Apologies if you came to view this post on Monday. I inadvertently clicked the wrong button!
Using purple is the theme for this week’s Sunday Stampers Challenge and I have been having a play with stencils and stamping to produce two pieces that are the same but different. Take a look:
I’ve used the same techniques and the same Stampotique sunflower but have altered the colours and additional embellishments.
For both tags I started by dusting the base with ink – Tumbled Glass on the first and Antique Linen on the second. Then I ‘ve used a brick stencil and built up the colour with the same inks and added a second colour in places choosing Shaded Lilac for one and Frayed Burlap for the other. Whilst the stencil was still in place I stamped through it using a dictionary page stamp and Vintage Photo.
Then I stamped the sunflower over the top and paper pieced it. I used a dotty stamp over the petals.
Then the tags went in different directions. For the purple one I used one of my AHA girl stamps and a punched butterfly. I used a zig-zag stitch stamp around the edge and added a border top and bottom that was stamped, cut out and stuck. The stamp if a newbie from Stampin’ Up! and makes a nice addition to my favourite Dylusions stamp that is similar.
I used a stencil for the words.
On the second tag I added some stamped bees and the words.
I used a different faux stitching stamp and a Dylusions border stamp, using some green Archival ink, top and bottom.
I love this technique of stamping through stencils and plan to try out a lot more. Like I did, you can find lots of inspiration and ideas over on Wendy Vecchi’s blog.
Thanks for buzzing by.