Saturday, 25 January 2014

Stencilled Day 2 (and more of Day 1)


Here's today's homework for Stencilled Day 2.  For my first card I chose Kristina's technique, a quick, easy and non-messy way of using stencils.  I've used the colours from ColourQ's challenge.  The sentiment is stamped in Archival Chocolate although it looks black in the photo.


I'm also entering it into this week's Less Is More, where it's a sketch challenge:

 


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I also had a play with one of the techniques that Julie Ebersole demonstrated, spraying.  I haven't got any spray inks but I've got some very old spray silk paints, so I tried them.  Sort of worked.  This is one attempt:


A few large-ish blotches, but I'm happy with that, I like blotches.  A grungy alternative to sequins.  The birthday die-cut had been lying around on my desk for weeks, so it was high time it made its way onto a card.  I'm entering this one into Seize The Birthday with Toppings (colouring).


In her class, Julie said, "commit to the spray".  Laura said in her class, "Let go".  What happens when you over-commit and you let go is that you can get unexpected results.  But again, I really like it.  The spray paint got behind the stencil so there are very few white stencil marks.  But what I got instead was a lovely solid coloured impression of the stencil amongst the spatter and spray.  I certainly wasn't going to waste it, so I added some butterflies, text and stitching (although the stitching reminds me more of corrugated wood fasteners).


You know, this card fits the current sketch at STAMPlorations.  Tilt your head to one side and you'll see the three blocks and a bit of artistic licence with the strip and the sentiment.  There' still time to play, and there's a prize up for grabs.


23 comments:

  1. Cool cards - I am doing that class too - I have to check out day 2....I'm behind...

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  2. Fabulous job with the techniques - I am going to try Julie's spray technique with my Dylusions - I am a little afraid! :)

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  3. Great cards. I really like how your second one turned out, pretty colors.

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  4. This looks simply terrific Shirley.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  5. All of these are so fun & eclectic! LOVE the star one....so cute! Thanks for sharing this with us at the ColourQ this week!

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  6. Great job on all these techniques, Shirley! Your cards are amazing!

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  7. I've been procrastinating this weekend about whether or not I should do this class! Think you may have sold it to me lol! All these look wonderful Shirley..such completely different looks. Thanks for playing along at Colour Q this week!

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  8. Three more beauties for us to behold! Loving the clean & simple star card with a wonderfully stamped 'panel' of birthday wishes! Awesome results with the silk spray technique (great colors) and funky, cool, modern art appeal on the third card! Nice save...the images were made for this card!

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  9. I think your spraying worked beautifully! Thank you for sharing your card with Seize the Birthday!!

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  10. Love all three cards but my fav would have to be the third one, those colours work so well together and there is enough pattern to make it interesting. Beautiful

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  11. Hi Shirley. Three great cards from your class. Looks like you're having fun! Loll xx

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  12. Oh, Shirley Girley, between yesterday's homework and today's, I'm quite overwhelmed at all the delights you have created! Well done and head of the class! I'm not taking this one, so I appreciate all that you are teaching me vociferously!! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. ok. my stencils are coming out of hiding for sure! these are all fantastic!!!!!

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  14. Fabulous cards Shirley :-) all of them are gorgeous and I especially love the last one, the colours and artsy look are fantastic :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  15. Looks like you are getting a lot out of your class, fab cards and love the way you added different scale stars. Thanks so much for joining us at LIM
    Anne
    LIM GD

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  16. Great cards. I am really enjoying this class. Really like you first card. Haven't done that one yet.

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  17. OMG!! Totally ROCKING the cards!! LOVING each one and the Great designs!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

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  18. Three more fabulous cards, Shirley ... I'm so enjoying your class! Great CAS stars, brilliant blotches and I love how you let go on the last one! Anita :)

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  19. Fabulous cards! Love all of these design. The splash of bold colours on the white card is brilliant! Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

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  20. You are so artistic and creative Shirley, I really admire all these cards! Oh and I thought the blotches on the second card where on purpose -they look great! xxx

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  21. Well, this is why I came over. This honeycomb beauty! So very cool. And I like your wonky chevron stencil with its not-so-perfect sections.

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  22. I love that last card. The colors are so rich and bold. Plus, the stencil
    "accident" turned out so cool! I'm terrible at committing to spraying. lol. Great job.

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