I was Thrilled when my close friend Loll Thompson invited me to be her Guest Designer for her Happy Little Stampers April CAS Challenge: Stenciling:-) Loll knows how much I love to stencil and she has encouraged me by sharing many of her Silhouette cut stencils with me (and other friends):-)
I had done a Watercolor Bokeh BG earlier and had this piece leftover. I thought it needed something extra so I Stenciled the finished piece by sponging the Chevron Stencil with Pumpkin Pie ink. I loved the effect. I could not stand to cover up the piece so just added a linen thread bow and candy dot.
Even the die cut "hello" was a leftover. I cut 2 more layers and glued them all together to add more depth. I thought the tiny strip grounded the hello nicely...another leftover.
Loll's HLS April CAS Challenge: Stenciling Be sure and check out all the awesome tutorial links for Stenciling that Loll is providing too besides her gorgeous DT Sample. You have an entire month to play as often as you like :-)
Accessories: Reinkers, Palette tray, spritzer, handmade circle stencil, aqua pen, Silhouette chevron stencil (gift from Loll), sponge dauber, SSS Small hello die, Wink of Stella over main image, linen thread, Calypso Coral Candy Dot, mini glue dot, dimensionals
Registered: January 20, 2011 Location: Beautiful British Columbia Posts: 7607
Wed, Apr 01, 2015 @ 9:40 PM
Wow!! I just LOVE this card, Nancy! Of course, it is my favourite combination of colours, and with your expert artistry you have created a masterpiece of art in a card! I want to THANK YOU! for joining us at Happy Little Stampers this month as our special Guest Designer!! You have been a wonderful supporter right from the very start and I thank you for all your kindness and creativity you have shared with us! Love, Loll
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Registered: October 29, 2004 Location: Coos Bay, Oregon Posts: 23748
Wed, Apr 01, 2015 @ 9:47 PM
Dear Loll, I love and appreciate your constant support, generous gifts and especially our friendship that continues to grow. Thank you again for asking me to play along with your fun CAS Stenciling Challenge too :-) Hugs, Nancy
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22697
Thu, Apr 02, 2015 @ 2:58 PM
Gorgeous, Nancy! I wouldn't cover that up either! I'm fond of the bokeh technique and love it even better with the stenciling over it! How cool this is. The simplicity of the design really lets that background shine!
Registered: March 15, 2005 Location: Iowa Posts: 7290
Thu, Apr 02, 2015 @ 4:54 PM
Lovely card, love the bright and cheery colors and the layout, TFS
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