Wednesday, 9 December 2015

December Stencil Hop Day 2

Hi All, welcome to Day 2 of the ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop where we're celebrating all things stencil.

Here is my project ...

I've gone from CAS to Mixed Media and used the Christmas Trees ARTplorations Stencil in combination with the Mixed Media Elements, Joyful, Vignette Christmas Block and Holiday Sketches Christmas Candles STAMPlorations stamp sets.

I started off by applying some River Rock ink to my splodge mat, spritzing it with water and lifting a print off using linen textured card and slightly blended the edges using the left over ink from the mat. Once dry I stamped the script and snowflakes using the same colour ink. Next I stenciled the Christmas Tree using green and red Starlights Metallic Paints before creating my sentiment (Joyful and Christmas Candles) and stamping it in Sepia Archival Ink. To finish, I edged my topper with a gold leaf pen and layered on my red base card.

For oodles of inspiration check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.

As with any blog hop simply leaving a comment on participating blogs can win you a prize, you can find all the links here. Commenting closes on Sunday 13th December and the winner will be announced on Tuesday 15th December.

Hold on, that's not all ... there is also a Stencil Linky Party running alongside the hop increasing your chances of winning a prize. It's all explained in the details below ...



FIVE (5) winners will receive their choice of ARTplorations stencil (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs.
ONE (1) winner will receive a $15 gift certificate OR her choice of 2 ARTplorations stencils (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog.

Extra prizes for those who participate in the Flash Stencil Project Linky Party and link up by December 13:

TWO (2) winners whose projects feature stencils (any brand) will each receive their choice of one (1) ARTplorations stencil (standard size - 5x7)
ONE (1) winner whose project features an ARTplorations stencil will receive her choice of three (3) ARTplorations stencils (standard size - 5x7) OR a $15 gift certificate to the shop.


links to previous days:
Day 1

That's it from me for today, back again tomorrow with more stencil inspirations.

Have a lovely day and enjoy hopping.

Good Luck!

Monika xxx

here is what I used in today's project, links are in the above text:
SheryRuss_MixedMediaElements stmp1075.jpeg stmp1073.jpeg stmp1071.jpeg
Red (133) and Green (135) Starlights Metallic Paints - Imagination Crafts
River Rock ink - Stampin'Up!


  1. Oh, so inspirational. Love how the tree POPS on the muted background:)

  2. Such a wonderful Christmas card! That tree is so pretty!

  3. Wow that bg look really nice and makes the tree even more fab !

  4. This is such a fun stencil. I love your tree!

  5. Fabulous card Monika, love how you've put it together. Carol x

  6. That tree is really cute! Gorgeous card (love the script).

  7. The background is soo splendid! Gorgeous card.. :)
    Suchi xx

  8. Beautiful background to show off that gorgeous tree!

  9. What a lovely card. Love your creativity using stencil amd stamps.

  10. Love your soft background for your pretty stenciled tree. TFS Monika

  11. Fabulous card! I love the tree it's so cool! xxx

  12. Love this background Monika and the entire card, of course! The colors are very special. j.

  13. Love this even more IRL Monika...thank you so much! Love the starlight paint and may have to treat myself...Merry Christmas to you and Nick too and hope 2016 brings health and happiness to you both. Carol x


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