Hope you're having a fabulous day! We're still on our 'visiting my husband's family' trip, as during our drive up on Friday,we encountered some car issues that are of the 'no choice, leave it here until repaired' variety. Sighhh...Good thing I have the week off; good thing my mother-in-law doesn't mind our 'extended' stay!
Today, my fabulous team-mates and I invite you to join us in Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #181
If you've seen my previous post, you'll know that I'm 'smitten with stencils' and....well, I'm carrying it on here with two cards that were, again, inspired by the fabulous cards and videos by Justine at Justine Hovey.com.
My first card featured a tone-on-tone technique (for some reason I have PTI Berry Sorbet paper and ink...which was a marvelous discovery. The ink, I think, was a gift from a sweet someone at some point...). I brought out my NBUS Memory Box Garden Fronds and W&W Thanks cutaway to create this simple card. After seeing how pretty these fronds are, I have down-the-road ideas for jazzing and snazzing them up.
My second card features STAMPlorations Old Rose stencil, paired with a W&W cutaway. I used a tea coloured distress ink, just for something a little different...
Your turn! Bring your dazzling, delightful Anything Goes cards to the gallery...see you there!
Also linking up at:
Justine Hovey.com~Stenciling for Cardmakers Series, drawing inspiration from her Tone On Tone stenciling card, seen here and her ombre stenciling here
Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #4~Sequins, Distress Ink (Tim Holtz Tea Dye), Stencil (STAMPlorations Old Rose)
TIME OUT Challenge #49~'Love is the flower you've got to let grow'
STAMPlorations Spotlight Projects, where I was inspired by the woodgrain colours on Maria's card here and Shirley's here
So delighted you spent some time with me today; you visit brings me joy!
You are rocking those stencils! Swooning especially over your second card! Subtle and beautiful!
More stenciled loveliness from you! So beautiful!
Hope your car gets fixed soon and that your ride home will be uneventful!
2 gorgeous cards, love how you have used your stencils. Xx
Great to see you at TO and fab use of stencil's x
Love those stencil backgrounds, the rose one looks so pretty and understated. :)
Ooooh....so sorry about the car troubles! No fun!! But, hopefully you are enjoying the extended stay with the family. :) Your cards are oh so lovely! How marvelous to discover you had the cardstock and ink to create that first pretty card! You achieve a wonderful crispness and softness in your stenciling. The second card is equally lovely. I like the look with more color in the center and gently fading out. Two real winners here, for sure!! Hugs!
Hope by now your car is well on its way to being mended. That's no fun at all!! But your cards are... Gorgeous fronds, and lovely roses. I'm not surprised at your skill at stenciling, after all, you tamed those chameleon pens in no time, so it follows that you'd master stencils too. Beautiful cards. Love 'em! Enjoy your time away. Bev
Bugger 'bout the car! Hopefully you were in a place where you were "easy to rescue".
Two fabulous cards! AWESOME inking - love the tone on tone corals - so pretty! 2nd card...just as pretty as the first! Love the wee bits of bling - really cool to capture the reflection/shine in the photo.
Lovely stencilling, Carol ... those tone on tone fronds are such a gorgeous colour ... and the roses ... soft, delicate and so fabulous! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)
Fabulous stenciling! These cards are gorgeous. I so love the color on the first and the second is stunning. Love these. xo
Lovely used the stencil Miss C
and do you believe me I used also for my last post the rose stencil from Stamplorations
yours is so soft
my one was red so red hehe
great DT card as always
So sorry to hear that you had car problems Carol. But if it was going to happen, it was good it happened where you could be with family. Your cards are just beautiful. I love when you use stencils as I'm not always sure what to do with them. So now I need to get mine out and give them a test run. lol Beautiful cards my friend. Hugs, Brenda
I love your card for ATSM, Carol! Red is my favorite color! So, that PTI Berrie Sorbet is simply luscious to my eyes! :) Lovely make with the Old Rose Stencil too! Oooooo! Makes me think that Spring is coming!
Beautiful stencil work! I esp LOVE the roses!!
So loverly, c ... are you using a T.H. blending tool? Whatever you're using, keep it up!!! AND why didn't you have car trouble on route through Michigan? xx
Your stencil work is fabulous!! I LOVE your second card with that beautiful rose stencil. The color choice is so soft and elegant. I think I might NEED that stencil!! Thanks for playing Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.
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You're making me want to get out my stencils, Carol! I did in fact just buy Cricket stickey mats to hold them after seeing Betsy Veldman's video. Now I just need to actually make something!
2 terrific cards. You've created such beautiful effects with your stencils. xx
So sorry to hear about the problems with the car, Carol!!! Hope it has been sorted out by now and that you are on your way to your MIL!!!!
Love both these cards!!! The tone on tone stamping is great and the stenciling on the second one is so soft and beautiful!!! Really lovely!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hi. I really must check out the stencilling tutorial as you have made gorgeous cards here, Carol. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday.
Swoon! Really beautiful stenciling, Carol! I love the tone-on-tone fronds and gorgeous font on both sentiments! I also love that you chose tea coloured distress ink on your roses...Stunning cards!
OH these are both so pretty Carol! I am loving stencils right now too! They are so fun! That second card with the ombre flowers and the white love sentiment is just stunning! Hope you get your car fixed soon! ((Hugs))
Love how you've used these stencils! Both cards are so pretty! I'm not so good with stencils. You've inspired me!
This are really excellent, Carol! I especially love the first one!!
I am sorry you had to have car repairs, but glad you are tucked in at MIL and not somewhere in the middle of nowhere. I hope it all goes smoothly and you have safe travels back home!! Hugs, Darnell
Oh no...good luck with your car issues, I would rather have a tooth ache. Your cards are fabulous..love the wonderful look you created.
Love the soft tone-on-tone look in your first card. Gorgeous colour against the white. Those pretty roses with the white sentiment - perfect! Hope you have your car back by now & all is well.
Love the stenciled backgrounds, especially that first card, subtle but striking.
Really loving how you are using your stencils. They make for such a soft and dreamy, pretty card.
These are both gorgeous!
Both gorgeous, Carol. I love neutrals but on this occasion I think the berry sorbet leaves win my heart. So pretty x
Love your stenciling! Wow! :)
Your ATSM Teamie,
Those berry colored ferns are so subtle and yet bold, Carol, and those roses. They are fabulous in Tea Rose.
Both cards are very nice, but the "love" card kills me... It is soft and romantical... Beautiful!
Such a pretty flower stencil. Your distressing turned out fabulous. I also adore the font of the love die-cut.
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You are becoming a background queen! Lovely work on both cards :)
Love your use of the stencils. The tone-on-tone is such a great idea. And I'm tickled to see my woodgrain tones inspired your second card!
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