Thursday, July 07, 2016

Sunflower Stencil


Hi everyone.  Playing again in my studio today.  I just received this gorgeous sunflower stencil in the mail ... a gift from my dear friend, Bonnie (Stamping with Klass).  Thanks Bonnie!!

I am trying out a few different ways to use this amazing stencil.  First up, I used a lightly watercolour sprayed background to start.  I placed the stencil over top, sprinkled with Brushos and then spritzed with water.  Love how it turned out.  Click HERE to see a video of the technique I used.

I added a sentiment and then popped up the main panel on my card base.  Easy and fun card to make.

I'm playing along with the Time Out Challenge #61 - Inspired by Words ("Wherever you go, no matter the weather, always bring your own sunshine").  The timing for getting this stencil was perfect! :)

Also playing along with STAMPlorations July CAS Challenge - Anything Goes with optional Twist:  Orange. :)








Stamps:  Sunny Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. hot press)
Ink:  Watercolour sprays made from Liquid Concentrate - Yellow, orange, magenta (Dick Blick); Brushos:  Orange, Terra Cotta, Light brown; Distress Ink:  Walnut Stain (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Mini Joyful Sunflower stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), water mister

Challenges:
Time Out #61 - Inspired by Words
STAMPlorations July CAS Challenge - optional twist: orange

33 comments:

  1. Awesome job with this stencil, my friend! I'm so glad you are enjoying it!

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  2. Wow this is a stunner. Such an eye catching card and loving that technique. The most faublous colours of Brusho's you've used. So very effective x

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  3. that's a fantastic stencil and love how you used it Loll!

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  4. This is SO beautiful, Loll! Love that sentiment and love that stencil. What magic you worked with it!

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  5. Stunning and dramatic! The brushos really worked well with that stencil. Perfect card for summer and a great sentiment!

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  6. OMG Loll...I love how your Brushos Stenciled Sunflower turned out. So Perfect for both challenges. TFS my friend.....now you are making me want to get my stencils and Brushos out..lol! Hugs, nancy

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  7. What a stunning card Loll - love the brusho effect!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  8. What a gorgeous sunflower you created with your technique Loll!

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  9. Stunning Loll, what an amazing stencil and this technique you used makes it look so arty, you could frame this. I see you entered it at TO, great to see you join us x

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  10. WOW!! What a stunning result and what a fab stencil. Love the intense colours. Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS challenge. Have a fabulous weekend my friend xx

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  11. Your sunflower looks as if it has been painted by a super talented artist, Loll!!!! You achieved a wonderful look!!! This is a small work of art!!!! And such a great sentiment for a special friend!!!! So beautiful!!!
    Have a great day!!!
    Hugz

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  12. What a fabulous sunflower Loll! It needs to be in a frame and hung on the wall . . . the sentiment is perfect for it too!! Stunning! Have a wonderful day my friend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  13. Oh my...I'm in love!! That sunflower is just gorgeous Loll! I am definitely going to have to check that stencil out...I can already see so many possibilities for using it! I love the effect you created using the Brusho's on this sunflower too...absolutely beautiful, beautiful card Loll!! :0)

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  14. It is the most beautiful sunflower've ever widziałłam :-) Thank you very much for sharing your technique and a description of the implementation of the card. Your projects are always such a sophisticated and subtle, it's hard to break away from their eyes. I'm afraid that your card will win all the awards in the challenges. But quite deservedly :-)
    Hugs,
    BozenA

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  15. I love how much texture this card has! Very fun use of your stencil.

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  16. What an unusual stencil... and a lovely gift :)
    Brusho's look fantastic on here, Loll. Another winner. X

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  17. Wow! This is beautiful Loll! I love the lightly watercolor background, but it is that sunflower that steals the show for sure!! I can't believe how gorgeous the colors of those brusho's are. I need to play with mine some more. Love that sentiment too, sure to bring a big smile to someone's face! Hugs, Brenda

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  18. It's beautiful! Love this stencil, and your brusho technique is a perfect one to show off this pretty design. Well done, and lucky you to get this goodie! TFS

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  19. Oh, this is so delightful too!

    Shirl

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  20. Beautiful card Loll:) I have been looking through your blog and I have missed so many gorgeous cards...I love them all of course! xx

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  21. Fantastic card Loll, perfect for our challenge! This technique gave a very artsy and beautiful look and I love the earthy colors. Thank you for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

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  22. OMG - WOW is all I can say! Just simply stunning - guess I had a few more words...lol! :)

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  23. This is simply gorgeous, Loll ... the sunflowers are just about in flower here ... your's is even more beautiful than they are! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

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  24. Thank you so much for your video tutorial. Your sample cards are absolutely stunning.

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  25. Stunning card, Loll! I love the variation in the colors of the Brushos...so artistic!

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  26. Love that big sunflower, and it looks fabulous with Brushos :)

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  27. It's amazing what you can do with a stencil and Brushos, Loll. This is stupendous!

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  28. Wow that card is just soooo beautiful! x

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  29. Wow Loll, this is just stunning!! You really know you way around a stencil and have never heard of this technique before. Thank you so much for sharing this idea and your card with us at TIME OUT!!

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  30. So magnificient and gorgeous!! LOVE it Loll! Thank you so much for playing along with us at STAMPlorations this month! :)
    Suchi- DT xx

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  31. Loll, your card is gorgeous! I keep learning from you. Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

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