Thursday, 14 April 2016

ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop - Day two


Welcome back to day two of the ARTplorations stencil hop where we celebrate all the grogeous projects that can be created with stencils. If you missed it, you can find all the DT inspiration from day one here, along with the chance to win by commenting on the DT blogs. And the DT is more than happy to inspire you again today, with more projects using the fun ARTplorations stencils, on the STAMPlorations here. We wanted to remind you that you still have two days to link up with our Stencil Linky Party. You don't have to use ARTplorations stencils to join, but if you have them, we would love to see what you create with them.



Today I created two bookmarks using ARTplorations stencils, STAMPlorations stamps and Tim Holtz Distress inks. I started by creating a 5 cm wide slip of textured white card, and used the Stampin' Up Tag topper punch to create the top. I used a corner of the Distress ink container to draw the outline of the rounded corners and fussy cut them. 

For the first bookmark, I started by inking the card using yellow, orange and red Distress inks. I then inked through the Retro Circles stencil in Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso inks. To finish off the tag, I stamped two sentiments from Literary Caffeine-ations and some cups from Coffee Happy in Versamark and heat embossed in white. I added some twine to finish off the bookmark.

For my second bookmark, I started by inking the card using purple, green and blue Distress ink. I then inked through the Tribal Weave stencil in Versamark, and heat embossed the pattern in clear powder. The to the fun and messy part - inking the whole bookmark in black Distress ink. The embossing will resist the black ink showing the bright colours underneath. I used a tissue to wipe off the excess black ink from the embossed pattern. I also splashed some water around for a distressed look. Last, I stamped the sentiments Live, Love, Enjoy from Trendy Butterflies onto white card and added some faux stitching around the edges. A bit of ribbon to finish it off!

Card: 300 gsm white linen textured card
Stencils: ARTplorations Retro CirclesTribal Weave 
Stamps: STAMPlorations Literary Caffeine-ationsCoffee Happy and Trendy Butterflies
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress inks Mustard Seed, Abandoned Coral, Rusty Hinge, Fossilized Amber, Festive Berries, Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Black Soot, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and Versamark
Other: Papermania Seafoam white embossing powder, Ranger fine clear embossing powder, ribbon and twine from my stash

12 comments:

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Really pretty tags!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Loved both the tags !

Dee Earnshaw said...

Gorgeous looking tags - I would not want to throw these away if they were attached to a gift. LOL

Amy A said...

These are FABULOUS bookmarks! love the different techniques you did here. xx

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous tags - love them both! I'm a coffee addict and purple is my favorite color ... so no choosing a favorite here. lol

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Colorful bookmarks. Thanks for the inspiration

Rahmat said...

I am yet to ink up my tribal weave stencil, looking at your tag, it gives me an idea now, lovely tags.

Julye said...

Two great and very different looks thanks for sharing.

Mac Mable said...

Such fun and colourful tags. Lots of detail and loving them...Thank you for the inspiration x

Becca Cruger said...

So artsy Karola!!

Tee said...

Your bookmarks are fantastic! I love the technique you used with ink and stencils, to create them!

Helen Gullett said...

LOVE these tags! The stenciled backgrounds are super fun!