Tuesday, May 26, 2015

SOS203: play misty for me

...by which we mean, "make a project that features spray mist... whether store-bought or of your own custom formulation" for this week's challenge at shopping our stash!

vintage book paper sprayed with a few shades of glimmer mist and a little maya mist, thru an extra large folk art decor stencil and outlined with a fabercastell permanent ink pen with an xs tip; butterfly diecut: k and co; florals: michaels, prima, petaloo; brads: my mind's eye, oriental trading co; ribbons: making memories, prima, maya road; doily from my stash; cardstock: core'dinations; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, gluedots, sewing machine

i have a little secret to divulge about stencils: it turns out some of the coolest ones are not in the papercrafting section of our favorite bix box store, they are actually in the decor/paint section. which is where i found this FAB quatrefoil! i sprayed it with a few different shades of pink and purple mist-- some of which left a cool spatter effect, that was only semi-on-purpose, but i really like how it looks. after it was dry, i decided to outline around the design with a very fine tipped pen to make it a little bolder. yes, it took a bit of time, but not nearly as much time as my first idea would have... which was to machine-stitch around the entire design. lest you think i'm becoming more sensible in my old age, the crucial factor was that lovely husband jeff was already asleep in the room directly above my sewing machine, so i decided to go with the quieter option, lol. :)

speaking of options, you will have LOTS of creative ones for using mists on your cards, especially if you hop over to SOS and check out all the amazing projects from our very awesome design team! ♥

14 comments:

  1. LOVE your inky design atop that lovely print. Fun stencil and the outlining was very effective. I would have been nervous to go for it after that lovely ink had been applied. I'm sure your hubby loves you more for skipping on the stitching, lol! But I agree, it would look fab. The stitching you did add is a nice touch.
    Shanna :)

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  2. You must have a steady hand, because optional outlining is not in my personal tool kit. LOVE how this turned out!

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  3. That outline really makes everything pop...gorgeous card!

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  4. Wow! I keep going back and forth to the bigger picture and what detail! That fluffy ribbon is wonderful. And it looks like you outlined your butterfly too!

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous color profile and very nice composition! I particularly love the feathers over the lace belly band! Very nicely crafted!
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  6. Well Lauren, your outline with the black marker couldn't be prettier... I love the definition it gives the stenciling and it's a perfect compliment to your book paper. Love the splatters, too, and the pinks and purple. Beautiful work!!!!!

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  7. Cool quatrefoil! Thanks for the tip to look for these in the paint section. And don't forget your metal dies can cut a paper stencil…so many possibilities :)
    A beautiful card! You can link up before noon today in the misty die cut challenge at Cut It Up :)

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  8. What a gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  9. I just love this card! From the outlined pink misted stencil to that big bold butterfly, to all the flowers and ribbons used! Major WOW factor here!

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  10. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us over at Cut It Up!

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  11. Beautiful! I love the paper that you used for your base, and the flowers are lovely, too!

    Thanks for joining us for our Misty challenge at Cut it Up!

    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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  12. Now that is a gorgeous stencil!! Love the colours and the pretty pretty buterfly and flower! Just awesome!

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  13. Wonderful card Lauren, love that quatrefoil stencil and you are one patient woman to trace around it! Thanks for the stencil tip, will have to keep my eyes peeled the next time I go shopping for hardware!

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  14. LOOOOOVE! Outlining is a brilliant idea - and I love all the texture with the ribbons & layering. I wanna touch it :)

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