Saturday, 12 January 2019

Happy Thoughts

A simple and quick CAS card to share today but the pic quality is not the best as once again it is a grey damp and windy day!

I promised myself that I would try to enter the new challenge at CAS Stencils this month.

This brand new challenge is all about playing with stencils and learning how to use stencils with different techniques and different products.
It aims to make us stretch our stencils and if like me you don't own many this can only be a good thing as it will give me the opportunity to try what few I have in different ways.

The first challenge is the basic 'Sponging' technique and my other 2 choices are Stamping and Die Cutting.
I sponged my little circle stencil (a magazine freebie I only bought the magazine as it had 4 free stencils! ) with Squeezed Lemonade DI.  As it is only small I had to move it around to re position a few times.

I then stamped the SU black grid and the tiny splats which had been stamped once on scrap paper before stamping onto the card so they weren't too harsh.

The black butterfly was die cut from some black pearlised card and the sentiment is from Technique Tuesday.
Matted onto black card before popping onto the card base.

Joining in at
Creatilicious - Something New (and that's my stencil!)
Crafty Catz - A/Goes
Cardz 4 Galz - New Stash

Thanks for looking today. Enjoy your weekend. x

26 comments:

Pia S said...

A trendy Nd classy design at the same time. The design really appeals to me.

Linby said...

Just love everything about this - fab.

I will check out the challenge, I do have loads of stencils but forget to use them!

Sue said...

Lovely composition and design, Viv. I like how you used the limited colour palette to create a card with lots of interest. Thank you for joining in at CAS Stencil Card Challenge.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS card love the stencilled background especially the grid stencil-great sentiment font too
Carol x

Viv said...

Loving the black and yellow colour combo Viv, great design too. Dark and grey here too, roll on Spring eh! ;) hugs Viv xx

JoAnn said...

Pretty card for this challenge. Love your design and colors.

Julia Aston said...

Great colors with the bright yellow and stark black Viv! the stenciled dots make a great background for the grid stamp and lovely black butterfly layered on top! thank you for joining us in the 1st CAS Stencil challenge! xx

Meggymay said...

A beautiful CAS card Viv, it sounds a good new challenge.
Yvonne xx

Cathy said...

Such an artsy and cool looking card Viv, love the yellow and black, Cathy x

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Viv, I love the stencilling. xx

Aquarius said...

Great work with the stencil combined with stamping - I certainly don't remember to use my stencils that often so might check out the challenge

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely your card Viv and the stencilling is so effective

Anne

Carole said...

Clever thing you!...stunning...love the black and yellow together.xx

Cara said...

This is just so stylish! I love it. Cara x

Joan said...

Great use of the stencil Viv, love your colour combination too. I hope to learn some new uses of stencils from the blog too, never seem to remember to use them!


Joan

Sally H said...

Simply gorgeous! I love it. The lemon yellow is a really lovely contrast to the black x

Robyn Oliver said...

Fantastic card Viv, the sponged yellow stenciling as a background for your black butterfly is very striking, the stamped grid bringing it together.. hope you'll put your stencils to use and join in again, thanks for playing along at CAS Stencil

Marie said...

Lovely card with lovely design. smashing! Thanks for joining us over at Creatalicious Challenges.
Love n hugs
Marie

Debbie Mageed said...

So pretty! CAS cards are the absolutely hardest to make but you make it easy and very lovely! Thank you for playing with us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

D.L. Flowers said...

I love those magazine freebies and your card is very nice. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Galz and hope to see you again next challenge. Donna - DT Member

(Admin for the new Challenge Blog The Paper Funday Challenges - A Monthly Challenge for all things Paper)

Loll said...

LOVE yoru design Viv! (I always do!). Great stenciled background. The yellow dots look so pretty with the black butterfly and the stamped grid. So clever to stamp off to make it subtle! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil! xx

Mac Mable said...

What fabulous mixed media elements on your gorgeous card. The stencilling with the yellow looks great x

Karen D. said...

beautiful!
:) Karen

papierelle said...

Beautiful!!! A perfectly CAS-card!! And great colors again.

Sarn said...

This is right up my street mate. LOVE the CAS-ness of it and all that glorious inkiness with some splatters. Who DOESN'T love splatters?
Hugs, Sarnie xxx

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful soft yellow sponged stencil background, Viv. Perfect for your black butterfly and black and yellow color combo. TFS and joining us at CAS Stencil Card Challenge. Hugs..Nancy