Monday, April 28, 2014

New Seth Apter Stencils

Hello Stencil Lovers!
I was lucky enough to use Seth's new Past Present Future Stencil.

Seth's stencils are always packed chock FULL of content.
I played in my art journal with layer upon layer of fun.
But then what?
I kept the background page in view of my workspace.
I loved the soft colors of the layers.
I used a Stampin' Up Dictionary stamp in areas of the background.
I was thinking YES...it kept going through my head...
YES.
I journaled on top of this background with different markers and pens.
Kind of invisibly...because I wanted it to blend in.
I didn't want to alter the background too much.
I wrote all the things I want to say yes to and what it means.
Saying yes to some things means saying NO to other things.
I emphasized the circles under the Y E S.
I love this page in my art journal!
A great reminder of my life right now. 
I also went into my DAILY.
I used an Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in watermelon to highlight different areas ...
Then used pens and markers and Posca Pens to accent. 
 I also used Maria McGuire's Seeds Doily Stencil.
 I love the little pointy icicle-like design....
Repeated, it makes a great border. 

Art is so much FUN!

Happy Hopping Friends!

Go visit all the Hop Artist's Blogs and make comments for more chances to win.
Two winners will receive a set of Seth's new release stencils!


See you next time!
Happy Arting!
xo


91 comments:

  1. YES! It all looks like you had a lot of fun with this one!

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  2. I am still in the early stage of stencilling but I have a lot of fun learning

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  3. I love how expressive your pages are.

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  4. Really love your YES spread, love all the textures and the soft colour is wonderful. That's so true that we need to say no to some things so we can say yes to others.

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  5. YES! This spread and the dailies accents are fabulous!

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  6. Janet - what a fabulous spread! I absolutely love how you used so many elements from Seth's stencils and came up with such cool pages! love you color palette too!

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  7. I wish we could see these in person so we could appreciate all the layers. This one is very pretty.

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  8. Very cool, love all the colors and depth.

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  9. Love, love, loving your layers, Janet! I want to art journal with you! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  10. Brilliant use of the stencils. I need to get back into my art journaling.

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  11. all the great dimension on your page!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  12. Love the pages and uses of the stencils
    SusieW

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  13. Thanks for sharing how you created your pages...so much white space scares me! I never know where to begin...or how.

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  14. Janet, I especially like all those circles (of course you probably guessed that). Beautiful journal pages.

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  15. Well, you know how I feel about your work and this is no different. LOVE!!!!!

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  16. You used my favorite colors. Love it!

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  17. I love how well these stencils work!

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  18. What a great way to show just using bits and pieces of a stencil.... These blog hops are so fun and inspiring - takes a bit of time, but you each have such great ideas, it's hard to skip one!

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  19. Cool use of these stencils!

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  20. I absolutely love the colors you chose.

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  21. I ususally get rid of my white space immediately and then have to layer it back on later...duh! I am going to print out some of your pictures for my inspiration board!

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  22. Wow! There's something sort of tribal about your last images. Gorgeous!

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  23. What a fun journal page! I also like the colors you chose! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I find it interesting to see how different artists use the stencils , great work ,

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  25. I love your journal page! And the use of this stencil - I love using bits and parts of a stencil too and you make it look like so much fun - oh yes, it IS so much fun!

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  26. I love the way you all have used parts or sections of Seth Apter's stencils. Awesome creativity.
    Would love to win the stencils.
    Grandma Nancy

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  27. Love how you've just taken sections and the colours work perfectly xxx

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  28. so fun to see how each of you use the new stencils - such inspiration.

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  29. This is so much fun! Love seeing how you used the stencil!

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  30. oooh what fun ways you used parts of Seth's stencil in your journal, multiple times, and the circles you outlined slightly off center caught my eye right away! not cuz they are not lined up, but cuz they aren't! LOL make sense? i like stuff like that--dare to be different, even if its just a wee bit. Thanks so much for opening up what we can do with the stencils!!

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  31. Both your journal page and daily are fantastic!! These stencils are really versatile looking and you showed how parts can be used for great looks.

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  32. Great use of the stencils and love the colors you've chosen!

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  33. Art is fun! The way you use colors if fun too! Love it.

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  34. I love how you used Seth's stencil

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  35. Your art is wow and so are Seth's stencils. Would love to win a set!

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  36. These new stencils are so cool! I'd love to have them! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. Such an amazing art journal page! Great use of Seth's amazing stencil. Inspired. tfs, Blessings, Suzanne

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  38. Great journal page. I also like circles. Great giveaway. Thanks for offering.

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  39. Yes is on such a rich rich background you've created! I think I could look at it all day!

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  40. Seth's stencils look like they are so much to use.

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  41. Saying no to some things with your page is a nice positive spin. Love it! I like the way the stencil enhanced your message.

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  42. A bright, colorful design. It turned out great. I love Seth's stencils. I could see myself using them for so many projects. They are have so many useful cuts.

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  43. I'm thinking of all of the things that can be journalled around the word "YES"....great idea:) Love your Daily spread.

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  44. great work with fabulous stencils!

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  45. You did a fantastic job on your journal pages! I love how you used Seth's stencil!

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  46. Your artwork reflects how much fun you're having! Very motivating:) THX!!

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  47. Fabulous - My favourite so far!!

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  48. This is awesome. So many different styles. I have to get some playtime.
    Please let me win a set! - molly z.

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  49. I love the complexity and colors of your background with the simplicity of the word YES in black on top. It's as if your background is hiding all of your secret wishes and desires.

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  50. Saying yes means saying no. How true and how timely for me today!!

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  51. I was just having this discussion with one of the teens I work with - being choosy about what you say yes to. Love your blog and your daily pages.

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  52. And yet again another way to use these stencils! Awesome!

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  53. YES! I say YES! And Thanks for sharing your process.

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  54. YES! I love it very inspirational.

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  55. Yes! Such a powerful 3 letter word! Sometimes life changing and yet only 3 letters....love this post and what elements from Seth's new stencils highlighted in the journal piece! Lovely

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  56. I agree - are is so much fun! The stencil is crazy cool!

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  57. Wonderful! I love your pages and use of stencils. Have a beautiful day!

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  58. love the way you used the stencils. I'm going to have a hard time remembering all the techniques I've seen today

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  59. Blog hopping is fun - so much creativity. Love the bright colors you used. Seth's latest set of stencils will be fun using together. Thanks for the opportunity to win these.

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  60. Janet, I love the layering and the soft colors of the journal page.

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  61. Oh, fun! Saying YES to creating art is something I want to do more often!

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  62. Seth's stencils are so versatile. I love how you used them for art journaling! Thanks for participating in the hop!

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  63. Janet I just love your use of color! Your work is always so inspiring to me! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  64. I am a Documented Life Journal person too. What fun to see different ways to use Seth's wonderful stencils on our Art. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  65. I love your message here! Thanks for the reminder and the inspiration.

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  66. I'm really enjoying how each artist is using these stencils. Love the colour and message of your page.

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  67. great use of the stencils... fabs

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  68. Awesome pages! Love the stencils.

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  69. Love your journal pages, Janet, as always. Yes, I wish I could see you in August, but yes, other things are more important! ❤️ Lynn

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  70. Great inspiration. Love the new stencils.

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  71. Totally love your work. New to me. =)

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  72. As always ~ your journal pages make my mouth water! Deliciously inspiring!

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  73. A great use of Seth's new stencils!

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  74. Nice colour combination you made in these.

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  75. These new stencils look very fun and I loved seeing the journal pages you created! Great colors. Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  76. As soon as I came to your blog page, I went oooh pretty. Such a clean clear page and your art just popped. Love how you used the stencils.
    Sandra d.

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