Saturday, October 12, 2013

Studio Calico World Cardmaking Day 2013 Extravaganza!!

 

I simply won’t have the time to post each of these cards individually for Studio Calico’s World Card Making Day series of challenges.  There are five challenges, so today will be a feast of five cards!!!

#1 Mood Board

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I started with a panel of watercolor paper and misted heavily towards the center.  I just picked up this ampersand stencil by Studio Calico, and thought it’d be fun to paste around it like a burst going outwards.  I used Ferro Special Effect Paste.  ‘Merry’ and ‘Bright’ are part of a sentiment from Technique Tuesday.  Close-up:

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#2 Ombre Trend

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Another watercolor panel, this time misted with several Studio Calico Mister Hueys: Navy and Powder Blue for the ombre background, then Garden and Tannenbaum for opposite ombre effect.  The tree itself is hand-drawn and cut, with hand-drawn stich marks.  Kelly Purkey gold sequins on the tree.  I put Opaque White over the blue for snow.  The snow at the bottom is Stampendous Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel.  Close-up:

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#3 Use Your Scraps

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Paper gathered from two Studio Calico collections – the green snowflakes are from Wonderland, and the brown strips are from Atlantic.  I masked the main panel and inked with Distress in Salty Ocean and Stormy Sky.  The wood veneer pieces are also studio Calico – little triangles inked green, a little yellow star, and a bigger star to represent the Star of David inked white.  The blue background was misted with Mister Hueys Shine.  Close-up:

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#4 Take 5!

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I started with several die cut frames, and some sprayed in Mister Hueys Navy, Pretty Pink, and Garden.  The wood veneer pieces are little diamond shapes also from Studio Calico that have all been painted with Stardust glitter ink pen, and the one to the top left was covered in Glitter Ritz in Warm Highlight.  Close-up:

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#5 Sketches

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Another watercolor panel – I was having such fun I couldn’t stop.  This time instead of spraying the Mister Huey's on, I poured out some Manila, Clay, and Warm Calico on an acrylic block and painted it on.  I love the almost woodgrain streak effect.  Each little panel had been inked in a darker color of Distress Ink, including Tea Dye, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain.  Love those mini cookie cutters.  Close-up:

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Thank you so much for joining me, please let me know which one is your favorite???