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

Stencil Crush Tuesday & Giveaway

Hi Friends and thanks for joining me for another Stencil Crush Tuesday.  Hope that everyone had a beautiful holiday this past week or weekend if you celebrate.  I certainly enjoyed the lovely weather we had for the most part and YEAH my Autumn Cherry Trees and Weeping Cherry have started to blossom so excited.  Especially because the crazy weather we had last year where it warmed way up way too early and then we had several frosts and snow my trees last year didn’t get any blooms :(.  So I was thrilled to see the blossoming this weekend for sure!!

So to catch you all up on a few happenings in my life, March and the beginning of April have been very hard for me it is this time last year that my dad fell terminally ill (which we found out in March and lost him just 5 weeks later) that in turn spiraled things for me with my mom having dementia and having to find her a home.  So for the past few weeks I have honestly been in a funk.  I know….. you wouldn’t know it from my social media feeds as I don’t typically talk about things that are bothering me as I tend to really keep to myself and withdraw when times like this happen for me and I just need my quite space I guess with my family.  So if I have not been commenting or chatting etc lately as much on FB and IG well now you know where I’ve been.

So on with some happier news ….. well I have several creative things in the works that I have also have had my head buried in and will for a few more weeks that I am just bursting at the seams to share with you but can’t quite yet!  But soon I promise!!

So on to today’s video and giveaway ……what giveaway ???? yup you read that right all the details will be in the video details so be sure to check it out on my Youtube Channel and below is a photo of the prize!!

And of course without further ado today’s video 🙂

Stencil used in today’s video:  MB Makes Marks Pipette by MaryBeth Shaw

 

PRIZE GIVEAWAY :

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Thanks so much for sharing your time with me today and for always showing so much love and support with all your amazing comments.  Be sure to enter the giveaway on my channel all the details are on my channel under this video’s details.  Have an amazing and peaceful week friends !!

xxoo Sherry

 

Stencil Crush Tuesday 3-28

Hi friends I am a bit late getting things posted today after a long weekend at the Art Retreat I was at.  Hoping to get a post in later this week about that but for now I have todays video where we are creating some cute ATC’s using some beautiful StencilGirl Stencils and yummy magicals by Lindy’s Stamp Gang.

So with out further ado let’s get creating

Stencils Used in this weeks video:

basket by Daniella Woolf

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Butterfly Journeys by Carolyn Dube

Thanks so much for joining me this week and sharing your time with me and a huge thank you  for all the loving comments you always leave me, they truly mean so very much!! Wishing everyone an amazing fun filled day!!

xxoo – Sherry

Stencil Crush Tuesday 3-21

Hi Friends hope everyone faired that snowstorm we got last week it was pretty yucky!!

Today I have an art journal page using more texture and Jane Davenports New Mermaid Markers and of course some yummy StencilGirl Stencils.  So grab your coffee and your art journal and let’s get playing.

Stencils used in this weeks video:

by Michelle Ward:  x Rows Stencil

By MaryBeth Shaw:  Flower Tiles Stencil

By Carolyn Dube:  Vintage Typewriter alphabet, Rectangular Patterns for Play, Butterfly Journeys

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Thanks so much friends for joining me today, I adore all the comments that you have been leaving me on my video they all mean so very much to me so thank you again and thank you for sharing your time with me.  Have a beautiful and peaceful week!!

xxoo Sherry

Art Journaling on a budget – Video

Hi friends,

You all have expressed how you loved the Art Journal Pages on a budget video I created so I decided to turn this into a series of videos for all of you.  Come along with me as I show you how I created this art journal page with very limited and inexpensive supplies.  Remember that although we all LOVE art supplies you can make absolutely beautiful pages without all the name brands and have a fabulous time doing it as well.  Art is not about the “stuff” its about creating from you heart!  I have included a couple little craft hacks in this one as well.

Grab the cup of coffee and lets get making some art !! 🙂

Hope you all enjoyed today’s video and thanks so much for sharing your time with me, it truly means so much.

In case you missed it, I was featured last week on StencilGirl Talk (StencilGirl Products blog) talking a little bit about the “other side” of me.  Hope you take a minute to check it out here.  Have a beautiful day my friends.  See you Tuesday for another Stencil Crush Tuesday blog post and video xxoo – Sherry

 

 

 

 

Stencil Crush Tuesday 2-28

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Good Morning Friends and thank you so much for being here with me today for another Stencil Crush Tuesday Video.  This week’s video is a shorty, but I think it really packs a punch.  I am always inspired by other artists who create quite a bit different than myself.  This week’s video is inspired by Dina Wakley.  Over the summer I had challenged myself while working in my art journal to leave some “white space”.  For some reason this concept continues to elude me.  You will see in this video I actually had to “think” about leaving white space, I know it sounds so crazy!  But I challenge any of you out there who are like me and just LOVE TO COVER THE PAGE, to give it a try.  Feel free to leave me a link here to your blog and be sure to link your blog post back to this post as well 🙂 I would love to see your work!!

In the details of my video on my YouTube Channel I reference the video by Dina Wakley that inspired this art journal page and her technique.  This challenge also reminded me that even when you create what seems “Quick and Simple ” it can have a profound impact and also this is a wonderful way to create when you don’t have lots of time to make a long elaborate page.  I am using some of my absolute favorite stencils today by Artist Mary C. Nasser as well as a newer stencil by Marybeth Shaw and a fun texture stencil by Pam Carriker.  So as they say….. on with the show (or video lol 🙂

Mary C. Nasser:  Go Your Own Way Mini Stencil, Around Here Arrows Mini Stencil

MaryBeth Shaw:  Planner Geo 6

Pam Carriker: Journal Texture #1 Stencil

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As always thanks so much for sharing some of your precious time with me today and thank you to everyone who takes the time to leave me such kind and loving comments as they mean the world to me.  Wishing everyone a beautiful and peaceful Tuesday!!

xxoo Sherry

Stencil Crush Tuesday 2/21

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Hi friends and welcome to another fun week of Stencil Crush Tuesday.

This week I have a fun mixed media tutorial for all of you that I hope you will enjoy.  I am using lots and lots of Stencil Girl Stencils and below is the list of ones I am using as well as a link to find them :).  I am also using the Jane Davenport Face Stamps and some of her new paint markers and I have to say that I really do like them, well worth the price!

So grab a cup of coffee or your drink of choice and sit back and enjoy the tutorial for this week 🙂

Stencils Used in this weeks episode are:

By Gwen Lafleur:  Decorative Curvy Ornament , Decorative 6 Petal Flower, Decorative Filigree Repeating corner

Marybeth Shaw:  The Mini From the January 2017 Private Collection 17.1

Andrew Borloz: Heart home drop 6

Maria McGuire: Seeds, Live Your Beautiful Life

 

 

 

Painted pages on a budget

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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 ❤❤❤

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Valentine’s Day Stencil Crush Tuesday™ 2/14

Hi Everyone and Happy Valentine’s Day and of course welcome to this weeks Stencil Crush Tuesday Post so happy you are here!! 🙂

So most of you are probably thinking that I have this mushy “Love” project for all of you today for Stencil Crush Tuesday™ since it is falling on Valentine’s Day.  Well although I have to admit that I am without a doubt a true hopeless romantic that is not the kind of project I have in store for you today.  Instead I chose to share a few tips and tricks of mine using one of my great “art loves” Gelli Printing and 3 of my favorite stencils that I love for Gelli printing.

There are TONS of gelli printing videos out there for sure and all of them fabulous and I don’t pretend to be the “amazing Gelli Print” artist because I’m probably more of a novice after seeing what many others do, but one of the things I love to create Gelli Prints for is my art journal backgrounds, collage elements, embellishments and just because they are pure fun to make.  So this is my take on some “simple and fun” gelli printing with my favorite StencilGirl Stencils, I hope that it gives you some fun ideas and inspires you just to get out that gelli plate and have fun!! (there maybe a couple little added surprises in there , but you will have to watch and see 😉

Stencils used in todays video are:

Clustered Leaves – Cecilia Swatton

Fractured Glass – MaryBeth Shaw

Circles Circles – Traci Bautista

Just look at all these delicious Gelli Prints, Loving them all!!

Here are a few close ups of some of my favorite prints during this printing session.

All of these stencils can be found at StencilGirlProducts.com (and also if you click on any of the above they will take you directly to that stencil.)  Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook as I will be sharing, in the weeks to come, projects I created using these beautiful gelli prints!

You can find past Stencil Crush Tuesday Video’s Here.  Also if you enjoy my videos please be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel and share the videos with your friends 🙂

Also a reminder we are only half way through the month for Feburary’s Art Stash Challenge on Instagram if you want to get in on the fun and be inspired you can join us here  and check out the details on this post here .  This month’s Prompt is FLORALS, super easy, super fun, so join in, be inspired and start creating using your “Stash”!!  Hope to see you over on Instagram creating!!

See you next week for Stencil Crush Tuesday 🙂

Much Peace and Love always!  xxoo Sherry