October 18, 2011
Welcome to Stencil-a-Palooza! Several days a week for the next month or so I'll be featuring one of my eighteen stencil designs for The Crafter's Workshop! Each post comes with a giveaway. Leave a comment answering the question-of-the-day and you might be the winner of that day's featured stencil in both 6x6 and 12x12! Comments will remain open on this post for seventy-two hours. The winner will be announced after that. In the meantime, if you'd like to purchase any of the stencils there are many in-person and online shops to choose from (including my own little online shop). See a complete list here.
Today I've got a stencil hop with seven stunningly talented ladies:
- Lori Vliegan: I have long admired Lori's beautiful lettering. She is an accomplished ilustrator and book maker.
- Bianca Mandity: She is on the faculty of the Indianapolis Art Center and travels all over the country representing Copic, where she is in charge of all of their fine arts education.
- Claudine Hellmuth: She is an illustrator, teacher, and author of two books (Collage Discovery Workshop and The Scrapbooker's Creativity Kit). Claudine also has a signature line of paints and brushes and stamps with Ranger.
- Kerry Lynn Yeary: She has a wonderful vintage style and is on the design teams for 7gypsies and Jenni Bowlin, plus she designs lovely vintage digital kits for TwoPeas.
- Samantha Kira Harding: She is an art journaler extraordinaire! And now she has a line of stamps coming out through Paperbag Studios with her whimsical hand drawn designs and lettering!
- Diana Trout: She is the author of the fabulous book Journal Spilling: Mixed Media Techniques for Free Expression. And Diana has a free class on watercolor that you can find here.
- Mou Saha: Mou is back for more stencil madness! You'll remember her colorful canvas project from the "Words" Hop two weeks ago. And you've certainly seen her creative scrapbook pages in every single issue of Creating Keepsakes Magazine for the past few years.
With so much talent, I couldn't just send these ladies one stencil. I had to send them two stencils! They got TCW229 Rain (which I talked about yesterday)...
...and TCW230 Clouds (which I'm going to cover today)!
When I designed the Clouds stencil I wanted something very stylized with a lot of open space. Why the open space? For funky filling, of course!
Here's a card where I filled the clouds with doodles:
I got the idea to do the doodling in the clouds after creating this (unfinished) art journal page:
You can see that I also used the Rain Stencil for doodled drops in three sizes!
Here's a spread in my art journal where I filled the clouds with patterns from other stencils:
And see the two tags on this layout?
I stamped inside of the stenciled image.
Stamps and stencils go together really well! Watch the video to see how I put the tags together:
Of course, you don't have to fill the clouds. They're lovely just as clouds!
I had fun using the Clouds Stencil to create a dream like background in my art journal:
You can see that I also used the Henna Hands stencil here.
And I know I've shared this next inspiration duo before, but I still love them! Making this art journal page background...
...inspired me to create this scrapbook page:
And does that journaling spot look familiar? It should! It's a cloud turned on its side! I'm always looking for fun journaling shapes and I simply traced a cloud shape onto white cardstock and cut it out to create the fun shaped journaling card you see!
And finally, here's an adventurous tag:
To win both the 6x6 and 12x12 versions of the Clouds Stencil, answer the Question of the Day:
Which of the designers in today's hop blew your mind?
Just a reminder: To be eligible to win, you must post your comment in the comment section of this blog post. You cannot post on Facebook or by replying to the e-mail (if you subscribe) in your inbox. The reason for this is that I pick a winner via "random number generator" so I need a single list of comments.
Thanks for stopping by! Now go and get hopping: