Sunday, 16 February 2014

Using a stencil to make an embellishment

For the new challenge over on Pan Pastels Challenges, the DT were asked to make an embellishment using a stencil and I have cheated a little by making a flower and probably not "pushed the boat out" as much as I could ..... don't tell Nikky!

I used the ever so versatile 12"x12" dots with corners stencil on a gaudy, glittered yellow mulberry paper that I have had for eons. Using the corners, I covered the paper with gesso and let it dry. I have then used a labels die to cut out different layers from the gesso'd paper.

For my background of my card, I used a piece of Teresa Collin's paper (precious scrap), dry brushed gesso on to it and once dry, tinted the edges with Hansa Yellow Tint pan pastel. I then die cut some border strips and have used my wax paper as a layer as it looks so delicate and it seemed such a waste to throw it away! The butterfly edging is a Tim Holtz die which I have embossed using the Barok Border stencil, coloured with Hansa yellow tint pan pastel and highlighted using the GrapIt silver shaker pen.

As the paper still looked too bright, I have used Hansa yellow Tint pan pastel to mute the colour. I then cut in to the die cut layers to help mold the flower and stuck them down so that my flower looks ruffled.

The sentiment is a rub on from a left over sheet, mounted in to a silver frame. The glittered leaves are left over from a Christmas decoration and the ribbon is an off cut from a present .... recycling again (lol).

Well my Sunday is going to be spent rubbing down walls to decorate my youngest sons bedroom ..... if I can get him to come out long enough to do the decorating!!!

Have a great day everyone,

x x x

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:

ABC Challenges - flowers
Feeling Crafty Challenges - dies or punches
Speedy Fox and Friends - chalk (pan pastels in my case)
Sketch Saturday - sketch
Brown Sugar Challenges - use a die or punch
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges - monochrome


Nicole Setter said...

What a beautiful colour choice. Your embellishments are fabulous. Thanks for joining in at Penny's this week.
Cheers Nicole DT

Claire Boelema said...

Gorgeous! Love the colours x

Stampsnob said...

This is a beautiful card...........Lis

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Lou! I love the sunny yellow and beautiful details! Thanks for joining us for Sketch Saturday this week!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is gorgeous, I love all the fabulous details you have added. Thank you for joining us for the Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.

Katie Stringer said...

Beautiful creation
Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
Hugs katie x

Avril Ann said...

WOW I do love the Spring Feel to this card, Stunning, in fact, thank you for sharing with us at Feeling Crafty, this month, best of luck xxx

Patty Sue 2 said...

Well, I love your flower it 'floats my boat'! LOL! Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge! Good luck and please join us again!

Debbie Fisher said...

What a beautiful card love the design thanks for joining in at the feeling crafty challenge xxx