Tuesday, August 14, 2018


Hi there crafty friends! I'm hosting this week's challenge at
and as our challenge title suggests,
we want to see a leaf or leaves on your project!

Here's my card:

and the inside:

I tried mono-printing with a stencil for my background, based on
this tutorial. I chose ink colors to represent the changing leaf colors in Autumn.
After it dried, I added two strips of burlap ribbon then on top of that a
strip of brown card stock heat embossed with my sentiment.
I remembered that somewhere I had a package of wooden leaves.
(So glad I found them. LOL!) I stained one of them using the same
ink on the background and glued that on. Another
sentiment finishes the inside.

Now it's your turn! We'd love to see your projects linked up
in the gallery at Shopping Our Stash! Looking for more 
inspiration? Simply visit the blogs of my teammates to see
the amazing projects they created, and while there leave
some bloggy lovin!
Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a fabulous day!

I'd like to enter this at CAS Mix It Up challenge - stencil monoprint/stamping/heat embossing/wood/burlap

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Balloons and Banners
Ink: Ranger DI - cracked pistachio, twisted citron, lucky clover, mahogany; VersaMark
CS: TE; Neenah
Accessories: STAMPlorations - leaf prints stencil; water mister; Recollections - burlap ribbon & wooden leaf; MISTI; Stampendous - champagne EP; heat gun; Fray Check
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; American Crafts - tacky tape; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte


  1. Ooh very pretty. Another technique I haven't tried.great design love the leaf.

  2. Wahhh... my comment disappeared when I went up for a closer look at the leaf (which is a gorgeous oak leaf, btw...) I just said you've got a winner here. I love the bold fall colors used in monoprinting. The addition of burlap is so autumnal as well (no trim is more "fall"!) and I adore the CAS design.

  3. Gorgeous stencil work, Chris, and I love the little piece of burlap, Jo x

  4. Great effect with the technique and glorious colours. Wonderful layout too. Thank you for joining in the fun at The CAS Mix Up Challenge x

  5. Your autumn-coloured monoprint is so pretty. The burlap and stained wood leaf are perfect embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  6. This is wonderfully done! The composition is perfect and I love the bold lines you achieved with your stencil and distress inks. I will have to give this style of mono printing a try. I watched the video so thanks for the link!

  7. Gorgeous stencil monoprint background, Chris. I love how you used Fall colors on your background. Beautiful with your burlap and stained wood leaf. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

  8. What a beautiful leaf stencil monoprint Chris! Love the colors you used and the pretty leaf over your sentiment strip! thank you for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! Julia xx

  9. loooooooooooe love, love, love that monoprint leafy background! such an amazing effect!

  10. Oh WOW!! I'm going to look at my stencils in a totally different way!! what a fabulous technique and the results are fantastic.
    Love how you added the sentiment and the lovely texture of that burlap ribbon.
    Awesome card Chris and thank you for the link to the video.

  11. Love the colors in your monoprint and the crisp leaves! The burlap and wooden leaf add wonderful texture! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  12. You've inspired me to pull my stencils out! Love the colors you used!


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