At The Shores - The Crafter's Workshop July 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Hello!  Today I am sharing my recent project from The Crafter's Workshop.  The summer is flying by…which is what inspired me to go ahead and document something from earlier this summer!
Below are the stencils and products I used:

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.
Planning to use watercolor, I started out by spreading a thin layer of Clear Gesso on a piece of white  cardstock.  I have found the easiest way to get a thin layer is to use an old gift card or scrapper of some sort.
While the Gesso dried, I used a small branch stencil as a guide and sketched out the outline onto a piece of hot press watercolor paper.
I fussy cut around all the edges and then added watercolor.
I also added the same range of colors to my cardstock, concentrating the color in the center of the page.
I used the new stencil ‘Under the Sea’ and my stencil brushes to add some light coral and blue shades of Distress Inks to the shells.
I then took some of the Gel Medium and added quite a think later over the large coral piece from that stencil.  My plan was to use it as a resist and add another layer of watercolor over it.
I mixed up a peach color of watercolor and dripped it down the dried Gel Medium.  I added a couple layers after the first dried and it created a nice puddle effect with defined edges.
I felt like it still needed something for a pop, so I used the smaller ‘Under the Sea’ stencil and the Champagne Gold Modeling Paste to layer another coral piece on top of the Gel Medium.
At first, I was disappointed I added such a thick layer and didn’t achieve the definition I wanted.  Looking at it after it dried, it is perfect for a coral piece, with the texture and layering!
After fussy cutting out the shells, I layered them with my photo and some other papers and vellum.
I finished the layout up by adding some journaling, onto a piece of paper I slipped into a polka dot bag, tucked behind the photo.  Then I mounted the whole thing onto a piece of patterned paper.
These are some detail shots of the finished page!
Thanks for stopping by the Blog today!  I love to scrapbook old photos and memories, but sometimes documenting the event while it’s fresh in you mind is a great way to extend that memory for a little while longer!
Supplies Used:
TCW709s – 6×6 Doodling Template – Under the Sea

Subtle Blended Stencil Card Background - The Crafter's Workshop 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018

I wanted to share a couple cards that I created for The Crafter's Workshop and in my annual production to mail to my children during summer camp!

I chose a couple 6x6 stencils that had a fairly small, compact design that would transfer well to a small space.  I used some 3 dimensional adhesive on the small images I inked and then colored with Copic markers.

Below are the two stencils I used in my project.

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

I was very inspired by a recent post from Kristina Werner.  She used a couple stencils to create a blended background for some colored die cuts as the focus of the card.  She also added some of the blended stencil on the edge of the envelope to match the card.

I wanted to create a small circular area for a die cut image I colored to be adhered to the card, adding a sentiment underneath he image.

Using this repeating concentric circle stencil, I added Distress Oxide Inks with my stencil brushes, adding a light layer of pink and purple, overlapping the colors a bit.

After finishing the card, I used the same stencil and Distress Inks to brush a small area on the left side of the envelope, coordinating to the card but leaving space for the recipients address.

Next, I created utilized the same technique to create a card that is a little more masculine, for my son.

I started this card by using a 'mask' I made with a piece of cardstock and a large circle punch.  I really had intended to compose a loose circular shape, so the mask wasn't as useful as I had planned.  In this card, I used two different colors of Distress Oxide Ink, in a yellow and blue shade.

As in the previous card, I added an image that I colored with Copic markers, fussy cut and added dimensional adhesive to the stenciled area.  I also added a sentiment underneath the image.

I also stenciled a portion of the same 6x6 stencil to the mailing envelope to match the card as well.

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Thanks for stopping by the Blog today!  With the vast inspiration of Pinterest, Instagram and all social media, there is an endless collection of ideas to apply the use of stencils to!  I hope this post challenges you to see inspiration everywhere.

FRESH EGGS - The Crafter's Workshop June 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Today I'm going to share a fun scrapbook layout I created inspired by the Rustic Signs stencil from The Crafter's Workshop, and the perfect timing of some awesome friends!

Below are the two stencils and the Clear Modeling Paste I used in my project.

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

I pulled lots of natural elements to use; kraft cardstock, cork, canvas ribbon letters and cream colored cardstocks.

Utilizing the large 'FARMHOUSE' text in the stencil, I brushed light layers of Distress Ink over the cream cardstock background, offsetting the text on every line.

I wanted to try to match the color of the ceramic egg crate to the color I used with the main title.  I mixed a couple of shades of blue acrylic with the Clear Modeling Paste. 

It was a difficult color blue to match and once I archived it, the Clear Modeling Paste was perfect to get the height and texture without diluting the color.

While the modeling paste dried, I used the 'Antique Linen' Distress Ink and a stencil brush to add some light color to the wood grain part of the 'Hard Textures' stencil.

After layering the two stenciled pieces of cardstock, I added the kraft cardstock for my title as the photo mat.  Below is the finished page and some details shots.

I added a subtitle with these canvas printed letters on ribbon and stitched them to the page.

Finishing off the page with some other embellishments, I mounted the entire background to another piece of patterned paper.

Supplies Used:

Thanks for stopping by the Blog today!  This layout was so much fun because I had a stencil that perfectly matched parts of our life.

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