Monday, 16 June 2014

CC3C - Challenge 4 - Texture Paste Stencilling

Feeling a bit whimsical this week so today's make has a distinctly fairytale feel to it. I recently treated myself to Stampotique's Moon Girl which I've wanted for ages so I had to use her! She's riding a seahorse - why not?

I am entering this make for the Compendium of Curiosities V.3 Challenge 4 - Layering Stencil with Texture Paste. Still a few days left to enter this awesome challenge and there are super fab prizes including a The Funkie Junkie Boutique gift certificate and a big bundle of goodies from Sir Tim and Mario!

I used Tim's stencil technique on the background. I battled with this challenge for a while as I was trying to make the stencilling a main feature - in the end I used it to add a bubbly background to my watery scene - it's only in the background but it adds so much depth and texture.

I inked the panel with Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers inks before splashing with water then over-stamping that gorgeous Stampers Anonymous flourish in white ink (Prima - LOVE their chalk inks). I finished by adding 'foamy' white paint around the edges with a sponge. The torn strip at the bottom is real sandpaper and the background is painted corrugated cord - adding a bit more texture. You can't really tell from the pic but the seahorse and crown are painted with Perfect Pearls so they are all gold and shimmery.

It was really fun making this and I have another Moon Girl project in mind already.

Goodies used: Stampotique - Moon Girl; Stampers Anonymous - Nautical Blueprints, Fabulous Flourishes, crown and word (can't remember which set!); Crafty Individuals - seashells; Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Bubbles; Sizzix Alterations - Tattered Pine Cone.


  1. Totally cool! Love the texture! She is fab on her seahorse!

  2. Katy....You did a great job with the texture pastes and stencils on this! Those bubbles really are fantastic when trying to create an underwater scene. Great use of Tim's nautical blueprint stamps, too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  3. Gorgeous texture and a wonderful corrugated background. What a lovely, whimsical scene.
    Alison x

  4. Beautiful texture and who can resist corrugated cardboard!
    Love the quirky style to this project.

  5. Oh, my gosh, I LOVE this! What a great combination of imagery-- the seahorse and the sweet Moon Girl look like they were made for each other, and the texture is FABULOUS. Thanks for sharing this at the CC3C-- it's wonderful!!!

  6. Fabby creation Katy, love the fairy in the crown... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge x

  7. Love your gorgeous texture! Thanks for joining us at CC3C!