Wednesday, April 29, 2015

STAMPlorations Stencil Fest...Happy Little Stampers April Challenge~Stenciling, Just Us Girls #290~Photo Week, CASology #144~Flight, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~CAS, Simon Says Monday Challenge~Anything Goes

Hello,

Wednesday already...time's a flying! On Monday, 'someone' received some STAMPlorations happy mail that 'may' have included a stencil (or seven, and maybe a stamp set, or five) and I set about playing with them. As you know, I'm pathetic when it comes to water-coloured, or gessoed, or other-stuff backgrounds. I'm also still very amateur with layering images; although I am aspiring to make a 'real' collage card in the near future. Given my, shall we say, 'talents' *ahem* I decided to let those lovely stencils speak for themselves.

I'm so delighted with these...they're simple and, in 'person,' rather pretty. Gotta love it when fabulous products do most of the work!

First, a butterfly stencil (or course *grin*)


Second, a butterfly stencil (yep....)


Third, a marvelous happy-making flower stencil:


The trio...

We're off to galleries:

Happy Little Stampers April Challenge~Stenciling (all three)


Just Us Girls #290~Photo Week  (the happy flowers)


CASology #144~Flight (the butterflies)






Simon Says Monday Challenge~Anything Goes (all three)


Hope your day is marvelous! Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,


35 comments:

KayM said...

Wow!! These are all so beautiful! I love the stencils! I need to do more of that! Your soft springy colors are just wonderful! Hugs and happy wednesday to you!!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh Carol...your butterflies are absolutely GORGEOUS! You sure know how to make them the star of the show, and your stenciled flowers are so. so pretty...WOW! Great job on all the challenges...every one looks like a winner to me!

Shelly said...

Ooooh, these are so sweet! I'm lovin' your stenciling! Have fun with all your goodies! ;)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are all gorgeous, Carol! I love them all! You should link these up to CAS(E) This Sketch.... they totally fit the sketch!

Marisa said...

You used the stencils fabulously!! You go girl :) Leave it to you to find a butterfly stencil too wink, wink :) Enjoy the rest of your goodies and look forward to seeing what you create with them.

Loll said...

Wow ... three beautiful cards Carol. Don't you just love getting happy mail??!! :) Seven new stencils and five sets of stamps ... so fun! LOVE all three of your cards, especially the flowers with the bright and cheerful colours (my favourite combo is pink and orange!). Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

Anonymous said...

Oooo, oooo! I love those stencils! You did a beautiful job. I especially like the second butterfly stencil card. Those blues are lovely.

Cheryl said...

Really great stencil cards! Quick and lovely!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

I Card Everyone said...

Whoa... what just happened here? Stenciling and magnificence that's what!!
These are gorgeous, c... seriously.
=] M

Darnell J Knauss said...

Sensational, Carol! Who knew that stencils could be sponged so easily and beautifully and you didn't need to use paste and jelly plates and schtuff? It's fun that we are both discovering this at the same time. I love your trio, especially how you multicolored the Happy Flowers!! Hugs, Darnell

Pam said...

Fabulous cards with these stencils, Carol. Love them all.

Brenda said...

I'm so swooning here Carol! Those butterfly stencils are amazing! I love the simple design, but so elegant look! And the flower stencil, OMGosh, so love how they came out!! At least you know what to do with your stencils. lol I've got to get mine out and just play, but I can guarantee nothing I do will love as lovely as these three cards! Hugs, Brenda

Taunya Butler said...

SWOON, SWOON, SWOON - all over the place SWOONING - I love these cards!! Your butterfly ones are just amazing and so well done!! And the colors are fabulous on each!! And your flower one is stunning and it stands out to me because I love flowers the way you love butterflies - but unlike you and your awesome talent with butterfly products - I feel so not good at flowers!! This stencil looks like a must have - I really enjoy stenciling so maybe I should order a few or so, or a dozen or so!! =]

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Triple wow here! These cards truly are amazing, awesome and beautiful! I am really impressed and inspired by the different ways you did your stenciling and you've encouraged me to get out of my stenciling rut and try out some new techniques. These cards are both simple and complex. The colors you chose are gorgeous and each one is a star! Thank you so much for sharing your process and for submitting these to our Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, these are simply gorgeous, love the colours too,I have never tried a stencil to scared of them huggles Pops x x

Jeanne said...

Carol, these are fantastic! The colors you chose are so dainty and spring like. They look amazing. I like the shaded/blended effect you got the flower card especially. Congratulations on your new toys. I can tell we are in for some awesome eye candy! Thank you as well, Carol, for the lovely comments you have left on my blog. Your kind words are so very appreciated! Big hugs!

Shery said...

Jaw-dropping GORGEOUS --- times 3!!! Squeal! I simply adore ALL cards, sweet Carol! Incredible stenciling and inking, especially on the last card with the happy flowers. My smile got wider and wider as I looked at each card. My dear friend, you just made this preggy girl so super duper mega ultra happy today! Your cards were the first things I saw in my email after waking up -- well, if you can call it waking up -- I haven't really slept much for nearly a week now!

shirley-bee said...

Fab stencilling, Carol! I especially love what you've done with the flowers stencil :)

Bobby said...

You may think the stencils do the work, Carol, but they just lie there. You have to put the ink on and you did so beautifully.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

These are beautiful! I love how the stencils ended up! So glad you joined us at CASology this week, Carol!

Victoria Lavender said...

Oh my! Those are splendid! Love your coloring. And thanks for visiting my bunny card. Hugs, Victoria

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

What a trio of beauties! You are making those stamps and stencils shine!

Joyce said...

Three absolutely stunning cards. You are making me want to pull out all my stencils now. Thanks so much for including CASology in your crafting this week.

Monika Reeck said...

trio of awesome card
I love two butterfly much
and the last one ooh dear love that color..
sooo adorable
you made three adorable CARD again MISS C
love them all
hugs
Monika

Monika Reeck said...

And I have used my buttefly stencil too from stamplorations with Jennifer Mc Guire Technique that you ever did on your Post Miss C and the result wooohoooo....
see you maybe soon on my Post
hugs again :)

Jen W. said...

Carol, these are all gorgeous but I have to say that the first one with the gorgeous yellow butterflies is my favourite! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Kim Heggins said...

Not sure how I missed these beauties. They are so amazing and I love how you used those stencils, shear perfection!

Geri said...

You made me giggle....a stencil (or seven)....a stamp set (or five)....
I KNOW that we will be in store for some amazing eye candy in the near future! Much like what we are treated to here today! Three 'Awesome', 'Amazing' and 'Beautiful' cards Carol! Your simple designs are the perfect way to highlight your glorious talent! Yep - I sad 'talent' and I mean 'talent'.

maria f. said...

A smashing trio, my friend. I am in love with your happy flowers (that inspiration photo is to swoon over) and am happy that that stencil will soon be making its way to my house too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Total awesome stenciled cards! Wow~

Kylie said...

lol How did those stamps and stencils get in there? lol I sometimes have the same issue. Your trio of cards are beautiful! Loving the colours!

Anita in France said...

Good for you giving a good home to all those stencils and stamps, Carol!! Gorgeous cards ... yummy softly sponged colours ... beauiful butterflies ... and those blooms are particularly delightful! Hugs, Anita :)

Asha said...

WOW! Big, bold and bodacious! Three inspired makes, Carol.
hugs, Asha

Greta said...

You make magic with stencils, my friend! LOVE these!

Dana said...

Fabulous cards!! I loooove the different stencils! The colors you used on each card is perfect, along with your sentiment placement!! Just awesome!!