Thursday, August 23, 2018

Crackle Poppies

Hi everyone.  Sharing one more stencil monoprint card before the challenge closes tomorrow.  This is my favourite stenciling technique and I have a huge whack of backgrounds in my stash, yet I keep making them! :)


I bought a crackle stencil a while back and hadn't had time to play much, but had a chance today and used the stencil monoprint technique and had SUCCESS!!  LOVE how this turned out.  Made a couple more backgrounds in different colours while I had the stencil out.

Stamped my favourite Penny Black poppy over top and watercoloured using distress inks and a water brush.  Stamped a simple sentiment to finish the card.

Here's a close-up ...
I hope you had a chance to play along with this super fun and easy technique.  If not, there's still some time to give it a try before the CAS Mix Up challenge closes at midnight (PDST) August 24th.

I'm entering this into the Penny Black Saturday - August Challenge - Anything Goes - optional:  On the Move.  Well nothing moving here ... but this is my favourite Penny Black poppy.  :)

I'm also entering this into the Craft Stamper Take It Make It August Challenge - 2nd entry.






Stamps:  Blooming Garden (Penny Black); Where the Heart is (sentiment - Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy; Gathered Twigs, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Crackle Stencil (Prima)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up August Challenge
Penny Black Saturday - August Challenge - Anything Goes - optional:  On the Move
Craft Stampers Take It Make It August Challenge - Anything Goes

34 comments:

  1. I mean WOW, what a perfect mono print. Using the perfect colour to combine with that stunning poppy. Terrific intense watercolouring with a simple "hello" sentiment. So CAS, beautiful! xx

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  2. this is so pretty, Loll - love the colors you used and that monoprint background is perfect for those bright poppies!

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  3. Gorgeous! Love the background, it looks very cool!

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  4. What a cool stencil...your background is FABULOUS using it!! And your poppies look so pretty against the background too! Lovely, lovely card Loll!! :0)

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  5. Stunning card, Loll! Your gorgeous background is perfect for the lovely poppies. xx

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  6. Gorgeous crackle monoprint background for your beautifully watercoloured poppies. I thought the crackle background was...crackle paste..so cool. TFS and making another monoprint background, Loll. My last monoprint cards will be posted tomorrow. I LOVE the technique and like you my stash has really grown this month:-) We sure have fun! Hugs...

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  7. I would have never thought to use the crackle stencil for this technique and just love the results! This is gorgeous, Loll and of course your watercoloring is superb! Love the font of your sentiment too!

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  8. Love that crackle and I found mine! It does make a beautiful stencil monoprint and so perfect for those beautiful poppies!

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  9. Your beautiful poppies look amazing with your crackled background, Loll!! I love your color palette and CAS design, too...such a striking card!

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  10. Fantastic background Loll and those poppies look like a watercolour painting! I'd certainly hang that in a frame on my wall! Have a lovely day my friend! Hazel xx

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  11. I LOVE your crackle monoprint background, Loll! It's so different from anything else. The pretty poppies are warercolored beautifully, with a tint of the background color. The sweet poppies make such a great contrast to the stone-like background, and I love the contrast! Hideko xx

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  12. Wow this is really stunning! Gorgeous background to place your pretty poppy!

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  13. Loll, your monoprint background is out of this world. the soft colours look stunning against the poppy's bright pinks and reds :)

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  14. Wonderful stencil monoprint - that new crackle stencil worked really well for it. Also love the beautiful poppy!

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  15. A stunning card and beautiful poppy.
    Kath x

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  16. Oh Loll this is exquisite - love your colours, and the 'crackle' mono-print is a fabulous background
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  17. Love this crackle stencil and the result and I have one somewhere in my stash. Fabulous mono printing and yes, I am addicted to making more on the weekend...fabulous results . Stunning card Loll.x

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  18. Now this is the most perfect example of the mono print technique and keeping it CAS......the stencil looks wonderful and the colour on the background is subtle, pretty and gorgeous. The pop of colour from the poppies looks stunning X

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  19. WOW! What a fabulous stencil and what a great background. Love the pop of colour from the poppies too. Nice to see you in the gallery for the Craft Stamper challenge xx

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  20. Always beautiful work Loll.
    Faith
    x

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  21. I really like the crackle stencil. It makes a lovely background in that soft color for the bright poppies.

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  22. Wow Loll - your crackle background looks like a tile that you painted your beautiful poppies on! well done! xx

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  23. so gorgeous...you never disappoint mf..
    xx Karen

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  24. I'll echo Karen, you never disappoint with your beautiful creativity. I am loving the bright red against the gold crackle background. It's a wonderful card! TFS & Hugs

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  25. This is such a lovely card with those brightly colored poppies and wonderful crackle background! It's a CAS beauty and I really like how you put it together!

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  26. Another beautiful card Loll! I love when you do these prints. I'm still a little anxious to try it, but want too. So hoping to play one day soon and make some prints that I can stash away to use later. Even though I missed playing in this challenge, it will be nice to try this out and have them to use at a later date. Hugs, Brenda

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  27. This is wonderful Lol!! WOW!

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  28. Beautiful card, Loll! That gorgeous poppy just pops against that ah-mazing background. Love it! xx

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  29. Oh, I love the rustic, antique feeling of the crackle background! I goes really well with the pretty poppy! That stencil jumped right on my wish list! ;)

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  30. Love that vintage crackle effect background, Loll! It's perfect for that richly coloured poppy, but I bet it will pretty much go with anything. I may need to buy one ;)
    Thanks so much for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It.

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  31. Not suprised this is a favourite poppy, Loll, it's beautiful ... the sense of depth against that crackle monoprint background is fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  32. Such a beautiful stencil background, subtle and unique. Your flowers are equally beautiful, they are eye-catching and they delight. Your coloring of these flowers is masterful. Very great card, Loll
    BożenA xx

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  33. Absolutely in love with that stencil, Loll. It makes a great soft background and looks especially good with the red poppies.

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