Sorry been a little quiet here.  It’s that time of year.  Dance concert, exams, approaching Grade 6 graduation and 3 birthdays coming soon one of them a 21st. And is it Christmas soon?

I wont bore you with the details.

Today I am sharing my post for Unstampabelles this month.

For me this should have been combined with last months challenge – out of my comfort zone.  This is my third attempt, number 1 & 2 were binned.  I am still not entirely happy with this however I will share anyway.  After all challenges are to challenge us!

The current challenge is Resistance technique you can find all the details here

Unstampabelles Challenges

I started with a stencil.  I have masked off the parts I didn’t want to include with some cheap washi tape.  Taping both paper and stencil separately so there was no movement.


I added some texture paste which has silver glitter in it – not to thick not to thin and let it dry a little before removing the stencil. I cleaned off the stencil while I waited for the paste to dry.  Actually I went and prepared dinner.  Rare these days I have been delegating to Ms A (11) and Mr M (18) as he has finished Uni but neither were around.


For the next step – the resist part, I brushed over with ink and my aqua pen with SU night of navy ink.  The ink resists the texture paste. Again I left it to dry.


The final step was to trim my piece down and add to my card front. Mounted with a piece of Night of Navy CS.


So you may be wondering how terrible the first two attempts were and why this was so hard for me. For me I use stencils with a dauber and I would emboss with a stamp, neither were suitable for this challenge.  For the first attempt I tried using embossing powder through a stencil – I ended up with one big blob of embossing.  No defined image so off to the bin.  The second attempt I tried a white crayon again through a stencil and then a similar water colour effect with ink and a brush.  Again the image was not defined so again the bin.  You may be more successful at these techniques.  Give them a go, but remember no stamps.  When I last looked there were only a couple of entries and there is a prize up for grabs.

Thanks for stopping




6 thoughts on “Resist…

  1. Well, you have my vote for tenacity Vicki! However, I agree, you are too hard on yourself – this is a great Christmas card, and who doesn’t love glitter?

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