Friday, July 3, 2015

CC3C Layering Stencil; Paint Resist Technique

Hello friends!

Today I have a card to share with you; quite different from my last few projects, and designed with my son in mind.  My kids are turning 17 next week, and I made this card for my son's birthday. You will notice there's no distressing on this card; I was going for crisper edges since it was so busy. I had absolutely no direction where to go with this card; it's strictly a matter of playing with some new goodies, and seeing where they would take me.


The ever lovely Linda Ledbetter's Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge # 31 is Layering Stencil: Paint Resist technique found on page 47 of Tim Holtz' inspiring book A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 3.

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You have to work from your own book for this challenge, so if for some reason you don't own a copy yet, you can order one here autographed by the master of creativeness himself. If you are the Curiosity Crew's Choice, you will win an awesome assortment of Tim's goodies, compliments of Tim and Mario. If you are a lucky winner, you will win a whopping $50 shopping spree to Inspiration Emporium, who sponsors the odd numbered challenges at CC3C.

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Wow, who wouldn't want to be a winner with these two great prizes? But EVERYONE's  a winner, because you get to try out and practice one of Tim's awesome techniques!  Be sure to stop by CC3C to check out all the amazing inspiration from the Curiosity Crew, and then pay a visit to each of their blogs, so you can see those amazing projects up close!




I can't tell you how I did my Layering Stencil: Paint Resist technique out of respect to Tim, but I can tell you I used Antique Linen and Cracked Pistachio Distress Paints and my brand new Splotches and Arrows Layering Stencils on the tag and my brand spankin' new Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress paints on the back panel for the technique. 

I layered on some Distress ink in Hickory Smoke through my new Stripes stencil, and Black Soot through the Flourishes and Arrows stencils on the tag. I had no idea where I was going with this project (I just wanted to try out my new stencils and this technique), otherwise I would have gone vertical with my stripes to resemble seaweed; now they are waves. The dots stencil is Dylusions, and I bumped it to give it the shadow, using first Cracked Pistashio, then Black Soot inks.

I chose the Tim Holtz sentiment  inked in Archival, Jet Black, because I want to remind my son that it's those  little things about him that make him so special to me. Unlike Cheryl Grigsby, who corrected her background when things got too busy (in her opinion),  I decided to embrace imperfection, and keep my sentiment on my busy background.  Nobody's fectper.

The tiny seahorses are an All Night Media stamp inked in Archival, Watering Can with my new Abandoned Coral Distress ink blended over them, then fussy cut.  I added some of my new Ranger Translucent Texture paste over them, because it was on my worktable.  It did provide a little sturdiness to them, but not much else. 


The seam binding ribbon was part of my little gift I received with my order from the always generous Linda (who sponsors the even numbered challenges at CC3C) at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  It appears to be dyed with Cracked Pistachio, so perfect for my little underwater scene. The scallop charm was also in my little gift bag, and I colored it with Picket Fence and just a tiny bit of Cracked Pistachio Distress paints. I love it when I can incorporate these goodies into my projects, and now Linda has a Pinterest board where you can share your projects made with them.


The background panel, after doing the technique, was given some seaweed by blending Cracked Pistachio distress ink through Tim's Flourish stencil.  In some areas, I wiped it off the bubbles and some I did not to hopefully give it some depth. The white tiny bubbles are made by using Tim's Mixed Media Thinlits die to make a stencil.  I blotted Picket Fence Distress paint through my card stock stencil, and patted on some Cracked Pistachio DP.


 The larger seahorse was a die cut also included in my Funkie Junkie gift.  I gave it a coat of Wendy Vecchi's Crackle Texture Paste and once dry, I blended on Abandoned Coral Distress ink, and dribbled some Hickory Smoke Distress stain in the cracks.  The crackle started popping off at that point, so I rescued it with Ranger's Multi Matte medium and some micro beads. You can click on any photo to zoom in.


I would like to enter this in the following inspiring challenges:

Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #31 Layering Stencil: Paint Resist

Country View Challenges "On Your Travels" My "travels" are my creative journey with this one--starting at point A with a technique and stencils in hand, and ending in a totally different point.  I guess you might also see some underwater scenes in your travels--not mine! I don't go in the sea!

The Artistic Stamper July Creative Challenge "Tags" I used two stamps: Tim Holtz sentiment and All Night Media seahorse.

Frilly and Funkie "Something To Say" I hope my sentiment is "main focus of attention" enough...this is a real busy card!

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "Summer" When I think of summer, I think of the ocean and these fresh colors.

Craft Stamper Take It Make July Challenge "Take a Stamp Anything Goes" My stamps are Tim Holtz sentiment and All Night Media seahorse.

A Vintage Journey "Destinations" Many will travel long distances to visit the beaches and seas of their choice this summer.  I'm lucky to have one of the prettiest beaches practically in my back yard!  While i will make the beach my destination this summer, I will not be venturing underwater!

Crafty Cardmakers #141 "Sentiment"

Stamps and Stencils "Happy Holidays!" My  summer holiday will include a trip or two to the beach; however NOT underwater as this scene depicts!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "We're Going Dotty"

That's it for today!  I hope you enjoyed the card and that you will have a safe and Happy Fourth of July (for my USA friends) and a happy weekend!  Thank you for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments!  I sure do appreciate them and you! Hugs and Blessings!

Sara Emily

55 comments:

  1. Really nice great effort indeed. Have a nice weekend!

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  2. Sara....your layering stencil technique looks awesome! LOVE the colors of your piece. Those red seahorse a POP off of the paper! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. Happy 4th!

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    1. Thank you, Candy! I hope you enjoyed your 4th of July, too!

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  3. Gorgeous make Sara!!! Love this side of your crafting style!!! Those little seahorses look amazing!!! BRAVO!!!

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    1. Thank you, Samra! Aren't seahorses just so much fun to look at? They are my favorite sea creature!

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  4. What a great sea background! LOVE the darker tones of bubbles! Just so fun and wonderful! Thanks so much for playing with us at CC3C!!!

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    1. Thank you, Anita! As always, I had fun in the process of trying the technique!

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  5. Beautiful card Sara ! love the little Sea Horse ! Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

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    1. Thank you, Sue! It was a pleasure to be able to join in this time!

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  6. Sure is beautiful, and I love the treatment on the seahorses. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!

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    1. Thank you, Marjie! A fun technique to try, and will use again and again, I'm sure!

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  7. OMG, Sara, I sooooo hope you are going to win the CC3 challenge with this incredibly beautiful card! Fantastic use of Tim's technique! I adore how you treated your seahorses! Bravo, my friend!
    Huge hugs!
    Branka xxx

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    1. Branka, you are so sweet! And I nominate you for the nominating committee! Big hugs to you!

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  8. Sara, this is lovely and your son is going to treasure it. :o) I think it's fun to sometimes have zero direction when beginning... it seems to let out secret crafty treasures in the heart! You were so beautifully inspired by your new goodies and your son. The stenciling is magnificent and so intriguing! (Just like your son, I bet!) The seahorses are beautiful and the sentiment is perfect. I love the charm and the color of the seam binding... and the bubbles you gave the large seahorse. :o) I always enjoy your creations and was delighted to see you had posted today. I hope your weekend is as lovely as you are. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Karen, you really knowl how to make a girl feel so special! Your words are truly music to my ears! I'm so happy you liked my card and enjoyed your visit! Yes, my son IS intriguing, to say the least! Sometime, he's down right baffling! Ha, Ha! And yes, it was a lovely weekend; great weather; great friends; great food, no work, and just FUN! I hope your's was! Hugs and many Blessings for you today!

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  9. Terrific card ~ so much detail and talent!

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  10. This is gorgeous .... great colours, and fab layering to the background. The seahorses look amazing too! Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ... good luck! Linda xx

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  11. Beautiful background and a modern style for these fun seahorses: fabulous!

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    1. Thank you, Lys! Yes, this background is modern in style and so different for me!

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  12. This is super Sara, love the layering and the texture looks fab.xx

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    1. Thank you, Annie! I'm happy you like it! Hugs!

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  13. Fabulous!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

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  14. Love your sea themed card Sara! Loads of fabulous techniques going on and beautifully done! Thank you for sharing this with us over at Stamps and Stencils toni x

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    1. Thank you, Toni! So happy I could join in this time!

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  15. Wow Sara, this is incredible! You have really put Tim's technique to great use on your background and it turned out amazing!! Your tag is so professional looking, oh my, looks ready for a photo shoot for a magazine cover!! Brilliant idea not to shabby the edges, but must have been fighting the urges! haha!! Your son will just love this one, and happy birthday wishes to both your kids! hugs :)

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    1. Thank you, Pamellia! I'll be sure to pass your birthday wishes along! Oh, yeah, fighting the distress, for sure, all the way on this one! Way out of my comfort zone! I was thinking of you with your bubbles art journal page when I made the background, although not even in the same league! Hugs to you!

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  16. Love that you didn't have a specific direction and your art took you in quite a splendid journey because this is wowzers! I agree with Bubbles, you fought to keep those edges clean. Haha! What perseverance and dedication! Happy birthday wishes to your boys and this beats the cake any day! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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    1. Now, Niki, both you and I love to eat, and we know that NOTHING beats the cake! Thank you for you comment; you always make me smile! Hugs!

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  17. Stunning card! Those layered dots turned out wonderfully. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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    1. Thank you, Anna-Karin! I'm so happy you liked all my dots!

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  18. Wonderful! Love the crackled seahorse. Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper.

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    1. Thank you, Shirley! What a wonderful compliment!

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  19. Happy you're with us in the TIMI challenge from the Craft Stamper. Gorgeous project!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

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    1. Thank you, Ellie! I'm happy to join in the fun!

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  20. WOW WOW WOW Sara.... I LOVE this. So elegant and one of my fave creatures too! This is just too gorgeous xxx

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    1. Hi Sara, hope all is well hun! Just nipping over from Frilly and Funkie, but I think you know how much I adore this beauty and thank you for playing along with our challenge xx

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  21. What a fun card for your son! I loved studying those close-up photos and seeing the layers there. The flourish, the splotches, and then the bubbles. How great! Thanks for joining us in the CC3 Challenge once again!

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  22. Sara Emily!
    This is so beautiful and such a special piece for your son! 17 is huge for kids I wish you luck! lol
    Sorry for the late comment, been cwazy here in Wolcott!
    I do always love to see how you create- you constantly inspire me!!
    xoxo

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  23. Oh such a fun card, Sara Emily!! I LOVE all of those two-toned polka-dots in the background--Sooo fun!! Such a great b-day card for your son--just the right amount of playfulness for a young man :) Now, you said both of your kids b-days...will we get to see another card? ;) :) Have a great week!! And yes--good for you....stay out of those waters!! PLEASE!! The beach is still really fun to be at, and you don't have to go in the water!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

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  24. What a lovely card with great techniques used – Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers & more…

    Jackie

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  25. You know I love anything connected with the ocean, and this clean design is wonderful! That little seahorse with the crackle? Brilliant!

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  26. Definitely the most classy seahorse I have ever seen Sara! I love that color so your horsey makes me happy! And your background... big WOW. I am amazed how you got your dots so perfect - looks like they are shaded by hand... and then put the stripes over them too.... it is just a really WONDERFUL background. LOVE IT ALL. j.

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  27. Sara Darling!!! beautiful as always! you are soooooo talented! Cx

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  28. Loving the layered stencilling on this and the way you're using Linda's little treasures. And yes it does count re the sentiment. Frankly that ties it all together beautifully in my humble opinion. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  29. Sara, what a fectper card for your son 😀 Wonderful layers and colours and the bumped dots are fab. Thanks for sharing this lovely card and hope a happy birthday was enjoyed by all the birthday babies!

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  30. Beautiful tag, Sara!! Great layers, love to see all Tim's techniques ..and how wonderfully you have used them.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Artistic Stamper this month.

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  31. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Country View Challenges,this is gorgeous.xxx

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  32. Back to say thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

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  33. Love the coral seahorses, and polka dot bubble background.
    Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

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  34. Loving that background and the gorgeous seahorse! Apologies for my late visit but thanks for joining us at Stamps & Stencils. Julia x

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