Today I've been playing with the Funky Fossil "Simply Stripes" stencil, which I often over look, opting for a more decorative design.
I used an off-cut of white card in the size of 9.5cm (3 3/4") square. Positioned the stencil on the diagonal ensuring that corners were included, then used some low tack tape to hold the stencil in position.
Following the lines (from top to bottom) of the stencil I used a foam blending tool with "Tumbled Glass" Distress Oxide Ink. I then lifted the stencil and repositioned it, so that the stencil lines covered teh "Tumbled Glass" lines I had just created. I then used the same technique with "Cracked Pistachio".
I lifted the stencil and rotated the card a quarter (as I like to work in the same direction), repositioning the stencil with tape to secure. I then used "Peacock Feathers" Distress Oxide Ink using the same technique used previously. Once the tape and stencil are removed you can see the finished background grid, which I think is really pretty as they're some of my favourite colours.
I then mounted the background onto a piece of black paper and trimmed to size.
I then moved on to the stamping using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink with the Funky Fossil "Furry Friends" stamp set. I stamped the sentiment and then thedog on the bottom right corner, stamping the same dog image on a small piece of card.
Using the small piece of card, I coloured the dog image by using two shades of Distress Oxide Inks (Spun Sugar and Weathered Wood), applied with a paint brush. I then cut out the image and adhered it over the stamped image on the card. Finally sticking the topper to a white 6x6" card blank.
P.S. after I had taken the photograph, I decided to add Glossy Accents to the eyes and nose, just to give a bit of dimension.