Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Stencil and pen

The challenge at Paper Pretties is to try a new technique.  I have procrastinated, trying to think of something.  I decided to try a stencil - since I keep forgetting to look for embossing paste, I had hoped I could improvise.  My first couple of tries were not a success!  (I tried Versamark and chalk.)  So I resorted to a pen - still not satisfied, but it will have to do for now.  (How is this new?  These stencils  have been sitting in my drawer for years...I used them a couple of times - embossing with a tool.  I also previously tried using them on the Cuttlebug but I need more work on that as well!0
I also tried dry embossing two layers - the pale teal and the DP - a technique I have used a time or two in the past.
Can you tell I am not really pleased with the result - any suggestions would be appreciated!
Sketch from 2-04, with monochromatic tones:  http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/
New technique:  http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com/
Spooled item:  http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.com/
Not a square:  http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/
Spring colors:  http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/
Any:  http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/


Sally Dube said...

How fun!! Love the simplicity of using a stencil - very cool!!
So glad you played along with us at SSW2!!
Blessings to you!

mulberry station said...

I love the simplicity of your card. Fun image! thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW2

Sharon Basel said...

Dorothy this is lovely. I like the clean and simple look of it. The embossing is a great touch for the texture it provides. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at SSW!
Sharon, SSW-DT

verybellemakes said...

Love the texture! Such a crisp design. Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

Heide said...

I think it looks great. Love the clean and simple look of the image. Thanks for joining us this week.
Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Mummylade said...

It turned out lovely! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!

Kim said...

great CAS design. Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz! Kim x

susiestacey said...

Lovely card.
Thank you for joining the Allsorts 'Spring is Coming' Challenge and good luck x Susan x

Joanna M. said...

Thanks for sharing this fun card with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
~Jo, SSW2-DT

PaperDaisies said...

Such a fabulous male card. Great design. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina