It's Sunday, Mothers' Day and it's beautiful here in AZ!!!
What can you say about the weather here??? It's beautiful blue skies, sunny and 90+ degrees... You either like it, or hate it!!! But that's what it is almost every day!!!
So about my theme...STENCILS!!! I love them because they're still quite reasonable. They don't do the same thing as stamps of course, but they have a lot of uses, especially for backgrounds. I happen to love backgrounds. Once I got into playing with backgrounds, I just don't want to quit. Of course they're not just for backgrounds, but right now I'm kind of stuck in that mode. One of these days I'll move on and find another technique that I will love just as much! But for now, here's a card I made for a friend and I really liked how it turned out.
For the background, I used 3 different stencils colored through them in different shades of yellow. I love yellow, aaannnddd it plays well with a lot of colors when you want to add flowers. The technique I used for making this background was one I found on "Stamping with Klass" and "Eileen Godwin on YouTube". It explains it really well on YouTube but the card I liked was on Klass' site. I am so thankful for all the designers who share their work on their blogs and YouTube. You never need to run out of ideas... Just scroll around on YouTube and you'll get all you can handle.
The flowers came from a very old stamp from Penny Black. It's a stamp on wood and it's so old that it wrinkled all up when I removed it from the wood to use it on my Misti. I finally had to throw it away and will have to find a new favorite.
I stamped the image on watercolor paper and cut it out after coloring it.
I used several shades of blue and some purple. It's not visible here but I did add some Wink of Stella on the flowers to give it a little sparkle. I can't make a card without some sparkle!!!
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