Thursday, 9 July 2015

Graphic Grid

Playing along with the Splitcoast Challenge this am called Grids and Tiles.  Thought of this stencil I recently bought and haven't really used, so I was off to ink.

I began by laying my stencil over my paper and then using one of the new Distress ink colours called Cracked Pistachio and an inking tool, I rubbed the ink over the whole stencil.  Leaving the stencil in place, I took some circle stamps (and a pencil with an eraser on the end for the smallest circles) inked them up and stamped over the stencil.  I love that the addition of the circles added depth to the background and it made for a happy, bright background when I removed the stencil.
 Lastly, I inked the sentiment from Hero Arts with black Memento ink and stamped it in the corner.
 Stamping over your stencils is a great technique to get more mileage from your collection. 
I think this would make a great card for a guy.

 Adding my card to these challenges:

Little Red Wagon- BIRTHDAY THEME


The Male Room- SONG TITLE

Through the Craft Room Door- ANYTHING GOES


Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies: stamp- Hero Arts/ stencil-Stencil Girl (circle tile)/ Distress ink/ Memento bl


  1. Karen this is so cool!!!! So fun how you added the circles!!!!

  2. What a fun background you created. This is such a pretty card. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  3. Love the stencil, love the card, the colours are so fresh and clean. Karen x

  4. great colours here! - I love the stencil design it's just so fresh and contemporary hugs judith x

  5. Great masculine card and clever choice of song title. Thanks for playing at The Male Room.

  6. Such a beautiful and creative card! Thank you so much for joining us at TTCRD his week!
    Kamila DT

  7. Fabulous! love the soothing blue :)

  8. Must have that stencil!! I love the card how creatively simple!!

  9. What a great way to do the grid challenge, Karen! I love it, and the colors are beautiful together! I love it! Hugs!

  10. Awesome card and I love the background you made.

  11. Very cool technique. I really like the colours that you used. Thanks for sharing with us at Little Red Wagon this week.

  12. Karen what gorgeous stenciling! Thank you so much for sharing with us at CASology this week!

  13. Karen your stencil is so great for your card
    looks awesome with that colors too
    which song title do you like for this card Karen...lovely card I like it...
    my GDT card is Dont Worry Be Hippie
    would be glad if you like to visiting me back Karen
    Thanks for joining with us at TMR challenge this time
    hugs, Monika (GDT at The Male Room)

  14. Karen, this is amazing! Love the background you created. I never thought stencils could pop like this but you really added depth with the stamping.