Sunday 28 July 2019

Stencil Sunday at STAMPlorations

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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  1. Both are beautiful creations of art - TFS

  2. Lovely cards. I really like the colors and the sentiments. [Bunny]

  3. Beautiful stencil designs! Love your creations!

  4. Love your cards and the stencils you used!

  5. These are beautiful! I really love the lavender stencil and CAS designs!

  6. That lupinas stencil is sooo pretty! I love the colors you used; gorgeous card! And I love the texty BG on the pretty orange & yellow.

  7. Pretty colors of ink for the flowers and I like how you used colored pencils for the oats.

  8. Very pretty! Great
    job with the stencil
    and embossing.
    Carla from Utah

  9. I love your botanical themed stenciling projects so much. I have a leaf stencil which is the one I reach for most often so these really caught my eye.

  10. such pretty cards - love how the second card looks - such a delicate pattern!

  11. I haven't seen these stencils before....they are so pretty! I love the Lupine one, in particular. Your cards are beautiful. I love the technique you used of stenciling over the stamped background. Great effect.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  12. So pretty. Love the oats and pencils. Hugz

  13. beautiful stencils and stunning cards.
    I love the colours and so creative to use the pencils, I have never done this with stencils.


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