Saturday, 24 December 2016

Layered background!

Helloooooo I feel so privileged to be part of the Stencil Girl's Christmas Blog Hop!! You will find all the details you need below to enter the 'giveaway' :).


GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive a $75 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a £50 Gift Certificate for PaperArtsy!!

Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your chance to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)

You have until Friday, December 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced onStencilGirl's Facebook page and PaperArtsy's blog on Sunday, January 1.


Without further ado below is my contribution of using one of my own PaperArty's stamp sheets with some of the fabulous Stencil Girl's stencils :).

One of the things that I really got into a few years ago after being a bit dubious of them was stencils and since then I tend to use them with most of my creations. I love how they can add texture and interest in an entirely different way to when we use stamps for this same purpose.


For this card I chose to incorporate four different stencils by Stencil Girl Products to create all my background interest and kept the stamps purely to add all my foreground imagery. (Often I will use stamps to add further background interest but due to all the layering with the stencils I felt it wasn't required here.)

I chose to combine my EKC03 stamp set along with the fabulous stencils by Stencil Girl Products.


So.....................here's how I went about creating the card!

 Step One: Paint a 10.5x21cm white panel with Fresco Finish Dusty Teal paint. Ensure the panel is dry then mask off sections of the top and base with sticky notes. (I masked off approx 2cm at the top and 3.5cm at the base.

 Step Two: Take the large L169 Crackle stencil, place over the panel and sponge through Snowflake Fresco Finish paint. Heat set.

 Step Three: Place the top edge of the S142 Bubbles stencil with the edge of the top sticky note and tape into position with low tack tape. Add another sticky note at the base of the stencil then sponge through Hint of Mint Fresco Finish paint. Heat set.

 Step Four: Remove the stencil and extra sticky note and low tack tape and sponge a very light layer of Hint of Mint over the panel between the two original sticky notes.

 Step Five: Stencil in some foliage using S078 Swatton Flowers along with Dusty Teal Fresco Finish. (As you can see I used some low tack tape to mask off certain areas of the stencil.)

 Step Six: Here's what it now looks like. After evaluating it I decided that there wasn't enough contrast in colour between my first two stencils - the crackle one and the bubbles one.)

 Step Seven: So...........I popped the bubbles stencil back over my previous stencilled circles and once again held it in place with some low tack tape and added an extra sticky note to the base before sponging through Beach Hut Fresco Finish - directly on top of the circles I had previously stencilled with Hint of Mint.

 Step Eight: After heat setting I then began stamping my composition with Jet Black Archival onto the panel; still with the original two sticky notes in place. I also stamped two images of the daisy heads  and some butterflies onto a piece of Smoothy card.

 
 Step Nine: I painted the imagery on the panel and the extra stamped bits using Fresco Finish paints in Snowflake, Dolly Mix, Amethyst, South Pacific, Zesty Zing, Pumpkin Soup and Pearl Glaze (for the butterfly wings).

 Step Ten: Heat set the panel. Remove the sticky notes and this time use them to mask off the stamped part of the panel. Take the S279 Night Sky stencil and sponge through Dolly Mix Fresco Finish to decorate the top and base areas of the panel. Heat set.

 Step Eleven: Paint a strip of Snowflake Fresco Finish along the base of the panel, heat set and then stamp the wording with Jet Black Archival ink. Add some doodled lines using a 0.3mm black multi-liner where the different parts of the panel meet each other and under the wording and then paint between these lines with Snowflake Fresco Finish.

Step Twelve: Add some shadowing around the stamped imagery using a Black Soot Distress Marker and lightly add some colour to the wording using Mustard Seed and Seedless Preserves Distress Markers. Take an opaque white pen and colour in the middles of the Dolly Mix stars.

 Step Thirteen: Adhere the panel to a same size card blank. Cut out and mount the daisy heads and butterflies to the panel and add some Stardust glitter glue for sparkle!


Many thanks for visiting! I hope you like the finished item!

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107 comments:

Helen said...

Such a gorgeous card, Kay. Love the stencils and the flowers are beautifully painted.

Caz said...

Love the colour combo and the pretty flowers....now I have more stamps and stencils I need to buy!!

Kathy S said...

Absolutely stunning - what a wonderful offering for this special give away.

Team Clark said...

Oh my gosh Kay! I just love your paint process here. This is one more beautiful card, so artistic and beautifully arranged.

Fiona D said...

A lovely card and I really like the idea of using the sticky notes to blank off a portion when stenciling.

Glenda Hoagland said...

This is so lovely. I want those stamps; however, the shading you incorporated makes the flowers literally jump off the page. Thanks so much for sharing.

Glenda Hoagland said...

Gorgeous project

Louise Thériault said...

Hi Kay, loved your card, It will inspire me for my next project, Happy Holidays from Canada :)

sam21ski said...

Fab background x

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Ohhh this is beautiful Kay!! And the layers of stencils looks superb!! ~ Leandra

Tammy L. Sexton said...

This is soo stunning and I love the 3D elements

Lin said...

lovely project Kay I love it x

Steven said...

Looks like I'm first! Wonderful background stenciling, layers and layers of subtle colours... love the project. Thanks for sharing. Joyeux noël

Sandee Setliff said...

Your card is beautiful and I love the way you combined the stamps and stencils together!

Beth in IL said...

Oh! I just love this card! All the stencil layers and then using the stamps as the focal.

Sharon Jonquil said...

Lovely stencil layering, thanks for sharing!

craftytrog said...

Beautiful card Kay!
Alison xxx

Beverley said...

I love the layers provided by the stencils, and the contrast of the flowers stamps. The white brings it alive.
Bevtextart (at) btinternet (dot com)

Julie said...

I think everything about this is awesome, but what really struck me was your fearless layering of stencils and the great effects from doing so. Thanks for sharing!

Pamela Levingston said...

I love all the layers. Your card is beautiful.

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

The magic in this is the use of white!

Jean said...

Just love this!!

Jean said...

JUst love this""

Kathyk said...

Such lush layering and colours .. just swung by from the PA blog to admire your work

Seasons Greetings

Kathyk

CraftyHope said...

Those layers are so very dreamy! As soon as I saw your finished card, I was mesmerized by all the layering in the background. I'm so glad you shared your process. Very inspiring!!

PurpleDancingQueen said...

What beautifully delicate images! Lovely

Arty Beginnings said...

Gorgeous- absolutely gorgeous as usual - you always produce artwork with lots of interest but also so beautifully delicate - love it. Rachel

PurpleDancingQueen said...

Lovely delicate images and good colours!

catherine said...

This is such a beautiful project and love how you have used the products.
catherine

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE these Kay! Gorgeous stamps (need them!) and stencils (need them!), and these Fresco paints are great too!

suzieq23 said...

Number One comment. Lucky me!! Love your flower art work today. So pretty. I have really had fun following this blog hop with my two fave companies, Paper Artsy and Stencil Girl. Thanks for your inspiration.
suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

Jane said...

What a fab background for your gorgeous flowers. I love it! Merry Christmas x

butterfly said...

Beautiful colours and layers, Kay, and great step-out photos too, thank you.
Alison x

Crafty Claire said...

Gorgeous project. Really delicate but still with strong colours xx

sally said...

Wow, very fun and lovely colours! Merry Christmas

Sally

Irena Stefanova said...

What beautiful project! Love the buterflies
Wishing you a very happy and blessed Christmas!

susan berkowitz said...

Beautiful background! I love the card. Thanks for the project idea.

Squiddy said...

Lovely card

Claire said...

Lovely project Kay, love how your background was built up and also how your flowers really stand out against it. Claire X

HelenM said...

It is beautiful!! Thanks for the step by step. really love the background!!

postalorphan said...

Love love love how you layered all the stencils - beautiful!

Linda said...

What a stunning design. I love all the detail and you've created in the background. Have a fabulous Christmas xx

Kathy said...

Oh Kay! What a fabulous step by step tutorial of your creative process! Ihave the Fresco paints so now i need your stamps and stencils! Thank you for the loads of inspiration!

Shay said...

This is one I wish I could hold in my hand and study!! I love your layers!! Thank you for the tips.

Kathy said...

Wow Kay! I loved your process of building up your layers for the backround. What a fabulous way to showcase the use of your lovely flowers. Thanks for this awesome tutorial using PaperArtsy and Stencil Girl products.

Poetryqn said...

Beautiful, beautiful layers. Thanks for the really clear and inspiring tutorial!
Poetryqn(at)optonline(dot)net

godzillagamer awsome said...

Wow love the depth on this...I think the shading on the stems and flower background really set them off. Thanks for great ideas!

Leanne said...

I love all the layers in the background. So rich!

Kathy said...

Beautiful layering for your background. I have realized i stop too soon when creating my masterboards. Thank you for the step by step tutorial! I can't wait to try these ideas on paper!

mamablitger said...

Oh this is so pretty. Love what you created. Such lovely colors. These flowers look so pretty and so totally different than those on the stamp.
Yours remind me more of spring.
Thank you for sharing. Interesting to seer how you created the background..
Hugs from Monica .... Spain

Roz M. said...

Your layered, stencilled backgrounds are gorgeous, and perfectly showcase your fab stamped images. Thanks for sharing your creativity - such an inspiration!

Glennis said...

What a stunning result - thanks for the how-to!

Kristiina Majuri said...

Love the way those flowers pop up from the background!

christine nardone said...

love the colour combos. a great project.

Frieda Oxenham said...

Lovely layering and the flowers are the perfect finishing touch.

PiHi said...

Just love this! There´s so many layers and beautiful colors. Thank you for sharing.

archivedmemories said...

Beautiful card. Love the layered stencil technique. Thanks so much.

Jill McDowell said...

All I can say is if I received this card it would be hanging on my wall! Just beautiful!

Bohemian Craftsody said...

I like the 3D effect you achieved!

Denise Spillane said...

This is a rear project. The combo of stencils and stamps is wonderful. I am falling in love with the paints too.

Textile Recycler said...

I love how all of those layers come together. Beautiful.

jean keay said...

Kay, your work always makes me smile! Love how the flowers pop from the background. Thanks for sharing. Jean.x

Coco said...

Wow, beautiful card and project, love love your subtle multi-layered background using these 4 stencils... Your stamps are really beautiful and make a great addition.
Thanks for the detailed step-by-step, fantastic.
Wishing you btw a Merry Christmas! x

Trish said...

So beautiful Kay, the layered background is perfect for the flowers that pop on top. Thank you for sharing x

Jakki said...

It never ceases to amaze me how much texture and depth stencils can give your work. I have to work on making mine look good instead of one hot mess!!! I'll just keep on trying - it's so much fun!

Cathy said...

Love this stamp set and absolutely love your project. One of my favs.

Cathy said...

Beautiful project, thanks for the tutorial on how you made it, I love the background.

Saraccino said...

The background is so great! :)

Jeannette v.D. said...

Wauw, Great project. Love the layering with the stencils. Beautifull stamps too.

Mickie said...

Love the card and thank you for showing how you build up texture in the background with the stencils. xx

Bernice Piotrowski said...

Great job layering the stencils. I like the dimension. Who wouldn't want to get this card?!

craftimamma said...

Lovely layering with the stencils. The flowers arranged on top stand out beautifully from the background. Xx

Craftyfield said...

I love layering stencils too! Gorgeous card.

Gail T said...

Love your color combination!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Kay, luvin' the flowers stamp and how you used it! Great use of paint, stencils and stamps!

Sarah B said...

Love the gorgeous background. My favourite colours too xx

Mary Holshouser said...

Christmas Day was so gloomy and overcast.
this card would have brightened up the day.
Love the card - reminds me that spring is
coming and I can't wait.
thanks for sharing.
Hope your Christmas was wonderful and
you have a Happy New Year

Kathy White said...

Beautiful card! Love that background!

Lauren Hatwell said...

What a beautiful project! I thoroughly enjoyed your amazing step outs too. Lx

KatheD said...

this is beautiful, the layers are so lovely and the step-by-step achievement is much appreciated

Siobhan Brignull said...

beautiful card and a reminder of a simple but effective technique, Masking, thanks

Nan said...

What wonderful layering! And a very useful reminder about masking with sticky notes!

Catherine Lenoci said...

I love everything about your project!

Rebecca Tilinski said...

Easy to leave a positive comment on this! Love the way you layered the stencils, and the colorful card that resulted.

Mary C. Nasser said...

What a delightful card, Kay! I love the colors, depth and dimension! So wonderful seeing your process! Happy you are on the hop with us! xo

Amanda said...

Those flowers are SO gorgeous!

Michelle S. said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing your process.

Michelle Smith, MI

Yvonne said...

Beautiful! I especially like the limited palette but variety of patterns on your background!

Nicole said...

How gorgeous. The variety of stencils and the layers of paint add so much dimension to your fabulous stamps... plus all the little details... I love it!

Nicole said...

How gorgeous. The variety of stencils and the layers of paint add so much dimension to your fabulous stamps... plus all the little details... I love it!

Doudoulina said...

Stunning card! You explain your process so well too! Love the background tone-on-tone layering and how it makes the main elements pop. Beautiful!

Andrene Smith said...

Absolutely beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your detailed process :)

Kim Dellow said...

Totally gorgeous Kay! Love your layering!

Wendy M said...

Oh my word! This is stunning, Kay. You're flowers are totally gorgeous xx 😊

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is fabulous! Love how you layered the stencils!

Sarah Anderson said...

love, love. love the colour combos in those stencil layers; beautiful projec

McStamper said...

Love the stamps and your project is gorgeous. Beautiful colors.

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the stencilling and your stamps are awesome! They are on my wish list! xxx

Kirsten said...

Such a lovely card. The background is perfect for those pretty flowers.

Bibliofil said...

What a great tutorial and lovely card!
Thank you for sharing!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful project! I really like that Stamp set!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful project! I really like that Stamp set!!

mcsuetx said...

Winter hasn't even come to the South but the card expresses the coming of springtime. How exciting and inspiring. Thank you

Lucy Edmondson said...

How gorgeous kay, I love the teal and lilac combo, beautiful project,
Lucy x

Choka said...

What a pretty card. Love that idea of masking the top and bottom of it.

Jan from Wyoming said...

The colors in your project are favorites of mine. I also like the flower stamps. The layering was very nice. I am impressed! Thanks for sharing your project. :-)

alice k. said...

I loved to see your process of layering. Thank you for sharing!