CAS Stencil – Christmas Sky monoprint

Hi there!

I am so delighted to be a Guest Designer for this month’s CAS Stencil Challenge.  The host this month is Linda and the technique that she is introducing is stencil monoprinting.

Basically, you apply a layer of ink, paint, or other colour medium to your stencil, spritz generously with water, flip it over and press it onto watercolour paper…..

Now it’s been a good few years since I tried this technique and I almost called this post ‘Mission Impossible’ as I got through a LOT of ink, baby wipes, paper towels and watercolour paper until I produced a background I felt was worthy of using….. I think I may be too much of a perfectionist for this technique! I love the soft, arty patterns I achieved with each impression but I felt I couldn’t really see the beautiful design of the stencil.

I used the beautiful Carta Bella Christmas Sky stencil and paired it with the Memory Box Pine Tree Hill die and a sentiment from The Ton Stamps.

The CAS Stencil DT has come up with some amazing inspiration over on the challenge blog. I hope you can play along!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. So happy to have you along as our Guest Designer for November, Lucie! Your stenciled background is gorgeous and I think it works perfectly with those fabulous pine trees…Such a pretty card!


  2. This is just a beautiful card Lucie! The background is perfect for your die cut trees. So happy yo have you as our Guest Designer for November!


  3. A beautiful stencil print sky background for your die cut trees, a really love card Lucie and glad to have you as GD at CAS Stencil this month. Robyn


  4. This is beautiful Lucie. The colours of your sky are gorgeous. So glad to have you as our GD this month xx


  5. Your card is gorgeous Lucie! LOVE those soft colours for your stencil monoprint sky. Beautiful when paired with the white die-cut trees and frame. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month at CAS Stencil! xx


  6. So pleased you did not give up on your monoprinting, Lucie. Your stenciled sky background for your die cut trees is really Stunning!!! Be sure and keep your backgrounds that you did not like as well…they may be perfect for another background design in the future:-) So pleased you were chosen as our November CAS Stencil Guest Designer. Hugs..Nancy


  7. This is such a gorgeous card Lucie, love the colours. I hope you kept some of your rejects as they may make fab looking diecuts! I think I have more rejects than good backgrounds in my stash lol! Thankyou for being our guest at CAS stencil, Cathy x


  8. What a lovely winter sky you created with this technique Lucie! So pretty in the colors you used as well as the white tree die cuts! So happy to have you as our guest DT this month!


  9. Congrats on your guest designer spot. This is a fabulous card, the sky has turned out really well. I love the colours you have chosen too xx


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