Friday, 4 January 2019

January CAS Stencil Challenge

Hello and welcome to the start of a new challenge and a new adventure!

This is going to be all about playing with stencils and learning how
to use stencils with different techniques and different products.

This will stretch the use of your stencils - which is always a good thing.
Stencils are one of the most inexpensive ways to add
an image or pattern to your cards.

It's important to keep your card entries CAS (clean and simple).
The easiest way if you find your stencil has taken over your whole card front,
is to use a portion of the design.
You can do that by adding a plain frame or border around your design,
or by cutting your design into a smaller panel and adhering to your card base.

This first CAS Stencil challenge is hosted by Loll.
Let's get started with one of the most basic techniques for stenciling ...

Video Tutorials:
Stenciling with Sponges by Loll Thompson (4:16)
Ink Blending over Stencil by Kristina Werner (7:47)
Double ink Blending over Stencil by Marina of Hero Arts (4:51)
Glimmer Paste Sponging over Stencils by Inklipse (11:32)

Please follow the challenge rules:
    • Cards only with stenciling, following monthly theme
    • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
    • Include link to challenge on your blog post
    • Enter up to three (3) times
    Thank you!!!

    The challenge is open until January 24th.
    Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on January 28th.


    1. Whooopie, go Loll, CAS Stencil challenge is a fabulous idea, a wonderful team and thanks for including me... bring on 2019 stencils

    2. Great new challenge!!! Can't wait to play, thanks for all your work to offer these fun challenges!!! Happy new year!

    3. WHat a fun new challenge. I am adding it to my list. Lovely cards by the DT.

    4. What a great team Loll and such great inspiration from you all. I have quite a few stencils which don't get used nearly enough, so I am looking forward to the challenge. x

    5. Congratulations on the new challenge which is unique, timely, and lots of fun! The DT is outstanding and the card art very inspirational! Thank you!! Hugs, Dolly

    6. I love these inspiring cards. I'll have to get out my stencils and see what I can make. TFS! Enjoy your day!

    7. Gorgeous cards by the Team and what a fabulous new challenge for us to play in. Love my stencils and I am sure to add something to the gallery.

    8. What a fun and refreshing new challenge and gorgeous stenciling from the DT!!

    9. So excited to dust off my stencils and sue them, I’ve had a ball. Thanks Loll and all the wonderful DT .. your inspiration is sooooo appreciated. Great to see some special entries too!
      Woohoo! Shaz in Oz.x

      {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}
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    10. What a great idea and a good way to promote the use of stencils - I have a good collection but normally use them in the 'mixed media' style. I should persevere with the CAS style even though it is a bit out of my comfort zone. Super inspiration from the DT.

    11. Congrats on the new challenge and lots of stunning inspiration!!!