Thursday 15 October 2020

Christmas Stencil ...

Have you made all of your Christmas cards?  I always plan to have mine completed early and yet again I haven't!!  So my plan now is to only make Christmas cards ... I'm not sure how long this plan will last!!!

So today's contribution is:

I was inspired by the current challenge at CAS Mix Up card challenge:

I began by creating a water colour wash down one side and across - just a light wash with water colour paint in two shades of blue.  I then took a stencil of Christmas words and using some distress ink I selectively added just some of the words over the top of the wash.  I used an off cut of card and colour washed it with the same water colour paints - I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and used the rest to die cut some snowflakes.  

I used:
Funky Fossil Designs - Festive Words stencil
UNIKO - Simply Said II
Distress Ink - Tumbled glass

Stay Safe and Keep Creating!


  1. What a wonderfully creative card, Elaine! I love the wash just on the side with the stenciled Christmas words and tone on tone die cut snowflakes! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. Gorgeous - great elements and the stenciling makes it work wonderfully xx

  3. A great card with a wonderful artsy feel Elaine. A lovely addition to our gallery at CAS Mix Up and thanks for joining in my challenge! x

  4. Such a unique idea Elaine and love the blue tones with the targeted watercolouring and the stencilled seasonal words, together with the pretty added snowflakes and sentiment strip..truly beautifully tone on tone. x

  5. Very clever and creative watercolor wash with tone on tone stenciling of your Christmas words, Elaine. Love how you added the watercolored snowflakes and sentiment strip too. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs...Nancy

  6. Such a beautiful and artsy Christimas card Elaine. LOVE your tone-on-tone design! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  7. Congrats on the CAS Mixed Media win. Love the die cut snowflakes. What did you use to make them?

    1. I water coloured a panel of card and then used a collection of snowflake dies from X Cut. Thanks

  8. Well deserved winner Elaine I love your artsy design!


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