Friday, September 11, 2015

It's a Two-Fer: Stampotique's and Friday Coloring/The Outlawz Challenges!

Nellie is our hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and she is asking us to "Use only two stamps" Here is what Nellie says about this challenge:
"I tend to use a lot of stamps when I create something. Thought I might challenge myself and all of you by limiting the number of stamps. So no more than two stamps please!"
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!!  Remember to check to see the deadline for all of this month's Stampotique Designers Challenges!
This week's the challenge at The Outlawz Coloring Challenges is Hats because September 15th is Make a Hat Day . My Outlawz Coloring Challenge teammates, Carla, Penny, Karen, Vannessa, and I challenge you to use create a project for this challenge. You should check out their blogs to see their gorgeous artwork. 

Our September sponsor at The Outlawz Coloring Challenges is Norma J. Burnell and Fairy Tangles, who is offering our lucky winner three digital stamps of his/her choice from the Fairy Tangles Store.  Play along with us for your chance to win!

Here's my card with Stampotique's Priscilla (Amy Wilson Wellenstein) and Skully (Arwen McCullen).

I know that I've created a scene (on a card) before that used Priscilla as a juggler. If you can't steal an idea from yourself, who can you steal from?

Priscilla was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts) twice. Once onto Neenah cardstock and once onto Eclipse Tape (Judikins). The Judikins version was fussy-cut. Using my Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp positioner (EK Success), Skully was stamped five times in a rough semi-circle pattern over Priscilla's hands and head. 

Both Priscilla and Skully were colored with Copic markers. Lavender Spica Glitter pen (Copic) was used to add some glittery bits to her headdress and vest. I like my skull images to be slightly cracked like me, so the Skullys  received some cracks courtesy of a Black Multiliner pen (Copic). My Prismacolor pen (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts) was used to color in the skulls and Filigree Clear Detail Embossing Powder (Stewart Superior) was used to add dimension and shine to all the Skullys.

Here's a close-up so you can see the shiny dimension.

The Eclipse Tape mask was placed over Priscilla and repositionable Scotch Tape (3M) was placed horizontally over Priscilla's foot. Walnut Stain Distress ink (Ranger) was sponged over the bottom part of the card panel. The tape was lifted and repositioned to cover the "floor". Milled Lavender Distress ink (Ranger) was sponged over Priscilla and the Skullys. My Harlequin Layering Stencil (Stampers Anonymous) was positioned over the the scene and Milled Lavender Distress ink was sponged over the stencil. Then the same ink was sponged again over the Dot Fade Layering Stencil (Stampers Anonymous). The embossed Skullys resisted the ink, but were lightly wiped with a baby wipe to remove excess ink from them. The Eclipse Tape mask was pulled up and set aside for another use. The tape was pulled up and some horizontal lines were added to the floor with a Sepia Pitt Marker pen (Faber Castell). The image panel's edges were sponged with my beloved Black Soot Distress ink, then double matted with black and lavender cardstock.

Lavender cardstock was die-cut with my Fancy Floral Lace Border die (Cottage Cutz). Grey cardstock was die-cut with Bats and Crossbones Border Garland die (Alterations/Sizzix). The skulls got a bit of detailing with Copics, then were backed with scraps of Copic colored cardstock to make 'em all matchy with the Skullys. The Fancy Floral Lace Border die-cuts were added to the base of a lavender 5x7 card. The Crossbones die-cut was adhered over that, then the image panel was added to the card. As is my wont, I didn't add a sentiment because I haven't decided who should receive and/or appreciate this card and for what occasion if any.

Thanks for visiting today! 

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Bloggers Challenges: Stencils  
Left of Center Challenges: Diecuts and Punches
Scrapy Land Challenges: Anything Goes/Use a Die  


  1. What a fun card! Love the Juggler juggling the skulls!! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #25!

  2. Great card design, Kathi! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope you will join us again! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

  3. Too cute! Love the pretty palette, your fun image and coloring, great background, and design details! :^)
    Hugs, Penny