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.


  1. The image is very pretty and coloured fabulously. Great design on all cards, I'm no good with naming collections of patterned paper, I don't pay attention, if I like at least 3 sheets in a pack I buy it.

  2. Ohhhhhhhhh so pretty!
    Love the image and those backgrounds are wicked cool!

  3. Beautiful work on all three designs!!
    Chana Malkah