Thursday, 18 December 2014

Speed Craft Challenge 9 Anything Goes–Stencilling

Hi it’s my turn to choose the Speed Craft Challenge theme this time, i have chosen STENCILS but with this being the busiest time of the year the DT decided to change it to ANYTHING GOES with the option of stencilling.

Really hope you can find the time to join in, if not now then in the new year when our next challenge goes live on 8th January 2015. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Here is my latest Documented Life Journal page. For week 51 we were asked to add arrows to our page.


My stash for this Challenge compromises of:

Background made at AFTH last week using Amsterdam Paints

Rebekah Meier mini rosetta stencil

Tim Holtz damask stencil

Bespoke stencil from Glitzcraft

Arrow stamp from Jillibean Soup

Mandala stamp freebie

She script stamp by Christy Tomlinson

Portfolio Pastels

Watering Can Archival ink

Iced Spruce DI

Peacock Feathers DI

Derwent Line Painters

Head stamp by Dyan Reaveley

Sentiments by Dyan Reaveley

Cornflower Chalk Paint Silkies

DecoArt Mister Orange

Started my stopwatch and speeded ahead, used the orange mister through the damask stencil.

Added a layer of Portfolio Pastels then used the bespoke stencil to remove the colour to reveal the background. Heat setting is important here.

Added a layer of the mandala stamp using Peacock Feathers DI.

Added  the script stamp by Christy Tomlinson over the top using Watering Can Archival ink.

Placed the mini rosetta stencil over the top and added the cornflower chalk paint with a sponge, wanted a light layer which blended into the background.

I dried each layer before adding another by the way!

Cut out the sentiments and placed onto the page, inked up the arrow with black Archival and stamped between where i was going to add the wording.

Managed to glue the pre coloured head and the sentiments in place and then stopped the clock.


Just managed to finish before the deadline and breathe lol…


Afterwards i went round all the sentiments with a black Derwent Line Painter, then when dry added another line of white.

Added the white lines to the arrows, placed the washi tape under the head and added a border of renaissance Treasure Gold.

I am really pleased with my journal page, it has turned out better than i imagined.

Please visit the other DT members who have all created fantastic stencilled projects for your inspiration.

Thank you for dropping by and taking the time to leave a comment, i know how busy everyone is at this time of the year, your visit is much appreciated.



  1. Loving this one Mo...especially the words!! Interesting you used portfolios pastels...I am assured I am getting them from Santa this year :)

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  2. Wow Mo, I am blown away with this one! What an amazing piece and in under 15 minutes! Well done! holiday hugs :)

  3. fantastic made!
    I think this speed challenge is not for me - I am so very slowy.

    Very Merry Christmas to you Mo!

  4. Amazing creation in 15mins - made me chuckle too! Nxx

  5. This is another amazing piece of art, Mo! I cannot believe how your can work so fast and create something that looks like it took hours and hours! Well done. Love the art, love the words!

  6. Beautiful project - love all the layers you've added and amazing you did it all in under 15 mins!

  7. All those words made me laugh out loud, head in hands and all!! Brilliant speedy make!
    Alison xx

  8. Brilliant!!! I love those quotes by Dyan! xxx

  9. I think stencils are easy to work with, so I was surprised the DT changed it. You did a fabulous job and just in the nick of time, too (grin). That mood swing quote was too funny.