I'm up again at STAMPlorations with a couple of cards for Stencil Sunday. It's a nice change for me to work with stencils. I tend to grab stamps and inks when I'm making cards.
Here's my first card
I wasn't quite sure what colours to use for this flower so I "googled" lupinus. I found that there are some which are reddish near the top and the rest is purple. So, I tried to re-create that variety. I used STAMPlorations ARTplorations Lupinus stencil and added colours to the flowers with distress inks (fired brick and seedless preserves) applied with ink daubers. I used peeled paint distress ink for the leaves and stems. I added the sentiment using STAMPlorations New Day clear stickers. I trimmed the panel down a bit and added a green mat to complete the card.
Here's a close-up.
Here's the second card I made
For this card, I started by stamping a scripty background stamp (Stampin Up's French Script stamp) with Hero Arts Soft Brown ink on kraft cardstock for a tone-on-tone look. I chose to use some Faber-Castell polychromos coloured pencils with STAMPlorations ARTplorations Abstract Oats stencil. A hint, if you're wanting to try this, is to be sure that your coloured pencils are sharp - to get into the "little bits" of the stencil. I love how vibrant the colours of the polychromos pencils are. To complete the card, I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of yellow cardstock from STAMPlorations Noteworthy 2 stamp set and used a strip of kraft cardstock for contrast.
Here's a close-up
There will be three Stencil Sunday posts at STAMPlorations blog during the month of July. One person who leaves a comment will be picked randomly from the three July Stencil posts and win a $15 gift code.
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