Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Craft-Room Challenge - Use a Mask or Stencil

It's that time of year when the year seems to be rushing to a close.   Christmas is in the shops, before that it is Halloween and then Bonfire night in the UK and Thanksgiving in America.  I think Canada's Thanksgiving has past but someone reading this will put me right I hope.

Being a Tuesday it's another challenge at Craft-Room Challenge.   We had great fun with our feathered friends theme, this time Esther has asked us to use a stencil or mask.   It is also the first challenge when we are joined by our two new roomies Amber and Annie.

Our sponsor this time are the very generous girls we know as Stamp Addicts, who will give one lucky winner £10 to spend at their online shop.

Been doing at lot with stencils recently, they are very versatile and fun to work with.    I'd made something completely different as my sample for this challenge but had doubts.   Then on Saturday another challenge caught my eye and gave me the idea for this card.

The stencil was used to colour through using Whisper pens in green, orange and beige (sorta yellow/green).    Stencil left in place and Dreamweaver Pearlscent paste pushed through.   Once the stencil was safely washed, and while the paste was still wet a piece of light weight string laid over the top of the image making a stem from the bottom to the top of the card.   Once the paste had dried I used Rogue Redhead stamps to add a simple sentiment.

There are so many things you can do with a stencil, the team have been very creative in their use of them, but we are sure you will show us more ideas to get everyone's creative juices flowing.   Don't forget our great sponsors.

The challenge that inspired by card?
Less is More - Use twine or string
Other challenges I'd like to share this with is
Sweet Stampin' - Wood, Trees or Leaves
Addicted to CAS - One Layer, message to Marie there.  I have real problems commenting on wordpress and having changed computers have lost your email address.  I'm sorry not ignoring you just cannot communicate with you!
There she Goes - Leaves
Eureka Stamps - Just a note, of thanks

Got a stencil, come one and let us at Craft-Room see what you can do with it.


  1. Stunning card Zoe!! just so elegant , love those leaves, Debi xxoxox

  2. Great technique, so stylish cas card, beautiful;-))m

  3. Beautiful work on this Zoe so clean and clear

    Love Chrissie x

  4. How pretty this is... came to have a closer look. I wonder which paste to use for this lovely embossed look. Really lovely creation.

  5. Great card and perfect for our challenge this week at Sweet Stampin', good luck, don't forget to join us again this Saturday for another great challenge. Debbiex

  6. Hi Zoe, what a glorious card, that stencil is super and adore the warm gorgeousness of the colors and the dimension it gives. In reply to your note, WP is a bugger for leaving comments don't worry. Have really missed you though my email is buns@otenet.gr

    Take care oops and thanks for playing along with us at ATCAS


  7. Just beautiful!!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  8. Love your project Zoe :-) stunning use of the stencil and great idea to layer the twine. Very elegant x

    Hugs Annie x

  9. HI Zoe - I really liked your original piece, but love this too. Very CAS and elegant, and the pearly shimmer is gorgeous..Esther xx

  10. Hi Zoe! This is soo pretty! I love that pearlescent paste effect. I just picked up my first jar of white paste to play around with today and now I am thinking I need the pearlescent too lol. Super idea for stencils! Thank you for the very warm welcome. I am beyond excited to join this group!

  11. Perfectly CAS and so elegant! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

  12. Hi Zoe, yes the dreaded silly season is almost upon us...sorry but I cannot stand Halloween. This card is so very different to your original piece which I loved - but I do admire the classy look of this card....but please show the world the stunning canvas lol. Xxx

  13. A perfect CAS design Zoe - so elegant and classy. Love the pearlescent colouring!
    Thank you for joining us at ATCAS - Sylvia x

  14. A stunning card Zoe - I love the use of the string for the stem.
    xxx Hazel.

  15. Great CAS card - very elegant.. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  16. I'm sorry I'm so late in visiting!
    This is terrific, what great use of the twine and the leaves look fab!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  17. Beautiful! I love the CAS style - this is such an eye catching card. Thanks for joining the Sweet Stampin' Challenge and good luck!

  18. Turned out brilliantly. Sorry to be so late with my comment but ... well done on being showcased over at LIM with this entry



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