Saturday, 24 March 2018

Uniko Revisit - Fun Flowers


We are revisiting Uniko's Fun Flowers stamp set and stencil this weekend and I decided to use the stencil to create a flowery unicorn :)

I used the flower stencil through the aperture of my unicorn stencil and inked it with distress inks.  I lightly inked round the outline of the unicorn to give it some definition.  I also used the stencil on the card base to provide a flowery and colourful frame.  

I hope this card makes you smile!  I shall link up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge which is Floral Frenzy.

Do visit the rest of the fab DT on the Uniko blog hop.  If you leave comments by 7 April you will be in with a chance to win an e-gift card of £15.

Thank you for your visit :)

Sarah x

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

One Layer Cards with Stencils


Just popping in with a few one layer cards that I have made this week with my stencils.....sometimes it is just fun to ink them up to create quick and easy cards :)

Here is a card that I have made to play along at AAA Cards where the challenge is to only use a third of the card front.....a great way to keep things CAS.

Here, I simply inked through the honeycomb/hexagon stencil with distress oxides and inked a bee silhouette stencil over the top that I am currently working on.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle.

I have made a second card for Time Out using the large geometric circle stencil and some of the geo circle background images.  Overlaying them adds extra interest.  The sentiment is from MFT.

I hope you like these two simple cards :)  The stencils that I have used are available to purchase in my Folksy store.

Laser cut honeycomb stencil   Geometric Circle Stencil   Geo Circles Stencil

See you soon,

Sarah x

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Hexagonal Windows


You may have seen from some of my previous cards that I love using the apertures on my stencils as 'windows' for creating scenes/patterns into.  I have 2 examples to share today.

First up is a one layer card made with my new hexagon stencil.  I selectively inked in to some of the hexagons in greens and browns before stamping some beautiful mini wildlife images from Clarity in to the apertures:

The sentiment is also from Clarity.  I really like how this turned was really simple to do too :)  I shall link this card up for a second time at Less is More where the challenge is to use stencils on a one layer card.

On this card I used a fab set of mark making stamps from Neat and Tangled inside my owl in flight stencil.  A bit of gentle inking around the edge gives the shape definition.  I added some pink splatter stamps from WPlus9 and a sentiment from Prima.  This is a bit more of an artsy design but I think it has lots of visual impact.   I shall link up at Addicted to CAS where the code word is Birds.

I hope you like today's nature inspired makes!  

Remember that you can buy my stencils in my Folksy shop :)

Sarah x

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Drama and Ombre


Are you having a good weekend?  It is horribly cold with snow showers here so I am taking that as a sign that I should stay warm inside :)  Of course, that means I have been playing with stencils!

First up is a one layer card that I have made for the new challenge at Less is More:

I masked a panel on the black card base and dabbed through my triangle grid stencil with gilding glue and then rubbed gilding flakes over the top.  The sentiment is embossed in silver.  I was inspired by this fabulous card by Sharon in creating my design.

On this card I have inked through my Forest Foliage stencil in shades of green to create an ombre effect.  I added one of the beautiful butterflies from Stamplorations to the design along with one of their sentiments.  

I shall link this card up at AAA cards where the challenge is to feature ombre and at Simon's Wednesday spring themed challenge.  

I hope you like these two designs and the stencils that I used to create them which you can find in my Folksy store.

See you again soon!

Sarah x

Friday, 16 March 2018

Sunshine and Flowers


It still feels quite wintry here but I see that lots of challenges are celebrating spring and easter so I am happy to play along in the hope that it won't be long until I see sunshine again :)

First up is a card that I have made for Time Out who are celebrating their 4th birthday!  Congrats to Sandie and the DT for keeping us all inspired.  I decided to focus on the sunshine part of the inspiration quote.....

I inked through my geometric circle stencil and die cut a circle in the centre to create an aperture.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  Here is the quote that inspired my design:


I have also been playing with my alcohol inks recently but don't always know what to do with the results.  On my next card I used one of the alcohol ink backgrounds to paper piece this pretty die from Memory Box.

I love the vibrancy of the petals against all of the white space!  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.  I shall link up at The Flower Challenge where Anything Goes and at Simon's Wednesday Challenge as the colours work really well with the spring moodboard.

I hope you are looking forward to a crafty weekend!  See you again soon,

Sarah x

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Magical Unicorn


Unicorns have been popular for some time and so I decided to make a stencil that I could use to create some magically inspired cards:

I masked a circle for the moon and then inked through the stencil in Blueprint Sketch and Faded Jeans distress oxides.  I also masked off the horn so that I could emboss that in silver.  I added a stream of stars from Uniko's Reach for the Stars stamp set and embossed them in silver too.  The sentiment is from Mama Elephant.  I shall link up this card at Just Us Girls where the theme is Mythical or Magical.

Here I inked through the stencil using Uniko's star stencil in pastel colours.  Gently inking round the outline gives the shape definition.  I embossed the horn in gold on this card.  The sentiment is actually from a Penny Black christmas set but I thought it fitted well with the image!

I hope you like my makes with this new stencil which is available to buy in my Folksy store :)

Thanks as always for stopping by,

Sarah x

Monday, 12 March 2018

More Graphic Designs


A quick post today to share a few cards with a new stencil design which features geometric crosses and squares.  

I masked a circle and inked through the stencil in shades of blue, adding a touch of blue around the circle to give it definition.  I added some other circular elements including the game controller and sentiment from Papertrey.  As this card is all in shades of blue, I shall link up for a second time at Less is More's current monochrome challenge.

As I had enjoyed inking the circle on the first card, I created a second design featuring masked circles in different sizes.  The sentiment is from Altenew.  I shall link up at the last minute to Seize the Birthday's current Anything Goes challenge.

I think that both of these cards work well for male birthdays!

This is the stencil that I was working with which you can find for sale in my Folksy store.

Thank you for stopping by :)

Sarah x