Friday, March 2, 2018

GSF #19 Colour Challenge

Hello and welcome to this month’s Global Stamping Friends blog hop. If you are hopping on over from Georgia's blog then you have already seen some wonderful projects and know how this goes, but if you are just joining us then feel free to join the fun all you have to do is hit the next button at the bottom of the post to hop on over to the next post and see what everyone has created this month. 
This month was very fun for me. Colour Challange...

What this meant to me was oh all the possibilities. I love starting with a colour in mind and then finding the perfect fit for me on that creative day. As you may have noticed from any of my projects is most start with just whisper white, ink and sponges. I am a bit of a sponged background addict I can just zone out and wind up with a stack. So for this challenge I wanted to do something different. I have been researching some creative techniques and the moment I saw this colour pallet I knew this was the time to drive right in and finally attempt a faux leather technique. 

 while searching a different faux leather stamping technique I stumbled upon these beautiful projects where crafters were transforming their regular cardstock into amazing leather pages. I then took to the internet desperate to learn how these beautiful creations were made and a little salty that I discovered this just after Christmas but then excited again that I have all this time to get ready for next year. 
I have seen many varieties out there but I am trying some techniques I discovered from Sheena Douglass. Start with your base card stock. I would use a piece larger then what you would be needing for your final project. You can always trim down for a perfect fit but you do lose a little length.

lightly spray your card with your mister on both sides. when you have a nice even coating smush it up into a ball. That's rigth just ball it up get all your frustration out! If you have water dripping out then your paper is to wet. just be extra careful not to tear it and let it dry a bit. Now carefully unfold your paper and repeat the process. I did mine about three times. Then let it dry or use your heat gun to help speed the process. 


You will notice this amazing texture on the card stock, it actually feels like some sort or material. now when it is dry you can use some inks and lightly sponge the paper to pickup some of the lines and accents on the page. This is one project that is hard to capture in one photo and is one you simply need to run your hards over and tilt back and forth in the light to see all the amazing details. 

Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set   

To finish off this prject I used the Painted Harvest and Colourful Seasons stamp sets. These three colours paired so well together for this flower that I am now going to be on a crafting binge making more projects with these flowers for a while. I choose to heat emboss the sentiment in gold as to not introduce another colour that may detract from the combo but still finish it off with a little bit of sparkle. I wasnt sure if it would work on the texture of my cardstock but it worked out well. I just made sure my stamp was inked well and held it a few seconds longer to make sure it tranfered fully. I fussy cut out the flower and popped it up on dimensionals over some gold twine which gave it that little pop and sparkle I wanted. 

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Thank you for hopping with me, please feel free to leave a comment and don't forget to hit that next button to check out what wonderful colour idea Sarah has waiting for you. As always have a crafty day. 

If you happen to get a little lost just have a look at the list below to continue on with the hop.
1. Jan Musselman 
2. Karie Beglau 
3. Libby Dyson 
4. LIsa Ann Bernard 
5. Anastasia Radloff 
6. Tricia Butts 
7. Amanda Bates 
8. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter 
9. Claudia Perry 
10 Jenn Curtis Charles 
11. Amanda Farlinger 
12. Courtenay Heuston 
13. Angélique Stempelkeuken 
Kimberley Anna Morris
15. Marieke Bart
16. Geirgia Missy Aubrey-Gaydos

17. Amber Thompson - you are here
18. Sarah Mcdermott


Thanks for the faux leather technique reminder! I love using it for strips across cards...they look like that crinkled seam binding ribbon we have, except there are TONS more colors to choose from when you use card stock ;-) Thanks for sharing :-D

Posted by Kimberley Morris on March 02, 2018 at 04:17 PM #

Love it. Also love a new technique I've not come across. Thanks for joining in.

Posted by sarah on March 02, 2018 at 04:23 PM #

Love the faux leather technique and thanks for the tips. It makes a great background. Thanks for the inspiration

Posted by Libby Dyson on March 02, 2018 at 07:45 PM #

Great use of faux leather and some great tips Amber. Thank you for sharing...

Posted by Amanda Bates on March 05, 2018 at 05:33 PM #

Love the idea of the faux leather! Would love to see how your card turned out!! Not seeing a picture of your card. Not sure if it's my tablet, or what!

Posted by Junebugcreations on March 09, 2018 at 01:34 PM #

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