Saturday, November 5, 2016

Take It Make It Challenge: November

Here's a pretty mixed media card made with one of Finnabair's stamps:  Don't Forget to Fly, manufactured by Prima.  I've included instructions in the event that you'd like to give it a try.  I made this for the Take It Make It Challenge for November over at the Craft Stamper blog,  The theme is "anything goes", I've included the link for you.


  • Ink:  StazOn Jet Black; Brilliance Mediterranean Blue, Victorian Violet, Delicata Golden Glitz
  • Stamps:  Finnabair, Stampers Anonymous script
  • Other accents:  Ranger Distress Crayons:  Antique Linen, Rusty Hinge, Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire
  • Gelatos:  Grape, Metallic Melon, Mint, Blueberry,
  • Stencils:  Unfinished by Seth Apter, Alphabet stencil by Andy Skinner
  • White gesso, water color paper, irRESISTible clear glaze, baby wipes, Stabilo All pencil
Apply gesso to watercolor paper panel, allow to dry.  Stamp image in the center, color in with Crayons.  Mask off the image and apply Distress Crayons to the background, use a baby wipe or apply water on your finger if you need to blend the colors.  Place "Unfinished" stencil on top of panel and remove some of the color in background with a baby wipe.  Stamp script, the stamp from Stampers Anonymous.  Outline the wings with the Stabilo pencil and use a water brush to soften the look of the pencil.  Remove mask, apply clear glaze to circles and on the wings.  Use Alpha stencil with white gesso randomly on panel.  Distress the edges of the card with Victorian Violet and the Mediterranean Blue inks.  Adhere to a black mat, glue matted panel to the blank card.  Ink the edge of the white card with the Violet and Mediterranean Blue inks; then apply highlights with Gold ink.  Allow to dry thoroughly.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll check out the TIMI link and enter something.  Hugs ~ Renee


  1. Just beautiful.. your biggest fan.. Judy

  2. Just so beautiful.. The way you work with colors is just wow.

  3. A great art piece, Renee. I like that stamp and I like how you have worked with it. Awesome background. Lots of fun techniques involved.

  4. This is so cool! Well done, love how you used this stamp!

  5. Gorgeous piece Rene!
    Your palette is so rich! Love that sentiment! xo

  6. about color and texture! Gorgeous Renee! I want to touch it.

  7. Can't wait to find a time to sit down and accept these challenges again. Love your piece today, Renee.

  8. Stunning! Thanks for playing long with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

  9. The color choices here are beautiful Renee.