Each week in May the CC Design Team will be giving away a wonderful prize from Crafter's Companion on their blogs. Before I tell you what the prize is for this week, I'll share my project. I hope you'll be inspired by it as you speed scroll down to the prize. :o)
This design was inspired by a technique I saw my CCDT sister Marge do. We sat next to each other at a retreat last week and we had a good time coloring and visiting for three days. This is a very simple version of what Marge did. Her designs were on 8 1/2 x 11 size card stock and involved more stamping. They turned our beautiful! I am creating a smaller version.
I was looking to create a masculine card - I have a few more to do for Father's Day. I started by inking up the Stamp It Valued Time image with a StazOn jet black in pad and stamping onto semi-glossy card stock. Note: Many times, I will stamp for two or more cards - might as well take advantage of all the supplies out. :o).
I used Tim Holtz distress ink pads and a stylus to add color. Note: you could use a sponge also. After laying down my first layer of color, I masked the clock face. I was planning to add a lot of color and wanted to keep the clock face light. I could say I laid the color down first then masked so that the face would not be a stark white. The truth is I forgot to mask before I did my first layer. :o)
Next, I built up layers of color. Using a very light stroke and starting at the outside edge, I pulled color in, leaving some light around the words and clock. The distress inks stay wet a little longer than dye inks which allows for blending on the semi-glossy card stock. NOTE: As you can see from the photos, the image was stamped sharp. I think as I added color and left light in the center, it makes the image almost look 3-D.
After the ink dried, the last step was to add some lines and shapes with a white pen. I used a template and a Sharpie poster-paint pen. You can also use a compass and a white gel pen. Marge has taught me over the years, "know when to stop!" :o)
All that was left, was to allow the white paint to dry, remove the mask, and adhere my layers. I stamped a light clock inside and was ready for a note and to send to someone special!
I'll announce the second winner on Wednesday. You can comment on last week's post until midnight pacific May,15th. You can also visit all the DT members - Their links are posted on the bar to the right.
Here is the third week's:
Week 3 - The Boxer and Envelobox Creator Bundle with Advanced Techniques DVD.
Here are the simple rules for my week giveaway:
- You MUST be a follower of BOTH the Crafter's Companion Informational blog and of the Crafter's Companion Challenge blog. (I do check when choosing winners :o)).
- Be or become a follower of my blog.
- Leave a comment ON THIS POST to be entered in this week's giveaway
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