Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Happy Birthday Stars

Hi there,

this is my creation for the ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop:

  • create a background on a stitched watercolor paper panel using Dylusions Paint (Calypso Teal, Vibrant Turquoise) 
  • apply Dylusions Paint (Lemon Zest) throught the ARTplorations Oh my Stars! stencil 
  • sketch the outlines of  those stars with a black PITT Artist Pen and a white gel pen
  • stamp through the same stencil with one of the STAMplorations Mixed Media Grunge stamps and VersaMagic (Night Sky)
  • spray Dylusions Ink (After Midnight) onto the panel
  • cut away the bottom right corner using one of the Avery Elle Dotted Borders dies
  • use the Distress Marker Spritzer and a silver PITT Artist Pen to add some splatters
  • cut out another stitched panel from black cardstock
  • stamp the sentiment from the STAMPlorations Sentiment Builders Happy onto the black panel with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • cut out the Mama Elephant Happy Script from white foam rubber and add it to the cardpanel above the second part of the sentiment

613 Avenue Create Challenge #171 - Anything goes w/optional Twist: Create a Masculine Card

Simply Create Too Challenge #107 - Use Stitching

Craft your Passion Challenge #307 - Anything goes

  • THREE (3) winners will receive their choice of ARTplorations stencil (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs.
  • ONE (1) winner will receive a $15 gift certificate OR her choice of 2 ARTplorations stencils (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog. 

Extra prizes for those who participate in the Flash Stencil Project Linky Party and link up by April 15:
  • TWO (2) winners whose projects feature stencils (any brand) will each receive their choice of one (1) ARTplorations stencil (standard size - 5x7)
  • ONE (1) winner whose project features an ARTplorations stencil will receive her choice of three (3) ARTplorations stencils (standard size - 5x7) OR a $15 gift certificate to the shop.
Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.



  1. Really different look to your card thanks for sharing

  2. Loved the bold panel and the stars too :)

  3. Loved the bold panel and the stars too :)

  4. Lovely card! I'm always looking for inspiration to make a more masculine (or what could be!) card. This fits that perfectly.

  5. Such a bright and cheerful card Tanja. Love your stenciled stars.

  6. Sighhh...your card is striking and vibrant! A wonderfully spectacular stencil showcase!

  7. Love the color combinations! Nice card.

  8. Absolutely love the colors on this card. .gorgeous!

  9. Absolutely love the colors on this card. .gorgeous!

  10. WOW! This is so bold and bright .... I love it!! xx

  11. Tanja this is such a vibrant, bright and cheerful design, perfect for a guy too.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  12. Wow - so fun how your HAPPY is the focal point - love that Tanja. What fun background colors and design. Thanks bunches for sharing. j.

  13. WOW, love the paint color you used on the background- simply stunning:)

  14. Wow, what a cool Card! Love the bold design and colors. xx

  15. boah .... mund offen !!!
    die schwarze Ecke poppt das ganze Werk extrem
    LG hellerlittle

  16. Neato! And the steps for how you made this are perfectly clear. Want to try something similiar.

  17. Really effective with the shades of blue and then splatters. Lovely.

  18. Stunning card! Love the blue bg!

  19. Such fabulous detail. Love how you've used the star stencil more than once to achieve this wonderful effect. Thank you so much for the fabulous inspiration x

  20. great used of the stencil and love your color combo
    the big DIE Sentiment is cath my eyes
    Ich muss diese DIeS haben Tanja
    so beutifully made

  21. I like that your card is divided with the nice curved & stitched sections. I especially like the verbage in the stars! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG/ Twist: Male card]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  22. What fantastic card with fabulous work on the background.

  23. This is such a cool card! I really love the background - thank you for sharing your techniques. We appreciate you joining us at Craft Your Passion. We hope to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  24. Beautiful card! Love the boldness of the blue and black! Thanks for playing along at the Simply Create Too Challenge Blog!


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