Outlawz Progressive

Happy Friday! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Today I have my entry for the Outlawz Progressive Challenge to show you. This month's image is from the sponsor, All Dressed Up. I decided to keep the image uncolored as I wanted to use one of my plaid papers.


Using a yellow cardbase, I adhered a piece of blue and yellow plaid paper. I printed the image onto white paper and then cut it out in a strip as wide as the image and 5.5 inches tall. I adhered the strip to the left of the card and completed the card with a "hugs" die cut that was cut out three times and glued together for a bit of dimension.


The Outlawz Progressive Challenge is fun to play in. There is a different sponsor each month.

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Entered into the Outlawz Progressive Challenge February 2021
Entered into the All Dressed Up February 2021 Challenge

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A fun fold card

Hello, I am back today with a new card. I have had some interesting happenings since my last post. We have moved again, this time with a bit more permanency. We have purchased a RV lot in Benson, AZ. So while we still live on wheels, this gives us a little space to be able to make personal. Our backyard view is incredible, I will post a pic below. Now back to my card.


This image is the February Imagine That Digistamps Progressive Challenge image and is called "Birthday Bunny". I created the card as per the February Crafty Chefs card recipe. The group has a "Master Chef" that provides a recipe of must have and can have elements. There is no pressure and one does not even have to use the recipe in the month it was issued in. The February recipe is Must Do: Fun fold, image (rubber or digi), Pink & purple combo, Pattern paper and Can do: Embossing folder, Doily, Flowers. I have all 7 elements.

I printed the digi out onto Canson C' a Grain Drawing paper and colored everything except the balloon and the strawberries with my Prismacolor colored pencils. The balloon and strawberries are done with a red glitter gel pen. I used some white gel pen on the bunny's eyes and the highlight on the balloon. Once colored, I cut it out with an oval die. 


I created the step card from a purple cardbase and added the pink patterned paper. I cut two small squares of pink cardstock for the two side fronts and ran them through a flower embossing folder. I placed a doily behind the focal image before adhering it to the front of the center step.


I completed the card with a sentiment die cutout done from purple cardstock. If you would like a little inspiration without the stress of a challenge, join us at Crafty Chefs.

Here my backyard view as promised:


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Entered into the Imagine That Digistamps February 2021 Progressive Challenge

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Gesso resist

Hello my dear friends, today I have a card to show you that I made following my challenge buddy's instructions. Yes, it was BożenA's turn to choose the topic of our challenge and she chose a gesso resist technique to make a background. She gave me this video as the example. I decided to go with a slimline card for this project as I wanted to include all three fairies on my card.


I don't have white gesso as mine dried up and I never replaced it, but I do have clear gesso. So I worked with that. As a result the background is more subtle than it would have been with white gesso, but I think it still worked for my fairy background. I applied the gesso through a stencil and then when it was dry I added Distress Oxide inks with a makeup brush. Once the ink was dry, I wiped over it with a damp paper towel and I was interested to see that the gesso pattern showed up better on the pink ink than on the yellow.


I used Spellbinders dies to cut the fairies and the doves out of plaid patterned paper. The sentiment is cut out of black cardstock and covered in Nuvo Crystal Glaze. I popped the cardpanel onto the cardbase with foam tape for a little bit of dimenstion.


So now that you have seen my project for the challenge, please head over to BożenA's blog and see what she has made. It would be nice if you left her a comment too while you are there.

Supplies Used
Canson Watercolor
Canson Watercolor
Clear Gesso
Clear Gesso
Peacock Feathers
Peacock Feathers
Picked Raspberry
Picked Raspberry
Mustard Seed
Mustard Seed
Platinum 6
Platinum 6
Craft Tweezers
Craft Tweezers
1/2 inch Foam Tape
1/2 inch Foam Tape
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Nuvo Crystal Glaze
Nuvo Crystal Glaze

*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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Monica

Touch of Winter

Well the snow is gone and it has warmed up again nicely - so we can live again lol. I recently came across the Altenew Inspiration challenge and I was intrigued by the color palette and the inspiration project done by Nathalie DeSousa. While hers used alcohol inks and I don't have alcohol inks, I used her inspiration to create my watercolor background.


Using watercolor paper, I sprayed the page very heavily with water. I was intending on using my Arteza Brush Pens to create this background with, but they did not perform as intended on the wet surface. The water actually washed out of the nibs and no more pigment came down onto the page. So I then returned to my trusty watercolor set and continued with a red and a coffee brown which when mixed with the water brought up the shades of the challenge (see image below). Once I had enough pigment on the paper, I blew it around with a straw  until I was happy with the color shapes. I then dried it with my heat tool - I mean who has time to wait for it to dry? I then cut a cardpanel out of it one size smaller than notecard size with a Hero Arts die.


Using my Craft a Flower Tulip dies, I cut the two flowers in white, tan and grey and also one leaf and an additional stem. I stamped the sentiment from a Power Poppy stampset in Versamark ink and coated it in fine detail white embossing powder. I then arranged the tulips on my cardpanel before adhering the cardpanel to a white top folding cardbase with foam tape.


I love these Tulips. My previous version using them was in bright colors. But they work in neutrals too on a bright background.

Supplies Used
CAF Tulip Dies
CAF Tulip Dies
Rectangle Inifinity Dies
Rectangle Inifinity Dies
Platinum 6
Platinum 6
Craft Tweezers
Craft Tweezers
Canson Watercolor
Canson Watercolor
Crayola Paints
Crayola Paints
Versamark
Versamark
1/2 inch Foam Tape
1/2 inch Foam Tape
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Aleene's Tacky Glue
*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.

Entered into the Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode - Jan 30, 2021 thru Feb 12, 2021 Challenge

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Pears in a vase

Today I am here playing in the Outlawz Progessive Challenge. It is fun to play again from the challenge side. This month the sponsor is Jan's Digistamps and the image is Fall Pears. I had completed my project a few days ago, but my normal stony backdrop for taking the pictures was nowhere to be seen! Yes, we had a decent layer of snow - I had to make a snowman (see pic below). We got quite a lot more snow before my stones returned.


Foiling with a laminator

Today I have a project to show you that has a first attempt for me on it again - the foiled background. I received a laminator as a gift some months back and so I have, as time allows, been trying various designs. Since I don't have a laser printer, I am using the local copy shop to get the laser prints I need. This one the machine's toner seemed to not spread very evenly, but I opted to try it anyway and I really liked the almost distressed look that came out the back of the laminator.


Travel

It is time for another challenge between myself and BożenA and our theme is "Travel". It could be any form of travel, both physical or metaphorical. Although I chose the theme this time and I did know what route I wanted to take with it, it took me a while to find some inspiration for how I was going to show what I had in my mind. But it was year end and such times come with many other distractions and so in general, my crafting table was not busy.

Anyway, back to our project. I decided to create another page in my art journal for this one.