Monday, March 9, 2015

ARTplorations Hop - Day 2



We are on to Day 2 of the ARTplorations Stencil Hop.  Did you have fun yesterday?  Do my teammates rock or what?  I am so impressed!

Today I am featuring ARTplorations Bold Florals:

For this card I tried a faux Bokeh effect using the flowers rather then the dots you usually see.  I sponged on my distress ink [Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers], then, laying down my stencil, I inked on white pigment ink, [lighter in some areas for the effect.].  I probably should of done more sponged flowers [better effect], but I rather like this end result.  


 For my second card I tried a different effect.  Using water color paper, I painted my panel with water colors and spritzed heavily with water.  I then laid the stencil on top of the panel and pushed down to get the image embedded into the paint. I lifted it off and you see what happened. :)

I used STAMPlorations Bold Sentiments; hashtag authentic stamp set for both my cards.



Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.
And, the fun part:

Prizes:
SIX (6) winners (2 winners per day) will receive their choice of ARTplorations stencil. Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs.
THREE (3) winners will each win a $15 gift certificate. Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog.


Thanks for stopping by~

43 comments:

Flo said...

These are two great cards, you made!!! I love them very much.
Hugs Flo

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh, both of these are gorgeous! I really like the top one - would love to try this technique! Thank you!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Both are great but the first one is my favorite. Super job, Vicki.

Deonna Bemish said...

Both are stunning! I just love the colors and those stencils. Thank for sharing your work with us.

Julie B said...

I do like using the stencil as a stamp and the result here is gorgeous. :)

joy said...

My favorite color combo and your cards are stunning! LOVE the second one.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Both the techniques are fab ! Loved the second card a bit more :)

conil said...

Nothing short of brilliant. Both techniques created gorgeous cards. Can't decide which I like better, so I'll go for both.

Brandi R said...

Fabulous cards! Love that color combo ♥

Verna Angerhofer said...

You are so talented and artistic! Both of these cards are awesome. Great colors too.

Jerrie said...

I love the watercolored look of the background and how the flowers blend in. Great card.

Monika Skinner said...

Fabulous creations, Vicki. I love the faux bokeh effect on your first card, the blossoms seem to tumble out of it somehow.Have a lovely day! x

Becca Cruger said...

These are both great! Love how the flowers seem to just fade effortlessly into the colors.

Susan Sieracki said...

You are AWESOME and AMAZING. I love both of these cards. These are outstanding backgrounds. Where on earth did you get the idea to use a flower for the bokeh technique? The colors you chose are really great. Fabulous stamp set!

Sandy said...

Great techniques. thanks for sharing.

Petra Swart said...

WOW, I love both your beautiful bg's, Vicki!!! Love the blue strip on the side of the first card and the great way you have done the sentiment on the second one!!! Both lovely!!!
Have a great day!!

2amscrapper said...

I like both effects. I find the first one very striking with the addition of the white ink. Looking at both I just want to head for an island paradise.

Sari / Granne said...

Just HAD to come and see closer, these are gorgeous!

Anca Banca said...

I love the first and the second card. It is great idea to do sort of reverse stenciling with white ink. The second one is absolutely gorgeous - it look very artistic.

Jennifer Earley said...

So pretty! Great stenciling job!

hellerlittle said...

You girls comes to the most daring ideas and the results are not to be despised.
Love your bold flower Bokehefect ....
TFS --- CU hellerlittle

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Amazing is a perfect sentiment for these card. They are beautiful. TFS

TangledBlueRose said...

Such serene colors, and so wonderful! Love them both!~kim

Carol said...

Two gorgeous cards Vicki, love the colours.

Karin said...

Gorgeous cards, lovely colors!
Karin

ionabunny said...

Oh, what fun techniques. Must try that with the watercolour paper. Hugz

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Both techniques look fantastic!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Both of these are gorgeous!!!! Love the softness you've created!

Rahmat said...

2 lovely cards with such soft colors.

cm said...

Two beautiful cards, Vicki - and I must have been channeling you because I came "this close" to trying the floral bokeh. After seeing yours: no trying, just do! Can I case your card for the Caseplorations/Inspiration challenges? Pretty please?
Hugs~c

D.Ann said...

I especially like the first card... the white outline of the flowers and those gorgeous colors are a perfect combo!

PiecesByEmily said...

So pretty... i love that you choose flower instead of dots and circles. I just made a card with bokeh background too, and it's such a fun technique. Your card rocks!

Suchi said...

Hey Vicki! Your cards never fail to inspire me! Lovely stenciling! :)
Suchi xx

nancy littrell said...

LOVE your So Green 1st card and way cool stencil techniques for both your cards Vicki. I have been playing with ideas that I have been getting with all you very talented DT stampers. So, so fun!

Robyn Oliver said...

Two really interesting effects on your cards today Vicki - the Bokeh flowers are lovely and your second card using the stencil as an 'impress' - terrific

vinita jain said...

Your designs are always great Vicky! And this is no exception!!! Love the fauxed Bokeh effect on the first one... and a new whole look ..... Love it, Fabulous cards!!!!

Pam said...

This is gorgeous. I really like how you've used your floral stencil to create a bokeh effect with flowers. Very pretty!

Deepti said...

These are so dreamy and so pretty :)

Loll said...

Two gorgeous cards Vicki. Love the different techniques you've used for these ... amazing results. xx

Sheila H said...

Fabulous cards, Vicki. I love your stenciling.

Greta said...

Oh wow--the second card jumped out at me! I've been meaning to try the technique of using a stencil like that--thanks for the wonderful reminder, Vicki!

shirley-bee said...

Fab - love that second one!

Asha said...

So fresh and fabulous! Love both the bg's.
x Asha

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