Wednesday, April 13, 2016

STAMPlorations ARTplorations Stencil Hop



ARTplorations is having a fun hop today!

I used the Ghosting Technique for this card.  Sponge on distress inks [I used Wild Honey, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade] -  lay the WEAVING Stencil down over your sponged card panel, spritz it with water, and blot off the water while leaving the stencil on the panel.  Lift stencil off.  I love the end results of this effect.  I then cut down my panel, stamped it with Boxed Blooms and a sentiment from Fond Expressions 2, and embossed it with a Tim Holtz embossing folder.  I am entering this into the April CAS Mix Up Card Challenge; stamping, stenciling, and choice [embossing].



For this card, I sponged on distress inks; [Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn], then I taped my stencil over the panel and sponged on Mermaid Lagoon.  [I rather like this look - I have never done that before :).]  I stamped Bloom Sketches, colored with Copics, and cut out with a fishtail die.  My sentiment is also from Fond Expressions 2.



Be sure and leave a comment on the blogs for the prizes:
  • THREE (3) winners will receive their choice of ARTplorations stencil (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs.
  • ONE (1) winner will receive a $15 gift certificate OR her choice of 2 ARTplorations stencils (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog.
Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.


Thanks for stopping by~

39 comments:

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Both are just fabulous, as your work is always a joy to see!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautifully cards !

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautifully cards !

Julye said...

Love both your cards and learnt two new techniques too, might be the ones that persuade me to look at buying a stencil as not something I own but your cards and backgrounds are stunning thank you for sharing.

Petra Swart said...

Two winners, Vicki!!!! Both the bg's you created are fabulous and the bright colours are so lovely!!!!! Beautifully done!!!!
Have a great day!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both cards are so pretty. I especially love the colors on them as they are very cheerful looking.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Both cards are stunning and so rich & vibrant in color. Thank you for the inspiration!

Bonnie said...

I can't decide which of these I like the best, Vicki! Both have awesome, bright, happy colors and a gorgeous stamped design! Love both techniques. I've tried the ghosting. Need to try the other! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at CAS Mix Up!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful cards. Wonderful bright and cheerful colors. Thanks for the inspiration

cm said...

Gorgeous x two, my friend! What a stellar way to showcase the stencils and the stamps! I just so happen to have these items in my collection...inspiration sparked!
Hugs~c

shirley-bee said...

Two fab cards showcasing the techniques, Vicki!

Loll said...

Two beautiful cards Vicki! LOVE the ghosting on your bright and sunshiny card. Those colours are GORGEOUS!

And great idea with sponging first and then sponging over the stencil. Another great way to use stencils. :) So creative. And beautiful colours again!

Thanks so much for sharing with CAS Mix Up! xx

Tee Hall said...

Both are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your technique!

Kathi K said...

Wow, I would have never thought to stencil twice! What a fantastic effect - thank you for sharing!

Judy Woodland said...

really stunning background. I would not have thought to sponge first, then lay the stencil and use a darker color. I LOVE the effect. Oh, and your flowers are colored beautifully too!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Two fabulous colorful cards! have to read up on ghosting...like the effect of it. The second card also shines with that multitone stenciling - too cool!

Lisa said...

Love the happy sunny yellows today Vicki, these are pretty!

Doreens Craft Corner said...

Love your designs

Doreens Craft Corner said...

Love your designs

Suchi said...

TWO gorgeous cards! I LOVED those backgrounds Vicki! :)
Suchi xx

Aileen Ryan said...

Wow Vicki these Aileen stunning. Love the way you have done both. Now I need this stencil too. These are so so eye catching, keep going back to look again.

Linda said...

Gorgeous cards....... the colour combinations are stunning, so vibrant and great techniques with the stencils xx

Teresa Doyle said...

These are really pretty cards Vicki. I don't have stencils so its nice seeing some "new to me" techniques while using them. TFS!

Joi at RR said...

Both of your cards are just WONDERFUL Vicki. I love orange and normally I would choose the first Sunshine one as my favorite but you know what???... something just touched my heart about the last one - heartful thanks - I was thinking how lovely it would be to receive. Super stencil inspirations! j.

Dee Earnshaw said...

These cards are so pretty . Love how you created a look of texture to give them dimension look:)

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous colors and textures on these beautiful cards!

Amy A said...

Both cards are beautiful! But love the 2nd with the blue and green background! so vibrant and eye catching. xx

Jerrie said...

OOH, I love your stenciled background and the design of you card. It is a stunner!

hellerlittle said...

2 stunning card !!!
But the 1st make me WOOOOOOOOW it´s such bright !!!! Amazing
CU hellerlittle

Judy Sander said...

Beautiful artwork, Vicki. I always love your use of bold bright colors. Beautiful!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Vicki, I LOVE your golden stenciled background and your sunshine sentiment. Fond Expressions 1 and 2 are my favorite sentiment sets. TFS

Chark said...

love the preinked stenciling card, great colors and idea! and now I need this brick stencil!

Rahmat said...

Love the burst of colors on both the cards.

Alison C said...

I've never tired ghosting but it gives such a lovely effect i must try. Love the bright colours on both.

Mac Mable said...

I just love learning new techniques and these two are fabulous. Both gorgeous cards, loving the colours and the layout and I thank you for your inspiration x

Monika Reeck said...

Bith are adorable
and my fav is the second one will try your technique
thanks for sharing Vicki
your card always adorable
hugs
Monika

Scrapbook Lynne Mizera said...

I love your vibrant color combinations and choices... Thanks for sharing!

Helen Gullett said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the colors!

Fongyi Goh said...

I hesitated to get this stencil because I wasn't sure how to use it without making the card look too "heavy" but now that I see your examples, I will definitely get it soon. Beautiful cards!

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