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Sunday 5 March 2017

Stencil Sunday #86 + March Mixed Media Challenge

Good evening all.

This is my second post today, if you'd like to see my project for the Christmas Card Club you'll find it here.

Another month gone by so it's time to dust your stencils off for a new Mixed Media challenge over at STAMPlorations.

I've upcycled a birthday book I won in a raffle for today's inspiration.

This is how it started life:

Nothing wrong with it but it was still ripe for a makeover. I started with some chalk paints to get good coverage. Then added some stencilling...first using Bubble Dance with gel medium, then Weaving with texture paste, once dry I added some hint of mint acrylic paint with a brayer. Next came the Happy Flowers stencil, I did the stems with Sparkle Medium then used texture paste for the flowers and added silver Metal Magic before removing the stencil and left everything to dry naturally. Once dry the flowers were heat embossed....I love the textured finish you get with the Metal Magic.
Using some papers from a Gelli printing session I die cut the Numbers and added them with gel medium. Stamps used for the background stamping are from the Art Marks set and the birthday stamp is part of a sentiment in the Party Time set..

If you love STAMPlorations products or if you'd like to try them for the first time I have a discount code to share with you - STAMPGIRLCAROLD

This gives you a 20% discount on all stamps, stencils and dies...both regular and sale priced items. Please note this code can't be combined with any other code. It is valid for multiple uses whilst I'm a STAMPlorations Girl.

We do hope you can come and join us this month...remember it's anything but a card and you must use a stencil.


  1. Fabulous remake Carol, lovely the images and colours and fab texture too, Kate x

  2. This is brilliant Carol, a fabulous transformation.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  3. This is stunning hun really beautiful transformation hugs cheryl xxx

  4. Absolutely beautiful Carol as always x

  5. Fabulous makeover Carol, love the beautiful background and elements. Gorgeous textures too.
    Linda xxx

  6. What an amazing makeover Carol. Your book looks fantastic! Barbxx


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