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Saturday, 2 November 2013

Stencil and Flower

Hello All. Hope you have a lovely day today. I got up early to finish off some crafting as there are quite a lot of other things I have to fit in today. Shopping then rugby to watch and a Formula One Grand Prix qualifying as well--not to mention Strictly Come Dancing :) All that exercise will wear me out.

At the Craft Room this time they would like us to use masks or stencils. I have a lot of brass stencils and haven't really made use of them so I looked up how to use them on Goggle and found out that they could be used in a Cuttlebug.  That was me hooked for a whole morning trying various ones.


This is the card I made by using a stencil to emboss a piece of card then dabbing a distressed ink pad all over the finished embossing. I mounted this on some embossed card and lightly ran the same ink pad over it and then stamped with the same colour on a pink card.

The next challenge I made the card for is Crafting with Dragonflies where they would like to see our home made flowers. I made mine with ribbon and the leaf is made in the same way. I am not sure if I got it all quite right but the tutorial is here at What a Beautiful Mess if you would like to try it

Also I would like to add this to Crafty Creations where the theme is make it yourself-only just found this blog.


Enjoy what ever you are doing today

Love Chrissie x 

16 comments:

  1. This is lovely Chrissie, it's great that you get to use your brass stencils again. Try not to tire yourself out with your sporty day lol xx

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  2. Beautiful flower. I like the use of faux stitching around the edges of the petals. Great use of your stencils to emboss too. I've never had a lot of success using them in the Bug but I might just give it another go after seeing what you did. Great job.
    Wynn DT xx

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  3. Don't forget to breath during your busy day, sounds like a lot of sporty fun! Love your card so glad you have discovered how much fun and how versatile stencils/masks can be & you can get gloriously messy with them! The flower is pure magic looking very pretty there. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

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  4. Well I'm intrigued by using the brass stencil for embossing very clever indeed and the result is fabulous. Love the beautiful flower very effective indeed. sounds like you have a fab day lined up.

    Marie

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  5. Beautiful card, looks really lush! Enjoy your day, hugs, Valerie

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  6. I really love this one Chrissie. So dramatic. Can't wait for Strictly either!! Jenny x

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  7. ...great work on this card Chrissie, love the colour and all the embossed texture and the flower is a lovely addition...good win on the rugby front but not watched the grand prix since Senna died and as for strictly I love it...thanks for your lovely words on my blog too...Mel:)xx

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  8. Beautiful card, love the layers and embossing as well as the Fab stencils.
    Yvonne

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  9. I absolutely love your homemade flower! I think it would look cute as a hair clip too. Thank-you for sharing with us at Crafting With Dragonflies,
    {Hugs} Barb, DT

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  10. Totally gorgeous Chrissie ! Love the rich colours and the texture... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  11. This is so beautiful, Chrissie... I love all the shades of ruby and rose, and the embossed stencil effect is wonderful. I feel as though I can see how much fun you had with this - it shines through!
    Alison x

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  12. Perfect! And I love the flower.

    Blessings,
    Marianne xo

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  13. Brass stencils! I remember them! I think I gave them away a few years ago - must have a looksee...Your adventuring into this has produced excellent results - it looks fabulous. I also really like your ribbon flower and will be following up on that tutorial! Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

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  14. gorgeous!! very effective and pretty, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

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  15. Great card, great idea to use the stencil, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

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  16. Thank you for sharing your stunning creation with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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