Saturday, April 29, 2017

Make It Monday ~ Stenciled Watercolor Background

Hello Everyone,
Hope you are having a fabulous Saturday.

I started off with a 3.5 mile walk at the park with a friend this morning, came home and did a little yard work, went shopping and bought some paper and a stamp set, then found a new challenge site at PaperTrey Ink ~ Make It Monday

I decided to watch Betsy's video and give it a try.

I do not have many stencils to choose from, but after a of couple tries I decided to use the MFT Diagonal Bars. I remember seeing a color challenge at Color Throwdown, so I chose a few colors close to them. I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks ~ Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, and Seedless Preserves. I used a piece of clear acetate and a water spritzer to create my watercolors.

I used my Cuttlebug to cut this Paper Smooches die twice.

The MFT Sunflower was cut a couple of times in two different shades of yellow card stock and then layered off-centered. The leaves were from another MFT set ~ Scribble Flowers.
After creating my card I went back to the PaperTrey Ink blog and read I had to use their products. I am bummed that I cannot "enter" the challenge, but I am glad that I tried this technique. I am looking forward to seeing what each Monday will bring now. Looks like I am going to have to get some new PTI products, so I can enter the upcoming challenges.

Other Challenges:

Stay Creative,


  1. The stenciled background is fabulous---such a fresh, spring-y look! Love the stitched layers and the bright sunflowers, too. So glad you joined the challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack this week.

  2. Oh wow, this is such a fun background! Great color mix~the sunflowers are gorgeous!
    Sherrie K

  3. Love love those pretty sunflowers. I have to dig up that container of my MFT and see if I've got that die set. I'm still re-doing my craft haven and lots of my containers still need to be un-packed. Awesome card!

  4. Gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Love your card!! What a great technique! Sounds like you had a lovely Saturday!

  6. Spring time of your card...the colors are just beautiful.

  7. Great card, Georgina!! Love the composition, and the Sunflowers are awesome!

  8. Such a happy and cheerful card. I have several stencils and never know what to do with them. Thank you for the great inspiration.

  9. LOVE your card and fun technique! Those sunflowers are gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

  10. I have some stencils, I think I will give this a try!

  11. So bright and happy with those flowers and bright colors. Very cool!

  12. Fun card- fun technique! Love those sunflowers! So happy you joined us at CTD!

  13. LOVE this! So beautiful and love that cool background!

  14. This is so pretty I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes MAY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

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