Tuesday, 17 May 2016

CASology 198 - Stencil


This week's CASology Cue Card is Stencil!



I have a few stencils, but I've never really gotten the hang of them. This week's Cue Card was a great opportunity to practice and develop my skills in this area! Many of them are large and designed to create all-over backgrounds but you can adapt this tool in a few ways to ensure a CAS result! I chose to mask and isolate one of the leaves so that I would have lots of white space.

I used Stamplorations Leaf Prints Stencil and Hashtag Authentic stamps. I sponged the leaf in Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers. Too add a bit more colour and some balance, I sponged a panel with the same colours, but it only peeks out on the opposite corner.

Now it's your turn! Maybe you're a stencil pro, maybe you're a newbie like me - whichever, we can't wait to see your CAS Stencil creations! Be sure to check out the DT blogs for more inspiration:


19 comments:

hazelspaperdesigns said...

I'm definitely a bit of a stencil newbie too! This, however, looks very professional!! Love that tilted panel and the fresh colour scheme!

Becca Cruger said...

Lusciously gorgeous ombre stenciling going on here! Love it!

TK said...

Beautiful colors, great design!

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth your ombre leaf is amazing, I definitely need to works on my stencil skills too!

Joyce said...

Love how you used part of the stencil--your leave has such wonderful coloring.

Geri said...

...so I'm thinking that you really, really need to send this card to yourself cuz this card is AWESOME! Love the wee peak of the sponged panel. Really cool sentiment too :)
!

Lisa said...

Terrific ombre leaf, this is pretty Ardyth!!

Lindsey said...

What a great idea to sponge the background panel to match the stencilled leaf! I tend to use my stencils on *busier* cards, so I hope I'll have time to give a cleaner card a try this week!

cm said...

Stenciling sensational, Ardyth! I used that stencil for my upcoming DT card for Inkspirational...apparently, I must have channeled you (but your card is a zillion times more impressive!)...
~c

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous ombre effect on your stenciling and background panel, Ardyth! Loving the grunge style on your sentiment, too...Stunning card!

Maxine D said...

What a stunner Ardyth - love the coloured panel peeking out from the opposite edge of the feature panel.
Blessings
Maxine

Anita in France said...

Oh those zesty colours are mouthwatering, Ardyth ... the tilted panel balances that beautifully stencilled leaf brilliantly ... gorgeous! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Lynn said...

I love the double panel and the inking you did is stunning.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Your card says it already - AWESOME!!! Love the inked up panel peeking out and choosing brown as sentiment color is interesting - black would have been much harsher.

Sherrie M. said...

Love how you have the gorgeous green and yellow on opposite ends of your card, especially the little bit peeking. Awesome as always Ardyth!

Happy Dance said...

Don't think you need too much practice with stencils...this looks pretty darn fantastic to me! That leaf is gorgeous, and the colors you've chosen are bright, happy, and well, perfect! Another wonderful card. Congrats to Struan too. Poor mommy, lol! You'll find you'll love that he can drive...eventually... Miss you. Bev

Melissa said...

LOVE this clean and modern design, Ardtyh! The colors really pop!!!

Hannelie said...

Hmm... LOVE the contrast of the grungy sentiment against the wonderful smooth ombre!
Perfect!

Kreative Kymona said...

Hey Ardyth!! I love your stencil card. The colors are fantastic. I love that sentiment stamp!