Sunday, July 16, 2017

A happy accident....

I recently got Altenew's Cube Builder stencil.  It is quite ingenious... you stencil one way then turn the stencil over and use a slightly different shade to make it look like a cube.   I decided to use the stencil with two Altenew ink colours - Rose Quartz and Puffy Heart and used a Nuvo Brush to colour.  I did the lighter colour first and then turned the stencil over and used the darker one next.  It made a lovely background.  As there was still ink on my stencil I decided to spritz some water onto the stencil and laid it onto some card.    I wanted to make sure I got a good impression and rubbed my finger over the stencil.... and as I hadn't cleaned the stencil.... the colour went onto the card... once I removed the stencil- my happy accident!

I trimmed the stenciled piece and here's what I came up with

I stamped the Painted Flowers in Puffy Heart and Purple Wine for the flowers and Volcano Lake for the leaves.  The sentiment from Fresh Freesia set is stamped in Purple Wine ink.  A few little enamel dots to finish off. 

I started this Friday afternoon before heading up to Mangawhai for a weekend away and finished it off tonight when we got home.   

I've added this to the July challenge at Altenew

Thanks for stopping by.


Dotty Jo x said...

Looks lovely! I'm really enjoying working with stencils these days, Jo x

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card, Dawn - lovely background!!

Maxine D said...

That was a wonderful 'accident' Dawn and the card looks fabulous. Love how you have chosen and used the colours in such a way that although the card is basically monochrome, there is a variation of colour that keeps it interesting.

Cecilia Hsieh said...

A lovely accident! Beautiful background for your roses Dawn!!

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous Dawn, love you happy accident !

Monika Reeck said...

Love love this flower dear Dawn and love the color combo too
sweet bday card
I am sorry since I get my new job start 3 July
I have less time to crafting (onl DT cards) and I did not visiting blog of my friends
hope you forgive me Dawn
will try to catch up now
I have less time too cause my sister visit Munich for a week too hehe LOL

LaVon Hall said...

The accidental background is gorgeous..... I love it when that happens.

creationsnz said...

Cheers, here's to happy accidents - great result! CarolG

Anita in France said...

Such a pretty background, Dawn ... and lovely blooms ... a gorgeous card! Anita :)

Greta said...

Absolutely stunning, Dawn! I really want that stencil--now more than ever!