Friday, February 6, 2015

Stampotique Oranges and Lemons Challenge

One of my goals for this year is to enter more challenges. When I saw Claudine's post about the Stampotique Oranges and Lemons challenge I just knew I was going to have to enter it. Especially since I had just made stenciled paper which I used Mandarin Orange distress ink to add color.

I made my stencil paper and colored it with my Distress Ink. I need to work on getting a full size sheet but  in a way I like the fact that the paper is not rectangle but more a random shape. I'm not sure how it will cut with my paper trimmer but it can be torn by hand. which I did on the folded edge where it overlapped.

The sentiment with flowers is a Studio G stamp which was stamped on plastic. I used Rusty Brown Stazon ink. Then I colored the flowers with PrismaColor markers. I used glitter markers and my airbrush on tissue paper and then using acrylic floor wax adhered it down. When it was dry I ran it through my embossing machine with a Spellbinder die. It was interesting to see the design the embossing machine created with the tissue paper being ran through. It was wrinkled tissue paper which was the only bright yellow I could find. The yellow is faded in this photo.

Opps! I made the mistake of not coating my soap mold with cooking spray before putting my pulp in so the sun tore a little getting it out of the mold. I airbrushed it with a yellow Prismacolor marker and then with Gold Medal Crayola Glitter Marker. As you can see in the first picture it really sparkles. I then took Sharpie markers for my face. Don't laugh because I got the one eye wonky but it does goe with the lifted eyebrow. Lol! Because I didn't want to make the mistake I made the first time I used paper pulp in soap molds the center is indented on the back so I had to adhere it with a foam square. I felt the edges were too fragile to use a glue runner on. Although the glitter does not show in this photo the gold medal is a bright yellow gold.

If you wish to enter the Oranges and Lemons challenge you can find the details here:

I was happy to see that plastic with tissue paper adhered would cut using my eBosser machine. As well as the fact that I can color with alcohol markers on the front of the plastic which is stamped with Stazon Ink without a problem of the ink bleeding. :-)

Normally I don't use orange and yellows in my crafting so it was fun to do something different for a change.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Brilliant take on the challenge! Looks like you had fun!
    Thank you for joining Stampotique Designers Challenge. Gez

  2. Great work. I love your paper and those colours. You should use them more because you did such a nice job with it now.

  3. This is fab, I love that you made your own sunshine - we could all do with a little sunshine right now! Thank you so much for joining in with my challenge at Stampotique. Sue xx

  4. wow great work! Thanx for joining us at this challenge! Coby

  5. I adore your stencil paper and that gorgeous paper sun. Just beautiful. ☺☺☺

  6. Really bright and lovely card!! This will make someone really happy. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique. XOXO

  7. You put so much work into this lovely page! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week.

  8. What a beautiful piece, love the paper you did. This is lovely! Thanks for joining us over at Stampotique's Challenge

  9. Gosh you put a lot of work into this and made your own sun! Thank you for showing us this by joining in with the SDC blog


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