Thursday, April 7, 2016

PINK BLOSSOMS

PINK BLOSSOMS

I used a technique today that I had never tried before - stencil monoprint - which was the challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  It also fits the April CAS Mix Up challenge which is stenciling and Addicted to CAS for inlaid dies.



I began by doing the background monoprint on watercolor paper with HA's tweed stencil and distress inks in worn lipstick and abandoned coral plus lots of water since I was going for a softer look. Die cut the piece and matted it. I cut the blossoms and leaf from pink, green and gold using Stick-It on the gold for the inlaid parts.  I darkened the flowers and leaf by sponging on more worn lipstick and some peeled paint ink to provide some contrast to the background.  Put it all together and added the sentiment stamped in gold and a few sequins - and done!!

For CAS Mix Up challenge I used stamping with a stencil and sponging for the criteria of using 3 techniques.

Thanks for visiting today and love your kind comments.

12 comments:

  1. beautiful! that stenciled background is fantastic

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  2. Ooooo! I love the look of that soft background! So pretty, Betty!

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  3. LOVE your stencil monoprint background, Betty. So soft and delicate and a perfect backdrop for your beautiful flowers. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  4. I love how you created your background, Betty! Beautiful colors and perfect with the inlaid blossoms and leaves! Great job combining challenges, too!
    So glad you played along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

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  5. Isn't this stencil monoprinting technique fun, Betty? I love the soft background you made and the pretty die cut flowers! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  6. Lovely, the background is just gorgeous - beautifully done Betty :-)

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  7. This is elegant and beautiful card, Betty! Love the softness of monoprint background and those pretty roses. Thank you for sharing your card at ATCAS!

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  8. So pretty and elegant and great to see you've played along at ATCAS this week.
    Thanks so much. Sarah x

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  9. Such pretty blooms, Betty, and I love the monoprint!!

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  10. Love the background--gotta try that! This is another stunning card, Betty!

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  11. What an awesome background for those blooms!

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  12. Beautiful card! The soft monoprint background looks awesome and I love that you chose gold for the inlaid part of the die cut!

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