Sunday, June 29, 2014

Two for the price of One....plus one extra

Well at least two cards from one stencil and another from left over ink....

I had a great afternoon playing with my inks, stencils and stamps.  Recently I was lucky enough to win a Memory Box stencil on a blog hop - it's this one 

 

I pulled it out today and made one background with some embossing paste and then I decided to use some Distress inks to sponge.  I used vibrant colours - Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade, Seeded Preserves and Salty Ocean.

This is your life....

I used a Stamp-It sentiment as my focal point, but letting the background take pride of place.  I coloured up my ribbon with the inks but once I spritzed it, the green sort of took over... a bit more about that later! 

Before making up the card, I took the inky stencil and gave it a good spritzing with water and then used a piece of cardstock to "stamp" the stencil.  I think it's called reverse stencilling.  Tim Holtz showed in during the Stenciled Online class earlier this year.  The resulting negative of the stencil turned out very soft and airy looking.

Shine Every Day

Once again, I wanted the beautiful background to take pride of place.  So just added a sentiment.  This one was from two Winnie and Walter sets and did involved a little stamp surgery... the every started life as everything.   Finished with a few iridescent flat sequins.

And my final card came about from the ink left over from my ribbon.  I had beads of ink on the craft sheet so grabbed a piece of white card stock to sop it up.  As it was very wet, as the card stock picked it up, little bobbles appeared.  I added a little more blue and orange inks to the sheet to fill in the gaps on the card.  Once it dried, a very interesting background resulted.  

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I decided to simply play and see what would happen.  Started by stamping the Scribbly Bird from a Dina Wakley set and enhancing it with some Copic markers.  Then stencils, inks, paints, some washi tape and the sentiment from the set.  A mixed media card resulted.   I am entering this into the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp

And I still have my embossed piece to do something with... a very successful day's crafting!


12 comments:

Barb said...

Goodness, these cards are so beautiful, Dawn! Love each one! I just received that bird stamp set today - so excited to play with it - thanks for the inspiration!

Maxine D said...

What a fun and productive day Dawn - love these cards and you have inspired me to try stencilling with distress inks, and catching the afters to use!
Blessings
Maxine

Heather Maria said...

Wonderful cards, Dawn! I love the way used the stencil and ink to make two background in the one session - great idea and the results are so pretty! My goodness I'll have to save my pieces of cleaning up paper - love the way you used yours in combination with the stamps and washi tape!

Dotty Jo x said...

Lovely cards Dawn - I spy some new stamps and stencils! Jo x

Lin said...

Love them all, Dawn, but especially the stencil stamping one - what pretty results, so soft! Must try this technique!

Betty Keefe said...

all 3 cards are so pretty but especially love the soft colors in the second card!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow you have been busy with your new stencil Dawn, love the effects you have created. I can't get in to using stencils and haven't bought any yet but your cards are so lovely I might just buy one!!

Laura Sterckx said...

SO pretty! I love all the beautiful backgrounds. The colors are amazing. And I especially love that cute little birdy on the last card. Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog. :)

joy said...

LOVE these cards, Dawn! That stencil is such a pretty one and you really rocked these techniques. The bird is adorable!!

Lucille K said...

3 wonderful cards, Dawn. So colorful, love the bird card sentiment :)

Sue said...

Hello Dawn,
Needless to say these cards are great examples of when one plays with inks and paints and not concerning oneself on the outcome, not always easy to do, but goodness how rewarding it is when it all works.
The cards are just fantastic.
Smiles:)
Sue

Monika Reeck said...

Hi Dawn....you are a lucky girl won that lovely stencil...I adore the first card looks like vintage and nice color combo too how did you do that... and the second one with soft colors I adore this too and great sentiment with black embossing..nice reverse stenciling...You show much lovely technique and I love the third card too nice sentiment..and I miss you on my Blog..are you sick..hope you are getting better soon..biiig hugs, Monika in Munich