I hope you are all refreshed after your Christmas and New Year celebrations and ready to go with this year's challenges! At Happy Little Stampers the January Watercolour challenge is already up and running and today marks the launch of this month's CAS challenge. This is our theme for January...
As always, this challenge is being sponsored by Happy Little Stampers and there is a great prize for one lucky winner...
I love using stencils and bought quite a few last year, and it's great that they are an inexpensive addition to any stash. One of my newer stencils had it's first inking to make this card...
On a panel of white cardstock I stamped the butterfly in black and then masked it before blending two shades of ink through the stencil off the edge. I then used the negative of the butterfly mask to cover the background up before blending blue and green ink within the butterfly. I think the masking really makes the butterfly pop even though the panel is completely flat. The sentiment was stamped below in black and the panel was popped up using fun foam.
- Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop - Mini Solace
- Ink: Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio; Memento - Tuxedo Black
- Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Butterfly Birthday, Everyday Sentiments
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
CAS-ual Fridays - Challenge #164 - Celebrations
Allsorts Challenge - Challenge #396 - Something New (stencil)
My Time to Craft - Challenge #337 - Something New (stencil)
Please pop over to the main challenge post to find more inspiration from my fellow teamies. And we have some new Design Team members joining us too, so if you have the time please do visit their personal blogs and give them a big welcome.
The rest of our regular challenges will be launching in the next few days and all of them will be running until the end of the month, so plenty of time for you to get crafty and play along.