Right about now I could use some more coffee…yawn… I’ve gotten up early two days in a row with hubby and need to refill the coffee pot! 🙂
Today’s SCS Ways to Use it challenge was to use stencils. I just picked up a few over the summer but always think of them more as mixed media tools so I seldom grab them. I love today’s results! This card is also for the Beverage challenge over at Less is More so my card had to be a one layer card. I knew I wanted the base to be Kraft cardstock (this is a beautiful color and weight Kraft that amuse studio carries), but I also wanted it to be interesting! I stamped my new set, Perk Up, by A Muse Studio, including the sentiment. The first stencil I used was the Mini Coffee Splats from Rebekkah Meier and I sponged French Roast amuse studio ink through it, shifting it around so that I could use different stencil cuts.
Next, I cut a reverse mask from my cup (two: the lid and the wrapper) . I took some stencil paste and added 2-3 drops of Sky reinker, also from A Muse Studio, and laid the Tim Holtz grungy circles over where the wrapper was. I laid down a thin layer of paste and then when I could remove the two layers (stencil and reverse mask), I moved up and laid down some stencil paste for the lid, leaving it thick and uneven. It looked okay but still needed a little bit more color so I grabbed a white Prismacolor pencil and colored in the cup, smudging it a bit with gamsol.
I had some blue stencil paste left over so I couldn’t help myself and made a second card… This time I sponged Lime amuse studio ink through a Tim Holtz harlequin stencil. I did shift the stencil on the opposite side and added some more color – off setting the diamond shapes on purpose. I randomly added some stencil paste through the circle stencil and you can see towards the top is where I finally ran out!
Luckily, and my accident, I left a nice spot for a sentiment and I chose this one from the A Muse Studio set: Just Because.
I stamped my Hummingbird (that’s the name of the set too from A Muse Studio) on Sugar cardstock with Memento and watercolored it with Tombow markers and an aquabrush. After I cut this little guy out, I hit him/her with a spritz or two of Stardust Finishing Spray – from amuse studio, but it’s hard to capture the sparkle and shine.
Thanks for taking a peek! Here are some other challenges I’d like to enter: