Sunday, April 10, 2016

Celebration Time

I tried the stencil monoprint technique and I've got to say,
I love this technique!

It's super quick and easy.

I used some Distress ink cubes I had recently acquired.
They made it very easy to add the different colors to the stencil.

I just dragged the ink pad the length of the stencil and 
repeated with each color.
A few light spritzes of water and it was ready to press into the mixed media paper.

Simon Says Stamp
is celebrating a 7th birthday for the Wednesday Challenge.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

These colors said birthday celebration to me so I 
added some of Simon's Celebration Time balloons.

I cut the balloons from some mixed media paper

smooshed with Inka Gold.
They have a wonderful shimmer!

Here's another card showing more of this stencil monoprint panel.

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge this month is

and our

CAS Mix Up April Challenge
We're asking for stamping, stencils and at least 1 other
mixed media technique or product.

I've added Inka Gold and Die Cutting and embossing to the stencil technique
and stamping.

What stencil do you have that you can ink up?

Hope to see you in the gallery!

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (Card 1)
Stamps:  Celebrate (SSS)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink (Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Mermaid Lagoon, Seedless Preserves)
Paper:  Solar White (Neena 110 lb.), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other: Boarders Stencil (HA), Inka Gold (Lava Red, Gold), Celebration Time Dies (SSS)

(Card 2)
Stamps:  Tin of Cards (SU)
Ink: Same as above 
Paper: Solar White (Neena 110 lb.), Mixed Media (Strathmore), Whisper White (SU)
Other:  Boarders Stencil (HA), Tempting Turquoise Marker, Brights Candy Dots (SU)


Betty Keefe said...

such pretty cheerful cards, Bonnie - must do some of that stencil monoprinting - it makes such neat backgrounds

jimlynn said...

Neat technique! I'll check it out. Love both of these. The balloons are so pretty. Great cards.

Loll said...

These cards are SO FUN!! LOVE the bright mix of colours. And great job with the stencil monoprint technique. Lee-Anne's video tutorial is so easy to follow and it has become one of my favourite techniques. xx

Liz said...

Love the bright colours - super cards. I haven't come across this technique before, I'll need to check it out. xx

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous technique and unique cards. The balloons look fabulous. That technique with the deeply embossed background looks gorgeous!

Sybrina K said...

Oh my gosh, these cards are just so pretty, and I adore those balloons! Gonna have to check out that stenciling technique. And, thanks so much for the kind words you left on my blog. :)

Greta said...

I still need to try that technique & you've inspired me to do it, Bonnie! Love your bright, festive cards!

Susanne Vargas said...

Fabulous cards and technique! The cards look artsy but still CAS! Awesome!

Marcia HIll said...

Two such bright, fun and beautiful cards Bonnie! I absolutely LOVE that HA stencil you used and think I need to check that out! The monoprint technique is so much fun and is one I think I'll use again and again, and you showcased it to perfection in both of your cards!! :0)

Maxine D said...

Wonderful cards Bonnie - love that cheery mono printing!

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! what HAPPY cards, love the colours and designs, beautiful paper you achieved.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I LOVE those beautiful, bright colours you used Bonnie my friend and that you made two fantastic CAS cards with it too! So pleased you joined us on HLS CAS challenge! Have a lovely week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Maria A. said...

Bonnie, this looks like a super fun technique, I've never done it and the reason is that only have ONE stencil.....sheeesh!! it's an Hexagon stencil, pretty but I need some like the lady in that video tutorial!!!
I absolutely love your balloons, so colorful and vibrant, what a gorgeous pair of birthday cards!!!!!

Brenda said...

Wow, I am loving the look you got from this technique Bonnie! I have yet to try it, but want too. Love the balloon card, it is so festive! I love the second card as well, it has that festive look too but with the CAS design Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

Doris said...

Beautiful technique, Bonnie. Any chance you could do a video? or recommend one?

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Bonnie, beautiful are your balloons colored smooshing technique. I love the end result! The second card is so joyful and colorful! Two beautiful card.

nancy littrell said...

Wow!!!! I love both your colorful stencil monoprint cards!!! They are so creative. I love how you swiped your ink pads down your stencil instead of randomly. Great technique:-) TFS my friend.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love those fancy balloons on your first card. That inked border on the second card is way cool! You rock this technique!

Barb said...

What beautiful cards Bonnie. The balloons look fantastic. It's a lovely technique. Thank you so much for the link. Barbxx

Susan said...

Inka Gold for balloons is a great idea! Love the stencil monoprint done with the stripes of colour - another great idea!

Sandy said...

The Birthday Balloon card is reason enough to celebrate - it is on wowzer of a card!!
I like the second card too but I am afraid it is overshadowed by the balloons!
sandy xx

Toni said...

Bonnie, you have outdone yourself! The monoprint is fab in both cards, those ballons, the polkas. Love it! Thanks for sharing!


Linda said...

Great job with the stencil mono-printing .... these cards are such fun designs. Thanks for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge xx