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!

Friday, April 22, 2016

StencilGirl Meets Earth Day

Hello Stencil Lovers!
Happy Earth Day to you all!

I was so happy to be able to use these Earth Safe Finishes 
and their line of Iridescents Paints by Ann Butler.
Seriously.... Love!

I have been layering the cover of  my Binder with doodles and paint swipes
for awhile now... and finally decided to use these paints on it.
That Lagoon color is heavenly!

I love the two sizes of the damask stencil 

And look at that creamy shine!
I still may add words or a title....but I love it so far.

I also tried some layering on some other unfinished covers....

I love the Lagoon and the Limelight together!

I layered some on pretty thick.

I love the looks of these two future art journals.

And just because I had time to play...I was wondering how 
it would look to heavily weegie the paints
 through some stencils with my scraping tool.
The creamy shine these paints give is beautiful.

Here is a list of the stencils used throughout my projects....

And of course there is a giveaway for this Earth Day Hop.
Leave comments on all the blogs to win!

~~Janet Joehlin~~

Thanks for stopping by.
See you next time!