Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Inchie Arts hop with Stencil Girl!


So excited to be joining the Inchie Arts girls in a hop with the StencilGirl crew! What a fun combination of products in the hands of amazing artists. :)  Wait till you see the full hop list! And check this info out:

We'll be picking one lucky winner to receive a $25 StencilGirl Products Gift Certificate and 1 package each of White 4", 3", ATC (2.5" X 3.5") and Swatch (2" X 4") size Art Squares!

All comments left on the hop list participants’ posts will be entered. Winner will be announced on StencilGirl Product’s Facebook Page on January 31stOne comment per blog. Comments close on January 30th @ 11:59PM Central.



I wanted to share a technique, so I played around with both products in my new Big Shot Plus - that was a birthday present that I've been having fun with - I'll share more about it later, if you'd like! My regular size Big Shot was getting loose, so it's nice to have a new machine in addition to the benefits of the larger size. Anyway! Kristen Powers of RubberMoon sent me some of her gorgeous stamps to play with, so I'm featuring those today (you'll see her artwork on the hop tomorrow!). Stamps I used: ML201 Beautiful Mistakes, KP5021 Make Art



My card base is a 4" black Art Square. I embossed the panel with the stencil, layering the Big Shot base with a cutting pad, matboard, stencil, cutting pad and 3-4 cereal box shims. Here's what that looked like when I worked with the white square.


Here's the finished square - it's not a deep impression, but it's enough for brayering or sponging, or scraping acrylics, which I did on both cards here.


My second card was so much fun to make - I scraped the light blue paint across the Art Square with an old gift card, then used my MISTI to position the girl stamp (RubberMoon - ML202 Dreamer Girl). I heat set the ink, painted over it with acrylic paints, then restamped the image to redefine the lines.


As happens often, I sort of lost the texture under the layers... You can see, though, in the corners, how the texture picks up in the areas where I rubbed ink in.


The 'speed 5 mph' is a rub-on from 7gypsies... I've been dragging a bit the last few weeks so it seemed appropriate! I love this girl's sweet face.


The StencilGirl products I used on my projects are L352 Deconstructed Floral Bouquet and S217 Rose Window Stencil. They're beautiful!

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59 comments:

  1. I loved seeing how you used the products with such ute results. I really like seeing how to use stencils for texture. And I always love rubber moon stamps. Great post and hop

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  2. lovely cards !! Wonderful work on bg!

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  3. great tips - looking forward to trying the techniques!

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  4. I love the girls sweet face also. Thanks for the reminder that stencils emboss!

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  5. It's awesome how you embossed that stencil! I love how you used all the products and made everyone shine!! Thank you for the wonderful share!

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  6. ...love....love it all...you rock mf.
    hugs,
    K

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  7. I'm so glad to discover you via this hop! I ordered one of your HELD prints -- it was love at first sight! I also like the one that says "You can be perfect...or you can make art!" Boy, does that ever describe my outlook! :-)

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  8. What a great idea! I need to try this! Beautiful!

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  9. Thanks for the tip about restamping the image after you painted it. Great project.

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  10. Beautiful! So fun. What a great idea. Thank you. Lori
    lorquil3@gmail.com

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  11. Just wonderful. I love the the tips and techniques! Thank you.

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  12. Thanks Dina for the great ideas!
    Alisabarott(at) gmail (dot com)

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  13. Dina, This might be something I need to look into. Thanks.

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  14. Such great projects. I especially love the green background on your first inchie!

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  15. It never occurred to me to use a stencil with my Big Shot...b

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  16. Beautiful cards! I love seeing the techniques you've used and how you incorporated the stencils :)

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  17. Great idea.Thanks for sharing

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  18. Great projects & great stencil designs! Thanks for the chance to win!
    seekr8pal (at) yahoo (dot com)

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  19. I don't own an embossing machine, but you sure do know how to rock it. That's beautiful.

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  20. These are so sweet and whimsical! I love the different palettes used on these two projects!

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  21. These are wonderful. I love the girl stamp too! So cute.

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  22. Love these cards, especially the girl one.

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  23. SO wonderful! Love how different the projects are!!

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  24. Thanks for the tips - looking forward to trying the techniques! sakortan at gmail dot com

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  25. We could substitute gesso + stencil for faux embossing perhaps? Clever use of texture.

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  26. great projects, love the "make art" card

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  27. I love the fun style you have! Great projects!

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  28. Great projects all. I have never heard of Rubber Moon, so I'll have to look them up. I love small stamps. Thanks for playing along in this hop:)

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  29. These are fabulous!! That girl is too cute! Thanks for the inspiration!
    wsquaredca at gmail dot com

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  30. Love your ideas.
    gildamc@hotmail.com

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  31. Wow I never thought of doing that!!!! Thanks for the great idea.
    Ldobry6 (at) gmail(dot)com

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  32. I love you whimsy! shamhat208(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. Cute project!
    EC.GronroosATgmail

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  34. Wonderful cards. Thank you for the tip about stamping twice. Sometimes my backgrounds swallow up my stamped images and this should help. weaverclarke (at) gmail (dot com)

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  35. Beautiful creations. and allz on 4 inches! ann_choate(at)yahoo(dot com)

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  36. Love your cards, Dina! Your second one in blue is so creative and inspiring!!! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous creations for today's hop! :)

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  37. Thanks for posting your work. I can appreciate the little girl on the card.
    n56leiker(at)aol(dot com)

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  38. Thanks for posting your work. I love the little girl's face on the card.

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  39. Fabulous techniques and results Dina. Your are truly blazing trails sister! Once again, I have pinned one of your posts in my "cool art techniques" board. :)
    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

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  40. your art is so sweet! glad to have found you!
    elisebuskey at yahoo dot com

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  41. Would never have thought to use a stencil in an embossing machine! Awesome technique! Thanks for sharing it! Love that little girl's face as well. Too cute! Thanks for the chance to win some awesomeness! Iluv2cre84u(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. Fun, fun, fun. Your projects are so creative and I cannot wait to play with the inchies. This hop is great! suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

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  43. Great idea, I never thought to use a stencil that way! ~Gin K.~

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  44. Great work on the inchies,must buy these love the black ones..

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  45. Love that green color, great look for the inchies,must get some black ones also...

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  46. like the looks of the inchies,great color too

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  47. love the idea of embossing the Art Square! many thanks!

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  48. WHAT?!? I can emboss them, too!?! I'm dying right now. So gotta try your super cute project! Thank you!

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  49. Awesome work, thanks for sharing!

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  50. Great cards - I love that green! I need some Stencil Girls stencils!

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  51. I just love her little face!

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  52. Dina, I really enjoyed your projects. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  53. I always love your projects! And I am so happy that you have continued show us ideas of how to use our inchies. I love how the embossed look turned out! And the background for the girl is cool too. Great job! Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B. imkt (at) excite (dot) com

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