Sunday, 5 August 2018

Stencil Monoprint

When I run out of mojo, I turn to the wonderful crafting challenges out there on the interwebs as they are a great source of inspiration. The DT projects often give me new ideas, and sometimes I get inspired to use a technique I don't usually use very much. The August CAS Mixup challenge is Stencil Monoprint which is a technique I don't usually use but is such a great way to get more out of your stencils and get really cool artsy backgrounds. So I got to work and created several monoprints. This is one of them which I created with Distress Inks (Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet) using the ARTplorations Just Flow Stencil and cut it up into two background panels. 

I stamped the poppies from Bloom Sketches, my first (and one of my absolute favourite) STAMPlorations stamp sets and coloured them with Copics before fussy cutting. I mounted the monoprint onto turquoise cardstock, added the poppies and heat embossed a sentiment (my additional choice of technique for the challenge) onto a strip of white card I inked with Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers. 

I'm also linking up over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge where the theme is to create your own background. 

Card: White 200 gsm card, Daler&Rowney 300 gsm watercolour card, turquoise card from my stash
Stamps: STAMPlorations Bloom Sketches
Ink and Colouring: Distress Inks Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet, Copics, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and Versamark
Stencils: ARTplorations Just Flow
Other: gunmetal embossing powder from my stash 

STAMPlorations discount code: If you want to save 20% when shopping at the STAMPlorations store you can use the code STAMPGIRLKAROLA at checkout. The discount applies to all normal priced and discounted stamps, stencils and dies. The code cannot be combined with other discount codes.


Mac Mable said...

Love the technique and the colours you have used on that wonderful stencilled background. The stamped flower image and the fussy cutting looks fabulous. One unique and glorious card. Thank you for joining in at The CAS Mix Up Challenge x.

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful contrast between the soft monoprint background and the bright, beautiful poppies, Karola! A beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful soft swirly Stencil Monoprint background for your pretty stamped and Copics colored poppies. So pleased you joined us Karola at CAS Mix Up. Hugs...

Loll said...

Gorgeous stencil monoprint background Karola!! Your beautiful purple flowers look amazing over top. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Misty Elam said...

Oh wow!! I don’t know which part is more wow factor, the background or your stunning flowers. This is a ovely card, Thanks so much for joining us last week for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Julia Aston said...

Your monoprint stencil background looks lovely behind your deep purple flowers Karola! Everyone is being inspired to create such beautiful designs using this technique! Thank you for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! Julia xx

Jo said...

A delightful card with that bright pastel background. Wow, incredible copic colouring and fussy cutting ..."FABULOUS" ;)
Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx