Thursday, 20 August 2015

CC&S #138 Colours & A Little Masking

Slowly getting back to normal after the wedding! Went back to work today so that brought me down to earth with a bump! For this week's challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches, Patricia has given us a set of colours that I wouldn't normally use together but I have enjoyed the challenge of working with them and am reasonably pleased with the result!

I took inspiration for my card from the current challenge #129 at Muse. I don't think I've ever played there before, though I have often wanted to, so thought it was about time! I was inspired by Anita's square stencil pattern and the die-cut leaves in her design. Using Patricia's colour palette I inked through part of a stencil mask with a biscuit shade of brown directly onto a card blank and then, using the faux cross stitch technique, used a darker shade of brown through a fibreglass screen to achieve the cross-stitch effect.

I chose the sentiment stamp as it has a similar texture to the stencilling and stamped the two-parts using the same shade of dark brown. The flowers are die-cut from two snippets of cardstock that match with the colour palette. I turned the green flower over as it suited the composition better. The card was simply finished with a few adhesive pearls.

As I have used stencils and masking techniques on my card I would also like to enter it into the following challenges:

Supplies Used:
Stencil Mask: Doodle Squares (Creative Expressions)
Stencil: Fibreglass Screen (Dreamweaver)
Sentiment Stamp: Happy Birthday (Clearly Besotted)
Ink Pads: Bisque & Brown (Versacolor)
Flower Die: Prim Poppy (Memory Box)
Snippets: Blue & green cardstock, Blue adhesive pearls

I'll be back tomorrow, hopefully, to share the card that I made for Katie and Tom on their wedding day and will post a few photos once I have some! Meanwhile enjoy this week's challenge!
Stef x


  1. So pretty Stef! Love your cross-stitch stenciling --- great job! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

  2. I really like that background with your die cut poppies! Perfect choice for the sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers!

  3. These colours look very pretty together and love your take on Anita's card especially the softness of the background

  4. Beautifully elegant masking and a fabulous take on the MUSE card. Stunning and stylish colour choice and a great CAS card. Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.
    Sarah x

  5. Love the stencilling behind your poppies it makes them pop out at you ! x

  6. Love the abstract feel of your background! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  7. Great take on my Muse card, I love your stencilled background and those die cut stems are so pretty. Thanks so much for playing along at Muse and Happy Little Stampers, Anita x

  8. The die cut poppies look absolutely fabulous in these colours. Such a striking card.

  9. Really pretty take on the MUSE card - and love the background stenciling. Thanks so much for linking up at AAA Cards this week! Jill

  10. Wonderful take on all of the challenges. Great job on the masking. Thanks so much for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards.

  11. So pretty! Love the soft colours you chose, and stenciling is great! Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

  12. The flowers are pretty against the subtle graphic background!

  13. Gorgeous. I do like the soft background behind the flowers. Super!



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