20 June 2015

Week 229 - Theme - Stencilling

Morning Limettes
Did you enjoy working with the Home theme last week?
We know some of you dread the one layer weeks 
but you all coped brilliantly so onto this week's challenge

Theme Week  and we'd like to see some Stencilling on your project. 
As always please follow the 'clean and simple' guidelines with lots of 'white space'

Here's our examples and there'll be some added
inspiration on our own personal blogs if you'd like to take a look

I took a panel of white cardstock and roughly blended three Distress Inks, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio.  I laid a stencil over the top, Leaf Swirl by Imagination Crafts and spritzed through with water.  I immediately removed the stencil, left it for approximately thirty seconds and then blotted the panel with a paper towel to remove the water which then removed some of the ink, this is known as the ghosting technique.  Once dry I stamped the sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Sweet Rose stamp set in Versafine Onyx Black.

 I love this technique which Barbara Gray showed in her Stencil of the Month Club.  It uses a swirly stencil from Clarity.  I masked all but the central panel and rotated the stencil on the spot, inking with various Distress Inks in blues and greens until no white showed.   The sentiment is Stampin' Up and the figure is a Clarity stamp.

Here I inked through part of a Memory Box stencil in Shabby Shutters ink using a sponge dauber and added a little foliage, sparkled with Crafter's Companion Glitter Spray.
The butterfly is also from Memory Box

Card Recipe:
Simon Says Stamp: Mosaic Ornaments inked with
Ranger Dye Inks then clear embossed to add some shine
Uniko Studio: Balloon Bash and sentiment from
Clearly Besotted: Christmas Sparkle


  1. WOWser, this worked unbelievably well for me as I had made a card last evening for the Friday mashup ... monochrome and/or stencilling!!!! Now THAT doesn't happen often!

    Great challenge peeps - might just HAVE to have another go too


  2. These cards are all amazing! I don't do much stenciling but will have to give this challenge a try...

  3. Thanks for the fun stenciling challenge and design team inspiration.

  4. Great inspiration from the D.T. And another great challenge...Thanks...x

  5. Great DT cards and I had fun making my entry!

    Di xx

  6. Great theme and wonderful DT inspiration. Thanks. Stef x

  7. Thanks for this challenge. It gave me the inspiration to try a new technique using one of my stencils. :D



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