June 21, 2015


When Stencils made a come back I wasn't all that into using them.  Not sure why really, I like to stamp and color my images with watercolor pencils and stenciling just didn't seem to fit my creativity world.  Well, then on 2 different occasions people sent me stencils and then I actually bought a stencil and now I'm diving in.

As it turns out there are 2 challenges this week where we are inspired to use stencils:

Less is More - week 229 - Theme - Stenciling

AAA Cards - game 42 - Paste and/or Stencils

I used the "ghosting" technique described by Anita on the Less is More blog.  You ink your paper (I used 3 different inks on each card), you then lay your stencil over the inked paper and spritz with water.  You wait 30 seconds and dab the paper with a paper towel.

I love the effect this gave to my 2 cards and am so happy Anita's pretty card inspired me to try this technique.

Happy you stopped by today, stencils are now on my radar :)


Laurie Unger said...

Wow! Nice job on both of these! Thanks for sharing!

Kathyk said...

Two simply splendid cards, I love the warm colour of the first and the fab feather of the second


Cindy C. said...

Both turned out very beautifully!! Must give that a technique a try!!

Linda Beeson said...

What great accents to your cards, so glad you could join us at AAA Cards

Victoria Lavender said...

They're both pretty cool and it looks like you had fun during their creation. Way to go! Thanks for playing AAA Cards "Paste & or Stencil". Cheers, Victoria Lavender

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Beautiful cards Lucille and fantastic work with your stencils.
I'm thrilled you were inspired by Anita's brilliant technique and it's great to see your cards in the galleries at LIM and AAA Cards.
Thanks so much. Sarah x

Neets B said...

Thanks so much for the shout out and so glad I inspired you to have a play with your stencils. And what lovely work you produced, I love both of these.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Chrissie said...

Wow what vibrant stencilling Lucille!
These look great!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Beate Rauer said...

2 great cards! Wonderful colors!

Carole Dion said...

LOVE the shading on both of your card !!

Heather North said...

Love your color choices for both cards!

Kathy C said...

Love both your beautiful cards, must give this technique a go.
Kathy xx

Anne said...

Catching up on my comments, sorry this is so late!
Gorgeous vivid inking Lucille, love them both!

Thanks for joining us last week
Less is More

Jill Vickers said...

Very pretty cards - I really like the subtlety of the ghosting technique you used! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards! Jill

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Love the technique you used. The color choices are great. Your cards turned out beautifully. Thanks for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards.