Hello. The ABC Christmas Challenge has reached the letters ‘S’ and ‘T’. Our prompts for these letters are S for Stencil, and T for Two. As long as they are Christmas creations and follow our theme, then you’re good. Here are my cards:
The first card is using several stencils actually. It didn’t start out that way, but that’s how it went. The central poinsettia image and the background image are stencils from Uniko. It involved a lot of masking – a lot! I also used a Hero Arts alignment stencil for part of the masking process too.
I first used the alignment tool to make the square on the card base, then added the poinsettia stencil. then masked around it, then used Distress Oxide to create the purple flower in the centre.
Some change of the masking, I then did the green – but when I finished the card I didn’t like the green – which is why there is a frame around the flower…..
All sorts of masking, using itty bitty pieces of post-it notes as these gave me the angles and the movement I needed. In the end I also stenciled the background, using the little square mask from the Hero Arts stencil set – and even more post-it notes for the bottom edge.
As I didn’t like the green, I created a frame using some stitched square dies, then ink blended the same pink oxide so it matched.
The second card has an ink blended background, splattered with water, then when it was dry I stamped the Hero Arts ‘Winter Swirls’ background stamp with white pigment ink.
The snowmen are from Hero Arts also – coloured with Copics, some white detail for the scarves, and placed as if they were in a blizzard……..
I hope you can come and join us for our Christmas themes this time round – I hope to see you in our gallery. xx
I shall be entering the following challenges:
Creative Fingers Challenge – anything goes
Jingle Belles Rock – photo inspiration
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge – anything goes Christmas
Krafty Chicks Challenge – occasions
52 CCT – Christmas and stencils
Christmas Craft Creations – Christmas and non-traditional colours