Friday, June 30, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #228 and A Little Experimentation

Happy Friday!! I hope everyone is relaxing and is anticipating their holiday weekend. This post is a little photo heavy, so I apologize in advance!!

Busy day at our household. Had a new front window put in. Thank goodness I had the forethought of bringing Zack to the groomers or he would have freaked out with the men in our house!!!

The window looks fabulous but it forces us to re-paint our living room. Since we have not painted it for eight years, I am not crying about that. Chris on the other hand is not happy as he is the painter in the household!!

At the same time the window was being put in, Chris ripped apart the bathroom to repaint it. It is not going to be easy because it is presently red. That is a tough color to paint over.

Our kitchen is filled with boxes of stuff, as well as the pulled apart cupboard that housed our towels and medicine cabinet. We are having company tomorrow so it will be interesting to see how we can clean all this mess up before they come!!

Amongst all this chaos, I had a chance to play with some supplies that I have had sitting waiting for me to use. It was in stages because things had to dry but it was the most fun I have had in a long time.

On my first card I played with Ranger Oxide Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet, Broken China, and Faded Jeans. I have NOT been very successful with these inks in the past but I had fun doing layers and layers with the "smoosh" technique. I used both a piece of watercolor paper and then tried it on a piece of card stock. Both were successful but I think that the watercolor paper took the ink better.

On the white card stock piece, I used the Hero Arts “Peacock Feather” Stencil with some Nuvo “Mother of Pearl” Embellishment Mousse over the inked background. I LOVE this Nuvo Mousse!!! It didn't warp the paper and gave the front a really fun, shiny look!!

When the front was dry, I die cut it with the "Stitched Slopes and Hills" from Simon Says Stamp so I could play along with the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #228.

After I cut the panels, I adhered it to the smooshed watercolor paper. I adhered the Hero Arts Prayers” die cut and a stamped sentiment below from the matching stamp set.

I then covered the "prayers" with sparkle pen and used Glossy Accents over that. The last step was to adhere the sequins.

This was way out of the box for me and I am not totally sold on how it looks. However, it was a lot of fun to play with.

That is all from me today. Have a fabulous night!!

Stamps-Hero Arts “Prayers
Dies-Hero Arts “Prayers” and "Stitched Slopes and Hills" from Simon Says Stamp
Stencils-Hero Arts “Peacock Feather” Stencil
Ink-Ranger “Cracked Pistachio” Distress Oxide Ink, Ranger “Wilted Violet” Distress Oxide Ink, Ranger “Broken China” Distress Oxide Ink, Ranger “Faded Jeans” Distress Oxide Ink,
Other-Tonic Studios Nuvo “Mother of Pearl” Embellishment Mousse, Ranger Ink Palette Knife, Little Things from Lucy’s Cards “Caribbean Dream Sequin Mix,” Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Wagner Heat Tool, Ranger Ink Multi-Matte, Scotch ATG ¼” Adhesive Gun, Tombow Adhesive Foam Squares, Glossy Accents,