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.

Here is a close up of the background stamps. I used the Club Scrap stamps to create the base layer, then stamped with versamark ink and the JBS Mercantile stamp. The clear embossing powder helps create the resist effect adding a subtle pattern to the background.

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.

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  1. This page turned out awesome, Christy!! The resist technique looks great and love that bright pop of Yellow and Red! And the overlapping number stickers are a really fun idea!

  2. Bright and beautiful! That chipboard background must be wonderful to see in person, with the embossing, resist, and patterns. I love all the numbers in the corners, too.

  3. Stunning layout! Love the background and the layout has a very happy feeling to it. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!