Monday, 15 May 2017

Stamps and Stencils

Morning and I have four DT posts today-this is the last one which is for the midway inspiration for the ATG challenge at Love to Craft .I stamped the Agapanthus Cluster from Stampendous in distress ink sprayed with water before stamping,the background card I made with a stencil BUT instead of inking through a brick stencil, I put distress ink on craft mat and sparayed with water then laid the stencil on this then patted down onto card so you get the negative part really then I stamped the sentiment from Visible Image onto an offcut,distress inked round all the edges and done.
crafty sentiments-bright colours
lemon shortbread-ATG
happy little stampers+mixed media-splats
crafty creations-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
Morgans art world-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
pink gem-Spring fever
love to create-creative/mixed media
corrosive challenge-ATG
crafting when we can-bright and colourful
creative artiste-ATG/mixed media
crafting with attitude-ATG
crafty calendar-flowers------------WINNER
the artistic stamper-floral fantasy
Penny black at allsorts-photo/colour challenge
country view-flower power
more mixed media-ATG
creatalicious-ATG/stancils-------TOP 3
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated-don't forget you still have two weeks to join the challenge
Carol x x


  1. Just love this CAS card; superb background :-)

  2. This is gorgeous,love the

  3. Love your inky layers Carol and must have been fun to create. But most of all it's the focal stamp - Stampendous P107 that grabs me, sad that I know the code but it really is my all time favourite stamp. SO as you can guess I love your card.

    Many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  4. Such a lovely card!Thank you for participating in Creative Moments Challenges

  5. GORgeous Carol and love the inky I need a craft

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Very successful inking here, the background turned out so perfect for this s image. It's colorful yet simple, cool yet classy.

  7. love this to bits Carol - cool make! Hugs rachel x

  8. Such a pretty card Carol, fabulous inking techniques.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  9. Beautiful card Carol, love the pretty background you created. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  10. Fabulous card! Thanks for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craftroom Door blog. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge and good luck!

    Sunila & Aditi
    Dots to Lines- DT

  11. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week...x

  12. LOVE this Carol, a really stunner.xx ♥[aNNie]

  13. Wow Carol - just beautiful. Lovely stamping work and gorgeous colours too - Michelle x

  14. Beautiful card Carol thank you for joining us over on
    Morgans Art World Challenge Blog
    Dianne xx
    MAW Creative Team

  15. Pretty card! Thanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments desigs this time, good luck and hope to see you next time, hugs Beatriz DT

  16. This is fabulous, I love all the colours and inkiness! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  17. Fabulous card Carol, very creative work! Love it!

  18. Magnificently done, Carol, and I love the way you used the stencil. Great idea for an unusual technique! I’m so tickled that you are playing in our “Anything Goes or Graduation” challenge at QKR Stampede this week and I’m wishing you the best of luck in the draw. 😀
    NanaConnie DT

  19. Great inking and stencil work. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafting with an Attitude Challenge 'Anything Goes' May 2017.
    Nicola, CWAA DT (Amethyst Lily Designs )

  20. This is gorgeous Carol and fab stencil work thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue J x

  21. I think this is just gorgeous You are an inspiration ...Lis

  22. This is a fab CAS card Carol. Love your background. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious and we hope to see again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  23. Lovely and So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  24. So beautiful! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

  25. This technique makes for a lovely background Carol. I love all the beautiful colours you have used on this card.

  26. A lovely inky card and a fab central image. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Penny Black & More.
    Lynn x

  27. Absolutely beautiful Carol. Adore the painted feel.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  28. Great card! Thank you for joining us here at Word Art Wednesday. We hope you will link more projects with us soon. Leaving you with the inspiration of the scripture in II Thessalonians 3:3 (KJV) " But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil." God bless!

    JO ANN

  29. You created an interesting background for your beautiful flower! Thank you for joining the May challenge of the Country View Challenges blog!

  30. Cute! Thanks for sharing at Crafty Calendar.
    ~DT Janis

  31. WOW! Absolutely love this! That background is amazing and so perfect for the beautiful flowers.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs, Lisa

  32. A lovely card. Pretty colours and great techniques.

    Thank you for joining in with our May challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

  33. This is one artsy looking card! Love how you used the stencil in reverse, very clever and what a great color palette. Thanks for joining in at the PIP challenge this week.

  34. Wonderful creation, loving the inky background!
    Thank you so much for joining us this month at Penny Black and More!

  35. WOW this is gorgeous!!! I love the artsy look to this!!! Gorgeous background! Thank you so much for joining us at More Mixed Media Challenges! Have a wonderful day!
    ♥ More Mixed Media Challenges ♥
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  36. your card is gorgeous beautiful stamp, I love your splashes of colour's beautifully designed too.

    Hugs Babs x

  37. Wow all the blue on your card...especially the BG..stunning..
    Great card..
    My hubby was in Scotland..I was not visiting blogyland busy with kids..
    Tomorrow will visit you again.Its 11:31 German time...
    See you around

  38. WOW! A gorgeous card, love all of the colors with so much white. Always my favorite way. Hugs, Autumn

  39. Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us over at the Crafty Creations Challenges Blog.
    Kristina DT

    Crafty Creations Challenges Blog
    Cards by Kristina

  40. Oh wow, your backing paper looks fabulous, great colours and lovely design. Very pretty image too.

    You have had a very busy day.

    Dionne x

  41. I love this stamp--I have it somewhere! What a beautiful card it makes on that lovely background! Thank you for leaving your love on my blog and answering my question about A Inky Mess guidelines. :)

  42. Very pretty cared, thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Pam x

  43. Such an adorable card! Brilliant! Thanks for playing with us at Crafting When We Can!
    Carolyn DT

  44. Beautiful! Just like a summer meadow. Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create this time
    Claire xx

  45. Delightful card! Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month!

  46. Beautifully framed card. Love it. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  47. Fabulous creation! Thank you for joining us at The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge

  48. Hi Carol,
    Love the card, the background is perfect and seems like the extension of the focal point, gr8 use of the theme!!
    Thanks for joining us @ Happy Little Stampers mixed media challenge for the month of may!! All the best.

  49. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional stencils” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…