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This is Tanvi, here to announce the second challenge. As always it is ANYTHING GOES using Itsy Bitsy Stencils
Here are some guidelines to participate. Simple & easy to follow -
ITSY BITSY CHALLENGE#2-2016
Theme - Anything Goes using the Itsy Bitsy STENCILS
- Submission can be a card, box, tag, scrapbook layout, decoupage, altered art, home decor - anything as long as it is handmade and complies with the theme.
- Please follow our blog to be eligible.
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- Entries can be submitted until 25th of each month.
- In order to submit your entry, click on the inlinkz button provided at the end of this post, add your image and link to your blog post containing the submission.
- Each participant can submit a maximum of 3 entries. Please add numbers 1,2, 3 while submitting multiple entries.
- Please link to your post and not just your blog.
- In your blog post, create a link back to this page.
- Only projects posted during the Challenge period are eligible (no backlinking).
- Entries are welcome from all over the world however if you are the winner, we can only ship your prize to an Indian address.
- If you don't have a blog and want to add your card on FaceBook, please upload it on our FB group page Itsy Bitsy Crafter's Cafe with the hashtag - #itsybitsychallenge216 & add the link here.
- TWO winners will be picked through random.org who will each receive a voucher of Rs.500 , redeemable online at www.itsybitsy.in. Top 3 will be selected by the DT.
- You may link up with upto 10 challenges including ours.
Stencils are so popular in papercrafting & ITSY BITSY has a huge range too! I think stencils are versatile tools & can be used in card making, mixed media, decoupage, home decor, gift wrapping, etc in so many different ways! Today I will share some ideas for card making.
Lets begin with a card using a basic background technique. Gold & black a color palette which is always classy! For this card I have used Mont Marte gold dimensional paint & the leaf stencil. The sentiment on vellum is heat embossed.
The brick stencil here is partially flat (distress ink - picket fence) & partially dimensional (modelling paste). The die cut leaves are painted with Mont Marte silver dimensional paint.
This is a simple but bright background using distress inks festive berries & abandoned coral. The die cut butterfly also in the same shades & for the leaves colored with color splash sprays
For the next card I made a very subtle background & the focus here is on the die cut bird (colored with color splash) & the sentiment. The gold striped washi & bright bird brings alive this card.
To create this bright background I rubbed the distress ink pads directly on the card stock, after which I placed the irregular dots stencil & sprayed water over it. Place a tissue to soak all the excess water & you have this beautiful texture! The flowers were popped using the inlaid diecut technique to add some interest!
And finally for this card I have masked the floral stencil to create a triangle shape with washi tape & sponged only within the masked region!
This brings us to the end of this post. Remember you have until November 25th, 2016 to link up your entries!
Do visit us again as we bring you loads of inspiration to stretch your stencils!
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