Monday, March 1, 2021

STAMPlorations March Stencil Challenge

Time for our March STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge: Anything Goes.

We would love to have you join us with your Stencil project!

ARTplorations Sanna designed  Flowers1 Stencil
ARTplorations Flourishes Stencil
Monika's Flexi-Template
STAMPlorations It's a Girl Thing: Kindness (sentiment)
I used a new to me technique for my background by following Eileen Godwin's Video for the stenciled with Gesso EB Resist Technique.

I sprayed the back of Monika's Rectangle Flexi-Template with Pixie Spray and centered it over a Strathmore Mixed Media A2 cardfront.  Then placed sprayed ARTplorations "Flourish" Stencil with Pixie Spray and placed over Template and attached 3M masking tape for the wide frame.

I put a dab of Gesso on glass mat and spread thinly with a paint brush.
I used a small makeup sponge to carefully pick up Gesso from mat and apply thru stencil.  Removed stencil and let Gesso dry.

Used i-Crafter i-Brushes with a sweeping motion and light touch to add Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Barn Door,  and Broken China.  Then replaced stencil and using a damp paper towel carefully removed ink from the stenciled images. Removed stencil and let dry.

Next placed part of Sanna Flowers1 stencil over background and outlined the flowers with Staedler Black permanent ink.  Removed stencil and filled in flowers with the same pen.  Voila'...I got a Silhouette image😊
Stamped the sentiment using STAMPlorations "It's a Girl Thing:Kindness" and Archival Jet Black Ink and MISTI and Done!
I was very pleased with the results  and hope you like it too.

Be sure and check out our Design Team Projects too.
Love and Hugs..

STAMPlorations Products

ARTplorations Sanna designed  Flowers1 Stencil

ARTplorations Flourishes Stencil

Monika's Flexi-Template

STAMPlorations It's a Girl Thing: Kindness  
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The Rules:
  • Players can link up a maximum of 3 projects -- any type of project is welcome as long as a stencil is used -- but each project must be in its own blog post.
  • Use of stencil (any brand) is a requirement.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK 
  • No sneak peek project entries; full project photo must be displayed on blog post in order to qualify for the prizes.
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic and have a text link to the challenge post (blogs only)

Prizes: $20 prize code to winner / $7 prize code to 3 randomly picked entries


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  1. Nancy, this is beautiful. I love the technique you used and the soft palette of colors. Both of the stencils are lovely and they meshed together so well. Great card!

  2. Beautiful soft stenciled background Nancy, I love Eileen's technique. The black silhouette is perfect :)

  3. It's a stunner Nancy... I love this!

  4. Wowie, love the background on this! The colors and texture are beautiful and the black flowers pop! Fabulous!

  5. Beautiful card, Nancy! I love the gesso texture and pretty colors for the BG! The silhouette flowers really stand out!

  6. Great technique and great mix of stencils. What a stunning card Nancy x.

  7. Nearly missed this one. Glad I didn't because it is truly gorgeous. Love that technique, I am going to have to try it xx

  8. WOW! Gorgeous card Nancy! LOVE your technique for the background. It looks so dreamy with that gorgeous combination of colours. Perfect with the black stenciling over top. xx

  9. What a gorgeous card Nancy. Love the softly coloured background and off to check the video to see how you mastered it. You used one of my favourite flower stencils too.

  10. This card is fantastic! I never tried to much with multiple stencils but what you've done here looks simply divine! Beautiful card!


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