Thursday, 1 July 2021

You Gotta Use A Stencil Or Two

Good morning and a very happy Thursday! I know I'm showing my age now, but I'm totally in Ron Moody/ Fagin mode for the new Country View Crafts challenge: Use a Stencil (or two).

So apart from whisteling "You Gotta Pick A Pocket Or Two" I've been digging deep into my stash! It's been ages since I inked up my AALL & Create stamps, and they also have some great stencils, so it looks like a plan is coming together!

These are the stencils that I used on my large Art By Marlene album and gel plate.

I added some extra bits of stencilling in the corners, then stamped this lovely long border stamp and put in a bit of stitching.

This is what I've used, Susan has a great selection of AAll & Create stamps here , and stencils here, as well as cutting dies and washi tape.

To finish I added a bit of white and black pen, and stamped the circles from another AALL set. I don't think it needs a sentiment but there's always room if I change my mind.

I hope you join in with our fun challenge and pick a pocket stencil or two. 
Take care, and thanks so much for looking x


  1. Love your beautiful page, such pretty colours and intricate design, lovely. But did you have to mention that song.? I'm singing already and probably will be all day! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Gorgeous page! The colours and all the stencilling look so magical and the stamp finishes it so beautifully too - love it 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and Happy July! Hugs, Jo x

  3. I mentioned your post to Eddie and you guessed it! We are now both singing "You Gotta Pick A Pocket Or Two"

    This is a lovely page, full marks :)

    Enjoy the remainder of Thursday ...
    Wishing you a happy month of July.

    All the best Jan

  4. Fabulous Sue ! Love the colours; great project ! Have a happy July ! Corrie x

  5. What a great journal page, Sue!!! With your stencilling and stamping you created an interesting and cool composition!!! Have a fabulous July!!! xx

  6. Sounds like you had a whale of a time playing with your (considerable) stash Sue! Fabulous grungy look, love it!
    Enjoy your weekend. x

  7. I know I said it already but I just adore that stamp set and I also love the gorgeous background you created for it. Just beautiful! Hugs, Anne xxx

  8. Great pages Sue with a super background. Happy July xx

  9. Beautiful page Sue. I love your choice of stencils too.

  10. Hee hee.. I was do I save this one till tomorrow morning? Now i'm off to bed singing gotta pick a pocket or twoooooooooooo now SUE!!
    So nice to see those stamps and stencils back out to play, the background is so grungy, great mix of colours. I love that stamp set too, the white pen really makes that chess piece pop.
    Hope I get some play time this month.. i've certainly got a stencil or 2 (Hundred!!)
    Night night Hugs Tracey xx

  11. I adore your background Sue, so grungy. And your focal point is really set off well by the black stitching. Great Page, hugs Debsxx

  12. Brilliant page, Sue! Love the background and the long border stamp looks amazing!
    Have a very happy July!
    Evelyn xxx


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