Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Working Stencil Prints

Hi All,

It's time again for more inspiration over at STAMPlorations. I pulled out a couple of prints from my Gelli Plate demo at Craft Club last month to create some cards I could take to this month's meeting. The prints I used were taken off the stencil, Artplorations Stencil: Bloom Factory, whilst the paint was still wet.

First up are two cards using half of the print each ...

These were so easy to make ... I chopped my stencil print in half, die cut a curved stitched border from one piece, stamped my sentiments from the Fond Expressions 2 set, layered on red bases and finished off with gem and sequin. It really was that easy and quick ...

The print I used for my next card was yellow and red ... me being me, I had to add some Grape gelato to the flowers and some Grey to the background. That's when the fun started ...

... as happens at times I didn't know where I was going to go with it hence it was more a case of 'fasten seat belt and get ready for the ride' ...

I added some dots and/or doodles to the flowers using a white gel and a black fine liner pen before using a lilac fine liner to add a bold outline to three of the larger flowers. Next I decided to lend the edges with Elegant Eggplant (EE) ink before deciding that a touch of Folk Flowers was needed in form of some 2nd generation stamping of the small flowers and dots combined with 1st generation of the larger stems, all in EE. I black embossed my sentiment from the Noteworthy set, layered on a matching base card, added a doodled border and the card was finished. For more inspiration, pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog, where you can leave a comment for your chance to win a $10 gift voucher. They also still have a little Special Stamp Release Blog Hop, which finishes later this week. Why not hop along and have fun!

A spot of Garbarek's Visible World convinced me that I must post my last creation on my blog right away ... Live Life Out Loud!

Have a wonderful day!

Monika xxx

here is what I used:
ARTplorations Stencil: Bloom Factory, Fond Expressions 2, Noteworthy, Folk Flowers
preview-web-stencil-043-BloomFactory preview-SRDFondExpressions2 Noteworthy-preview preview-TBS-FolkFlowers


  1. Fantastic cards! Love the stencils and stamps and colors!

  2. Busy girl! Love the orange in the first 2

  3. Your stencil card are fabulous and totally amazing looking! I also like the purple card - awesome doodling!

  4. I love how your third card evolved! Love the contrast on the first two cards.


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