Friday, May 11, 2018

Many Thanks Mandala Stencil...Just Us Girls Challenge #440~Trend Week

Hello,

A warm welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #440~Trend Week, where our amazing Angie has selected Stencils as the inspiration trend. I love stencils...really love...super love...


If you've come from - or are heading to - the challenge blog, you'll see an array of fabulous cards from our May Guest Designer, sweet talented Patti,from Stationery Styles, and my talented teammates: SueAngieVickiInaBobbyNancyLisaMaria.

Yes, you've seen this stencil before - the Mandala from Studio Katia - BUT, I love it and had to showcase it again. Prior to adding colour, I embossed the stencil to raise the image. Three inks did the trick in creating a 'rainbow-ish' effect: Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Mermaid Lagoon. The Picked Raspberry + Mustard Seed = orange; Mustard Seed + Mermaid Lagoon = green; Mermaid Lagoon + Picked Raspberry = purple. Isn't that cool?  Where did I learn this, you may be asking? From none other than incredibly talented, ultra sweet Amy Rysavy, of Prairie, Paper and Ink fame. Her videos are outstanding and the bonus: she's Canadian! Yayyyy!


Your turn!

Looking forward to seeing your STENCIL sensations in the gallery!


Thank you for dropping by!


12 comments:

Jeanne said...

Oh. My. Goodness! Carol! This is gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. You are SO good with stencils. I adore the colors and the blending and the design of this stencil. This is frame-worthy in my humble opinion. Fantastic work, my friend! Thank you SO much for sharing. :) Hugs!

Maria Levine said...

What a great idea to emboss the stencil and those beautiful pastel colors look truly amazing! Great job!!

Macimbalo said...

This is simply stunning! I love the soft colors you used too!

Ina G said...

Awesome stencil and I sooooooo love the soft colours you used here. Beautiful card Carol.

Anita in France said...

Delicate, dreamy and so pretty, Carol ... those colours are delicious! Hugs, Anita :)

Nancy said...

Giving it depth to raise the image was such a Great idea! The color placement was so well thought out! This is beautiful Carol...honestly!!! Have a fabulous day!

Susanne Vargas said...

Beautiful stenciled card! Hard to believe that you used only three colors to create this gorgeous rainbow! Will have to remember that combo! Also love that you dry embossed the stencil first!

Patti said...

Girl! I am totally swooning over this beautiful card! the coloring you did and the embossing... WOW!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is gorgeous! Very cool how you embossed and blended those colors for a beautiful rainbow effect! Adding the little banner with the sentiment is the perfect finishing touch!

Shelly said...

Oooh, so beautiful!! Love the colors!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So pretty with the rainbow colors! Beautiful card~

Bobby said...

Well, Ms. SQ, you outdid yourself on this one. Inking the embossing and blending the colors. This is one fabulously yummy card.