Friday, May 15, 2015

Stencil Fun...and a Craftsy Class Giveaway!

Well, HELLO!! :)
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I am popping in with a quick post about a stenciled card that I made a while ago. This stencil came as part of the prizes from last year's World Card-making Contest. I finally got it out and had a "test run".
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 The sentiment is from Happy Mail (CAS-ual Fridays). I masked the borders and moved the stencil around while I created this garden scene. The butterflies are from the Tim Holtz Rub-Ons. I don't have any fancy Tim Holtz Mini Ink Applicator...you can do without it (so I told myself). All you need is only a tiny part of a sponge and just dab the Distress Inks to your heart's content. Easy, breezy...and beautiful.

I have been taking this class Fresh Techniques for Artful Layouts and find it helpful to stretch my creativity. If you are new and interested in Mixed Media, I would recommend Fun with Mixed Media ( it's all about Gesso, watercolor techniques, masking fluid and creating resist).

There are many Craftsy classes on sale right now; you can check it out just by clicking on the banner.
And guess what!? You can enter to win a FREE class (courtesy of...me,Virginia!) over Virgina's View Challenge---> here
Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

Greta said...

What a beautiful use of a stencil! Love this, Virginia!

Hussena said...

What a beautiful card ..Love the scene you have created using stencils ..That's just wow !!

Dawn Turley said...

simply beautiful Virginia.

Ruby N said...

I love how you try different things with your cards!

Tracey McNeely said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Virginia!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful card! This stencil is on my wishlist!

Taunya Butler said...

That stencil is so beautiful and you have used it wondrously!! Thanks for showing and sharing!!

Dotty Jo x said...

Such a lovely card! Jo x

Shelly said...

Beautiful!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the look of the black butterflies with your colorful garden, Virginia!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautifully done, and once again we are on the same wave length

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, how BEAUTIFUL, Virginia! I love the soft, dreamy pastels you used for this stencil...so pretty! Great idea to use black on the butterflies, too! Stunning card!

Carol McCready said...

beautiful! Your creativity continues to amaze me.