Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Back to stencil paint

 This takes me back - stencilling!  It's been a long time since I did any of this, but I saw these templates at the NEC and bought some stencils, stencil paint and some 3D paste. 

This is my first attempt, so it's not perfect, but I like the effect and will keep going to get it right.  I used a digi download for the background. I think it has just the right subtle look.

Below is a close up to try and let you see the raised, textured look it has.

And for the one below, I used just black stencil paint onto gold mirror card (very difficult to photograph).  Both cards were great fun to do.

I think they both look better IRL, but I thought I'd share them with you.

I'm going to enter both of these into the thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge which has a theme of 'Our feathered friends'.



Aunty Sue said...

really lovely and I cant see anything wrong so think you got them perfect 1st time.

Julie said...

They both look great to me

McCrafty's Cards said...

both of these are fabulous, I love them.
Kevin xx

Vicky said...

They are both fabulous hun...

have a great evening..hugs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

They're both gorgeous Sue! The first one is my favourite. xx

Suze Bain said...

These are gorgeous Sue, love the oriental feel the second one has but have to say the bird cages are wow! x

Elaine Stark said...

They look fabulous to me. Elaine

Vicky said...

Wow Sue. These are both stunning!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards. I tried this once and made such a mess I gave up :o)
Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

so pretty - its a technique/product Ive never used,think I might have to invest!

Bea said...

Beautiful cards :o)

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week


Jo Davies said...

Beautiful work Sue love them, both look fab to me! Jo xxx

Curlybear said...

Oh my word these are very a beautiful creations, and such a lovely design and layout,and I love the soft colour tones,

Thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 129
Our Feathered Friends,

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabby card

Thanks for joining "Our feathered friends" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Andie's Space said...

These look fabulous. I love the silhouettes & the gorgeous colour shemes. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
Andie xx

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

I LOVE your pink card - it is so stunning!