Saturday, February 1, 2014

Stencil Me In For the Next Class!


I am not very artsy but oh how I wish I were!  I have taken accordion lessons, piano lessons, organ lessons, tap dance lessons and sang in choirs - never solo!  I have taken several decorating classes and have yet to pick a room color that I like the first time.  My husband knows going in he will be painting the room twice before we are through.  Once he stayed up all night wallpapering our kitchen and I started pulling it off the walls the very next day - true story!  I am hopeless but I keep at it.  When I received a bundle of homemade SU cards as a gift I thought "wow wonder if I can do this?"  And so started my adventure in attending SU workshops and classes.   I am still behind the times on artsy stamping techniques but I am always up for a class.  One year at Convention Ann Schach was going to teach a few of us some basic brayering techniques and asked us all to bring ink and a brayer.  Everyone brought an ink pad and a brayer.......I brought an ink refill bottle and a brayer. Definitely hopeless......

But when my FMS pal Jen Mitchell said "Let's take an on line stencil class" I was game!  The class was terrific and I have been working on my homework.  Today's card was done following a basic technique from Lesson 1.  I simply shaded the stencil first in a lighter color (Soft Sky) then brought in the darker color (Island Indigo) and blended. The embossed vellum lets the colors come through in a muted tone.  Homework Lesson #2 coming soon........ 


This card was entered in Chupa's Case Study Challenge 176 and is a sample in my Creative Crew Gallery as well.



19 comments:

Karren said...

I think this card is gorgeous, Linda! Artsy or not (and I think you are), you've nailed design, layout and got just the right amount of embellishments on your card!

Virginia L. said...

I love the gradient of blue in this! Beautiful stenciled card, Linda! The addition of vellum speech bubble and clip are lovely!

Terri Orr said...

Artsy-smartsy! Great card, and I think you definitely learned Lesson 1 very well! Can't wait for #2!

Laura Davis said...

LOVE this!
Laura

LeAnne said...

I think this is lovely! Love the soft colors, the vellum and the SEQUINS! Good job!

Marisa said...

Loving this!

Jen said...

I love how you think you're not artsy, then you show us something like this! I'm not buying that story any more!

Katy McGloin said...

I have to agree with everyone's comments but particularly Jen's, LOL! Very lovely, Linda. Waiting on your lesson 2!!

stampinsue said...

Love it, Linda! TFS

Bobbi Miller said...

OK.. NOT Artsy? NO Way! If you can dream it, you can do it! Your designs are great and this is no exception! Love the gradual colors in this....and a whole new way to look at the hexagon ... love it~

Kigz said...

Fabulous! I really like how you used the vellum and the paper clip element! :)

Dawn Tidd said...

Man if you're not artsy with your gorgeous card creations, I'm not sure who is. This is some awesome stenciling!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

OMG love the verigated blue tones.... and I have to disagree ... you are VERY artsy! Absolutely love your stuff! hugs.

Greta said...

My first class which I didn't even sign up for until Day 4 & I'm loving it, too! Your card is stunning, Linda--wonderful take on her card!

Doris said...

This is definitely NOT a beginner card! ( found you through Wee Inklings blog.). I enjoyed the same online class and learned a lot.

Jeanne J said...

Your honeycomb background is stunning! I love the variegated color and the sprinkle of sequins!

Joanne said...

Love this card Linda! The subtle sponging of the colours is beautiful, and the other elements make this a very arty card in my opinion!!

Jaydee said...

one word. PERFECTION!
hugs
jaydee

Ann Schach said...

WOW! Absolutely awesome!