Saturday, May 27, 2017

What's Up? Giorgio is up!

Here I go again, combining this fortnight's challenge "Oldie But Goodie" challenge at Stampotique Designer's Challenges with Stampotique's Facebook Group's "Word-Up Weekends" where we share projects created with Stampotique's many Words, Phrases, Letters, and Numbers.

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 Designer's Challenges 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 Challenge blog!

Giorgio was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts), colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edged with a black marker. Giorgio's goggle lenses and his shell were coated with several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) to make them dimensional and shiny.

Here's a close-up to see the shiny dimension on Giorgio's goggle lenses and his shell.

Giorgio was set aside while I created a background for him. Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, and Tea Dye Oxide Distress inks (Ranger) were smushed onto my craft mat, spritzed with water, and a piece of 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock (Strathmore) was dipped, dragged, and pressed into the ink, sprayed with water, and heat set. This process was repeated until I was happy with the look.

Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint Distress inks were sponged over the Moving Vines stencil (The Crafter's Workshop). The tree/coral from the Design Cube was stamped with Abandoned Coral Distress ink. The stamped image was immediately dabbed with a paper towel to soften it. This process was repeated with Tea Dye Distress ink. 

Old Linen Distress paint was dabbed along the bottom of the image panel, then heat set. This was repeated several times until layers of paint were built up a bit. Some of the paint was intentionally heat set too long to make the paint bubble to add additional texture. When the paint dried, Pumice Stone Distress marker was used to add some depth and detail to the the painted area to make it appear more like sand. Pumice Stone Distress ink was sponged along the edges of the image panel.

"This Side Up!" from the Barcode Text stamp was stamped with Jet Black Archival ink (Ranger), was adhered in place, and the image panel was adhered to a card front.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Artist Mixed Media Challenges: Anything Goes
Crafty Awesomeness Challenges: Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges: Anything Goes (Stencils Option)
Let's Craft and Create Challenges: Create a Background


  1. Cute! Thanks for sharing at Let's Craft and Create.
    ~DT Janis

  2. A really fun card! Thank you for joining us this month at Creative Artiste, Jane (DT) :) x

  3. This is a cute card Kathi. Love your background. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious and we hope to see again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  4. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional stencils” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…