Tuesday, June 9, 2020

SOS 422: UFOs

The challenge at Shopping Our Stash this week is to use UFOs... not like spaceships... but...

UFOs... get it?!

I have plenty.  Like, an embarrassing amount of UFOs.

Here are the three cards produced by using UFOs from a few months ago:

This is what I started with (my UFOs):


  • The mermaid is a Jane Davenport stamp... one of the last stamp sets I purchased.  Now that I carve stamps, I don't buy as much... but I couldn't resist her.
  • I colored her with Jane Davenport aquapastels.  They are not soft and smooth like oil pastels-- they are more like a hard chalk stick, but they blend beautifully with water.  I bought these probably a year or two ago.
  • Glossy Accents by Ranger added as water droplets.
  • Patterend paper by who-knows.  I've had it for a few years.  I want to say Graphic 45, but not sure.  My teammate Chana may know-- she loves Graphic 45.
  • I added Teresa Collins modelling paste through a Hero Arts stencil.  I blended the modeling paste with Tiffanylou's Blue Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals for the cool color.  The paste I bought years ago, the Magicals are also from years ago, and the stencil is from around 2 years ago.  It was one of my most recent stencil purchases.
  • The blue background paper was from a bulk purchase in 2019.
  • I used Tim Holtz Mini Greenery dies for the seaweed, cut in the past from Tim Holtz metallic kraft-core.
  • The pearls were from the Michael's dollar bins in 2016
  • The flowers are by Prima from like 5 years ago.  I rubbed them with DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Gold Rush. (I love that stuff-- highly recommend picking some up if you like to add some cool vintage accents to your pieces.  FYI, I keep a folded up baby wipe in my can of it to keep it from firming up too much.)
  • I used silver Stickles on the kraft-based card
  • Tim Holtz metallic quotations (the white/silver)
  • Gold quotations from the dollar store about two years ago
Thanks for visiting.  Go see my teammates for further inspiration!

XO Stay safe and keep it real.