Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Stencil Hop Featuring Mary Nasser

Compass Stencil M041
Designed by Mary C. Nasser
Find it here.
I was honored when Mary Nasser contacted me
asking if I would join in on a stencil hop
featuring her new stencils from StencilGirl!
I love maps and traveling of any kind.
I had a hard time deciding which stencil I would use!
But somehow that compass was calling for me to stitch it!

I began by tracing the design on cotton fabric.
I wasn't sure yet if I was going to stitch or bead.
Cotton fabric was a safe base to start with.
The first design that grabbed me ended up looking more like a flower...
But I had the perfect place to hang it in my art room. 
I stitched and then I painted to fill in the color.


I used Tsukineko Inks and a Fantastix Brush.
I have used these paints in my quilting projects before
so I was familiar with them.

 
I cut the design out and glued it onto a sturdy chipboard circle.
I centered it so each petal was to the edge.
I cut a slightly smaller circle to glue to the back to hide the fabric.
 
I let it completely dry before I added a 3M Velcro Hanging Strip
and attached it to the wall.
Lovely! 

You know Q is for quilt, right? LOL
I love how my 'Wall Flower' turned out......
But.....
I wanted to make something more travel related ...
since that is what drew me to this stencil in the first place!
I began with the compass and a simpler outline.
....French knots and a straight stitch....
...Tsukineko Inks on the outside of the design....

 
...I used a hot glue gun to attach the fabric onto a chipboard circle...
 
And painted a Going Places Journal
using an outdated county atlas and some basic supplies.
I mounted the compass on the book cover
 with API's Crafter's Pick Glue.
It is a really thick and strong white glue.
 
 
Now I am ready to journal on my next adventure! 

 Hmmmmm.... what direction will this next one take?
 
 
It has been a lot of fun doing these projects.
I can't wait to see what the rest of these Hop Artist's have come up with!
Mary is giving away all 4 of her stencil designs
so leave a comment on each and every blog for more chances to win!
Thanks for Hopping with us!
 
 



64 comments:

  1. That's a lot of stitching...and so well done. The stencil certainly lends itself to that.

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  2. Love the idea ! Using stencil for something else than ink spray or paint ! Endless possibilities !

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  3. Wow! Such a great way to use stencils! I love it!

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  4. Be still my heart! Amazing! Gorgeous! Love!

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  5. I would LOVE to win these stencils and play with them in my new journal !!! Thanks.

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  6. Oh my gosh, fantastic as always. Love your stitching. xox

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  7. oh be still my heart. gorgeous.

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  8. I love Mary's stencils - your project is fabulous!

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  9. Oh, that's it.. YOU WIN. Gosh, Janet.. you're amazing. You have the magic touch. Really, just jaw dropping. Love hopping with you.

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  10. I love it when I go blog hopping and find the supplies already in my stash used in new and 'uncharted' ways! thank you for a bounty of inspiration!

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  11. Stitching with a stencil design. How cool is that!

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  12. what an incredible way to utilize the things you love most in the moment and embrace the gorgeous designs of Mary's stencils at the same time! thank you so much for having us by and gifting us this opportunity to win pretties at the same time that we're viewing and enjoying pretties!

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  13. Wow, the intricate detail is extraordinary. I would never have the patience. Beautiful.
    Rose Wilde

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  14. I hadn't thought of stitching the compass star! Inspiring idea!

    Thanks for the chance to win the stencils.

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  15. Wow, WOW, Wow, another different way to use the stencils. Good job done.

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  16. WOW!!! Seriously WOW! So creative and clever and absolutely gorgeous! I love love love it! Thank you for sharing this amazing way to use the stencils. Now I am REALLY hoping to win! LOL!

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  17. Wow - what gorgeous work and shows the versatility of the stencils. At first I thought the first one was a cake - both of them are beautiful.

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  18. This is beautiful. I love how you have incorporated the stencil into your own design.

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  19. How creative. Enjoyed your use of stitching. Loved your wall! Thanks for sharing with us!!

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  20. Wow! Your work is fantastic...what a unique way to use this fabulous stencil!

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  21. NO words....just drooling. OMG! Janet!

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  22. Wow! I had no idea you could use the stencil in this way! I would have never thought of that. You did an amazing job. I love it!

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  23. Love your different use of the stencil! This is a great set of stencils.

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  24. Love how you used the stencil to create such beautiful stitched projects!

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  25. What a creative way to use a stencil!

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  26. lovely, wonderful art and just with one of these great inspiring stencils!

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  27. Wow such great inspiration!!!

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  28. I always associate stencils with paints. You have changed my thinking. Thanks.

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  29. Truly these are two inspirational pieces. Love how you stitched the stencil up. I wouldn't have thought of that and it turned out awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. pure genius. what a way to change the way a stencil is used. turned out just gorgeous. thanks for the inspiration. xoxo

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  31. so inventive, so pretty - these stencils are awesome, its fab to see them used in so many ways and each so different. loving this hop

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  32. These are amazing. It's a real treat to see the stencils used with stitching. So much texture. Makes you want to just reach out and touch them.

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  33. Amazing what you have done with the stencils. I love them, and your are is fabulous- would be honored to win. :)

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  34. what a creative use of this great stencil!

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  35. I am in total awe of your AMAZING stitching, Janet!!
    I love your drawings, too!
    Such gorgeous projects!!
    Thank you for participating in this blog hop!
    xo
    Mary

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  36. Oh wow - awesome interpretation! Looks amazing on the wall! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win this awesome set! Janelle Rourke

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  37. Very clever use of the stencil!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

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  38. What a great idea! I would not have thought about stitching! Pure genius!

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  39. Very cool, man. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.

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  40. Your first piece reminds me of the hex signs the Pennsylvania Dutch put on their barns. Very nice.

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  41. Wow, super projects! they are all so original and beautiful. I would love to win a set of Mary's stencils. Thank You.

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  42. Amazing to pull out the needle and thread for a stencil....wonders never cease!

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  43. This is delightful. I am a big needlework fan. It was nice to see the stencil used in this unique way.

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  44. I love it! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win

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  45. I love mariners compass and stitching so to me this was a great projedt.

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  46. Oh my goodness, how cleaver you are! Sewing and painting on fabric is something very new to me. Gonna have to try it!!

    Carmen L

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  47. Woohoo! Embroidery, paint & stencils! love love...

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  48. How cool is that! I love it! Vert creative!

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  49. I love how you use the stencil, stich in the fabric is a fantastic job!

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  50. Your colors on the wall hanging are beautiful.
    The journal cover is amazing!

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  51. Wow! I would never have thought to use stencils in that fashion and it is amazing. Thanks.

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  52. What a creative way to use a stencil! I don't think I would have ever thought to do this! well done!

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  53. You looked at the stencil and saw it in a completely different way. And, each time you look at the wall, your project will bring you joy.

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  54. thanks for this eye opener, see other ways to use our stencils

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  55. Textiles with stencils, never thought about it, looks awesome great job. Thanks! ;)

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  56. wow...very interesting...looks really nice. Thanks for a chance

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  57. Good job on the stitching, and the other one looks nice on the book cover.

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