Thursday 19 April 2018

Getting Messy


When I get the chance to have a good crafting session, I often like to try out more 'messy' techniques and this weekend I was playing with colour bursts and pixie powders along with my stencils (of course!).

First up I created a soft watercolour background with creative expressions pixie powders as a background for my elegant lady stencil:

Once the background was dry, I used poppy stencils black gloss paste through the stencil and admired the effect!  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and I used black glitter card to highlight the edges of the panel.  I shall link this card up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where we are using sparkle and shine.  The pixie powders have shimmery mica in them and the black glitter card adds a bit more subtle sparkle.  I shall also link up at Happy Little Stampers watercolour challenge (without the optional rainbow twist).

I also have another new stencil - Floral Beauty - which I layered over a slightly more vibrant background created using colour bursts and pixie powders.  I simply inked around the edges of the stencil aperture with black soot distress ink.  I then added doodling in black and white pens to help give the flowers definition and finished off with a black glitter butterfly.  I shall link this up at Simon's Monday Challenge where this week's theme is doodling.

I hope you like them :)


As always, you can find them in my Folksy shop!

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x


  1. You may have gotten messy, Sarah, but your stencil creations are terrific. I love how you doodled the flowers to add definition.

  2. WOW they are beautiful, love the flowers.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a great weekend x

  3. Gorgeous cards Sarah :-) the colours and stencil designs are stunning and I love how you added the doodling!! absolutely stunning! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  4. I love getting messy with inks and things and you certainly have wowed us here. Fabulous backgrounds and stencils. Really love the results. Thanks for sharing at HLS Watercolour Challenge.

  5. Fantastic cards. Love the doodled detail you added to the flowers. Thank you for sharing your card at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.