Saturday, 16 August 2014

Have A Relaxing Day...

Good morning, it's my gorgeous dad's birthday today :-) We are off to Whipsnade Zoo to celebrate, he loves Whipsnade, especially the big cats. Fingers crossed for lovely weather!

It's also time for a new challenge at Allsorts today and our theme is 'Masking and/or Stenciling' hosted by the lovely Helene. Our wonderful new sponsor is ACE Envelopes and this is the fabulous prize... 

I chose to use Stenciling for my card. Now, as you know up until a couple of weeks ago I had never owned or used a stencil and I have so far only had a little dabble - I am an absolute novice at this inking stuff ;-) I now own 4 stencils and 4 coloured inkpads! On this card I have used the same stencil 3 times at slightly different angles and different coloured inks - blue, yellow and orange. I love how the colours I have used look on the kraft card background.

 A close up of my stenciling (it is supposed to look messy!)...

Image & sentiment - Sea Scape 1 from Digistamp Boutique coloured with Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Other - Dovecraft kraft card blank, Texture Mesh stencil by Memory Box, Tim Holtz Mini Distress Pad Kit 1, Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Please do come and join us over at Allsorts this week for our challenge x

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Hope you have a lovely weekend and I hope you can join in with our challenge:-)


  1. Love this - your background is great. Have a great day and hope your dad enjoys his day xx

  2. Great idea Sarah, looks good, xxx

  3. This fab and I adore that background x

  4. This is just gorgeous,a fab image and

  5. This is gorgeous Sarah. The stencilled background works so well that fabulous image.
    Sue xx

  6. fab card, love the background
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  7. Just what I need after a wet day! A lovely summery card x

  8. What a fabulous background Sarah. Love it.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Fab card Sarah, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers. xx

  10. I love it a real great card thanks for joining us at brown sugar and good luck
    Hugs Tonnie DT