Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Country View Crafts Challenge - Stencils

The talented Gabrielle has chosen stencils as the theme of this month's challenge.  I love stencils - in fact, I have loads of them!  So, my mind was swimming with ideas.

For my first project I decided to create a tag and I used different techniques with stencils on this.

I started by stencilling Grunge Paste through  the fabulous Scrap Cosy for Paper Artsy stencil 

I left the Grunge Paste to dry thoroughly overnight.  Is it a bit odd that I love how the Grunge Paste feels once it is dry - lol!

Next, I blended Broken China and Walnut Stain Distress Oxides over the tag.

These are two of my favourite colours!

For some reason I didn't take a photo of my next stage - I was obviously enjoying myself!  The next stage, however, was to use the Tim Holtz Bubble Layering Stencil and stencilling Broken China in random places.  I then blasted the ink with a heat gun and highlighted parts with a white gel pen.

The dress form has been in my stash for ages!  I thought it would be perfect for this tag.  I gave it a quick coat of gesso then coloured it with Broken China Distress Oxide.

Again, I must have lost track of time and didn't take photos!! But, I used the Bubble Stencil on the dress form, along with the word 'Dream' from a stencil in my stash.

I then attached this to the tag, along with a scrap of ruler and dried flowers that I had.

To finish, I added a coordinating flower to the dress form.

So, there you have it - my first project for the Country View Crafts November Challenge.

I hope that I have inspired you to join in - don't forget that there is a £20 gift voucher up for grabs. 

Thanks for looking - and happy crafting!


  1. gorgeous choice of colours, tag looks fab!

  2. What pretty colours Miriam and a super tag. Happy November xxx

  3. Love how you've created this tag. The background with the white hi-lights look great x

  4. The white gel pen adds a fab dimension to the background, and the flower and leaves look great. A lovely tag Miriam.

  5. This is gorgeous !
    Corrie x

  6. Beautiful feminine tag with great colours and stencilling!!! xx

  7. I am absolutely in love with your tag, Miriam! The colours are matching perfect.
    xx Evekyb

  8. A gorgeous creation Miriam. Love the colours. Xx

  9. Beautiful tag! I love the colours you used and the texture that you created with the grunge paste and stencil - wonderful 😁. Wishing you a Happy November! J 😊

  10. Love your beautifully delicate tag xx