Thursday, 10 July 2014

Fun with stencils

Over on the PaperArtsy blog this week Keren Baker has been weaving her magic again, I loved this project and here's my take on it which I am submitting for this weeks challenge.



I didn't have any graph paper but used a Hot Picks stamp and grey versafine to create a similar effect and I've used a JOFY birdcage.  


I've used the MN28 stamp instead of text for the bird and diecut it out. The DI used were peacock feathers, shaded lilac and picked raspberry.


I coloured some seam binding to match and having read Shirley-bees recent post I soaked up the remainder of the DI from the mat so I have a couple of backgrounds ready.


Here's the finished card complete with tiny bird cage. I haven't used shrink plastic for ages and forgotten how much fun it is to use....when it behaves that is!


However I didn't stop there, I'll be back later with a couple more simple cards that I made having been inspired by Kerens stencil fun.

18 comments:

  1. How lovely - so delicate and ethereal... can't wait to see more!
    Alison xx

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  2. Such a pretty delicate design, beautiful.
    Julie x

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  3. Absolutely lovely! I've been making similar elements but I've got a bit lost now and I'm not sure where I'm going with it!

    Lucy x

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  4. Another gorgeous design Ruth,really lovely
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  5. This looks fabulous Ruth, lovely choice of colours

    Sam xx

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  6. Fabulous card, Ruth! I like how you created your own graph paper - and you had better luck than me with shrink plastic, it never behaves for me!

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  7. I so love this Ruth, the colours are just beautiful, your stamped graph background is a perfect solution to having no graph paper, and I love the gorgeous coloured ribbon and shrinkie bird cage. Mo x

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  8. Lovely card! Very delicate and beautiful design the card xx

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  9. You have such a talent for putting elements together and making them work. Love everything about this. So delicate. X

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  10. Fantastic pieces with your stencils Ruth. They look amazing
    x catherine

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  11. Oh it looks gorgeous Ruth!! I live those colours together...very very nice! Thanks for moving in the challenge. Keren had another great week!

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  12. Gorgeous. Well done with the tiny birdcage. It looks amazing

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  13. Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous, really love the details you added and those colours look so awesome :-) Kezzy xxx

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  14. You've managed to keep the ink out of the leaves so the design is well defined. I didn't find that easy, I did it 3 times and I still have ink where I shouldn't!

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  15. This is so lovely! I love seeing other people's takes on things. I'm so chuffed you liked my project enough to do a take on it. I adore the way you've coloured your seam binding and then used the spare ink to make more backgrounds- I'll have to remember that too!

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