|Not a kitty pic, but isn't this bed set gorgeous????|
I am here with a card for this week's MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge which asks us to stamp over a stencil. This fabulous tutorial by Pat Garvin shows how!
I also had just been looking at the Make ART Challenge Blog which features Wendy Vecchi's art. I saw that their current challenge is to create something, using her line of products, inspired by some of the new releases on her blog. That sounded like fun! I looked on her blog and was super-inspired by the blues and purples in her samples using the new Stamp It Stencil It sets (Floral Collage and Water Lily). I grabbed my Stamper's Anonymous - Wendy Vecchi - Build a Bloom - Stamp It Stencil It set and went to work combining these two challenges. :)
I stenciled over a scrap piece of DCWV patterned paper with the flower and the foliage stencils, using Distress Ink in Broken China and Shaded Lilac. Then I stamped over the flowers with the cracked background from my Mark's Finest Papers - Background Fun stamp set using Distress Ink in Dusty Concord. (Do you like the cracked effect? I wasn't sure at first, but it has grown on me and now I really do!)
As is my usual style, I made a very simple sentiment panel from a scrap of white cardstock to accompany this pretty background. I stamped my Quietfire Designs - Rough-Hewn Thank You (Mini) with the same Dusty Concord DI and heat embossed it with clear powder. Everything was matted with and mounted on purple cardstock. Some synthetic shimmery raffia from my stash finished it all up. I totally LOVE how this card turned out. I adore the soft look of the stenciling over the patterned paper. Hope you like it, too!!!
I did some other stamping over stenciling, too. Some turned out pretty good and some not-so-great. Ha! (Back to the scrap heap with them to be remade into something else at a later date!! lol...) I want to thank Pat for the wonderful challenge theme. This awesome technique is one that I will want to play with again!!!
Hope you are all having a great week and getting ready for a lovely weekend!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #278 - Stamp over Stencil
2. Make ART September Challenge - New Product Inspiration
3. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #200 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
4. Pixie's Snippets Playground Week #193 - Use Snippets
5. DL.ART September Challenge Linky - Anything Goes
6. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use a Stamp and Blog Hop
ETA because I wanted to give this card to the recipient first....and I know she visits my blog sometimes!! A sweet friend helped us out in the Rabies Vaccine Clinic we held in our community recently. She likes purple, so I had made this for her. Thanks, Christy!
7. The Paper Girls Challenge - Grateful/Thankful