Sunday, 16 January 2011

Bahhumbug challenge 2 Stencils

Hi folks, this week at Bahhumbug the challenge is to use a stencil. I after admit that this one was a real challenge  for me. I thought I would use one of my brass stencils. I have a few but have to hold my hand up and say I've only used them about three times in all the years that I have had them, and thats quite a few.
I have used the 3Kings stencil and taped it to my dark blue card and put white mat paste through it. I then mounted it onto some silver and gold fancy mirror card. I chose not to use a Christmas paper, instead I chose an Elusive image paper as I wanted it to reflect the rich colours of the east with the gold scroll ribbon. I added tiny star gems to some of the stars in the night sky. Also purple gems in the corners and on the sentiment to match the paper.  The sentiment is a Lilli of the valley rubber stamp and I used a die cut to mount this onto.


  1. Oooooh Chris I really REALLY like that stencil and it looks fabulous with the white paste on navy card, combined with the beautiful paper. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug! and congratulations on your win last week. Enjoy your prize when it arrives.

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  2. A very elegant card and I do like that stencil. I've seen the paste demonstrated but never tried it as I thought it would be way too messy for me but yours look very neat.

  3. This is gorgeous, your stencil is fab, love the colours too, love Steph

  4. I can't believe it - so many people are commenting that they don't do stencils and then I hop over to have a look and find the most gorgeous cards. Oh my goodness your 3 kings stencil is amazing and I just love how you have presented it.

  5. Ooh Cris - this is fab. The paste workk is lovely and the Artylicious bp works so well behind the main image.
    Beryl xx