Monday, March 24, 2014

StencilGirl and Lost Coast Designs Blog Hop!


Hi everyone! I've been busting at the seams waiting for this day to get here! LOL! Like a kid waiting for Christmas! Today is the StencilGirl and Lost Coast Designs Blog Hop! Come hop with us and prepare to get inspired with many awesome ideas! As you hop through our blogs, be sure to leave comments along the way because the more comments you leave, the better your chance is to win the big giveaway!


The giveaway consists of two 9" x 12" stencils from StencilGirl AND a $25 gift certificate from Lost Coast Designs! How awesome is that?! You have one week to hop and comment for your chance to win, with the giveaway closing on Sunday, March 30th at 11:59 PM CST.

UPDATE 4/2/14: We were notified today that the winner of the giveaway is PK SEWS! Congratulations! :)

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The first project I'd like to share is my "Greetings" collage created with the StencilGirl Journaling Left Hand Stencil and Lost Coast Designs Pencil Background, Mini Birds, Travel Stuff, Bingo Border and Party Words.


It's been a while since I created a collage card and I had forgotten how fun they are! I wanted to use enough elements to keep it interesting but not obscure the stencil design. And I particularly love this stencil because I'm a lefty! ;)


I used several colors of Adirondack Color Wash to create the stencil design, then began adding the elements.



I left enough room on the inside for a handwritten message in addition to the stamped sentiment.


Recipe:

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My next project is a "Happy Anniversary" card created with the StencilGirl Midcentury Modern Elements #1 stencil and Lost Coast Designs Silhouette Lady with Umbrella, Silhouette Man with Cane and Party Words.


This colorful background was also created using six colors of Adirondack Color Wash prior to creating the stencil design with sponged Walnut Stain distress ink.


The silhouettes were stamped and fussy cut, then layered onto the background with 3-D foam pads.


I kept the inside simple with just a stamped sentiment.


Recipe:

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And my last project is a "Let's Celebrate" card created with the StencilGirl Window Ledger 9 Stencil and the Lost Coast Designs Star Cat stamp.


I freehand cut a stool for the cat to sit on to look out the window! This stencil design was done in two steps - first I sprayed Perfect Pearls mist and let it dry. I then repositioned the stencil ever so slightly up and to the left, and sponged Fired Brick distress ink


Here's a peek at the inside - a simple sentiment stamped in Paris Dusk ink.


Recipe:

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You should have arrived here from Carolyn Dube, and your next stop will be Janet Joehlin.

Here is the complete blog hop list in case you get lost or need to start from the beginning:



  • StencilGirl Talk
  • LeighSBDesigns
  • Mary Beth Shaw
  • Mary Nasser
  • Cherri Robb
  • Judy Shea
  • Bibiana Martinez-Ziegler
  • Linda Kittmer
  • Carolyn Dube
  • Leslie Turner
  • Janet Joehlin
  • Karen McAlpine
  • Leslie Tucker Jenison
  • DominoARTblog
  • Lindsay Weirich
  • Maria McGuire


  • I hope you've enjoyed all of our creations so far! And I hope you've left comments along the way so you'll be in the running for the big giveaway! To jump-start your mojo, be sure to check out all the wonderful stencils, stamps and other crafting goodies at StencilGirl and Lost Coast Designs! Thanks so much for hopping by today- we'll see you next time! ;)
    Hugs,
    Leslie

    112 comments:

    Pam Robinson said...

    Leslie, the collage card is awesome, so many details to keep the viewer interested, but not overwhelmed. The Anniversary card is wonderful, I love how you used text on the figures, rather than the background. Now to my favorite one... the cat in the window card is awesome. So simple but so complex. I must get that Window Ledger stencil, so fabulous!

    Pam Robinson said...

    Thanks for the blog hop and the chance to win this amazing prize!

    One Fat Lady said...

    Great cards,thanks for sharing. I just love your use of the Stencil girl stencils and I've always been a fan of Lost Coast stamps.

    Ruth L said...

    Such a beautiful cards, thanks for the inspiration!

    BurningRubber said...

    I love the colors you used on your cards and I definetely see a shopping spree in my future ;)

    Eileen Lucas said...

    Loved that kitty card and the anniversay card a lot. Thanks for a chance to win the giveaway.

    Carolyn Dube said...

    So many great projects! Really drawn to the fun card with mid century modern in it!

    mijo1990 said...

    Great cards!! I especially love the cat. Thank you for this opportunity

    Carmen Hays said...

    Love ALL of your designs but the first is my fave! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Carol said...

    Great card.

    Gloria Westerman said...

    How fun are these cards...I love em...and great way to used your stencils...tfs

    Kris H said...

    Love these silhouette stamps!!

    Felicia said...

    Leslie, I love your card creativity! I love to collage and these are just wonderful. I love the color schemes as well! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win!

    april dawn said...

    Love these cards.

    Cindy G said...

    Lovely simple designs. Beautiful!

    --Marcy said...

    So many new stamps and stencils on my wish list! Very nice Design!

    Andrea said...

    Love the play of colors. Beautiful rich effects you achieve.

    stamping sue said...

    Wow! so many great samples for inspiration. a left hand stencil....totally me!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

    MB Shaw said...

    Leslie, thanks so much for hopping with us. I adore these cards, so clever and well done, the cat is maybe my fave, just cuz I'm a cat lady. :)

    MB Shaw said...

    Beautifully done, I especially love the cat :) thanks so much for hopping with us.

    Carrie King said...

    I love the Let's Celebrate!

    dvezinaw said...

    Beautiful work!!! I Love stencils!!! New ones would be Awesome!!!!

    Inca Princess said...

    As much as I love Stencil Girl Stencils; I love Lost Coast Designs stamps just as much! The detail and variety of their stamps are just incredible! I own several but I'd certainly love to have more!!!

    nicki senn said...

    I haven't worked collage in so long. Thanks for making me want to run to my desk. The window ledge stencil is so beautiful. I can think of so many ways to use it. Love your work! Thanks!

    Maria McGuire said...

    What a great group of cards! Especially love the Happy Anniversary one! Thanks for hopping with StencilGirl!

    craftings said...

    Great collage card!

    QueenFyn said...

    Amazing giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Karen McAlpine said...

    They are all so great!! Love how you did the stenciling on the cat card--awesome! And the color wash on card two is really nice--Love that. The left hand stencil really looks all nice and vintagey--love that,

    Honey Beads said...

    Oew I like the stary cat! Very nice :)

    SusanK said...

    What fun cards! I never thought about collage as a card front...I think I need to try this technique!

    Melody Strahan said...

    Awesome work! Thanks for the hop stop, and TFS!

    rubbergranny said...

    Wow! wonderful ideas. Enjoyed seeing how you used the stencils and the variety of pieces you completed. You outdid yourself! Thank you.

    Judy Shea said...

    Hi Leslie.. wow.. you were a very busy artist. These are amazing. I wish I had the card bug. Love your mix of the stencils and stamps. You definitely are an experienced art card maker. So special. Hallmark better watch out!!!

    From M.E. said...

    thanks for the blog hop! :)

    penny Isaacs said...

    Thanks for sharing, love the keep it simple statement,on the silhouette card,sometimes less is great!

    Danielle Villano (A Writer in Love) said...

    Oh, thank you so much for inspiring me! And thank you for this awesome giveaway opportunity!

    Best,
    Danielle

    daniellevillano (at) gmail (dot) com

    Wendy said...

    Leslie your cards are outstanding. I love the mix of stencils with the stamps. Great work!

    Susan Falkler said...

    The first card very graphic. I love it.

    Stamping With Bibiana said...

    great cards and so colorful! I like specially the 2nd one with the couple!
    I am so glad to be participating along your side in this Blog Hop! cheers
    Bibiana (DTM Lost Coast Designs)

    Carmen Whitehead said...

    What wonderful cards! I love all of them!

    Jennifer Neuman said...

    Great cards! Hard to pick a favorite LOL!

    gramajackie said...

    I'm enjoying this blog hop more and more. The techniques and ideas that are flowing here are contagious and I can't wait to get into the craft room.

    Hetty said...

    OMG such beautifuland different cards. So many ways to use stencils and stamps.Thanks for sharing.

    Mary C. Nasser said...

    Wonderful cards!
    I really love how layered and dynamic your first card is especially! So many textures and shapes! Great!
    Nice to be another artist on this hop with you, too!

    StephInOK said...

    Your cards are quite unique and inspiring! Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

    Amante del Papel said...

    I love this cards, are really stunning!

    wble1 said...

    I love all your cards
    Thanks for sharing to the blog hop

    Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

    LOVE all your projects Leslie! Of course the one with the Star Kitty is my fav..note to self..add that LCD stamp to my collection...us Lost Coast Designs DT girls have ROCKED this hop ;0)

    Melissa Melissa said...

    awesome collage style cards

    Melissa Melissa said...

    love the collage technique you used

    Cheryl Donohew said...

    Great cards and scrapbooking page. I love them. Thanks for sharing.

    Tommy B. McDonell said...

    Hi. This was interesting, and boy you had a lot of fun! Brava.

    Tommy

    bronwenism said...

    Oh I love your projects!Great colours. The anniversary card is my fave :)

    Cecilia said...

    You have a unique and wonderful personal style that shows brightly in your artwork. Thanks for sharing!

    luraisat said...

    OMG!!!!!!!! such inspiration and talent you have. i am loving you plus the partnership of stencil girls...my fav and now lost coast designs stamps like no other. thank you for the inspiration and chances to win.....i just have to win. pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. xoox

    Rita said...

    I like them all, but especially the starry cat!! :)

    janene said...

    I'm enjoying the bog hop and seeing everyone's work. Glad you are included so I could see yours too.

    Ela G said...

    Great designs, thanks for sharing.

    suzieq23 said...

    great collage card. looks like a lot of fun.I do love SG stencils and LCD stamps and together "the hoppers" have made some really great projects.

    Cherri Robb said...

    Leslie ... thanks for your compliment on my blog! I ABSOLUTE love how you used the window stencil and starry cat in the celebrate design. Really nice! Artfully yours, Cherri

    Cherri Robb said...

    Leslie ... hi! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE how you used the stencil and starry cat in the third celebrate design. Really nice!!! And, thanks for your compliment on my blog ... isn't it fun to see how very different all the designs are! Artfully yours, Cherri

    emarci said...

    Love, love, love the kitty card!

    Bonnie in SC said...

    I really like the intense colors on your cards. Great work.

    Linda Kittmer said...

    Awesome! The first is my favourite, but they're all wonderful.

    Theresa said...

    Great work!

    Denise Spillane said...

    I love all three projects! These are great.

    Linda on the Prairie said...

    All great pieces, but the silhouettes just pop because the 1880s - 1890s images are in juxtaposition to the abstract stencil. Very nice!

    Jan Castle said...

    Awesome projects....love that blue cat!!! TFS
    Jan

    Leslie Tucker Jenison said...

    It was so much fun to stop by your blog!

    Kelli G said...

    Beautiful cards. I think the cat one is my favorite. Thanks for joining the hop!

    Teresa Mackenzie said...

    Your collage work is awesome, I am thankful for this bloghop, as I have found many new artist to follow and learn from. Thanks

    Lexie Jansma said...

    Really enjoyed all 3 cards the anniversary one though has to be my favorite! I love how you created the color background and then stenciled over it. Very clever.

    JackieP Neal said...

    Wow- thanks for sharing- your pieces are great- although the second one is my fav!

    TinaW said...

    These are so much fun! I'm sure your recipients will be very happy.

    Gunvor said...

    Awesome cards in three different styles! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

    Yvonne Irish said...

    Love all the cards, but especially the star cat and ledge!

    ShannonWL said...

    Beautiful cards. Love the window stencil.

    Unknown said...

    Love your work!
    Paulette Roy-Serre

    Tarah Demerchant said...

    These are cool! I love these as inspiration....AWESOME! Thanks for sharing

    Jo Murray said...

    LOVE these cards. LCD has such wonderful stamps...particularly Mary Poppins and Charlie Chaplin. Perfect.

    Gill said...

    Fabulous!
    I especially like your anniversary card!

    Corine cusin-panit said...

    merci pour le blog hop!
    kisses
    coc♥

    Jean said...

    Such fun details on each of these!

    Robin Broitman said...

    3 great uses for the stamps and stencils....particularly like the Anniversary Card!

    PK Sews said...

    Oooh. I love the colorwash background on that anniversary card! All your creations are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

    Petrina Beads said...

    I am always amazed at what artists can do with a little bit of color and a lot of imagination. What lovely work you do--thanks for sharing.

    Rare Cat said...

    The cat card is my favorite...

    Annie said...

    Super fun projects. I am enjoying this blog hop so much.
    Annie

    Dee Kovak said...

    Love your cards! Thanks for describing your techniques. You're so creative in mixing stencils with stamps. Thanks for sharing

    Karen Robinson said...

    Your projects are awesome! Great job!

    patty a. said...

    Your collage and cards are wonderful!

    NYC Explorer said...

    What cool projects! I'm a dog person, but I love that starry cat in the window! tfs hugs, Kristina (CraftyPaws)

    NYC Explorer said...

    What cool projects! I'm a dog person, but I love that starry cat in the window! tfs hugs, Kristina (CraftyPaws)

    EmmaJane said...

    Great job on all of your cards. Love the kitty looking out the window.

    Becki with an i blog said...

    Love that color wash on the second card.

    Lindsey Fabian said...

    Like the cat card best. Guess I'm a simple girl.
    Thanks for being part of the hop

    Sue Ellen Hayler said...

    I love the couple card! Thank you being part of the blog hop. This is my first hop and I am loving it!

    Silly... 'Ma said...

    What fun! The blog hop, your cards. FUN!

    Rebecca said...

    Your work is so much fun and so creative. You gave me lots of ideas. Love how you combine your freehand cuts with the layouts. Thanks for sharing your techniques and art!

    Laura said...

    You know it's easy to shop, but it's seeing examples of products being used that really generates the inspiration for which products to choose. Your design choices are great! Thanks for sharing!

    Barbara said...

    Leslie, as a lefty, I also love the left hand stencil. and your 3 examples of collages are great!

    Virginia Ryser said...

    Nice color selections! I'm inspired to get out my stencils

    Cindyzs said...

    just loved that cards....i will be following you!!! so many things to look at thank you so much..........love your blog! you are so creative! thanks. i would love to win some supplies i want to get back to making homemade for my loved ones and friends! (and start business? )they used to love getting handmade goodies from me. i love everything crafty, diy, creative, artistic,....thanks :) a big thanks to the frugal crafter, Lindsay for leading me to all of you with this blog from stencilgirl and lost coast designs

    Deborah said...

    Nice work, Leslie!

    Julia said...

    Thanks for the blog hop! Great inspiration!

    gerry s said...

    love this, as a fellow scrapbooking

    beadz said...

    Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

    Denise Bryant said...

    Pretty collage and cards! Great mix of stencils and stamps! I am partial to the cat stamp you used on the last card.... love cat designs!

    ~Miss Sandra~ said...

    Very interesting collage. Quite creative. Love this blog hop giveaway~

    HelenM said...

    my favorite was the anniversary card!

    angi eharis said...

    awesomw collage! tx for sharing and inspiring, aloha, angi in hana

    Beachstudio said...

    Love that collage card! Onward Lefties!