This week we have something a little different and I admit I have only done this once and it was a long time ago so It's going to be a big challenge for me.
Retiform Stamping technique.
( her words)
A real fun technique that lets you express yourself artistically by creating fandom lines, shadows or smudged areas and filling them in with stamped images. You can make it colorful or simply one color.
This Fridays challenge is " Salt" yep that's right let's try making a background using salt.
here's what you do.
Take a piece of water color paper
use an aqua painter or brush and drench the paper with water
Then paint the paper with your ink
Keep covering the paper until you get 90% or all of it colored. I left the bottoms of mine clear.
Tip the paper up and let the water run off
Then lay your creation down and sprinkle salt on it, as much or as little as you want.
Experiment here, make a few.
When the paper is dry and I mean FULLY dry, brush the salt off and you end up with a beautiful background. The salt absorbs the water and ink leaving a unique look. sometimes it will leave like a crystal look. You can use regular salt, Epsom salt or sea salt.
Heres 2 cards I did using salt back grounds
Ok your turn, lets see your salt backgrounds. Phyllis has tried our "salt" technique. Fantastic Job!
Phyllis, Anne Marie said your card is awesome. She never thought of using more than one color and she's going to re-visit this technique and do more. Anne Maries Cards.. Beautifully done !
Let's all welcome our guest designer for this weeks Finally Friday Challenge. Welcome, Anne Marie. I have known Anne Marie for some 30 + years. She has been my inspiration and the reason I started stamping. She is my go to partner in crime and I love her and her family dearly. Anne Mare has decided to challenge us with Faux Metal Technique. ( In Her words) Most of us have used foil cardstock and I have even cheated with tin foil wrapped over cardstock to get that fun metal look, With this technique, you get the thickness and real look of a metal embellishment. You simply coat your piece of cardstock with versamark, cover with silver or grey embossing powder, heat and dry 3 times. The forth time, have your stamp covered with versamark and ready. Just as the last coat of powder is fully heated press the stamp on and hold 10 seconds. Lift and see! If you need more help here is a video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRZ8dzJviuc Here are Anne Maries 2 cards she has made as inspiration for us.
She used Carousel Birthday & Feeling Sentimental
They are simply BEAUTIFUL!! Thank You, Anne Marie !!! So ok I took her challenge and I found if you follow her instruction it's pretty easy. The hardest part was deciding what I wanted to do.
Yes I veered off and used gold because it's chilly today and put me in a fall mood haha
OK Your turn !!! Anne Marie says: AWESOME JOB MY DEAR FRIEND & INSPIRATION. Now come on aboard our stamping friends & show your creativity. We love sharing playtime together. Hmmmm I think she wants all of you to play along with us !and so do I !
Sorry I don't have a challenge this week. It was a non-stop busy week and I will be going out of town until Tuesday so I don't have a challenge for you this week. Now that doesn't mean you should stop making cards.
We can do this. You create any card you'd like and I'll post it. we'll call it " Free for All " challenge :)
This is easy for some and very hard for those who love embellishments.
This Friday challenge...Drum roll please...
Clean and Simple
What is a CAS card you ask. its easy, it a card that basically has very little on it, you see more of just the back ground papers then anything else. It's not a lot of layers, embellishments, ribbons or any of that. It's a card that is clean and simple.
So with that being said, here's my examples.
now your cards don't need to look like mine, i was just on a roll. Any style cards that are clean and simple will work Have fun! We have Phyllis who has joined our challenge with this lovely Clean and Simple card !! Perfect Example of CAS Love it !
Anne Marie has played along with us as well. Yayyyy
Her beautiful clean and simple card is just that. clean and simple. Beautiful !! Another CAS card by Phyllis. Shes getting ready for Christmas .