Thursday, 21 November 2019

More Mono...

If you read my last post you will know that I have been playing with stencils and Monoprinting.
2 cards made began their lives as 'practice' pieces for CAS Stencil - but they turned out OK so I used them up!

They are almost identical except for the sentiments - but have grown my Christmas stash to more than I have ever had by this time of year so am happy, despite the fact that it is very unusual for me to make 2 cards the same.

Chipped Sapphire, Weathered Wood, Blueprint Sketch and Stormy Sky inks used.

The sentiment on this one was also an experiment.  I used a blue ink first then moved the paper slightly then white heat embossed. In real life it does look like a shadow but it was very difficult to photograph. Mounted the stencilled piece onto white card.

Here's the second card

Chose to simply use a full piece of mixed media paper so this one is one layer - unusually for me, I managed to keep the back of it free of ink!

This sentiment simply stamped with Chipped Sapphire.

I have become rather hooked on monoprints - I think probably because they all turn out different even if you use the same stencil and they have this artsy random soft look about them - satisfies my messy side!

Sharing over at

TIOT - Cold, Cold, Cold
Cardz4Guyz - Icy Cold
Creative Inspirations - Winter Blues
Stamplorations Stencil - A/Goes


Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Monoprint backgrounds Viv and wow that shadowed sentiment looks amazing :)

nancy littrell said...

Two beautifully messy stencil monoprinting Christmas cards, Viv:-) I also LOVE this technique and agree they always turn out differently and give an artsy look to your projects. TFS and joining us at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. Hugs..Nancy

Stamps and Paper said...

Two beautiful monoprint Christmas cards Viv, stunning effect and such a lovely technique something I've never tried


Jane Willis said...

What beautiful frosty ethereal creations, thank you for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Gina's Cards said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love the colours and fabulous stenciling. Thank you for playing along at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
Gina xx

Mrs.B said...

Two lovely Christmas cards Viv, the backgrounds look fabulous with the white snowflakes. Love the sentiments you used too.
Avril xx
p.s. Thanks for sharing at Try it on Tuesday

Carole said...

Two fabby cards Viv...not sure what a monoprint is really but they look stunning do your cards. Hugs xx

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful,backgrounds and made into lovely cards. I sent you a package but maybe I used an old address for you?
Hugs Mrs A.

Kathleen said...

Brilliant background and some really super snowflakes, great sentiment too.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous cards Viv, the stencils and the snowflakes look beautiful.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Fabulous cards! I love the monoprinting designs with the snowflakes and inks, and the sentiment that you stamped blue and them white embossed looks so beautiful - perfect 😀. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x

Marjut said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

MariLynn said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Love how your snowflakes look. Thanks for sharing with STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I just wanted to say thank you so much Viv as I received one of these beauties yesterday. I’ve just had to have a look how it was made and it’s gorgeous and I fancy having a go at some point. It’s a gorgeous card and I can see why you love mono-printing x

Pat said...

Two beautiful blue monoprint stencil backgrounds with the pretty snowflakes Viv and love the two different sentiments, and the shadow on the second card has worked really well.