20 July, 2017

Stencil Girl Blog Hop!



Hi!
My name is Elina, welcome to my blog!

Imagine and Stencil girl DT's have come together for an amazing three days blog hop, and today is our second day.

Here's a list of our bloggers participating today in this amazing blog hop:
Imagine:
Elina Stromberg (you are here!)

Stencil Girl:

One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Imagine Crafts!
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, July 23rd at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments. Winner will be announced on StencilGirl's Facebook page and Imagine Crafts’s Facebook page on Monday, July 24th.





My Stencil Girl blog hop project is a colourful, round mixed media canvas:


For this project I used two different stencils; background is stencilled with 'Modern Buds' by Rae Missigman, and the gold coloured 'Be Happy' stencil/mask is designed by Maria McGuire. I just love them both!

I started the project with preparing the canvas with white gesso, and once dry I decorated the background with Metallic Gold and Metallic Copper Creative Mediums. The stencil pattern is repeated three times, and before moving onto the colouring step I let the textures airdry properly.



The canvas background is colored with Fireworks! mists; the first layer of yellow and pink is misted, and once dry I added more color with a brush. Metallic Medium is resisting Fireworks!, so the texture remained beautiful and shiny.



The 'Be Happy' sentiment is heat embossed with gold Embossing Powder. I used Clear VersaMark ink and a Jumbo Dauber to ink the background underneath the mask; I'm happy how crispy the embossed image turned out!

I love playing with contrasts, so for highlighting the colorful background I decided to embellish the canvas with black and white elements only. I stamped the flowers and leaves on heavy white paper, colored gently with cool grey markers, and cut out. Before gluing them on the canvas I pressed them in the center with a stylus to bend the petals a bit for making the flowers bit dimensional.
Flower stamps are from Altenew set 'Adore You'.


This canvas will end up on my crafting room wall. Love the bright colors, beautiful flower images, and the metallic golden background textures. Looking at it makes me happy :)


Materials used:

Stencil girl:
* Modern Buds 
* Be Happy 

Imagine:
* Fireworks! Craft Sprays: Lilac Posies & Dandelion
* Creative Medium Metallic: Gold, Copper
* VersaMark Clear ink
* Embossing Powder Gold
* Jumbo Dauber
* Memento Tuxedo Black 

Other:
* Stamps: Altenew 'Adore You'
* Grey markers
* Scissors
* Glue
* Heat Gun

Remember to visit also the blogs where yesterday's projects were showcased, start your journey *here*. Blog hop continues tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Happy hopping! And remember to leave a comment for a chance to win!
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63 comments:

  1. WOW! Those colors are gorgeous! And Rae's stencil in gold is glorious! You did a beautiful canvas here!!! ~Rachel Bell

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    1. Thank you! <3 Both stencils are gorgeous, will be using them for many projects more!

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  2. Like the round format.

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    1. Thanks Sandy, I had purchased the canvas a long time ago, but never got into using it. But for this project it was perfect!

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  3. Love the background & composition

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  4. Love seeing the modern buds stencil in action.

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  5. This is fantastic.
    Love the plain flowers against
    the vivid colors of the background.
    The picture tucked in is a
    clever idea.
    thanks for sharing
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    1. Thank you, Mary. Love playing with contrasts, and this canvas gave me the perfect opportunity for it! :)

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  6. What a fun canvas! I love the pretty colors you used and the gold paired with the stencils is perfect.

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  7. This is so sweet!I love the background and how you did it!

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    1. Thanks Jean! Watching the colors float on the metallic texture is almost meditative! :)

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  8. The metallics and those colors together - wow! Cfrailey64 (at) gmail (dot com)

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  9. Love the background! So happy result! :)

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    1. Thank you Kyriakos! Loved your project, too!

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  10. Cute! Unusual format. Like your use of the metallics in the background.

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  11. Love your use of materials with the colors you chose for this piece. Your creative talents are really on display!

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    1. Thank you Pat for your heartfelt words!

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  12. Lovely canvas, I love the gold metallic flowers, the colors are beautiful!

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  13. Great color! I've never tried working on a round surface - very cool!

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  14. I love this! The flowers are my favorite part.

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    1. Thank you Rae! First I thought I would color the flowers, but then I thought they'd look better B&W. I think I made the right choice :)

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  15. Wow...beautiful art piece. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Rita for your beautiful words!

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  16. Love the bold colors with the gold flowers. Beautiful project. TFS

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    1. Thank you Teresa! Happy to hear you liked my project!

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  17. Beautiful! Love the contrast of the b/w flower and the beautiful colors in the background.

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    1. Thank you Susan! Love playing with contrasting colors! :D

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  18. Such pretty colors and great use of the gold stencil.

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  19. Great ideas with a fun final panel. Love the use of gold.

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  20. So creative using the Stencil Girl stencils and Imagine products!
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  21. Thanks for sharing inspiring work and tutorial!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by in my blog!

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  22. Beautiful mixed media canvas!

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  23. I just love it! So creative!

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  24. I have really been getting into metallic lately, thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks Elaine! I've just recently learned how to use metallic colors on my projects, and I love them!

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  25. Hieno! Kultaiset yksityiskohdat vielä "kruunaavat" koko työn.

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    1. Kiitos!! Onnea hyppelyyn!! Kiva, kun poikkesit blogissani!

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  26. I love the colors and the layers and how happy it is!

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    1. Thank you! Happy to hear you like my canvas!

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  27. Love the gold & copper - how foil-like they look and how much they add to the rest of this artwork! Will have to try this product!

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    1. Thanks Janis! Those metallic texture pastes are so easy to use, you need to try them! They give easily a crispy image when applied through a stencil. And if you want to add just a hint of metallic color, just use a palette knife and apply a thin layer of paste on your project.

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  28. really love the colors and the use of a round canvas!

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  29. This is just so lovely! I admire how amazing you make my Modern Buds stencil look on your beautiful canvas! Love love love! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Rae for your lovely comment! I love your work, your style and your stencils!

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  30. love the pops of metallic.. and the contrasts of color.. most importantly.. i love how you added YOU to your mixed media pieces.. thank you pretty lady!!

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