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Sunday 8 November 2015

Stencil Sunday #19

Good evening all.

Gosh this weekend has gone so fast! We had a lovely family meal on Friday night...much to the surprise of my 50 year old sister who had no idea her hubby had been plotting behind her back! Lovely girly day on Saturday at the spa, I enjoyed a wonderful body scrub followed by a full body hot stone massage....bliss! Then it was back home to reality catching up with the "chores"....a more apt word would be hard to come across!

My turn to provide some Stencil Sunday inspiration over at STAMPlorations today. I've got another altered wooden stamp block to share with you today...I finally got around to finishing this for my sister - the baby is only 41/2 months old!! I hope this will inspire you all to get your stencils out.

Backing papers were made a while ago using my gelli plate and Paper Artsy fresco finish paints.

Edges were stamped with Archival ink.

Wording is printed onto tissue paper and attached with glue and seal.  Bow from my stash to finish.

STAMPlorations; Trendy Birds and Mixed Media Elements stamps

And don't forget the November Mixed Media Challenge runs until the end of the month! If you want to play, you still have plenty of time left to get messy and share your non-card mixed media projects. It's anything mixed media goes except a card...and you must use a stencil (any brand or even a homemade one!) in your project(s). For the complete challenge info + prizes, click here.

Challenges entered:
Creative Artiste - anything MM goes
Allsorts - ribbons and bows
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - anything MM goes
Altered Eclectics - anything goes
Country View Crafts - the colour blue
Eclectic Ellapu - altered art
Mixed Media World - anything goes
Love 2 Create - anything MM/creative goes
Craft Stamper - take it make it November


  1. Brilliant idea using the stamp block for a photo stand Carol. The colours and design are fabulous. Michelle x

  2. This is fabulous. I love the idea too.
    Linda xxx

  3. What a great idea and it's well worth waiting for. Thanks for sharing with us at MMW this month.
    Amanda x

  4. This is really lovely Carol. All my wood blocks went on the fire when I stripped the rubber stamps from them! Hugs Christine xx

  5. This is such a fun project! You rocked the geli printing [I get nice messes] -- I have [so many] a TON of wooden stamps - i think I'll be CASEing this idea just not for babies, but a note holder. TFS

  6. this is lovely - the gelli printing looks fab Carol! Love it! hugs rachel x

  7. This is a lovely gift Carol and a fun project, love it.

  8. Love this Carol, such a lovely idea. A beautiful gift to be kept.
    Hugs Jennifer xx.

  9. Lovely idea and so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! Nanette, DT

  10. This is fabulous Carol, a lovely gift.

  11. This is fabulous idea CArol...love it.xx
     { aNNie}

  12. Love this idea, Carol. Lovely piece to showcase a photo. Mine are still all on their blocks in a ten drawer mini filing cabinet! Carol xx

  13. Hi Carol, this is a fabulous makea super idea and makes a wonderful gift, Kate x

  14. Carol I love this idea, it's a perfect gift for a new arrival, it is beautifully decorated. Do you make the metal piece too?
    I too love a hot stone massage, so relaxing. Glad to hear you enjoyed your spa treat.

    Hugs Erika. x

  15. What a beautiful little gift - such a lovely and thoughtful gift, Jo x

  16. What a marvelously beautiful way to reuse stamp blocks. Loved reading the how-to-s, and the gelli work & tissue look wonderful. Also like the cute 'pin' at the top. You are a master with this mixed media! TFS & have a good week. So glad you got to be pampered at the spa. Only ever had the hot stones on my legs. Bet it would feel divine all over!!

  17. Hi Carol - what a lovely keepsake. Love the idea of using an old stamp - very inventive! This has made me want to get my Geli out!
    Thanks for joining us over at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
    Bev (DT) xx

  18. Great project Carol! I love the technique you've used!
    Sounds like you had a good weekend! I do like a hot stone massage!
    Dawn xx

  19. What a fabulous idea Carol, and a lovely design.
    Hugs Janet xxx

  20. Brilliant project Carol such a lovely piece of stencilling a gorgeous little treasure
    lorraine x

  21. Hi Carol,
    oh this is great, and a wonderful design too.
    A great keepsake for the proud grandparents.
    I bet they loved this.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  22. I love this. What a great recycling idea and the gelli plate background looks great. Barbxx

  23. This is lovely.
    Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.
    AnyOldCraft (DT)

  24. Absolutely fabulous Idae Carol, Gorgeous keepsake...
    Thank you for joining in on our challenge over at Creative Artiste's Mixed Media Challenge.. Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon...

    Hugs Rhonda DT xx

  25. This is wonderful Carol, I love the idea of stamping on a stamp block, and this is a perfect keepsake. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

  26. Thanks for joining us at allsorts X

  27. What a wonderful idea for new grandparents.... love the use of the Gelli plate... Thank you for creating with us at Rhedds Creative Spirit

  28. Gorgeous, good idea to alter the block...
    Thanks for joining us in the Craft Stamper challenge !

    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  29. That is so cute! Great idea. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  30. This is so a pretty and brilliant idea! Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper Challenge :-)

  31. Lovely project. Great creative idea. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you back here again net month. Judy DT

  32. What a great idea, looks fantastic
    thanks for joining our challenge over at
    Debbie Dt

  33. Fab idea Carol. Love the image too.
    Thanks for playing at Altered Eclectics.
    Lisa - Altered Eclectics DT.

  34. Beautiful little project. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx


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