Saturday, January 25, 2014

Stenciled ~ Day 1 Inking and Masking

I'm taking the online class ~ Stenciled ~and today's class had a number of different techniques using stencils.  I had ordered some stencils and they had arrived on Thursday, just in time.  I did some inking today with cards inspired by Jennifer's videos on inking, layering and masking.  

My first card involves sponging ink through the stencil and spritzing it with Shimmer Spritz before removing the stencil.  

Day 1 of Stenciled On line class

I used a Dreamweaver stencil and sponged on some distress inks with mini daubers.  I used Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint for the greens and Dried Marigold and Ripe Persimmon for the oranges.   I trimmed the panel and matted with some orange card and used some of it to make the banner (Simon Says Stamp Tilted banner die) with a sentiment from the matching stamp set.  

My second card is also inspired by Jennifer's use of the MFT Petal Circles stencil.  

Stenciled Day 1 ~ layering and masking

This one involved layering and masking.  My first layer of the stencil was done in Shabby Shutters and then the stencil is moved over a little and the second layer was in Peeled Paint.  I then found a teeny tiny flower stamp on an older Hero Arts sentiment set and used some Seedless Preserves to add to the centre of darker circles.  I am really pleased with the colour combo.   The sentiment is from a CAS-ual Fridays.  I used dimensional tape to add the panel to the cardbase, 

I'm hoping to get some more time tomorrow and Monday (a public holiday here in Auckland for Auckland Anniversary Day) to try out some of the other ideas in the class.  

Today is the 3rd anniversary of the passing of one of my Hubby's sister's, Helen.  And at lunch today, we had a visit from a very dear friend of hers from England.  Lucy and her husband, Jules, have been here in NZ for a week's holiday and have been visiting with our family.  They were on their way to the airport for their trip home.  Lovely to reminisce about Helen and her life in London.  

Thanks for stopping by today.   Have an awesome weekend and if you are from the other side of the world,.... keep warm!


Betty said...

wow - both of your cards are so great - especially the second one!!!

Greta said...

Bet you're really going to enjoy that class, Dawn--these are wonderful! Wishing I'd signed up--maybe they'll do it again.

Maxine D said...

Oh Dawn what an inspiring class, and your results are magnificent!
What a wonderful time to share with your friends on such a memorable day.

Barb Ghig said...

Both of your cards are just beautiful, Dawn! I love how you designed and inked your 'Dreamweaver' card...the colors are so pretty, too! And, I love the pattern you created on your 2nd looks like you're really enjoying this class!

Susan (rainy) said...

These are both beautiful cards!! Especially love the colors on the 1st. Wonderful that you have been able to enjoy friends and family.

Dotty Jo said...

Wow Dawn, two amazing cards! Jo x