I hope you had a great weekend! Did you find time to be creative? We’ve got another Monday Challenge to kick start your creativity this week! First, let’s see our favorite link from last week’s challenge. The challenge was to use the colors red and pink in your project.
Tina made an amazing art journal page! Making an art journal is on my “to-do” list. I love seeing other people’s work. It’s so inspirational and fun! Click through to Tina’s blog to see why she chose to do an art journal page for this week’s challenge. Thanks so much for participating, Tina! Be sure to visit last week’s links to see all the other participant creations!
This week the challenge is still sorta valentine’s inspired…..but is super versatile! The challenge is to use HEARTS on your card, layout or project. We use hearts year round in our crafting, so this one shouldn’t be too hard! 😉
I wanted to play with my distress inks and a heart stencil that I have. Distress inks play beautifully with water, as you know, so I wanted to capitalize on that and see what happened! Here’s the card I made.
It’s a heart card that can be used for pretty much anything! Thank you, masculine Valentine, sympathy, thinking of you…..even birthday! I think the inking on the card turned out beautifully!
Here’s a mini photo tutorial on how I got these results… I started with a piece of watercolor paper since I knew I’d be applying a lot of ink and then using water. I wanted a paper that would be strong enough to handle the layers of wet ink then water. I cut a piece down to the size of my card front and pulled out some distress inks.
Using my craft mat and blending foam, I inked the panel with Broken China and Peacock Feathers. I also pulled out Faded Jeans to use around the edges later.
Using a Heidi Swapp spray stencil, I used a Faded Jeans Distress Marker to outline the hearts onto my panel. Before removing the panel, I misted the stencil and paper with water.
I used a paper towel to absorb the excess water, and then removed the stencil.
After drying it a bit with my heat tool, I sprayed a bit of water into my hand and flicked it onto the panel to give more water distress. That’s how I got the little splatters of lighter color. I love how the dark blue outlines bled a bit, but still keep the defined shape. I used my heat tool again to dry the paper completely.
Here’s the final card again! I inked the edges with Faded Jeans and tied some silver cord around the top. I added three small rhinestones for some shine, and mounted the finished panel onto my card base with pop dots.
See how Sam included hearts in her project by visiting her blog: Scrapping with Pirkie.
Here’s how you can play along this week: make any project your heart desires, and include HEARTS somewhere on it! That’s it! Then come back here and link up below. Return next Monday to see if you are the featured crafter! I can’t wait to see what you make!
See you on Wednesday!