Saturday, May 7, 2016

Stenciled Flowers


I was looking through my craft supplies when I found this large 8x10 stencil that I used to use for scrapbook pages, so I decided to make a card with a portion of it. I sponged the water color paper background over the stencil with blueprint sketch and mermaid lagoon distress inks, leaving a lighter section in the center. After I saw the stark white outline against the inks, I thought it needed something more, so I took a fine marker and doodled around the edge of the stenciled image. I added a couple die-cut MB ladybugs to the scene and finally a LOLV sentiment to the top. I'm sharing this over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is to "Stencil it."

Wishing you a great weekend - thanks so much for stopping by!


Carol

13 comments:

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Carol, such a gorgeous background and lovely stencil - the little ladybugs finish it so nicely.
Pauline
x

jimlynn said...

So pretty! That really is a big stencil - but beautiful. Love the added doodling and also the fun ladybugs.
Lynn

Anne Slattery said...

Carol this is stunning and so on trend with doodle mania -- the ladybugs put your card absolutely over the top!!! Happy Mother's Day.

scrAPpamondo said...

Great idea! Your technique has ad a wonderful result, this card is so pretty and colourful! Fabulous shades of sponged colours, these are two DI that I love so much and love also the two cute ladybugs!

JD/ Jill said...

You are one of the most creative people I know! Really like this! Nicely done!

Daffodil Cards said...

First glance was WOW then I looked at all the details, doodling and the ladybirds the colours and shading - a Fabulous card.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Very fun idea and it came out super cute!

Barb said...

This is so pretty Carol and I like the faux stitching. The ladybirds look great. Barbxx

MaryH said...

This is awesome! I'm admiring the evenness of your faux stitching. Clever lady to find this and use for a card. Tucking on the cheery ladybug just adds a touch of whimsy. TFS

Lin said...

I adore your idea of doodling stitching around the edges of your stencilled image, Carol! I'm pinning this for inspiration down the road.....thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Jo Nevill said...

Love your very pretty card
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

Stampsnob. said...

This is so interesting who says flowers need to be colored in this is lovely Lis

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a fun whimsical card!