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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

The ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop

Happy Wednesday .....

And welcome to the  ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop  with the STAMPlorations girls


Today we're showcasing some of the fabulous stencils available from STAMPlorations and giving you some ideas on how to use them.

You can join in the fun too ......  there's prizes up for grabs!
All you need to do is leave a comment here on my blog, and also on the rest of the Design Team blogs to be in with a chance of winning.
Full details of the prizes can be found over on the STAMPlorations Blog

So .... what have I got for you ........ the gorgeous HAPPY FLOWERS stencil ..... I love this!!
This stencil is available in two sizes, the big one is great for using on a canvas or a larger project and the small one .... which is what I've used here ...... is perfect for your cards


I simply rubbed over the back of the stencil using my Distress Ink pads to apply the colour (Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon).  I then spritzed with a little water and  pressed the stencil onto a piece of white card ..... simple!
I love the way the ink spreads and gives this nice mottled effect .... it's a really simple and effective way of using stencils, and no two prints will be exactly the same


Using a paper towel mop up any excess water/ink from the print and leave to dry.

A nice sentiment on the bottom (from the Blooming Buds stamp set) ......


and I finished everything off with a strip of white card, coloured using the same Distress colours, across the bottom of the stencil print ..... hides any uneven edges!

I added a little something to the inside too ....


A bit of smooshing with the same shades of Distress ink .....


Check out what the rest of the Design Team have made.  You'll find links to all our projects here.

Don't forget to leave those comments if you want to be in with a chance of winning one of the prizes.
Commenting closes on the 17th April and the winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations Blog on 19th April.

Happy hopping!

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time

                                 Linda
                                    xx

35 comments:

  1. Loving the soft colours of the card...so beautiful!

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  2. Such a great technique and so perfect for this stencil. Gorgeous colours and always love how you do the inside of your cads too. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  3. What a fab card love the technique and the colours too and the splash of colour inside perfect thanks for sharing.

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  4. Fabulous colour choices and I just love that stencil! xx

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  5. Great card. I love your technique and how you brought the color inside the card too. TFS

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  6. I love how you have used the two colors on your card and left the flowers white. This is so pretty.

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  7. Gorgeous card and I love the colours.It's a great stencil too.
    Avril xx

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  8. Gorgeous card! Thanks for the inspiration to try this technique!

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  9. Fabulous technique, especially with those lovely colours! And the inside...fabulous special touch! Stencil stellar!
    ~carol

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  10. So pretty! Fabulous stencil technique!

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  11. Such a pretty card..love the soft colors

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  12. I love this stencil, Linda & the colours you've used - so very "Spring"!

    Liz M x

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  13. pretty Spring card. Thanks for the inspiration:)

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  14. Beautifully done, Linda! Such a gorgeous mix of colors and you can never go wrong with Happy Flowers :)

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  15. Beautiful effect with this pretty stencil! Love your colors!

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  16. Beautiful! Love the gorgeous colors and effect!

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  17. LOvely monoprint Linda, love that you thought of the inside as well. I am guilty of often neglecting that part of my cards. :)

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  18. beautyful monoprinting ... love it !!!!
    CU hellerlittle

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  19. Very pretty, Linda, in such lovely colors! This is my favorite stencil, too. Granted I don't have a lot of them, but I do love this one and how you've used it! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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  20. Yes, simple and very pretty! Great technique.

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  21. Beautiful - inside and out. What a great inspiration Linda - delightful and a great way to make a card rather quickly too!! j.

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  22. You have inspired me to make another stencil card this time using my Happy Flowers stencil. Don't you just love Stencil Monoprinting :-) Your card is Gorgeous my friend.

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  23. great technique, will have to try!

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  24. Gorgeous design and colours Linda. I love this technique ... and it looks amazing with the flower stencil. I have the large one, which is harder to fit onto cards ... now I can buy a smaller version - YAY! xx

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  25. so many ladies using this stencil and yours is soft and beautifully made with this color combo
    beautiful card!!

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  26. Beautiful colors together!I love that stencil too! Gorgeous!

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  27. OOOH! Fantastic use of a stencil and the clean white impression you made is a tribute to your amazing talent 'cuz I KNOW how that doesn't just happen the first time when I DO IT! Grin LOVE THIS!!!

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  28. Your card is sooooooooo beautifuL

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  29. Beautiful job with a stencil. I love this card!

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  30. Ok youve inspired me to get my stencils out! Lovely colours x

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  31. Beautiful stencil monoprint, Linda! That little matching strip across the bottom adds a perfect finishing touch!

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  32. Never thought of using a stencil like that Linda. Love the outcome. A must try as I have that stencil. Nice choice of colours and great finishing touches at the bottom.

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