For my second inspiration piece for Christine's stencil challenge over at Country View Challenges, I have made a birthday card.
I started out with a piece of pattern paper on which I stencilled the letters. I used a Tim Holtz stencil called 'Cargo' and Broken China Distress Ink with a blending tool for this. I distressed the edges of the panel and added the same ink. Next I stamped the main image and the gears; all from the same stamp set by Tim Holtz called 'Dapper' (CMS267). I used black and gray Archival Inks for this.
I then added the sentiments (both TH also CMS219 & CMS236) and decided that it needed a little white. I used a Dylusions polka dot stencil and some white acrylic paint for this.
I added a chipboard moustache which I had in my stash for ages, I just painted it black and adhered it in between the hat and shoulders.
Lastly I adhered the panel to a white card.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope I gave you some inspiration !