Thursday, September 4, 2014

Doodling a stencil ......... and some breaking news!

If you're here to see my cards from the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge Blog Hop, please scroll down 1 post or click HERE.  Thanks!

I recently got these 2 stencils made by Memory Box, that can be used together to create a little grouping of delphiniums, another of my favorite flowers, because they come in all shades of blue and purple.  Here's their first usage:

Happy Flowers

The stencils are called Delphinium and Stems, and they're both mini stencils.  Since they're so little, I tried using markers to transfer the colors, and they worked great.  I used Shaded Lilac and Mowed Lawn distres markers, plus a Memento marker called Lulu Lavender.  I trimmed my panel and added some blocks of solid cardstock in the same colors, and a sentiment from Simon's Happy Every Day set, embossed in white on black cardstock.  You can see how the card looked at this point below.  My husband was passing by, and suggested that I try doodling on it, and I'm glad he did - the results are subtle, but I do like it better this way, since the rest of my card is so simple.  I added some leaves and made little individual flowers on each stem, just like the real thing, and also added a white center to each with a Signo white pen.  What do you think?

Happy Flowers2

ETA: Did you see the news at the Simon Says Stamp blog today?  None other than Tim Holtz has designed a stamp set in honor of  their STAMPtember celebration!!  The bad news is that it's a limited edition, only available during September, while supplies last.  Come October 1, it's gone!


Be sure to watch Tim's fun video at the link above at Simon Says Stamp to get a good look at it and some ideas on how it can be used.  I wouldn't wait too long on this one - it is SWEET!

12 comments:

  1. Your husband has a good eye Lin...I love the added doodling!

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  2. Brilliant, that's what I think - the white pen makes such a huge difference!

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  3. Way to go, Denny! Great idea to use that technique on the beautiful delphiniums! Love how this turned out, Lin! ♥

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  4. You are a good doodler! It improved the stencil 100%!

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  5. I LOVE the doodling and way to go hubby! It adds such a lovely finish to the flowers!

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  6. Gorgeous card, Lin! I love the colours and you did a fabulous job on inking and doodling on the flowers! Great idea from Denny - any chance of getting him to scramble some day?! Tim Holtz's STAMPtember stamps look great:)

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  7. Lovely card - great colours and the doodling is perfect! I have got these stencils and have not been sure what to do with them...now I am sorted :)

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  8. The doodles sure do kick it up a notch Lin, love this!

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  9. Oh it's gorgeous Lin! The addition of doodling is perfect!!

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  10. Lin this is beautiful! I love the colors you chose and the detail with the doodles and white gel pen are just perfect!

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  11. This is lovely. I admire your talent to use colored cardstock behind the main image. You do it very creatively!

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  12. This is stunning. Its amazing how a little bit of doodling can transform a card.

    Love Sheila x

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