28 November 2016

Final Week for Resistance

Good morrow friends. I hope you are all enjoying the day. 

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends as well, and I hope you all had time with family and friends. We all have a lot to be grateful for and sometimes we forget this in the hurly-burly of life. 

I have just been visiting my family across the Eastern side of Australia, and I encountered such kindness and generosity of spirit from everyone at every place we went that I was quite blown away with it all - we are indeed the Lucky Country here in Australia but I think we forget that with all the bad news out there overshadowing our thinking. In particular we noticed how friendly, and caring and just plain nice our newest Australians were to us - my husband was using a walker and we had a wheelchair at times - and often our luggage as well. The taxi drivers, car transfers, train conductors, ferry conductors, tourist operators, airplane officials and hotel workers we met were fantastic. So was the family!

Home again now - and knee deep in Christmas preparations and Uni work (yes, apparently I wasn't busy enough so I added two Spring semesters to my load). Still thinking of our trip though - this is my photo from the plane flying into Sydney a couple of weeks OK. Taken with my phone camera. 

It is the final week for Resistance - in any form - and we only have a few entries so your chances of winning are high! Go on - you can do it! Here is some more inspiraton to assist!

Using an Embossing Folder to dry and wet emboss at the same time!

Versamark inside the folder; watercolour card and emboss; heat emboss; add inks which have been sprayed with water via a sheet of acetate - find out more details on my blog

Wynn has used an embossing folder too - here she has resisted inking her folder and has just added colour to the finished product!

You can enter HERE

21 November 2016

Midway Through the month - OMG!

Challenge #63
Resistance - what exactly is this? Something that stops something else from happening
As long as you can tell us what resistance system you have used, you can entr this challenge
(oh, and no stamps of course)

There is a prize, yes

Here is a small mollusk resisting being eaten!

photo by Greg Faull; taken at Seven Mile Beach, Tasmania

Some more inspiration for you to drool over and then go to the blogs of the DT and leave some love

Then you can think about how you are going to create a resist and DO IT!
Two more weeks to enter your wonderful creation!
At Unstampabelles


Using a stencil as the resist

Using a stencil and texture paste.

Glue & alcohol ink resist on plastic eggs!

Now isn't that nifty!

Off you go and have a go at it!

14 November 2016

October Winners and Week 2 for Challenge #63

Hello Peeps!

I hope you are all recovering from the elections in the good old US of A, and settling down to think about your contribution to this challenge blog! Some of you are waiting to hear who has won the random number prize for October and been selected as the Design Team Favorite as well!
So, here it is

Winners for October

Random Number Draw is 
Random Number selection - 8: Janis

Design Team Favourite
Number 15: Karen

Congratulations to both Crafters!

So, what is happening in November?

#63Resistance and twist is explain technique

Random Number Prize

What do we mean by resistance? Using anything where one media resists another media: often this media might be a stamped image, where the image has been stamped with Versamark and left or wet embossed with embossing powder. This can either be left on after inks or paint is wiped over the image (where the image then resists the ink or paint) or ironed off still leaving the impression of the image. We cannot use stamps in this challenge - so, think outside the square! Use a stencil - make a drawing - use an embossing folder. Your resist medium can be embossing powder, liquid rubber, wax - any medium which resists another medium or stops it from appearing on your card or paper.

Or whatever you think of as resistance! Remember, it is your take on the theme!

We have two wonderful Guest Designers

KT Fit Kitty
Hi, I’m Kitty, and I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. I am excited and honoured to be a Guest Designer at the UnstampaBelles! Unlike many crafters, I have not been crafty my whole life - I began making cards about 10 years ago, and now I’m hooked!  I started my blog in June 2013, after being invited to join a design team. My card-making style would be considered “cute” and my favourite subject is cats, mainly due to my three beautiful kitties, Honeydew, Kiwi, and Snowie. In case you’re wondering how I chose my blog name, KT are my initials, Kitty is a nickname, and Fit Kitty is my user name on a fitness forum I used to frequent.  It would make me so happy if you would hop over to my blog for a visit:  http://ktdesigns2013.blogspot.ca/.

For my project, I created a matching gift bag, card, and tag, all using an emboss-resist technique. The falling snow was embossed through a stencil using Versamark and embossing powder before Distress Inks were applied to create a sky background.

Thank you to Susan and the UnstampaBelles for having me as your Guest Designer!  Wishing you and your followers a joyful day!

I'm Carole and I live in the North West of England with my lovely hubby and cat, Casey.  I love all types of arts and crafts and can spend hours in my craft room, losing all track of time.  At the moment I’m enjoying making ATCs, cards and collages.  I have quite an eclectic taste from cute and whimsical to shabby chic and vintage.  I like to enter challenges and started my blog in order to do this.  I do hope you'll pop over and say hello!

I'd like to thank Susan for the opportunity of being Guest Designer on her challenge blog - it really is an honour!

Sending crafty hugs your way,  

Easel Box - the 'resist' here is the fact that the easel is 'resisting' being closed - 
a different take!

Other Design Team Members:


This card was made by clear embossing over a diecut and then distressed with distress inks.

Using a candle as the resist

Well, there you have it

Where are you going with your Resistance? 

Remember, you have another coupla weeks to go to enter 
and at this stage if you do a Trump and win all the prizes!

07 November 2016

Challenge#63: November - Resistance! The twist is to tell us how you did it in your blog.

#63: Resistance 
TWIST use resistance technique and explain it in your blog

Prize (Random Number)

Don't forget you can be chosen as DT Favorite also

You can play with backgrounds and patterns; inks and paints; make the resist the main part or a part of your embellishments.........


Others are as well apparently!
Seen recently on
Are there any other sign posts out there that depicts the area like this one.

So, you are not the only one!

Seriously though, you can do this - there are lots of ways to make a resist - wax crayons; candle wax; rubber paint; embossing powders and ink; stencils .........

Tim Holtz does it a lot and there are lots of wonderful things on Pinterest to inspire you!

Just remember - NO STAMPS please

Our DT has some ideas as well to inspire your creativity

Background using oil pastels sprayed with textile inks.

Embossing resist

The circle is embossed through a stencil and using Versamark and EP before the inks were added for the background.

Well - there you go - easy-peasy!

Just add your entry to the Linky below - you have a month to enter