Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Happy Birthday Christine!


Today is my dear friend Christine's birthday!  Hope you are having a wonderful day Christine!!

This card is another experiment with stencils that I haven't tried before.  I used Brushos through a fern leaf stencil onto mixed media paper. See my video tutorial on how I stencil using Brushos.

After it was dry, I fussy-cut the leaf.  Basically my stencil became a stamped image, fussy-cutting to create the focal point for my card.  It worked well and now I will be looking at my stencils in a whole new way. :)

I thought the fern was so pretty, I didn't want to add anything to take away from it, so just used a simple white frame to add some dimension and interest.

My CAS Mix Up card has stamping, spraying (brushos and water mister), and die-cut frame, to I'm adding it to the CAS Mix Up August Challenge - Sprays.


Thanks for coming by for a visit.






Stamps:  Sunny Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Brushos:  Turquoise. Leaf Green, Lime Green; Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Fern stencil cut with my Silhouette Cameo, water mister, Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up August Challenge - Sprays

22 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Ohhhh another fabulous technique for me to try. Never thought to cut the 'stenciled image' out either...very clever and creative. Stunning white against the green. So CAS with a mix of mixed media...the very best type of card x

Valerie Nolan said...

Gorgeous and some good ideas to case Loll!
Val x

Stamps and Paper said...

Your brusho have given you're leaf a beautiful colour I'm sure your friend loved her card Loll

Anne

Julie B said...

Love the colour you've achieved here Loll, fab. :)

Gramma Sarah said...

Hi! Love the look. I tried the brushos through stencil with dragonflies...worked pretty well. Another way to use our stencils and much loved brushos...thanks for introducing me to them.;

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Loll! I love the shades you got on the fern and it looks like a real fern! I love how you've framed it!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I love the mixed colors of the leaf. They are really beautiful and very juicy. The effect like a leaf out of the frame I like very much. This little an unruly and peeping :-) beautiful composition and you're right, nothing more need there. It is finitely perfect card.
Hgs,
BozenA

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Fussy cut Brushos colored Fern Loll..Wow! I have never tried fussy cutting my stencils either. It looks like you stamped and die cut your fern..I am impressed.

Your CAS framing is perfect too. TFS my friend and...Happy Birthday Christine.

Hugs, nancy

Brenda said...

I really thought for a moment that this fern leaf was a real one Loll!!! You cut it out so well, it really doesn't look fussy cut at all! It makes for such a gorgeous card!! Happy Birthday to Christine!!!! Hugs, Brenda

Nancy Stislow said...

That fern is just gorgeous Loll and I was certain it was a die cut! When I read you fussy cut that- WOW! It's perfect! Love the framing on this. That frame is one I have trouble with. Fussy cutting a stencil image- I give you SO much credit for that one but after seeing this, it was worth it!

Susanne Vargas said...

Another one of your amazing cards! Clean and fresh looking with lots of interest! Love it!

Shylaa Shree said...

the fern looks so real and fresh. wishing your friend chris a very happy birthday

Susan said...

Love the way you framed the leaf! And great to have a whole new use for stencils!!

Linda said...

WOW! You fussy cut that fern ..... stunning! Its so perfect it looks like a die cut. Another great idea for using stencils. Love the colour too .... its so crisp and clean xx

Jeanne said...

Oh my! What a gorgeous card! I am so impressed with your cutting skills! Great use of a stencil. The colors on the fern are stunning and you are so smart to make it the star of the show. This is an amazing looking card! :)

Julia Aston said...

I love the dimension the fern gives flowing out of the frame Loll! Julia xx

MaryH said...

A wonderfully dimensional look from your stencil work. Bet this was a bit fiddly to hand cut, but oh, it's worth it. Love the 'out-of-the-frame' arrangement with the fern, and my goodness, the green colors fit the fern so perfectly. It's beautiful. TFS & Hugs

Maxine D said...

Oh how pretty - love the variegated greens on the fern leaf, accented by having the white frame.
Blessings
Maxine

Barb Ghig said...

I really love how you turned your stencil into a stamp...so clever, and the blend of colors from your Brushos is just beautiful, Loll! Another really stunning creation!

shirley-bee said...

This is stunning, Loll! It's given me the inspiration I need for playing along with your CAS Mix Up Challenge - I've got a few sprayed panels, but hadn't thought of die cutting them (I'll leave the fussy cutting to you ;)

maria f. said...

Oh so pretty. And OH SO MUCH fussy cutting. You go, girl.

Bobby said...

At first I thought it was a real fern, Loll. It looks wonderful but I can't imagine cutting out all those little leaves.