old credit card, curves painted with a brush

Next colour Media Fluid Acrylics Pyrrole Red

Stamped circles with a lid from an empty bottle

 Some accents with black permanent marker

Now...for the embellishments....painted watercolour paper with the same colours i've used before
Ignore the grey.....i didn't used it

A sheet of patterned paper from an old basic grey line

Painted stripes with Spectrum Aqua Markers

The cutting part

Adhered the individual parts to the card
More painty accents with a small brush ( notice the tiny dots in white and red)
Sealed the whole card with DecoArt Media Ultra - Matte Varnish to get rid of any shine...

...because the only shine i wanted to leave was on the heart and that was archived with DecoArt Media Gloss Varnish

Yes, 14 cards...!!
 One for me...and 13 for you....if you paticipated the swap
I hope they arrive safely
Thanks for hosting the Altered Playing Card Swap's, Jessica Brogan 
Thanks for reading and if you feel inspired...
...thanks also for leaving your appreciated comments
Happy crafting!