By way of explanation as to my no show anywhere this week, Margo has been in hospital with meningitis, on intravenous antibiotics and anti-viral drugs for almost a week and had numerous tests including a lumbar punch, such a lot for a 20 week old baby. She and Mum Anysia came home Thursday evening and taking it a day at a time. Plus Azaria tested positive so I've spent a lot of time on the phone giving moral support to them both in the absence of Mum, add extra horses to look after as well means craft has taken a back seat.
Fortunately this post and my work was scheduled a while back so I've just updated. It's my turn to host at Allsorts and my theme is 'Anything Goes with the option to add a stencil'. I also have a card for the Butterfly Challenge, which I meant to post during the week but you will understand the delay.
I really do enjoy using stencils, the one at the top a simple stencilled background using DI's and the AALL and Create Wire Bird main image stamped with Versafine Clair Twilight a couple of stars from the same set and the small birdie stamped above the word again from the same set.
Above is my Butterfly Challenge card, I've been fascinated by the Triple Point cards I keep seeing so had to give one a go, I went for a 7x7 card blank and used the same process to create the shape which I was surprised was really simple. I used Oxides to create the background layers following all four colours 'Tan, Tickle Me Pink, Tea Green and Thistle', the latter for the stamping of the Butterflies. The focal birdie is AALL and Create Toucan, yes, it's yet another using their stamps but I have been invited to create some samples with their stamps so very happy to do so as I am loving their style and quality.
A Gelli Plate background, acrylic paints brayered onto the plate, then white paint brayered onto a leaf stencil, spritzed with water and pressed onto the plate and a little gentle pressure all over, stencil removed and the card gently rubbed over the plate......I always use a decent card with the Gelli Plate. I know paper is cheaper and lots use it, but for me, especially if I am going to stamp I find card gives a far more professional finish. I also like to heat emboss my stamping if the background is acrylic paint, ink it will dry given time but I prefer to seal with EP, usually detail clear onto whatever colour ink I've used.
I then stamped the flower from the large AALL and Create image onto a piece of card spritzed with Oxides, using Versamark and details white EP. The sentiment which is part of the stamp has been stamped a second time.
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