Thursday, April 02, 2015

HLS April CAS Challenge - Stenciling


Hi everyone.  Time for the April CAS Challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  This month we are playing with stencils!  Don't have any stencils??  You can make your own with dies, punches or even hot glue! :)  Check out the challenge where there are links to video tutorials on how to make your own.




I made this card for my DDIL's birthday, which was just a few days ago.  I started this card by spraying a yellow frost on the background.  Embossing paste was then added over top of a stencil to get a little bit of pattern in the center of the card, which brings focus inward to the layered and sponged daisy. :)  The daisy is die-cut (three layers), sponged on the edges, and shaped with tweezers, stylus and mat. The center is seven small sun punches that have been sponged, cut and rolled.  I sprayed it with a sparkle mist, which is so pretty in real life. :)

Even though this card has a lot going on, it is still CAS in my opinion, and follows the CAS definition for the Happy Little Stampers challenge.  There is lots of yellow area (open space with no pattern), one main focal point (the daisy), minimal layers and embellishments. :)

This month we are welcoming Nancy as our Guest Designer.  Nancy makes the most wonderful cards, and she also is an avid supporter of Happy Little Stampers.  Thanks so much for joining us this month Nancy!! :)  Click HERE to check out the amazing card Nancy made for the HLS CAS Stenciling Challenge.

I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge.  There are lots of ways to add stenciling to a card, and I'll be adding more cards throughout the month of April, showing different stenciling techniques.  I hope you'll be inspired to playing along!!


This is also a reminder of the April Mixed Media Card Challenge - Flowers, which runs until April 25th.  Come check it out! :)



And I'm going to enter this into the new challenge at Virginia's View #14 - Layers and Dimension.


And into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday.










Stamps:  A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Arches Watercolour paper 140 lb. cold press
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon (Tim Holtz); Pear Pizzazz (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Homemade Yellow Spray (using yellow Liquid Watercolour concentrate from Dick Blick),  Starburst stencil (cut with my Silhouette Cameo), embossing paste (Dreamweaver), palette knife, Acrylic White paint, Lovely Aster die (Memory Box), Sun punch (Punch Bunch), sponges, stylus and mat for shaping, champagne mist acrylic paint (Tsukineko) mixed with water to add sparkle to the flower.

Challenges:
HLS April CAS Challenge - Stenciling
Mixed Media Card Challenge - April - Flowers
Virginia's View #14 - Layers and Dimension
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday

22 comments:

  1. Stunning card, Loll! The flower and background are just lovely, so creative x

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  2. You've certainly nailed this challenge Loll your stencilling background is fabulous and you flower certainly 'pops' out ..

    Anne

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  3. OMG Loll, your stenciled and die cut daisy are just Amazing!!! I love your colors and textures. Thank you again my friend for inviting me to join in the fun by being your Guest Designer this month. What an honor and just so much fun :-) Hugs, Nancy

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  4. Loll, this is gorgeous. Your DIL must have loved it! The yellow spray is wonderful with a bit of stencilling on top of it. Looking forward to doing a card for your HLS challenge.

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  5. As ever, it takes my breath away. Love that splotchy but cheery yellow on the bkgrnd, and the embossing paste is such a pretty stencil design too. The flower is just awesome with the shaping, and loved the sponged edges. Your new w/c spray is just beautiful Dear Loll. How brilliant that you are making these wonderful sprays from the liquid watercolors. TFS & Hugs

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  6. This is so pretty Loll, love the frosted background and wonderful stenciling. Carol x

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  7. Wow! Love this Lol, so beautiful, love the background and that Daisy is gorgeous. So, so pretty.
    I will have to see what stencils I have to join in lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. LOVE the freshness of this Loll, fabulous colours! Have a lovely Easter! Hazel xx

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  9. This is so stunning! Love the stenciling and that daisy is perfect.

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  10. That is one amazing flower Loll. I love the sponged tips and the center...WOW.

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  11. Gorgeous Loll! Love the subtle stencilled pattern in the background and your flower is so fabulous! Beautiful colour for spring! hugs :)

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  12. Just love that stenciling under your lovely daisy mum, Loll!

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  13. LOVE this card, Loll! Especially the color on the tips of the flower petals. Looking forward to the stencil challenge!!

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  14. What a lovely background you inked and stenciled for this lovely card! Bet DDIL loved it! wishing you a Happy Easter Loll!

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  15. So lovely, Loll ... all that texture and touchability is gorgeous! Anita :)

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  16. Your daisy is simply perfect and I love your wavy banner. The background is beautiful!! I'm sure it was a well received card! xx

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  17. I know your DDL loves this card, as do I! Simply spectacular!
    Hugs~c

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  18. Beautiful card! The flower is so pretty and vibrant on the gorgeous background. X

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  19. Oh, I really love your flower, and how perfectly it works with your stenciled background! Such a strikingly beautiful card, Loll!

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  20. Gorgeous card! Love that beautiful background and pretty flower!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  21. What a stunning card!! I love your delicate stencilling!

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