Sunday, October 1, 2017

Stencil, Stencil for CAS Mix Up

Hello, my friends.

It's time for a new challenge at CAS Mix Up.

First, here's my card.

Julia is hosting our challenge this month.
I used stamping, layering 3 different stencils, masking, and die cutting

I began by using the leftover piece from die cutting the Memory Box Delicate Fern
as a stencil, sponging through it with Distress Oxide ink.  
It went on so smooth!

I cut some more ferns from all over sticky Post-it notes and
laid them over the stenciled ferns.

Then I laid a dotty stencil over top and added some Distress Oxide ink through that
with a sponge dauber.

Wanting some color in my garden, I used a Tim Holtz stencil, sponging
with dye inks for the flowers. 

I wanted more vibrant colors for the flowers and I love 
the contrast between the two different inks!

After trying several different colors and typed of ink for the sentiment,
I settled on using the Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink.
I thought the softness of that ink fit best with the feeling of the card.

Now it's your turn.

I hope you'll pull out your stencils and join us at CAS Mix Up.

If you need some helpful inspiration, check out the fantastic cards
our Design Team has come up with.

We have some video tutorials at the challenge site too.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Tulips (Technique Tuesday)
Ink:   Peeled Paint, Antique Linen (DOX), Calypso Coral, Mossy Meadow (SU)
Paper:   Neena
Other:  Delicate Fern Die (MB), Stitched Squares Die (SSS), Crow Mesh Stencil (Rebekah Meier for TCW), Wildflower Stencil (TH)


Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful layering with your stencils, Bonnie! Love your choice of colors, too! Can't wait to play along again :)

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for the very creative inspiration. Three stencils and boy do they look fabulous together. Great colours and the pop of colour on the flower is gorgeous. The green for the sentiment is perfect too x

Christine Alexander said...

wow, Bonnie, the flowers just jump off the page, I thought they were painted. I absolutely love the effect of all that stencil layereing

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie, the stencilling is beautiful. xx

Loll said...

Those three stencils work so perfectly together. I love ferns! And the pop of colour from your flowers adds brightness and fun. Love the sentiment stamped in green. xx

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, these stencils look perfect together, great idea to use the fern offcut as a stencil too! Cathy x

Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful stenciled garden you created Bonnie! You created such depth of field using the light and dark colors - I LOVE the pop of red you added to all the greens! Julia xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Great layering Bonnie! I love those beautiful flowers, so vibrant and painterly! Your focal piece reminds me of the French impressionists! Have a great week my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Ina G said...

Fabulous stenciling here Bonnie. Love the layout and soft colours. So very pretty.

kiwimeskreations said...

What an incredible card Bonnie - three layers of stenciling that gives wonderful sense of dimension, and yet it is still CAS. What a perfectionista you are.

JosieD said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie. What a good choice for the
Challenge...layering stencils. A new technique for me that I look forward to trying.

Sue said...

Your card is so delicate and pretty, Bonnie. Love how you have layered the stencils to achieve depth and dimension. Lovely colours too. x

Susan said...

Love the stencils you layered together! Great idea to use different types of ink - it really adds to the contrast! And a perfect colour choice for the sentiment!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous floral scene in the window, Bonnie - just love all the stamped and stenciled layers!!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful soft stenciled ferns and brighter colored stenciled flowers. Love your stitched window frame and wonderful sentiment. Perfect for a get well or thinking of you card. TFS Bonnie. Hugs

Nstiz said...

How I'd love to come to one of your classes. This effect is just fabulous! I was sure it was watercolor until I read your description. This is incredibly creative and love the pop of color on those blossoms!

MaryH said...

Great combination of stencils over this pretty flower garden. The red is truly so vibrant against the fresh greens. As always your w/color work is superb! TFS

Karen Dunbrook said...

how the look mf.
xx Karen

Papercraft Boutique said...

So beautiful and delicate stenciling, Bonnie! I love the layers of soft colors with a pop of Calypso Coral! The Peeled Paint sentiment adds sweetness and is perfect for the occasion. Hideko

Pat said...

The ferns and flowers stencils look great together Bonnie and I love the little dots you have used in the background, and very clever to use the waste from a die cut to ink through for the ferns. I love the stitched frame too. A beautiful card! x