Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Having fun with stencils & dies . . .

Happy Tuesday my Friends!
It's time once again to create a little inspiration for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.  Today, I decided to play with some of the new Memory Box STENCILS I recently purchased  to create a unique background for this adorable Nellie's Choice vintage image along with dies from the Dies R Us Store.

These are the two Memory Box stencils I chose to use today.
Memory Box - STENCIL - Ornate
Memory Box - STENCIL - Bubbles
By simply positioning your stencils (tape down with removable tape to keep them from sliding) and sponging with various colors (going from lighter shades to darker on the edges), you can come up with some of the most wonderful pattern paper.  In fact, the background paper I used was a very subtle polka dot printed paper.  I used Tim Holtz distress inks and sponge daubers to create today's fun background.

Remember ... if something happens to be 'out of stock' at the Dies R Us store, click on the PUT ME ON THE WAITING LIST tab and you will be notified when the item is returned to stock. 

I've also added a little ink sponging to my kraft colored kitties ... aren't they cute!

A few challenges to share in:
Aurora Wings Challenge - Monochromatic
Classy Cards n Such - Musical Motiff
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
The Crafty Bloggers April Challenge - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Furry Friends

Just a reminder about our new Dies R Us Challenge Blog being launched May 1st!
Why not pop over right now and meet the designers,
then come back on the 1st and 15th of each month for a new fun themed challenge. 

Thanks so much for visiting me today!
I hope you're having a fabulous week!

Papers:  SU Very Vanilla cs, Melissa Francis dp
Inks:  Tim Holtz distress inks: vintage rose, tea dye, vintage photo


Joan Fricker said...

Very pretty Darlene! !! I love how you used the stencils Great image too.

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful background paper and I love the diecuts! Just a gorgeous card!

Diane said...

Oh...how I LOVE this.....the stenciling is awesome and love the image and the entire vintage color of it...wonderfully done my friend!! Great minds must think alike as I was working with my MB stencils as well yesterday!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Darlene, I absolutely adore your card. The stenciling is fab and the dies cuts just perfect for the image. I love, love, love kitties! Unfortunately, we have a new rule at Aurora Wings where the image must be a hand colored one to be eligible so in fairness to others it must be deleted. I'm so sorry but hope you can enter again and thank for your understanding. xxD

Kathy Bradley said...

Beautiful and elegant and I love your stenciling!

nwilliams6 said...

Some really great dies! They add a lot of elegance and interest to your image. Pretty card! Hugz!

Ellis said...

Stunning card you have made Darlene, great use of stencils and dies! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Dar, this is really lovely! It almost has a dreamlike quality with those soft dots in the background. Love the color palette, too. A really fun piece!

Michelle said...

Lovely card. i do like the stenciling that you did and this image is so precious. Thank You for joining us over at Incy Wincy Designs.

Michelle (DT)

Debbie said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and all the extras. Thanks for joining the Classy Cards 'n Such challenge this week. You always have neat projects!

joy said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card! I love the different stencils! Thanks for joining us in the challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.