Wednesday, 13 April 2016

ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop Day 1

Hi All,

Welcome to Day 1 of the ARTplorations Stencils Blog Hop. This is where we, the STAMPlorations Girls, are putting stencils through their paces. Over on the STAMPlorations Blog you can see all the gorgeous projects from CAS to Mixed Media the team have created. Here is my DT project using ARTplorations Stencils: Delicate Links and a sentiment from SMILE ...

I sponged a piece of white card using Daffodil Delight ink, attached my Delicate Links stencil and partially sponged it with Melon Mambo ink.

At this point I started to think ahead ... I removed the stencil, spritzed some water on it and took a few prints which I used for a couple of other cards, one for tomorrows project and the other one for next week Tuesday's Inspiration post project. But now back to my card on today's post ...

I stamped my sentiment in black Archival ink, layered on my white base card and added some sequins to finish.

As with every Blog Hop, leave a comment on ideally all of the participating blogs for your chance to win one of the fabulous prizes on offer. Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here. Commenting closes on Sunday, 17th April and the winners will be announced on Tuesday, 19th April. Good Luck!


THREE (3) 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 April 15:
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.

That's it from me for today. I shall be back again tomorrow with more stencil inspiration.

Have a lovely day!

Monika xxx

here is what I used:
ARTplorations Stencils: Delicate Links, Smile
preview-web-stencil-084-DelicateLinks preview-DeeptiMalik_Smile
Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo inks - Stampin'Up!


  1. Love the colours Monika, such a sunny card. :)

  2. 3 cards from one stencilled image very clever can't wait to see the others too thanks for sharing

  3. Love the 2 tone look here with the stenciled image fading off!

  4. Love that colour scheme and the partial sponging!

  5. Love how you stenciled the background. Brilliant color choices. tFS

  6. Cute card! Reminds me of a sunrise; very pretty colors.

  7. Pretty ink choice, love how your card turned out!

  8. Yellow and orange - always a winning color combo!

  9. Cheerful simple prefect. .something about those colors that just make me happy

  10. Gorgeous ..... love the colours xx

  11. pretty card. Love the colors in the bright, fun card:)

  12. Hehehhe - I had to sneak ahead to tomorrow (today) to see the next card with some of this print on it Monika. Wow - you are soooo smart - I DID see it and am smiling!!!! This is a lovely card and I am still smiling!!! Thanks for the inspiration. j.

  13. Love the color combo on your pretty card!

  14. Such a bright and cheerful card and that sentiment is perfect with that color palette! Love it!

  15. amazing brightness !!! love it

    CU hellerlittle

  16. So very pretty! Stencils rock!

  17. I love your monochromatic colors and how your card fades into your stencil design and your color choices. TFS Monika

  18. love this stencil and your partial edge stenciling!

  19. Wonderful way to
    use the stencil
    and the colors
    are so pretty.
    Carla from Utah

  20. Gorgeous colours and love how you've used part of the stencil such an artsy and gorgeous effect. Thank you for the inspiration x.

  21. hi Monika
    stunning result
    I remember Batik in Indonesia they have similar pattern
    great card
    now jump to your other card with stencil

  22. How beautiful your card. The background is stunning!


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