Tea time at Outlawz

Can you believe that it is the August 1 already? I cannot. But here we are, believe it or not and today I get to share this DT card that I made for the new Outlawz Progressive Challenge. Remember it is free to join and you will get the new image every month if you have created with the last month's image. This month our sponsor is The Paper Shelter and we are using the digi called It's Tea Time.


Using Silhouette Studio, as I mostly do for card designs, I printed her out onto Canson C' a Grain Drawing paper. This is my favorite paper to use with my pencils. I print onto the smooth side and it has enough tooth to hold the pigment, but two layers of coloring mostly suffices. After coloring her with my Prismacolor colored pencils, I returned her to the Silhouette to cut her out. I cut her shape a second time out of black cardstock. I ran a black marker along the cut edge of the colored digi and glued the two pieces together.


I wanted to go for a sort of vintage look on my card here and so I chose the green plaid paper to back her onto as it reminded me of a tablecloth. I cut the frame from gold mirror cardstock using a Spellbinders die. I ran the green plaid paper through the die cutting machine with the frame die too and then inlayed the center piece into the gold frame. I created a black 5.5x5.5 cardbase and added a piece of patterned paper from a 6x6 paper pad in my stash. The teacups are cut from brown cardstock with a die from my stash and the word Tea is a Spellbinders die. I arranged the elements on the front of my card and trimmed off the part of the frame and the inlay that was hanging over the right edge.


We look forward to see all the project made this month with this lady drinking her tea. Come and join us at the Outlawz Progressive Challenge, you have a month to enter.

Supplies Used
Canson C' a Grain Drawing Pad
Canson C' a Grain
Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Prismacolor Pencils
Black Tombow
Black Tombow
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Platinum 6
Platinum 6
Craft Tweezers
Craft Tweezers
Scor-Tape 1/8
Scor-Tape 1/8
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Monica

Behind the Curtain

Today I am sharing the results of the next challenge with my crafty friend, BożenA. It was her turn to name the challenge theme and she chose "Behind the curtain" We were to depict something about ourselves that we don't reveal easily or talk about much. I thus decided that this was a topic for my art journal as I was going to portrait my take on feminism.


My art journal is a disc bound journal for which I make the pages myself of whatever paper is relevant for my page. I made this page of watercolor paper. I created the background with three colors of watercolor paints - yellow, purple and black. Once it was dry, I sprayed it with water and dabbed the water with a paper towel to create some visual interest. I added some random designs with a stencil from my stash and Distress Oxide ink applied with a blending tool. Using a canvas look background stamp from my stash, I added some random patches of Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Finally I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink and I then set the background aside.


To depict my focal image, I used a witch digi from Molly Morrison Art and the dahlia is created with the current Altenew Craft-a-Flower die set cut out of shades of pink. I printed the digi out onto Canson C' a Grain Drawing paper through the Silhouette Studio and colored her with my pencils. I colored the black edging on her clothes and her black hair rather lightly, so that the tooth of the paper added a speckle to it. Once she was colored, I returned her to the Silhouette to cut her out. I cut two additional of her shapes from black cardstock to balance her out with the layers on the dahlia.


I wanted the flower to transition smoothly over into her cape and so after laying the two down as I wanted them on my page, I overlapped the cape over the top of the flower and then popped the die over the flower to be able to know where to cut the cape. I then ran it through my die cutting machine. Using the colored layer as a guide, I then cut the two black layers out with a scissors and then glued the parts together of both the flower and the witch. I then glued them onto the page with the flower set into the digi as per the cutout. I then inlayed the pieces of her cape into the frame of the flower so that it was a merged unit.


I completed the page with the sentiment that I printed out on the computer and cut into strips and added some Wink of Stella to the right side of the dahlia.

I am excited to see what BożenA has created for her "Behind the Curtain" project and what she will reveal about herself. Please pop over to visit her and leave her a comment while you are there.

Supplies Used
Canson Watercolor
Canson Watercolor
Crayola Paints
Crayola Paints
Paintbrushes
Paintbrushes
Picked Raspberry
Picked Raspberry
Vintage Photo
Vintage Photo
Blending Tool
Blending Tool
Blending Foam
Blending Foam
Tuxedo Black
Tuxedo Black
Canson C' a Grain Drawing Pad
Canson C' a Grain
Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Prismacolor Pencils
Black Tombow
Black Tombow
CAF Dahlia Dies
CAF Dahlia Dies
Platinum 6
Platinum 6
Craft Tweezers
Craft Tweezers
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Wink of Stella
Wink of Stella
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Monica

Sequins

The middle of the month means a new Crash your Stash challenge and this month the cue is Sequins. Sherry West is our sponsor and I am using her image called Fans. I had some purple sequins in my stash and so it was time to get them out.


I printed the elegant lady out onto Canson C' a Grain Drawing paper and colored her with my Prismacolor colored pencils. Here I am going bright again and so I opted for a combo of red and purple. I colored the background with soft pastels in orange and shades of yellow and applied a workable fixative once it was done.


After the fixative was dry, I cut the image out and matted it onto some purple cardstock which I applied to a cardpanel of plaid patterned paper and glued it down onto a purple cardbase. Once all the layers were firmly in place, I laid out the sequins, running along the folds in the lady's dress. When I was happy with the placement, I glued them in place. I completed the card with a sentiment die from a Recollections die set that I have in my stash cut out of gold mirror cardstock.


We look forward to seeing your projects showing off the sequins you have in your stash this month. Join us over at the Outlawz Crash your Stash challenge. You have a month to enter.

Supplies Used
Canson C' a Grain Drawing Pad
Canson C' a Grain
Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Prismacolor Pencils
Soft Pastels
Soft Pastels
Blending Stumps
Blending Stumps
Workable Fixative
Workable Fixative
Platinum 6
Platinum 6
Craft Tweezers
Craft Tweezers
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Scor-Tape 1/8
Scor-Tape 1/8
*Links in the supplies list are affiliate links. I get a small percentage of the price of the product if you would choose to buy it through my link, at no cost to you. I only use affiliate links for products that I have purchased with my own money and enjoy using.


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Many thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog!

Monica

My homeland

It is Friday, and I am here today to show you another project that is part of the ongoing challenge I have with BożenA. This time I chose the topic and decided on "My Homeland" The challenge was to depict the country in which we were born in any positive manner. Language alone did not suffice, but any topic could be chosen, namely scenery, characteristics, traditions, etc. While I now live in the stark, but regal state of Arizona in the USA, I am originally from South Africa, so here goes my project.


Christmas Cheer

My blog has been a little quiet lately. Unfortunately I have not been able to sit on my crafting chair much. But I am on the mend and so I can share this CAS card with you. This is my project for the Outlawz Progressive challenge for July. Our sponsor is Twinkle Lane Designs and the image is Gingerbread Treat - which comes with the image and two sentiments. I used one of them here.


First Coffee

Today I am back again with another card using a sweet image from All Dressed Up called Warm Hands Warm Heart. This is my last DT project for the Rabisco Challenge blog.


With Sympathy

Today I am back again with a new card, this time a sympathy card. I love lilies on sympathy cards and so reached for my Altenew Craft-a-Flower lily and chose some pastel colors and white for the layers of the lily and green for the stem and leaf.