Thursday, 4 August 2016

Playing with sprays and stencils #onelittletag

Hello my friends!  Thanks for joining me.  Just the other day, I was talking about the One Little Tag Craft Challenge  (here)that I have been participating in this year.  I have fallen very behind and I was explaining that for the time being, I am going to ignore the (optional) prompts and just create whatever tags I feel inspired to create.  Well, Jenny Barnett Rohrs, creator of the One Little Tag Craft Challenge on Facebook, who has actually been tied up herself with a big move,  issues another challenge.  Sprays and stencils!  I am sorry, but I cannot ignore this delicious challenge.
  So, as usual, I like to do a lot at once, while I have everything out.
Do you think maybe I like stencils? (and trust me, this is just a sampling!)

Do you think that maybe I like sprays? (also just a sampling)

I have lots of photos here for you to have a look at if you like.  I just grabbed whatever spray and stencil I felt compelled to grab, so I am not identifying each one, but you can get the idea of what I am up to.  I started with spraying a "base"  I just t used regular Recollections white cardstock.

It was quite warm today and I just put them out on the porch for a while.  So after these dried, which didn't take long, it was time for the stencils...  

I sprayed through the stencil, which I just sat loosely on the sheet.  I didn't tape them down, I wasn't going for a really pressie look.  On several of them, I flipped the stencil over and used the excess spray to give me the reverse image

(I just love how this one turned out)

I also had some tags already cut and some scrap card and watercolour paper that I had cut down.  I used these to "clean" the stencils.  These photos do not do thee justice.  They turned out soooo cool!  
Some of the previous inks also transferred which gives them a certain depth and texture with some  beautiful shimmery areas.  I like some of the ghost prints as much or better than the original images

Some of the pages that I created today will be cut down into tags, I will keep some as mixed media backgrounds, some will be cards and perhaps, some will become some of the first ever ATCs that I may try. 
I have not actually produced a tag today.  However, I did have a very productive day participating in the challenge!

Thanks so much for joining me and having a look at my blog, You are so appreciated!


  1. What wonderful effects with your spray play - like me, you couldn't possibly just stop with one, but have the Full Meal Deal. Way to go!

    1. Thanks so much, Winn. Yes, it's hard to stop when you have everything out. One just inspires the next. I usually stop when i run out of room, lol!


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