'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Today is the start of a new challenge over at 

Use a Stencil or Two...

We'd love to see your art created with one, two or even more stencils - as many as you like 😉

As usual, you may use any medium in your art and digital is always welcome.

Don't miss the inspiration provided by the talented team over on the blog - there's always some stunning artwork there.

You have two weeks to create your art. 
Look forward to visiting your blog over the next fortnight!

My inspiration piece began as a mop up piece of card, on which I used the remaining ink from the stencils I'd been using. It was quite pretty as it was, with some great colours, but I decided to add a bit more ink through two different stencils, ending with some Moonlight White Brilliance ink through the last one I used. The quirky Paperartsy characters were stamped onto the card, for placement, then stamped onto white card, coloured (Prisma Pencils) and cut out to 'paper piece' over the original images, edged with black ink to make them pop a little more. 

I loved the range of colours, so decided to use a Visible Image stamp for the words, masking the words I didn't want to stamp with sticky tape. Unfortunately, they didn't stand out very clearly, so I opted for stamping them on white card, clear embossing and edging with black ink before attaching to the card. All in all, there are probably four or five stencils used on this, but some of the patterns were inked over, or covered with images.

I'd also like to link this to Moo Mania and More's Colour Challenge and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, ATG. 

Thank you so much for calling in

I'll be back soon


12 very kind comments from lovely people:

Meggymay said...

A fabulous stencil background Cath, I love the colour combination you used and the images look so quirky and cute.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

This is lots of fun Cath! Nice stencil background and I love those fun characters! happy Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

Rosie said...

Wowowow, your card is so funny and ful of colours, it makes me smile.

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love this Cath! The colours do look great and I love Darcy's stamps You have also reminded me that I intended to link to Mm&M! Hugs, Chrisx

Marjut said...

This is so much fun, love the background.

Let's Art Journal said...

Wonderful card! I loved following along to see how you created it too and it looks like you had so much fun with the stencilling and Brilliance Ink, it gave such a stunning background effect 😁. Creative hugs and wishes! J 😊 x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous background and love the quirky images
Carol x

Joan said...

Fab piece with great stencilling and colours and I love those characters!


Mrs.B said...

A fabulous card, love the colourful background and the white stencilling adds a great tone. Love these quirky characters, they are so cute.
Avril xx

froebelsternchen said...

I am just in awe of this quirky images and how amazingly colourful and fancy you used them on this card! Happy TIOT and thank you very, very much for joining in again at Moo Mania & More!
Much appreciated!
Big hugs once again this Tuesday from

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Cath! It's so cute and striking.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

You've made great use of that journal page Cath, love the overlay of stencilling and those fab images. The wording's well matched to that lively bunch hee hee!! Thanks for sharing. Hugs Tracey xx