Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Less is More Week 282 - Use a Stencil

Bit of a gasp here when I saw what this week's challenge is over at Less is More - 'Use a Stencil'!

I confess to having a host of pretty ink pads, plenty of brushes and a good variety of stencils - mostly unused due to the fact that I like stamping and die cutting more than messing round with other stuff. But, undeterred out came the stencils, ink pads and a Clarity Stamp brush - and this was the result:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- a piece of Clarity white coated/silk card onto which I stencilled the sunburst using a Stamposaurus stencil and Distress Ink pads (plus the Clarity brush of course). The Distress Ink pads were 'Scattered Straw', Wild Honey' and 'Dried Marigold'

- took away the removable tape and stencil, which revealed a white circle for the sun itself. Dithered about cutting a circular aperture through which I could add ink to cover the white but just decided to go for it without and added Adirondack 'Peach Bellini' ink to cover up the white sun

- stamped a couple of birds onto the centre of the sun using Black Archival Ink and a little stamp from the Lawn Fawn 'Float my boat' stamp set - then put the 6" square sun and rays to one side whilst I fiddled on with the rest of the card

- die cut a square aperture in a piece of white card stock which had been trimmed to an eighth of an inch all round smaller than the card front

- decided to stamp the sentiment next rather than risk wrecking a completed card front, using black Archival ink and a stamp from the Inkylicious set called ''Sunshine Wishes'

- selected which part of the 'sun burst' I wanted to use in the aperture and trimmed it to about quarter of an inch bigger than the aperture before sticking in place from behind using red line tape

- added the completed panel to the card blank using Collall All Purpose glue

Apart from the time it took to clean up the trail of stuff scattered all over the desk, including stamps, brushes and stencil, I really enjoyed playing so watch this space. But don't hold your breath either :)

Di
x

38 comments:

Pat said...

Ooooh! Lots of pretty inkiness here Di for the LIM Challenge, and the sunburst works really well placed under the aperture, also love the idea of the two birds in front of the sun and with that wonderful complementary sentiment to finish. x

Carol L said...

This is one delightful, fun card! I love your stencil work, and those 2 birds add a perfect touch of color!!

LesleyG said...

You smashed the stencil malarkey! Did make me laugh about the clearing up, you need a session with Sarn to get proper inky teehee xxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

I am like you Di ...more comfortable with dies and the occasional stamp!! But yes I too have to get out my stencils soon!!

Stir Your Creativity said...

Sunny and beautiful. This looks perfect.

Kath said...

A fabulous card Di - love your stencilled sun and the perfect sentiment.
Kath x

Jane said...

You could have given me a shout Di...I have enough stencils for everyone in the playground.....LOLOL. Your card really is a beauty today...I love everything about it.Brilliant xx

brenda said...

Such pretty sunny colours and rays on a lovely card Di.

Have a good Wednesday.

B x

scrAPpamondo said...

Thanks for the inspiration, Di! Your window to the sunshine looks wonderfully! Great use of your stencil!

Sandra H said...

So pretty and what we are short of at the mo althought the rain is good for the gardens and it's not cold so really can't complain too much!! l love the sunshine stencil and the birds added take care xx

Kathyk said...

This is fab, love the sunshine especially as it's chucking it down outside my window!

Kathyk

Esther said...

What a fab card, so beautifully designed and a very cheering sentiment in this grey rainy weather I'm sitting in right now! Great job with the stencil - thanks so much for a fab Less is More entry!

Carole said...

Fab card Di...and what we are all wishing for at the moment! I certainly am missing the warmth....perhaps I can be a bird on your card. I am like you when it comes to stencils,inks etc...it takes longer to get them out and clean up than create anything...still you have succeeded this time round.

Liz said...

WOW, Di, this is just stunning! I love the simplicity of the design - just beautiful. xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I adore your little sunny window! Super great idea.

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
what a brilliant card, and it's wonderfully created as usual.
great inking technique also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Cara said...

Fab card, very effective. It's the tidying up that puts me off the more messy crafting too, if I can't just shove it all to one side it's too much work! Cara x

Aquarius said...

I think you've done well to use a stencil for the less is more - I often use stencils, inks and so on but the results are usually much more 'mixed media' and definitely less is more style.

Linby said...

and a great result it is too!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like this little sunshiney bit of happiness!

Kathleen said...

Well you have made a fabulous job of this really lovely creation.

Kath x

Jean said...

A beautiful CAS sunshiney card.
Jean x

Darnell J Knauss said...

It makes a bit of a mess, but you should do it more often, Di! This is sensational!! Hugs, Darnell

SARN said...

Wahooooooo . . . she got inky and stencilly . . . way to go Di. LOVE the results . . . you're a natural. Don't bother putting it all away . . . go create another masterpiece.

I DON'T KNOW what Lesley G is talking about! *Snigger*

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Linda said...

This looks fab .... love the stencil! xx

laurie said...

Cute Di! I wish you a day of sunshine too!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Such a pretty and uplifting card, Di.
Thanks for the visit. Things are a bit crazy here, trying to organise my daughter's wedding, but hope to join you in the playground soon.
xxx

Janice said...

Beautiful card Di, well done you!
Janice x

Sue said...

Well done Di! really fab card huggles Sue xx

Mrs A. said...

You ought to do this more often Miss. Just get Parsnip to clear up all the mess. After all whats' a bear for otherwise!! hugs Mrs A.

Di said...

Maybe I could grab him by the leg and just wipe him over everything? He's fluffy enuff :)

Vicky said...

What a gorgeous cas card . This one really caught my eye :)

Lou said...

Great idea to put your completed sun in an apperture. The whole card has a great feeling of depth. Lou x

Neets B said...

A gorgeous stencilled focal point through your aperture, Di. And all that yummy white space too :)
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Sazzle Dazzle said...

I'm so thrilled you decided to have a go at this one Di, it's fantastic and despite the mess you had to tidy up you really should play with these more often. Love the aperture for your stencilled, fun image and a superb CAS design. Thanks so much for playing along and sharing at Less is More this week. Sarah

scrappymo! said...

The aperture for your stencilled sun and sunrays works so well. It is a stunning card.

Bonnie said...

A wonderful, happy card, Di! I love that stenciled sunshine and the fabulous layout!

Chrissie said...

Better late than never!
Sorry for the late visit!
This is super Di, fab stencilling on this great CAS design!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"