Sunday, January 31, 2016

Addicted To Stamps Challenge #119 - Anything Goes


Today begins another challenge over at Addicted To Stamps Challenge blog. This week would be a fun and easy way to link up with everyone - the challenge is Anything Goes. We would just love it if you would come play along with us. And, this week we are sponsored by the lovely Nicole over at CraftAddiction! One lucky participant will be chosen for the goodies - so please hop over and check it out. :)

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With this fun card, I used a new (to me) technique of Reverse Stenciling. I read about it on another blog and was fascinated as soon as I saw it! I love messing around with Distress Inks, so any new technique to get more use out of them is aces in my book.
I used my MFT Large Circle Burst Stencil and Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, and Picked Raspberry. It was a little messy and I did get some on my hands, which drives me CRAZY. But it wasn't bad. One of the best investments I made for my crafty space was a craft mat by Ranger. (And honestly, I saw those being used in online card classes and video tutorials. I had never seen them before. - as I am sheltered. :D)
I die cut my watercolor panel after the inks had dried with MFT's Mini Scallop Rectangles STAX Dienamics and layered it over a scrap of CTMH cardstock from my stash die cut using Blueprints 13. I white heat embossed the verse from a Verve stamp and adhered it using foam tape with silver embroidery thread behind it. I just added a few clear sequins and that was it. It was fast once I made the watercolored stenciled panel. And the best part is there was so much ink on my stencil I have another piece waiting to be cut and used on a card. That's major for me. I rarely repeat anything  when I'm crafting. But I will be creatively "stuck" one day (probably far too soon) and that will be like a treasured find that may spark a new idea when I find it buried under something in there. It's like I'm making my own little treasure hunt for myself. :D

I'm also playing along with Freshly Made Sketches (Mine is turned longways) and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

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Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today! I do hope you will come back again soon!
God Bless,
Luke 18:27  NKJV (New King James Version)
   "But He said, 'The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.'"
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