Hi everyone! Happy New Year and I hope it's a great one for all of us.
I'm starting off the new year with some exciting news! Loll has asked me to part of the new CAS Stencil Card Challenge design team. I was thrilled and honoured to be asked, although quite nervous too lol!
I am so looking forward to learning lots and having heaps of fun along the way. Loll and the rest of the team are so super talented and a great source of inspiration.
The first challenge is to use a sponging technique with a stencil. There are some great videos on the blog site if you need some inspiration.
I bought this leaves stencil quite a while ago, (there's a die in the same design which is on my wishlist, but the stencil was more affordable!) This is it's first inking. It was a little bit tricky as there are so many openings but using small pieces of low tack painter's tape really helped keep the stencil in place.
I used peeled paint, forest moss and a touch of vintage photo distress inks and applied them with a finger dauber.
My favourite Hero Arts butterfly was stamped in versafine ink, clear embossed, fussy cut, then coloured with Inktense pencils. There's a touch of crystal stickles on the wing spots although it's a bit hard to see in the pic.
The sentiment is from the doodled flowers set and I used a stamp press to get the positioning I wanted, too afraid to cut the sentiment in half lol!
I'm linking up to a few challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday where the theme is something new, my stencil.
and to Work it Wednesday where the theme is to try something new, my stencil.
I'm also linking up to the anything goes birthday option at Seize the Birthday
and to the Stamplorations CAS Challenge where it's anything goes with the optional twist of using burgundy.
Simon Says Stamp leaves stencil: distress inks; versafine ink & clear embossing powder;
Hero Arts Antique Engravings butterfly; Happly Little Stampers Doodled Flowers sentiment;
Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die; Inktense pencils; Crystal stickles.
Thanks for visiting,