Sunday, 1 May 2016

Stencil Fun

Good morning to you all on this first day of May! I have no dancing around the Maypole for you but I have had fun in my art journal using stencils for our new challenge at Country View Challenges and I shall be sending you off on a blog hop at the end of the post so that you have the chance to win a fabulous prize from Country View Crafts.



Chris is our host this month and she is challenging us to Use A Stencil in our projects but if you are like me you might want to use more than one!



I gathered some inks, actually quite randomly, but I quite like stacking them to get an idea of how the colours might look together.


I used the Wrinkle Free Distress Technique to get the ink on the pages - not easy with a book but it's just one of those things you have to go with what you get !!




I gathered a few stencils.



I blended the same inks through the stencils and then added texture paste through the text stencil once everything had dried.


Next I added some stamping using Cobalt Blue Archival Ink and a selection of stamps.




I then gathered a few bits and pieces from my scrap box.



I am never too sure at this stage whether I will use them all but it is nice to have a selection to play around with.



I decided to keep the embellishments simple on the left hand page .......



........ and a heavier collage on the right.



A bright mix of colours but by using stencils I have managed to blend them together.

I hope this inspires you to join us in our challenge this month where your entry will be entered into our £20 Voucher draw. However, in addition, running alongside our challenge, we are also running a Blog Hop with a Sissiz Big Shot Machine and Die Bundle as the prize. How brilliant is that! To enter you must be a follower of our challenge blog and hop along to each of our Design Team Members Blogs and leave a comment. 

To start the blog hop from here, or to continue if you came here from Gabrielle's blog then hop on over to Rachel's blog:


Thank you so much for joining me today! and good luck with the challenge and blog hop prize draw.

Jennie x






52 comments:

Crafty She said...

Fantastic Journal pages. I love them. x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jennie.xxx

Craftyfield said...

Lovely results of your stencil play Jennie!

chrissie said...

Beautiful journal pages with great use of the stencils

Love Chrissie xx

DeBe said...

Beautiful journal entry. I love the tip of stacking the inks together :) love, Denyse X

Jane said...

Your pages are beautiful Jennie...so delicate xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Great techniques and great layout Jennie! Xx

Monika Gulyas said...

Fabulous pages with beautiful soft colours!

Gabrielle said...

Love your page and the use of colours - shows the stencils off beautifully!

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Hi Jennie,

This is fabulous, my you have used so many items yet it all goes together so well, amazing, it would just be a 'mess' if I did it lol!

Love & hUgs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

craftimamma said...

Lovely pages Jennie and I love how you still ended up with a fairly subtle background from which your collaged elements really pop inspite of it being quite busy. Very clever and lots of lovely interest.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

KandA said...

Fabulous journal pages and I love your choice of stencils and colours xx

vinita jain said...

Just fabulous, love your journal page with beautiful stenciling!

Evelyn Walter said...

Beautiful soft journal pages, Jennie! Like your various stenciling!
xx Evelyn

rachel said...

Gorgeous pages jennie ... i love the colours. Beautiful x

Corrie Herriman said...

Beautiful spread !
Corrie x

Maggie said...

Gorgeous Jennie love the subtle background colours making other images pop.
MaggieH

Arty Beginnings said...

THis is gorgeous and great use of white space as well

Redanne said...

Love the beautiful subtle background and your collage elements look wonderful. Hugs, Anne xx

Sue said...

Jennie this is beautiful, I love your dreamy colours xx

Marci said...

Lovely use of stamps, stencils and color!

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderful layers, colours and design as always my friend, your pages are delightful.
Hugs Brenda xxx

butterfly said...

Lighter than air and absolutely gorgeous. Stunning composition of the elements against the delicately stencilled background.
Alison x

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely creation Jennie.
Gr, Elly

samantha wade said...

Amazing project, love the colours and everything about it, fab blog too.xx

Team Clark said...

Such a beautiful, soft color combo! You have a great eye!

Nikki Acton said...

Such a delicate feel to your stencil and inks Jennie - just lovely xx

Angela Radford said...

Lovely journal pages, very subtle colouring. Happy crafting, Angela x

Kristiina Majuri said...

Oh, this was lovely. I too would go for several stencils, wonderful though that you managed to keep it so light and full of air, I would probably have overdone it... Beautiful :)

Caz said...

Love your journal pages - the colours work really well together. Very delicate stencil use....stunning!

Jackie P Neal said...

Wow such a beautiful journal spread!!
Jackie ")

Irena Stefanova said...

I love the soft colors that you choose for your art journal page. Stunning collage composition!
Irena

Debbie W said...

I would love to be able to pull something out of the bag like this. Love everything about it

A Pink said...

Wonderful pages! Jennie Love all the stenciling creating so much interest and detail . Great composition of the collaged elements .
hugs x

Janis said...

Beautiful work!! Love the mix of colors, textures, patterns, and images!!
<3 J

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Akshma Aksh said...

Stunning journal pages.

Akshma Aksh said...

Awesome journal pages.

Karthikha said...

That's a lovely page! Great use of stencils and stamps!

CraftingMum said...

Beautiful work, i love all your stenciling and the embellishing. Louise

SandyD said...

Very clean, crisp and delicious. Lovely page.

Ginger said...

Beautiful page,
Carol x

The Altered Paper said...

Beautifull subtle background! I love the blue archival ink! I'll put that on my- I want list! The layering of stencils is perfect! Love the overall effect!

Sara Barker said...

Jennie, I think your colors look wonderful together, and looks as if they were all carefully chosen! The stencil work is just beautiful and so perfectly balanced. Speaking of balance, the darker tones of your scraps/pieces lend a perfect balance to the light delicate look of your background!You are so talented and such an inspiration! Hugs!

Liz said...

Brilliant project. All the elements go so well together. x

Ria Banerjee said...

WOW this is stunning

Dawn said...

Gorgeous project. Such lovely colours and everything goes together so beautifully. xx

Ruth said...

I adore your journal pages, this is a pure breath of spring and reminds me why I love stencils so much, superb work Jennie! Ruth x

SemSee said...

Fabulous pages! I love your choice of colours too. x

Craft drama said...

Love the way you use colours soft and subtle

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is a fabulous piece Jennie. I'm a great fan of Tim Holtz stencils but I only have a couple at the moment. I like you way of choosing the colours by stacking them together, I'll definitely be doing that next time I make something. Love your colours and composition :) x

ionabunny said...

Love the combination of stencils you used. Great textures and colours. Love the ink tip. Hugz

Jane Pratt said...

Wow. This is just gorgeous. Such a lovely soft and subtle background.