Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Astrid Stulemeijer is the hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog. Her challenge is "Wings".  Here's what she said about her challenge!
"Every stamper has a little Frankenstein in them. Give a stamp without wings a pair of them. Have fun creating!"
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. You have until the end of the month to create and share your challenge projects for this month. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!

Here's my card with Stampotique's Verdette (Janet Klein) and Angel Wings - 2 sided (Arwen McCullen).

Angel Wings - 2 sided was stamped with onto Neenah cardstock, colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, edged with black markers, then brushed with Irridescent Medium (Winsor & Newton). The wings were set aside for a bit.

Verdette was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts) onto Neenah cardstock and a sheet of old patterned paper from a 6x6 pad by My Mind's Eye. Both images were colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edged with black marker. The Neenah colored Verdette had an accident (intentional) when her arms and hands were removed and parts of her dress were cut away. The patterned paper Verdette's became a dress donor when her dress was cut away from the rest of her. All of this was a bit traumatic for Verdette. She felt much better when she was furnished with new stylish print dress and even happier when her arms were reattached! Since she was so calm throughout this entire process, Verdette was rewarded with Angel Wings - 2 sided. Alas, Verdette had to wait to test out her new Angel Wings.

I wanted to create a shimmery sky so I experimented a bit with my favorite sky colors from the Media Fluid Acrylic (MFA) paint range (DecoArt). Cerulean Blue MFA paint was dripped onto a plastic lid, lightened with a few drops of Translucent White MFA,  then thinned with about a quarter of a pipette of Irridescent Medium (Winsor and Newton). This wash was then sponged across a sheet of 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock (Strathmore).

I love a touch of pink in a sky, so Primary Magenta MFA paint was lightened with Translucent White MFA paint, thinned with about a quarter of a pipette of Irridescent Medium, then sponged over the shimmery blue. This process was repeated with straight-up Translucent White MFA paint. I continued to add layers of Irridescent Medium-thinned paint until I was happy with the result.

Metallic Gold MFA paint was mixed with Interference Gold MFA paint, thinned a tad with Irridescent Medium, then sponged over a Starburst stencil.

Very old, somewhat dried up, alphabet rub-ons by Making Memories were used to add the sentiment.

My sky was complete so it was time for Verdette with her Angel Wings to echo the sentiment and fly. So she did.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
AAA Cards Challenges: Paste and/or Stencils
Allsorts Challenges: Use a Stamp
Creative Card Crew Challenges: CAS
Tuesday Throwdown Challenges: Stenciling
Simon Says Wednesday Challenges: Anything Goes


  1. What a beautiful angel, the page is amazing!

  2. She looks so perfect with wings Kathi xx

  3. Those wings look like they were made for her !
    Corrie x

  4. Love the fun image and your coloring--really pretty palette and bg! Love the sentiment, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. A striking card and beautifully coloured.
    Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards. Sarah

  6. She is great, nice background, so glad you were able to join us at AAA Cards.

  7. So sweet and beautiful Kathi :)
    Wishing you a lovely weekend xx

  8. Nice card, you really did a nice job on the background, I've never done anything with MFA paint. It looks like it gave a nice water colored look and I agree that the touch of pink in the sky is lovely. It looks difficult to me but as I said on my blog your the creator and what is Clean and simple to you is what counts. :0) Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.
    Vicki DT

  9. hello Kathi! super cute card, luv the darlin sentiment! I am having a giveaway on my blog, stop by and comment for your chance at winning.....

    I am so glad you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  10. Nice little card (she looks like she recovered well). Thanks for playing AAA Cards Paste & or Stencil. Cheers, Victoria Lavender

  11. Hi Kathi, This is a great use of Arwen's wings, brilliant flying Verdette, love that bright blue background and super colouring :D x

  12. Super creative card - I love the mixed media approach you took - it sounds like you had a lot of fun making this card! Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards ! Jill

  13. Beautiful image and love the background. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

    Kim - TTDT