Thursday, 22 December 2016

Flowers Bloom!

I have moved on from Christmas card making
to join in at 2 sites.
The ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop at STAMPlorations
is coming to a close.
So I thought I would play over there one more time
. You can find all the details Here
and Here
I do love playing around with stencils
as I have said before and had some time on my hands
so decided to get creative (sort of)
The other challenge I am playing in is
at CAS Mix Up Blog which includes
Stamping Sponging + Your Choice
Details are Here
My card includes sponging using the Faux Mother of Pearl
technique following Loll's  link Here stamping
 and texture pasting through a stencil.
(Showing the Mother of Pearl effect)
I started off with the M of P technique
using SU Champagne Mist on Glad Wrap.
I then inked up Tim Holtz Abandoned Coral/Peacock Feathers
and sponged my cs.
I blotted that with a baby wipe to lift some of the colour
and also flicked some water droplets.
My stencil stamping and sentiment are
from STAMPlorations -
I used white texture paste on my stencil
and like how it got a softer look  after it dried.
Finishing my card with a sentiment to suit the stencil.
This will be my last posting before Christmas
so would like to wish you all a
Merry Christmas and Thank You for
all your kind comments throughout the year.



Judy Woodland said...

What a gorgeous background, I'm going to try that technique. It's really pretty and looks like fun. You seem to always make the most beautiful backgrounds, I don't know how you do it. Love your color choices here, they stand alone and just make the card. Merry Christmas to you dear friend. You will be celebrating before me!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful card and I love the beautiful background you made.

Jo said...

Beautiful nuances, love the subtle stencilled flowers.
Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! Happy Holidays :D

Loll said...

So pretty Ina!! Love the mix of colours for your sponged background. The faux mother of pearl is so pretty and adds lots of shine. And the white paste through the flower stencil is soft and delicate. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Loll said...

Meant to also say Merry Christmas to you and your family! Thanks for playing along with our challenge this year!

Bonnie said...

What an interesting pattern, Ina! Love these colors and the stenciled flowers! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! Merry Christmas!

Mary said...

Ina, a very nice card you have here! Would love to know how you made that background.

Cheryl Wright said...

Totally stunning, Ina!! You have absolutely nailed it.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Awesome shimmer on your pretty card! The second picture really shows it well! I hope the New Year will be good to you, Ina! Thanks for all you lovely comments. All the best, Cornelia