CASE Study 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Yay!! It's CASE Study's 3rd Anniversary!! We have some fun celebrations happening, Chupa has organized a great line up of talent and of course there are some great prizes up for grabs. So, you should have arrived here from my crafty friend's blog, the talented Nina Brackett. The theme for the blog hops is simply 'Inspiration' - we could choose anything that currently inspires us. I've recently be inspired by the mixed media techniques used on cards and also by the use of stencils in this trend, so this was the inspiration for my cards.
On my first card I used Distress Inks, stencils and stamps. Starting with white cardstock I positioned the stencils, I used Tim Holtz Mini Mask Florets, these are individual sticky backed stencils that you can arrange to make your own pattern. I used a combo of Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn to ink over the stencil with my blending tool, then I removed the stencils and inked with Scattered Straw Distress Ink. Over that I stamped some foliage from Leafy Accents from Clearly Besotted Stamps using Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, I did some repeat stamping without inking the stamp again.
The sentiment stamp is from Happy Everything also from Clearly Besotted Stamps. For my second card I used some Acrylic paint, a stencil, glitter, Distress Ink and a sticker.
This time I mixed some acrylic paints to a milky consistency and applied it over the stencil (Ivy Background from Creative Expressions) with a fine sponge, again to white cardstock. While the paint was still wet I sprinkled over some blue glitter for a touch of sparkle. I removed the stencil and left to dry. Once dry I applied some Mustard Seed Distress Ink to the masked areas.
The sentiment sticker is from SRM Stickers. I had fun experimenting with the mixed media technique and stencils, I hope you're inspired to give it a try! Next up on the hop is Melyssa Connolly. Don't forget the celebrations continue, the next hop is on the 3rd and again on the 5th!! To be in with a chance of winning one of the prizes (visit the CASE Study blog for all the details) you'll have to leave a comment on each of the participants blogs. All of the blog hops are open until midnight August 7th. Enjoy the rest of the hop!!