Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Ay, Chihuahua! SSS Stencil Challenge

Hey you guys! So this week Simon Says Stamp has a killer challenge going on over at their Monday Challenge: Stencil It! The crazy-cool thing is that they've got the exact same challenge going on over at their SSS Wednesday Challenge! So, I'll be entering both of their challenges with this card. 
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I started out by watercoloring my background (watercolor paper) with Distress Ink and made sure I had some good layers on there. Then I grabbed my Tim Holtz stencils, my Distress Oxide Inks and blending tools and went to town. I also randomly stamped a musical background stamp (Stampin' Up!) in Black Archival ink all over the background. 
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The bottom of the card has a bit of a cobblestoned look to it. First, I sponged some Distress Oxide ink (Faded Burlap) using a Tim Holtz stencil. Then, I used the same stencil with the Antiqued Brass Distress Crayon add a layer of metallic goodness to the left sides of the "cobblestones." I wish you could see how it looks in person because it's way cooler in real life than in this pic. If you look closely you can see that I've also used a white glaze pen to add detail to the background of the card (cobblestones and edges of sponged details).
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This party animal dog from Hero Arts was so much to fun to color with my Copic markers. I also used part of the "It's fiesta time" sentiment to stamp "fiesta" repeatedly onto the background. I used a black glaze pen to darken up one of the "fiestas" as well as some of the music notes. I heat embossed my sentiment in white on black cardstock and popped that and the dog up on foam adhesive. 
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This is really my first time getting crazy with stencils and it was so much fun! I've used them before for texture paste but that's about it. I was really glad to have a fun selection of Tim Holtz mini stencils to choose from to make this project. 

Ok, like I said at the beginning of this post I am excited to playing along with both of this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenges. Here are links to both of them. The SSS design teams are amazing so if you need a little inspiration go check them out!



Ok, guys, I'd better be heading off to bed now but thanks so much for stopping by! I'm linking to the products that I've used down below. If you're interested in picking anything up for your crafty stash I'd be so grateful to have you shop through my affiliate links below at no extra cost to you.

Have an awesome day and I'll be back here soon with another fun chihuahua card from this Hero Arts stamp set.

Bye for now!

Maria
mariawillis@hotmailc.com



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2 comments:

  1. This is such a fabulous creation! The colors and patterns on the background are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  2. How cute is this. That little pup and sentiment is the cutest! You have gotten so much texture and layers in that background-- it looks awesome!! Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Stencil Challenge.

    ♥Mindy

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