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


Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is so gorgeous Karen. I love to see your beautiful artistry. It is always very inspiring.

Christine | Dances With Hooves Paper Design said...

Karen, this is gorgeous! You definitely know how to splatter that acrylic paint just perfectly. I sure wish you could help me figure that out myself... I always seem to get globs and ruin my project! LOL

Glennis F said...

Fabulous card Karen

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous and regal stencil and love how you halved it and used it on both edges. Eye catching card with a stunning design x.

Pat said...

What a pretty card Karen and the masking and stencilling is a great technique and what a pretty stencil to use, and also love the collage dragonfly placed in the middle of the two semi circular stencilled areas. A wonderful card! x

Loll said...

Beautiful technique and fantastic card Karen. Masked Stenciling is going to be fun to try. Thanks for that! xx

Christine Alexander said...

wonderful stencilling and love that bold black dragonfly image at the center. great layou :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What an eye catching card Karen - love the stencilling, and that stamp is certainly the perfect contrast.

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully designed card Karen, fabulous background stenciling and such a lovely dragonfly image, Kate x

Greta said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Karen--love the technique!