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 :

Giveaway pic 4-18

 

SCT FINAL PHOTO 4-18

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 1-10-17

Hi friends hope everyone has been enjoying the new year so far. I’m big into the New Year being a fresh start and having new found hopes and dreams for the new year. This year I am doing LifeBook and I am thoroughly enjoying it. Honestly I wish I could just it and watch the videos, drink coffee and make art uninterrupted. HA!  Ok well a girl can dream. I have yet to even finish week one and we are already into a week 2, oh well so it goes. I will share what I’ve done so far at the end of this post, But for now this brings be to my newest art journal page that I created for Stencil Crush Tuesdays™.  One of the things that LifeBook encourages us is to think about are things that we want to take with us into the new year. So I came up with 3 that have meaning and importance to me.

  1. Peace
  2. Love
  3. Courage

Well Peace I guess that goes without saying but I want to not only have peace for myself and by this I mean inner peace but I want to bring peace to others in some way throughout 2017.

Love well yeah who doesn’t want love, I want to remember to love everyone for who they are and to spread love to those especially that feel unloved and need love.

Courage well here is the one that gets to be a tricky challenge for me. I want to have courage to really let go of things I can’t control and to try new things. I have taken a leap of faith with just starting this new tutorial series, which had been holding off on for over a year. Doing something new and putting yourself out there to be judged and critiqued is scary and believe me it took a lot of courage to do it. So without further ado here is this weeks video. I hope you enjoy and it!!

This weeks stencil crush stencils are:  Vines, by Jane LaFazio, Tribal Men, by Desiree Habicht, and Framed #1, by Margaret Applin Click on any one of these to take you to the link to purchase on StencilGirl.com

Here are some detailed pictures of the completed art journal page. Honestly I could have kept doodling but to keep the video within a reasonable amount of time I had to stop lol. Doodles really add a lot of fun and flair to your art, I also feel it really gives it that personal touch.



So back to where I am in my Lifebook lessons – I have completed the warm up lesson pictured below

I started the main lesson.  Here are a few progress pictures. The collaged background before paint.

And after paint – yummy I love those drips – I almost don’t want to cover it up 🙂

And the rough sketch of my girl.

These girls are quite a processs to complete so she may not be done until the weekend :).

Hope everyone has an enjoyable week ahead and hope you are back with me next week for another Stencil Crush Tuesday!!