Friday, April 15, 2016

ARTplorations Blog Hop - Day 3 and CASEplorations Reminder

It's Day 3 of the ARTplorations blog hop, and we've got more stencil inspiration for you.

I've used the flower masks from the Bloom Silhouettes stencil/mask set.  I laid the masks onto a piece of mixed media paper, sprinkled Brusho powders on, then spritzed until the colours burst.  Where the colours started mixing too much, or there was too much water pooling, I just mopped it up with kitchen roll.

The sentiment is from a new set that Shery's designed - you'll be seeing it in a couple of weeks.

Hop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for more fabulous inspiration, and leave a comment here and on the main blog for a chance to win:
  • THREE (3) winners will receive their choice of ARTplorations stencil (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs.
  • ONE (1) winner will receive a $15 gift certificate OR her choice of 2 ARTplorations stencils (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog. 
Extra prizes for those who participate in the Flash Stencil Project Linky Party and link up by April 15:
  • TWO (2) winners whose projects feature stencils (any brand) will each receive their choice of one (1) ARTplorations stencil (standard size - 5x7)
  • ONE (1) winner whose project features an ARTplorations stencil will receive her choice of three (3) ARTplorations stencils (standard size - 5x7) OR a $15 gift certificate to the shop.

My card is also a reminder for this month's CASEplorations where we're CASEing this gorgeous card by Donna.

Five focal elements, a rainbow of colours, splatter (plenty of that!!) and a thoughtful sentiment.  How will you CASE Donna's card?  Check out the challenge here.

STOP PRESS:  I'm entering this card into Virginia's View impromptu linkup party, details here.


  1. love how your colours blend ,the way you described your technique gave me a flash back to using powder paints at school and them getting spilt when the big tins were opened and how they spread when we tried to clean them up, usually unsuccessfully before getting caught by an unhappy art teacher.
    FAb card thanks for the inspirations and memories too.

  2. Love that yummy background with your mask Shirley. Reminds me of the wind taking the dandelions through the air. Such a LOVELY make! j.

  3. OOH, love the brusho paints you used. They bring a lovely random array of color:)

  4. Oh how pretty this
    is! Love the colors
    and the technique.
    Carla from Utah

  5. Beautiful bursts of colors used! I love the flowers in white from the masking.

  6. So cool! Reminds me of the little colored rock candies that pop, crackle and change color! Gorgeous transition from one beautiful color to the next!

  7. What a great technique, Jo x

  8. Love this! The burst of color with the white is striking! xx

  9. never try this technique
    and the colors on your card wooooww so exploading
    so great
    love it much
    must try this technique Shirley
    thanks for sharing three days with three different technique..

  10. Perfect burst of colors! Gorgeous!

  11. Love your technique and it made into a gorgeous card. May have yo put those powders on my shopping list.

  12. I've tried using Brusho's...which I love... but they don't turn out so beautiful as yours. Such a vibrant, gorgeous and artsy card, thank you for the inspiration x

  13. One of my favorite stencils! Beautiful card with gorgeous colors!

  14. This is such a fabulous design, love the resist!

  15. Beautiful design!! LOVE those colours. Isn't it great to have the stencil and the masks too??!! :) xx

  16. Wow, Shirley ... this is stunning ... love the contrast of the white silhouette flowers against the vibrant brusho background! Hugs, Anita :)

  17. Vibrant and vivid, those bright colours revealing the pretty white silhouettes...So pretty!