Wednesday, December 21, 2016

StencilGirl & PaperArtsy Blog Hop – Day 1!

Welcome to
Day ONE of the
Blog Hop!

StencilGirl and PaperArtsy team members are playing with
PaperArtsy rubber stamps and paints
and StencilGirl stencils!

Get ready!
This blog hop will continue today until Saturday with new projects EVERY day!
Sit back and enjoy a fabulous range of projects for FOUR days!
We hope to inspire you!

I was thrilled to be able to take part and work with two of my favourite products, paint and stencils.
When I first chose these stencils I did not have Christmas in mind, but as the holidays approach it is hard to ignore it, and the tall bird stencil just begged to be used as a robin.
With a bit of twinkly embossing and a fluffy hat the stenciled girl becomes one of Santas helpers.
 Though it looks very involved it was actually a quick and easy project to make.
The paints dry almost instantly and the stencils give crisp,clean lines which helps everything go smoothly.
Layering up canvas boards of various sizes if a fantastic way to add dimension and interest,
and I am really happy with how it turned out.
For my blog hop piece I have used some of my own stamps that I have designed for PaperArtsy, the Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} 03 Stamp set, and I thought they would work really well with the wonderful Circles Circles Stencil L301, Loopy Ladders L434, Classic Feather Retake Stencil and Mask M068 and Imaginary Bird Feather Stencil and Mask M075 from StencilGirl.
I love the texture these stencils give the piece. The colour is all from the PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paint range. If you want to see the whole process for making this piece then I have a video on my blog.
See you there!
It's an absolute delight to be part of this hop combining products from two of my favorite companies: StencilGirl Products and PaperArtsy! Though small companies, their products pack a lot of punch!
I never wanted this art journal spread to end as I was having so much fun layering StencilGirl Stencils with Paper Artsy paints, grunge paste and rubber stamps!

Gwen Lafleur
For my project, I was inspired to make mixed media medallions based around stamp images by Lynne Perella for PaperArtsy and various stencil designs from StencilGirl. I didn't really know what I was going to make when I started; I had a vague idea, but nothing more. As I began, I let the stamp images and the stencil designs speak to me - both in choosing patterns that went together, and throughout the progress of both of my pieces.
The Fresco paints and PaperArtsy Infusions were the perfect complements to the stamp and stencil focal points - everything came together so beautifully, and almost effortlessly, which is definitely saying something! In the end, the results were nothing like I'd imagined, but I love how they came out... as if it was all meant to be together - colors, patterns, focal images... total synergy!

What would a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY??!!!


One lucky winner will receive

a $75 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products

AND a £50 Gift Certificate for PaperArtsy!!

Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your chance to win!

Dec. 24

Take your time and visit each blog showcased today through Saturday and leave a comment.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One comment per blog please.

You have until Friday, December 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page and PaperArtsy's blog on Sunday, January 1.
If you don't already, we would LOVE if you would sign up for our newsletter HERE and join us
on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Bloglovin' for more inspiration!

See you back tomorrow for more projects!


  1. So exciting. I'm departing for my hop!

  2. Wow so many stunning creations, I have to work but will be checking them all out later !!

  3. We LOVE a stencil girl blog hop! And paired with Paper Artsy....does it get any better than that? Shut the front door, Sistah!

  4. Amazing projects. Another wonderful hop filled with inspiration!!

  5. Woooohooooo. Awesome start to hopping with SGP! Thanks for the opportunity to work with you guys!! Such fun!!

  6. All of the projects look great. I especially like the globes.

  7. Forgot my email address: beadsophisticate(at)gmail(dotcom)

  8. A blog hop from two of my favourite companies and wonderful prizes to boot: could it be any better :-)! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and the chance to win the generous prize!

  9. Thank you for this blog hop. I've always loved Mary Nasser's pieces.

  10. The link to TIna Walker's blog doesn't work. Angie Cope

  11. Thank you for this fab opportunity!

    (Forgot the email addy!!!)

  13. Beautiful pieces. Gwen's
    "jewelry" looks old and loved.
    Just getting into stenciling
    so I'm loving all of the
    thanks for sharing
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  14. Thank you for this fab opportunity!

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  16. The medallions are very cool!!! cairnlae (at) hotmail (dot com)

  17. PaperArtsy and Stencil Girl are a great combo for a hop. Beautiful projects today.


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