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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

WOYWW #368

Another week been and gone, and here in the Northern Hemisphere, Midsummers Day is now past, which means the nights gradually get longer from now on. So welcome one and all, and a big Thank You to our lovely Jan, and much love, for once again hosting the WOYWW group,whilst dealing with the sadness of her Dads death. And massive hugs and get well wishes going out to Julia, as she potters along this recovery road!
 Not all that much happening on the desk, as the weather was nice at the weekend much of it was spent in the garden, and we also had to go visit my Mum, as last Wednesday was her birthday.
 I have received another two ATC's, and I imagine that we've all had & sent out this years by now.
My ATC's this week, from Kyla on the left, and from LisaD on the right. A very appropriate sentiment on Lisa's for us British, lol.
After watching a few videos this week, I decided to pull out a couple of stencils I bought at last years NEC Hobbycrafts. Both by Clarity, the one on the left is called Jo's Bubbles, the other is Abstract #3.

 I used these two with Inkylicious Blending Brushes at first.

This one used Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet DI.

  These two used a variety of colours, and the stencil on the right is a third Clarity stencil, called Abstract Squares 2.

I'll do a post with these a little later in the week, as well as some others I made, finally making some use of the Gelli plate I was gifted.
So, works in progress at the moment, and this is the stack of backgrounds I've accumulated so far.


Helen said...

Love that abstract squares stencil, may have to get that one!! it makes great backgrounds. Helen, waiting for linky

dmgarafalo said...

Great stenciling, I just bot my first stencils a few months ago, its a fun tool as you have demonstrated. Great color choices too! xoxoxox Donna #4

Neet said...

When I first saw those stencils I thought "I love the circle one" but seeing the work you have produced I think the other is my favourite now. Love how you have used all those colours. Guess what? I now want all three - now where is that search engine?
Hugs, Neet 5 xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I agree with Neet! I usually go for circles, but I like the crazy paving type stencil very much, in both the colour ways. I bet you'll use those loads now you've started :-)
Hope you're feeling ok and the sciatica is going. Been thinking about you and meant to call, sorry, but life is a whirl right now. Dad's funeral is on the 27th so it should be a bit quieter next week.
Hugs, LLJ xxxx

Diana Taylor said...

Just like Neet and Jan I thought I liked the circle one best until I saw what you had done with the squares! They are gorgeous, the colours and shading are so yummy - you have sold that stencil to me!! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with all those lovely backgrounds.
Hope you have a great week,
Diana #17

Kathyk said...

That's some good looking WIP's on your desk this week



Anne said...

I would have gone for circles usually but I love what you have done with them both. Hope you ok. Anne x #20

BJ said...

Lovely stencils and LOVE what you have done with them. Happy WOYWW BJ#24

Chidkid said...

Beautiful backgrounds.. I had a look around your blog too...amazing landscape cards from way back too! So inspiring! Elaine no. 25

Annie Claxton said...

Those are great stencils and I love the beautiful backgrounds you've created with them :o) Annie C #28

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Lots of pretty going on here! I love those stencils by the way! Thanks for sharing with us! Glenda #32

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

You've created some lovely backgrounds with those stencils Shaz! I always find it shocking that the nights start getting longer on the first day of Summer - although it works the other way around in the Winter, so I guess that makes up for it! Enjoy your week! zsuzsa #29

Lisca Meijer said...

Those are great stencils and I love what you have done with them using the blending brushes. Beautiful effects.
I bet you are making good use of your deck now it is finished. I hope the wethar holds for you.

Happy WOYWW and have a good week,
Greetings from sunny Spain,

sandra de said...

Now that is a great use of stencils and great blending of DI.... they look fabulous. Have a lovely week.
sandra de @18

Twiglet said...

Those backgrounds are so pretty - I bet you will do something fab with them. x Jo

Nikki C said...

Wicked stencils I'm sure your having a ton of it them the circle one is so great hugs Nikki 2

Sharon Koole said...

Beautiful backgrounds using those stencils. I love the colours!

Sharon K #37

StampinCarol said...

Very cool ATCs! And your stenciling is gorgeous. Love how you blended different colors together! Happy WOYWW and a belated happy birthday to your mum!
Carol N #35

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Shaz
I've got a few of those stencils too and like the rectangle clarity one. I have made a few cards with that one. Bless you for commenting on my running and breathing. Perhaps I'm mad at my age to want to keep fit and run 5K. Perhaps I should hang up the trainers and settle for a nice cool cider instead! You concentrate on getting yourself well too!
Lynda B 10

Stacy Sheldon said...

the coloring on your stenciled backgrounds is so soft and dreamy Shaz, I love these :) ~Stacy #41

Felicia Aaron said...

Shaz, LOVE those stencils from Clarity! I soo wish I could visit her digs, but since its across the waters, that won't be happening! I love Barbaras doings and I think you used her stencils up right! Love what you did with both especially the colorings! I have wanted to get those Inkylicious Blending Brushes, but talk myself out of them every time! Seeing your goodies has brought that back up! LOLOLOL Blessings, Felicia #40

Kyla said...

Glad it got there ok, lovely stencil work and blending by the way.


Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the colors on that abstract square stencil design. So many backgrounds in the works. We'll have to stay tuned to see what all you do with them. Have a great crafting day! PJ #49

Sue said...

Hi Shaz, I love the effect of the stencils.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #8

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, very sensible Lol! If you are going to make background papers you may as well make lots and they are great. I will be interested to see how you use them. Another late visit for me as we've been to the Lincolnshire agricultural show today. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x 21

Bridget Larsen said...

Love your stencils and the colours you've used
Bridget #9

April Story said...

Excellent backgrounds. I especially love the spheres.
April #34

Michelle G said...

Love what you've done with the stencils. Your colour choices are gorgeous.

Cara said...

Lots of lovely backgrounds there. Looking forward to see how they progress. Cara x

RosA said...

Hi Shaz,
I love, love, love what you have done with the abstract square stencil! The colours are super! I wonder what you will do with them?
Thanks for dropping by earlier too.

Bernice said...

You're well stocked up with lovely backgrounds now - looking forwards to seeing what you're going to make with them. Great ATCs.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for visiting....I'm late but Life just keeps me hopping in the summer.
Such fun backgrounds. and thanks for sharing the ATC's I love seeing the great variety this group creates. Enjoy a lovely weekend.