Blue Ribbon winner #7 PLUS the ribbon for the Show Special!
Every time I break out a stencil, I wonder why I don't use one on every single card I make . . .
Stencils have such a variety of uses: they work for entire backgrounds but are also unbeatable for partial use in small areas. You can work with color sprays, sponge on the color, or the best – in my view – using stencil paste for incredible texture. However, on this layout, I kept the background flat by sponging on the colors, as I knew I'd have plenty of texture with the popped-up words.
And thus endeth this year's romp through the Home and Hobby section of the NJ State Fair. I hope you enjoyed the scenic tour through my stamped creations for 2016!
Cardstock: Bazzill Simon, The Paper Cut Watercolor paper, scrap stash
Stamps: Serendipity “Flowers”, So She Stamps “Garden”, Starving
Artistamps “Flora”, “Fauna”, Unknown “Fleur”, “Garden”
Inks: Distress Peeled Paint, Pumice Stone, Faded Jeans, Perfect
Pearls Mist Pewter, Gelly Roll pen Clear Star
Dies: Serendipity Bird
Stencil: Tim Holtz Burlap
Doo Dads: deckle edged scissors, Jones Tones Pearl Paint Sage