Stencil Crush Tuesday – Texture w/ gesso

Hi Friends,

Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine we have had these past couple of days.  Sure does make you just feel better overall when the sun is out that’s for sure!!

Today’s tutorial is a short one but still lots of fun.  I am using a beautiful stencil today called Art Deco Wallpaper by Nathalie Kalbach.  I am in total love with this stencil !!

So grab those stencils and paints and lets get creating friends!!

With some personal things that have been going on in my life lately this art journal page came from an expression within.  And I absolutely love the quote that came with the stamp set that I used.  I hope you enjoyed todays tutorial.  I am always thankful that you share your precious time with me each week.  I do hope that everyone has an amazing week full of love and peace!!

xxoo – Sherry

Painterly Blooms – Stencil Crush Tuesday

Hi friends and welcome to another week of Stencil Crush Tuesday.  I myself have been dreaming about spring (okay maybe more like summer ) but I do love the smell of warm spring air, buds on the trees and all the new flowers and trees coming to life after a long cold winter.  So my video today focuses around flowers – Painterly Blooms to be exact and how you can easily use your stencils to create these.  So grab your stencils and your paints and lets get creating.

Stencil used in todays video:

Doodle it Daisy by Maria McGuire 

Be sure to check out the other videos on my channel here as there are 3 months of Stencil Crush videos here free for all of you! 🙂

Thanks so very much for watching and sharing your time with me, I always enjoy reading all of your beautiful comments that you all leave me, they mean so very much thank you from the bottom of my heart!!  Hope everyone has an amazing day and I will see you all next week! 🙂

xoxo Sherry

 

Stencil Crush Tuesday 3-7-17

Hi Friends and welcome to this weeks Stencil Crush Tuesday.  This week its all about the Stars.  I have been wanting to create a page using Mary C. Nasser’s Star Map stencil because I love it so much.  So my art journal page this week is centered around that stencil.  I really enjoyed creating this page and I love the quote on it which says:       “Be Glad of Life because it gives you the chance to love, and to play and to look at the stars”

So grab your coffee and lets see what stencils I’m crushing on this week 🙂

 

Stencils used in this weeks video can be found here:

Mary C. Nasser:  Star Map, Go Your Own Way Arrows

MaryBeth Shaw:  Trees 6, Private Collection 15.5

Nathalie Kalbach: Amsterdam 6

Seth Apter:  Urban Insiders Star

June Pfaff Daley:  Military Stars

 

 

Thanks so much for sharing your time with me friends and I hope you all have an amazing week!!

xxoo Sherry

Painted pages on a budget

Recently a friend online asked about how to create pages without all the fancy stamps and stencils and products that they see me use.  So knowing that we all have other things in our lives that have to come first in our budgets I decided to create this video to share some ideas of things you can use and things that I do currently use that you probably already have laying around the house.

Hope you enjoy and wishing everyone a fabulous weekend ❤❤❤

 

Love / DecoArts Hop

Good Morning friends and welcome to the Jessica Sporn Designs Love / DecoArts Blog hop today I am hopping along with these amazing artists: Jessica Sporn , Karen Gaunt , Kristin Van Valkenburgh , Marit Barentsen ,  and Denise Alloca

And of course what would a blog hop be without an amazing giveaway?  The blog hop give away is this beautiful 7 Hearts Stencil shown below.  All you have to do is leave a comment here on my blog and then hop on over to the other Artists blogs see their gorgeous artwork and leave comments for chances to win.

The project I have to share with you today is Love themed in a Shabby Chic style and  centers on a quote that ended up coming up with since I couldn’t find one that I really liked.  And since Valentine’s day is about love I think it’s important to remember to love yourself so this is the quote on my page today:

“Your Love is Precious

Don’t Forget to give it

to the most important

Person in your life…..

You”

-Sherry Canino

Hope you enjoy watching the process of this art journal page

If you are interested in purchasing the stencils used in today’s video you can find them here:  Eastern Leaf, Lotus and Flower Repeat and Becoming

Thanks for visiting my blog and taking time out to watch my video, I do hope you enjoyed it,  Don’t forget to leave a comment below to be entered to win that gorgeous stencil and then stop over to see more amazing art work on these artists blogs and leave comments for more chances to win:   Jessica Sporn , Karen Gaunt , Kristin Van Valkenburgh , Marit Barentsen ,  and Denise Alloca   Comments close 9/13 at 9AM EST

The Winner will be announced on Jessica’s Blog on 9/14 at 9AM EST

Due to our Team blog hop today Stencil Crush Tuesday will happen on Wednesday (tomorrow) 2/8 – hope you will come back and join me for a super fun Stencil Crush day!!

Wishing all of you much peace, love and happiness always !! xxoo Sherry

Stencil Crush Tuesday™ 1-31

Hi Friends and welcome to another week of Stencil Crush Tuesday™.  This week when I started out I didn’t even have a slight idea in mind what I was going to create.  I of course had the stencils in front of me that I have been crushing on and had planned to use but this time not even a slight idea.  I pulled out a few stamps that I thought I might like to use as well and put them on the table in front of me.  Since my mind was completely blank as to what I would create I decided to use a gelli print I had in my stash to at least give me some direction with color – something to start with.  I enjoyed using some stamps that I haven’t used much and added some fun texture in a different way than the usual with a stencil and modeling paste.  So grab that coffee and lets get to it!

here are the links to the stencils used in today’s video:

Jessica Sporn Designs – Hearts Flowers and More (although this was not really part of the crush it was the background I used so want to be sure you can find it as it’s an amazingly beautiful stencil !!)

Terri Stegmiller – Heart and Grid Stencil

Carolyn Dube – Rembrandt’s Words Small Stencil

Here a few close ups and the final piece.

Yummy texture here:

Yummy drips

The quote says To Live a Creative Life, One must lose fear of being wrong

-Joseph Chilton Pearce

I love how the Rembrandt’s Word Stencil just gives it a bit of a vintage look

I wanted to share with all of you in case you missed my last post the All New : 

Artist Stash Challenge Team 

I have teamed up with Artist:  Karen Gaunt from Ireland  and we are creating Free Monthly Challenges on Instagram. Be sure to follow us both on Instagram. Here is the link to my instagram and Karen’s  , below is the graphic you will see monthly on our Instagram Accounts with the new prompt, and it also gives you the details of participating.  Of course if at any time you have any questions you can ask either Karen or myself, this is just purely for fun and to keep us inspired to keep creating!!.

Thank you for joining me for another Stencil Crush Tuesday and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel so you won’t miss an episode.  

Join me on  Jessica Sporn Designs for my Creative Team Post this Thursday. 

Happy Creating friends and lots of peace and love going out to all of you from me!! xxoo 

Stencil Crush Tuesday 1/24/17

Hi Friends, I’m back with a new Stencil Crush Tuesday and this week I delve into creating your own embellishments out of scrap papers and using them on a project.

Wow it’s hard to believe that we are almost to the end of January.  Typically January seems like the longest month of the year and yet here we are in the last full week of the month.  This weeks project are some collaged art tags and I truly am trying to mix it up for all of you but Damn I’m just in love with these water color crayons and collage haha.  This weeks video does have a twist to it and I think you will like it but it’s a bit longer than my other videos so hang in there (I did try to edit out as much not needed “stuff” as possible to shorten it up).  So without further ado here is this weeks Stencil Crush Tuesday Video, I hope you enjoy!!

Links below on where you can find these gorgeous stencils and stamps.

Here are a few close ups to see the details on the tags and the little embellished circles.


Here are the links to the stencils and stamps used in today’s video:

Gigi Stencil, Fingal Flower & Leaf stencil, Butterfly Journeys, and Mary C. Nasser’s Stamps

These circles would be awesome for planners and for your art journals, you could run them though a sticker machine and turn them into stickers (put them on a piece of deli paper or waxed paper and have them ready to use).  Backing up to give you an idea of where the inspiration came for these, I was in Michael’s over the weekend (I went to get the new Jane Davenport watercolor markers and of course they were out) so walking around I saw all this new planner and art journal “stuff”.  Everything from paper, to washi tape to die cuts and stickers.  Well there were these gold seal stickers that just jumped out at me and I almost bought them but I refrained because I almost never use stickers after I buy them.  And I was like I could make some custom ones that I can use in my art.  And now that I have I want to make more lol, they are so easy and fun and just a relaxing and fun way to spend a few minutes creating when you don’t have tons of time.  They also help you use up your scraps so there is an added bonus at least to me, as I always have a HUGE bin of scraps that I just can’t toss because I always feel like it would be a waste and I just have to be more creative on ways to use them up.  So enjoy using up them scraps and creating your one of a kind embellishments.  If you do create some please post a link here in the comments so that I can see what fun creations you have made.  Thank you all for sharing your precious time with me!  Peace and Love to you all xxoo

 

 

Stencil Crush Tuesday 1-17-17

Hi creative friends, I’m excited to share with you this weeks Stencil Crush Tuesday video.  A couple things I wanted to share with all of you first thank you so very much for all the kind comments on my videos and on my blog, it has truly meant a lot to me because when I create these videos I may have an idea in mind but not always.  Many times it’s just me loving certain stencils and playing to see what they can do, so you will see things like me deciding or changing my mind during the video – I try to edit out some of the decision making and such to keep it to a nice length to watch where you don’t have to commit to tons of time but some of it gets left because it’s me sharing not just these gorgeous stencils with you but my process of creating (which yeah can be a bit odd at times lol)

The stencil I’m crushing on this week just kinda “Popped” out at me the other day.  I was actually picking up my art table and putting away some stencils I had out and I hadn’t a clue what stencil or stencils were going to be featured this week when one fell out of the bag I was holding.  When I saw it I was like OMG I love this stencil – yes I hate to say that I have so many that some have not been used yet, some I forget about and so on.  So here was this beauty laying on my table begging to be used.  (back tracking a bit) my Hubby went in for surgery to repair a hernia Thursday very early morning so I knew that I would probably be stressed trying to get this video done when I hadn’t even thought about it when Sunday rolled around.  Having a few hours to myself while he took a nap I pulled out a sheet of water color paper got my camera out and started taping.  When I went to edit the video I was like what the heck is the name of this stencil – I knew it was one by MaryBeth Shaw but when I went to look for it on the StencilGirlProducts.com site I couldn’t find it.  I went to look at the numbers on it that code it for easy look up and WAAAAA it’s a StencilGirl Club Stencil.  Yup that’s right this baby is an exclusive – so you can get this stencil still but you have to join the club to do so – honestly it’s so worth it (an no one is paying me or telling me to say this it’s strictly my opinion) I love StencilGirl Club.  You get exclusive videos by the artists each month as well as the 3 monthly stencils and access to the private FB group and now the opportunity to be a part of their Pintrest Board where you can pin your StencilGirl Club art.  So here is the link if you want to check it out and this weeks STENCIL CRUSH is Stencil:  SC 04-2016 (from April of 2016).

So I have been long winded here on this post so lets get to the video 🙂

here is the completed art journal page

and a few detailed shots:

Thanks so much for joining me today and for taking time out of your busy schedule to stop by my blog and share some creative time with me.  I will be back next Tuesday for another fabulous Stencil Crush.  Have an amazing day !!! xo – Sherry

Happy New year -2016 Reflection 

Good Morning creative friends, wow here we are on New Years Eve 2016. I can attest that the older you get the quicker the years go by. For all of us the end of a year is a time for reflection. Many have had magnificent things happen in 2016 and many have had devistating things happen in our lives this year. When I sit back and think on things well it’s always the “big” thing of losing my dad that comes quickly to forefront it happened so fast we were all blind sided from it for sure. But if I really take a look at the year I have had sooo many amazing things that have happened as well. At the beginning of the year I had my first commissioned mural painting that I did for a Church’s healing room. What a blessing it was to be asked to do this !! 

Even though it was extremely difficult to realize I was losing my mom to dimentia it was a blessing to find her a place at Keepsake Village here in Liverpool where she has amazing and loving staff they look after her everyday and I don’t have to worry quite as much. 

I took a wonderful relaxing and much needed restoring vaca with my Hubby in August to Naples Florida 

We have enjoyed the holiday season and have gotten out even in the cold weather to the Farmers Market and Walk though Lights on the lake. 


My family did lose about beloved Budha Pug but I know in my heart she is no longer suffering. 

I made so many new art friends this year it’s been sooo amazing !! 

Learning that I would be a part of the Jessica Sporn Design Team not only was a huge honor and blessing , it came at a time when I needed this positive creative force and to feel part of a supportive group more than anything. I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity that Jessica has given me, and the fact that she believed in me enough to give me a chance has just meant the world to me !! 


StencilGirl has honored me over and over again by sharing my art and I had my first guest artist post for them in April, still it was a huge shock and honor to have made their top Nine on Instagram with my art tags. 

Another huge honor bestowed on me was my feature in Syracuse Women’s Magazine in February 

I have also been honored and blessed to have been Facilitating the Art Therapy Group for IOP (Intensive Out Patient) at Ophelia’s Place now for almost a year and couple months ago got asked to Facilitate their support group as well in which we also do art. It has made a difference in my life working to make a difference in others. Which brings me to my Word for 2017

So my word for 2016 was Grow. And wow did I ever in more ways then I can even count!!  After pondering this years word I have selected not only a word but a phrase as well. My word is “Change” and my Phrase is “Make a Difference”. Which I will reference to my statement in the above paragraph. It means so much to me to be doing something on a local level and I have truly been blessed with these opportunities this year !!

May your 2017 be blessed with much love peace and happiness. Thank you for all of your love and support this past year it has meant so very much to me. When you think you don’t make a difference…think again because you so do. Right here in my life you make a difference!! When I have been at my low points your loving comments have brought be back up and you have made me feel loved. When I have been at my highs I want to share them with all of you and we have celebrated them together. So know in your heart when you spread kindness even on what may seem the smallest level it makes a difference. Peace , Love and Happiness to all and Happy New Year