Tuesday, September 27, 2016

StencilGirl/Impression Obsession Blog Hop!

So fun again to be joining the Impression Obsession designers in a product swap hop with StencilGirl Products! I hope you've been inspired by the projects that have been shared so far - today is Day 2, and more projects will be shared tomorrow! You can find all the links on the StencilGirl Blog, and you'll want to because.......... prizes. (Keep reading to find out how you can win!)

We're just a few weeks away from our closing date, so I wanted to make something useful for the new house - I found this little 8"x12" Hampton Art easel that has a chalk board on one side and white board on the other  - it's a great countertop size for a menu or to-do list and it's just so cute! Magnetic too!


I started by masking off the right side of the board, about 2" in, and painted a mixture of gesso and craft paint as a base.


Set #1 Rafters, Web, Gears Stencils
When that was dry, I used the middle stencil above to add some texture randomly with a darker turquoise paint. The next layer was stamped with French Letter and  Dot Border in Stazon ink. I stenciled some of the gears at the bottom of the area, but my brush was too wet, so it squished a bit....



 I dry-brushed that area out a little bit, then used the same stencil to sponge a little Stazon ink for a little more detail and depth. I stamped the Porcelain Crackle randomly through the area to add a little more texture.


I thought this sentiment would be fitting for a daily reminder to keep my chin up when all the 'to-dos' don't get done! :) It's called More Than Your Mess, and it's from my stamp line at Impression Obsession.


Now for the fun stuff!


 Both StencilGirl and Impression Obsession will have two chances to win a $25 Gift Certificate - 4 prizes total! The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN! (One comment per blog please.) You can visit the StencilGirl blog for each day's listings. You have until Friday, September 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments, and winners will be announced on StencilGirl's Facebook page on Sunday, October 2nd.

If you missed yesterday's hop, here are those links, along with the designers who are participating today... please hop over to Karen Amidon's blog next!


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69 comments:

  1. Oh, such delicious fun to play with these stamps and stencils! Thanks for the giveway! Poetryqn(at)optonline(dot)net

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  2. The combination of stamps & stencils is wonderful. Love your color selections

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  3. I love when we can use our craft to make sometime we can use! Love this project!

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  4. Oh this is delightful! Just love it!

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  5. Gorgeous play with stamps and stencils. beautiful!

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  6. Clever, colorful project!

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  7. what a fun project, I love it and that stamp also
    thanks or sharing
    Barb Housner

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  8. What a GREAT idea, this is gorge! Love the sentiment and the encouragement it will give! LOL Good luck with the closing! Thanks for sharing a great project!: )

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  9. Cute project. Love the message board idea.

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  10. What a great sentiment. Love your project.

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  11. This is a great idea. Thank you!

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  12. What a super idea. Using IO and Stencil Girl products makes it even better!
    suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

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  13. Just love your project. This would make such a great gift. That stamp of yours is on my must have list, just perfect!

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  14. This is really awesome, Dina!
    Love your colors and layering and dimension!!

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  15. Great way to decorate this board.

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  16. OOh, I love this! What a great idea to do a chalkboard! Love all of the layers of pattern... it blended together perfectly. And that saying from your stamp set is awesome :D

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  17. Love the layers in your piece. The web stencil mimics a crackle finish appearance!

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  18. Beautiful colours and texture!

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  19. LOVE the layering of these stencils. This is something I need to practice more.

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  20. Congrats on your new home. This should look really nice

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  21. What a great idea for you new home. Love the color palette. Love that Porcelain Crackle stamp! It would save me so much disappointment from crackle paste flaking. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

    Kathleen Harrington

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  22. Beautifull work !! I would very much to win in the giveaway 🍀🍀🍀🍀

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  23. Now that is a unique stamp sentiment! So perfect for art journaling - I can't wait to see IO at the Hampton Roads show in October. I'm looking for that stamp.

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  24. Wonderful ideas and layering techniques. Thanks so much.

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  25. Great idea for a project. Thanks for the inspiration

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  26. What a great idea, I have a friend who would love this. She is in the process of organizing everything these days.

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  27. What a cool project! I really like the look of this. It would never have occurred to me to paint a portion of the board like that. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. This is fabulous! Thank you for sharing. . .

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  29. Fabulous layering of the stencils.

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  30. What a beautiful piece for your new home! I love the design, the textures, the stencils you used and the stamps. But the sentiment -- that I have to have! Thanks for sharing.

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  31. This is a fabulous idea, I could really use that "mess" stamp at my house!

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  32. I love this. This would be fun to have in my classroom.

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  33. Clever and gorgeous make. Gorgeous colours. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win. s.macari (at) mac (dot com)

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  34. Cheryl Donohew9/28/2016 7:07 AM

    Great project. I need one of these! The layers you created draw my eye and hold it. The sentiment is spot on! Hanks for sharing this.

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  35. Very nice...love the theme...alot!

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  36. Beautiful layering effects, and I love that stamp!

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  37. Great way to honor your new home with something beautiful and functional. Thanks for sharing

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  38. Thanks for sharing - might try this with some mini A-frames that I have.

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  39. Dina, I'm so happy to see you pop up here again -- I think it must have happened once before, since this is probably where I saw your gorgeous art print pictured above; I ordered it and enjoy it every day, as it hangs just to the right of my monitor. I also love the project you completed for today's hop. Purely top-notch!

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  40. A lovely piece of art. TFS. A great giveaway too. Thanks!

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  41. I love this project with all its wonderful layers: IO stamps and Stencil Girl stencils work so well together!!!

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  42. A great project. I think my "to do's" would be ever so much more fun with that cute board in front of me all day!! mcsuetexas(at)yahoo(dotcom)

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  43. Love your cool chalkboard easel!

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  44. This is beautiful and a beautiful sentiment too! A great idea. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  45. I was at a shower a couple weeks ago and won an easel
    similar to yours. I've been wondering how to embellish
    it. thanks for the idea. I'm off to the craft room
    to see what I can do.

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  46. What a clever decorative item for your home! It turned out beautifully. Thanks for showing us how you made it!

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  47. Great idea to use this chalkboard and love the stencils you have used! A beautiful quote too and as always your work is lovely!

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  48. love this! The artwork just adds so much to an otherwise utilitarian piece!

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  49. great project. sltresso (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  50. Love your easel! That'll be really handy!

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  51. Great project and instructions.

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  52. Oh how fun and unique and I love, love the sentiment, so true!!

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  53. so super cool and creative...something you do so well!

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  54. Great project idea. I'd like to try this with my Elders. Nice texture from those stencils, too.

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  55. I love what you've created! And such a fun message. :-)

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  56. What a fun project - love the sentiment!

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  57. So artistic & beautiful with a wonderful message!

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  58. I saw this at SCS gallery :) Stunning project, Dina!

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  59. Fun project. I love the saying and the little art easel.

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