Monday, June 2, 2014

Be Awesome Card for Gallery Idol Round 3!

Hi!  I am so happy to be playing along with Round 3 of Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine's Gallery Idol Contest!  This round is all about stencils!  I love playing with stencils and had lots of fun with this challenge!  I pulled out my all time favorite stencil sheet for this card:


I think the days of the week stencil from the Basically Essential stencil pack #2 by Teresa Collins Designs is so cute!  I was inspired to use it because of this fun sentiment by Mama Elephant.  It was sitting on my desk and I thought they'd be a perfect pair!

I used  the Basically Essential modeling paste by Teresa Collins Designs over my stencil and let it dry.  Next, I pulled out some of my Stampin' Up! ink pads and watercolored over the days of the week using 2 colors for each day.  The bright colors are so pretty and vivid in real life!  I love the way they look over the kraft card base.

I cut a piece of vellum into a circle and then stamped my sentiment using Staz On ink.  I added a scallop border along the bottom (Lawn Fawn paper and Reverse Confetti die) and then wrapped a bit of twine from SRM around it, ending in a bow.  I added a few epoxy hearts from We R Memory Keepers to embellish my sentiment.


It has been so fun playing along with the Gallery Idol contest this year!  Thanks again for all your votes and cheer leading!  I love reading the kind comments you've left here, at the contest page, and on Facebook- they really mean the world to me!

If you'd like to vote for me again this round, I'd love it! Pop over to the Gallery Idol Contest page to vote and to check out the rest of the entries!  Such beautiful work!!

Hope you have a great day!

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11 comments:

Jaclyn Miller said...

Wow, I just love the look of the watercolor over that paste, and your use of vellum is so amazing on your projects!

Shelly said...

Is this not AWESOME or what?!!...LOVE it! So stunning! Best of luck to you!

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving the watercolor on paste and that you used two colors/per line and love the vellum sentiment piece!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Really, really nice, Tessa! Congrats on making it to the next Round!

Jocelyn Olson said...

At first, I couldn't figure out what you used for the coloring. Watercoloring? How cool! I love the different colors.

keren said...

Wow! I would never have thought of watercolouring over paste- but it's brilliant! A gorgeous, fun and bright card- you've created something special!

Donna Idlet said...

Congrats on round 3! Love the card!!! I voted for you, good luck.

Lysa said...

Oooh.. this is such a fun card! I love the weekday stencil and how you colored over them with watercoloring- great idea! Good luck!

~amy~ said...

awesome...congrats and your card is simply fabulous!

Jingle said...

The colors over the paste are so vibrant! What a neat idea! Very cute!

Jill said...

Oooooo this is smashingly fun Tessa! What a fun composition! Awesome card for sure--good luck to you!! :) loving these bright colors

 
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