Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Fun with stencils


Just a quick post before the Culinary Consultant drags me off to the movies. I have been totally and utterly consumed by my job for the last... well... three months or so. Basically ever since I changed jobs. Anyhow, that has meant that the poor Culinary Consultant has been the sole cook, house-keeper and general life manager in the Invisible Pink House for quite a while. So when he wanted to see a movie I had no interest in, I was inclined to decline, but then I realised I really need to be a good girlfriend and actually do something he wants to do for a change, he is more than deserving. Not once has he complained about my newfound work-o-holicism. So off to the movies we go, but before that a quick card.

Today's card is inspired by the sketch over at The Challenge as well as the colours over at Color Throwdown. I was also inspired by the image over at Daring Cardmakers, more specifically about the deep pink/purplish flowers and the gold tray, and the watercolour splatters on my card were inspired by that fantastically awesome spotted chair. I didn't have very much time in the craft room, so today's card really is a super-simple one. I started by die cutting using a stitched rectangle die. I then inked using foam pads through the STAMPlorations Old Rose Prints stencil. I made a mask for the rose, and then moved the stencil to make the roses look like they were overlapping to match the sketch. I started by inking a bit in the middle in Seedless Preserves, then working around that in Picked Raspberry and last doing the outer petals in Spun Sugar. I splattered some ink in the same colours on the other half of the card and die cut the sentiment from gold mirri card. Cards cannot get any simpler than this, I tell you! Too bad it will still be several weeks, if not months before it's light enough for me to manage a photo of my after-work crafting in daylight, so a horribly bad flash photo will have to do, sadly. I love the colours on the card, and they are much prettier in real life, I promise you.




Card: 300 gsm white textured card, gold mirri card
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Spun Sugar
Stencil: STAMPlorations Old Rose Prints stencil 
Other: Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello and Stitched Rectangle dies


7 comments:

Wanda Cullen said...

Love this beautiful CAS design! So glad you were able to play along with us at Color Throwdown!

Shirley said...

Great design and beautiful card!

maria f. said...

Great use of the stencil and great job on all the challenges!

Svenja said...

Simple yet elegant - well done! Thanks for sharing your work with the Daring Cardmakers this week.

Diane Jaquay said...

The stenciled flowers are beautiful!! Thanks for playing along at The Challenge!

Cindy Boney said...

Sweet, simple card with great technique!

Vickie Z said...

pretty!! love the CAS design! so glad you were able to join us and hope the movie was good!!