Well, hello again!
I'm back today to show some fun I had playing with stencils over the weekend. I LOVE poinsettias, so when I saw that Tim Holz has a stencil featuring the Christmas flower, I bought it. Figuring out what to do with it involved some trial and error and this card was the result.
I began with a Ranger watercolor panel, and attached the stencil with masking tape. Then I did some spritzing and continued until I'd achieved this lovely aqua color. Unfortunately the colors and shimmer are much prettier IRL and don't show up well in my photo. If you enlarge the photo you will see more of the detail.
The only stamping is the sentiment I embossed in silver on the little tag. IRL the white card stock and watercolor paper don't match exactly but it's not as pronounced as in the photo. I used white so that the teal on the flowers could take center stage.
I added a border of silver foil paper from Stampin' Up! and wrapped it up with a bow and a few clear sequins. Never heard of turquoise poinsettias? Ha, come stamp with me and we'll create them!
Below are samples of my other experimentation with the stencil. On the right, I sponged Hero Arts Pale Tomato ink onto watercolor paper.
On the left above, I used texture paste and let it dry. The I put silver acrylic paint on top. This also began as off white watercolor paper, but the spritz of shimmer spray colored the background. It's a nice contrast with the silver. One day I may finish one of these off into a card.
I promised to tell you in yesterday's post about something special going on in my life. Yesterday was a special day - it was my dear husband's last day of work. For good! Yes, Dr B is retiring after his many years of being a dentist, and I'm very very proud and so excited for him!
If you're thinking that this may require some life changes, you are right. Will the transition affect my stamping? For sure. I just don't know how yet. :-> You can know this -- I will keep you posted!
Find delight in your craft.
Make something beautiful!
Stamps: SU - Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: Tim Holz Poinsettias Stencil, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Turquoise Blue, SU - silver foil paper