Thursday, June 30, 2016

Just Saying Hello


Hi everyone.  Playing along with this week's Less Is More Challenge #282 - Use a Stencil.  Had to play along as I do LOVE to stencil. :)

Lightly sponged bright yellow through a lattice stencil ... to me, it looks as though the sun is shining through. :)

Just got this pretty die from Penny Black.  Used watercolour paper to die-cut the flower sprig and distress inks to watercolour.  Pressed ink onto my craft mat, picking up colour with a wet brush to add to the watercolour paper.  So easy to do.

After the sprig was dry, I shaped the flower heads and leaves a little with my stylus and mat; then glued it down over top of the stenciled background.  A simple white heat embossed sentiment on black finishes the card.

There's still a few days left to play along before the stenciling challenge closes ...  come join in the fun.  There are so many inspiring cards from the Design Team and entrants.

Since I used a snippet of watercolour paper, I'm heading over to the Snippets Playground for some fun. :)

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!






Stamps:  Sentiment - Paintedd Butterflies (Altenew)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock), Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark; Distress Inks:  Peeled Paint, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  sponge, CrissCrossed Stencil (ARTplorations / STAMPlorations), Flower Frolic die (Penny Black), paint brush, stylus and mat, white embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
LIM #282 - Use a Stencil
Snippets Playground - Week 235

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Loll. Such an effective CAS layout... and those colours go together so well. Love it :)

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  2. Such delicate colours and beautiful stenciling on the background. Such a pretty die and how you've coloured it. The sun is certainly shining on this card x

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  3. These watercolored flowers are so pretty! The stenciled lattice is a perfect background!

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  4. Love the draping vine -- soft and pretty card

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  5. Such a beautiful floral sprig die cut, and your watercoloring is so pretty, Loll! I also love the effect of your stenciling...I agree that it looks as though the sun is shining through a lattice fence! A lovely CAS creation!

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  6. so pretty Loll - love the summery colors!

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  7. Truly beautiful! What a fantastic effect with the stencil, and the watercoloured flower sprig is just stunning against it. Fab LIM card!

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  8. Fabulous! Love how you colored the die cut, and also gave it some dimension!

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  9. I Love your new watercolored die cut flowers and leaves, Loll. Your soft stenciled background is perfect for your LIM challenge card. TFS and link to the fun challenge. Hugs, Nancy

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  10. I love the idea of painting a die cut after it's cut! Never even thought of that. Yours is so beautifully formed and always love your partial stenciling on your background. That clean font in white on black is perfect for this!

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  11. Love that die, Loll. The flowers pop off that beautiful yellow stenciling.

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  12. Very pretty card Loll, just the right amount of blended background and fantastic die cut from Penny Black.

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  13. Oh, I love your soft stencilled bg and the little flowers are so pretty, Loll!! Very, very beautiful!!!
    Have a great day!!!

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  14. This is gorgeous ..... love the stenciled background, and the die cut looks so pretty. Love the bold sentiment too. Have a fabulous weekend xx

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  15. Like that die a lot and how you used it. Have been doing more sponging over a stenciling for my backgrounds. Easy technique and makes an impact in a soft way. Thank you for the inspiration, how to and examples!
    Have had family visiting so just got around to commenting on your Happy Thoughts card and family photos...

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  16. Wow Loll - this is perfect! Right from the stencilling, through the wonderful die cut and then the sentiment as a bold and just right finishing touch!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  17. Beautiful Loll! I love that soft stencilling, running diagonally and fading off like that. The die cuts are coloured beautifully and, of course, the life you breathe into them always amazes me! Great design! have a great day! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  18. Such a pretty and delicate card! Lou x

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  19. A gorgeous stencilled background from the queen of subtle stencilled backgrounds! Yet another that doesn't disappoint, Loll, I just love your designs. So sorry I've not visited in a while, life just gets in the way sometimes.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  20. A Loll classic! Love it. Beautiful stencilling, crisp and clean design with that perfect hint of delicate dimension with the sprig of blooms. Absolutely stunning as ever. Thanks so much for playing along and sharing at Less is More this week. Sarah

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  21. I agree with Sarah, it is indeed a Loll classic and oh so pretty! Of course, you had to play in LIM's challenge - with you being the Queen of stencils! ;)
    Happy Canada Day!

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  22. This is one gorgeous card Loll! I do think too, that the stenciling looks like the sun is shining in as well. So pretty! I love that flower die, it looks great colored up in the distress inks. They have to be my most favorite inks! Hugs, Brenda

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  23. It looks like sun shining through the lattice to me too! So pretty with the flower die draped over it and around the sentiment!

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  24. Admiring your card and thinking of dappled sun shining through the lattice when I read your post, Loll ... yep, definitely ... it's just lovely! That climber is beautiful against it! Hugs, Anita :)

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  25. Better late than never!
    Sorry for the late visit!
    This is as stunning as ever Loll, love that delicately stencilled background.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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