Saturday, 15 March 2014

Stencilling and masking! Adding water too!

Hi there everyone, I hope all's well :D
Today I am sharing a card for LIM
where Chrissie , Jen and Anne have offered us a challenge, they say,

As ever on the third Saturday of each month we have a theme for you.

This time it is for you to use 


on your creations.
 Over at One Layer Simplicity the challenge, set by Karen this month, is to Add water

OLS Challenge Rules

l.  A one -layer card is defined as a single layer of cardstock folded in half.  No other layers of paper are allowed.

2.  Make a card that uses water sprayed or applied onto an image or create a background using water to blend.  Remember to keep embellishments to a minimum.
 I made 2 :D 
 Two stencils in this first card, the background for the sentiment was stenciled with distress then I added water. Next I placed the border stencil on the card getting the positive image. The semicircles are from the other stencil and just inked through straight onto the card. 
I used
The sentiment is by Waltzingmouse 'Big Day Today'
Circular stencil, TCW 'Mini And So On'
Border stencil, Special Touch of... 'Elegance'
I sponged the distress inks through the stencil and stamped the berries over the top. Using a waterbrush I moved the ink around the image to soften the contrast between the light and shadow on the berries. 
 This card uses 
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil, 'Shatter'
Stamps by Chapel road Art stamps 'Thistle'
Sentiment stamp, Lindsay Mason, Love that Binds
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of the week, hugs Gay x


Netty said...

Both really lovely cards Gay. Annette x

Deborah Frings said...

Gay, these are both fantastic. I really like the pretty colours on the first card. But I think it's the second card that really catches my eye - the berries have so much dimension, they look real!

Unknown said...

Both of these cards are awesome. your colour choices work so well with the stencil designs,
Cheers, Dianne

Gerrina said...

Great cards! You really let the stencils work and make the cards! The second is my fav, think that it is because of the colours... Have a good sunday, Gerrina

Evil Edna said...

they are both so bold and yet elegant. EE

Suze Bain said...

These are beautiful Gay and I absolutely love those berries. Fabulous inking. Xx

Paula Whittaker said...

Two fab cards but loving the 2nd design.

Di said...

Stunning cards Gay! Both are winners in my eyes :-)



hazel said...

Two wonderful cards Gay.
xxx Hazel.

Sarn said...

WOW - 2 utterly brilliant cards here Gay. The berries one JUST has the edge for me though . . . thanks for sharing how you created them.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Suzi B said...

Both of these cards make me the delicate shades & the berry stamp!
Suzi B x

Stamps and Paper said...

Two stunning cards Gay and what a lovely technique


sally said...

Two beautiful cards Gaye, love the colours in the first one particularly :-)


whyducks said...

Beautiful x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards-beautiful design :)
Best wishes,Nessa x

Elaine said...

Great cards. I especially like the bottom one - lovely image and mix of colours!!

Unknown said...

You did a fabulous job on both cards my friend. Happy Sunday to you!


Sue said...

Fab cards, Gay. so inspirational. Sue.x

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Gay - I absolutely Love the stamp and colour scheme you used for the second one

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Stunning cards Gay, love them both!

Warm hugs

MaryH said...

What a stunning one layer card. Love all these masking & stencil techniques you have done on this one. It is so clean but you've created so much 'texture look' with the masks & stencils. Love those DI's ..great card. TFS & Hugs

Christine said...

Oh these are great Gay! I love them both!

Jen Nelson said...

gay these are both simply fabulous xx

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
Less Is More

Julie B said...

Gosh those berries look good enough to eat, how very very clever.Not posted my stencil LIM card yet, still thinking!;0)

Margaret said...

These are both so beautiful Gay!
Margaret x

Hettie said...

These are gorgeous Gay.

cheryl said...

oh gosh hun these really are beautiful cards the layouts and designs are just perfection love them hugs cheryl xx

debby4000 said...

Love them both Gay but I think the second one is my favourite.

Jenni's Jems said...

You are just so good at this style ,but my favourite has to be that berry one the colours complement each other so well !! X

Gio said...

Wow,the second card is my fave, it's outstanding, gorgeous composition and colours. That stencil is a new must have!

Canonbury creations said...

Knew this challenge was just up your street Gay! Two fab cards can't believe those amazing berries, they look 3D :o)
Val x

Gery said...

These are great cards too.
I haven't been blogging for a while, so I took a look at all the other things you did lately.
Saw lots of lovely and cute cards.
The less is more card is gorgeous and the card with the dog and cat made me smile :-))
Groetjes Gery

Sarah G said...

Both of these are wonderful! Love the stencilling and colours - so elegant!

Laurie Unger said...

Both of your cards are beyond wonderful!

Anne said...

Gay these are brilliant! Two fab sentiments and love the berry card
Thanks for taking the Less is More Challenge this week
(Guest commenter LIM)

Linda said...

Two stunning cards .... love the colours on the first one but the second is my favourite. The background looks amazing and that stamp is fabulous. xx

Anonymous said...

Two fabulous cards gay you certainly are a dab hand with those stencils. Both cards are so beautifully designed.


Viv said...

Two perfect cards again Gay, I can't choose between them :) Viv xx

nefertiti said...

Two gorgeous cards! I prefer the second!!!!! bizz

Shirley said...

They are both just awesome and beautiful! What a sense of color and space you have!!