Saturday, 7 July 2018

Making Waves


I have a new stencil to introduce to you today - my messy rainbows stencil is great for bright and bold backgrounds.  When I used it in conjunction with some green and blue colour bursts it made me think of waves:

I sprinkled colour bursts over the stencil, spritzed with water and blotted quickly.  I did that a few times to get the depth of colour that I wanted without too much 'bleed'.  Once dry, I die cut a square out of the centre of the panel to create a frame and added the cute whale and sentiment from Mama Elephant.  I shall link this up at Happy Little Stampers July Watercolour Challenge which is Anything Goes (without the optional twist of birthdays).  I shall also join in at AAA Cards (just in time) where we are using a frame on our designs.

I used the central panel as a background for this fab porthole die from MFT and the same Mama Elephant set.  The porthole is layered up several times to create a bit of dimension.  I shall link this up at the July CAS challenge at Happy Little Stampers where the theme is Animals.

Here is the stencil that is in my Folksy shop:

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sarah x


  1. Fabulous stencil Sarah! Love these cards but especially the second with all that empty white space. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  2. Beautiful cards, Sarah! Love how you created your frames and that stencil is great :) Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards challenges.

  3. Oh wow, Sarah - that stencil is really stunning and the way you used it with the watercoloring - just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge!

  4. Lovely cards, Sarah. Th second is perfectly cool and CAS too. Love that stencil and the gorgeous colors. Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

  5. Fabulous stencil Sarah ...... love it!! Great card designs too. Thank you for playing along with the HLS CAS Challenge xx

  6. Brilliant use of the watercolours with a stencil. A favourite technique of mine that I don't use enough. The colours are amazing! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  7. Love the Color Bursts through the stencil, Sarah, and that whale looks perfect with the 'waves'.