It's DAY 2 of the fun ARTplorations stencil blog hop! For 3 whole days, the STAMPlorations girls are sharing projects showcasing ARTplorations stencils. We've got prizes too for hoppers! Simply leave a comment here, on my team's blogs, and on the STAMPlorations blog by Friday, March 13, for lots of chances to win one of several prizes.
Using my Gelli plate has been the easiest and quickest way for me to make cards lately. Time and energy are at a premium since I'm pregnant. I'm in my second trimester (15 1/2 weeks today) but I'm still dealing with the morning sickness, lack of sleep, and exhaustion, so I need to use my time at the craft table wisely. For my card today, I used the Honeycomb Delight stencil. This time around, I managed to pull 5 prints (for 5 cards!) by doing layered monoprinting. Here's another short video (90 seconds) showing how I pulled each print:
I created 5 cards out of the prints and what you're seeing today is the card made from print #5. (I'm saving the others for showing later.) I may be in love with blue lately, but orange is one of two of my favorite colors of all time :o). I mounted the print to my card base and worked on adding some faux textures: I used Mixed Media Grunge (a fun new set coming this April) and butterflies from Trendy Butterflies and I stamped them in coffee (brown) archival ink. The sentiment is from Hashtag Authentic and the brush stroke is from Celebrate Artsy. My grunge-lovin' artsy heart is totally lovin' this card :o)
Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here. Stop by again tomorrow for DAY 3 of the ARTplorations stencil blog hop!
I'm no good at color challenges, but I couldn't resist playing at Colour Me -- where it's Tangelo Twist (orange) + Neutral. This orange-lovin' girl just had to play :o)
Also linking this up to Simon Says Monday Challenge - B is for... *I've got butterflies on my card stamped in brown ink + my background looks like a beehive :o)*
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