It's the first Friday of August which means that a new Take It Make It Challenge by Craft Stamper Magazine has started.
This month we are playing with stencils and masks. My favourite crafting supplies! Woohoo!
In addition to a stencil and/or mask you need to use stamping somewhere on your project. Simple, isn't it! However, before getting started I suggest you quickly read the challenge rules (you can find them *here*). It would be very unfortunate if your project did not comply with the guidelines and could not be considered for the prize or winners position. And I'm sure you would love to win our August prize:
GiogioCraft will give one lucky winner a cool bundle of four stencils:
There are dozens of stencils in my stash but this time I used a ready made stencil only for the quote text. A bit over a year ago I made my very first selfie stencil, inspired by a tutorial by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer in Nathalie Kalbach's class 'Creative Jump Start 2015'. The stencil came out better than I could have imagined (I still have it!), and making another one has been on my list for a while already. Our August challenge was the perfect opportunity for making a new one.
(If you want to have a look at my previous selfie stencil and the projects I made with it please look *here* and *here*.)
I used a photo from the same photoshoot, but this time my stencil became much smaller. The image fits on my mid-sized Moleskine page (last time the stencil was A4 size) and I think I like the smaller size better, making the stencil more versatile. The foil I used was again very poor quality and the cutting did not go perfectly, but overall I'm very pleased with the end result:
The background page was a 'cleaning page' i.e. a page on which I cleaned my brayer when changing the acrylic paint colour. I thought it was just perfect as it was, as I did not want the background to be too dark. The only additions I made were the stamped patterns.
For the quote text I used the Ranger/Dina Wakley 'Affirmations' stencil and white texture paste on black cardstock.
The picture I used for my selfie stencil was this one:
One could recognize me from the stencilled picture, right?
Wishing you a great weekend. Hope you have time to do something fun!