Friday, 20 April 2018

Crafty Weekend Makes #1 - Stencil background

Hello! Did everyone have a good Easter break, despite the weather? I hope no one is melting too much with the sudden mini heatwave that has come upon us. Towards the end of the Easter holidays, I took myself off for a mini break at lovely Steph's house where we met up with lovely Lisa and spent a lot of time chatting, eating and crafting. Often at these events, I don't do a lot of crafting, mostly talking, but I surprised myself and I ended up making three cards and even tried out some new techniques. Somehow being in a different environment really helps!

I watched Ale Suta's video where she showed how to do this stencil background technique and it really inspired me to try it myself. I borrowed one of Lisa's stencils and several distress ink colours from Steph I don't have and blended away on a piece of Winsor and Newton Bristol Smooth I'd taken with me. I then cut it out with a stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp.

The stamp is one of my NBUS from Simon Says Stamp which I've just coloured with some Copic markers. 

I just fussy cut the images and adhered it to the background with a bit of foam to add some dimension. I just attached it to a white card blank.

It was so nice to get away and do some crafting and I'm really hoping it will become an annual thing. I shall post cards two and three over the next week. On Sunday I'm off to my Copic 4 class. Time to clean them I think!

Hope you enjoy the sunshine we have for now. Happy Crafting!


Michelle Short said...

Love this, Ruth! That background is fabulous! Have a great time at Copic class xx

Lisa Tilson said...

It's fab Ruth! I was chatting so much I didn't even realise it was my stencil. LOL!!!! Love the bold colour - looks great with the grey cityscape. And yay for using NBUS - we all did well on that front didn't we! Your Copic colouring also looks so good, lovely blending of the greys. Not sure Steph will want us annually haha!! Xx

Cal Shrive said...

Lovely card Ruth, loving the background 😍

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