Saturday, May 17, 2014

Oh Happy Day for The Crafter's Workshop



I'm so excited to be sharing my first guest post for The Crafter's Workshop!  Today I am sharing a simple technique that doesn't require much in the way of supplies and allows you to stretch your stencils to get a totally different look from them.  This technique is especially applicable to more open stencils, and would also be perfect for Balzer Bits and Ronda's Fragments.  

This is the stencil I used, Julie Balzer's Stick Flowers:



While the pattern covers the entire 6x6 stencil I used just the bottom right corner to create my card.

After carefully studying the stencil and deciding which part I wanted to use, I placed it over my cardstock panel, taped it down and very lightly traced around the selected portions of the stencil, and then colored the image in with Copics.  This was a little more time consuming than I thought because you have to be very careful since you just have that very thin pencil line as a guide, but the results are well worth it.

I colored in stages since I wanted the inner sections to be completely dry before I colored the outer layer to prevent cross bleeding.  I first colored the inside of the flowers, then the inside of the leaves, then the stems/outer leaves, and then the outer flower layer.  If you don't have a lot of markers, no worries....I only used five on this card.  Two shades of red for the flowers, the inner portion was shaded and I used the lighter red for the outer layer as well, two shades of green for the inner leaves and one very light shade of green for the stems/outer leaves.



I love the clean Scandinavian feel of the card, and wanted to preserve that look with a simple sentiment and pale blue base.  I let it sit overnight and then went back and erased any of the pencil lines that were still showing.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:
The Crafter's Workshop - Mini Stick Flowers

Avery Elle Oh Happy Day Stamp Set
Copics - R22, R24, G40, G43, G46
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Bazzill Card Shoppe and Crafter's Companion Cardstock
Tombow Mono Adhesive

12 comments:

  1. So gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!

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  2. Ok this is darling! LOVE those red flowers!

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  3. LOVE!! Your use of stencils is amazing!!! Unique card!!

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  4. love this! It's super fresh and happy!

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  5. What a great way to use your stencil! Love the way it turned out...so colorful and happy. Your sentiment is divine with it's flourishy font.

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  6. Beautiful! Amazing technique..and fabulous results!

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  7. Beautiful card. Great coloring and the way you used the stencil

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  8. So pretty, Miriam! LOVE the rich color! I can totally see this on a layout, and I adore that sentiment font!

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  9. SO LOVE this! What a fun technique. Neat how you got very distinct colors on the flowers ... what patience you have. And to wait until the next day to erase your pencil lines. I just couldn't hold off that long! Oh, and great choice to add the pale blue border, really sets it off.

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  10. So inspiring ! I shared on Facebook... Love it ! Gorgeous card.

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