ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop – Day Three

Hello again, stencil fans!  It’s day three of the ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop with the STAMPlorations girls!
You can find all the details on the STAMPlorations blog right here.  There might be some prizes…just saying.  Commenting on the STAMPlorations blog, the rest of the design team member’s blogs and my blog just might win you a prize 🙂  Commenting closes April 17 with the winners announced on April 19.

So are you sick of this technique yet?  Just had to try it again but put a different spin on it.  This time, I dried it with my heat gun, dampened it just slightly and dropped more color in with the stencil back in place.  And, I tried to be a bit more loosey goosey with my pen outlines.  Once it was dry, I smudged some glass bead gel over the flowers for a bit of sparkle and dimension.  See those little, blue dots?  That means someone didn’t clean their stencil properly before starting this project 😦

Here’s what I used:
Paper:  SU!, vellum and watercolor
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps:  STAMPlorations Big Greetings
All the other stuff:  ARTplorations Old Rose Prints stencil, Lil’ Inker Stitched Rectangle die, Micron pen, glass bead gel.

Check out what the other STAMPlorations girls have created to inspire you right here.

This is also my reminder card for the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge.  I’m the Featured Designer this month and wanted to share one more card for the challenge.  You’ll find all the details for the CAS Mix Up right here.

STAMPlorations products I used today:

ARTplorations Old Rose Prints                            STAMPlorations Big Greetings
preview-web-stencil-013-old-rose-prints.jpeg                                             preview-SheryRussDesigns-BigGreetings

Back soon with more my sweet friends…

23 thoughts on “ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop – Day Three”

  1. Wow … another beauty with this technique Lee-Anne. I'm going to have to give this a try. LOVE the addition of the glass bead gel to give it some sparkle. Thanks again for being our Featured Designer at CAS Mix Up! xx


  2. Such pretty roses, Lee-Anne! Love the colors and even those tiny blue spots look natural! I'll bet that glass bead gel really sparkles IRL! Thanks so much for joining our CAS Mix Up team this month! You are such an inspiration!


  3. you did perfectly with this stencil
    this one I have too
    and now you made me want to make a card and stop the hop (your fault haha)
    great interpretation I enjoy hop on your blog today
    Monika from Germany


  4. We obviously have similar tastes in our STAMPlorations stencils, because this one is also in my collection! Tire of this technique? Not a chance; I continue to be starstruck with the impressive results! If only a bit of your expertise with watercolouring would rub off on me, I'd be ecstatic! Going to give this a try…fingers tightly crossed I'll have something 'show-able'. As always, in awe…


  5. Nope not sick of this technique…Your card is so wispy, artsy and so gorgeous. Love the addition of the beads and what finishes it off is those little blue dots!!! Gorgeous creative card x Thank you for the inspiration x


  6. Oh my word Lee-Ann – this card is gorgeous using this stencil. The colours you achieved in the flowers is beautiful, and I love the added sparkle. I saw this stencil used on a card Loll did and she directed me to your card as well. I am moving that stencil up my wish list. Thanks for sharing your technique.


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