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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!

LucieG.

Advice from a Pumpkin

Hi there!

I LOVE using pumpkins in my autumn cards and over the years, I’ve collected all sorts of pumpkins – dies, stamps, stencils, papers, stickers…. everything really! They remind me of the fabulous displays I see in the US at this time of year. So much fun!

Anyway, it looks like I’ve tried to cram in as much of my collection as possible on this card, doesn’t it (believe me, I have MUCH more!!).

I started with the background and used some Cosmic Shimmer glitter paste and a Carta Bella Stencil – love how sparkly it is. I used a Carta Bella embossing folder on white card and then stamped a wonderful Riley and Co sentiment using the gorgeous Delicata brown shimmer ink. Such a cute sentiment stamp!!

To finish off the cars, I added a few Memory Box pumpkins that I’d coloured using my Twinkling H2Os.

I’m entering this into the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge and also the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – shimmer and shine.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.