Sunday, April 21, 2013
Game On! Count on it!
It's been a lovely weekend spent with my family. I have found a lot of time to craft as well. I have several creative team project to work on, but I found a little time just to play around with some of my supplies. After all, creativity is one of those things just grows exponentially.
I am tackling another Centipede Challenge today...use a new technique. I have for a long time seen embossing and resist techniques. However, for some reason, I just never use them. On Friday, I read fellow SNR staffer Marjolaine Walker's blog post in which she laid down a very easy resist technique using chipboard and I thought I should give it a go.
You can Count on it! by Christy Strickler Supplies| JBS Mercantile April Artisan kit, March kits; JBS Mercantile inks from Ranger in Seed Packet, Spiced Tin and Lemon Drop; Punch: Fiskars; Stamps: JBS Mercantile exclusive, Club Scrap;Embossing Powder: Tsukineko;Tape: JBS Mercantile; Other: White acrylic paint; Submitted to Simon Says Stamp background challenge
I used the large piece of chipboard from this month's JBS Mercantile Artisan add on kit. The kit also came with a large package of vellum bags. I decided to gently pull the bag apart and cut it in half. It makes for some unusually large banners, especially when you add a bit of Jenni's washi tape to the top. I also used one of my new favorite punches to create an extra pinwheel for the bottom corner.
Overall, this layout is quite a bit different from my usual composition. When I first had received my kit, I didn't know what I would do with the large piece of chipboard. It created a very nice matter for my photos, especially after I dressed it with paint, stamps, ink and embossing powder.
Have you tried something new? Share it with us over at the JBS Mercantile community.