Technique – stencilling

Featuring stencilling

Springtime Pussywillows

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Today I’m playing along with the ‘Choose Two’ challenge at Just Add Ink.

The choices were stencilling, heat embossing and/or texture paste. Well I haven’t used texture paste for ages so I knew I definitely wanted to use that and chose stencilling as my second option.

I started off by lightly stencilling a My Favorite Things brick stencil onto my card base with Pumice Stone distress ink. Then I mixed a little Speckled Egg distress ink into some texture paste and applied it through the stencil.

I decided to add The Greetery’s Pussy Willow Botanicuts dies as my focal point – all coloured with distress oxide ink and Prismacolor pencil. The sentiment is by Memory Box.

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LucieG.

Les fleurs graciles

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Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I just love what Cecile called the whimsical fuzzy background!! My interpretation uses a Taylored Expressions abstract stencil and Salvaged Patina ink that I blended and then smooshed onto my card base. I decided to use my new Fleurs Graciles die from Simply Graphic as the focal point for this card and added a little Simply Graphic bow as well.

The sentiment is by Pretty Pink Posh.

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LucieG.

Les fleurs piquantes

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Today I’m playing along in the Just Us Girls challenge which has a colour combo of red, black and white.

What a bold combo! I toyed with using a black background, but chose to use white in the end. I decided to use my new Fleurs Piquantes die from Simply Graphic as the focal point for this card and coloured the die cuts with black and red alcohol markers. I added detail to the flowers using red pencil, but it’s pretty difficult to see that.

I wanted to add something extra to the background and so stencilled some glitter paste using a star stencil. I added a Simon Says Stamp sentiment to complete my card.

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LucieG.

Catalina Wreath

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Today I’m playing along in the colour challenge at the Just Us Girls challenge. The colour palette is ivory, soft rose and sage green – totally the colours I love to work with!

I decided to use an older Memory Box die, the beautiful Catalina Wreath, which is from 2011! It actually belongs to my mum but has lived in my collection for a while as she has taken a break from cardmaking. I coloured it with distress oxide inks and added a few white Nuvo drops. I stencilled some Nuvo glitter paste onto a piece of ivory card and then adhered the wreath and added a Creative Expressions sentiment to complete my take.

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LucieG.

Etched Flower Buds

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Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge where the theme is die cutting.

It’s been a while since I played with Simon Says Stamp products but I haven’t yet had a chance to play with some SSS dies that I bought in their Thanksgiving sale and I thought they’d be perfect for the soft colour combo. I cut the Etched Flower Buds die together with the leaves from the Etched Meadow Flower die set and coloured them with distress ink. I stencilled some Nuvo Moonstone glitter paste onto my card base and added the flowers once it had dried. Finally I added a sentiment from the Messages For Everyday set.

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LucieG.