I am LOVE, LOVE, LOVing the new Online Card Class "Stenciled"! I did not think that using stencils was going to be so exciting - Wow I really am a craft geek :) There are lots of fabulous techniques shown today, but the one that really caught my eye, was the stencil "tracing" that Kristina Werner demo'd. I love the sketchy hearts juxtaposed with the bold black sentiment. It created a beautiful contrast. I created two cards inspired by Kristina's.
I made my stencil by cutting a heart background out of a transparency with my Silhouette. I have this great sentiment set from Uniko Studios that I knew would be the perfect pairing for this technique. It is called "All Occasion Sentiments 3". I wanted a Valentine for my best friend - I her and want her to know it! So, this card was created. I stamped the sentiment with Ranger Archival Black - I have to mention that these Uniko stamps are beautiful to work with; they are deeply cut and create the crispest images. Then I placed the stencil over and coloured in the little hearts with my Derwent Inktense pencils - just like Kristina showed us. I love the result and the contrast of colour with the bold black sentiment is fab - Perfect for the CASology challenge "Contrast".
But then I had a brainwave - what if I used my Wink of Stella Glitter markers?! So I redid it and made it even more CAS. I love the bold on bold (colour and black) contrasted with the white background. The glitteriness of the hearts was difficult to capture with my camera, but the shimmer in real life is yummy! I am just so thrilled with my creations! Thanks so much for stopping by.