Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Simon Says........Stencil It!

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Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday blog!


Our theme this week is Stencil It! and my teamies and I are playing with Stencil Girl Products!  I chose this gorgeous big fern stencil and had a ball playing with it!

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supplies: white and black cardstock and Hero Arts Grass layering paper, Stencil Girl Pressed Leaves stencil, mowed lawn distress ink, micron fine-tip black pen, Simon's Sending & Wishing sentiment and Wishing die, Tim Holtz Detailed Butterflies die, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins

I got the idea to outline the first and darkest stencilling from the sample for this stencil.  It's something I'd never done before, but I liked the results so much that I brought in more black accents in my sentiment and the butterfly, and also did a tiny black frame around the whole panel.

Here's another version:


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supplies: white and green cardstock, cork, Stencil Girl Pressed Leaves stencil, twisted citron and mowed lawn distress ink, brown, and black ink, Hero Arts Old Letter Writing and Envelope Pattern, unknown sentiment

I started by sponging a white panel in twisted citron distress ink.  Then I overlayed the stencil and applied mowed lawn through it.  While the stencil was still in place I stamped the script.  After removing the stencil I splattered green and white and overstamped the whole panel in the envelope pattern with more mowed lawn distress ink.  I thought the cork sentiment was a nice earthy touch to all the green. 

Now it's your turn - I can't wait to see what you create!  Heidi has provided another $50.00 gift voucher

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to the amazing Simon Says Stamp store for 1 lucky random winner of this week's challenge!


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21 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards Lin, a super design with such lovaly colours and super sentiment on the secind!! Your butterfly and sentiment are stunning!!


    hugs
    Heather xx

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  2. LIN your Father's day card is Brilliant!!

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  3. What a beautiful use of this stencil! I love this shade of green and these are two beauties!

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  4. Beautiful designs, Lin! I especially love the black and green contrast in the first one :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  5. Wonderful cards Lin! The black and fresh green on the first is a striking combination!

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  6. Lin these are such dramatic and bold cards - love them!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  7. Two great cards, Lin - so fun to see all the green! Love the outlined stencil too!

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  8. I love both versions, Lin, but outlining the design in black takes it to a whole new level! It's a definite "must try" for me!

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  9. fabulous cards Lin. Love the way you outlined the stencil on the first one.

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  10. Oh, Lin, what a fabulous idea, and I LOVE the details of this stencil and how you've actually "made" a stamp out of it to color! What a beautiful card, and I love the butterfly! And the second one is beautiful as well with the more traditional sponging. I love the envelope pattern on top to add more interest. Wow, two gorgeous cards! Love them both! Hugs!

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  11. Both are wonderful - my favourite colour too ;-P

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  12. wow, these are bold and eye-catching!

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  13. This is insanely gorgeous, Lin!

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  14. Gorgeous stencil work, Lin! Really love how the black butterfly simply pops off that fabulous, green palm!

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  15. Gorgeous cards Lin! I love the outlined stencil! I'm going to have to try that.

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  16. Super neat stencil & I really love the first card--will have to try that technique! The black butterfly is perfect! Thanks for the inspiration, Lin!

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  17. Both cards are so pretty! I love the variation of colors on the first card, and the idea to outline the stencil is genius! The father's day card is so nice for a gentleman too!

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  18. These are wonderful and I would like to post them on my blog if I may please have your permission. ..giving you full credit of course.

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  19. Ps...I love your quote from Phillipians!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!