Saturday, 24 December 2016

Stencil Girl & PaperArtsy Winter Blog Hop

Hi everyone,

Well I am so very very happy to be part of this fantastic blog hop between Stencil Girl and PaperArtsy.  It started on Wednesday - and if you haven't already seen all the other wonderful projects, then there's a list of links at the bottom of this post!  PLUS there's a...


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Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your chance to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(just one comment per blog please.)

You have until Friday, December 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
The winner will be announced on Sunday 1 January onStencilGirl's Facebook page and PaperArtsy's blog


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And now onto my project. 

I created this art journal page, layering up paint, ink, embossing paste and of course stencils! And this is how I did it...



1) I used my Dylusions 8"x8" black journal for this page (I really like using dark backgrounds as a base at the moment). I stenciled Fresco Finish Snowflake paint through stencil S151 all over the page.


2) Once the paint was dry, I stenciled M071 using Archival Ink Vibrant Fuschia in several places, and then filled in the blank spaces with S331 using Archival Ink Paradise Teal and Vivid Chartreuse.


3) I added some dots using Fresco Finish Snowflake paint through stencil M080, and then went back over the top with Archival Ink Buttercup. I wasn't worried if they didn't match up.


4) I swiped some neon pink paint around the page, and also stenciled M071 again - in different places, and this time with Archival Ink Jet Black.


5) I used a black pen to doodle around the pattern made with M080, and a white extra fine Sharpie pen to add lots of dots.


6) I mixed up some Fresco Finish White Fire paint with some Dreamweaver translucent embossing paste, and applied it through stencil L318. It adds a little bit of texture without being too bulky, and the mica in the paint adds a little sparkle when it dries.

7) To finish the page I added a quote from one of my stamp sets (EEG21) - stamped onto PaperArtsy Smoothy cardstock using Archival Ink Jet Black - and then outline the quote and the page with a black pen.


I hope you enjoyed my project - please leave a comment if you did (and that enters you into the GIVEAWAY too!).

The stencils I used are shown below:


Puddles Stencil by Rae Missigman

Nonsensical Bloom Stencil by Rae Missigman

Repetition Stencil by Rae Missigman

Wall of Words Stencil by Carolyn Dube

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

WOW! Blog Post - Love Is All Around

Hi everyone,

Today I am delighted to be over on the WOW! Embossing Powder Blog with a gift idea using their fab products.



I created a piece of art to fit inside an IKEA frame – perfect for a personalised present. 


All the instructions are on the WOW! Blog, but in case you're wondering I used Archival Ink Watering Can for the stenciling and stamping the WOW! French Music Clear Stamp Set, and Archival Ink Sky Blue to stamp the triangle from the WOW! Let It Snow (by Marion Emberson) Clear Stamp Set.

The brayered background was created using PaperArtsy Amethyst, Haystack, Lake Wanaka, Chalk and Pumpkin Soup Fresco Finish Paints.


All WOW! products are available from their stockists, or on their website. If you haven't tried them yet, I promise you will {love} the new WOW! Sparkles.


Enjoy!

Saturday, 20 August 2016

New Stamp Designs - EEG19, EEG20 & EEG21

Hi everyone,

Well tonight it is my turn to reveal my new PaperArtsy Autumn/Winter stamps ...

 


As you can see there are three big sets ... that could maybe be perfect for Halloween and Christmas. I didn't want to restrict them to just those celebrations, so I'm hoping that you also think they are versatile to be used all year round!


So why not pop over to the PaperArtsy Blog to see the first three projects I've made with them... and if you're going to Stamperama tomorrow, I can show them to you in person.

Enjoy!