Friday, 1 August 2014

Take It Make It Challenge - Your Favourite Technique Of The Year So Far


Time for a new challenge at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It.  This month we're asking you to look back at your copies of Craft Stamper magazine from 2014 and choose a favourite technique.  You'll need to mention which technique from which issue in your post.

For me, any technique involving Tim Holtz Distress products is a favourite technique, and I went for Distress Paint marbling, showcased by Liesbeth Fiddler on pages 10-13 of the March edition.  Basically, you splodge your paints onto a craft sheet, taking care not to mix the colours, then spritz the colours and place your card onto the sheet to pick up the colour.  You can usually get a couple of of prints off by spritzing after the first run.

This is the second run, the first one showed more pink but I liked how this one looked like dense foliage.  I stamped some leaf images in the foreground and added my Distress Ink watercoloured bird (another favourite technique).

I stamped the sentiment onto the card and also onto spare white card, cut out some of the words, drew a border round them with a fine pen and stuck them over the original words for a bit of texture.  You can also play about with the alignment of the words this way.

Join in for a chance to win a prize, get your entry published in the magazine, and be a future guest designer!


Click on over to see what the rest of the Design Team chose as their favourite technique, and be inspired!

11 comments:

  1. Fabulous card! I love that marbled background and the way you have created the sentiment. Mmmmmm, might have a go at this challenge myself: there's certainly some great techniques to choose from, Jo x

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment Shirley-Bee. I am so behind on Social Media it is not even funny!

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  3. This is gorgeous, love the bold green colors

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  4. This is fab .... love the bright colours. xx

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  5. Adore your card Shirley, never tried this technique before and now on my to do list :-) great background and in love with the birdie.
    xxxxx

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  6. I loooove how this has turned out. The finished effect is like a real photo in the background. The off setting of the words looks great too! I learn so much from you girls. And congrats Shirley for being on the CS team for the next 6 months - so exciting!!
    Dot x

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  7. That's such a fabulous background, Shirley ... the splodging is gorgeous with the overstamped leaves and that beautifully coloured sweet bird! Anita :)

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  8. Gorgeous card, love that background!

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  9. I really love the look of your card and the depth of colour you achieved....
    hugs,
    K

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  10. Wow Shirley, I really love the depth you've created - fabulous! Of course I love the bird - I feel anothe bird card coming on!

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  11. Really beautiful card Shirley. Love the technique for the background ... and your lovely watercolored bird! Loll xx

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