Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sweet Stamps- Stencils and Embossing Paste

Hi- waving hello to everyone!  I have been in Kentucky visiting my parents this past week- I will work on catching up with commenting on blogs this weekend!
 For the Sweet Stamps challenge this week, I decided to get out the watercolors and give them a go for the 'stencil and embossing paste' theme.

 I used the Peerless watercolors and the Geo Triangles stencil. First, secure the stencil (use painters tape or Washi...). I used the Dark Green color (which is the main background color) and applied that all over the background thru the stencil.  I removed the stencil and added splashes of Wisteria Violet and Japonice Scarlet and Dk Gray using a wet paintbrush and flicks of the paintbrush.
 I replaced the stencil and added white Embossing Paste here and there.
 The Embossing Paste added a little texture to the background.  Once dry, I watercolored over the areas of dry embossing paste again using Dark Green. I added a little more color over that with a Copic marker. **TIP- Be patient and let the embossing paste dry- if you want a bubbly look- you can use the heat gun- but if you do not want a bubbly look- be patient : )
  The Billy Painting Happy Birthday image was stamped, colored with Copics and fussy cut- then added on Dimensionals to the card.

Products I used from the SweetStamps.com store :
Black Tuxedo Memento ink HERE
Billy Painting Happy Birthday image HERE
Peerless Watercolors HERE
Geo Triangles Stencil HERE
Copic Markers HERE
White Embossing Paste HERE
Forget Me Not ink HERE
Coordinations cardstock Purple Majesty (Lavendars group) andAquaduct (Out to Sea group) HERE

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp- AG
Stampotique SDC #180- Painted BG 
Top Tip Tuesday- Something New- Stencil and image
Artistic Inspirations- Triangles ( the stencil pattern )
Scrapbook Stamp Society- AG option Birthday
Use Your Stuff- Paint

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

31 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Shelly, you are the queen of background techniques! This is amazing, all those wonderful splashes of vibrant colours! WOW! Just gorgeous! hugs :)

*Vicki* said...

This is such a fun card!! Love that little painter boy and your colors looks amazing together here Shelly!! HUGS

Donna K said...

Delightful! Absolutely the cutest graffiti I've EVER seen! Love the splashes of color and that super sweet image. This is just great, Shelly!

Elaine Stark said...

A great card, I love your background. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

KarinsArtScrap said...

Shelly what a gorgeous card your background fit perfect with the image.

Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

Terry said...

Oh my this is one fabulous card, Shelly! The texture and background is awesome. I love that little kid painting on the Happy Birthday greeting! Love it!

jimlynn said...

Delightful plus!!! Love that background and the way you did it is amazing! PRECIOUS!
Lynn

Lynn McAuley said...

What an inspired background for this little painter, Shelly! This looks phenomenal! Someone will be delighted with this sweet birthday card!!

Corrie Herriman said...

Great card ! Great background! Thanks for joining us over at Stampotique this week !
Corrie x

Julia said...

Fabulous card!!! Thanks for playing along at the Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog!!

Donna said...

This is adorable! I love the little guy painting away. Your technique with the embossing paste is wonderful on this card. I don't have any embossing paste but I may have to get some and try this. Thanks for the inspiration! We are supposed to get snow this weekend. Hope it bypasses you. Have a great weekend!

Beth Norman said...

Oh my gosh what a great bg. You couldn't have picked a better image to go with it.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is AWESOME! Love the texture and design! That little boy painting the sign is ADORABLE! What a great idea ... sure made me smile! Hugs ... hope you're staying warm!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so cool! And how funny I used water colors with my stencil project too! hehehe! Love this little guy and the way the paint splashes!

Anne Temple said...

I love this!! What a great background and perfect for this little boy! You make me want to get out my Peerless and play (wish I had time today to do it!),

Lizzi Droege said...

so cute...lizzi dt

Maxine D said...

Love this Shelly - the colours are some of my favourite combinations, and the image and sentiment are fabulous.
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda said...

Great job on creating the perfect background for this darling image! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!

Michelle Looi said...

Gorgeous! Lovely layers and all that media going on !
Thanks for sharing at Use Your Stuff

Kim P said...

VERY cool card! So vibrant and fun!

Penny said...

OMGosh, Shelly, this is one of my favorite cards you've done! I love, love, love that background you created! Love the palette--it's gorgeous! And what a darling image & sentiment! Love the coloring, too! Fabulous! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Hope you had a great trip and are having a wonderful weekend!

Amanda said...

Such an adorable card! Thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff!

Artesania said...

Wow Shelly, beautiful card!Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
Greetings Gudrun

Cindy Jones said...

Love the texture!

cheiron said...

Such a creative design and I love the painty BG! Thank you so much for joining us in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week :)

kel Acopan said...

love it shelly! one day i'll get all artsy fartsy like you!! haha!!

lovies, =o) kel

Kristie W. said...

Wow, your background is awesome and I loved reading about how you created it! I did have to giggle at the "be patient" part...this is not a technique for me then LOL!

*Arwen* said...

Wonderful background!
Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

xx Arwen

NanaConnie said...

I'm stunned at what you accomplished in that gorgeous background, Shelly. Sweet little image and I love the graffiti! :-D

KarinsArtScrap said...

Hi Shelly congrats on your win at scrapbookstampsociety challenge would you sent me an email for the 5 digi's you want.

Gr karin DT Coördinator.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a cute birthday card,Shelly!