Saturday, April 5, 2014

Some fun with Stencils.

Over at Virginia's View, this month's challenge is "Stencils"  A very on trend item these days!  I shared a couple of stencils cards the other day (however made prior to Virginia's challenge starting) but I have entered this one already

Stenciled Background

I used a Dreamweavers stencil and some embossing paste to make the background.  Once it dried I added some Hero Arts Passion flower ink (my new favourite purple ink)  I then finished it with the die cut leaves, the flower and sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.  This is heading off to someone special for her birthday.

Today I did some more stencilling.  This time I used a piece of lacy card for a stencil.  It was a 12 x 12 sheet that cost me $3.  I cut it into 4 pieces

And here is the card it made

It looks much better IRL... the textured card doesn't photograph well.  I used some distress inks to sponge over the stencil.  I added a little vellum and card butterfly and the sentiment by Hero Arts.  I'm entering this into Simon Says Challenge as well as Virginia's View

That's it for me today.  Off to visit with son and his girlfriend and her family for a barbeque.. will be the last one for the summer with daylight saving finishing tonight :-(  that means that summer is officially over even if the weather doesn't think so with the temp still in the mid 20s most day.  

Have a great weekend all


Barb said...

Both cards are beautiful, Dawn! Love the first one with the soft purple and embossing paste in the background!

Your second card is fabulous too - wonderful citrus colors!

Greta said...

Beautiful work, Dawn! I love that first background--need to use my stencils & paste. Thanks for the inspiration!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Both are beautiful Dawn! Love how you used your stencils. TFS

Virginia Lu said...

I love the first one, but your 2nd try is just as gorgeous, Dawn! The bright and cheery inking is superb! I love the square size that you chose, too! The sentiment and butterfly are perfect in this! So glad that you play with Virginia's View Challenge!

Maxine D said...

Lovely cards Dawn - the purple is delicious, and the stencilling on both is stunning.

Vanessa said...

Love how they all turned out! Beautiful cards!

alexandra s.m. said...

two wonderful specimen Dawn!
Thank YOu!!

Jingle said...

These are very pretty! Great cards! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Arlene said...

Just love the colors for your first birthday card here. That background is scrumptious.

Delightful background on your homemade stencil.

Brenda said...

I just love that stenciled background Dawn! Stunning card!

Isha Gupta said...

Really a pretty card Dawn. Love the colors and all the inking:)

Karen L K said...

Both of your cards are really pretty. Very creative to use the paper as a stencil. I bought a stencil similar to that today.