Wednesday, 24 December 2014

God Jul 2014

Hello.  Welcome.  God Jul.  That's Merry Christmas, Norwegian style.  I know some of you are waiting for the big day but for us in Scandinavia, much of Europe and other places as well, today is the day we stuff ourselves silly and exchange gifts.  So here I sit, stuffed silly and a couple of pressies richer.  Thought I'd share some Christmas makes.  I have been expanding on the uncoloured stamp and stencil technique I used here.  I love this look so there may will be some more makes along this line.  Do let me know when I start to bore you. 

I really liked the Dreamweavers Waves and Dots stencil so I used it again with Unity Stamp Co. Owl Pals and blue distress inks.  I masked the owls before stenciling.  I have clipped around the edge with a hole punch, just for the fun of it, and mounted on a blue base card touched with Faded Jeans distress ink.  The sentiment is from Unity's Snowpeep Grant set.  I did some doodling with a black sharpie to give more dimension to the 'ground'.

Then, cos it was just too much fun, I decided to try it with a different stencil.  This one is home made.  I used Simon Says Stamp Luminary Circles die to cut a mask.  I used the same distress inks and started with the largest circle behind my masked owls.  Then I put the large circle negative cut back in the mask and moved it around just stenciling the smaller elements.  I really like this one as well.  The same, but different.  

My blue owls joining the fun at
DRS Designs Challenge 153 - Inspired by Color
DREAM It UP Challenge 18 - Quick and or Cute
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Pick a Fave I picked anything goes
The Unity Stamp Co. Friends with Flair 

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  1. Gorgeous colours and stencils, liking the technique very much.

    Merry Christmas! :-) xxx

  2. Adorable card, Gail. I love the owls and the cool background of this card.
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  3. have a wonderful Christmas time< hope all your wishes will be fulfilled and keep on crafting, big hugs from California

  4. What a cute cute card Gail! Thank you for joining the quick and cute challenge this month at Dreamweaver STencils.

  5. Fun designs with the stenciled bg, Gail.

  6. These look really cool! I think the polka dot background looks a bit like falling snow. I am putting this on my list of techniques to try, thanks for the idea!

  7. This is so cute. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  8. Love the image, a great

  9. Wonderful stenciling. Image is very cute.

  10. Those owls are so cheeky, and striking in black & white!

  11. Super fun and creative!!! Love the look on their faces.....those eyes! Hahahaha.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  12. Love the one with the dotted stencil! The owls are so cute

  13. Great background love the owls

  14. This card is so sweet and it makes me smile! I love the stamping and blue stenciled background! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  15. Fabulous backgrounds you used with these sweet owls!!

  16. Super cute. Love your backgrounds. TFS

  17. Thanks for all your comments. Hugz


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