Shopping Our Stash #9

Boy, the weeks go by fast! It’s time for another Shopping Our Stash (SOS) Challenge. Just a few more weeks and my turn as Guest Designer will be over. Boo hoo!

This week’s challenge doesn’t challenge you to dig into your precious hoarded items as much as it challenges you to try something new with what you’ve got. The challenge this week is:

Technique Turnback

Do you have some supplies gathering dust for a special technique that you haven’t used in awhile (or ever)?  Perhaps some Dreamweaver stencils, quilling supplies, alcohol inks, or microfine glitter? Have you meant to try that shaving cream backgrounds, brayer technique, or melted crayon background tutorial you saw? Well, dust off those supplies and create something new!  You aren’t limited to those suggestions, but be sure to tell us what technique you are using.

I decided to use the watercolor pencils I acquired somewhere along the way and have never used. I found a technique called “Black Magic” on Splitcoast Stampers that used the watercolor pencils to color on an image that had first been stamped on black cardstock with white craft ink. I was a little hesitant on how the image would turned out (especially with my coloring!), but it worked really well. I might have to use these pencils again soon. Here’s my card:

If you have some time, please take some time to check out the Shopping Our Stash (SOS) Challenge blog, check out the work of the talented design team and then play along with us. This would also be a great week to check out your fellow participants entries…you never know what techniques are out there, waiting to be tried!

SOS asks that you observe two rules – please, no linking to more than a dozen different challenges (excluding this one) and this week, please tell us in your post what technique you used.

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3 responses to “Shopping Our Stash #9

  1. Great card so pretty! I love the bright colours on the black background.

  2. Absolutely LOVELY!! The happy, fun colors on the black are just to die for. This is yet another technique I have yet to try. You knocked it out of the ballpark. Beautiful card!

  3. Gorgeous technique, I’ll have to try this. Your card is stunning, TFS.

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