Saturday, February 2, 2019

Shaving cream and stencil

I chose this challenge for last because I was worried it was going to be the most challenging and I think it was the easiest except for the preparation and clean up.  I did them in my kitchen and had a sink filled with soapy water so as soon as I was done with a stencil I just put it straight into the soapy water and cleaned it.

You can see the challenge how to's in THIS VIDEO.

You are to use waterbased reinkers, well I only have one color of waterbased reinker so I was trying to think what I could use, some of the girls suggested watercolor paint. Then I remember that my sparkle pens are waterbased and when you squeeze the barrel it give you drops of the ink. I don't know if this is good for the pens or not but I wanted to give the challenge a try, and it worked!!!

Here are all the backgrounds I did using the stencils.

Here is my first card using the stencil that looks like a quilt block.

The stencil is a square, I applied it to a rectangle piece of paper but I liked just the look of the actual star so I cut it done to a smaller square, I had some extra left over that I cut the sentiment out with,

Spectrum sparkle pens for my ink colors - harvest moon, Olive Jade and Smoked Quartz
TCW - stencil
PPD - mini stitched square and stitched banner dies
Spellbinders - classic square dies
Cardmaking and papercraft magazine - sentiment stamp
Recollections - glitter gem

For my second I went with the sun stencil.

I liked the marble effect it gave to this one especially.

Joggles - Sunshine stencil
Spectrum sparkle pens- Biscuit and Red berry
Spectrum Aquatint - Moonlight
Lawn Fawn - Fancy Scalloped rectangles
SRM - Thinking of you stickers
Craftaroo - clear gems

I hope the challenges this week helped spark your creativity and you can have some play time and try one of them yourself :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,



Anonymous said...

Connie, I love the tie dye look! Your cards came out groovy! ♥

aussie aNNie said...

You are on a role, love it and your fabulous techniques, this one I have not tried as yet but love the result.♥

Kim said...

You have made some pretty paper for your cards, Connie. Again, that imagination of yours has excelled.

Birgit said...

Oh wow, these are cool! I've never done the shaving cream technique. Sounds messy but the outcome is fun. Great cards!

Leslie Miller said...

Fantastic! I remember the shaving cream background and it's a lot of fun. The stencils are a new twist and I like it! I've seen Diane H do nail polish in a similar technique and I want to give that a try. Way to go, Connie!

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Elizabeth Seckman said...

The results are beautiful.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the link. I just might find myself trying this technique out--you're such an inspiration!!

Lori said...

Everyone one of your backgrounds are wonderful! Such a fun technique!

Janice said... these, you are so inspiring! Another great technique.

ChristineCreations said...

What fun designs! You must have had a hoot playing around with all the colour and stencils!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Very creative and so colorful, Connie! Like looking through stained glass windows! Sending hugs xo Karen

Louca por porcelana said...

They are great!

Roosterhead Designs said...

OMW! This is awesome Connie! (I want to be like you when I grow up! LOL ha ha )You are brave in trying new techniques; I admire that~ Turned out super cool, and looks like you had a lot of fun experimenting. Hugs, karen o

Debbie said...

isn't it funny how things are often not what you expect!! these came out great, i really like "it's your day to shine"!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic backgrounds Connie. Love the technique... will have to watch the video. Those stencils are really pretty. :)

Esther Asbury said...

Not sure how I missed these on the first go-around, but they are super cool!

Donna Ellis said...

These are wonderful, Connie! I love how you are using the backgrounds - really amazing looks! Wishing you a great day. hugs, de