Friday, February 28, 2014

Stencil Love

Hellllooooo Friday! I was lucky enough to spend last week in Phoenix with my family, under perfect sunshine and gorgeous weather! Now back in Connecticut, and another 'polar vortex' has come our way. Since March is just around the corner, it's time to play with springy pastels and flowers :)


The stencil in the background is a brand new template from DCWV, that you can find now at Joann stores. I blended various Distress Inks in blue, purple, and yellow. Then I stamped the Unity 'Hollyhocks' and spring sentiment in black. The whole panel was placed on purple cardstock from DCWV "Honey Chic" pad.


The colors are inspired by Unity's color challenge. I simply toned them down to have a more pastel and Easter vibe.


I have one more quickie card to share using brand new paper from DCWV "Coral and Navy" stack. The color combinations in this paper collections immediately make me think of Martha's Vineyard. I had to play with the papers immediately so here it is...




Is it spring yet?! I need this snow to start melting so I can have my sanity back! Happy Friends with Flair day :)

<3 Rachel w k
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24 comments:

  1. Love these cards Rachel. I think you timed your AZ visit perfectly. Our weather has been just about perfect.

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  2. I love the contrast of the black silhouette against that beautiful stenciled pastel background, stunning!

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  3. Love both cards that stencilling is amazing so soft and perfect for spring :)
    Kate xx

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  4. Rachel.. these are so BEAUTIFUL!! LOVE that hollyhocks stamp on such a soft background. Really stood out.

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  5. Great projects, Rachel. Love your stenciling and take on this month's color challenge!

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  6. I love your stenciling. These are great projects. Hugs~Patti

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  7. Lovely bright cards. Love the take on the colour challenge.

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  8. I think is a fabulous make I really love your colour blend and choice of stamps x

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  9. Wowee.... these are beautiful. Gorgeous work, as always. :)

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  10. Wonderful cards--love the background for the hollyhocks on the first one.

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  11. Both cards are great, but Rachel, that first card is an absolute stunner. And yes, yes, yes! I need Spring!

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  12. Would love to get my hands on that new honey chic pad. ..sweet card!

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  13. Love both. Especially the one with the stencils.

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  14. Cool projects, thanks for sharing.

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  15. Beautiful cards, Rachel. I love the bright spring colors. Thank you for sharing =)

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  16. Fab cards but I really love the first one - awesome color scheme and design!

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  17. Love both cards, Rachel…the first one is so soft and lovely, the second is great too…fabulous papers, thanks for sharing that "stack" info with us!

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  18. Great cards! I really like the first one. I'm hoping my Joanns get the new DCWV stencils :)

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  19. That first card is BEAUTIFUL!!! And I love the colors and design of the second one!!

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