Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Sue Davies is the hostess at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and her theme is Red and Pink. Here's what she had to say about her challenge.
"With Valentine's day around the corner we have all seen the displays of red and pink -- red and pink -- I challenge you to create and Stampotique infused Valentine's day creation inspired using only hues of red and pink."
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 with Flower Truck (Janet Klein), which uses a few more colors than just red and pink. What can I say? I'm a rebel.

Flower Truck was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko) onto Neenah cardstock. One of the hearts from the Classic Hearts Nestabilities die set (Spellbinders) was used to die-cut a scrap of paper. The heart-shaped aperture of the paper was placed over the Flower Truck's bed and traced with a Black Multi-liner pen (Copic). The truck and heart were fussy-cut, colored with Copic markers, in shades of red and pink, and edged with a black marker. Flower Truck (with heart) was set aside while I created a background for it.

A wash of Cerulean Blue Media Fluid Acrylic paint (DecoArt) was sponged over 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock (Strathmore). Primary Magenta and Translucent White MFA paints were mixed, diluted, then sponged across the pale blue background. Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger) was brushed over top. Titanium White MFA paint was sponged over the Cloudy Day stencil (My Favorite Things) and allowed to dry. A Primary Magenta and Translucent White MFA wash was sponged over the stenciled clouds, then wiped back. The Cloudy Day stencil was moved and diluted Titanium White MFA paint was sponged over the stencil again, then wiped back. This was allowed to dry.

Green cardstock was die-cut with the dies from the Stitched Scene Builder Edgers die set (Frantic Stamper). The die-cuts were layered and adhered to the painted, stenciled cardstock. Black cardstock was die-cut with the Alphabet Typewriter Upper Case dies (Impression Obsession). Pink and red adhesive cardstock was die-cut with the Layered Heart Border dies (Die-namics). The pink and red borders were layered and adhered to a strip of black cardstock. The sentiment letters were adhered onto the hearts to form the sentiment. Flower Truck was adhered in place. Several layers of Multi-Matte Medium were brushed over the scene to seal it. 

Flower Truck's windscreen, windows, headlight, and taillight glass were touched with Baby Blue Spica Glitter pen (Copic). The radiator, bumpers, running boards, wing mirror, and insignia thingy were lined with silver gel pen. All the glass and metal bits then received several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) to add dimension and shine. 

The piece was matted with white cardstock, then mounted on a red card.

Thanks for visiting today!

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  1. I now desperately need a pink truck!! This is adorable!

  2. I definitely love the pink truck. Fun and totally out of the box or truck. I love all the unique things you did and your write-up for all of us.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  3. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz

    Hope to see you again soon.

    Tracey DTxx

  4. Love this Kathi, specially the pink truck. Rebels rule! xx

  5. aww, this is so cute. Very sweet! Thanks for sharing at HLS!


  6. Love your pink truck .... so cute! Thank you for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx