Saturday, 12 December 2015

December Stencil Hop Day 5

Hi All, welcome to Day 5 of the ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop where we're celebrating all things stencil.

Here is my project ...

I was working with the Some Birds ARTplorations Stencil and added a handwritten sentiment with some doodles to create today's CAS card. I sponged my background using Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie inks on a pieced rectangle die cut. I then added the bird in Early Espresso and my sentiment plus doodles using the same colour maker pen. To finish, I layered my bird on a linen effect base card and added a few sequins.

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 - Day 2 - Day 3 - Day 4

That's it from me for today. 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:

Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso inks and marker - Stampin'Up!


  1. How gorgeous and vibrant it looks
    Dr Sonia

  2. The bird sillhoutte looks wonderful againt warm inked background !

  3. Lovely cas card - most effective

  4. Your sponged background really glows Monika. Love your CAS design for your silhouette stenciled bird. TFS

  5. Very cute! Love birds - I have this stencil, but haven't used it yet. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Monika, fantastic background and I love the look of the sillhoutte bird looks against it! Happy holidays!

  7. Gorgeous card Monika, the inking is stunning. Carol x

  8. Fabulous background color with silhouette bird. Love it. Thank you for the inspiration.

  9. Love your beautifully sponged background, Monika! Gorgeous, warm colors!

  10. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - can't wait to receive my some birds stencil - soooo fun. Totally love your handwritten sentiment too. You need to make a stamp for that one girl!!!! Beautiful card. j.

  11. Fab card, Monika! The background looks like all those sunsets that we're not getting ;)


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