Monday 10 August 2015

Stencil and stamps

Had one of those Blah days yesterday, after seeing off a pile of ironing I had nothing I really needed to do for the rest of the day but could not settle to do anything. On Friday a friend had called round and we were commenting on the fact that neither of us had used any of the stencils we "had" to have at Port Sunlight back in May so finally about 10pm I decided to start playing about with one of them.I had a go at the reverse stencil technique which I really liked ,used new distress ink colours , Abandoned coral, mermaid lagoon and cracked pistachio (I think !) then I flipped over the stencil and moved is very slightly to one side and inked through with the same colours.Added another of the texture fades butterflies and some bits of random stamping, finally added a piece of washi tape and tore some butterfly names off the tape and added them , stamped HB and voila !
I'd like to enter it into these challenges

Try It On Tuesday - Stencils
Creative Artiste Mixed media challenge - Anything goes with butterflies and flowers
Countryviewchallenges - summertime
The Mixed Media card challenge - butterflies
Butterflyspotchallenges - Butterflies + W is for washi


  1. Great use of the stencils! Fantastic background and colours. I love the butterfly too.
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday. Mar

  2. Wow... amazing! Thank you for joining TIOT's!

  3. Absolutely Gorgeous creation, I love the background, and the divine colours you have used...
    Thank you so very much for joining in our challenge over at Creative Artiste...

    Hugs Rhonda DT xx

  4. fab card!!! love it! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC this month!! :)

  5. I love the way you have used the stencils, such gorgeous colours too! So glad you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx ps Thanks for the reminder that it's only 2 months to Happy Stampers again -yay !

  6. A beautiful card Joan, love the way you added the stencils. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's as well.
    Yvonne xx

  7. I actually picked up on this post from

  8. Oops on predictive text and it has a mind of its own . Was trying to say that I saw your post on my reading list and thought I hope it has washi tape on it and then I hope you have posted it to the butterfly challenge and you had. Phew. I love this . Thankyou for fluttering by. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. Beautiful creation - loving that background! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you again.
    Bev (DT) xx

  10. Love the colours you've used on this card Joan, and the technique with the stencil looks fabulous.
    Avril xx
    p.s. Thanks for sharing at TioT

  11. This is a beautiful card! What a gorgeous background you made - I need to dust off my stencils again! Thank you so much for joining us at the Butterfly Challenge!

  12. Wow I'm in love with those colours!! Thanks for joining us over at and good luck!
    Hugs Kerry

  13. What lovely stenciling on your background and so colorful! thanks for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge Joan! Julia xx

  14. I adore this Joan - absolutely beautiful colours - a wonderful make -thankyou for joining us at Countryview challenges and good luck in the draw. Hugs rachel x

  15. Brilliant blaze of colour, fabulous XOXO Zoe

  16. Ooh, lovely work with the new colours, and a great stencil technique giving those lovely white highlights. What a great card!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges.
    Alison xx

  17. awesome colours, love your card, thanks for joining the challenge
    Hugs Debbie DT xx
    Creative Artiste Challenge Blog

  18. Congratulations on winning our UK prize Joan, dont forget to contact us and claim your prize, as you only have 2 weeks hunni...

    Hugs Rhonda DT


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