Thursday, March 16, 2017

StencilGirl and Walnut Hollow Blog Hop

Hello Stencil Friends!
Welcome to Day 2 of the StencilGirl and Walnut Hollow Blog Hop.
I chose this Square Tray to build my project on.
I was wanting something bright and cheerful....
A good project for the gray end of winter.

I had been going through my stash for another project 
and had pulled out bits and pieces of papers, gelli prints and collage materials.
This made the perfect start for the bottom of the tray.

There is Mary Beth Shaw's Bullseye Stencil.
And  the Repetition Stencil... as well as a sphere from

I used a variety of stamps and magazine scraps and song lyrics.
There is tissue paper and napkins and scrapbook paper...
As well as Acrylic Paints and Markers.

I wanted some contrast to set off the collage,
so I painted the inside walls of the tray a nice creamy yellow
and mixed a nice turquoise for the outside walls.
To top it off I lightly added Journal Texture #2.

I gave the insides several coats of varnish for protection.
I love how it turned out.

Of Course there is a GIVEAWAY!!!

One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Walnut Hollow!
Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your
chance to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Sunday, March 19th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page and Walnut Hollow’s Facebook page on Monday, March 20th.

Here are today's Blog Hop Artists...

Have FUN hopping!
Thanks for visiting!


  1. Wow! How beautiful is that!
    ( Annie )

  2. Hello Janet!!! I totally, totally love this. Your tray makes me so happy!! The colors are so nice and bright. I'm tickled by your tray. I need these supplies.

  3. Such fun and bright colors! Love this!!!

  4. Great piece for Spring. Thanks! Beautiful colors.

  5. sitting here looking at the 2 feet of snow, this tray makes me believe in spring

  6. This is just what I needed to see after all the rain we've had here. Thank you so much.

  7. I really like this and I want to try it too. I have quite a few trays that work as trays but are basically neutral and this is quite the useful project of self expression! Thank you.

  8. Makes me want to make an Easter tray. Beautiful! Thanks!

  9. What a fun project! I love your color choices and sure makes me smile :)

  10. Gorgeous! I love how you layered the patterns and color!

  11. Your tray is beautiful Janet! I love the colors and all of the layers of pattern :)

  12. I love the bright colors!! This is beautiful!

  13. I love everything about this, Janet!
    It's absolutely delightful!! xx

  14. Oh my such a bright colorful happy spring piece made with many different items .Beautiful color combination.

  15. I love bright colors! Another great piece.

  16. Love the colors in this project.

  17. Love this! The light colors of the tray really make the bottom pop. So cheery! Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Love it!! Thank you for the giveaway!!

  19. STUNNING Janet. Just love the colors and designs. Your painted inset is YUMMY YUMMY with texture and cheerful colors. You brought the wood to life with your stencils!! j.

  20. LOVE LOVE LOVE your trey. That is beautiful color combo and great art. Thank You for the inspiration.

  21. Janet, your work is always so beautiful. Love this.

  22. What a fabulous tray. I love the patterns and the colors