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In for a penny….

….in for a pound goes an old saying! So as I have tested the challenges water and found it not too terrifying I decided to make another card using the faux airbrushing technique. The stamps I used on this card were ones I won in a draw; they are KatzelKraft and are superb stamps. The images are fun and they stamp so cleanly and crisply.

fauz airbrushing using KatzelKraft stamps

f aux airbrushing using KatzelKraft stamps

The background has been inked with Whispers Green Dye Ink with the circles sponged through an acetate stencil with VersaMagic Spanish Olive. The images were stamped with Distress Inks Vintage Photo, Archival Jet Black and Versamagic Spanish Olive.

Thanks for looking x


Faux airbrushing

I have never entered a formal challenge before because I am not as good as those who do enter them however I decided to dip my toes in the challenges water and these are the details of the one I am taking part in at Craft Stamper:

“Hello everyone!
Welcome to the first Take It, Make It challenge!

You TAKE the specified technique and MAKE something of your own using it!

So now, its over to you…we want to see YOUR art……

What Can You Win?
For our first challenge, we are delighted to be sponsored by Indigo Blu

Creators of fabulous deep etched rubber stamps, Indigo Blu have provided one of the prizes for the challenge…. this beautiful image:

PLUS: The Design Team will have a look at all your gorgeous work, and choose their winner….. who will get published in Craft Stamper magazine! Yep, your winning entry will appear in the UK’s number one stamping magazine! We’ll have an ‘I was a winner’ blinkie to grab too!

Now for the Challenge details!
We want to see how you lovely lot tackle a technique showcased in Craft Stamper magazine, and this challenge will concentrate on the Faux Airbrushing technique, demonstrated so beautifully by Joanne Allison on pages 62 and 63 of the March 2013 issue. Don’t panic if you haven’t got hold of this issue yet, the challenge lasts for nearly TWO whole months, so you have plenty of time to grab a copy, get inspired and enter!

We would love to see your creations using this technique……your project can be anything at all, card, layout, 3D item etc, any theme or colour, AS LONG AS THERE IS FAUX AIRBRUSHING ON THERE SOMEWHERE! Oh, and stamping too, this is a Craft Stamper challenge after all!”

I am a subscriber to this fab magazine and rub shoulders (virtually speaking) with many of the contributors whom I admire. Needing to make a birthday card and using Joanne’s Faux Airbrushing technique this is what I made and have entered for the challenge.

Faux airbrushing technque

Faux airbrushing technique

The inks I used are Distress Ink Milled Lavender and Whispers dye based Blue ink. The focal image is a stamp I have had for years and the company is no longer around but the word stamp comes from PaperArtsy -HP1005.

This is such an easy technique to achieve but very effective; laying down colour using a small piece of sponge that has been made into a round.

Thanks for looking x





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