Stencil Spotlight

Hey there!  It’s Ronda here with you today.  I have been hard a work designing new stencils for the summer release.   You’ll have to wait a bit longer to see them but in the meantime i thought i would highlight two more of my Winter 2014 Stencils.  Today’s stencils are Wildflowers (TCW 433) and Ripples (TCW 431).

Wildflowers TCW 433

Wildflowers is quite possibly my favorite stencil from this release.  Of course i reserve the right to change my mind.  These hand-drawn beauties remind me of hiking in the Rocky Mountains to stumble aross beautiful meadows full of wildflowers mixed in with green foliage.  There is something magical about it, peaceful & serene so i couldn’t resist drawing them out for a stencil. 

Ronda Palazzari Wildflower Tags

These wildflowers look great in both the 12×12″ larger size and 6×6″ petite size.  

Ronda Palazzari Wildflower

Ronda Palazzari Wildflower details

Ronda Palazzari Wildflower details 2

This stencil looks great on cards, tags, mixed media pieces, and of course a layout.  i used both sizes on the layout of the same name.  i painted the watercolor on the background first and then added the larger flowers using some Caran d’Arche NeoColorII.  i added the little purple flowers using Ranger Archival inks and a blending tool.  

Design 4-3 expanded

Have you ever touched the water just to see how many ripples are made with one single poke?   It reminds me of childhood and playing with my brothers and sisters around the pond near our house.  Just like those beautiful childhood memories, Ripples brings a lot of fun & beauty to any project.  It is one of those great background stencils that can be used  in many different ways and create beautiful motifs.

Ronda Palazzari Ripples Tags

How adorable is the Ripples stencil in the 6×6″ size?  The 12×12″ size has great open spaces that are begging to be filled with color & design.  

Ronda Palazzari Courage

i used the 12×12″ stencil on this Courage layout with some of Wendy Vecchi’s clear embossing paste and some gold star glitter found in Cocoa Daisy’s April kit.  Once it was dry, i added watercolors to make the in-between stand out.  Totally love how it turned out and will be doing that again.  

Ronda Signature 75x50

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