Hello, I hope everyone’s had a good Tuesday, thanks for the kind comments on my blog posts last night. Much to my delight, my friend Sarita in California gifted me a place on Stencilled, the new class from OnlineCardClasses.com for Christmas. Class finally began last Friday & we’ve had four days of fantastic video tutorials. I’m two days behind, but I’ll be making more cards over the next few days & at the weekend too, no doubt. Here are my cards from Day One; Inking & Misting.
I had a lovely time making the first six cards but when I came to the final lesson from Day One I got stuck. The lesson was all about layering stencils & my first effort is so atrocious that I am NOT exposing it to public ridicule. My second attempt is MUCH better. Well, I think it is.
I started with layering the Crafters’ Workshop reverse honeycomb stencil over the Blazonry stencil & applied Shaded Lilac DI. I got a very uneven result, which I wanted. I removed the honeycomb stencil & applied Weathered Wood DI through the Blazonry stencil. Then I sat & pondered until I thought of this flower stencil by Wendy Vecchi. I’m not exaggerating when I say that the clouds parted & the angels sang (well, maybe a little….) as it all suddenly became clear & I knew what I was going to do…….
I coloured the flower with Wendy’s Cornflower Blue & Fern Green Archival inks, applied Scattered Straw DI through the CWS Tile Texture stencil & used the cap of my spritzer bottle with Fired Brick DI to make the circles. I added the greeting (Inkadinkado, I think) & voila, finished! I like this card A LOT & I thoroughly enjoyed the first day of class.
Thanks for looking, I’ll be back tomorrow night with my cards for Day Two.