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:
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.