Friday, May 15, 2020

CAS Stencil May Reminder: Layered Stenciling

Already time for our CAS Stencil May Reminder Challenge!
You still have until the 24th to play along.

Our creative teamie, Viv is hosting this month.
Be sure and check out all the amazing cards by our Design Team.

There are video tutorials if you need more inspiration.
We would love to have you play along.  Stay safe and creative, dear friends.

Big Hugs..

I used 2 new stencils designed by Helen G for ARTlorations.  
I had so much fun layering the stencils.

I sprayed Pixie Spray on the back of the "Brick Wall" stencil.
Placed stencil over Strathmore Mixed Media paper,  secured with painters tape.

Then used a make up brush to blend Distress Oxide "Iced Spruce" thru the stencil.
It gave a light gray with a tint of spruce green soft background.  
I could not pick up the light green in the photo.

Then sprayed the "Petals 1" stencil and placed over brick wall background
securing with tape carefully so as not to tear background.

Used brush to blend Distress Oxides: Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, 
Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violets thru stencil. 
Removed stencil and went...Wow!!  Loved the effect!

Next die cut the layer with Memory Box Stitched Rectangles Die.
Placed in MISTI and stamped Penny Black "Special Sentiments" using Memento
London Fog dye ink.

Attached layer to SU Whisper White 100# card base and Done!

Thank you again Hilary for an awesome challenge.
I need to do stencil layering more often:-)  Hugs..

Adding to NBUS Challenge #14: I used NBUS ARTplorations Brick Wall and Petals 1 Stencils.

Stamps: Penny Black "Special Sentiments"
Paper: SU Whisper White 100#,  Strathmore Mixed Media
Inks: Distress Oxides: Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violets
and Iced Spruce.  Memento  dye ink..London Fog.
Accessories: ARTplorations Brick Wall and Petals 1 Stencils. Pixie Spray. Memory Box Stitched Rectangles Dies.  Penny Black Special Sentiments. Make up brush. 


  1. This is gorgeous, I love the colours. It looks like someone has been spray painting on the wall, such a cool effect xx

  2. Hi, Nancy! I'm finally taking a minute to sit down and do some visiting. Hey, this is absolutely fabulous! I love the ghostly flower over the brick. It's a really cool effect!

  3. Very cool design with your brick wall and beautiful, multi-coloured flower. Great work, my sweet friend! xx

  4. Oh it's wonderful! I love this Nancy

  5. Yup, you nailed the stencil layering. Lovely and rustic... makes for a great masculine card.

  6. You hit that gorgeous brick wall beautifully, Nancy! lol xx

  7. This is SO so pretty! Your colors just caught my eye. I cannot believe you were able to show the color over the color of the brick. Love this one!

  8. great stencil layering Nancy the effect of the brick wall and the flower is perfect and LOVE that sentiment :)

  9. This is really artsy and cool, Nancy! Love the brick stenciling and the bold beautifully ink succulent over the top! I also love that the panel doesn't fill the whole card front! Hope you're having fun! Take care and keep safe and thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Dolly

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, my friend. I loved the challenge and need to do stencil layering more often:-) Yes...we are having fun!!! Love and Hugs..Nancy

  10. The layering effect looks so unique and absolutely stunning Nancy. The colours look so contemporary and I would never have thought to use stencils in this way....Thank you x.

  11. Iced Spruce is such a great neutral shade for the bricks! The colored petals of this beautiful flower blend so well! Another awesome job of stenciling, my friend!

  12. You maximized the benefits of layering stencils, Nancy! I love the light touch of stenciling and the translucency of the ink colors! Your design is unique and fabulous, and the color combination is beautiful too. Thank you for your inspiration, my friend! Hugs.. Hideko

  13. Love thisNancy! Such a wonderful effect:)

  14. I love the colors you used on your beautiful stenciled bloom Nancy - they look wonderful over the spruce brick stanciling!

  15. This looks fabulous. I always love a brick wall stencil and it looks amazing behind that gorgeous bloom xx

  16. I would never thought of layering those two stencils but it turned out great, very creative mf.
    xx Karen

  17. Fantastic layering with your stencils, Nancy! Your color palette is so pretty, too! I'm looking forward to seeing more of this technique from you...Great job!


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