Sunday, May 9, 2021

I love stencils...

Hello everyone,
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!!!

I am entering this card in these challenges:

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  1. A beautiful colour palette and gorgeous creation using the lovely PB image, many thanks for sharing and joining in our May Beautiful Blooms theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.


  2. This card is stunning! The contrast between yellow and blue is great!!!

  3. Such a beautiful card Elena! I love your pretty blue flowers too. Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge';) Viv DT xx ps. your card hasn't linked properly but I will do it again for you and delete the old one ;)

  4. I agree with you about stencils Elena. There's so much you can do with them! I love the background you made here and it shows off those flowers beautifully. Your weather would suit me just fine but I think Eva (my very fluffy golden retriever) might find it a little bit hot!! Vicky x

  5. A beautiful card in lovely colours and design. It has a lovely bright and happy look over it. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

  6. Beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining at stamping sensations.

  7. Beautiful eye catching wonderful card. Love the process and those wonderful flowers. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

  8. Lovely card-guess this was the stamp's swan song of sorts. You made it proud with your pretty stenciling too! Thanks for sharing with us at PBSC. ♥ Sue Kment

  9. This is so pretty, I love the colours and I especially love a good stencil! Thanks for joining us this month at The Flower Challenge, hope to see you next month too. Cara DT x

  10. Gorgeous card - love your stencilled background!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x


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