Art Inspiration, Brutus Monroe, Cards, Elizabeth Craft Designs

Stencils with Grammy

Hi Angels!

Today’s busy is the fun kind, time with my granddaughters. Zoe had a playdate with Grammy & Papa then dad brought Nora over to spend the night & took Zoe home. Zoe is in the full zoom mode of a 2 year old so they are trying not to wear Grammy & Papa out too much, LOL!

Nora and I got busy in the studio after checking the mail and the new Brutus Monroe Stencil of the Month had arrived. She asked what is was so Grammy gave her a stencil lesson. She helped me with mine to learn how to blend in the colors then proceeded to make herself a rainbow card.

The beginning of Nora’s rainbow.
The finishing touches.
Card complete with die cut sentiments and some butterflies Grammy had leftover from another project.

She did a fabulous job!

So while Nora was busy watching a show, Grammy finished her card with an older flower die, some scraps and a recently purchased sentiment set from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

It’s been a busy day but oh, so much fun.

Enjoy your weekend!

Art Inspiration, Brutus Monroe, Cards, Elizabeth Craft Designs

Elegant Abstract

Hi Angels!

I was going to create this card yesterday but I got some much needed tidying & organizing done and decided to call the day good.

You guessed it, it’s the Abstract Flower Stencil from Brutus Monroe’s February stencil of the month. I think for now I’m done designing with it, we’ll see.

This came out fabulously elegant! I embossed the stencil in white. I actually just got in some Brutus Monroe Alabaster (white) embossing powder. I decided it needed a border so I found the thinnest washi I had that would work with the black & white design.

The sentiment is Quietfire Design by Suzanne Cannon through Elizabeth Craft Design. If you are not familiar with Suzanne’s work, she is a master calligrapher, who many years ago started turning her calligraphy into stamps. Her designs are now available through Elizabeth Craft Designs & the Silhouette Store. I have many of her original red rubber unmounted stamps in the studio. I need to gather them together while I am organizing & put them to use again. Her calligraphy is just lovely.

I hope you are recovering well from last week’s frigid blast.

Have a Great Week!