It's time for another 7 Kids College Fund challenge! This week, the challenge is to "Challenge Yourself!" Choose a technique, stamp, or even a tool that is a challenge for you and design a project with it for our challenge! I was a bit stumped by this challenge - go figure, right!? lol! So, I decided to challenge myself to experiment with something that I'm going to be demonstrating while at CHA very soon: Crafter's Workshop stencils!
I'll be working their booth at CHA for a bit with my good friend Jennie Harper, showing how quick and easy the Crafter's Workshop stencils are to use and add a fun look to our cards and scrapbook pages. I decided to take my challenge one step further and attempted to make a CAS card. It's pretty hard for me to make a clean and simple card with minimal layers and bulky embellishments.
So, I sat down with this gorgeous doily stencil and some Tim Holtz Distress inks and created the background for this adorable Magnolia Bunches of Roses image. As soon as I started sponging the pink inks on the stencil, I was in love and no longer intimidated by stencils! Oh my goodness, how soft and elegant the pattern appeared on the white card stock! Love it - and as huge as doily elements are right now in the paper crafting industry, I believe I will be using it a TON more!
Stamps: Tilda with Bunch of Roses
Ink: Distress Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick; Memento
Other: Crafter's Workshop Doily stencil; Rhinestones; Silk Ribbon; WR Memory Keepers corner rounder; Crystal stickles; Copic markers:
Isn't the a perfect background for this adorable Tilda? She is such a nice size and made such a great focal image for my CAS card. Here's a photo of the stencil I used in case you are interested...
and the inside view - super simple...
The biggest challenge ended up being to get a decent photo of my card for today - I'm sorry that it's not the best quality. For some reason all the softness and white layers didn't want to translate very nicely on my camera...
We hope that you will get a chance to play along with us! Each 7 Kids Wednesday challenge lasts for 2 weeks - so you have plenty of time to participate, right? *wink!* There is a fabulous prize offered for the random winner that will be chosen from all the participants! For all the challenge details as well as the other designer's projects they've prepared for this week's challenge, please visit the 7Kids Wednesday Challenge blog.
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Have fun shopping and stamping!