The colors at CAS Colours & Sketches inspired me to give another new-to-stencil set a try - the Simon Says Stamp Layered Tulips. I don't know why it took me so long to jump on the stencil trend, but as soon as they started coming up with fabulous layered stencils, I'm totally on board! It is such an easy way to add color - and to add it with shadows and dimension.
The first stencil is Saffron with a bit of Mango sponged at the base of each flower, then I stenciled the detail layer in Mango. All of the bottom layers are Pear Pizzazz but I did a light layer of ink, a medium layer and the darkest layer on the stems.
I hadn't thought ahead past the flowers so I checked my stash and found some new sentiments from Taylored Expressions. The big sentiment is Handlettered Easter which isn't new - but the dies are!! I adore the look of cut out sentiments. The strips are a new addition to the fabulous Simple Strips line - it's Easter Blessings. The picture shows just a handful of the various sentiments that you can cut out all at once!
Thank you to CAS Colours and Sketches for the inspiration!
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Handlettered Easter and Simple Strips Easter Blessings
Dies: Taylored Expressions Handlettered Easter dies, Simple Strips die
Ink: Stampin' Up So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Mango Melody
Paper: Stampin' Up Pear Pizzazz CS and the old So Saffron dsp
Stencils: Simon Says Stamp Layered Tulips
Other: Fun Stamps Journey Black Licorice Silk (for the splatters)