Thursday, April 27, 2017


Make It Monday #282: Stenciled Watercolor Backgrounds

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge

Card Menu:
Stencil: Woodblock Prints  Stamps: Gran's Garden, Layered Banner Banter
Dies: Gran's Garden, Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical   Inks: Distress Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, 
Salty Ocean, and Tumbled Glass; Hero Arts: Buttercup, Green Hills, Pool;  PTI: Saffron Spice
Paper: Saffron Spice cardstock and Staples White 120 lb. 

Linked to: capture the moment

Betsy used a Woodblock Prints stencil as her guide for a demo card in this week's MIM. 
I used a different stencil from the same set, several Distress Inks and a water brush to 
paint my design on watercolor paper. After it dried, the panel was die cut and mounted
directly to a saffron spice card. It was embellished with several flowers from 
Gran's Garden. I must confess to casing a similar card by Dawn McVey.

But wait, I can't waste the wet ink on top of my stencil!!  I laid a stitched panel 
of white card stock on the wet stencil and got a funky negative image as a result.
Two butterfly die-cuts mounted with foam tape on a stitched gold vellum rectangle
and finished with a simple sentiment made a second card!

Card Menu:
Stencil: PTI Woodblock Prints; PTI Stamps: Bold Bouquet (older anniversary set) & Butterfly Hope
Inks: Distress Salty Ocean, HA Buttercup & Pool; Dies: PTI Butterfly Hope, SSS Stitched Rectangles;
Paper: PTI New Leaf,  Staples White 120 lb & gold vellum from stash

Linked to: SSS: Anything Goes


  1. Two FABULOUS cards Vikki! Love how you used the wet ink to make a 2nd background...never even thought of that! Lovely, lovely cards!! :0)

  2. Hi Vicki! Your first card sends me searching out that stencil! Gorgeous! Love the colors, love the effect you got with your watercolors too! Both cards, lovely!!!

  3. Beautiful cards Vikki and I like how you didn't "waste" that extra ink. Now I think I need the Woodblock stencils...

  4. hello vikki! pretty card, luv the design and the gorgeous flowers! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  5. Weren't you the smart one to get a second background! Both cards are absolutely beautiful, Vikki! Great choice of colors!

  6. Love your stencils! Both cards are very pretty!

  7. love the background and flowers...I really need that set!

  8. Lucky you, Vikki, getting a two-for-one from your watercolored stencil. Both cards are awesome. Didn't think I needed those Woodblock stencils, but you and Betsy may have convinced me. Where is the money tree so I can clean out my long wish list?

  9. Brilliant idea to use both!! and both cards are just beautiful!


  10. Love how you made two cards. They are both stunning. Love those colors together.