Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Clearsnap and a StencilGirl Hop

Here we are at Day 2 of the week long hop 
using StencilGirl stencils and Clearsnap products!

I chose a few colors of Smooch Pearlized Accent Inks 
and a Deep Grape color of ColorBox Spritzers Dye Ink Spray.

I spent an evening doing some marbling.
I had never done any marbling before 
so I read up on it online.
Anything you want to know is a keystroke away!
Isn't technology amazing?


I absolutely loved my results.
I had taken a variety of photo papers and watercolor papers
that came in a fine art sample pack from InkPress Digital Media
and quartered each sheet.



The smaller sheets of paper made it easier to handle in the marbling water.



Once everything was dry I savored each line and bump and texture!
So much fun to see all the varied results!
I wished I had ALL of the Smooch colors to play with!

And then to pick a stencil....

I am totally in love with the Rose Window Stencil by Lizzie Mayne.



I love the subtlety of the marbling underneath!
On some I used my Alcohol Ink Applicator and different Ink pads....
On others I actually colored in the different areas with markers


Isn't it exciting to see the texture?
Every one is different and unique!



I thought of ways I could use these little works of art....


Hmmmm...Let's cut them into business cards!





with my name, phone number and blog address for quite awhile now....


PERFECT!


New business cards = my little works of art!


All righty then....
You all know the drill! 
This is a week long hop and there is a huge giveaway at the end of it...
Make sure you go to each blog on each day and leave a comment for more chances to win!

Here is today's line up...

Thanks to both the Clearsnap team and the StencilGirl team for some awesome projects!
What a great collaboration!


Happy Arting everyone!





64 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Janet! You have outdone yourself again!
    These are stunning!!! Love that you hand=colored them! Brilliant!

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  2. Amazing and such a beautiful technique!

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  3. What a fabulous opportunity! I wish I could win this one!
    nydia1@cox.net

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  4. Love the idea of the business card! Each one is so unique.

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  5. As I said (my apologies if this appears twice!), yes, technology is wonderful - that's how I found this web-site! And, your work is inspiring!

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  6. Jan, LOVE LOVE LOVE these! I did not see the business cards idea coming....You are AMAZING!!!! Loved watching each stage, and then I was thinking these are so beautiful....but how are these going to be seen or used? Love the art and beauty and the practical application.....LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

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    1. I'll bring you one next time I see you!!!xoxoxo

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  7. These are fabulous! I love that you're making them into business cards. Each one will be unique. Great idea!

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  8. I want one of your business cards! there are awesome!

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  9. Oooh!! Love it! Such a creative idea! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. Wow! These look stunning, and just HAD to be pinned!

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  11. your colour and patterns are fabulous

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  12. I am so impressed. Love the business card idea and the beautiful colors and patterns!

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  13. I love these! I would like to know what marbling technique YOU used. I have tried it multiple times with little to no results :(

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  14. That's one business card NOBODY would throw away. Gorgeously lush colours....and even the background marbling is superb. Clever you.
    jo.murray.art(at)gmail(dot com)

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  15. Very cool effects! Do you happen to have the link to the techniques you used?

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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdNn8I2YTVs
      I googled it, Shanti, and it came up with MANY links. This is a good basic one featuring the smooch inks but check a bunch of them out. It is so super simple you will wonder why you didn't marble a long time ago!!!!

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  16. Janet, again you have come up with amazing ideas. Business cards, what a great idea, they tell folks that you're an artist

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  17. Love that Rose Window stencil and what you did with it! Awesome.

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  18. Janet, this blows me away! What a wonderful job you've done!

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  19. I loved this when I thought you mounted a bunch of small pieces of art into one large piece, but I love that you are giving them out as business cards too!

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  20. Wow Janet.. these are absolutely STUNNING!!!! Bravo!

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  21. That marbling is FANTASTIC Janet!!! I love the idea to do business cards!!!

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  22. Wow! I need to try that marbling too. It makes such beautiful papers!

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  23. Oh my, these came out
    gorgeous! Wonderful
    business cards.
    Carla from Utah

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  24. Janet! love the marbling and the colors you used! What a fab idea for your business cards! xo

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  25. I love these and hope I can do them. I do a lot of city churches in my work.

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  26. Beautiful business cards. I know anybody who receives one of these will hang on to it. thanks for sharing a fabulous project, along with the directions.

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  27. What a great way to make business cards. This would make people remember to take one!

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  28. Wow, these are so beautiful! I really love the vibrant colors.

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  29. wow, that is a ton of work! Just beautiful!

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  30. Your biz cards are awesome! I'd want to keep them all!

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  31. Oh wow! This is fabulous! I want this! Your colors, wonderful, design fantastic. You made this stencil POP! Love love love!

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  32. So so loving all the yumminess in color and technique. Would looooove to receive one of your cards

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  33. Great way to make your own business cards! Fun techniques and awesome choice of colors.

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  34. Love how you layered the marbling underneath. So beautiful!

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  35. Wow Janet! I love your amazing work! Great tips and they came out beautifully!

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  36. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Love them Need some. Better get to work! Thanks for the practical application of these beautiful prints.

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  38. Wow, stunning! I'm glad you are using products I'm not familiar with, now I see a need to expand my supplies.

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  39. great project and ideas!!! thanks. sltresso at hotmail dot com

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  40. Incredibly beautiful work with the stencils and marbelling! The colors are luscious!

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  41. Oh wow this is definitely my favorite stencil girl stencil and I need it now! I've been on a mandala kick lately and this stencil would be perfect for my art

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  42. Who wouldn't love to receive a business card as lovely as one of these!!

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  43. These are some of the most fabulous business cards ever! Your designs would make lovely ATC's, as well. TFS! Great Hop!

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  44. Your unique and original cards are definitely going to make an impression when you hand them out! I thought the original sheets were pretty impressive and then when you cut them up they had even more of an impact to see each little window of colours and design. How creative to use them then to stamp on. Thank you for sharing your inspiration! :)

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  45. Janet!! Oh my oh my, there are fabulous. Who knew you could marble with them. And what a result. Well done. xo

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  46. Stunning!
    I've never heard of Smooch inks!

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  47. So colorful and a fun idea for business cards!

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  48. Wow.. These are so Beautiful. I love them all. The marbling is so cool looking. I need to try this so bad. I am in love.

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  49. I love this idea! They are gorgeous and definately unique.

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  50. Gorgeous! How did you get the white contrast of the stencil against the background ? Is that white ink?
    Thanks for sharing

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  51. Wow, those turned out awesome. What a great idea to turn them into business cards.

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  52. I love the business card idea... where would we get such a stamp? These are the most colorful cards, with a tile look...

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    1. Hi Barbara, There is a link in the post....but I ordered mine from my local Stampin' Up dealer...Ask around to see if anyone you know sells it or has a local consultant. Or order one online. I have seen similar products at my local Staples Store. That might be worth looking in to. Have Fun

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  53. Your business cards will certainly be memorable!

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  54. What a great idea! And how gorgeous they all turned out. I definitely want to try this idea out. Thanks! deardeniseh (at) yahoo (dot com)

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  55. LOVE this project! What a wonderful use of your art. Your paper and colors are so gorgeous!

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  56. I've never seen that technique. Very cool! Your business cards turned out so beautiful.

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  57. Amazing results from your progression of layers! LOVE that you turned them into business cards!

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  58. You absolutely continue to amaze me!!!!! So gifted in so many ways and a blessing to so many!!!

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