"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Monday, April 7, 2014

love the here & now...

Hello friends!!  Popping in with a card for the current MFT Wednesday sketch challenge, as well as Virginia's View challenge #2 - stencils.

 
I will be honest and tell you that I'm not real big on stencils.  I own one and don't plan to buy any more.  I have dies that I can use to make my own stencils and given that this isn't a technique that I will be using alot using my dies to make my own works perfectly for me!  I'm also not big on spray mists for several reasons that I won't bore you with!  However, I did buy four Perfect Pearl Mists (for reasons I don't even remember, lol!) a few years ago and thankfully I was able to use one of them for my card.  I created my stencil by cutting a piece of thin chipboard using my MFT Fluttering Hearts die.  I layed it on my white cardstock and sprayed away using Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold mist.  After removing the stencil I realized that you can't really tell that those are hearts, but I forged ahead anyway.  I cut the piece down to the size I wanted and then stamped it with my sentiment (from the MFT set Chalkboard Greetings) using black ink.  I matted the piece with PTI Smoky Shadow cardstock.  Some pink polka dotted paper from Echo Park was cut to fit my card base, the edges distressed a bit and then adhered to the card base.  The stenciled piece was layered on top and then I added the wood veneer arrows that I colored using SU!'s Melon Mambo ink and then daubed them with a Ranger Gold paint dauber.  Not a bad effort... but I think I may try making something using my fibre paste.

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white & Smoky Shadow; PP:  Echo Park; Stamps:  My Favorite Things; Die:  My Favorite Things; Studio Calico wood veneer arrows; Ranger Gold paint dauber; Perfect Pearls Mist; Ink:  SU! Melon Mambo, Memento Tuxedo Black

15 comments:

Virginia Lu said...

Your DIY stencil heart background provides the lovely touches for your design! I love the shine from the Perfect Pearl, Rosemary! The little hearts really make the design SHINE! I know , stencil is not everyone's cup of tea, but you have no trouble in creating your own! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia's view Challenge!

Lisa said...

Such a cute design Rosemary! The big polka dots and your stenciled heart look perfect together. I'm with you and the whole spraying, stenciling, goopy product stuff LOL, too much of a mess for me!

Deepti said...

I like the combination of the big polka dots and the tiny hearts. lovely card!! I like stencils but I agree we can make our own stencil with various dies :)and yes I own only two ;)

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, I just love how you created your own stencil! So clever of you, and I love the softness of the hearts with the boldness of the arrows and sentiment! Beautiful card, Rosemary!

jintyoo7 said...

I admire your discipline ;oP

Great design, Rosemary - love what you do with the wooden embellishments!

Robin K. said...

I was giggling through your whole post Rosemary! I have not jumped on the stencil bandwagon nor do I like sprays:). But I do want to participate in Virginia's challenge so I guess I'll have to bite the bullet. Love how you created your own stencil to create a very hip card!

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a Lovely card Rosemary :)

Kim S said...

Love your stencil - the softness of the hearts is a beautiful touch. The two rustic arrows perfectly point out the sentiment!

Marybeth said...

Love your design Rosemary! I am going to have to get back on the bandwagon of using a stencil, hope its not to late. You have inspired me!

Martha said...

Rosemary, your "stencil" comments made me smile. You certainly made your stencil shine! I love the design!

Diane Jaquay said...

Very pretty, Rosemary!

Lisa Lara said...

Hi Rosi. Beautifully done. Sorry I have been busy, we must do lunch. I love the arrows overlapping the edge.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is beautiful! Thanks so much for stopping by to say HELLO! : )

Greta said...

I can tell they're hearts & I love the look of the mist & those arrows!

Saints Rule! said...

So pretty Rosi! Love those darling gold hearts. They look fantastic! {{hugs}}