Friday, 5 August 2016

Stencil It at AVJ

It's the first Friday in the month and tine for a brand new challenge at A Vintage Journey. Today we launch a 'Stencil It' theme hosted by the lovely Amanda and she says - "There are so many fantastic stencils available to us right now and so many ways in which to use them so we would like you to include stencilling in whatever it is you choose to create for this challenge. Don’t forget all the ways in which they can be used – inks , sprays , paints, texture/embossing pastes and gesso are all stencil friendly. So be sure to have fun and embrace your stencils in your vintage; shabby; mixed-media; art journaling; industrial or steampunk projects".


I was recently teaching my Recipes for Success #3 and  #4 journalling workshop with DecoArt media paints and mediums, whilst demoing and joining in I produced this A4 sheet and intended it to be cut into two journal pages but I liked the three main areas so much, with the reverse stencil monoprints, I decided to chop it and make two cards.


I used the two main corner pieces and also cut up the left over piece to add layers.


I found two photos that I have printed using free internet images (usually the Graphics Fairy).


And put them together using sentiments (I think from Crafty Individuals) ....


.... and some stamped and die-cut pieces.


I hope you will be able to join us at AVJ, you can use any products, all we ask is your project reflects a vintage; shabby; mixed-media; art journaling; industrial, timeworn or steampunk style. Please do go take a look at all the wonderful contributions from the Creative Guides, as always they have pulled out all the tops to share their amazing inspirational pieces.

Welcome to new followers and thanks for stopping by. I know I get a huge audience that come through Pinterest and I do appreciate all who pop in to see what I have been creating. I really appreciate each and every one of you who takes the time to scroll through my projects and posts, thank you.

Have a great weekend.

hugs Brenda xxx




22 comments:

Team Clark said...

Such pretty stenciling, great background work!

Julia Aston said...

What great stenciled backgrounds for your lovely vintage images Brenda! Julia xx

Jenny Marples said...

Beautiful journaling Brenda, just perfect for those vintage images. Love it xx

Redanne said...

Oh wow Brenda, I loved the piece you started with, the stencilling is superb. The layering looks wonderful even before you added those gorgeous images. Great composition, as always! Hugs, Anne xx

butterfly said...

Love that first page of stencilled layers and inky splatter - simply gorgeous - and a great idea to showcase that beauty in these lovely layered cards.
Alison x

Nikki Acton said...

Ah I knew it looked familiar! Inspired decision to make cards out of the page but even more inspired to use the third part as additional layers! xx

rachel said...

Amazing work brenda and my fave theme. Simply must join in with this one especially aftet allthe inspiration of the past few days!!hugs rachel x

Astrid Maclean said...

The A 4 stencilled background was wonderful already and the way you ccreated the cards enhanced it even further! Brilliantly put together, they both look super!

Gina said...

I adore using layers of stencilling, and those images you chose remind me of the poor kiddies bored on holiday when it rains lol XXX

Juliz Design Post said...

Your stencilled background is gorgeous Brenda and looks stunning on your collaged cards.
Julie x

Jane said...

What a gorgeous background you had left over Brenda and you used it to create two totally delightful cards. Enjoy the weekend my friend xx

Sara Barker said...

Gorgeous inky and stenciled backgrounds to start with, and I love how you've dissected them and used them in these beautiful compositions! Those images are so you!Sorry I've not been around lately. Take a week for vacation and you end up three weeks behind! Big hugs!

Meggymay said...

Fantastic stencil backgrounds, these two cards both look great.
Yvonne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda!

sally said...

The end result cards are wonderful....I wish I had other art stuff with me to join in!

Sally x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Brenda! I love your backgrounds and how you have mixed and matched all the panels to create such an amazing design. Great colours, so vibrant, and what a wonderful contrast to the vintage images! Stunning! hugs :)

A Pink said...

Fabulous cards! Brenda, LOVE your journo page backgrounds with all the inky reverse stencil monoprints and such a great idea to use it as to make your cards.
As always your collaged elements are designed so pleasingly to the viewing eye . Thank you for creating two gorgeous stenciled cards for this challenge .
hugs x

S@ndy Diller said...

Wonderful cards Brenda, I love all the details and can see why you didn't want to cut them up. Just lovely. Hugs, S@ndy

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love the background itself and it is wonderful what you have made with it!
Happy weekend!
oxo Susi

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous Brenda, your stencil monoprinted background is fabulous and the pictures and sentiments you layered on top are perfect! Love your cards to pieces, Deb xo

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful pages Brenda! Love that background and all the layers.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! I loved the background and then you built up the layers magnificently. Lovely journal pages!