Tuesday, January 12, 2016

SHOPPING OUR STASH #234 - Something New

Good morning and welcome crafty peeps! This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH, we'd like to see you use something new. With the holidays just barely past, I'm sure you've all were gifted with some crafty goodies, (Be it from someone else, or yourself. *cough*) I was just gifted (by me) this butterfly stencil, so I used it instead of just hoarding it. Yay me! Here's the card I made with it:

 and a simple inside:

This stencil is kind of different, as you have to stencil the negative space around the butterflies, instead of the butterflies themselves. (Negative space. Yep, I may have taken an art class or 6 back in the day.) Challenge accepted, and I'm happy with how this came out. ☺ I used crackle embossing paste and let that dry. Then I used Glimmer Mists to water color my panel, using pink, peach, yellow and aqua colors. IRL this is super shimmery. I've tried taking a close up so you could see it, but A) my photography skillz leave something to be desired, and B) it's a very gloomy rainy day outside and my natural light is not so bright. Perhaps if you embiggen the photo below, you might be able to see some of the shimmer. I won't hold my breath.

So, ready to rip open those new stamps/dies/papers/embellies/paints/etc? Of course you are! Time to get crackalackin and create something with them! Just be sure to link up your project at Shopping Our Stash so we can admire your creative genius! While there, please do check out the amazing samples my teammies have created and leave them some bloggy love. You won't be disappointed! Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:
STAMPlorations Anything Goes challenge

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Pets; MFT - More Essential Sentiments
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Canson; Darice
Accessories: GC; Avery Elle - Pierced Rectangle die; STAMPlorations - Shower of Flutters stencil; Dreamweaver - white crackle embossing paste; Tattered Angels - Cherub Pink, Sunkissed Peach, Yellow Daisy, Aquamarine Glimmer Mists; Slice die cutter using Words & Expressions Family cartridge; Darice - sequins; paint brush and pallet
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Scotch Scrapbooker's glue & foam tape; Ranger - Glossy Accents


  1. Ohhhhh super cool! Love your negative space butterfly stencil! It's sooooo pretty!!

  2. Lovely stencil and you did an A1 job with it. Beautiful spring-like card.

  3. Oh, wow, Chris! This is beautiful and so, so creative! I absolutely love the soft shimmery color you added to each butterfly, and love the crackle finish around them, too. Just gorgeous!

  4. So, Chris, you are a woman after my own heart! I am always making up days that merit me gifting myself with some crafty thing! Love your creative use of the Butterfly stencil. Oh, and I must mention the use of "negative" space and give proper homage to your art classes! Great project and beautifully executed!

  5. Gorgeous! First off - that stencil!love!I love how you used crackle paste and watercoloured the butterflies. Absolutely brilliant!

  6. oh how i ♥LOVE♥ this card! sooooooo beautiful and YES, a fabulous use of negative space! plus... CRACKLE embossing paste??!?!??! gotta get me summa that!!! :) :) :)


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