Wednesday, September 28, 2016

IO/Stencil Girl Blog Hop!


The Impression Obsession and StencilGirl Products Teams are hopping together this week!



StencilGirl Products will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to TWO lucky winners!

Impression Obsession will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to TWO lucky winners!

Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your chance to win 4 great prizes during the hop!

The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN! (One comment per blog please.)

You have until Friday, September 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on StencilGirl's Facebook page on Sunday, October 2nd.

Here are the links to today's hop list:


For my first card today, I combined the Stencil Girl Waterway Stencil with the Impression Obsession Butterfly 4.  To color the butterfly, I used an assortment of Prismacolor Colored Pencils.  For the stenciled background, I used the stencil, watercolor paper, and some Colorburst Powders.  Here is a close up of the background:


For my next card, I used a stencil called Seoul Day and a stamp from Impression Obsession called  She Was Unstoppable.  I have so many wonderful sayings from Impression Obsession, and stencils are really a great way to create a backdrop for them:



I was first attracted to this stencil because of its title.  For those of you who are close to me know,  I am (kind of ) obsessed with Korean dramas.  I have to admit I perked up a bit when I saw the stencil.  You can use it as I did as an abstract background or you can color it to really bring out the shapes of the hanging flags.  To make the card, I placed the stencil down onto white cardstock, sponged it with Versamark ink and then sponged it with chartreuse, turquoise, and dark blue PanPastels.  Here is a close up of the background:


Ps...anyone out there watch Korean dramas?  My family and friends just don't understand what the heck I am doing.  :)

For my finial card, I combined a stencil called Whimsical Waves as well as an Impression Obsession saying called Soul Happy:


Once again I combined Color Burst powders and the stencil to create my watercolor background:



51 comments:

Carol Baxter said...

Your cards are super! Thanks for sharing!

Gilly Welch said...

Your backgrounds are fabulous - do you mix your colour burst powders with water - I'd love to learn a little more how you achieved the end result, thanks so much for sharing!

McStamper said...

Love your cards - especially the blue and purple. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Steven said...

Clean and simple effective use of stencil. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win. s.macari (at) mac (dot com)

Jean said...

Such amazing backgrounds! Really love the colors!!

Anonymous said...

Great look using the stencils as a backdrop for the quotes!

Peg Robinson said...

Beautiful colors. Love these ideas.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

your backgrounds are beautiful and wonderful coloring on the butterfly thank you for sharing
Barb Housner

Anonymous said...

Great use of stencils. What a beautiful card to send to someone.

Amy said...

Gorgeous colors!

Glenda Hoagland said...

I absolutely love your cards. They have provided me with encouragement to use stencils I have to make cards. Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love the colours on all of the cards!
( Annie )

Sparrow said...

Thanks for sharing - I have now added some more stencils to my wish list.

Beverley said...

Love those backgrounds, and such inspiring sentiments, quotes not seen before.
Bevtextart (at) btinternet (dot com)

Cheryl Donohew said...

Great cards. Love the background colors and design. Wonderful sentiments too. Thanks for sharing.

Shona said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love all the blue, and those stencils are lovely.

M. Austen said...

Wow! Your cards are beautiful! I especially love the watercolour background on the butterfly.

Roz M. said...

Your stencilled backgrounds are absolutely fabulous, and really showcase the wonderful IO quotes. I particularly like your first background, made with the Colour-Bursts - amazing!

Jo Murray said...

Those backgrounds are particularly lovely...and your colours sing to me. Love your choices.

jo.murray.art(at)gmail(dotcom)

Felicia Aaron said...

I love all of your cards. I love making cards and wish I did more of them! These really are fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Karen Lynn said...

I love anything with butterflies.

Birthing Your Creative Fire said...

What lovely cards. The cool color palette is wonderful. Your talent with using stencils with the powders and pastels has me awed. I think if I tried that, it would be one big blob, lol.

I've got Halloween cards to start making, and I wanted to make my own backgrounds this year. Using stencils to make the backgrounds is a great solution for me. Thanks for the inspiration. And thanks for the chance at a great giveaway!

Kathleen Harrington

mcsuetx said...

I love the quotes! The cards are beautiful. mcsuetexas(at)yahoo(dotcom)

Bibliofil said...

I love what you did with colour bursts and stencils, this is something that I have to try. Thank you so much for sharing. And, I do really like the resulting cards (...and Korean dramas...)

Sue D said...

Beautiful backgrounds on all of these.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow, 3 great cards! Loved how you used the stencils and color burst, they all turned out great. Stamps and stenicls worked great together.

Jean Bullock said...

Love the backgrounds. My favorite is the Make Your Soul Happy card. I like the sentiment and I was impressed at the results of matting the sentiment panel against the background and also the placement. The card would look good framed and hung. Well done.

Jill McDowell said...

Beautiful stencil backgrounds really show off the stamps. Nice cards.

Poetryqn said...

Those backgrounds are gorgeous! I've never tried a stencil with powdered pigments -- now I"m itching to try! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. Poetryqn(at)optonline(dot)net

Cynthia Cole said...

All of your cards are sweet!

Lori Schoen said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the fun blog hop

Barbara Baxter said...

I love your cards! Your backgrounds are beautiful! I also love the butterfly and both sentiments that you used. Thanks for sharing.

Cecilia said...

Very pretty cards!

Mary Holshouser said...

the butterfly against the waterfall background
is fantastic. All of the projects are great.
IO does have a lot of wonderful sentiments.
thanks for sharing.

Ain't No Ninny said...

Love the colors and designs of your cards/pages! So lovely!

Miranda said...

Wow, a great use of the stencils with beautiful colors and perfect to add only a quote or a single butterfly to keep the eyes focussed!

donna joy said...

beautiful work~love that you used minimal colors but they still make an impact with the pops of white space~

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love your awesome backgrounds! Fabulous colors! Beautiful quotes and butterfly!

Katie said...

Wow, your background with the stencils and powders are stunning! And I love the stencil that you made the background with pan pastels. Really wonderful work. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

lorhen82 said...

Lovely cards - thank you for sharing!

Mary Thoma said...

Oh my goodness what lovely cards and the typewritten text message was such a wonderful and inspiring sentiment. The color schemes are so striking.

Diane said...

Beautifully created cards and very pretty colors!

Karen D. said...

gorgeous....IO sentiments are just fab for adding to interesting bkg...

Sherry Canino said...

Beautiful card 💙💙💙

lydia said...

Love the colors and use of "random" marks against the crisp text.

Stephanie said...

great projects! sltresso (at) hotmail (dot) com

Laurie B. said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors and layers on the blue butterfly card, great backgrounds and fun sentiments on the other two. Thanks for sharing.

Greta said...

All your cards are stunning! Beautiful colors!

Helen Gullett said...

Wow! They are stunning! Love the butterfly

Vivian C. said...

I had to laugh when you said Korean dramas. My friend is into Korean dramas and I don't get it. LOL Your cards and backgrounds are fabulous. I am intrigued with the technique using Versamark and Pan Pastels. Do you heat set it when you are done?

Sharon Noe said...

Your stained glass backgrounds are lovely. I just tried using ColorBursts with my stencils and I have to say I did not get the results you did! I'll have to keep trying. I really like the Whimsical Waves stencil and the colors you chose. Yummy!