Wednesday, May 27, 2015

day 3 ARTplorations stencil blog hop


Welcome to day 3 of the ARTplorations stencil blog hop. We are exploring the plethora of beautiful designs available in the shop. My card uses Daisy Dance, which was designed to work with the daisy image from Bloom Sketches too.


On a side note, have you seen Shery's card ? I was completely stumped when I saw it until I read how she'd created it using the stencil and stamp.

Here's the basic idea. You create a BG. Lay the stencil over it and fill the "holes" around the daisies - with gesso or a darker ink. Then you remove the stencil and stamp with the daisy image.

But you know me. No basics for me. I had seen LeeAnne C.'s card and was enamored with the pale pastel colors achieveable with her technique. So.

Go ahead and check out her tutorial. But come back, OK? You'll enjoy my story ;)

So. I inked up the stencil with yellow and orange Distress Inks, spritzed it and "stamped" it onto watercolor CS. Dabbed up the excess water. That's how I got the pastel yellow/orange daisies. Cool, eh?


Then I put the stencil down and inked the daisy centers with yellow and orange and around the daisies with Shaded Lilac DI and around the center daisy with SSS Lavender too. Some water splatters. A touch of Perfect Pearls mixed with water for shimmer. So far so good.

Now I am the first to admit that I am the worst at spatial thinking. As in, horrible. So when I got to the point that I decided I needed some white on my BG and so I would heat emboss the daisies white, but after five minutes couldn't figure out how to make the stamp line up with my yellow daisies... well then I remembered that I suck at spatial thinking! Or should I just say at planning!

Cuz I had "stamped" the daisies with the "reverse" of the stencil (yes, there is a front and back)! Which is null problemo, unless you want to come back and use the stamp ;)

So. My touches of white took the form of a grungy center from STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge. And I heat embossed a sentiment from Fond Expressions onto vellum, die cut the edge with MFT Snow Drifts and added some washi up top and at the bottom for oomph.

Ya live, ya learn.

Check out my teamies' beautiful projects and the prizes up for grabs here. Have a look. We hope you are enjoying this week of stencil inspiration. Oh, and mark your calendars for June 29th. STAMPlorations is turning TWO and we will be celebrating for a week!

34 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous! Love the color combo

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  2. What a beautiful card. Love the daisies and the blue popping out in between them Great job!

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  3. Thanks for sharing the process in creating this..LOVE the colors!

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  4. love the soft colors and the vellum

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  6. The pastel daisies look dreamy n your card is lovely :)Sorry for the mistake in my previous comment :(

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  7. Awesome, your daisies just look fab! X

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  8. this is a cool technique-love how they turned out!

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  9. Beautiful card, I love the offset centers on the flowers!

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  10. I love the 'story' of your card...and the ending is definitely a happy one! I 'learned' that the stencil had a front-and-back as well...in the same fashion you did! Too funny...
    Hugs~c

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  11. Such a cool combination of colors! There is a front and a back to the stencil???? Huh? Gotta look at that thing more closely.....

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  12. Beautiful :) Love the muted tones :)

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  13. I, personally, don't give a hoot how you did this. I think it's sweet and lovely.

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  14. How cool is this! I love the soft colors.

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  15. A soft and sweet card, I like how the vellum is attached with a washi!

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  16. This is gorgeous! Love these colours! That's a great stencil!

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  17. Love the soft, feminine look of this card!

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  18. Beautiful job with that stencil. Love the soft feel. Gorgeous!! ♥

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  19. Ha! I never even thought about the "wrong" side of the stencil. No matter, your card turned out super cool and I like the extra little texture in the center.

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  20. Love the soft colours and the embossed centres...

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  21. What a wonderful card - love how you have used the stencil and the colours you chose.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  22. This reminds me of the ranks of sunflowers you see as the Tour de France spins across the heart of the country in July, blue skies against the yellow. :)

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  23. looks like a real design paper
    love what you did with that stencil Maria
    love the extra on the center too

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  24. Pretty card - love how you attached the vellum sentiment onto the card - very inspirational:)

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  25. LOVE this! Those daises are gorgeous!!!! Great technique!

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  26. Love the soft colours here. Hugz

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  27. Wow, stunning and cool creation with soft color palate, A great idea!

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  28. Planning or no planning - stunning card at the end.

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  29. This is so awesomely done and just breathtakingly lovely!!!

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  30. Gorgeous, Maria ... such soft yummy summery colours ... delicious! Anita :)

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