Wednesday, 14 December 2016

STAMPlorations ARTplorations Blog Hop - Day 1


We're having an ARTplorations stencil blog hop over at STAMPlorations, and you're invited!  I've used my newest favourite technique (positive/negative stencilling) with my newest favourite product (Infusions) and my newest favourite stencil (A Bloom And Three Buds), to create these two cards.  You can see the technique in detail in this Spotlight post on the STAMPlorations blog.


I added some coloured pencil highlights/lowlights on the flowers and leaves, then added a wash around the negative area.  The water picked up the stray colours.


This was the negative print.  I replaced the stencil and sponged colour, then added pen lines to define the images.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for details about the hop, and how you can win prizes.


30 comments:

  1. Awesome work!!! I will definitely try this technique! xx Susanne.

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  2. Oh my! Breath-taken-away stunning! Going to check out this technique for sure!
    Hugs~c

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  3. Wow! Soooooooo lovely! Going to check out that Spotlight post!

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  4. Wow...absolutely stunning, so artsy and so very creative....love them X thank you for the inspiration X

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  5. Love how you got two amazing cards from this one stencil. definitely a must-try technique:)

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  6. Your colors look absolutely amazing on your design! You've done some stunning work with the stencil!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  7. You are the artsyest arter of all the artists! Gorgeous, romantic, beautiful!

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  8. Oh wow, these are simply stunning!

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  9. OMG -- these cards are just AMAZING!!!

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  10. These turned out so gorgeously!! Negative or not!

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  11. Shirley, your stenciled cards are so artsy and beautiful. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  12. Fabulous results, the cards look hand painted! I don't know how you manage to keep things clean with the powders...

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  13. love the effect of the Infusions - stunning

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  14. Okay...you gotta be kidding me...right? I was 100% positive this was some DROP DEAD GORGEOUS designer paper! One word sums up these two card....BREATHTAKING!!!

    You rock!

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  15. I tried the double-stenciling but didn't have
    much luck. Need to work at it some more.
    The flowers are beautiful.
    Fantastic cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  16. Breathtakingly beautiful cards Shirley. Love the soft colours. Gotta go check out that technique.

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  17. Your art is fantastic. Love your techniques.

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  18. Just beautiful! Both cards are soft and oh so pretty!

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  19. wow! such pretty cards :) i love how you've used the stencils.
    cheers
    preety

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  20. These are WOW-mazing cards! Love the texture with the positive and negative stenciling techniques. Thanks for the inspirations!

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  21. Simply gorgeous, Shirley ... such soft, dreamy blooms, they're beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

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  22. Wow--these are awesome. I like this technique.

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