It is the third Challenge of Onion, Quirks and Mitza Pitza Incorporated, better known as Sue, Lisa and Mitra.
These Challenges are personal and there are no prizes, but the rewards for us are huge as we are gaining enormous inspiration from one another. I have been up for the past few weeks with my Art, but this week not so much so my creation is very simple.
The Challenge: To make our own Stencil.
Last weeks task was rather taxing on my tolerance levels; waiting for glue to dry is tiresome, but waiting for metal shavings to behave themselves is excruciating, so this week I decided to make it easy on myself and make a card.
I doubt very much that my buddies across the water will be going down this path, they will be far more innovative, and their projects I know will be Wowing me as well as you, so do not despair by my meagre effort this week, there is plenty to draw from with my buddies.
I cannot wait to see what they have made.
On the other hand you may like a less complicated design from me.
To make my stencil I used my Cricut Machine, and a Cornflakes box.
I felt I needed some weight and thickness to make my stencil, I was a little hesitant to cut plastic on my Cricut, as I had never attempted it before, so I stayed safe......... there is a theme going on already; SAFE.
I used Wendy Vecchi (Studio 490) embossing paste over my stencil, it has a wonderful creamy consistency and easy to apply, it was like icing a cake.
Look at this dimension, it is wonderful, I actually did not want to embellish very much.... gasp! I cannot believe I just said that.
But I have added faux stitching, some dots and the organza Rose.
Some of my CAS friends would have probably not even added these few things.
You see, not complicated, I did have to wait for the paste to dry but it did not take long and the result is pleasing.
I have just demonstrated that I can make a card and not add lots of embellishments, this is huge for me, even though it maybe a little boring.
Now hop across to see Quirks project here
And Mitra's project here
If you have not used embossing paste as yet, I urge you to give it a try.
Have a great week.