Wednesday, March 04, 2020

CAS Stencil March Challenge

Hi everyone.  It's the start of March's CAS Stencil Challenge.  This month is being hosted by the super talented Viv (Viv's Visuals).  She wants us to use Heat Embossing through our stencils!  This is such a great technique and you can get lots of different designs by just changing up the colour of the embossing powder!

Our Guest Designer this month is Cat (Cat Luvs Paper).  Cat is so talented and we are excited to have her on our team this month!  Welcome Cat!


I have had the stencil used in the above card for a couple of years or more ... and I'm ashamed to say this is it's first outting! :) I heat embossed through a strip of the stencil in white and then dripped wet watercolours along the edge, using a water brush to spread.  I just love this colour combination as it definitely says Spring is here (or near!). :)  I added a simple silhouette daisy die-cut (shaped with my stylus and mat), and a black sentiment.

Close-up ...
After making the first card, I thought the stencil would make a great ocean scene.  So I made a second card with the same stencil, heat embossed in white again.  This time I did direct to paper with three of my distress inks (ombre) and used a water brush to move the colour.  I cut out the ocean along the top wave and adhered to my card front.  A cute die-cut Octopus (thanks Ros!) was watercoloured and tucked in-between the layers of card.  A simple sentiment finishes the card.

... and the close-up ...
Thanks for coming by for a visit!  I hope you'll join us for this very easy and fun challenge at CAS Stencil.






Daisy Silhouette:
Stamps:  Thoughtful Messages (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.);  Black (SU!)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Evolution Stencil (STAMPlorations), White embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, water brush, Bashful die (Penny Black)

Ocean Waves:
Stamps:  Ocean Wisdom (Stampendous)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Salty Ocean, Broken China, Tumbled Glass; Ripe Persimmon (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Evolution stencil (STAMPlorations), white embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, water brush, Octopus (gift from a friend), Crystal Glaze (Nuvo)

Challenges:
CAS Stencil March Challenge - Heat Embossing

27 comments:

HilaryJane said...

How clever you are. 2 very different cards using the same stencil and the same technique, I love it. The black silhouette daisy works brilliantly against the bright colours on the first card and the sea is really effective on the second with the lovely contrast from orange octopus finishing it off perfectly xx

Viv said...

Great cards Loll! Simply loving Ollie the Orange Octopus who looks perfectly at home on his ocean base!
Like the pretty shades on your first card which set off the black daisy so well. xx

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful bright colors on your first card with the great contrasting black cone flower Loll - and that octopus just cracks me up - how cute is that in bright orange with his spots! You created the perfect ocean for him to be swimming in! xx

Rosie said...

I especially like the daisy silhouette card. It's literally simply brilliant!

Susan said...

Two great cards to make use of that poor unused stencil!! Clever of you to figure out two ways to use it. It really does work well as an ocean. And your bright spring colours are perfect with the black daisy.

I Card Everyone said...

Oh I think I've figured out life... by reading your card #2! I can't swim a stroke!! lol
Oh Loll, I do hope I'll get my stencils out again this month - I'm useless with them, and could surely use the practice!
=]

nancy littrell said...

Two awesome heat embossed techniques for your Evolution stencil, Loll. Both designs were so creative and love the colors you used on the 1st card and your clever stenciled waves with your cute octopus on your 2nd card. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Bobby said...

I have that stencil and could never really figure out what to do with it. Making an ocean or a flower accent really worked for your cards, Loll, and I love that octopus.

Christine Alexander said...

both cards are great Loll, I especially love your ocean scene :)

TK said...

Two terrific cards, and so impressed you got the stencil to look completely different for each card!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a fun design on this stencil and I love how you used it on both cards, Loll! Super cute little octopus, too...I love how you added texture with your details, and what a great sentiment :) Two fabulous cards, my friend ~ Barb xx

Anita in France said...

The simple black silhouette is gorgeous against those dreamy spring colours over the textured stencilling, Loll ... and that little octopus is just a cutie ... the detailing on him is brilliant ... and what a great ocean he's swimming in! Hugs, Anita :)

Daffodil Cards said...

WOWZER! Fabulous cards.
Faith x

Nstiz said...

Oh wow! I love both cards and love the use of that stencil. The strip of color looks wonderful behind a silhouette flower and I love the scene of the sea with the so cute octopus. Both cards are beautifully done, Loll. Great design and execution!

Cat Craig said...

Loll, what a beauty or should I say two beauties. Love the way you added color to this technique. The addition of a boldly colored die cut to the fab artsy panel is stunning.

Brenda said...

Wow, love how you used this stencil Loll, your daisy card is fantastic!The colors are so happy and remind me of a summer sunset. Especially with the silhouette of the daisy. So beautiful. I was thinking too, that the stencil you used on the daisy could be used for waves as well and low and behold, you had an ocean card! lol That octopus is cute and the only one I want to be close to. lol He looks great with the stencil and I love his coloring. Love that sentiment too. Hugs, Brenda

Inkyfingers said...

Love the embossed stencilling technique on both cards, Loll and the ocean card, in particular, is sending me away with a big grin on my face! It tickles me in just the right spot!
Hugs
Carol x

Cathy said...

Such different looks from the same stencil Loll! Brilliant idea to use it as a seascape! Love both of these cards. The vibrant colours pop against the white embossing and the black bloom, and I love how you've placed the octopus, Cathy x

Mac Mable said...

The colour combination and technique on your first eye catching card looks amazing Loll x. Such a striking effect with using the same stencil on fun card number two......Great design, wonderful sentiment and loving the octopus too x.

Linda said...

WOW! What a fun twofer. I LOVE then stencil, and how you've used it. You're right, the colours on the first card definitely say Spring .... love it! Such a cool way of adding the colour too.
The stencil makes a great sea ..... love the octopus too xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the spring color combo too, Loll! It's so cheery, and the black daisy silhouette beautifully pops!
The stencil IS perfect for the ocean, and the pretty octopus makes me chuckle. :-)
Hideko xx

Brenda in IN said...

What a unique stencil that is and how you used it is very cool. I love that you made an ocean scene with it as well. That is a fun octopus.

Robyn Oliver said...

These are such COOL cards Loll, that stencil is so different and I love your creative use of it.... the bestest octopus card, hugs Robyn

Trina P. said...

What a cool stencil. I thought it was a tree bark, but you showed me otherwise. 😂*lol* Bright and beautiful for your first card. Fun and clever on your second.

Ina G said...

Oh WOW you have used one of my favourite ARTplorations stencils and done it proud with both cards Loll. Gorgeous bright colours and that flower so striking in black. How I love what you did with the octopus and stencil. Looks amazing.

papierelle said...

A perfect twofer!!! I really like how you implemented the technique on both cards.

BożenA said...

Two beautiful cards. The first contrasts beautifully and warms with its colors, the second card reminds how wonderfully the sea breeze cools. So different and at the same time so beautiful cards.
BożenA xx