Monday 29 July 2019


Good Morning.
Today, I have the pleasure of hosting the TLC; Technique Lovers Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers.  I like to present simple challenges that are accessible to all and I thought this one would be fun and pretty easy to do.
I'm calling it Masked Stencilling.

So onto my card details.
I love the look stencilling gives to a card and it is so simple to add interest and designs using them.
I began by cutting out a semi-circle to fit on my card front from some scrap paper and secured that to my card front.  Next, I placed the Fleur Grillwork stencil from A Colorful Life Designs, over the masked area and rubbed on some Cracked Pistachio DOX ink.
I then removed the mask and re-positioned it over the bottom area and repeated the inking.
I love the look this stencil gives...very regal looking.
When that was dry, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the Dragonfly.
To add some extra interest, I splattered with some black acrylic paint.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you get a chance to try this technique out!

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to these challenges:
Alphabet Challenge- 'I' IS FOR INSECT

Stamps- Dragonfly (Close to My Heart)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Cracked Pistachio DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); black cs
Accessories and Tools- mask (A Colorful Life Designs); black acrylic paint; 
makeup applicator (Amazon); Misti (My Sweet Petunia);
paint brush; scrap paper

Sunday 21 July 2019

Moon Gazing

Hello and Welcome
Just a fun little card featuring this fun stencil called Starry Grid from A Colorful Life Designs and these cute little fairies from Lavinia Stamps.
Here's what I did to create my card.

A few weeks ago, I got out my Gelli Plate and brayered on some different colours of acrylic paint.  Next, I splattered on some water and some white acrylic paint to give it some interest.  I loved how it looked like a starry night.
I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the fairies a few times with some black Memento ink.  I did fill in some of the areas using a permanent black marker to get a dark, filled in image.
I then die-cut it into a circle.

Next, I took a piece of heavy white cardstock and placed my stencil over that.  I sponged on some Tumbled Glass DOX ink, using a light hand in some areas and heavier in others to give the background some interest.  Leaving the stencil in place, I splattered with some water to lift some of the inks and tie the bkg into the look of the white splatters on the circle die cut.
I stamped the sentiment and mounted the fairies over the starry bkg with pop dots.

Before I go, I have a favour to ask.
If you could take a minute and do the below survey.  The owner Mary Kay, would love to hear your ideas and all your suggestions.

We want to hear from you! What do you like about our stencils, what can be improved, and what do you want to see more of? Tell us in our short, 10-question survey so we can become the best stencil company out there.
As a thank you, you'll get a $5 store credit and be entered to win a $30 gift card to A Colorful Life Designs.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- MAKE YOUR OWN BKG
Lavinia World- ANYTHING GOES

Stamp- Enjoy the Moment (Daisy Bucket- no longer in business); Star Gazing (Lavinia)
Inks- Memento black; Tumbled Glass DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Starry Night stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti (My Sweet Petunia);
acrylic paint; pop dots; brayer (Speedball); makeup applicator brush; black permanent marker