Friday, November 1, 2013

Magenta November 2013 Challenge

November 2013 - Magenta Challenge :
Fall Colors
Create a Card, a Layout or even an alterned object if you feel like it!
You simply have to follow the Fall Colors theme and use at least one Magenta product :
papers, stamps, embellishment, Peel Off's, chipboard and more...

You have until November 28th to participate in the Challenge

You could win this Magenta Prize :

You can enter the challenge on the Magenta blog here and be sure to check out the samples from the Design Team for inspiration.

Here is my card, based on the Fall Colors theme:

Magenta Stamps used:  Oak Leaf 0664.J; Maple Leaf 1 0665.K; Maple Leaf 2 0666.K;
                                       I am in Love With This Day! 07.730.H
Distress Inks used:  Barn Door; Rusty Hinge; Peeled Paint; Mustard Seed
Memento Inks used:  Lady Bug; Olive Grove; Rich Cocoa
Artquest Palette:  Metallic

I masked a panel of white card stock with post-it notes and used the Distress Inks with a blending tool to create the  Autumn colored strip.  I stamped the leaf stamps with the Memento Inks over the strip of color.

The sentiment stamp I used is all in one line, and I wanted a shorter, stacked sentiment, so I used a stamp positioner to create that look.  I taped over the second half of the sentiment, and inked it up; then I removed the tape, positioned the first line of text on the card and stamped.  I then taped over the first half of the sentiment, inked up the stamp; removed the tape; and positioned the second line of text and stamped.  I love how this technique turned out, and I love that you can get more use from your stamps this way.

I applied the Distress Inks onto another piece of white card stock, using the blending tool and stamped over the colors I had created with the Maple Leaf 2 stamp, and cut it out.  I mounted the cut-out stamped image onto the panel using the technique that we learned in Montreal from Mimi of Mimi a la Carte.  You apply several blobs of silicone caulk (that you can find at the hardware store) onto the spot on your card where you want to pop up your image.  Be sure to draw the blobs up to a point when applying.  Gently place your cut-out onto the silicone and only press down very gently if at all.  Allow the silicone to dry for several hours.

After the silicone had dried, I matted the panel with Stardream Flame and Magenta red Canvas paper, and mounted onto a card.  I used Artquest Metallic water color to splatter the card.

I want to encourage everyone to enter this challenge.  You just have to use a Fall color theme, use at least one Magenta product, and go to the Magenta blog to enter; you will have a chance to win a great prize!

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