Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Stencilling fun

It's been a while since I turned my fingers blue, so I thought I'd get my stencils and chalks out for a change ;)

My first card uses this 'cute' snail (if there is such a thing, yeuch, the real ones give me the heebe jeebies) from Eat Cake Graphics ...
5002-D Speedy snail delivers the mail
Coloured with watercolour pencils, clear gloss added to his snail, Spectrum Noir sparkle to the envelope, and then some googly eyes for good measure.  Stencil from Creative Expressions.
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My second card uses a Simon Says stencil and an older High Hopes pelican stamp.  Coloured with watercolour pencils, clear gloss added to his eyes and the rope.  I was too lazy to get up and get my copic markers, and tried to do the dotty effect round my image with my watercolours but it didn't quite work out, wish I'd left it well alone.
Washi tape along the bottom and Lawn Fawn cloud die to the top.

21 comments:

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, love the clean and simple effect, great image and really lovely background.
Thank you for joining in our Wings challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath

Cara said...

Love the googly eyes on the snails, makes them look very cute. I don't think even googly eyes would make a slug look cute though! I think you're being very hard on yourself about the dotty watercolouring. I think it works. Love the way you've included the cloud die to frame the scene. Cara x

Dotty Jo x said...

I really do feel the same about snails (and don't get me started on slugs) but these guys are very cute and I love how you used the sketch! Love the pelican too - lovely colours, Jo x

karen h said...

Wonderful cards! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

Cheryl W. said...

I like both these cards, Lynne! Those googly eyes are a nice touch! Gives them loads of character. I think you're dotty effect around the pelican make him look a bit like he is shaking off some water - which is perfect!

Wendy L said...

Perfect for our challenge, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

Beverley said...

Both your cards are so fun and beautifully coloured. Thanks so much for playing along at CC&S this week. Hugs Bev x

Sarah said...

They may be yuk but there's no denying the cuteness of those snails!! Love the pelican too, he makes me want to watch Finding Nemo!! xx

Egghead Creations said...

Both of your cards are just beautiful. I really like the coloring...worth turning your fingers blue ;)

Nancy said...

We have all been there Lynne! I can't tell you how often I mess with something just one to many times. UGH! I think the card is totally awesome and love that you made the eyes and rope glossy! Great take on out photo challenge at Just Us Girls and thrilled that you joined us. Love your snail card too...the hints of blue in the background adds a nice touch. Thanks for inspiring!

Jane said...

Cute little snail mail messengers. Thanks for using the sketch from CC&S.

Caro Thomas said...

Aww, that's cute! PErfect for "Just a Note". Thanks for joining us at CC&S again this week Lynne. Caro x

Anita in France said...

These are both so fun, Lynne ... those little snails are so cute ... great detailing with the Glossy Accents and tiny googly eyes! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Challenge! Anita :)

Patti said...

I'm laughing at your comment about getting your fingers blue! I immediately look down at my blue fingers! LOL Which is cuter? a Pelican or a Snail? it's a toss up!! LOL Sweet sweet cards Lynne!

Patti

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining our wings challenge at allsorts Tracy x

Nance said...

Super cute with all those snails. Great take on our masculine challenge! Thanks for playing The Challenge!

coldwaters2 said...

Two brilliant cards Lynne I love the snail images with the gloss on the stencil look ACE, I have several stencils that I have not used as yet so thanks for your inspiration
hugs
lorraine x

Sharon said...

MOre brilliant cards...love your style so much! xx

Susangail Powell said...

Your coloring is fantastic! Both cards are fantastic but I especially love the pelican card.

shirley-bee said...

Great card for our water-themed challenge! Love that pelican! Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

Jenny Colacicco said...

Fab background ! Super subtle and just sets of the images perfectly. Thanks for sharing with us at AAA cards!