I’m a little jealous, but I’ll get over it. Louise Nelson is the guest blogger over at Julie Fei-Fan Balzer‘s blog. I just can’t get enough of that girl. Louise, that is. All of her layouts are so yummy. Just look at this one. The color, the dimension. Love the whole package. And check out the one below. Can she just come to NY and paint my walls for me? Too many walls? Alright, so maybe when I’m in my nursing home and there are only 4 walls to paint she could come by.
So enough of my blabbing, go to Julie’s blog and read the whole thing. Enjoy! And Louise, when you’re ready, I’ll be here in my rocker, waiting. Just waiting…
So when you see this Creating Keepsakes on the newsstand (or maybe it’s already in your hot little hand because you have a subscription?!?) know that Mou Saha did two wonderful tutorials inside featuring our stencils. I really love both projects! Must try!!
Cyndi Bundy came to play at our demo station at the CHA show in Anaheim (this is a show open to retailers and professionals in the crafting industry.) We premiered some of Dina Wakley‘s new silhouette stencils as well as the new Viva Colour media that Splash of Color came out with. I think these came out really well!! Read more on Cyndi’s blog.
Hello again! It’s Ronda here to introduce you to the last of my new stencils with The Crafter’s Workshop! Today I am sharing with you my quatrefoil stencil. It is such a regal design dating back thousands of year. I twisted a bit into a barbed quatrefoil design with the openings approximately .75″ x 1″ on the 12×12. The 6×6 is so petite and beautiful. Here are a few examples using this stencil.
Here you can see both sizes next to each other. Go small or go big but you cannot go wrong with this stencil.
Folllow your heart art journal page uses the 12 x 12 stencil along with the 6×6 confetti stencil.
On this “I Am” layout I used the 12 x 12 stencil with watercolor crayons.
This tag uses the petite 6×6 quatrefoil stencil with distress inks. I also used my 6×6 subway stencil with some paint for added texture.
I hope you love my new stencils as much as I do. Is there one that really speaks to you? Make sure you ask your favorite local store or online store to order them. They are available for wholesale purchase and are ready to ship NOW!
Hello again! It’s Ronda here to introduce you to the next of my new stencils coming out in January with The Crafter’s Workshop! Today i have two stencils to share with you today. The first is a pie chart stencil. On this stencil, I have developed a 8×8 pie chart with a stitched border. Both open spaces and whimsical graphic pieces that can be used in so many different ways. Here are a few examples using this stencil.
On this layout i used the stencil to cut out the photos of my sweet nephew. I used spray paint on the circles and sponged the chevrons on with paint onto the patterned paper.
On this art journaling page, I used the 12 x 12 stencil on the background with gesso to create texture. I also used a few more stencils to add into the shapes.
Here’s a look at the 12 x 12 stencil and the 6 x 6 on some tags.
The next stencil I want to introduce is called Confetti. I love this stencil for lots of reasons especially because you can add splatters to a page easily without worries of where they’ll end up. Use the stencil as a whole or small bits & pieces of it around your page for that artsy look. Here are a few samples using the Confetti stencils.
On this layout I used the 6 x 6 stencil to add bits & pieces of splatters and hearts on the background. I also used the kaleidoscope stencil to create texture.
On this art journal page, I used the 12 x 12 stencil along with the kaleidoscope & subway stencils on the background.
On this tag, I used the 12 x 12 stencil too. I love the bold heart and splatters.
I am looking forward to seeing all of your creations with these stencils.
Hello again! It’s Ronda here to introduce you to the next of my new stencils coming out in January with The Crafter’s Workshop! Today I am sharing with you my Picture Perfect Stencil. I adore taking photographs, especially candids. I love capturing those unscripted moments of daily life that tells our stories. As this love grew so did my vintage camera collection which inspired this stencil. I sat down and drew out some of my favorites both vintage & modern.
Whether you love taking photographs or have photographs you love, this stencil is the perfect accompaniment. Here are a few examples I created using both the 12×12 and 6×6 stencils.
This art journal pages uses the 12×12 stencil on the background with some light modeling paste and gesso. I love how they are subtle but still tell my story.
This layout uses both the 12×12 and 6×6 stencils. I traced the stencil onto patterned paper and then layered it to create the embellishment on the left. I love the little camera on the right. it’s just the perfect size and looks so adorable on the yellow paper.
This tag uses the 12×12 stencil and watercolor crayons & pencils to create a beautiful watercolor effect.
I cannot wait to see your creations with my stencils.
KK at Kay’s Company in New Zealand sent me a link to Mona’s blog and I was blown away! Check out how she used our “Bricks” stencil (TCW191). Mona even created a tutorial. There’s a little snippet below of how she used Molding Paste with Pumice to create the bricks. But she uses lots and lots of other fun things including My Favorite Things stamps and dies. If I ever needed some justification to buy more dies and stamps, this is it! Thanks Mona….I think!