Wednesday, November 18, 2015

At The Movies

Corrie Herriman is the hostess at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and her theme is At The Movies. Here's what she had to say about her challenge.
"Make something this week inspired by the movies or a move star and as always, have fun!!!!"
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!

Here's my card featuring Toby (Daniel Torrente) and a hat from Hat Cube (Daniel Torrente).

Toby and the bowlerish hat from Hat Cube were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts) onto 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock (Strathmore), colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, then edged with a Black Pitt pen (Faber Castell). A mustache and some additional hair were drawn onto Toby, the bowlerish hat was adhered, and a thin piece of cardstock was cut, colored with Copics, then adhered to Toby's hand to complete  Toby's transformation to Charlie Chaplin. Toby/Charlie was set aside while I worked on the background for him.
Cerulean Blue Media Fluid Acrylic (MFA) paint (DecoArt) was sponged over onto a piece of 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock. Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue Hue, Pthalo Blue, and Prussian Blue Hue MFA paints were randomly sponged over top. Diarylide Yellow, Quinacridone Red, and Titanium White MFA paints were stippled on with a Rough Stippling Tool (Momenta/Art C).  This was allowed to thoroughly dry.

When it was dry, my Old Film Mixed Media stencil (Andy Skinner/DecoArt) was taped to the cardstock with Washi tape and the top two designs of the stencil were covered. Carbon Black MFA paint was sponged over the Charlie Chaplin filmstrip design. The stencil was lifted and positioned so that the number strip was at the top edge of the cardstock. Again, the stencil was taped down, the other designs were covered, and Carbon Black MFA paint was sponged over the numbers. The stencil was lifted and washed.

The sentiment was die-cut from white cardstock using the Typewriter Uppercase and Typewriter Lowercase Font dies (Impression Obsession). I had to use my old Mini Katie font (QuicKutz) for the apostrophes and for the exclamation point. 

The painted, stenciled cardstock was trimmed to size, the sentiment was added, and Toby/Charlie was adhered. The card front was adhered to a 6x6 black card and I called it done!

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Coloring in Scrapland Challenges: Inspired by a Book or a Movie
Country View Challenges: The Colour Blue (Mine's mostly blue!)
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: Use a Stamp or Digi


  1. Love it! He looks very dapper indeed :)

  2. Love it too ! great interpretation of the Movies theme !
    Corrie x

  3. Wonderful the the sentiment!

  4. This is such fun Kathi and beautifully made. I'll have to remember this sentiment every time Iook in the mirror :-) xx

  5. Just too cute! Really love the image and background! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  6. Thanks so much for writing your instruction with such great clarity!! The card is very cool. :)

  7. Thanks for writing your instruction with such clarity and detail!! The card is very cool :)