Saturday, June 15, 2013

Life is a Circus

The weeks fly by and already it is time for another challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge!  This time around, our challenge is to "Try Something New."  It could be a new to you technique, new paper, ink, images... you get the picture!  I am really trying to learn more techniques, so I decided that was what I would focus on for my own card.  I began with a square of white card stock, sprayed Dylusions inks, spritzed on some water to add spots and then for my new to me technique, dug out some embossing paste and a spatula that has literally been sitting in my art room at least seven years and smooshed it through a Dylusions stencil.  Now when I purchased the paste and spatula, they were featured at my local stamp store for use with brass stencils!  Remember those?!  Life got busy and I never got around to it until now.  The paste was white, but the water based Dylusions Inks softened the white as they melded together.  Love the raised texture that was achieved and it was truly not difficult.  The images and sentiments are from Oxford Impressions.  They were stamped with Timber Brown StazOn Ink, trimmed, water colored with Distress Markers and distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The clown in the corner was raised a bit with foam dots.  I recently, while packing up my art room, found an unopened pouch of tiny jingle bells for which I have been searching for years.  They finally appeared and I thought it was a nice touch for the clown's hat.  Some Chrome Liquid Pearls and my card is complete.  I hope you will hop on over to FSC to see how my Design Team Sisters challenged themselves.  Then, I hope you will challenge yourself and submit a project of your own for a chance to win a $20 gift voucher from our generous sponsor, FlonzCraft!  Thanks for stopping by!  Yvonne 


Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Yvonne. Circus cards are amongst my favourite! I love this technique with the texture paste and it looks brilliant with how it picks up the colour under it.
Dot x

butterfly said...

Love this Yvonne - great contrasting colours with that rich purple against the clowns outfit. Fantastic images!
Alison x

Terry said...

I use to want to run away and join the circus, little did I know that would be my life! Ha!Ha! Love this card, so fun and great use of stencils! Total fabulousness! Enjoy the weekend!

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Yvonne, love the colours and the texture you've added. Sue C x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, love the circus theme, great colours and textures.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Yvonne, Love the images you've used on this, especially that clown!
Great background with the embossing paste, love the colour.
Have a great day.
Avril xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous use of the O.I. stamps - hold onto your seat as believe it or not, I doon't have this stamp set (yet!)
I had to smile as on Friday what arrived in my mail, a little packet of teeny tiny jingle bells (antique bronze) which I bought on E-bay, something I had been searching for and was thrilled to source.
Great background you created.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, just fantastic, love the bright colors.

Ephemera said...

Hi Yvonne, first biggest congratulations to you and your family on your new Grandson, he is just so cute, and now onto your fabulous card, just loving the circus theme and that beautiful vibrant purple, truly gorgeous. xx

Sophie said...

Yvonne, du hast eine fantastische Karte gemacht.
Wunderschön coloriert und super in Szene gebracht.
Ich liebe diese Stempelplatte auch.
Oxford hat tolle Stempel :-)

Sophie xx

Esther said...

Hi Yvonne - great 'smooshing'! love the colours and images on your card and the texture is fab ! Esther xx