Tuesday, 5 February 2019

CAS Stencil February challenge

I used Brushos for my card and a layering of a stencil and die cut circle ... sponged on white pigment ink, remove the stencils and embossed with white EP.  Then sprinkled on the powdered inks in blues and purple and lightly spritzed with water, let it dry and die cut a circle. To finish this card I used a cream card base and from a cream card front I used the same die as I used to cut my circle to create a window. I used foam tape to attach it card and positioned the blue circle in place, finished off with a die cut swirl and sentiment stamped on some of the scrap.

Then seeing so much white ink on the stencil I turned that over onto white card and ran the brayer over it a few times and then proceeded as above, being a bit more liberal with the Brushos and water ... so I got to make two cards.
For this card I die cut a circle again from the inked panel and simply attached it with foam tape to a purple square card, where I stamped and white embossed my sentiment, used the edge of a metal die to score a corner and added two different die cut butterflies, die cut from purple scrap, topped with a gem.

Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it   -   so I'll finish hoping you are safe and will find some time to join in the challenge... pop over to the CAS Stencil blog and check out the teams lovely cards.

We are safe..... 
no power, hotspotting with my mobile to update our situation... might not be posting for a bit.
Front of house, only gutter water Saturday, mid calf Monday morning

Back yard, 36cm yesterday, 76cm this morning
 So we've woken up this morning Tues 5 Feb  to this.... the water has drained away just about completely, thank goodness, but we're some of the lucky ones, it truly is a disaster zone, now for the clean up...


  1. Good gracious Robyn! what a lot of water surrounding you - so glad to hear you are safe (although probably quite soggy!) I hope your vehicles survive!? and glad to hear you are ok! Love the blues you used on your lovely scroll stencil and the pretty circle framing with the added die cut scroll - a beautiful card for the challenge! xx

  2. Gorgeous stencilling Robyn (hoping to join in this month)
    And my goodness what a lake around your property and your area. Hope it subsides soon and the mess it leaves behind isn't too much. x

  3. Beautifully stenciled cards with your blue Brushos and heat embossed with white pigment ink. I love how you got 2 cards and how you die cut your circles and added die cut images to your finished cards. Two beauties, my friend.

    So sorry about your flooding. Hopefully the water recedes quickly and you do not have any permanent damage. Take care and keep in touch when you can. Love and Hugs..Nancy

  4. two beautiful cards Robyn, love the little circle of your brusho image :)

  5. WOW! That's a lot of water! Glad to hear that you're safe.
    Gorgeous cards ..... I love how you managed to get two designs from your stencil .... I don't like to waste ink! xx

  6. Oh my... so much water. Glad you’re safe.
    Your cards are beautiful in my favourite blue colour. Lovely circle window design. x

  7. What a difference a day makes, Robyn! So happy the water has drained away and hopefully there's not too much clean up required.

    Two beautiful cards using both parts of your stenciled pieces, Robyn. Love the first card with the gorgeous blues and purple with your heat embossed flourishes and die-cut flourish. The second print is so pretty on the purple card. Two beautiful cards, my friend! Great work! xx

  8. Glad you are safe & sound Robyn, the flooding is all over the news down here. Hope the clean up is over quickly for you.
    2 gorgeous cards, love the emboosed resist look, Cathy x

  9. First off, your stenciled cards are beautiful! Love the colors and the flourishes! So glad you are safe and the water has receded. I hope you don't have tons of damage and all your stamping stuff is high and dry!

  10. Two beautiful cards, Robyn! I love how you used Brushos and heat embossing and your color choices are so pretty!
    So glad you and your family are safe...wishing you all the best!

  11. I do hope you didn't suffer any water damage, Robyn. Your cards are lovely, you've achieved a fabulous look with your stencils.

  12. Your cards are absolutely BEAUTIFUL Robyn! Love, LOVE the stencil you used!! And oh my...soooo much water!! I hope the damage wasn't too extensive, but I know it sure can make a mess of things! Hope the rest of your week goes better!!

  13. Both cards are so elegant and beautiful, Robyn! The combination of heat-embossed pattern and the Brusho stenciling turned out fantastic! The die-cut swirl is really an elegant touch and echoes the pattern of the stencil.
    And you got two cards with one inking. The monoprint looks beautiful with the layered purple butterflies!
    I'm so glad that the water drained away quickly and that you and your family are safe and sound.
    Hideko xx

  14. The flooding looks so frightening--glad the water receeded! Your cards are beautiful! I especially love the first one!

  15. Wonderful cards Robyn and you've inspired me to have a go with brushos. My God I can't believe how much rain you had!!! So glad you are ok...

  16. So pretty Robyn, great results.
    So glad you are ok, water can be so damaging and we are so powerless with the forces of nature.
    xx Karen


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn