Sunday, 13 July 2014
Leaf Stencil Card inspired by Keren Baker for Paper Artsy
So much inspiration on the Paper Artsy blog this week! I say that every week, but this week I really wanted to find the time to embark on all the projects. I wanted to make Lin's notebook and Alison's reversed canvas, in fact I started them both. I was so annoyed with myself as I have the gorgeous stamps Lin used but I have lost one of the flowers! I think maybe I have washed them in the sink and thrown it out with the kitchen towel I was drying them on. So frustrating. So I gave up on that one after a lengthy search. You may have noticed that searching for things is a common thread on my blog!
The main Guest Designer this week was Keren Baker and she seems such a delightful and fun person with a very varied style; I just love the way she experiments and gives things a go. As soon as I saw the watercoloured stencil effect on day 2 I wanted to try it, and made loads of backgrounds, following the same colour scheme with Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, and Dusty Concord. What did we do before Paper Artsy brought out stencils?! I hope they bring out some more designs. I used Lin's leaf stencil 006 and made a shrink plastic birdcage with Hot Picks 1004. I used one of my left over backgrounds to stamp the bird from Hot Picks 1007. I used the Distress Colours to colour some seam binding to tie on the bird cage. I made some rosettes using crunchy wax paper which was Keren's idea on the following day and dabbed a bit of Snowflake on them, followed by the Distress colours. Finally I matted it onto a piece of white cardstock which I coloured to match using Peacock Feathers.
I am entering this card into the Inspired by challenge for this week.