The other day I had a lovely surprise! I received an email from Loll Thompson, inviting me to join the Design Team at CAS Mix Up. I had decided that I would step down from all Designer obligations for a while as I seemed to have been involved with them for many, many years. However.... could I resist joining the team of my favourite challenge? No, I could not. SO here I am with my first challenge as a designer with them.
This month it's Jenny's Challenge
I love this technique because it adds so much interest and depth to your stencilling. I personally find it easier to use a fairly open pattern to make it easier to get a good impression.
I can't wait to see what you create.
Crafting While Caffeinated with Lindsay Adreon
The thing that appealed to me so much with this challenge blog is the variety of techniques and mediums involved with making cards for the challenges. This month's involves something which I have never done before... stamping through a stencil.
The stencil I used is a homemade one which I cut from acetate with my Silhouette Portrait. I used just a portion of it and inked with Distress Oxide ink in Salvaged Patina ink, using a blending brush. With the stencil still in place, I stamped some splatters from SU's long retired French Foliage stamp set, using Memento London Fog ink. The sentiment, from Clearly Besotted, has been in my stash for quite some time, but must have been NBUS, as I had to condition it following several unsuccessful attempts at getting a decent image. I have always found Loll's method of wiping a new polymer stamp across one's forearm to be the most successful!
The die cuts are from Simply Graphic, a wonderful French company which I recently discovered.I am grateful for the warm welcome to the team!
Why don't you head over to the CAS Mix Up blog and join in the fun!