09 August 2020

Tropical stencil

Hi Everyone, my post today was inspired by Sally I really liked what she did and as she had an easy tutorial, I thought I would try it. It worked like a dream, then on my last stamping I made a mistake. Do I do it all over again? nope, I added stamped and die cut flowers, to cover the fault. I really enjoyed doing this and will try and do it again sometime.

I didn't have a large leaf stencil, so I used a digital die leaf and cut it with my Cameo out of acetate. I've also cut a smaller leaves stencil, so I can use them again. I used the large leaf style stencil, to match a leaf stamp I have, which is in the set of tropical stamps, with the hibiscus flower stamp. The Aloha was a digital die cut I have used before.
stencil - Planeta Silhouette 
stamps - Magazine freebies Simply Cards and Papercraft # 205
Distress ink 
sparkle pen - Spectrum Noir
pink card - The Works
black card - The Range

these are the stencils I cut out of 140 micron acetate. 
(Ashamedly the leaf still has some ink on it.)
I've bought or had a few freebie stencils to cut out recently, 
all I have to do now is get them cut and use them.

Seeing as we have some heat, not as hot as some parts of the UK, but very nice heat for us, to make us feel a little tropical, I thought I would share some piccies of Sparrows enjoying the feeder and the water we have for them. There must be at least 25 who visit every 2ish hours in the garden to feed off the feeders. They are so quick and are eating us out of house and home LOL.
They are not edited, sorry, I just wanted to add them before I posted this.

They fly into and out of the Physocarpus "Diabolo" shrub, the perfect hideaway for them.

some decided to have a bath

and then some more decided to join them!

I hope you'll be OK in the thunderstorms and heavy rain promised this next week.

Krafty Chicks Stamp Act

Inspired by  Endless Summer - Tropical 


Doreen said...

A beautiful card....Love the pics of the sparrows.xxx

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Fabulous design Faith, love the colours and the pictures of the birds made me smile too

June x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card love the stencil you made and brilliant effect with the stamped leaves round the edges-love all the little spagees we don't get so many in the gardens mainly in the hedgerows
Carol x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Faith, lovely colours.
Great photographs, we have lots of thrushes in our garden and they chase the smaller birds away!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Shirley-Anne said...

Hello Faith .How awesome are your garden photos and those birds ...what a delight !.
You certainly created a gem of a card with these cutout stencils !Great card design .
Thanks for visiting my post .It is wonderful to be back in my craft room

Hetty said...

Don’t you love using stencils,Faith? This is a wonderful card and I would never know you made a mistake.
Such a great Summer card with great colors you picked.
Now this feeders and so many birds. Loving your pictures.
Want something like that in my new house too!

cuilliesocks said...

I's a lovely card Faith, beautifully designed and coloured.
The sparrows stole the show though, have a bathe, super photos, thanks for sharing, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous stencilling Faith and what a great save with the pretty flowers on your beautiful card x. Your sparrow photos are adorable Faith and brought a smile to my face x.

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Faith. Great way of using the stencil. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos, how lovely to have all those birds in your garden. We've got too many local cats who come into our garden and scare the birds off. xx

Chana Malkah said...

Great Stencil and a beautiful project!

Darnell said...

Great card with your homemade stencil, Faith! And great tropical save to cover your boo-boo! Thanks for sharing the sparrows in your backyard. They are amazing and so is the feeder! I love when ours all get in the bath together! That photo really captures the schplash!! I hope you are keeping well and that the storms aren't too bad! Hugs, Darnell

Shirley Young said...

Great card Faith and a very well hidden mistake. I especially love the last photo of all the birds taking a bath xx

NanaConnie said...

Spectacular card, Faith, and I love the sparkle on the hibiscus! Beautiful stencil work. Wonderful photos of the sparrows, especially the last one with them all splashing in the bird bath. :-D

Brenda said...

What a fun card Faith! I do love stencils and don't know why I don't use them more often. Been wanting to buy some stencil material to cut my own too, so need to get on that. This card turned out so great, wish I was in Hawaii! lol It's festive and fun and I love the color combo. Love how the large leaf stenciled in the center of the card looks and love the flowers at two corners. No one would have even known you had a boo boo if you hadn't told us! Love this! OMGosh, look at all the birds, they are so dear! I love the ones taking a bath, so cute!!! You have provide such a wonderful home for them, so I can imagine they are eating you out of house and home! lol Hugs, Brenda

Crafting with Darcy said...

You've inspired me to use my stencils more often! This is a gorgeous tropical card!
I love, love your birdfeeding station complete with bird bath. Your pics are wonderful and I especially love the one with the birdies fluttering about in the birdbath! I love how you captured the splash!! How fun and refreshing!!

R's Rue said...

So pretty

Marlena M. said...

What a wonderful technique Faith, I've never thought to cut acetate with my Cameo! Lovely card, awesome dimension too~

Sally H said...

I love love love this! So pleased I inspired you to have a go! It worked out brilliantly! Totally gorgeous! I will have to see what other step-by-steps I can inspire you with xxx

Sally H said...

Meant to say your sparrow pics are fabulous too. We don't get many these days, but loads of starlings and goldfinches and they can be feisty little devils

Lisa Elton said...

You made your stencil, wow! This is terrific. Thanks for joining us at IB!

Carol L said...

What a wonderful take on Sally's pretty card with your very own version! Great cover-up for the oops moment with the flowers too! Oh those delightful little birds - they must be so much fun to watch as they feed and bathe themselves! TFS those wonderful photos! Sorry I've been absent for a while - computer issues and health issues for my hubby are my reasons :)

Nance said...

Beautiful card, Faith! Every crafter's secret --- covering up little goofs? I think the flowers gave it more beauty too. It's been way too hot here in North Carolina, USA. I'll send you some. lol And I love your birdfeeder station and wow, all those birds bathing at once! Glad they don't have to social distance. hahaha. Thanks for joining us this week at Krafty Chicks!

Rosemary said...

Lovely tropical design, Faith! I always love seeing photos of your garden and the photos of the sparrows having a bath are no exception!

Greta said...

Wow--you really do have a lot of sparrows! Love seeing the pictures, Faith! Beautiful tropical card with the sparkly flowers!

Linby said...

wow all those birds and at the same time! mine must be antisocial because if any more than two are there the others fly off.
Lovely card.