Sunday, 26 June 2011

Stencil Challenge

Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a great weekend relaxing, creating and soaking in life.

I am posting a journal page as part of a stencil challenge and giveaway being run by Paula, the illustrious Journal Artista. Paula has inspired me since I first became hooked on art journaling with her in depth videos on You Tube and Ustream. This week she has put out a challenge to her followers and watchers of her Ustream channel to use Crafters Workshop stencils in your pages.
Well you all know how much I love these stencils, I don't think there is a page I have done that doesn't use them. So here is are my pages.

I started with a watery wash of Jo Sonja Ultramarine Blue. My first stencil layer was with one of my favourite stencils called Mini Cosmic Bubbles, sponged with Titanium White.

My next layer was a few scrapings with a credit card and Jo Sonja Brilliant Violet
I scrapped it so I would still be able to see the bubbles underneath.

 My next stencil to use was called Swirly Vines, the 12 x12 size and Jo Sonja Aqua. This was also sponged on.

I wanted to add some flowers, just because I love the flower stencils so I used Flower Frenzy (12 x12) with Jo Sonja Pacific Blue and the stencil brush.

So here we are... I'm not totally sold on it so....

I pulled out my trusty white gel pen and outlined the flowers. I liked where they were but I wanted them to stand out.

 Now thats better and heading in the right direction. At this stage I didn't want to make it too busy so decided that a title was needed. I found the appropriate quote and my new alphabet stamps from Image Tree called Brush Letters Lower Case ABC

I used them with Versa Magic Cloud White and then outlined them with my gel pen.

  I clean my stamps with baby wipes and these are the ones I have at the moment. Elmo baby wipes. There were none like these when my boys were young. I can see dry ones of these being used in a page later on.

I added some swipes with a round brush and a light violet colour on each petal of the big flowers and I also added some more spots using the Posie stencil and White.

Here is the finished page. I may journal on it later but I'm not sure it needs it.
Thanks Paula for running the challenge. I intended on having this finished earlier but I was cutting and then laying the carpet in my studio. 

My quote today is again from "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success" regarding giving

"The universe operates through dynamic exchange... giving & receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe.
And in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives."

Have a great week everyone, I will be back later in the week with the unveiling of my art space.




Janet said...

You did such a great job with all the stencils and layers....and the colors are my favorites. Another beautiful journal spread! I love using stencils. They add so much to a page.

Red Cat Cards said...

Hi, Lee ! Oh I love that quote !!! How beautifully it wraps all the mysterious aspect of our existence !! Love seeing your process of journal page too ! Thanks SO MUCH for all the comments on my blog post, Lee. I can't wait to see which silly me piece you come up with =) It's FUN !!!! xoxoxo

Kelly said...

you have done a fabulous job with this page! I love the stencils and colors you have chosen and the flowers work beautifully with the white gel marker outline! Gorgeous.
Hugs and blessings

cookievf said...

Hi Lee,
It was fun to see the progress and WOW, the white pen really made things pop! Your color choices, little brush alphabet and quotation were PERFECT ~ glad to find you on Paula's Stencil Contest post tonight.

I dropped by to enter ~ but alas, missed the cutoff :C (think I'll post my stencil page in the next day or so, anyway LOL)

- vicki xo

lynda said...

I like how outlined with white gel pen. it really brings out special patterns.

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