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

13 comments:

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

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  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!

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

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  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

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

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

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  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

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

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  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

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  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.

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

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

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

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