Friday, 23 September 2016

Ornament Duo Stencil Set

This first card was created by using the two stencils together. Instead of just using glitter though, I used foils and black flock powder together before I removed the patterning stencil from the top of the Ornament stencil. I then added silver glitter over the pattern lines. After I removed the ornament stencil from the adhesive paper I used white glitter over the still sticky areas. I then cut the ornament out and mounted it onto the prepared card base.

FMSD110 Ornament Stencil Duo Set

CRG093 Retro Script Christmas

DCP1007 Build a Wreath Die Set

I dry embossed the ornament stencil then stamped into it. I coloured the flower stamp with coloured pencils and used Palette blue ink and a soft brush to add the shading around the outside edge.
I then added clear Embossing Medium over the entire design. Opal glitter was quickly added to the design then allowed to dry. This gives a beautiful 'frosted' look to the ornament. I dry embossed around the outside of the ornament when the image was dry with a Dreamweaver background stencil.
The Christmas Greeting was just the perfect size to complete the card.

CRW149 Magnolia Rose

SSC1231 Holiday Expression Clear Stamp Set

Dreamweaver LJ830 Holly Background metal stencil.

Happy Crafting,

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Stampendous Duo Stencil Sets

Because I have done stencilling for so many years I have been guilty of ignoring the new Stampendous stencils in favour of all the new stamps. I thought it was about time I went back to my roots to see if my creative juices around stencils had atrophied.

What do you think?

I used the bird stencil from the Snug Bird Duo Set on adhesive sheet with glitter. 
The holly background was created using the holly from the Winter Tweets Stamp Set. 

This time I used the bird and the dotty stencil for the scarf and the snowy background.
I also used the Spoonfuls Snow along the bottom edge. Again, the holly is from the Winter Tweets stamp set. I used the Marvy Uchida Snow Marker on the hat.
FMSD111 Snug Bird Duo Set

CRS5092 Winter Tweets Stamp Set

More stencilling to come! I think I missed it, lol.

Happy crafting,

Thursday, 8 September 2016

We have a winner!

Congratulations Rob Keogh.

Rob won the "Pink Your Life' Blog Hop challenge run by Stampendous.

I know there wasn't much time from the announcement that Australians could enter and the closing date so I have decided to run it again but for Australians only and through this blog. It will take place in the last week of this month so keep an eye out for it.

Happy crafting,