I had so much fun playing with stencils and Distress Inks in my last post, that I decided to do it again. I am playing along with a couple more challenges this week, so let's get started!
First off, I am playing along with Cure for the Monday Blues. Here is the photo prompt:
I was inspired by the pink in the comforter, the brightly colored rug and the black lines in the rug as well. Here is what I came up with:
I created a stencil with my Silhouette using a transparency. (Which may or may not have taken me over two hours to do, due to trial and error using a different, thicker kind of plastic, and screwing it up many times.) I masked off the area where I did not want color and then used Picked Raspberry Distress Ink to color in the area shown. I love the flowers, leaves and feathers in the rug, as they show two-tone coloring. I tried to mimic that by stamping a distressed-looking stamp with various colors of Distress ink, then using the Paper Smooches feather dies to cut out feather shapes with the two-tone ink on them.
I love how the feathers turned out. I used one of the Paper Smooches Streamers dies to cut out the banner, then stamped it with a sentiment from Avery Elle's Handwritten Notes set and Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I added some black sequins and a teal base to keep with the color scheme from the picture.
I am super happy with the way this card turned out. It's kind of out of my comfort zone with all of the layering and such, but I love it! I am also submitting this card to this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme: stencils!
That is all for today! Thanks for stopping by! Until next time...