Monday, 4 November 2019

The last CAS Stencil challenge of the year ......

Happy Monday evening .......

Welcome to the last CAS Stencil Challenge for 2019.
All the CAS DTs are taking a little break for December, but don't worry all you stencil fans, we'll be back in January 2020 with more fun challenges.

It's my pleasure to be hosting for November, and there's a real fun technique theme for you ...... Stencil Monoprinting

If you haven't tried this technique before please give it a go, it's so much fun to do.
It's a different way of using your stencils.  Instead of applying your inks or paints etc., THROUGH your stencil designs, apply them DIRECTLY ONTO your stencils.  Spritz with a little water and then use your inked up stencil to create fabulous monoprints.
You can even be lucky sometimes and get more than one good print, depends on your ink or paint, and how much water you've used.  Even you card can make a difference.
Try out a few different mediums and also different stencils.  The mylar ones are great, but the metal stencils work really well too.

I used a metal one for my inspiration piece, from Sweet Poppy Stencils. Top quality stainless steel, and gorgeous designs ..... this one is called Snowflake Baubles

I sprinkled the stencil with a tiny amount of Brusho (Turquoise & Ost. Blue) and then spritzed with quite a bit of water to activate the colours.

I then laid my stencil onto a piece of white cardstock, covered it with a piece of paper towel and gently smoothed over the design, applying a little pressure to make sure the colour underneath spread across the card.
You won't always get a perfect design, and no two prints will ever be the same but I quite like this, especially with these snowflakes .....

After removing the stencil, I blotted away any excess ink and left the design to dry.

A simple sentiment was all it needed to finish off ......

And I added some fine crystal glitter to each of the snowflakes to give a pretty festive sparkle.

The challenge is open until November 24th so there's lots of time to play along.

Check out the Challenge Blog for more fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and also our lovely Guest Designer this month ....... Lucie (Lucie G Cards)

Happy stenciling!

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

Cheerio until next time ......

Products used:
Stencils: Snowflake Bauble (Sweet Poppy Stencils)
Stamps: Wonder Collection (Penny Black - I think this was free with a craft mag a couple of years ago) 
Inks: Versafine Clair - Nocturne; Brusho - Turquoise, Ost Blue
Others: Quickie Glue Pen; Fine crystal glitter


  1. Such a beautiful card and a unique and artsy look to it Linda. Vibrant and fabulous card and the effect is so striking....loving the bling too x.

  2. Your snowflakes are gorgeous, Linda! I love the effects of Brushos and how you added a touch of sparkle with crystal glitter, too! Thanks so much for selecting this technique for us this month...I had a lot of fun with it ~ Barb xx

  3. Love this Linda. The sparkle on the snowflakes is wonderful. Great card.

  4. A simply gorgeous mono print Linda, that is one really lovely stencil and I never thought to sprinkle Brushos for this on my to do list.. the added glitter adds some sparkly magic.. fabulous card and thanks for hosting this cool challenge, hugs Robyn

  5. Beautiful and artsy snowflake baubles, Linda. Love the sparkle from your glitter snowflakes.
    Stencil Monoprinting is my favourite stencil technique. So happy you picked it for our final challenge of the year. xx

  6. Gorgeous glittery monoprint snowflakes, Linda. I love your blue and turquoise Brushos choices for your ink. Gorgeous monoprint image! TFS and hosting this fun challenge, Linda. Hugs..Nancy

  7. Beautiful card Linda, would never have thought to try this with a metal stencil! the crystal glitter was the perfect finishing touch too, so pretty, Cathy x

  8. What a beautiful snowflake stencil to use with this technique Linda! LOVE the added sparkle on the snowflakes - so pretty in the blue and white! This was a fun challenge and I'm going to try it with other stencils I have! xx

  9. Beautiful Linda, I especially love the touch of sparkle on the snowflakes :)

  10. This is a great challenge, Linda! I love the way the snowflake images show and the irregular edges! And the sparkle is just fabulous!

  11. This just great, I love the colour. I hadn't thought of using brusho paints for this technique, will have to try it xx


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