Thursday, February 27, 2014

Shabby Stenciling

Hi there, here I am, showing up a day late for my Frilly and Funkie design team piece.  Yesterday was the monthly Artistic Outpost blog hop so I didn't want to take any attention away from that and thought it was better to post this a day late.  Sue is our hostess this fortnight and she has challenged us to use stencils on our project.  LOL, if you read my blog, you know that's not a challenge.  I am another crafter who has developed (much later than most of you) an addiction to stencils.  I can't seem to make anything lately without using a stencil in some sort of way.  
It's Frilly week so I wanted to craft in the shabby chic style.  I cut a card sized piece of Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper because I wanted something strong enough to stand up to embossing paste and distress stains and not warp.  Using a Prima stencil, I spread white Wendy Vecchi embossing paste over the card stock and let it semi dry.  Then I laid the stencil over it again and sponged on some embossing ink and sprinkled on Weathered White embossing powder.  When I heated it to melt the EP, I guess the embossing paste wasn't really dry because it bubbled and blistered, which I thought was terrific.  At this point, everything was still white.  I made puddle of Iced Spruce and Picket Fence distress stains on my craft sheet and painted it on with a brush.  I love the way the background came out!
I downloaded and printed this charming image from Janet K Designs.  If you love vintage images, you should visit her blog.  I added a few frilly embellishments from my boutique - Venise lace, crinkle ribbon (seam binding), a rhinestone ribbon slide, and a bronze rose that I also embossed with Weathered White embossing powder.  The sentiment is from Tim Holtz's Simple Sayings set, stamped in Iced Spruce and the banner was hand cut.

This one was a lot of fun to make.  Hope you like it.  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your comments!


These items were used to make the card above and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, where where most name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.

20 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Now that's one very shabby and beautiful background for the lovely elements you have added over it. Love that mask it creates a fabulous repeating pattern xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

This is gorgeous, lovethe stunning background andthe image and that gorgeous seam binding are perfect additions x hugs x

Redanne said...

I absolutely love it when the EP bubbles up, it is my favourite way to use it. The background looks beautiful with the slight tint and that image is delightful. Anne xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow! that is stunning. I love all the texture on the background, it looks amazing.

Buttons said...

Oh my! That stencilled background is wonderful, like frosting! And doesn't it combine with the lace beautifully. Jenny x

annekescardart said...

This looks great together. Love the background and the ribbon part. Thanks for sharing. Anneke.
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

rachel said...

I love the stencilling Linda and the way you added the embossing ink looks amazing - fabulous work and a beautiful final result xx

Darlene G said...

Oh my, absolutely beautiful. Just love the colors and the steciling.

Maryanne said...

This is so beautiful, Linda! I love the idea of embossing the stenciled paste. The bubbling just adds more texture. What a fantastic technique! The image is beautiful, too. Just a fantastic project!

Hettie said...

This is beautiful Linda and I love that stencil pattern. I too love stencils and have had a go at making some on the Silhouette. It cuts the Quilting template plastic like butter!
Great tip about using stamping paper!
Gorgeous.
xx

Rita said...

Beautiful vintage Linda. The background is amazing. Hugs Rita xxx

Nancy Dynes said...

Hi Linda!
I was so excited to stop by your blog and get the details on how you crafted your card. The background stenciling is AMAZING!! I love the look you have achieved with your combination of techniques, and how you pulled everything together into this shabby chic masterpiece. I love learning new techniques, and this challenge has given me so much inspiration!!
Hugs,
Nancy

Anita Houston said...

Oh the texture!!! Amazing! This is so elegant!

Sue Fraser said...

This is so pretty. I love the colours and the shimmery effect you have managed to create. I'm a shabby chic girl myself but struggle to reproduce the look. I'm taking lots of inspiration today though.

Julie Ann Lee said...

A most beautiful shabby chic creation. Julie Ann xxx

Marci said...

So beautiful and soft and serene.

Kathy said...

This is so beautiful, Linda! (and that reminds me...I need to stop by the shop for more stencils! :) )

Karenliz said...

WOW your card is stunning! Love everything about it. Just gorgeous.

butterfly said...

Like you, I'm a stencil addict - and I just love that blistered look of the paste with the Weathered White powder - a fabulous background. Gorgeous altogether!
Alison xx

Ana K. said...

I am admiring your work all around blog land, but I don’t know why I didn’t stop here before! Beautiful work Linda…every single piece is special and made with precision!
Hugs from Slovenia

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