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,
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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