Monday, February 18, 2019

Happy Birthday Monoprint

Hi everyone.  Time for a reminder for the CAS Stencil February Challenge.  Today's card I made for a very special friend a while ago.  I started with the stencil monoprint of a mini tiny circles stencil using Lindy's magicals.  I love this teal colour with all the shimmer (which doesn't show in the photo, unfortunately.


After everything had dried, I place the same stencil over top of the background and sponged on some Evergreen Bough Distress ink ... those are the darker circles that you see in the background.  I stamped the sentiment in the same in on the card front with a circle aperture.  I die-cut two of lavender flowers, and arranged them in the circle so that the tallest is just outside of the circle.

Here's a close-up ...
Come check out our challenge post to see the other reminder cards from our very talented Designers  and all the entries so far this month.  Lots of inspiration!  Then come join us.







Stamps:  Banner Sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series)
Ink:  Magical Powders (Lindy's); Evergreen Bough distress ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Mini Tiny Circles stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), water mister, Circle Nestability (Spellbinders), Lavender Bunch die (Memory Box),

Challenges:
CAS Stencil February Challenge - Powdered Inks

27 comments:

Trina P. said...

Beautiful stencil monoprint, Loll. Love the colours and how you’ve arranged the lavender flowers. Just perfect. xx

Linda said...

Your stenciled background is so pretty Loll with the white arrangement of lavender flowers.

Mac Mable said...

Love how you used the monoprint with the wonderful Lindys and then went over it again with the distress ink using the same stencil. Very creative card, beautiful colours of teal, wonderful die cut layout and such a stunning CAS card x.

Julia Aston said...

So pretty in the greens Loll - love the dots on the stencil all framed in the white circle - and nice touch continuing the green on the sentiment - I usually just use black - and must try a color sometime!

Patti said...

Gorgeous!! the backgrounds you create are frame worthy!

I Card Everyone said...

I don't know who this Lindy is, but she need to stop by with a few of those magicals you've used, Loll! This is SO beautiful behind these sweet little silhouetted sprigs of Lavender!
=]

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love this teal color and how you've used the stencil to make some darker circles too. It makes wonderful dimension and the die cut flowers are so pretty. Love how the tallest one is poppy out!

Christine Alexander said...

Love those colours Loll, the teal and white are stunning :)

marilyn said...

Wonderful colors and composition!

Marcia HIll said...

I am totally in LOVE with the colors in your background stenciled mono print Loll! Which set is that teal color from?? I think I need it!! Love how you stamped over your mono print a 2nd time with the darker color too...sooooo pretty! And of course the simple die cut lavender looks FABULOUS against that lovely, lovely background! :0)

Robyn Oliver said...

I just love your style Loll, gorgeous white cards with a pop of colour - this is wonderful, like how you double stenciled it - I'm learning all the time.. simply finished with a few die cuts and sentiment - Fabulous

Nancy Stislow said...

That background could stand alone, Loll but it looks wonderful behind the white die cut. Also love that you enhanced the mono print with more stenciling. Great way to add more interest. Thanks for always describing your process in detail too.

Happy Dance said...

You make it look so easy, Loll. And you make it look so beautiful, too. That teal is gorgeous, and I would never thought to pair it with an evergreen color. Love the lavender sprigs as well. Such a pretty card. Bev

Susan said...

Love the way you did the stencil monoprint and then sponged through it!! Gorgeous teal colour and great design with the extra stems of lavender!

Quillish said...

What a beauty! I wish I had those powders.. this color looks stunning with white die cuts.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous monoprint and I LOVE how you brought out all the different shades of teal with your Lindy's Magicals! (I think it's time I buy some of these powders) Your sweet lavender blooms are just perfect against the stenciled pattern, too! Such a beautiful birthday card, Loll!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous stenciled monoprint Magicals background for your aperture, Loll. I love how you went over your background to sponge a darker shade of dots. Wonderful added texture. I must remember your technique of tucking in additional die cut lavender sprigs elements.. Wonderful curved sentiment too. Every detail is so creative and inspiring, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Cathy said...

Lots of lovely colourful texture in your monoprint Loll, so pretty and the pop of white looks fantastic against the teal, Cathy x

Sue said...

The background effects and colours are gorgeous, Loll, such a perfect ground for the lovely die-cuts.

Viv's Visuals said...

Such a stunning background with those two lovely colours Loll. Great card as ever! x

Bobby said...

Adding that extra layer stenciled over the top really adds to the vibrancy of that gorgeous background, Loll.

Karen Dunbrook said...

so pretty.
xx Karen

Darnell said...

That's a great stencil for a monoprint background and I love how you added extra ink, Lolly! Such a pretty way to arrange your lavender!! Hugs, Dolly

Papercraft Boutique said...

The teal colors are so beautiful and the stencil effects are lovely and interesting, Loll! Stenciling over the monoprint created a stunning background and the white silhouette lavender sprigs look so pretty against the background.
Hideko xx

Anita in France said...

Those tiny teal dots of intense colour really draw the eye to those lovely lavender stems, Loll ... so delicate ... and gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

BożenA said...

WOW! A striking design, Loll. I love how you cut the dies, creating a wonderful plant circle. Thank you for this amazing idea. And I love your background.
xx

Jo Manna said...

That stencilled BG adds so much interest to this interesting array of lavender blooms. Again, I love the same coloured sentiment, it just adds to this true CAS beauty. xx