Friday, December 23, 2016

StencilGirl and PaperArtsy Blog Hop



Hello, fellow creatives! 
Welcome to the StencilGirl/PaperArtsy blog hop! 
I feel very blessed to work with these companies' products, and thrilled to show you my project.
Let's get started!


I chose to participate with what I love best at the moment: to work in my art journal. 

I had great fun with a sweet stamp set designed by Kim Dellow, as part of the Eclectica line.


And these gorgeous stencils from StencilGirl: 





I am using a large Dylusions Journal
I start by covering the two pages with black gesso

Let dry, then add white gesso, scraping with a plastic card. I don't want all the black covered.


Next, I go in with a pencil and scrape marks into the wet gesso, creating more texture. 

Before completely dry, I close the book and open it again, peeling away some layers, to reveal black.


A part of it ripped, so I glue it with matte medium to a different part of the layout.



The juiciest part is next: using these GORGEOUS chalk paints!
Seriously, I want all the colours!! ♥♥♥


I start sponging with the Spongee from StencilGirl, covering about three areas. Then I add in three more colours.


Candy Floss


Bubble Gum


The next step is very subtle. I stencil leaves using the 9x12" club stencil using various paint colours on three edges of the layout. 



Then I isolate one flower from the stencil, and create some clusters.


I add in some Mermaid and Captain Peacock with the sponge to create a bit more contrast.


Stenciling with the grid stencil is the next fun step. I try to place the stencil down randomly.




Some pretty washi tape is next.



These sweet little rounded square clusters are so fun to work with!
I rotate the stamp to create a varied look.



Sharpie paint pens to doodle in the squares to add more interest and colour is next.
I also add white paint in places to brighten the page up.
My text will come next, and I want it to stand out, as it is my focal point, so I put down Snowflake in that area.





I had some leftover paint on my pallet, so I finger paint in areas to use it up.



Pink paint dots are a welcome addition. I love dots!



The sweet SHINE word stamp from the stamp set goes on top of the white area on right side of layout.


I add lots of white paint dots to make the word shine and radiate from the middle.



I felt that the word didn't stand out enough, so I stamped multiple times to make it appear larger. I first added a bit more white background.


Still not quite bright enough...


So I paint circular swaths of colour in the lower area, adding more white paint dots so the words radiate further out.



And there you have it! It was a fun, easy project, and those paints!! Soooo luscious! The stencils? Always an easy way to add interest to backgrounds!

Please be sure to visit the other artists who are participating in this hop for more great and beautiful ideas!
GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive a $75 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a £50 Gift Certificate for PaperArtsy!!

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!
(One comment per blog please.)

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


♥♥♥  Anna  ♥♥♥


115 comments:

  1. These are so pretty. Love the colours. Xx

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  2. Anna, this is a gorgeous page, love it!!

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  3. lovely colours..great pages x

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  4. nice bright colours and fab layering love this kinda 70s Courrèges look. Thanks for sharing

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  5. It is gorgeous! I love your colours and all the layers. Thank you x

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  6. You had me at black gesso on the pages. It does something to the layers of colors that is unbelievable. I love the layering and stencil work on these pages.

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  7. Great page. You really showed off that stamp set.

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  8. Some of my favorite stencils! I may need those stamps....Sigh. thanks for sharing!

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  9. I love playing in my art journal and what a great way to finish up 2016 by using the Pantone color palette for 2016. Not sure if you meant to do that, but I think it fits!

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  10. What beautiful art! Thank you for sharing your process!
    Wishing you a very happy and blessed Christmas!

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  11. I love everything about these pages, wouldn't think to underlay black gesso, really like this effect. The stamps look great stamped up multiple times.
    Bevtextart (at) btinternet (dot com)

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  12. WOW! Amazing journal pages .... so many gorgeous layers .... love it!! xx

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  13. Always love the pastel colours that you use in your artwork with no exception here - lots of pink lusciousness - great journal page. Rachel

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  14. GREAT layers and such fun stamps!

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  15. Beautiful pages, loving the candy floss colours. Doesn't look like there is a layer of black gesso under it all! Xx

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  16. Thank you for sharing, lovely journal page

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  17. Layers of Lusciousness! Gorgeous project. Lx

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  18. I love the rounded square luster stamp-it's groovy!!

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  19. Love, love , love it. Great colours and layering. Have a Merry Christmas !

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  20. I'm not a pink user, but this is a beautiful background

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  21. Great layering, the black works well as a base! Merry Christmas, Autumn

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  22. Just hopped across from the PA blog - love your finished project and the way you have shared your method - fab colour choices too, btw!

    Seasons Greetings

    Kathyk

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  23. This is a fab journal spread, Anna. Thanks for sharing your creative process - it was great to see how you built up that wonderful background, and I love the contrast between this and the simple black stamping.

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  24. Brilliant pages, several techniques there I'm going to try. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  25. Fabulous layers in your lovely pages - great hopping inspiration, thank you.
    Alison x

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  26. Love all the layers, and those stamps are just darling!

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  27. I'm not much of a pink person, but this spread really catches my eye. I especially love some of the more subtle elements you included like the cluster of stenciled flowers, all the little dots, and the doodling in the stamped images. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. I love being able to see each step of the way. Beautiful journal pages layout. Thank you.

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  29. Gorgeous work! Love the way you built up the paints and stencils and added all of the dots for more interest.

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  30. Your layering techniques are inspirational! Thank you! I also love that the page colours are not the usual ones associated in my mind with the word 'Shine', thanks for helping me look outside the box!

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  31. Very pretty projects with lots of lovely layers xx

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  32. Anna your page looks fabulous;-) I wonder if it will turn up in DLP?
    Merry Christmas

    Sally

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  33. Such a wonderful project and love how you have used all the products. thank you for a great blog hop
    catherine

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  34. I love the pop of the black stamp against the soft colors. All the subtle additions really keeps the eye moving. Lovely.

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  35. Oh how I love these page, Anna! It's delightful to see your step-by-step process of combining pinks and blues! I'm like you...I want EVERY PaperArtsy paint color! lol! So happy you are sharing your creativity on this hop! xo

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  36. Watching these pages being created was a joy! Such wonderful inspiration!

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  37. What a delightful page and right up my alley with art journaling.

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  38. Loved the ideas with the initial layers of black and white gesso. Gorgeous pages!

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  39. You've given me an idea about the November club stencils - subtle background is good.

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  40. One of my favourite stamp sets and love the colour combo too

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  41. Gorgeous pages - thanks for sharing the process

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  42. Wowsers, so much fun following your step=by-step. Love your artwork today. I am going to get out my Nov. stencils from the club and play too. Thank you.
    suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

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  43. that is just stunning, I love the dreamy look you created with the paints and the stencils, just fab x

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  44. Great background Anna. I love the stamps you used.

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  45. Love the way you do all the layers.

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  46. Such a pretty layout. I love those colors

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  47. Love, love, love the colors and thanks, Anna, for showing that a rip can become a design element in art journaling!

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  48. Your project is so nicely pictured with lots of great details and specifics...thank you for inspiring me to work in my journal!

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  49. I'm really digging the soft background with the black mod designs!

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  50. All those lovely layers, the pinks and the blues.... makes me want to go play!

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  51. Fabulous use of stencils and stamps. Now I want to go play in my own journal!
    Poetryqn(at)optonline(dot)net

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  52. This is such a lovely journal layout. I enjoyed so much reading how you created the background..... Very interesting. And the result looks gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely art.
    Merry Christmas to you.
    Hugs from Monica
    Spain

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  53. the pinks and blues work together so
    beautifully as the background.
    Love all of the detail work.
    thanks for the extensive directions.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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  54. oh my gosh! I love love this!!!

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  55. I love that you start with black but end up with a very fresh and light page :)

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  56. Love this journal page!
    ( Annie )

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  57. A great page. I love the colors and would never have imagined that you started with black gesso.

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  58. A great page. I love the colors and would never have imagined that you started with black gesso.

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  59. Love this journal page....who would have thought you started with black gesso1

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  60. Ooo! Gorgeous! Thank you for using my stamps. Just love your pages and the wonderful colour combo. The way you have done the pattern and the word focal point, so clever!

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  61. I love the subtle hints of the stencil patterns using the close shades of colour. Really beautiful page

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  62. Great use of the paints, stamps and these gorgeous stencils on your Art journal spread!! I love the depth you have created here, beautiful.
    Merry Christmas to you! x

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  63. Wonderful artwork and a great tutorial - thank you xx

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  64. Loving the stamp set you used and the delicate colours.

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  65. Love this journal page, your colors are gorgeous . Great stamps. Thank you for your inspiration. Merry Christmas c21claudia@aol.com

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  66. Love the colors you have used. Thank you for sharing your art. Merry christmas!

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  67. great fun page - scrummy colours - can't believe what an impact the white dots have
    xx

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  68. Thanks for a fabulous step by step on your journal page. Loving the colours. Thanks for the inspiration. Jean.x

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  69. Love your layers and the colors chosen - really nice page. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win some goodies.

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  70. A super spread, wonderful layers and colours!
    Alison xx

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  71. Why oh why can I just capture my inner #crazyflow and do all those layers too, wonderful

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  72. Wonderful pages!!! I now want to use your techniques, especially all of the fabulous dots!!

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  73. Love the colors. Soooo pretty! Thanks for sharing your cool techniques!

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  74. I love the chalky yumminess of the paint. aive loved Stencil Girl stencils for a long time. Wish Paper Artsy was more accessible here.

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  75. I love the colours that you used, honestly, my "fresco-to-buy" list is just getting longer....!

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  76. Fabulous layering of stencils and paints on these pages!

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  77. love it!! thanks for doing a step by step!! Beautiful!!

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  78. I love love love looking at your process. I don't know how you keep going because eachblater looks so cool to me. I'm super jealous of the November stencils. I hope we can buy those someday!!

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  79. I am so impressed with your background layering as well as your doodling and mark making. It adds so much to your completed artwork. I still need to learn to use these techniques in my own work. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  80. I love the colors! Reminds me of Pantone's colors of the year. I definitely need that stencil! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

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  81. I just love all the subtle details in this page.

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  82. Loving all the layers and those square clusters are so fun.

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  83. Great pages, love all of the details that went into them.

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  84. wow, Wow and WOWZA! Love, love, love! colors used blend so beautifully! Your tutorial is great....love the use of white pain and dots, and a fun stamp set and stencils make for awesome piece! Happy New Year...make more art!

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  85. beautiful, such a lovely pallette

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  86. Love those dots! And I want all the Fresco paint colors, too! Not to mention Stencil Girl stencils!

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  87. What a sweet spread! I love the Shine sentiment and the rounded squares stamp looks like a blast to play with!

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  88. Love pink. Very pretty. Thanks.

    Michelle Smith, MI

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  89. Very beautiful princess style!

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  90. I like all the subtle, quiet details...

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  91. Love all of the layers! Every part is interesting to look at! Great project.

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  92. Love the white gesso on top of black gesso technique, it gives so much texture and interest to the pages. The subtle layering of stencils also give great depth. I'm really imressed and thankful for how well you describe your creating process. Amazing result!

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  93. I love the soft dreamy colors you chose! The doodling is subtle yet adds so much to the page - beautiful spread!

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  94. Beautiful colours. This is my idea of 'happy' 🙂

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  95. Love your gorgeous art. Thanks for showing the process.

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  96. Beautiful pages - gorgeous colours! xxx

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  97. Gorgeous pages! I love the colour combination & the fab use of stencils & stamps.

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  98. So much layering fun. I love the combination of colors and also the combo of the stamps and stencils you chose.

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  99. Very pretty colours and i néeeeeed that stamp set!

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  100. The white dots really do make the word stand out and I agree with you, I love dots! I also liked the flower stencil and the bits of washi tape. Very nice journal pages.

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  101. Enjoyed your creative process. Thank you for sharing!

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  102. There is some lovely layering going on in your journal. Thanks for the share!

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