Posts Tagged ‘Distress Oxide’

Daily Challenge Prompt is Moon

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Welcome to a new week! It’s Deb here, from the Design Team. If you’re playing along with the Scrap ‘N Stamp Daily Challenge, today’s prompt is Moon. If you’re not playing along – why not? It’s easy to do, free – and you could win a prize! You do need a Facebook account, then join the Challenge page HERE. Play along with as many days as you like! Simply create a project with one of the prompt themes, then post it on the Challenge page. Be sure to use the hashtag #snschallenge there, and on other social media platforms. At the end of the month, one lucky participant is randomly drawn to WIN A PRIZE!

KEEPING THE FAITH

I admit – I chose this prompt of Moon so that I could play some more with my Lavinia stamps! I had so much fun that I created 2 cards to share with you today. This first one features the Moon stamp, as well as Fox 1 (Kernal).

Daily Challenge Prompt is Moon

This also gave me the change to do some ink blending, using the new Tim Holtz Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide.

CARD DETAILS

Start with a  piece of smooth white cardstock. Mask off a circle about 1 3/4″ round, just below the top. About 1/3rd of the way up from the bottom, start blending on Fossilized Amber ink, and then Spiced Marmalade next. At the top, blend on the Crackling Campfire, and then go back & blend the transition areas between the colours. At the very bottom of the panel, blend on Black Soot Distress Oxide.

Now remove the mask,  and stamp the Moon image in dark gray ink. Next, stamp the Fox 1 (Kernal) image in Nocturne ink. See that black line in the neck area? That happened because I had also masked off the top portion of the Fox’s head before blending the background colours. Therefore, I ended up with a different ink saturation after removing the mask! Live and learn, my friend! Even inking & stamping a few times couldn’t fix that line!

Finally, I added to the background by randomly stamping the background sentiment stamp Keep the Faith in Versafine Imperial Purple ink, around the images. More Black Soot was added around all 4 edges of the panel.

Daily Challenge Prompt is Moom

FULL MOON

This second card is much quicker to make! I loved  how it looked, so I haven’t added any sentiment yet. That can be done once I decide who to send it to, and for what occasion.

Daily Challenge Prompt is Moon

CARD DETAILS

With a piece of copy or scrap paper, punch or  cut out a 2″ circle. Place this mask over the top of a piece of white cardstock. Now, use a blending tool to apply Crackling  Campfire distress oxide ink into the circle. Next, remove the mask, and stamp the Lavinia Weeping Willow image in Nocturne ink. Use a blending tool to apply Black Soot distress oxide along the bottom.

Layer the card front onto a piece of black cardstock, and then onto an orange card base. You could turn this into a ‘Hallowe’en’ card by adding some flying bats, or other ‘creepy’ features. For some reason, this reminds me of a Japanese theme, so you could add a crane bird image, or pagoda in the background.

Daily Challenge Prompt is Moon

SUPPLIES

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Tuesday with Tara {take 264} Fall Fairy Wings

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!   I hope you had a fabulous long weekend celebrating the unofficial end of summer and beginning of fall- and hopefully you got to take in our Live, Love, Lavinia Blog Hop!  (If you haven’t hopped yet, there’s still plenty of time to hop & comment for a chance to win!).

I had a lot of fun with the three dancing fairies in my blog hop project, but I also pictured them dancing on some falling leaves so I decided to pair them with these realistic leaves from the Tim Holtz Natures Wonders stamp set.  I stamped them on ivory card stock in a variety of Distress Oxide colors, positioning the fairies around them.  I’d never tried combining them before, but I added some shading to the leaves with Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks.  With the addition of a water brush it ended up to be a really fun combo that I will use again!

Once I finished coloring the leaves I die cut the panel with a deckle edge die and inked the edges with Speckled Egg Distress Ink. I then splattered some Distress Spray Stain the same color over the panel, followed by a bit of metallic spray for extra shimmer.

I finished off the image with a bit of Nuvo shimmer pen on the fairy wings and a bit on the leaves. I stamped a sentiment (from a fab new set by MFT) on a scrap of inked paper leftover from my poinsettia card- I love how it contrasts with the leaves and pulls out the blues in the background.  Lastly I layered it all onto an ivory card base.

The finished card is a fun design that is simple enough and lays flat for easy mailing!  There are hints of shimmer all over.

I’m looking forward to some more autumn creations and can’t wait to see yours!  Be sure to join us in the SNS Challenge group on Facebook and share your creations!  Today’s challenge word is Wings!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 256} Mug of Sunshine

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  Today I’m bringing you a big ol’ Mug of Sunshine, combining images & words from ‘Hello Sunshine Turnabout‘ by Concord & 9th with ‘I Like Big Ones‘ by Picket Fence Studios and a fab oldie, the ‘Rays‘ stencil by Tim Holtz.

For the card background, I inked the Rays with two shades of Distress Oxide ink, Fossilized Amber & Spiced Marmalade.  I blended them with a broad Life Changing Blender Brush.  I like to work from light to dark, so went from the outer edges of the stencil towards the center.  I heat embossed the ‘Big One’ mug in Letter It Navy Embossing Powder on deep yellow card stock, then blended some ink onto it for some shading.  I stamped the sunshine design in the same Marmalade ink over the image, then added the sentiment in navy ink over them.

I finished off the card base with some crinkle ribbon wrapped around a blue textured panel.  I added a few sequins for a bit of extra shimmer- these are from the Ocean Breeze set by Picket Fence Studios.

I hope my card brings some SUNSHINE to your day!  I know a lot of BC is getting a ton of rain right now… if I could, I’d gladly share some of my heat & southern sunshine with you!

Inky hugs,

Tara