Today in class, Jennifer showed us a way to stretch a stencil by inking it, then moving it slightly and inking it a 2nd time. A fun concept, and this will help me going forward as I choose stencils to buy! Here's what I came up with:
I have always been a fan of periwinkle and this springy green together, so I chose shaded lilac and shabby shutters distress inks to ink my stencil called Intertwined Circles. Before attaching my panel to my card base I also used that stencil to emboss the panel. And as Jennifer did, I added a little something extra to the design, in this case, a little dot (Simon's Lots of Dots) in the center of the "petals". I think it really does give the blended design more cohesiveness. Because this looks kind of like a little quilt pattern, I chose the sentiment from Needle Little Love, and added a pretty satin ribbon to bring more of the green out of the pattern.
Thanks for visiting! I'm really enjoying this class, and it's only Day 1!