Saturday, February 28, 2015

Take Note!

SCACD's Blank Canvas Lotus - Small from the new Eclectic Collection #2 is the perfect size to adorn many smaller projects, such as Post-It Note books which make great small gifts. So that's what I did.

I started by stamping Blank Canvas Lotus - Small onto Idea-ology Tissue paper with Jet Black Archival ink. I flipped the tissue paper and painted the reverse with watered down Primary Magenta and Primary Yellow Media Fluid Acrylic (MFA) paints (DecoArt) and set it aside to dry for a few minutes. When it was dry, Titanium White MFA paint was painted over the painted reverse of the tissue paper, then allowed to dry again.

Primary Cyan and Dioxazine Purple MFA paints (DecoArt) were stippled over a scrap of 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock (Strathmore) and heat set. When the panel was dry, Phthalo Blue MFA mixed with Interference Blue MFA was sponged over the Fish Scales stencil (The Crafter's Workshop)  and heat set.

The Blank Canvas Lotus - Small stamped tissue paper was dry enough to handle, so it was fussy-cut.

Multi-Medium (Ranger) was sponged over the stenciled painted cardstock. the fussy-cut, stamped, painted Blank Canvas Lotus - Small was placed atop the wet piece, then a few more layers of Multi-Medium was sponged over both.

When the panel was dry, Interference Green MFA paint was sponged over the dragonfly on the Flying Gardens stencil (The Crafter's Workshop) three times. A scrap of green textured metallic cardstock was die-cut with the Missy Micro font die (Die-Versions) and adhered to the panel.

Black cardstock was cut to 3.25" x 6 7/8" then scored 3.25" from both ends. The edges of the stamped piece were sponged with Jet Black StazOn ink, then adhered to the black cardstock. Wonder Tape (Ranger) was used to adhere the Post-It pad to the inside.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this note-pad holder into the following challenges:
Crafter's Cafe Challenges: Lots of Layers
Penny's Challenges: Lots of Layers
Scrapy-Land Challenges: Anything Goes/Splat
Simon Says Wednesday Challenges: Anything Goes


  1. Very nice note pad holder! Love the bold colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #12

  2. Gorgeous card Kathi. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  3. Wow! how incredible your colors, shapes and textures are, Kathi! I love your note holder! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

  4. This is such a cool project! Love the idea and the vibrant colors. So glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

  5. A stunning creation Kathi, fabulous colour scheme with a gorgeous background and love the beautiful Lotus flower!!

    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge,
    Heather xx

  6. Gorgeous card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Crafter's Cafe.
    Fiona DT x

  7. That's so beautiful, Kathi!! I love how the lotus has text in it.

  8. Wow, love your use of all those techniques to create this cool cover for the Post-it pad! So clever and so pretty! :^)
    Hugs, Penny