Wednesday, 9 March 2016

My first lot of samples for Sweet Poppy Stencils .........

Happy Wednesday (what's left of it)

It's a bit of a late one from me ..... it's been a busy day. What with all the usual day to day stuff, DT projects to get done and then I had to pick the little man up from school.  It's been a lovely day though ..... blue skies and sunshine, at last .... yeah!!!

I've got the house to myself this evening ..... well me and the little man, but he's away in the land of nod!  Hubby's out .... gone to watch the football at the pub with Chris ...... Chelsea vs PSG ..... and looking at the score .... it's not going to end well!  

Did any of you see the lovely Lucy from Sweet Poppy Stencils on the TV yesterday?  If you did you may have seen some of my samples made using those gorgeous new stencils.  If you didn't ....... and would like to see some of what I created then read on .......

This was the first lot of work I've done for Sweet Poppy so I was a little bit nervous at seeing my stuff on Create & Craft again. You all seemed to love the new designs ..... everything was selling quickly.
My favourite I think was the beautiful Black Orchid ..... such a fabulous design ..... a nice size too.  I kept things really simple ..... classic black and white for a pretty piece of home decor

Both of the canvas have been painted with black gesso ....... I love the matt finish.
The Black Orchid was then stenciled onto the smaller canvas using the Glossy White Stencil Paste, and then I added some Crystalina Satin Fine Glitter over the top whilst the paste was still wet

To  add a little more interest to the design, I used the stencil again, this time onto the large canvas, just across diagonal facing corners with the Glossy Black Stencil Paste.  I love the shiny black on the matt background ..... I think it looks so elegant.
(sorry about the photo quality .....  the lighting was not good when I took these.  Trust me the canvas is black!)

Once everything was dry I then mounted the small canvas onto the large one
(NOTE ... if you're doing this, put some holes into the large canvas, underneath where the smaller one is going to sit, and thread some string or something to hang the canvas with BEFORE mounting the smaller one!)

I finished off by adding a simple stamped word to the bottom of the small canvas

Using the same stencil, but a completely different design ...... a pretty layered tag

You know I love my tags and when I saw this layered design I just had to give it a go.
I came across it on the Ranger Blog ......  a lady called Debbie Tlach was doing a demo using the brand new Distress Crayons (my first set have just arrived in the old craft room .... can't wait to have a play!! - notice I said 'first' set ..... no doubt there will be more!)
Anyhow .... this was my take on her fabulous design

I simply coloured a large tag using my Distress Inks ...... swiped the inks onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and then smooshed my tag across the colour. I did this until the tag was covered and I was happy with the depth of colour

You can see I also stamped onto the background using a script stamp and one of the colours of Distress used for the background
I then stenciled the Black Orchid using the Glossy Black Stencil Paste again and left it to dry before adding my words to the front.

I cut a larger tag and using the same colours of Distress I smooshed the inks onto the card only this time not as intense.
I used the same script stamp in the background and added that gorgeous Black Orchid again .....

There's also a little hidden message on there too ......

Another of the new stencils was the pretty Honeysuckle Circle

Again this was so simple but I love how it turned out.

I simply stenciled the design onto a piece of white cardstock using the Glossy White Paste and let it dry.
I then sprinkled over the design with Brushos (I think it was Rose Red and Yellow) and spritzed with water to active the colour, mopping up any excess with a piece of kitchen roll.
See how the paste has held on to some of the colour ........

Using a fine tip glue pen I then went over the design and sprinkled the fine Crystalina Glitter over the top ..... you can still see the colour through the glitter, it just gives it a pretty delicate look

Just look at all the detail in these stencils  ....... they are definitely the best metal stencils on the market (in my opinion anyway!)

I added a stamped greeting onto the front and mat and layered with co-ordinating cardstock ..... easy!

I'll leave you with another very classic, CAS design ..... I really don't think this needs much more

 Elegant black and white, with just a touch of gold on there ......

Finished with some simple words .....

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.
I believe the football has finished ..... and like I said it didn't end well.  My boys are out of the Champions League .... sigh!!!

I'll be back tomorrow with the rest of my Sweet Poppy show samples

Cheerio until then



  1. Absolutely gorgeous samples Linda, love them all but I think the first one is my favourite. The orchid is beautiful and I love the glossy black on the matt black too. Cant wait to see more tomorrow !
    Hugs, Kaz x

  2. Hi Linda, I did watch the Sweet Poppy programme last night (had to record it) & loved your samples, particularly the black orchid & honeysuckle circle. I agree, Sweet Poppy stencils are the best - I have LOADS of them & always have a chat with Lucy at the shows & I can see I'm going to NEED a couple more. Lovely cards & fabulous ideas - I can see I'll become a regular follower of your blog.
    all the best,

    Liz M x

  3. WOW Linda your creations with stencils are simply stunning...the glitter looks sooo beautiful
    Ps : I am having a celebration on my blog with lots of prizes...please do drop in when you can.Here is the link : 5 Million Page-views Celebration

  4. I am sorry I missed the show now, your samples are wonderful Linda. I think you will be getting more of the crayons, soon, they are amazing in my humble opinion! Hugs, Anne xx


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