Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Take a Leap of Faith into the Unknown

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Today my cards are for the Monday Challenge on
with a fun challenge:
Take a leapof faith into the unknown.

Just by coincidence I received an email from
The Stencil Girl with a new and fun technique
I definitely wanted to try.You can see
the technique HERE. And this is what I
made to combine the challenge and the technique.
For these cards I used Club Scrap papers from the
Crewel & Unusual kit from February and the UM Stamps.
But also some olde stencils by Club Scrap I have.

I am always on the lookout for new techniques with my stencils.
I have so many, so I want to make good use of them.
With the Crewel & Unusual light kit there was a paisly stencil.
but I do not have that one, so I chose this flower stencil
and two colors of distress paint to work with.
I colored the flowers with the distress paint in two tones.
Lighter color towards the middle of the flower
and the red on the tip of the leave.

After the flower i took this dotted stencil and colored
with shabby shutter distress paint here and there some
Now the ivory paper looks like this.

Next I took a black pen and the stencils. I drew the lines
of the flower, but also doodled some extra lines
to make the page more interesting

When finished with doodling, I took some glimmer
mist colors and just sprayed very lightly over the paper.
After drying I was ready to make cards.

Just cut a background panel and added a sentiment
and some red sequences. Layered the card and finished.

For card #2 also a sentiment and used a piece of 
leftover paper as a ribbon.

I just could not throw away the last bit of paper
and cut these up into squares and added them
to a piece of decorated  background panel.
The woodse sentiment came with the kit as well.
Just colored it red with the distress paind I used before.

This is such a fun technichnique, I will do this again for sure.
Thanks for looking.
Have a creative day!


Tricia Morris said...

Gorgeous cards with such a fun technique, Hetty!

KnitterPam said...

Oooooh, Hetty, these are beautiful! I haven't been inspired by that stencil in a while and your ideas changed that. Thanks!

Heidi Stamps said...

What a neat technique for stenciling with your distress paints. I am going to pin this!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Hetty! Great technique and gorgeous cards! You are so creative! I like how you used up your scraps too!

Lisa D said...

Another great use for our stencils! Thanks Hetty.

Maxine D said...

What a fun technique and stunning cards Hetty - love them

Daffodil Cards said...

What a great effect you have achieved, with so few tools, beautiful cards are the result. Beautiful

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

Hetti, these are some awesome cards!
Love them all! Also i want to try your technique!!!
Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp! Monday Challange.
Hugs Zoey

Laura said...

All 3 of your cards are just beautiful!! Love how you used 2 colors for the flower stencil work! And your doodling and EVERYTHING! You are so creative! I don't know where you come up with your ideas!! Thanks for sharing! I would never have thought to do any of these techniques!