zondag 18 augustus 2019


Hello there, today it is my turn, Terry, to give you some inspiration on the Polkadoodles Inspiration Blog. I have made a vintage looking card with lots of soft colors, made with lots of the newest stamps and stencil. How I made it I will show you in this Tutorial 

I started out by cutting a 15 x 15 cm piece of paper. Here I started to work with some colors, divided the colors by spraying some water on it until I thought the colors were soft enough. At first I wanted to use all 4 colors, but in the end I used only 3 colors....

Before using the stencil, I first ensure that the paper has a layer of Gesso, wanted to "lighten up" the background color a bit.....

Then I thought that first I could stick some ripple paper on my background paper, then the pigment powder and with some water the colors ran nicely on the paper. I also used a paintbrush to "help" the water with the color run through the rest of the background.......

So finally I was ready to play with the Number Collage Stencil

Do you know that most crafters are busy with something and suddenly have in their head that it still needs a color? So I had that too lol.....I added some white paint on the background 

and some crackle had to be added on there too. Then I grabbed the Vintage Text stamp and stamped it on different pieces with 2 different colors

The background paper was dry after I dried it with the Heattool, then I started stamping around with the Doodle Borders stamp

Did not think that that was enough so I took the Texture Gallore stampset en stamped on the background paper some more to fill in the blanks....

Did you know that Polkadoodles has just wonderfull Glue Pen? I played with it to glue my butterflies onto the card. It works really good I can tell ya that.....so if you do not have a Glue pen like this, you better purchase it cause it is just wonderfull......

So I had 4 butterflies from 2 different stampsets (Bella Fleur and Flower Collage Stampset) and colored with Distress Inks and placed some crackle on top of them, after I was finished I Glued them onto my card.......

From the Hello Friend stampset I stamped the sentiment Each New Day is Special and this one is no different, I cut it into pieces and glued it onto my card

All around the sentiments I played with a black fineliner to let the words "pop" out of the card. I think I did a pretty good job on that lol....

With that same fineliner I scribbled on the butterflies

So there you have it, I hope I have given you some inspiration on how to make a Vintagy card with lots of stamps, stencils, color
Can't wait to see your creations....

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon.

The Polkadoodles Products that I have played with are:

Textures Galore stamp set -  11 clear Polymer stamps

Vintage Text clear stamp set

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and hope to see your creations soon.

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2 opmerkingen:

  1. A wonderful card. Great techniques, textures and colours.
    Thank you for joining in with our August challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

  2. A beautiful example of a mixed media style card, in my favourite colours too. Thank you for taking part in the August "Love To Craft Challenge". DT Sam x


Thanks so much for your lovely comment Hugs Terry xxx