Frilly and Funkie - Stencil Mania

Frilly and Funkie's challenge this week, hosted by the lovely Sue, is Stencil Mania!

'Stencils are such a must have in your craft stash, so lets see them take centre stage for this challenge. The more stencils you use the better! Have fun!'

Now I have to admit when it comes to my shabbier projects I don't reach for my stencils, and when I really thought about the design, I actually got a little nervous - what on earth was I going to do?!

So... thinking about the design, instead of going for lots of stencils, my mind kept racing to the 'centre stage' and thought how about using just the one and letting just be. No covering up too much, just to let it be there, in it's own right, as a feature...

So what do you think, does this pass? :)

I loved making this card, and the initial design process. I felt really tested, and pushed myself to come up with something that still fits within the shabby chic style as well as making the stencil centre stage.

Close up of the stencilling:

I used white texture paste with the Tim Holtz stencil - Lattice Work, touched lightly over the top with gold.

These gorgeous flowers, stocked by Linda at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, are a serious favourite of mine right now. They take paints and inks so beautifully. I used Tattered Rose and Picket Fence Distress Spray and Raspberry Lemonade Magicals from Lindy's Under The Boardwalk set.

The glossy marbling on the button was done with layers of Picket Fence Distress Stain and Glossy Accents.

The one thing I layered on the stencil was the wooden fence by Kaisercraft, which took just a light dappled coating of Picket Fence Distress Paint.

The sentiment, though luck more than anything, ended looking like a little street sign on the fence. I used the Hashtag stamps by Tim Holtz and a die from his thinlits Labels set.

Lots of yummy Maja Design papers were used with some hints of Raspberry Lemonade Magicals for shading, along with some lace by Venise Lace.

The rose trim between the stencil is from Maja Designs 12 x 12 papers Autumn Basics, it's that pretty patterned little extra bit, that we don't like to see go to waste ;)

I finished up with adding some ivory pearls.

That's it for today my lovelies, and for a list of all the goodies I used please see the icons below.
Happy Wednesday,
Georgie xx



  1. Woooow, Georgie, this is an amazing piece of art! Great stenciling and color choice! I love your fabulous flower arrangement and a beautiful fence! Bravo, my friend!
    Hugs :)
    Branka xxx

  2. This is so beautiful Georgie! I love how you've kept the stencilling so exposed to reveal the beauty in it's detail. And your delicate array of garnishes compliment it perfectly. Jenny x

  3. Very beautiful card! Delicate, textured, and interesting

  4. Gorgeous Georgie!! I love that you let the stencilled pattern take center stage, it's a beautiful design and you made it so shabby! Loving those flowers and the purple hues are my favourite right now! I love the wooden fence, you really created a lovely little garden scene! hugs :)

  5. Seriously sensational,'ve hit the perfect balance between the stenciling and shabby chic! LOVE the color and the way you highlighted the stenciling. Beautiful work with the Maja paper and the fantastic Kaisercraft fence.


  6. What a gorgeous card Georgie!! Love the color choice and stunning design! Thank you for the inspiration :) Have a wonderful day my dear!

  7. Wonderful colours, fantastic textures and i like how you have used the stencil as a focal point Georgie. A wonderful card and one i would like to try and case sometime :-) xxx

  8. This is out of the atmosphere gorgeous!!! So clever to put the stencil centre stage! All those lovely elements and papers too- a 'wow-er' for sure! Hugs, Chrisx

  9. Georgie, this is one gorgeous card! The way you combined the stenciling and all layers equals one very pretty card! Love your card. After reading your comment on my blog about us running in the same circles and just meeting, I was one of the original team members for Frilly and Funkie! It is a small world!

  10. This is such gorgeous purple loveliness. The stenciling as the background is perfect and that floral spray is so shabby looking.

  11. I think you achieved exactly what you set out to do and you did it so beautifully! This is a gorgeous card and I love how the stenciling and the beautiful flower really do take centre stage. Hugs, Anne xx

  12. Wow, what gorgeous texture here, Georgie! Love what you've done with this stencil and the beautiful flowers! Now a question for you, how do you get the supplies list to show like that - it looks so professional!

  13. Beautiful Georgie ! Love the stencilled background ! Sue C x

  14. Yes Georgie - it MORE than passes... it is at the top of the class for it's elegant simplicity. Your center stage decision was perfect. Love the colors... A+++.j

  15. Oh a definite pass from me Georgie - lovely stencilling, beautiful design. Nikki xx

  16. What a stunning card, Georgie - the textured stencilling is fabulous, and I love the delicate lilac colours.
    Alison xx

  17. Just beautiful, Georgie! I love the colors, your stenciling is just lovely, and I love that floral spray with Tim's die cut--so delicate. I'm going to have to check that one out to add to the Closet! This is one of those cards I would love to receive-again, just BEAUTIFUL! Hugs!

  18. Just beautiful, Georgie! I love the colors, your stenciling is just lovely, and I love that floral spray with Tim's die cut--so delicate. I'm going to have to check that one out to add to the Closet! This is one of those cards I would love to receive-again, just BEAUTIFUL! Hugs!

  19. Just beautiful, I love the shabby flowers! A delight! Ruth x

  20. Beautiful Georgie, your lovely textured stencil is indeed the star of the show with a gorgeous supporting cast!