Sunday, August 18, 2019

August Mid-Month Reminder: CAS Stencil - Sprays

Hi all!  I'm here today with a reminder post about the CAS Stencil Challenge - you still have time to join in!  The challenge ends on 8/24!

Robyn is our wonderful hostess this month - and she wants to see us use our Spray Inks!  We all have them right?!!  Let's get them out and use them with our stencils! 
You can make your own ink sprays by adding water to some reinker in a spray bottle, or adding anything like Brushos to water in a spray bottle.  Experiment with what you have!
So for my reminder card -  I decided to use these beautiful Layered Dahlia Stencil A and Layered Dahlia Stencil B from Altenew.
The A stencil has more open space on it - so you ink that one first and you use a lighter color.  I used Altenew Soft Lilac Metallic Ink Spray over Stencil A.
(I use an old pizza box lined with some computer paper to contain the spray!)
(I tried making a monoprint by pressing the inked stencil onto a clean panel of card stock - but it didn't give a good result - I think because the stencil is so open - the lines did not give any kind of recognizable design.)

I let the first spray dry (didn't take long and you can also hit it with your heat tool), then I laid Stencil B over the panel matching up the image and sprayed over it again, this time using Altenew Lavender Fields Metallic Ink Spray, and just look at this gorgeous result!  
These metallic ink sprays have a shimmer to them that I try to show with an angled photo of my card further below.
So, to make it CAS - I hated to cut the 6"x 6" panel into smaller panels and  I made two cards.  The bloom was so large that I couldn't make it any smaller than this without making it an abstract print!  
I added a die cut hugs and stamped the first part of the sentiment on a punched strip.
Here's a tilted view to hopefully capture the pretty metallic shimmer to the colors
The lovely Quilted Backdrop Die is from Lawn Fawn.

So show us how you use all those sprays you have in your craft room with your stencils!  You'll find links to technique videos as well as lots of inspiration from the creative design team, along with our two Guest Designers this month -  Hilary and Amy over at the CAS Stencil Blog!
The challenge is open until August 24th!

I'm also linking my card to:
my occasion is sympathy

Inspired by the colors

Stamps:  Casual Comfort: Cas-ual Fridays Stamps.
Paper:  White, Lilac Grace - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI,  Metallic Spray Inks Soft Lilac and Lavender Fields - Altenew
Accessories:  Quilted Backdrop Die - Lawn Fawn, Scripted Words Dies - Altenew, foam dots, Tombow Glue, word window punch - SU. 


Dotty Jo said...

What a beauty, Jo x

Laurel said...

Oh my gosh, this is just so pretty! Thank you for playing at Inspired By!

Christine Alexander said...

Love this 2 step stencil Julia, I must try them. Beautiful effect with the shimmery sprays :)

Robyn Oliver said...

This spray/stenciled card took my breath away Julia, that's one fabulous set of stencils and now I know how you achieved this. So so pretty and the (cut down) panel looks lovely with that quilted backdrop, wonderful card and thanks so much for having fun with sprays this month, Robyn

Loll said...

Love those layered, shimmery lilac sprays, Julia. The layered stencil image is AMAZING! So pretty with the small Prayers banner and die-cut hugs. The quilted frame adds lots of detail and visual texture. A very special card!! xx

Created by Kath said...

I love how they turned out! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

nancy littrell said...

Your metallic spray created such a beautiful soft shimmery lilac flower image, Julia. Beautiful framing for your thoughtful card too. TFS Hugs..Nancy

Bonnie said...

What an awesome stenciled piece, Julia! I love how the stencils layer to give such depth of color! Wow!

Dotty Jo said...

Back for another look - this is gorgeous, Jo x

Linda said...

Beautiful, love the effect with the stencil/spray. Linda x

Brenda in IN said...

This is GORGEOUS. Those sprays are so pretty and I love the two layered stencils. It made beautiful, shimmery cards.

Trina P. said...

So soft and pretty, Julia. Beautiful colours. I’ve been eyeing this layering stencil set for a while. x

I Card Everyone said...

Julia, this is just a gorgeous stencil... to use it for blueberry ice cream was genius!! WOW - and it's frosty, too!
Thanks for sharing it with us at IB!! xx

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Julia, this card is really beautiful with the two layer stencil. Haven't seen this before! thanks for showing how sparkly it is! Hugs, mf.

HilaryJane said...

Those colours and that shimmer are just gorgeous. those stencils are so effective and I love that background die too xx

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely stunning and the prettiest of colours. Great spraying through the stencils and the most amazing effect x.

Cathy said...

Wow! Such a beautiful card, love the layered stencils and the soft shimmery purples, Cathy x

Linda said...

WOW! What can I say ..... this is stunning. The colours look amazing. I must admit I've looked at this stencil a few times and up to now I've resisted ..... that may just change after seeing your gorgeous results xx

butterfly said...

What an amazing effect with the layered stencilling - clever design, that. And your shimmering colours are really pretty.
Alison x