Aug 26, 2017

Darkroom Door Fern Stencil Cards


I can hardly believe the last days of summer are upon us!  I'm not at all ready to let go of summer.  I thought I had better share these summery makes with the new Darkroom Door Small Ferns Stencil while we are enjoying these last warm moments.


For this card, I made an inky background, then masked off portions of the stencil with tape and squished my Versmark ink pad into the stenciled design.


This process lends a stencil to work more as a stamp, which I love!  I did some gentle background stamping with the new Fine Leaves Stamp Set and French Script, all to create some subtle texture in the background.


I colored the parrots with markers DTR and gave them a light spritz of water before stamping.  They are layered over the Mesh Texture Stamp and a sentiment from Simple Sayings Vol. 2.


A simple embellishment of a Prima marbled flower and some loopy twine finished this one off.  


For this card I was trying to do CAS.  I painted a background panel with acrylics, then used a cosmetic sponge stencil in the ferns.  I cut with a TH die and layered onto a burlap panel.  This was very fun to make!  I love playing with paints and hope to more of this.


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I'm sharing my parrots with:
Feathers! for their beauty and grace

27 comments:

SD pooja said...

Beautiful ! Loved the inky n stenciled background n first one a lot !

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous colours here Autumn and fabulous result.x [aNNie]

brenda said...

A lovely choice of fresh colours Autumn and the touches of orange from the birdies beaks carries across to the pretty bloom.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Marty F said...

Love your use of the fern stencil! Love them both, but your inky background with those adorable parrots is just awesome! Your flower just pops...so darn cute! Hugs!

Donna Ellis said...

What a great a tutorial for using EP and stencils, Autumn! Loving your fabulously jungle-like color choices and the dimension in both cards! hugs, de

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

Very creative use of that stencil indeed!Love the tropical look of your card. But the CAS card is a looker too!

Linda Kunsman said...

Beautiful cards Autumn! Funny, I just put that stencil on my wish list-hoping to place an order this coming week;) Have a great weekend!

Kate Yetter said...

I love the bright colors. It reminds me of a island theme! So pretty.
Kate

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous background you created love the water colour effect parrots and beautiful flower--brilliant CAS card too great fern stencil
Carol x

Lisa said...

These are both stunning!! I love how you've used the stencil on both!! Those parrots are fabulous and I love the marbled flower!! They are both so gorgeous, my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sybrina K said...

Hi Autumn, It's always a pleasure to see one of your works of art in the W2CB gallery! And, I must say, you've absolutely rocked that stencil. Both cards are great, and the texture and dimension of that tropical card are amazing. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Words 2 Craft By. :)

Wendy L said...

Wonderful card, lovely and bright, thanks for joining us at MAWTT and craft rocket xxxxx

Redanne said...

I just love the wonderful 'tropical' feel to the first card, the colours are gorgeous. The leaf card is beautiful, I love the simplicity of the design, it really is very effective. Hugs, Anne xx

Marty F said...

Hi Autumn, I'm back with my W2CB DT hat on! As I said earlier, love these cards! Your backgrounds are always amazing and I especially do love those adorable parrots - too cute! So glad you shared this with us for our "Vacation" theme. Hugs!

Jackie PN said...

Beautiful cards- love the watercoloring feel!
Jackie xx

Mac Mable said...

Great use of the stencil come stamp x Gorgeous colourways and thank you so much for the inspiration x

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Super sweet card - I've always been drawn to the fern motif!

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful card, love all the wonderful colors and detail! Thank you for sharing with us over at Star Stampz! We hope to see you again!
Sherry x - DT for Star Stampz
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

Julia Aston said...

love those birds, your wonderful colors and pretty stencilings on this great summer creation Autumn! Julia xx

Alex said...

Love your parrots. So cute and amazing"

Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

Hugs
Alex
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AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT, good luck!!! Amy DT

Tracey said...

Stunning cards.....very pretty colours, love the birds!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Such pretty bright colors! I love the sweet birds amongst the ferns. If I wasn't on a spending freeze right now, i would rush out and buy all those supplies! Have a great day!

Susan Renshaw said...

Beautiful card - love the background, parrots and flower - and all the details!
Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
Susan
Addicted to Stamps and More
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous cards..especially like the second one! So simple yet so fabulous! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards, looks like you have had great messy fun! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
hugs Samantha :0)

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