Friday, April 26, 2019

The Spectacular StencilGirl Squared Off Swap Hop


You have arrived at the Spectacular StencilGirl® Creative Team’s Squared-Off Swap Hop.
 ...Oh Wow ... Isn't that a mouth full! 


I am super thrilled to be in on this and creating a receiving a little bundle of love 
from the StencilGirl team was a huge thrill.

The squares in the set that came to me were created by 
ummm ... what a thrill to have art from these guys in my hands!


So what do I do with it all?  Art Journal of course!

Before starting, I took the print on the deli paper and adhered it to some white card 
to give it some stability for my page.


I started off using the 9x12 from the Stencil Club, The Floral Facets stencil collection by Carol Wiebe
and used it with light modeling paste on the white & hessian background.


Once dry, I used a range of blue & purple paints to cover the background before 
adding splatters of Hydrangea Blue Lindys Gang Spray.


Now came the hard bit ... I cut up those gorgeous little bits of artwork to create a cityscape .... aaahhhh I totally didn't want to cut them up ... they are soooo pretty... but its all part of the process.


I love that all the colours look fantastic on the navy blue background.



This  Art Journal page is so easy to recreate and can look really effective!



So wanna win a Gift Certificate?


The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have a chance to win one of four $25 gift certificates for stencils from StencilGirl® Products. Comment by May 3, 2019. 
Winner notified by email May 6th.














Art & Whimsy, Belen Sotelo


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit the rest of the team!

41 comments:

  1. Natalie: I want to visit your colorful, bookshelf city! Thanks for being a part of the StencilGirl Creative Team! xoxo, Carol

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  2. Natalie your work is awesome as always.😍

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  3. Wow, that blue and purple on the texture paste makes a great nighttime background!

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  4. Oh I love the colors and the contrast!

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  5. What a delightful journal page! What a fun and creative hop!

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  6. All those piece of yummy colorful stenciled goodness! I love this style of collaborative art and your final piece is fabulous:)

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  7. LOVE what you did with the artist contributions! What a fun, colorful spread!

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  8. Fabulous, those dark blues are my favorite colors. Amazing texture, and the detail on the buildings. I am blown away!

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  9. Beautiful starts and finishes!! love all of the textures.

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  10. Love the cityscape. Well worth cutting
    up your papers. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. What a marvelous idea! Those colors are outstanding! Cfrailey64(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I LOVE the city scape! While I could see how hward this would be to cut up, the result is BEYOND STUNNING!

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  13. Joyous, colorful city, such a good use of the collage elements.

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  14. The use of modeling paste with a stencil as an under layer is quite interesting.

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  15. Ohh...Such an amazing art journal page Natalie💕how beautifully use this art pieces,love the blue night texture and the cityscape...Thanks for sharing,enjoyed

    Hugs
    Rituparna

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  16. Love the colors- especially the contrast of the bright houses against the dark sky

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  17. I struggle sometimes cutting up my own prints, let alone these beauties that were entrusted to you, but you did them proud, just beautiful.

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  18. Wow! The colors and textures in your pieces are stunning!

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  19. Enjoying the Squared-Off Swap Hop! Awesome colors and patterns! Love your journal pages!

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  20. Call Mayflower...I'm moving right into your city! That is the skyline I want to fall asleep in front of every night! Delightful. Thanks for sharing your techniques and steps for creating it.

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    1. Congratulations!

      You have won the $25 gift certificate from the StencilGirl Creative Team Hop!
      Please email me to get the information to redeem your prize - natmay@adam.com.au

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  21. Amazing textures and colors.Love it!

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  22. Hi, I always love your work!I love your colors!

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  23. Fantastic way to use all those prints! I love this page...great color and texture.

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  24. Beautiful page. I love the texture on the night sky and the city is so beautiful with all the collaged papers.

    I am unable to sign in using my name or email. It is Pam Weiler, pambi7@yahoo.com

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  25. i love all the bright colors and texture. Thanks for theinspiration

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  26. I want to live on that lively street with all those interesting folks. You make life so colorful! :-)

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  27. I love that stencil and the dramatic blue and purple. The houses are wonderful even though you had to cut into some lovely art to make them. It works!

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  28. This looks great! I love the bright colors and the way you did the sky.

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  29. I love wonky houses and this is a great colorful page. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. I love the background as much as the houses you build with the collaged papers.

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  31. That is just stunning! It makes me want to go live there. (For the blog hop contest, I’m nicolebakercooley at gmail dot com.)

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  32. I am so impressed with your beautiful creations. I also make houses with collage papers I design myself. Mine are mostly large collages on ampersandbord. I too love the navy background.

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  33. I love the deep colors of the background and houses cut from the pages you received are so cool!

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Thanks so much for leaving me some love! xxx