Sunday, 16 February 2020

STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday


Hello, I'm on the STAMPlorations blog today with my stencil project.  So I decided to use one stencil, Peeking Dahlias, to produce four different cards using different techniques.

For this first card I added Distress Oxides using blending brushes.  I only wanted to use one flower so I masked off the other.
I added some Tumbled Glass shading around the edges, and was going to just add a sentiment, but because my other cards below are quite CAS, I wanted one of them to have a bit more going on.
So I watercoloured a bright background.  At this point I thought I'd spoiled it, so I added some splatters and stamped marks from Art Marks 2 in Distress Oxides.
Then I added the HB2U that I found in my stash and stamped zigzags from Art Marks 2.
And added some turquoise Stickles in the centre of the flower.  And then I liked it :)

For my second card I painted watercolour brush colours through the stencil, then painted the background, blotting it with kitchen roll to add texture.
The colours were used undiluted.
I added a butterfly and Skinny Sentiment from my stash.  Tip: when you're die cutting a skinny sentiment, cut and make up an extra set while you're at it, then you've got one in your stash ready for an 'emergency' card.

For my next card, I sponged Distress Inks through the stencil,
then I removed the stencil and added light doodles.  The sentiment is from Everyday Sentiments.

My last card uses Distress Oxides on a dark background with another sentiment from Everyday Sentiments.
They glide on so smoothly, and stand out well on darker card.  I added some white crayon marks, but the crayon wasn't happy about being on Distress Oxide.  I could have used white pen, but that would have given me a more pronounced mark and I only wanted a hint of white.

I hope I've inspired you to try different techniques with your stencils.  Leave me a comment here and over on the STAMPlorations blog for your chance to win a $15 gift code.  And don't forget to use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for 20% off whenever you're shopping in the store.

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards...gorgeous stenciling and love your design.
    Valerija xx

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  2. Thank you for showing us your art work using stencils and techniques - have a blessed week -your work is beautiful!

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  3. Well done on all 4 of your cards...great technique using the stencil.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous! You're making me want that stencil! I love all the different ways you used it, thank you for inspiring!

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  5. These are STUNNING! I love the little glitter accent you did!

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  6. These are all so pretty! I love the colors of the first flower; so unique.

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  7. Great cards with this stencil. I like the different techniques you used.

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  8. These are all fabulous!! Love that you used the same stencil to create these 4 different looks!

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  9. Like the beautiful color-work you did with this stencil, Shirley. tfs

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  10. Awesome cards! Amazing technique and I love the different looks using the same stencil.

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  11. So pretty! I love the doodles on the pink card and the stencil on dark card stock.

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  12. I love your cards, Shirley. You did a great job of illustrating the versatility of this stencil and used a nice variety of techniques. All wonderful, but I confess to liking the last two best ;-) Gorgeous.
    Cath x

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  13. PS, love what you did with the first, too. I would never have dreamed of that colour scheme, but it WORKS.
    Cath x

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  14. wow, these cards are stunning!

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