Sunday, 1 May 2016

Use a stencil

Happy Maytime everyone. My birthday month and lots of hope for some extra daylight, sunshine, meals outside and summer holidays. And after the weather that we have endured recently, we certainly deserve some sunshine!
Over on the CountryView Crafts blog, our theme is "Use a stencil".


I have been playing with new stencils from Darcy Wilkinson, from Paperartsy; and using the wavy edge on this particular one, to create land and seascapes.
This one, which I didn't use for this project is the stencil showing the possibilities of creating water.


I created the sky and the land by applying various colours of Archival ink to my card. I applied it using my blending tool!


Here is the finished background....I masked off the sun with a post-it note cut to size.


I added some rays of the sun, some extra shading and then, using the stencil again, added some clouds and some hanging creepers using Black Archival.
I stamped the foreground with some Darcy Stamps. EDY18 from Paperartsy.
Finally, I added a little highlighting with a white pen.


Thankyou for looking. I hope that you will find more inspiration on using stencils over on the CountryView Crafts blog.

This month alongside our Challenge, we are also running a Blog Hop with a Sizzix Big Shot Machine & Die Bundle as the prize. To enter, you must be a Follower of our Challenge Blog and Hop along to each of our Design Team Members Blogs and leave a comment. We will still be running our normal monthly challenge and those who link their Use A Stencil projects will also be entered into our £20 Voucher draw. The Winners will be picked at random in early June.  So hop on over to Christine's 1st Project - Use A Stencil.

After commenting here, please hop over to Brenda. 

Products Used:- Darcy Stencil. Darcy Stamp.


56 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, the colours you have used are stunning. x

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  2. Lovely bright colours used here,just gorgeous.xxx

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  3. Wow, beautiful vivid colours and interesting stenciled background!

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  4. Fabulous sunset Hazel! Great use of Darcy's stencils.

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  5. Lovely idea with archival. Nice bright colours love it !

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  6. Glorious colours! This looks fab and is providing some brightness that the weather isn't providing! Love, Denyse x

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  7. What a fun project Hazel....lovely colours and stencilling x

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  8. Hi Hazel, just seen this on FB, this is a brilliant way of using your stencils and stamps, fab background, I love this!!! and I'm happy to visit you for once! :) Hugs and Happy 1rst May, wishing you Creativity and Happiness for this month and the rest of the year. Xx

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  9. Love, love, love what you've made - such a fabulously creative way to use stencils! xxx

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  10. A stunning sunset Hazel beautifully crafted. Jennie x

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  11. This is wonderful Hazel! Very atmospheric and clever use of the stencil (which I just got ;-)) and the stamps! Love it!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  12. Fabulous design Hazel and what a great stencil, well handy for water projects

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. love ,love this Hazel, fabulous use of the edge stencil. x

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  14. Gorgeous creation. Love the fabulous colours and great use of the stencil xx

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  15. What a cheerful and vibrant creation, very striking!

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  16. Love your cheerful and bright card, Hazel! The use of the stencils is fabulous!
    xx Evelyn

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  17. Gorgeous use of colour ... this is fabulous xx

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  18. I love those bright colours ! Fabulous !
    Corrie x

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  19. Stunning! love the stencil effects and bright colours really says summer is on its way......hopefully
    MaggieH

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  20. Such bright, vivid colours and a really creative idea with the stencil

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  21. Great job, Hazel! You've used these stencils so effectively! I love how colourful these are. xx

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  22. This is really lovely Hazel, I've not seen this stencil before, but now I NEED it lol xx

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  23. Gorgeous rainbow colours and great stencil work. xx

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  24. Fabulous stencilling hazel, I love the wavy layered look and the black over the bright colours really pops.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  25. Gorgeous creation Hazel. love the colors.
    Gr, Elly

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  26. Great use of colours, so cheerful.xx

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  27. Such a cool technique, one I haven't tried in ages. Love this! :)

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  28. Both very clever and utterly gorgeous Hazel! xx

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  29. Loving the way you used the stencil. Great colour scheme too.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  30. What a cool piece! And I LOVE that stencil! funny I never noticed it before!
    Jackie ")

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  31. Your scene looks great, love the layered colours :)

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  32. It is an amazing piece of art! I love it!!!
    Irena

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  33. Love the scene - I wouldn't have thought to use archival with a blending tool.
    Amazing all the new things you learn on a blog hop!

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  34. Wow, absolutely gorgeous - such vivid colours and they really look good with the black foliage - love it!

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  35. Ooh, how lovely! I hadn't spotted Darcy's stencil with that fab wavy edge but you've certainly shown off its possibilities here. I just love your rainbow landscape and the wonderful darks of the silhouetted foliage.
    Alison x

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  36. Fabulous! VSo vibrant , so cheerful , so wonderfully created and just love the black sihouettes against your rainbow landscape .
    x

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  37. Love love love that wavy sunset!!! This is just so pretty with the vibrancy of all those colors!! Wow!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  38. Awesome! So simple to do and yet so beautiful!

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  39. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOoooooooooveeeee your creation Hazel. Wow. Your colors just THRILL me. GORGEOUS. j.

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  40. brilliant work, love the colours x

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  41. Creative use of the stencils to create the sky and the depth! It looks like I could walk into it! Beautiful work!

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  42. Very cool scene and creative use of your stencils~! Hugs!

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  43. Gorgeous design, I love the vivid colours. xx

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  44. Gorgeous, vibrant, stunning! What a fantastic way to use Darcy's stencils..love this! Ruth xx

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  45. Fabulous bright colours you've used there. Lovely project. xx

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  46. Such a beautiful scene! I adore the way you inked the background. x

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  47. Awesome use of stencil,lovely colours

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  48. I love the effect that you've created with the stencil, it looks great and even more so with all the wonderful colours that you've used, so vibrant :) x

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  49. Love the bright colours and the stencil. What fun. Hugz

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  50. I love the colours and the way you've used the stencil here. What a well-designed stencil too - love the way that they've included the edge with several designs so you can get lots of use from it.

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