Welcome to the World of Michael Trent, a crazy American artist living in the countryside of Sao Paulo, Brasil. A person in love with paper, stencils, rubber stamps, and markers. The creator of StenDoodle, a technique that merges stencils with doodling. I hope you enjoy your time in my World!
Thursday, April 27, 2017
CAS on Sunday Challenge With My Favorite Things (and a pig)
Hello everyone!! For someone that just complained that time felt as if it had slowed down lately, this week is flying by. Today I have a card for you that I made for this week's challenge over on the CAS on Sunday Challenge Blog. This is Challenge #106 and you have to use a stencil for the challenge.
Hmmmm....this will be easy considering I must own over 500 stencils. But then my brain took a detour. Because Brasil's version of Valentine's Day is coming up in June, I had a die and stamp set sitting on my work station that I had wanted to use. And, while looking at the die, an idea popped into my head. This die would be a great stencil. So....why not make one to use on the card?
And that's what I did.
I started with the Hugs & Kisses Cover Up die by Die-namics, which, it seems, has been retired by MFT!! Grrrrr.... So I cut a piece of white cardstock and ran the die through my Big Shot to create a "stencil".
I cut another piece of white cardstock with stitched rectangle from Bundle of Stitched Shapes (Simon Says Stamp). I placed the "stencil" I made over the stitched rectangle and, using an applicator, applied some Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed, and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks through the "stencil".
Next, using stamps from BB Hog Heaven set (My Favorite Things), I stamped one of the phrases on the card front. I then cut a piece of white fun foam, adhered it to the cardstock and then adhered them both to the card front.
Next I stamped and die cut the fence and one of the pigs and colored them with Copic markers (RV21, R00, E13, E33, and G07). I glued the fence to the card front above the phrase and then adhered the pig head above the fence with pop dots so it looks 3D.
That's it. Of course now I need to go take a look at many of my background dies to see what else can be used as a stencil. I hope you enjoyed this post. Feel free to leave me a comment below. Until next time - Hugs from Brasil - Michael