Hello! I’m not just a crafter… I love art too. Going to art museums is something I really enjoy, and I loved my art history classes in college. Henri Matisse was an amazing painter, and I admire a lot of his work. Seeing some of it in person has brought me joy. So when I saw the “Matisse Elements” stencil from A Colorful Life Designs, I knew I needed to work with it. I thought it would look fantastic with the “Sea Foam” stencil, to create an abstract underwater scene.
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I chose 3 of the Matisse Elements from the stencil (there are a bunch on there!) and inked them up with Saltwater Taffy and Twisted Citron Distress Inks, plus Elderberry Memento Ink. I fussy cut all 3 out. For my background, I inked up the Sea Foam stencil twice…once with Salvaged Patina, then with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.
I thought it would be fun to make this a shaker, so I grabbed some tulle (for added texture) and the Pineapple Garden Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground. I love the colors in this Blend, and they all went really well with the ink colors I used for the stencils. I added a sentiment from Pinkfresh Studios’ Classic Word Dies and kept my card base completely white. Shocking, I know. I even left the area behind my shaker window white. I just didn’t think this card needed anything else. The stencils and Sparkle Blends were enough this time.
Aren’t these colors fabulous together? They’re spring-y, happy, and definitely make me smile. I’ll have another card using both of these stencils together again soon, using different colors, and with no shaker window. I hope you’ll come back to check it out. Please be sure to visit A Colorful Life Designs to see the hundreds of stencils that are available. There are so many amazing stencils that are unlike any you may have seen before. You can use my code, “AlFan10” to save 10% off of your purchase, not including Master Bundles. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!