Thursday, September 10, 2015

CCEE Stampers Swap Ideas

Lois continues as our CCEE Stampers Challenge hostess for September.  This is her challenge for this week.....

It's Thursday, CCEE Stampers challenge day.  I, Lois, am continuing as hostess for the month of September.    In honor of today's weird holiday (Swap Ideas Day), I'm asking you to make a card using a technique you've learned and want to share.  Either describe the details of the technique or link to a tutorial on the web.

I decided to share a technique that was a challenge at Splitcoast long ago.  I always loved the results, especially when used as a background for a simple card.  It is called Really Groovy Retro. 

Here are the directions given by Beate at Splitcoast.

Beate's Directions:
Retro technique is super easy and way fun. Take three colors from the same
color group (e.g. here blues) one light, one medium and one dark. Take a piece
of glossy white CS and use post it notes to cover up areas at random. It looks
better if you keep the them straight. Take your darkest color and brayer over
the entire CS. Next take some of your post it notes of and brayer over with
your medium color. Then take the rest of the notes of and brayer again with

 your lightest color. Done. You have a cool background. Stamp however you

HERE are the directions I used on my card.

 I must admit though that I do it the OPPOSITE of Beate's directions.  I cover my glossy white cardstock with post it tape any areas I want left white.  I then sponge my first color over the entire area left open.  After that I cover larger areas with post it tape, sometimes covering areas already taped.  I then sponge on my second darker color.  I then repeat the process with a third and darkest color.  After you are sure it is all dry, you then remove all post it tape have a retro design to play with.

I think my directions work best for me as it uses the same coloring technique that I use in Ukrainian/Polish egg decorating, known as pysanky.  You build up to the darkest.  So that is the way I go with this technique. can try Beate's directions or mine, but I look forward to seeing your creations using this technique.  Play along with us and be sure to check out the techniques used by the other fabulous CCEE Stampers at the CCEE Blog.


StampOwl said...

looks like a fun technique. Love the colors you selected for your card

Vicky Gould said...

Wow, I forgot all about this technique...your results are awesome! I love your color palette and design...good one, GF! Hope you're getting better and better!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

This is one I have to try!! Thanks JOanne! Love your card and the fab colors!

Sabrina said...

This is very cool looking. I've been intrigued to see it, since you mentioned it. It looks as if it would be a fab technique to use on masculine cards.

Lois said...

I vaguely remember that technique challenge, but I'm glad you revived it. I think I like the way you did it -- building from the lightest to the darkest. I'm going to give this a try again. BTW, I like your card!

Glad you seem to be improving healthwise.

Lynn McAuley said...

What amazing results with this wonderful technique! Your card is beautiful, Joanne!

You continue to be in my prayers are you regain more strength each day.

Ironlady said...

Ohh I love these colours. What a fun technique, I love sponging and brayering so I will have to give this a try.