Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Impression Obsession and a StencilGirl Hop

Hi Stencil Lovers! 
Today is the 3rd and final day of this Impression Obsession and StencilGirl Blog Hop.
There have been some Fabulous art works the first two days....
So to continue.... I made two projects.
First up is my next Daily Art Journal #29 Cover.

I love these Seth Apter Solar System Stamps.
They go perfectly with his stencil designs from StencilGirl....

I added layer upon layer of circles and stamps and paint and markers.
In addition to Seth's stencils I used Mary Beth's Bullseye Stencil
and Maria McGuire's Seeds Stencil.

Some White Sharpie highlights finish it off.
I love the texture of this journal cover!

My second project was an art journal page.
Again, I used Seth's stencils, The Time, Techno Insiders Circle Stencil, 

I also used this Kind Word Stamp Set from IO, as well as a hand carved stamp 

Just Show Up.
It's a reminder to myself.

What a Fun Hop with some great eye candy for everyone.
But that's not quite the end of this.
There is a generous giveaway from both StencilGirl and Impression Obsession....

StencilGirl Products 
will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to TWO lucky winners!
Impression Obsession 
will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to TWO lucky winners!

Visit all the hop artists all three days and leave comments
 for even more chances to win one of these prizes.
You have until Friday, September 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page on Sunday, October 2nd.

September 28 

Thanks for visiting! See you next time!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Christmas in July Hop

Hey Art Friends and Stencil Lovers!
StencilGirl and Imagine Crafts has teamed up to give you a holiday treat!
Who can resist Christmas in July?
It's a great time to think ahead and maybe get some projects started.
I decided to delve into the idea of a table topper.
I love pretty table decorations during the Christmas season.

Let's start with some plain duck cloth...It's a nice thick cotton fabric.
I wanted it circular so began with a Pam Carriker color wheel stencil.
I gave myself some penciled in guidelines and built my design out.

I used a motif from the January 2013 StencilClub Exclusive Stencils designed by MaryBeth.
StazOn Ink in Eden Green was the perfect Christmas color!
I love StazOn Ink for both paper and fabric projects.
I used my Groove Tool and went to work.

If you look closely you will see my mistakes.
I could have taped off the stencil better than I did and protected my surface.
But I am more of a gitterdone kind of girl.
Perfectly Imperfect and all that goes with it!

So my Major design areas are done in green.
I hand stitched some accent lines in red embroidery floss.

Using Imagine Craft's fabulous Fabrico Markers I added more details.

I got it to where I liked it, added thin batting and a Christmas Plaid backing fabric.
I machine quilted around some areas both for strength and durability 
and for that puffy quilted look. 

The circular shape was cut and binding was added.

I love how it turned out.
It will make a nice addition to the holiday table!

Thanks for visiting today!

What would a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY??!!!

We'll be picking one lucky winner
to receive $100 in Gift Certificates – a $50 Gift Certificate for StencilGirl Products and
a $50 Gift Certificate for Imagine Crafts!
Take your time and visit each blog showcased July 9, 16, & 23 and leave your comments.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One comment per blog please.
You will have until Saturday, July 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
The winner will be notified by email and announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page on Sunday, July 31.
Good luck!

Here are the participating blog addresses...

Thursday, June 30, 2016

All You Need is Love

Hi Friends! 
Another TBT stencil hop!
I used Jane LaFazio's Vines Stencil on this stitched pillow.

I used a variety of threads.
I really like the way variegated thread keeps your eye moving across the design.

I used three stitches interchangeably...
The stem stitch, back stitch and chain stitch...
I think it adds interest and movement.

The LOVE is from both Jumbo Vintage Typewriter Alphabet Stencils A-P and Q-Z.

My method is easy.
I traced the stencils onto fabric and painted in the spaces with
a combination of Fabrico Markers and All-Purpose Ink by Tsukineko.
Then I stitched around the design with specialty threads.

The word LOVE without the outline stitching....
The word LOVE with the outline stitching....
It's a subtle difference...
Can you see it?
I feel that it makes a difference so I do it.
I suppose you wouldn't have to!

All you need is love!

I love how it turned out!

Another great StencilGirl project done! 
Thanks for visiting.  See you next time!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Janet's Daily

Hello and Happy June!
I am over at StencilGirl Talk
showing you my Daily pages this month.

Come on over!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Stitching an Oldie...TBT With StencilGirl

This was a fun one! 

I used all kinds of specialty threads for edges and details...
as well as Fabrico Markers to fill in.

And what would a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY??!!!

One lucky winner will receive 
EVERY StencilGirl Stencil showcased on today’s Blog Hop!

Stitch a Greek Border
Stitch a Circle
Sweet Gum Balls
Dia Muertos Mask
Art is Good for You
Broken Circles
Retail Value $84!

What do you have to do to enter?
Just leave a comment below by Sunday, May 29th at 11:59PM Central Time.
The more blogs you comment on in the blog hop, the more chances you have of winning!
Winner will be announced on StencilGirl Product’s Facebook Page 
on May 30th.

Thanks for stopping by!