Leaf Frame TCW226
25 Days Until Christmas

Flower Frame TCW225

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.  See a complete list here.

Today I've got an awesome stencil hop with three wonderfully talented paper artiste types:

  • Amy Tan: Amy is a multi-talented artist.  She teaches classes all over the country as well as online at Big Picture Classes.  She has a successful t-shirt line and scrapbooking line, both sold under the name "Amy Tangerine."
  • May Flaum: May has authored several books including Scrapbook Workshop: The Best Techniques from Your Favorite Scrapbook Bloggers.  She is a frequent guest on Paperclipping Roundtable, a long time teacher at Big Picture Classes, and a Contributing Editor at Scrapbook Update.
  • Karen Ellis: Karen is the owner of the Art House Studio in Canada and hosts tons of fantastic mixed media workshops and events!  She is a product designer for The Crafter's Workshop and MyStamp Box (products launching at CHA Winter - Jan 2012) and a contributing writer for Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.

These girls are working with the frame stencils today.  Yesterday's Leaf Frame and/or today's featured stencil TCW225 Flower Frame:

Like I mentioned yesterday, I designed the two "frame" stencils so that the center area is 4x6 on the 12x12 version (perfect for a photo) and 2x3 on the 6x6 version (perfect for a wallet sized print).

Here's the 12x12 version on a layout:

I used the 6x6 version with molding paste and glitter (dimensional glitter - whoa!) on the cover of my art journal:

Here is a Christmas card that incorporates the Flower Frame:

And of course, you can just use part of the frame, as I did on this layout:

Or as a sparkly hat on this tag:

In today's video I show you how to do a Petroleum Jelly (or Vaseline) resist technique in just over 1 minute.

This is the tag from the video:

And here is the same technique used as the background of a slightly more embellished tag:

Do you see the two flower petals used as embellishments here?  They almost become leaves for the tiny doily and flower on the tag, don't you think?  Pretty cool!

To win both the 6x6 and 12x12 versions of the Flower Frame Stencil, answer the Question of the Day:

Which of the projects from the hop excited you?

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 get hopping!