Hi everyone, Sanna here again! It´s not goodbye for me quite yet, since Jaime asked me if I could do a few more posts here at the blog and I´m more than happy to. So we´ll be seeing each other a couple of times during this summer .
Jaime has already previously shown the layout here:
and I thought I´d share a step-by-step how I created that background. So I´m using the same technique on the following card and layout.
1. I used the “Chevron” stencil with a My Mind´s Eye stamp set and Hero Arts shadow inks. You will also need a black pen, some masking tape, a card base and an acrylic block for stamping.
2. First I placed the stencil over the card and adhered it to my working surface with masking tape. This way it will not move around during stamping.
3. I chose the little round number stamps from the set for stamping, since they perfectly fit into the free areas and create a nice pattern. Starting with the lightest color I randomly stamped through the stencil. After that I just repeated the procedure with another number stamp and ink color until all areas I wanted to cover were covered.
4. Next I outlined the stamped areas with a black pen for contrast. I love to use black as a contrast color in my projects.
5. After that I just decorated the card and added a stamped sentiment.
The following layout was created exactly the same way, I just used the “Sunburst” stencil and different colors on it.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and will try this idea out on your projects! See you soon!!
I just saw this post from Sanna and needed to share. I love her simple approach to layouts and stencils. Here’s what she wrote on her blog:
It is again middle of the month and time for yet another colour challenge at ScrapFriends. I find these colours very inspiring and I´m guessing that you will too . The girls (GDT & DT) have created STUNNING pages, so be sure to check those out here! And I´m also again hoping to see many of you submitting – we love to see your pages and share some love . See you at ScrapFriends, lovelies!
Happy scrapping, xoxo, Sanna
Patterned Paper: ILS (pops of 01-02); Mask: The Crafter´s Workshop; Pen: Faber-Castell; Stamp: Scrapperin; Flowers: Prima Marketing Inc. (Donna-rustic, laraine, Tivona); Misting: Studio Calico Mister Huey´s; Twine: Whisker Graphics, Knot&Bow; Other: Date Stamp; Ink: Hero Arts shadow inks, Ranger Archival Ink; Glue: Aleene´s; Alphas: American Crafts; Die Cuts: Kaisercraft (Collectables-Botanical odyssey)
I love how Jean Okimoto, from ColorBox, refers to this as her “man card”. I know, it’s tough to make something “manly”. No arguments there. Jean used our mini (6×6) Chevron stencil – TCW227.
Here’s what she writes:
“Hi – Jean Okimoto here – with a guy’s card featuring our newest ColorBox Limited Edition Chalk Inkpads. ColorBox Chalk Inkpads provide great coverage for stenciling, layer beautifully and dry quickly.
With all of the bling and prettiness of recent Valentine and soon-to-be-Spring cards, it’s easy to forget about cards for the guys – here’s one I hope you’ll like. Hope he likes it too!
I made a gorgeous background by using a mix of Heidi Swapp (Primrose), Shimmerz (Cotton Candy), Glimmermist (Cadillac Pink) & Mr Hueys (White) sprays. I first ‘pooled’ all the colours in the middle and let run so it watermarked into my background then I masked with my fave mask at the mo – the chevron one by The Crafters Workshop – Balzer Designs. Once the mists were dry I used my finger to wipe gesso over the top of some sections then outlined with lead pencil followed by a black pen.
The ultra glossy dots of colour are the Shimmerz pots in Jilted Jade. This colour is just stunning. I have also swiped the masking tape with it and put a lil bit on the resins.
Doesn’t this just look delicious? Yes, you need all of those colors. And yes, you need their Sofft applicators (don’t cheap-out and think you can get away with some flimsy make-up sponge. You can’t!!) After you wish for all of our stencils, add PanPastels to your wishlist this holiday season.
These pieces of work are by Camilla Olsson. I think she’s from Sweden (Camilla, please correct me if I’m wrong!!). She has some wonderful posts on her blog and tries to challenge her creativity daily. Take a look:
Can you tell that she’s a real fan of Chevron and Chunky Chevrons?
Ahhh. For all layout artists who love pretty layouts and want to incorporate mixed media and stencils, HERE YA’ GO! Cristin Grönnslett leads the way (from Norway!!) to show us how “less can be more”.
“Messy” can be subtle. It can be color coordinated. It can be harmonious. Don’t be afraid to reach beyond your comfort zone. You can layer, one soft layer after another soft layer. You don’t need to scream “I’m a mixed media artist”, you can whisper it.
I think I need to go to Greece. It’s always been on my “to-do” list, but all of the sudden I’m seeing beautiful work using all of our templates. I need to go. I like Greek food. I like the beach. I like to sit and sip coffee. Good, dark coffee. And add some paper and fun media, I’m set!
Melenia sent me these links and images. Wow. Beautiful. I’ve linked each image to her blog posts. My Greek is non-existent. So I’ll assume she wrote something like: “oh, I love The Crafter’s Workshop templates. When I’m not enjoying beautiful Greece, I am playing with each and every template that I own. Dreaming about more templates…” Or something like that. I’m sure that’s what she wrote. Right?
Ronda Palazzari created this video because so many people saw her previous post about her stencil organizing system.
The video below is a Two-fer. Not only do you get to see Ronda’s stencil organizing system, BUT you also get to see how she created this gorgeous binder cover (above). If you just want to see how to use every stencil and tube of paint you own, fast-forward to the midway point. Enjoy!!