Whimsy Stamps ~ Wild About You

Hey crafty friends, I'm popping in quickly tonight to share a sweet creation I made after the recent stencilling classes I did with Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner. These classes had fabulous guest designers too! I must say I did genuinely learn lots on the course and really loved this technique which was shared by Jennifer McGuire, using a 3 stencil design on one page. I mixed 3 fabulous Whimsy stencils to work with the cute image I wanted to pair it with. 

I really loved the striking combination of three stencils at an angle to each other that Jennifer showed and knowing I wanted to work with this cute Lion image, I decided to pair some animal pattern stencils and a leafy stencil to create my trio of stencilled patterns. I masked off areas as I went to ensure nice crisp lines and no overlap. I must say, the card matched the vision I had in my head, so I was really happy with the finished design. I used a couple of colours on each area, to give some shadow and light to the designs. The second panel below, I'll show in a later creation. But I worked on these bases together and used the fabulous Giraffe Stencil for both of them. The one I'm showing today was done with Distress Oxide Inks, the second one with the pinky tones was watercoloured, using a technique Kristina Werner shared. But more on that in a future post.

I coloured up that adorable Lion which is from the Safari Animals Stamp Set by Krista Heij Barber with Copic Markers and added it to the design popped up on foam where the stencils intersected. I finished the design with a simple stitched frame and sentiment stamped directly on the stencilled base in Versafine Onyx Black Ink. A really quite simple but striking design I think, thanks to the fun stencilling. The lovely greenery stencil is sadly now retired at Whimsy, but it may be possible to pick it up from resellers. It was called Farmhouse Greenery.

I hope you've enjoyed this CAS creation. It really is a fun technique with the 3 intersecting stencil designs. I know I'll try this again soon, plus I've more to share from this fun class too and I'm looking forward to sharing some more of these designs inspired by the course. 

Thanks for popping in to visit today. I've had the kiddos off on Autumn Break this past week and a half, so life has been full. I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure though, so watch this space. Hugs and happy crafting, Wends xoxo

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A sweet card Wends - love your stencilling and the wee lion is the perfect image, with a great sentiment, perfectly paired
Wonderful work
Dawn T said…
What an adorable card Wendy. So sweet
Chris said…
Gorgeous! LOVE the stencilled background, perfect with the cute little lion.
Sarah said…
Loe this Wends, the stencilling looks amazing and a perfect background for that cute lion xx

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