Monday, May 1, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - The Great Outdoors Featuring PaperArtsy Products

Hi Everyone! I'm so happy you stopped by to check out my latest project for Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge. This week's theme is, The Great Outdoors and we're featuring PaperArtsy products. Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love PaperArtsy! I created an outdoor garden using many of their stamps, fresco finish paints and Infusions pigment powders. Join me below to see how I put together this flower filled card.

Also, please welcome our guest designer for the month of May, Dr. Sonia. She's amazingly talented and I learned how to make beautiful roses from one of her entry's to our challenge. Isn't it wonderful how we all learn from each other. I bet when you add your entry to the SSS blog you don't think you're inspiring us too, but you are! Please check out her blog, Cards, Crafts, Kids Projects. You will really be amazed.








I begin my background with a 4-5/8" x 6-1/2" piece of Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock and spray a little water onto the card stock. After spraying the card stock, I sprinkle on Royal Blood and Emerald Isle Infusions pigment powders. Infusions are a pigment powder consisting of dye color and a walnut crystal. They both dissolve at a different rate so by spraying a small amount of water onto the card stock, I get more of the dye color to come through. By adding more water, the walnut crystals start to dissolve and you get a much different look. Here's a video from PaperArtsy explaining this in great detail with examples of all the colors.





Now that the pigments are dry, I ink on Sky Blue Archival Ink with a mini ink blending tool to the sky area.





Next, I ink Leaf Green in the garden area on the bottom of the card stock piece.





I apply some stamping in random areas in the background with two of the images from the PaperArtsy EEV06 stamp set in Simon Says Stamp Jelly Bean hybrid ink and Violet Archival Ink. The numbers image is from the Dylusions Basic Backgrounds stamp set stamped in Black Soot Archival ink.





I begin building the garden by stenciling on some leaves from the PaperArtsy PS002 stencil set. I apply the image with a sponge dipped in a small amount of Chartreuse fresco finish paint and gently dab over the stencil. I set that aside to completely dry.





To create the large flowers for my card, I stamp two flowers using the Misti. These flowers are from PaperArtsy's Jofy 45 and Jofy 32 stamp sets. After stamping the images DO NOT remove the stamps from the tool. You will be returning the paper back to the Misti to re-stamp the images.





I paint the flowers with Yellow Submarine, Tango and London Bus fresco finish paints not worrying about painting over the black stamp lines. When I'm finished painting the flowers and the paint is completely dry, I return them to the same position in the Misti as I originally stamped them and re-stamp the flowers.





Here are the flowers after re-stamping them and adding white gel pen dots to the flowers.





I return to the background and stamp on the garden image from the PaperArtsy Jofy 33 stamp set. I use the same technique with the Misti by stamping the image onto the background and leaving the stamp on the Misti so I can re-stamp the image when I'm finished painting the leaves and flowers.





Here you can see one side of the background finished after I'm finished painting it. I return it to the Misti and re-stamp the image.





Here is the image after re-stamping.





I add the same image all the way across the bottom of the background by stamping, painting and then re-stamping. Above is the finished background garden. I also add one of the flowers from the EKC02 stamp set using second generation stamping.





I stamp the butterfly from the PaperArtsy Jofy32 stamp set and paint it after stamping with the Misti.





After painting, I re-stamp the image.





I add some white with a gel pen in some of the decorative areas of the wings.





To create the stems for the large flowers, I draw two stems with a pencil onto white card stock and paint them with Tinned Peas and Guacamole fresco finish paint and add some doodles that match the doodles from the garden scene stamp set.





To complete the card, I add the large yellow flower directly onto the background using double-sided tape. The large red flower and butterfly are attached with 3D foam tape for dimension. I add my handmade stems to the large flowers and stamp out some leaves from the Jofy 33 stamp set, paint them, re-stamp them and then fussy cut them out. I add those to the large stems with 3D foam tape. The sentiment is from the ELB24 stamp set stamped in Black Soot Archival ink and cut out with scissors and I draw some lines for interest around the word. I attached the background to a 5" x 7" piece of Pineapple Bliss Bazzill card stock and attach that onto a 5-1/2" x 7-1/2" piece of Simon Says Stamp Black card stock and my card is done!

I hope you enjoyed seeing the process I used to create my Great Outdoors project and that you join us for this fun challenge by adding your project to Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 gift voucher to their amazing store.



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29 comments:

  1. WOW Catherine ...I am so touched...dont know what to say...so sweet of you to drop into my blog and write such a lovely comment and not only that when I visit you I read the most amazing things about me. Your work is simply fabulous ...such a fabulous way you have used the paints and inks !!! The effect is mesmerizing!!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments, Sonia! You're such an inspiration to me and it's so fun to have you with us this month on the challenge.

      Cathie ♥

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  2. Wow Cathie, this is so beautiful! You must have had a lot of work with it but it was worth it! So many wonderful layers and colours!

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    1. Thank you, Monika! It was a lot of work but so much fun. PaperArtsy is one of my favorites. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave such a sweet comment. I really appreciate it!

      Cathie ♥

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  3. Gorgeous vivid colours on the flowers, and I love the Infusions background.
    Alison x

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  4. Loving the fun/whimsical background with a pop of bright florals! So gorgeous!!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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    1. Thank you, Steph! I love working with the whimsical PaperArtsy stamps. They are some of my favorites.

      Cathie ♥

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  5. Oh my, this is gorgeous, Cathie! Wonderful and fun design, it's so crisp and clear! Love your use of white!! Fantastic! Maura

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  6. Wow... the colors are gorgeous on this card, Cathie. The butterfly and flowers are so beautiful. Love your brilliant design! :)

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  7. I am in awe! The background is fantastic, the flowers so bold and vibrant and the leaves so fancy! Lovely choices of stamps, I love Jofy's too but I have them totally different :-) Great tutorial as always! Hugs, Macarena

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    1. Thank you, Macarena. Yes, Jofy stamps are my favorites and I love the way you used them on your project too.

      Cathie ♥

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  8. Such a cool project Cathie! I love all of these colorful stamped layers and your gorgeous background. Hugs, Autumn

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    1. Thank you, Autumn! I so appreciate your sweet comments.

      Cathie ♥

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  9. This is a work of art, Cathie! WOW!

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    1. Thank you, Bonnie, for leaving such a sweet comment. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and letting me know you enjoyed my project.

      Cathie ♥

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  10. This is fantastic, Cathie and that background is amazing...I love the vibrancy you've achieved and everything works so well together! A really cool project with so many things to love! <3

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    1. Thank you so much, Emma!

      Cathie ♥

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  11. love your gorgeous background Cathie and those flowers are amazing...hugs kath xxx

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  12. Fantastic card Cathie!! I love those bright flowers and that was a great technique too. The background is stunning, as always.

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  13. This is so pretty and vibrant! And as always, I get a lot of inspiration from all of your techniques and excellent detail shots. I love how you've paired those curvaceous flowers with the bold graphic elements.

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  14. Totally love how you work I need to follow your blog, a woman after my own heart :) x

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    1. Aw, thanks so much, June! I appreciate you stopping by and letting me know you enjoy my work. That means a lot to me.

      Cathie ♥

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  15. So beautiful and vibrant, it makes me think that spring is here!!!! thanks for sharing your step by step! It's always fabulous to learn from your work! Amazing piece! Barbara

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