When I run out of mojo, I turn to the wonderful crafting challenges out there on the interwebs as they are a great source of inspiration. The DT projects often give me new ideas, and sometimes I get inspired to use a technique I don't usually use very much. The August CAS Mixup challenge is Stencil Monoprint which is a technique I don't usually use but is such a great way to get more out of your stencils and get really cool artsy backgrounds. So I got to work and created several monoprints. This is one of them which I created with Distress Inks (Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet) using the ARTplorations Just Flow Stencil and cut it up into two background panels.
I stamped the poppies from Bloom Sketches, my first (and one of my absolute favourite) STAMPlorations stamp sets and coloured them with Copics before fussy cutting. I mounted the monoprint onto turquoise cardstock, added the poppies and heat embossed a sentiment (my additional choice of technique for the challenge) onto a strip of white card I inked with Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers.
I'm also linking up over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge where the theme is to create your own background.
Card: White 200 gsm card, Daler&Rowney 300 gsm watercolour card, turquoise card from my stash
Stamps: STAMPlorations Bloom Sketches
Ink and Colouring: Distress Inks Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet, Copics, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and Versamark
Stencils: ARTplorations Just Flow
Other: gunmetal embossing powder from my stash
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