"Stencils" are this month's challenge theme over at The Mirror Crack'd and I loved their challenge right away as I am a true stencil girl from the heart ;)
The makes of their DT were really inspiring and made me want to "stencil somethin'" right away....luckily I had bought a lovely Dina Wakley stencil at a sale recently and was burning to use it so this was the perfect occasion and impulse!
I also bought some 4x6 Project Life Journaling Cards to use as a substrate for some quick and rather playful projects....they are larger than ATCs (Artist Trading Cards, which I love to do, but sometimes find them too small) and definitely something between ATC and Art Journal...so combining two kinds of projects I really like!
Maybe I will put a bundle of finished Journaling Card projects together with some binding when I feel the time is right. Maybe I will alter a box to collect them in....I haven't decided yet. But I love that particular size to work on!
I created two Journal Cards that build a pair and used the stencil and the mask alongside some black china ink pens, stamping with black archival ink, washi tape, handwriting, word stickers and white Gesso, which I applied through a polka dot stencil using a palette knife.
And it was the perfect occasion to try out my new Distress Spray Stains as well! Yay!
I enter the AJC pair to the "Stencil" challenge over at The Mirror Crack'd of course. If you haven't checked out their blog and the makes of the DT, I highly recommend you do so! Maybe I will see you over there?
Hugs and happy crafting,
I enter my two art journal cards to Inspiration Emporium's "Fresh Start" challenge (as this format - alongside my resolution to focus on the "less is more" this year - means a fresh start for me too).