Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Got the Blues!

Today I'm posting my project here and on the Bubbly Funk Blog which is worth visiting as there are lots of ideas and inspiration to be found there!

I've only used a section of a much bigger stencil to make this one, and lots of lovely blue tones in ink and glitter gel.

I used Distress Inks in several blue shades for this project, and started by giving a piece of white card  about the same size as my card front (15cms sq) a very light inking with the palest of the colours.

When dry I selected the area of the stencil I wanted to focus on and taped it down in the middle of the inked card.  I masked it  off to leave an area a good few cms larger than the aperture I would cut in the card front.

Next I added colours until I was happy with the effect. I didn't want it to be a consistent colour so it was all about adding the different inks gradually.

It seemed to need something out came the Sparkle Medium - I mixed a couple of colours together and applied with a palette knife

To finish the card I cut the aperture with a square die, trimmed down the stencilled piece and adhered it inside the card front.  The teal coloured strips of the frame are cut using a die which is actually the stamen from one of those quilling flower dies.  It cuts 4 at the same time, and is considerably more accurate than trying to cut with a guillotine!
The butterfly, and the "hello" are also die cuts, and there's a bit of Stickles Glitter glue for extra sparkle

Stencil: Prima Finnabair; Lace  - 6.5x10.25

Quilling Stamens die (Crafter's Companion)
 "hello" (Tim Holtz),
Plain Butterfly (Apple Blossom dies by CraftStashUK)
Fancy Butterfly, from Butterfly Trio (Memory Box) 
Square from Nested Squares set (Tonic)
Inks: all are Distress Ink pads
Sparkle  medium (Imagination Crafts)

 Thank you for visiting today, I hope you'll take a minute to leave a comment :)


Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Kathy, loving the design and colours.
Linda xxx

Sylvia Ames said...

Beautiful card, love the sparley stencilling and clever tip for cutting the border strips.

Sylv xx

Laine said...

Fabulous stencil work Kathy. Love working with stencils!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a stunning card I love how you have used the stencil. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Kate M said...

This is fabulous -love the colours and the glitter and the framing is super -
great card.

Lea Brawn said...

An amazing creation. Just fab x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Brilliant Kathy! I bet this would be fab for a male card too if you used a slightly differnt section of the stencil! xx