Saturday, 22 February 2014

Got Milk?


Good morning and welcome to the weekend.  So happy I had time to play along with the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast.  The challenge is from a blog called Wee Folk Studio where she creates the most unique scenes using natural materials.  The photo that inspired me is below.  
Keeping with her natural theme, I used a natural product to create my card.  Have you guessed from the title of my card what I used to stamp the flower??  Yup....milk stamping.
I first saw this technique on Lydia's blog- Understand Blue.  I was intrigued and just had to try it.  So fun.
I first made my stamp pad by placing paper towels onto a paper plate and added milk.  After pressing my Hero Arts stamp into the milk, I stamped off to remove the excess milk then stamped onto my paper.  Next I dried the milk with my heat gun and ran my iron over it to reveal the impression.  I tried to just get away with using my heat gun, but I found I got a better look using my iron as it is much hotter.  Set your iron onto heat with no steam setting and place a piece of scratch paper over you piece  just in case the milk is sticky.   You will see the wonderful sepia, coffee colour emerge.  When cool, I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts and mounted the piece onto my card front that was stenciled using a piece of drywall tape.

I am adding my card to these challenges:
Hero Arts- BIRTHDAY ANYTHING GOES
Addicted to CAS- COFFEE (colour of my card)
Simon Says- ANNIVERSARY or WEDDING
The Card Concept- FLORAL THEME

Thanks for dropping by and taking a look.  Hope you get milk!

Supplies:  stamps- Hero Arts/ drywall tape/ MILK-1%/ Distress ink-Antique Linen/ iron/ heat gun/ Memento black

photo from Wee Folk Studio








22 comments:

  1. Karen, I'm so glad I stumbled across your post - I would have never believed one could get this gorgeous effect using milk. Thank you so, so much for the mini-tutorial how you achieved the result and hint and tips along the way. Love how you offset the image too! Your card is absolutely stunning! I'm off to look at more of your posts and be even more inspired:-)

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  2. Gorgeous! Wow, what a technique! The results are stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept, my friend!

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  3. Wow Karen! what a great technique! your bloom looks wonderful - will have to try this out! (I wonder if skim milk works or if you need to use whole milk??!!) guess I'll find out!

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  4. Milk?!?! Whoda thunk? Makes for a fabulous card, that's for sure! Thanks for the tips!

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  5. I love how this turned out. The bloom is wonderful and the colors are perfect, Karen!

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  6. Oh, Karen, what a fabulous technique, and the flower you used is perfect! Absolutely beautiful! Have to go look at that tutorial! Hugs, sweet friend!!

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  7. Sounds like a fun technique! The end results are fabulous~ Thanks for creatively joining in at ATCAS!

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  8. The results are amazing, Karen! I had heard of milk stamping, but I have never tried it! Now I wonder if the milk fat will play any significant role (1%, 2%...skim!!?) with the result? I think ho milk is likely the best, eh!? Happy Saturday!

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  9. Who would have thought you could get such results with milk? Thanks for sharing it is beautiful. (sorry if this shows up 3 times, it kept disappearing.)

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  10. Wow! What a stunning effect!

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  11. Amazing technique and beautiful card! Really stunning!

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  12. This is such a cool technique!!!! Definitely trying this!

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  13. Erm, wow! Milk? Really!? That's brilliant! MUST try this...adding it to the list of techniques to try! ;) When I saw this card over at The Card Concept, I was wondering how you got that lovely watery look to the image - I never dreamed that the answer was going to be milk stamping though - fabulous! :)

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  14. Karen this is absolutely gorgeous, so pretty and such a fab & unusual technique.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous Karen! Beautiful image, beautiful colors and fabulous layout and design. Who knew you could stamp with milk??!! :) Loll xx

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  16. Great technique Karen.....heard of this using bleach but not milk. It's so effective.Thanks for playing along at ATCAS.

    Karen x

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  17. You card is fab :)lovely technique, thank you for sharing with ATCAS !!

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  18. Brilliant card - I need to try this technique!
    Elaine

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