Thursday, July 8, 2010

LOC Sunrise

I have been playing with the Layers of Color Art Stencils, just seeing what different looks I can get with them, I have to be honest and say I am not totally convinced about the finished card - I am interested to hear what you think!

  I sponged the Vintage Medallion Art Stencil  with Distressing Ink and used a circle cutter, sponging around the edges with Walnut Stain to give the impression of a border

The corners of the base card have been sponged with the Art Stencil.  I also paper pierced along the main arteries of the image, it almost gave it a pinwheel effect.

The flower was actually the starting point of this card - believe it or not.  I have seen so many gorgeous handmade flowers lately and thought I would have a try with the Scalloped Circle Punch - I am happy with the result but look forward to refining it and trying different effects with it - I am thinking maybe Art Stencils......hmmmmm!

The flower is held together by some double sided tale and also a large gold brad - with a gem attached of course!!  I added some more bling to the corners and you can also see the organza bow that is underneath the flower - something different!!

So there you have it - another example of how effective the Art Stencils are.  I have seen some gorgeous creations on some of your blogs and have been inspired by you.  I know once you try them you will become addicted and I will be an enabler! LOL!

I am linking this to:
By the Cute and Girly - Warm Summer Days
Crafty Cardmakers - Inky Fingers
Incy Wincy - Punches
Lexis Creations - 3D Decoupage
Oh La La - Simply Summer

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered.  You are invited to join us on our SNR Group where there is lots of fun and chatter (No surprises there I know! LOL)  There are also discounts and previews that are exclusive for the Group Members - come and join us!!

Thank you for looking and for those lovely comments you leave me - I appreciate you taking the time, especially when things are so busy - thank you!  God bless you!


  1. Beautiful and bright card Linda. I love the effect of the stencils and as it is freezing here your card makes me think of summer..Yay!!!

  2. Oh, Linda, I am loving this card!!! I am usually not a bright colors kind of gal, but this orange card with that touch of gold and blue...amazing!!! You have convinced me that I can do it...use my art stencil, that is ;D;D. Love the way your flowers came out....fabulous!! Hugs and blessings my friend, Sabrina

  3. Wow, very summery! I love how playing around sometimes leads to great things! Thanks for playing with the Drunken Stampers this week!

  4. LOVE this Linda!! It's "brilliant" =)

  5. I know what you mean about not being sure about a card that started with an art stencil - I had that over the weekend!! Love the colours and the card is 'growing' on me :-) The piercing is a lovely touch.

  6. Hi Linda! I think this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the colors...a work of art!! ...and Thank you for your very sweet comment yesterday! :o)
    Hugs, Tammy

  7. This is enchanting, it draws you in! Thanks for joining Lexi's Creations!

  8. Ooh, BEAUTIFUL summer card, Linda! I love that touch of blue-- such a perfect contrast. Thanks so much for livin' it up with the Drunken Stampers this week!

  9. I love the stencil look techniques!

  10. Totally catchy!! I think this would look goos in a frame also

    Thank you for joining us over at Incy Wincy Designs

    Vanilla Hevn - my blog

  11. This is a really cool card. Love the bright colours. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs Hanna

  12. Trust me...despite your doubts - this is beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers

  13. Amazing card. Reminds me of a patterned tile. You have made a beautiful flower.
    Thank you for entering the BTC&G challenge.


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