In addition to my rather early birthday present (my birthday isn't until the end of October but what's a girl to do if she spots an offer that is too good to pass up on), the box also contained a bunch of Imagination Crafts 6x6 stencils that were a bargain at about 1 dollar apiece.
I dug up the very few ink and shimmer sprays that I own and decided to use two of those with my beach hut stencil, resulting in a stenciled design and a monoprint using the ink that was left on the stencil.
I cut down my first panel using a stitched rectangle die and foam-mounted it to a grey card. I heat-embossed the sentiment in white onto a strip of cardstock that I had 'inked up' using the same spray that I had used for my stenciled design.
I used a larger stitched rectangle for my monoprint panel and added some distress inks (antique linen, tumbled glass and weathered wood to the white parts. The shells were stamped, inked up (antique linen) and fussy cut. The sentiment was stamped using DOI.
My Hello card is playing at:
CAS Stencil - Sprays
My twofer cards are playing at:
Twofer Card Challenge - Nautical
Two great cards Marianne, fabulous scenes you've created with the spray/stencils and like the two contrasting colours you used, looks really effective...Great stencil haul and thanks for sharing with CAS Stencil, RobynReplyDelete
Two beautiful cards, Marianne. So pleased you added your 1st CAS beach spray stenciled scene to our CAS Stencil Challenge. Hugs..NancyReplyDelete
What a cool beach hut stencil, Marianne! I love that you were able to get a haul of them at $1 each, which seems reasonable. Go you for putting your NBUS to use immediately and making a pretty stenciled design and a pretty monoprint with such a large prompt element! Well done! Thank you for playing again in Twofer Card Challenge #19! Hugs, DarnellReplyDelete
The red white and blue colour combo is so deliciously nautical, Marianne ... and your use of the beach hut stencil is so creative! Your first card is crisp and fresh and almost breezy looking with that little boat on the horizon! The monoprint scene has a lovely warmth about it ... the beach huts look as though they're shimmering in the afternoon heat ... so clever! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)ReplyDelete
How fun to get new goodies in the mail, and just in time to play along with our nautical theme! Looks like it was meant to be! I love your beach huts and how your scenes look so different from one another. The warmth of summer shows through on them both. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!ReplyDelete
What an awesome beach hut stencil! love your orange and blue scene with the little sailboat! thanks for joining us at CAS Stencil! xxReplyDelete
Always fun to get new toys in the mail to play with. Sounds like you found a fantastic sale, Marianne!! Love the sweet beach houses stenil. Looks awesome in both the positive and negative. Always great when you can get two card fronts from one spray of a stencil! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil!ReplyDelete
Love these 2 designs, your spraying has worked beautifully. I wish I could remember to use the ink left on the stencil, I always just wash it off. I have been so impressed with the prints that can be created, yours is one of the best I have seen. Well done xxReplyDelete
Oh Marianne, I am so ready for a beach vacation now... gorgeous cards!ReplyDelete