We have very good news for you - Alison Bomber is back with another project. This time she has prepared a beautiful card in a colour combination that is her trademark. Alison is using The Crafter's Workshop stencils that are the theme of our June's ATP Exchange Challenge. Here you can find more details. We hand you over now to Alison:
Hello everyone, Alison here from Words and Pictures, and I'm so happy and honoured to be back here at Artist Trading Post with another Crafter's Workshop stencilling project for you today. Unusually for me, it's a card.
This creation is a simpler affair than the altered box I shared with you earlier in the month, but like that box it uses Kasia's wonderful Herbarium stencil as well as the fabulously grungy Coffee Splotch template.
I haven't got many "making-of" photos - partly because this was made up mainly of leftover scraps! I often work with blues and greens, so this is what my scraps usually look like. The book page had been used to blot up leftover inks from the craft sheet, as had the watercolour paper panel behind it. I layered them together onto some folded kraft card and stuck them down.
Then I stencilled the longest stem over the scraps several times, blending Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters and a touch of Mowed Lawn. I decided I wanted the stems to have a more defined look against the slightly busy backgrounds, so I placed the stencil back over them and used a PITT pen to outline the leaves.
The MDF flower comes from Calico Craft Parts, and it just seemed like the perfect focal point against all that lush greenery, with the leaves echoing Kasia's leaves in the background.
I added some extra detailing with the Coffee Splotch stencil, done in Walnut Stain Distress and Potting Soil Archival inks. And of course I find it very hard to manage without plenty of splatter these days!
I stamped the words onto another splattered scrap in Sepia Archival ink, clear embossed them, and mounted them on padded tape for an extra pop of dimension.
And that was pretty much that! I hope you like it, and I've got one more stencilled creation to share with you in the coming days. Thanks so much to Kasia for inviting me along to play, and I hope you'll be inspired to play with your Crafter's Workshop stencils too.Thank you Alison for sharing your beautiful creations with us. We can't wait to see more :)
Here is list of products from Artist Trading Post that Alison used:
Please remember that our new ATP Exchange Challenge is running. And for all of you who need more TCW stencils we have a special offer: we are running a promotion which enables you to buy any amount of 6"x6" TCW stencils and receive free shipping.
Simply place an order containing only 6"x6" Crafter's Workshop stencils and select "TCW 6"x6" free postage" from the shipping menu. This offer runs till July 12th. (UK customers only)
Please note, orders combined with any other products are subject to our normal postage rates, and are not part of this promotion.