Monday, February 18, 2013

Šablóna Challenge

As I mentioned earlier, last week was Winterfest at Two Peas in a Bucket.  One of the challenges was a stencil challenge.  (Šablóna is the slovak word for stencil.) The challenge was hosted by Anne Gaal.  Anne created a lovely video on using distress stains and stencils to create a  patterned background.  You can view that video here.

For this card, I used the inks, rather than the stains. First I inked up some paper with "squeezed lemonade" (yellow) distress ink. Then I used a dylusions 5x8 "Number Jumble" stencil from ranger and inked it with "wild honey" ink. Then I shifted the stencil slightly up and to the left and inked it again with "vintage photo" (brown). This gave the off-set look. Then the background looked blah so I lightly inked the triangular design on the edge of the stencil over the top. But in hindsight, I wish that I had done that step first. The quote came from a Tim Hotz Stampers Anonymous "Life's Possibilites" clear set. And I used a Martha Stewart corner punch to get that "arch" on the sentiment mat. I like mixing Tim Holtz and Martha Stewart products because they seem such complete opposites. I would love to see them actually work together. I imagine Martha saying, "Tim, don't you think that you've used enough of that grunge stuff? Eww"!


  1. Hi, Michelle! Gorgeous card. I love that you created a "shadow effect" with your background stenciling! And the baker's twine is a lovely finishing touch!

  2. great tag for the sentiment and love that background . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  3. Saw your card on Make it Monday and wanted to pop over and say hello.
    Great card

  4. How creative! I love what you did the the stencilling! I absolutely love seeing backround paper that is hand created. I also like the button on the tag. Love it!
    Marie XX

  5. Great creative make. I love the colours and the way you did the background.
    Hugs June x
    ps, added to follow