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Saturday 15 March 2014

Simply Less is More # 163

Good Evening All!
We`ve been enjoying some gorgeous weather in the UK this week. A bit on the chilly side but beautiful sunshine and just enough of a breeze to get the washing dry. It doesn`t take much!

This week at Simply Less is More the ladies want us to use MASKING or STENCILLING on our cards.
I use masking quite a lot but I`m not so keen on stencilling. Takes me back to those home make over shows from the 90`s. However I have been taking a keen interest in embossing with paste using masks and stencils. That`s as far as I`ve got mind you, I haven`t bought any paste and most of my stencils are a bit fussy for CaS. So...I wasn`t going to bother this week but then I had an idea. I had a vague recollection of seeing a tutorial for home made embossing paste on line, so I had a quick look and there it was. Actually there were two recipes and I`ve mixed them up a bit. One was to use Pollyfilla and colour with chalks and the other was to use flour and colour with acrylic paint. I opted for the Pollyfilla one because I don`t want to attact weavils in my craft room ( I know, barmy) and I had to use water colour paints because thats all I had, but it worked a treat and I`m chuffed to bits with the result. See what you think.

I used a Dreamweaver brass stencil. The sentiment is from two sets, Personal Impressions Double Sayings and Flourishes Tag Lines.
The colour of the paste is not as strong as I`d have liked but all in all, for a first attempt I think it`s turned out pretty good.
Now I know how to do it I`m going to be using this method quite a lot I think.

Thanksfor popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. I love your card! Great tip to use pollyfilla it appears to work really well and is definitely cheaper than the craft modelling paste! Must check the garage in the morning!!
    Thanks for the kind comments on my card!

  2. Hiya Lynne, love the card and the colour I think is just right for a new baby. Must try the technique with polyfilla as like you, I don't have the paste. I have a couple of dreamweaver brass stencils that haven't been out of the packet so perfect chance to play. Sue x

  3. Hello Lynne-What a lovely card-and how brave of you to try this technique-looks fabulous!
    Thank you for stopping by my little Blog to say hello-i appreciate it ;)
    Have a lovely day,Nessa xx

  4. Wow I'd never have even thought to make my own - very inventive! Such a sweet card too :-)

    Beth xx

  5. You are so clever and resourceful Lynne! I love the paste look and think it's perfect in that soft blue. Vicky x

  6. so cute
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More

  7. Fabulous card Lynne
    Margaret x

  8. What a clever way to make the card fit the challenge! Love it!

  9. Lynne this is super, how clever to make your own from Polyfilla!
    Thanks for taking the Less is More Challenge this week
    (Guest commenter LIM)

  10. Lynne this is a great card, and I think you should be very pleased with the way it turned - especially for a first attempt. Angela

  11. This looks fabulous Lynne, how effective the 'embossing' is too, well done you :) Viv xx


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