Friday, April 1, 2022

STAMPlorations April stencil challenge

 It is finally spring and time for STAMPlorations April Challenge 



My project this month is a page in my Bible based on a sermon I heard for mission Sunday emphasis at my Church. I used ARTplorations Stencil called Curved Play.  I traced the stencil onto the page using a pencil. Then I watercolored the path. I used a pen to journal the points. 


FYI - when you're looking at entries:
  • You can link up a maximum of 3 projects -- any type of project is welcome as long as a stencil is used -- but each project must be in its own blog post.
  • Use of stencil (any brand) is a requirement.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK 
  • No sneak peek project entries; full project photo must be displayed on blog post in order to qualify for the prizes.
  • To qualify for the prize, you must display challenge graphic and have a text link to the challenge post (blogs only)

Prizes:

  • $20 prize code to winner ($25 if STAMPlorations/ARTplorations stencil was used)
  • $10 prize code to 2 randomly picked entries ($15 if STAMPlorations/ARTplorations stencil was used)

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

March STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge

 STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge:



For many years I made cards that had multiple layers. I loved how they looked but hated that they were so hard to mail. So in recent days I have been trying to make cards that are one layer that look layered. Stencils are one way that help add interest and layers. I used Burst Stencil with Blossom Like a Butterfly stamp. 
I painted in each little section with watercolor paint. I added highlights with a white gel pen and a used a black sharpie marker to make the faux layer and added doodles with a black ink pen. 

I hope you join us for our stencil challenge. 
  • You can link up a maximum of 3 projects -- any type of project is welcome as long as a stencil is used -- but each project must be in its own blog post.
  • Use of stencil (any brand) is a requirement.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK 
  • No sneak peek project entries; full project photo must be displayed on blog post in order to qualify for the prizes.
  • To qualify for the prize, you must display challenge graphic and have a text link to the challenge post (blogs only)

 

Prizes:

  • $20 prize code to winner ($25 if STAMPlorations/ARTplorations stencil was used)
  • $10 prize code to 2 randomly picked entries ($15 if STAMPlorations/ARTplorations stencil was used)

 


Saturday, January 1, 2022

STAMPlorations January Challenge.


Happy New Year. It is time for the January Stencil Challenge at STAMPlorations. 

For my project I used STAMPlorations
ARTplorations Peeking Sunflowers Stencil. 


I made a little Artist Trading Card. 
I cut my cardstock to the ATC size of 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches.
I placed the stencil over the card and traced with a pencil lightly. 






I then watercolored the sunflower.






I took thin art pens and doodled over the pencil lines. I added my word for the year. "Today"
I am hoping to be intentional about living in the moment. Not worrying about tomorrow or being stuck in the past. 



My finished ATC has a sharpie marker edge and a thin doodled black line. 

 

On the back I wrote out one of the verses I intend to memorize about "today". This year.