Wednesday, 1 June 2016

OLS28- STENCIL


Good Morning.
June has arrived already so are you ready for a fun challenge??
This month it is my turn to host the  
OLS (One Layer Simplicity) Challenge.
The challenge is to create a one-layer card using a stencil.

This is the card I created for the challenge and I used drywall tape as my stencil.  It is really great to use as it has a sticky side that holds to your cardstock very well.
I began by masking off the edges of my card, then I stamped the flower from Stampendous using Memento black ink.  I used some diluted Brushos to loosely paint in the petals.  
When that was dry, I stenciled the background using the drywall tape, then stamped the sentiment from the Penny Black set called Treasured Sentiments.
To add a bit more interest and depth, I splattered some diluted black acrylic paint randomly over the background.
 

The really nice thing about making a one-layer card is that it is super easy to mail...no extra postage.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Addicted to CAS- PETALS

CASology- CAS

Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES


I hope you will join us this month and play along.

Supplies: stamps- Stampendous, Penny Black/ Brushos/ paint brush/ drywall tape/ ink- Memento/ bl acrylic paint

20 comments:

Aileen Ryan said...

Yum Karen, love the depth of the colour. Beautiful

Sherrie M. said...

Simply gorgeous Karen! What a wonderful idea to use drywall tape as a stencil. Can't wait to play along with the OLS challenge this month. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week.

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Karen the colours you use always look so rich and vibrant the image and sentiment are perfection
hugs
lorraine x

Lisa Lara said...

I am in awe Karen!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, this is GORGEOUS! You know I love this stamp, no matter what color it is! Stunning background with the stenciled drywall! Amazing! Big hugs, sweet friend!

Julia Aston said...

what a great background for your beautiful vibrant bloom! Julia xx

Bobby said...

The stencil makes a great background for that gorgeous flower, Karen. Why don't I ever think to do that?

Verna Angerhofer said...

So gorgeous and I love the stenciling on the background too.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That drywall tape makes a good stencil! Gorgeous card.

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous card, Karen! I love the soft stencilled background.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous OLC Karen. I love your dry wall stenciled background and beautifully painted with Brushos flower. Wonderful sentry too. TFS my friend.

Carol L said...

You do blue colors better than anyone, and this card is exceptional! I love the look of using the drywall tape - very pretty!

Ardyth said...

You achieve so much depth on one layer - so clever and beautiful! So glad you joined us at CASology this week, Karen!

SARN said...

Hi Karen . . .I love the look of this card . . . and it's lovely in blue.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Joyce said...

Your card is so very pretty. I love your all over stencil, and the blue blooms are gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along at our 200th challenge at CASology.

Anke said...

Wonderful card, the stencil makes a great background. And I love the Blue !!!

Hugs
Anke

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous hydrangea, Karen! Love, love, love that vibrant blue!

Ceal said...

Gorgeous card Karen, I love all your blues. Thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS!

Jaydee said...

Stunning Karen. I love the blue with the black and it's amazing how much interest and texture you managed to capture on a single layer card. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week
jaydee

Helen Gullett said...

WOW... stunning and beautiful one layer card with stencil! LOVE the flower, Karen!