Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #645, where our wonderful hostess, Bobby, has selected *use a stencil* as this week's trend. Given the plethora of stencils to be found in the crafting universe, we're sure to have a filled-to-bursting gallery.
We're delighted to have guest designer, Cathy Roffey, join us once again;
I went on a 'new ideas' search for my cards and, in so doing, was delighted to find a new challenge: Once Upon A Time.
The premise of the challenge is super cool: each month, Deanne will post the cover of a children's book as inspiration. Ideas can be drawn from the story's theme, the cover, the layout, the colour scheme...lots of possibilities. This month, Dear Zoo (you can read it on the challenge blog...so sweet) was chosen...and given that I have a stack of Doodlebug At The Zoo stickers and die cuts (plus many more from other companies...I need to use them!), I settled right in to create a trio of projects.
The card below features a giraffe stencil from Uniko, mini leaf stencil from STAMPlorations and speech bubble + sentiment from My Creative Time created the stage for the cutie-pie giraffe.
NOTE: So honoured that my giraffe was selected as a Top 3 at Once Upon a Time! Thank you!
As you know, I have bird terror, but a couple of these birds are just so sweet, I had to give them a play. First, is the flamingo, place atop another STAMPlorations leaf stencil, inked in, of course, Kitsch Flamingo distress ink.
Second, a 4 x 4 lunchbox note, using another STAMPlorations stencil and Simon Says sentiment from a years' old thumbprint set.
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