Friday, April 15, 2016

More Stenciling for CAS Mix Up

 We are so impressed and inspired by the stenciled entries at
CAS Mix Up!

Here's  a little more inspiration using Lee-Anne's
Stencil Monoprint Technique

Lee-Anne's directions are easy to follow.

I had so much fun using this technique!

I used stamping, stenciling monoprint, Brushos and die cutting for my mixed media.

I used a stencil that Loll had cut with her Cameo and sent to me.
(Thanks Loll)

I used some Distress inks to ink up the stencil, spritzed and laid the stencil 
down on a piece of Mixed Media paper.

After it was dry, I stamped some small script after stamping off on scratch paper
and stamped some little flowers using the same technique.
I wanted the stamping to blend with the softness of the monoprint.

The butterfly was die cut from a piece of Brusho colored watercolor paper.

The challenge is open until the 24th so you still have time to join in.

Hope to see you in the gallery.

How about a twofer?

 Same technique, different butterfly.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Flower Sparks (PB), French Foliage, Take Care (retired SU)
Ink:  Crushed Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Antique Linen, Abandoned Coral, Mowed Lawn (Distress Ink)
Paper:  Solar White (Neena 110 lb.), Certainly Celery (retired SU), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other:  Stencil, Bold Butterfly Framelits (SU), Crystals (SSS), Bitty Butterfly Punch


Loll said...

LOVE the soft colours of your stencil monoprint backgrounds Bonnie. The bright butterflies just pop! Great idea to keep the stamping soft to match your backgrounds. Two GORGEOUS cards!! xx

Mac Mable said...

By doing this technique it gives a wispy, artsy and beautiful background. So very pretty and gorgeous x

Greta said...

Dreamy look to these, Bonnie--beautiful! I love that you have a colored sentiment on the second one--seems people seldom do that & I love the look!

Marcia HIll said...

Such beautiful cards Bonnie! Absolutely LOVE your backgrounds...SO pretty! I think I need to make another card for this challenge...too many gorgeous cards out there and I want to CASE them all! Thanks for the inspiration and have a wonderful weekend!! :0)

Barb said...

Two beautiful cards Bonnie. The technique makes lovely soft backgrounds and I like the stamping on top. The Brusho butterflies look great. Barbxx

Sybrina K said...

Bonnie, These are gorgeous! Your backgrounds are beautiful, and you've mastered this mixed media thing. (Color me envious!) And, thanks so much for the kind comments you left when visiting my blog. :)

jimlynn said...

Both are just gorgeous! Love the backgrounds you created and of course, the pretty butterflies. Outstanding cards!

Lee-Anne said...

Love the softly colored backgrounds, Bonnie...just perfect to make those gorgeous flowers and butterflies pop! Thanks for leaving some love on my blog:)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

These are beautiful Bonnie! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Heidi Stamps said...

I love the soft look you got by inking up your stencil. Very pretty!

Daffodil Cards said...

LURVE your background so very pretty and the butterfly pops off the page beautifully.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. Love the backgrounds and the pretty and colorful butterflies.

Sandy said...

Well I am certainly sending good thoughts your way! Such a pretty card Bonnie.
Sandy xx

nancy littrell said...

I love both your beautiful monoprint stenciled backgrounds and gorgeous Brushos butterflies Bonnie. Your CAS framing is perfect. TFS my friend.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you for extra dose of beauty and inspiration with your twofer, Bonnie! Both are sensational!! Dang, I keep forgetting to reach for a stencil to join in this month. I never think of them until I see pretty cards like this and then by the time I turn around, I forget. (Oh, sorry, this isn't about me, is it? My aging memory is not what you want to hear about!!) Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

MaryH said...

Ooh & Aaah! Love the script in the background with all these subtle florals. And of course that gorgeous flame of the butterfly. A marvelous design, with some faded colors to enhance the brilliance of the brusho. Will have to check out these instructions. Just a beautiful card. TFS & Hugs

Brenda said...

Both cards are stunning Bonnie! I love your soft monoprint background, the addition of the script second generation stamping looks equally soft on that beautiful background. Love those little dandelion flowers and love, love the beautiful butterflies. Hugs, Brenda

Susan said...

Your stencil monoprint is fabulous - looks great in those soft colours. And I love the contrast of the bright flowers and butterfly!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous cards! I'm really grooving on this mixed media CAS style.

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