STENCIL IT again with Pan Pastels

It's been a bit of a busy week and I was looking forward to having a couple of days off. One of the highlights was dressing up as a Victorian and having a Victorian classroom re-enactment. The class thoroughly enjoyed the experience but were quite relieved to return to the present day: us modern teachers aren't so bad after all!

At Pan Pastel Challenges it's inspiration week using the present theme, "Stencil It", and I have used the same crafting supplies as I did last week. However, I have tried to make my card a little more minimalistic .... which for me is very hard and reality, will probably not happen. CAS designs are just soooooo hard .....!

Last week I created my background using white gesso and the Dutch Doobadoo flower swirl stencil. I used the same colour of pan pastels to edge the background but to add a little more "pop", I added some magenta pan pastel to all  the edges.

I coloured the stampbord square with the same pan pastels (as above) and then using an embossing pen, I drew around one of the flowers on the stencil. I covered the embossing ink with clear embossing powder and set the image. Using a rubber, I carefully rubbed away the pan pastel from inside the petals to make the flower stand out.

Covering a small piece of scrap white card, I added some washi tape and stamped the "happy" with black archival ink. The sentiment was mounted on to the stampbord. Adore this sentiment as it reminds me of the song "Happy" by Pharrell Williams.

Before adding all the pieces to my base card, I added lines of washi tape (in two different colours) and a further line of washi tape to the stenciled background. I have also added some gorgeous lace flowers and ribbon, finally adding some paper flowers as added colour.

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday and can get at least five minutes downtime,

x x x

Products I used:

Creative Corner Challenges - spring
Sister Act - anything goes
STAMPlorations - stamps and stencils
Crafting by designs - anything goes
Mod Squad Challenge - make your own background
Allsorts - spring
Hiding in my craftroom - freestyle
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Crafty Catz - song title


Linda Simpson said…
Fabulous Louise, love the background and beautiful lace.
Linda xxx
Anonymous said…
Hi hun, A gorgeous card and love those bright colours. Thank you for joining our challenge on face book.

Hugs Erin xx
Beautiful card, very pretty stencil and great colours, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x
Jac said…
very pretty, looks so soft x
jane stillman said…
A gorgeous card, love the colours x
Yvonne said…
Beautiful Lou, love this colour way it's so spring like.

I've not yet tried stampbord but you've used it beautifully xxx
Becca Cruger said…
You, my dear, have some incredible talent!! Holy schmoly this is FANTASTIC!! Love all the texture and the vintage spring color scheme! Thanks for sharing your work with us at STAMPlorations!
Chris said…
Beautiful card, love the design and the colours. chris xx
Jackie T said…
Hi Louise this is a gorgeous card. Hugs Jackie
Unknown said…
Absolutely gorgeous card! Great colors & techniques! Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges!
Sara ( DT )
Brawny x said…
Fabulous card x
brenda said…
A beautiful creation and just perfect for my Spring theme Lou.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x
Gea said…
Beautiful card thank you for joining Brown Sugar
Joyce Erb said…
Gorgeous background, love the texture. Thanks for joining us at The Mod Squad Challenge.
Tracy W said…
Gorgeous, so much texture, love it. Creative Blessings, Tracy x
Unknown said…
Thanks for joining us over at HIMCR for the challenge. beautiful card and textured used on this.
Wei Wei said…
Wow~ Awesome card! Great colors and techniques.Thank you for sharing at STAMPlorations.