Happy Scrappy Friends: Material Challenge

Hi and thanks for stopping by for the Happy Scrappy Friends blog hop! Soooo, you know I love to take on a good challenge and the one for today is no exception! We decided to play with stamps, veneer and washi this month

For the stamps, I used an older Papertrey Ink stamp set called "In Bloom" together with Studio Calico "Grey Slate" ink. The veneer part is obvious, I guess. As for the washi tape, I used that as a pattern paper to punch out two additional butterflies.

In addition to the three fixed challenge supplies, I opted to play with some new goodies I got recently. One is a new birthday die by My Favorite Things and the other thing is a mini ink blender and some distress ink cubes. Oh dearies, I still have some training hours ahead of me with those until I get that gorgeous smooth ink blends...  

Anyway, that's it from me - your next stop is Daphne! Happy hopping, all!

Happy Scrappy Friends: Material Challenge

Hello hello, you guys probably hopped over from Alex's blog for this month's Happy Scrappy Friends challenge, if not, please go there - it's where the hop starts. Our job this time around was to incorporate wood veneer & enamel dots in our project. 

I started pulling all my veneers and enamel things from my embellishment box - and ended up using one of each... umh, I know. It's just that there were so many other beautiful things that fell onto my table. Like, the doily and greenish butterfly from Studio Calico's previous Lemon Lush collection. 

I like to think that, at least, the veneer and enamel dot are like the "icing" on top of my card ;) Anyway, I'm sure y'all can do better! Give it a try - and if you do, you should visit our challenge blog for a chance to win a little something. 

Your next stop for more veneer and enamel dot inspiration is Daphne. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and happy hopping! 

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Happy Scrappy Friends - Butterfly Birthday Card

Welcome to HSF May edition!! I have a bit of trouble getting a good translation for this month's theme, which is "matschen". Basically it's about getting your fingers dirty, playing with paint or any other medium you have in your stash. 


What I had in my paint drawer for like a bit over a year and didn't get to properly use on a project where these nice quality Schmincke chalk pastels. Beautiful colors and I got them  during a sale for pennies because tiny bits were broken off. Perfect for someone who wants to give them a try not knowing what they do :) 

Happy Scrappy Friends - Butterfly Birthday Card, background detail

I die cut a piece of cream cardstock with my new Memory Box cross-stitch die (yay for spontaneous craft store trips!) and put on two different colors of the chalk, then literally used my fingers to spread and mix the colors. The effect is so nice! Like watercolor without getting your cardstock to bulge. On top of that, I also used a silkscreen mask with white acrylic paint, a yellow neon paint dauber from Hero arts as well as Mister Huey's spray paints.  

Happy Scrappy Friends - Butterfly Birthday Card, detail

A few bits of a Crate Paper die-cut pack and Studio Calico stamps finished the card off for me. Have you tried pastels yet? They're so easy to blend and work with! 

Anyways, you should go and see what my fellow blog hoppers made - here's the full list for your reference: 

Say "hi" to Dori from me and have a wonderful day, today!