Monday, 9 March 2015

ARTplorations Blog Hop Day 2

Afternoon folks and welcome to day 2 of the -


I hope you enjoyed yesterday's hop and are ready for another stencil fest. Thanks for all the lovely comments you left yesterday, don't forget to leave one at each step of the hop today to increase your chances of winning a fab prize.
So without further ado here is another card using the ARTplorations Bubble stencil.


For this card I first inked my card with a selection of DIs and then spritzed the stencil surface and used it as a stamp. The water acts as a bleach to remove the ink, so to get a good contrast you need quite a bold panel of colour to start with. The second part was a bit of luck really as I have had the die cut and coloured MB Perky Poppy floating around my desk for awhile wondering what to do with it and I just laid it over the top and liked the look of it. I did die cut the poppy out of the panel and inlaid it so it became more of a OLC. I originally cut the poppy in white then coloured the stem and flowers with Copics replacing the petals after colouring. The greeting is from my Stamp Club set Bloom Sketches, I am certainly getting my monies worth out of this set!
The main panel was then mounted on a black mount then on a pink base card.

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38 comments:

  1. Really stunning background!! Love your design!

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  2. So amazing! I can never get such a precise image to show - this looks great!

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  3. Yes, I definitely want to try this technique! Love how this turned out! The colours you used are fabulous!

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  4. What a stunning Card! I love all of the bright colors. Great use of the stencils. Thank for sharing your work with us.

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  5. Beautiful card; love the poppy against the pretty background.

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  6. Now if I wasn't feeling well, this card would certainly cheer me up. The way you outlined your diecut makes the cut and the background (which, by the way, is beautiful) POP.

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  7. Gorgeous card! Love all the colors! The background is stunning and the Poppy.....the Poppy is just so YUM! ♥

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  8. Love how you used different colors in the background and the look it creates!

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  9. Loved the waterstamping effect with stencil !! Fab effect ..

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  10. Julie, this is amazing! I simply adore your background, fab card.Have a lovely day! x

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  11. That funky background is so colorful and fab! Gorgeous design. As far as the r2d2, I got it at Radio Shack, of all places. I'm a big geek and just had to have it once I saw it.

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  12. Cool technique. I did not know this and will definitely have to try it.

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  13. I'm going to try this technique with my stencil.

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  14. Love the stenciling! Great colors!

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  15. woohoooooooouse it as a stamp... great idea !!! looks such amazing and bright
    TFS --- CU hellerlittle

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  16. So soft and cool, love the effect! Beautiful!~kim

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  17. Stunning background with this super cool stencil and the spring colors bring me happiness. Awesome card.

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  18. I just love those lucky embellishments. That is why I don't throw things away. You just never know when they work out for another project. Your card is beautiful. I really like the background. TFS

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  19. Wow!!! Gorgeous background and watercolor stamping using your stencil. I can't wait to try this technique. TFS Julie.

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  20. Love this Julie, the background is gorgeous.

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  21. Beautiful card, lovely technique! I love the background!
    Karin

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  22. Ooh, yummy. Love that technique. Hugz

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  23. You got a brilliant impression with the stencil from the distress ink background - great technique!

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  24. WOW - so pretty! I love that background - what a cool stencil!

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  25. Your background is so gorgeous - I love the colours and the beautiful bloom!

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  26. This is one of my favs today! FAB colors!!

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  27. Truly stunning; it's like bokeh, but in reverse! The flower...gorgeous! Love this!
    ~c

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  28. What a fun technique!! Such a beautiful effect!! Loved it!! I will try this for sure! :)
    Suchi xx

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  29. Beautiful card Julie, I love the bright colours and the stenciling makes a great background for that lovely flower.

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  30. This is such a WOW card, Julie! Love the blended colors and the pretty pattern from the stencil:))

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  31. Love the technique for the background Jules. Have to give that a try! xx

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  32. Your background is breathtaking - love the flower, too :)

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  33. Beautiful card, love the background.

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  34. Stunning bg stencilling, Julie.
    x Asha

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  35. My jaw dropped when I saw this card. I LOVE the stencil work! Beautifulll! Gorgeous colors and flower. You really outdid yourself!

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  36. So beautiful! Love the colours you used! :-)

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  37. What wonderful use of colour in the background!! Beautiful card.

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