Hi lovely crafty friends, sometimes you are working on a project and you have no idea how to move on. What is the next step, do you want to add a bit or a lot? Stamp or die-cut, spray or ink, flowers or geometrical shapes, so many options, making it hard to choose.

That’s exactly what happened with this project, and then what???

All techniques and ideas are shown in the video tutorial. Make sure to watch it to get all the best tips and tricks. 

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This background was made in a jiffy, with the dripping mask technique. A simple and oddly satisfying technique that’s easy to do, as I showed in the video. 

I used the Art By Marlene Mandala Mask [ JogglesSimonSaysStamp | EcstacyCrafts ] to create a pattern on the background. 

I was in love with this background, but a background means more is needed, it’s a starting point. And then I was stuck, what next?

The background was put aside for a few days, me checking every now and then, but still no inspiration.

finally it took me a few months and the Art By Marlene Flower Stamp set [ JGG | SSS | ECS ] combined with loads of colour. Sometimes letting go is the best way to see things in a new light.

In case you like Art By Marlene and want to see what she has been creating, you can see here are the latest Art By Marlene ( SSS | JGG | ECS ) goodies.

And then suddenly, inspiration, yay:-)

Colourful flowers, a nice quote and lots of fun and subtle details. Shine and sparkle, big combined with small, blended colours on the Dripping Mask Background, just the way I like it. It was totally worth the wait!

I hope you are inspired to try out the dripping stencil or mask technique, have loads of fun!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!