Hi everyone. I am trying very hard to get an entry in for at least one of Loll and Bonnie's Challenges, and this, the CAS Stencil Challenge is their latest one which started this month and I'm sure it will be a big success. The theme this time is Sponging, and the challenges close on the 24th of the month so I am just in time.
I have some rather fun stamps which I bought recently by Joy Crafts featuring these cute pugs but unfortunately I'm not sure whether they are still available. I also went out a day or two ago to buy some necessary crafty bits which I was running low on, and what should I see but a That Special Touch Mask with heart shaped paw prints called Paws for Love which goes perfectly with my sweet little pugs so I just had to get it, and here is what I did.
I started with a snippet of white card about 4" square and using some distress inks sponged the ink through the stencil using a blending tool and Distress Inks in Fossilized Amber, Mermaid Lagoon and Candied Apple. I started with the yellow then added the blue which mixed and made a pretty turqoise colour, and then I added some red to the little hearts, and this did mingle with some of the other inks, but I was pleased with the effect. To finish I blended some more blue round the edges.
I then got another snippet of white card and stamped the pugs using Versafine Smokey Gray Ink, and then coloured with some Fossilized Amber, Brushed Corduroy and Hickory Smoke using a watercolour brush, and finished with a bit of Candied Apple on the bow and the little heart. I then cut out the dogs and the little heart leaving a little bit of a white edge.
I finished by stamping and heat embossing a sentiment from the set on to a snippet of black card using WOW Opaque Bright White Ink and cut it into a fishtail banner and layered up the pugs on to the edge of it and added the little red heart.
Thank you for visiting today and I hope to see you again soon. Thank you for all the lovely comments you leave which I really appreciate.
I am entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart.
Uniko Challenge - No. 51 Anything Goes (Optional Twist: Love).
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (Optional Twist: Watercolouring).
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - No. 344 where we use our snippets of card and paper etc.