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

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Because the current Try it on Tuesday challenge is to  'Use a Stencil or Two' I challenged myself to create a couple of cards with no stamps - only stencils. I almost chose this as the current KCUK 'Mingle' because I knew it would  make people laugh. I'm the one who always insists that all swaps and mingles must have some stamping on them somewhere! I opted for something else, but I may yet do that... I wanted to drag myself away from just using a little stencilling to a background to break it up a bit and add interest. 

I haven't made anything with this, but I'll show it anyway - it was just a play with using two stencils together. I don't like it much but I'm sure it would work better with stencil paste. Life got in the way, so I didn't get back to play some more with the idea...but I did add a bit of text stamping afterwards!

This is just very basic stencilling, with die cuts …

...and this one is just stencilling a flower again, but this time adding a bit of deeper coloured ink to the centre of the flower and with a sort of sunburst stencil beneath, to add some interest to the petals..the border is also stencilled, but the words are stamped and embossed.

This one does have a stamped image and stamped words, but it was a page I'd cut for a mini book, then chose not to use. There was quite a lot of stencilling on it, including the semi circle journaling section, but I added some pearlescent embossing paste stencilling to it before adding the image and words, then stuck it in my journal, so I could enter the Art Journal Journey challenge, which is 'Having Fun'.

This is my first entry for the CAS Stencil Challenge, which is to use Embossing/moulding paste. I used a Gold embossing paste I've had for eons... sponging a little Russet Archival ink to fade it out a little, then adding the die cut word and the flower.

Finally, my original DT piece for the challenge was a simple stencilled background with die cut flowers and stamped text.

You still have another week to enter the Try it on Tuesday challenge - Use a Stencil or Two...or more! We'd love to see you there and I look forward to visiting your blogs 😉

Thank you for dropping in...

I'll be back soon


14 very kind comments from lovely people:

My name is Erika. said...

Cool art Cath! I especially love the dandelion girl. I love how you are creating with no stamps and just stencils. That purple flower card is really shows some wonderful style nd such a great example of no stamps. Hope your day is going well. hugs-Erika

craftytrog said...

A super selection of art Cath! I do love that sweet dandelion girl! xx

WendyK said...

Some fabulous art work Cath, love the page for my theme on Art Journal Journey. Great colours and textures. Thank you again for sharing with us on Art Journal Journey.
Hugs Wendy

Caty said...

Wooowwww your cards are really AMAZING Cath !! I love love them, all !! Love the so beautiful stencils and stamps you have used, love the colours and the gorgeous designs !! Great Artworks !
I wish you a very nice afternoon
Big hugs, Caty

Mrs.B said...

WOW Cath you have been busy - love the colours of your DT card with the black silhouette flowers, so bright and cheerful. Like you I've always included stamping on my cards, but with some of the new dies, especially the wild flower stems, they seem to take centre stage and just need a good background.
Love the mauve stencilled flower, gorgeous.
Avril xx

Meggymay said...

Amazing cards and journal page Cath. I love how you chose to use only stencils on some cards , they look fantastic.
Thank you for the extra inspiration for our TioT's theme today.
Yvonne xx

froebelsternchen said...

These are all amazing cards and I really like this textured super journal page as well dear Cath! Thank you again for sharing your talent with us at Art Journal Journey.
You are a master with stamps AND stencils! That's for sure! ♥♥♥
Happy day!
Happy TioT!
Happy AJJ!

Susi xxx

Julia Aston said...

what a great paste stenciled partial brick wall you created as background for your lovely silhouette black stem and sentiment - all of your stenciling projects are lovely here! thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's amazing how late I am visiting. My apologies, dear Cath. When I saw that you would not be using stamps, I thought you were actually going to create something like I make. No such luck. You couldn't prove it by me that these were not stamps, especially the adorable birthday cards. Simply stunning, dear.

Also beautiful is your journal entry that worked out perfectly because it matched Wendy's theme at Art Journal Journey. Lovely and so much texture, too. Thanks for joining us.

Let's Art Journal said...

What beautiful makes! All the stencilled designs are so inspiring and I love your journal page with the stencilled pearlescent embossing paste 😁. The little girl and sentiment is perfect too! Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊 x

Cathy said...

Looks like you had lots of fun stencilling! Love your brick wall, such a great background for the silhouette flower and sentiment. Thankyou for playing along at CAS Stencil, Cathy x

Neet said...

You are certainly back on a roll and it is good to see so many lovely cards produced by your fair hands. I love the idea of using nothing but stencils - must give that a try but I doubt I would come up with anything like you did.
Love them all, especially the one where you have made the centre of the flower deeper - great use of two stencils to get that effect on the petals. Pure genius.
Hugs, Neet xxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Oooh, there are some real beauties on in this post. I love the journal page and the words are just perfect with that sweet image. The dimension that you've achieved looks terrific too x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! Love the use of stencils here Cath and how you used the stamps with restraint - I probably couldn't resist....maybe I should try!! Chrisxx