Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Stampotique Challenge 246 - Anything But Black

Welcome back to another week and another new challenge over at Stampotique. This week Samantha Reed is our hostess and she is challenging us to a "Anything BUT Black" challenge.
Here is what she says about this challenge:
"The first thing I usually do after choosing which stamp I'm going to use is to reach for my black inkpad. So I'm challenging myself and you to make anything you fancy so long as there is no black ink or paint etc. Have fun!"

So let's see your best "non-black" creations. No black what-so-ever is going to be quite a challenge for me, I use black on everything I create, I think black is my most used color.

This week I created a dashboard cover for my Midori travelers notebook. This one is going to be the cover for my calendar insert

To begin I covered the entire page with gesso
I then used my DecoArt paint to paint the entire background an orange color
After that was dry I combined some DecoArt turquoise paint and this awesome stuff called Texture Powder (by Prima)
The powder essentially makes any paint into a texture paste when combined. It's the coolest stuff. I used the paste through a stencil onto my background

I then used my finger to apply some more of the paste here and there

So this part is actually funny, I stamped my image and then embossed it and realized that, out of habit, I stamped with black ink!! I had to go and re-stamp the image with a brown ink instead. LOL see how much I use black ink?
The bottom image was my black one LOL..

I then colored my brown embossed image with the copic markers and cut her out

After decorating my background, stamping, painting some more, inking and using some dies, it was finished. I love it!! and no black whatsoever! Those streaks on the bottom, sides and top are a dark brown, no black, I promise. :)

 For this project I used Stampotique stamps:
Ruff and Kate's Doodle Cube - By Artist Kate Crane
Comfort Zone  - by artist France Papillon

This was a super fun challenge, I really hope you will join us this week at the Stampotique Challenge Blog  and thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!

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  1. This came out great. Thanks for sharing the steps on how you created it.

  2. great , it really lovely I love the sun....

  3. this is great! I always admire your colour combinations!