Thursday, May 26, 2016

Anything But Black Challenge

Hi everyone I have been having so much fun with the "Let's Hear It For The Girls" theme for the challenge over at the blog for the design team I'm on I decided to make one more card with that theme. Since it has been a long time since I've entered any challenges I thought it would be fun to enter Stampotique Anything But Black Challenge. I didn't realize until I started to pick up the black ink pad how many times I automatically go for either the black ink or my black embossing powder. Not to mention my black Sakura Glaze pen which is the only pen in the set which I'll soon need to replace. I've also been in a rut when it comes to the layout on most of my cards so decided to try something a little bit different. Please let me know what you think.

Drum roll please! Ta Da!
If you look carefully you can see specks in the background as I'm trying to use up some card stock I bought ten years ago thinking it was white. Stores really need better lighting. ;-) Either that or people put things back where they got them instead of in the wrong place for ditsy people like me who don't always pay attention.

On top of that is corrugated cardboard which I sprayed with teal blue, purple and gold  Sharpies in my air brush and then used a Spectrum Noir Blender pen.  The triangle shape is a piece from previous play with Distress Paint on plastic misted with water and then pulling prints on watercolor paper.

The face was stamped on a scrap of the confetti card using Stazon Timber Brown ink. Then colored with chalk and cut out with a Spellbinder die. I thought of using my color pencils for the eyes and lips but decided to leave as is.

Originally I was going to color the hat with watercolors or use ink pads with a wet brush but I could not find what happened to a non-black waterproof ink pad. So I went ahead and stamped it with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and then colored with chalk and color pencils. Originally I was going to put the hat on the face's head but didn't like how it looked. I think the hat balances things better in the corner.

I encourage you to challenge yourself to get out of a rut if you are in one and to try something different. Especially if you are constantly reaching for the same ink to stamp with or the same color combinations in your creations.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Lovely, just lovely my adventurous friend.

  2. It's a tough challenge but this is great!
    Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique :)

  3. What a fun and funky piece.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges.

    P.S. You should pull out the clear and metallic Glaze pens. I use the heck out of my clear one!

  4. Gorgeous ♥ Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge. Gez

  5. This is lovely! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stampotique, and have a fun weekend. Sue xx

  6. Fab!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique :)

    xx Arwen


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