StencilGirl & ColourCraft Blog Hop

Good Morning Friends,

Welcome to day 2 of the StencilGirl and ColourCraft Blog Hop.

ColourCraft was generous enough to share some luscious products with us for this hop.  So in my project I am using Brushos in these beautiful colors:  Rose Red, Turquoise, Lime Green and White.  I am also using some Acrylic Mist Sprays in Violet and Lemon Yellow.

The stencils I am using in today’s project are by June Pfaff Daley:

Flamingo

Tropical Twist

I have a short video tutorial to share with all of you showcasing how amazing these products work together.

 

Be sure to stop by all the other blogs and check out some more amazing inspiration and artwork.  Be sure to leave a comment below and on the other blogs to be entered in the giveaway – All the details are below

August 16
Mary C. Nasser

Louise Nelson

Sarah Allan

Terri Koszler


August 17
Janet Joehlin

Sherry Canino (you are here)

Ewelina Gryglak

Katie Lamb


GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Colourcraft!

Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your
chance to win!

The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)

You have until Sunday, August 20th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl’s Facebook page and Colourcraft’s Facebook page

on Monday, August 21st.

Thanks so much for sharing your time with me this week friends.  Be sure to check out my Tutorials and Inspiration page as well as my YouTube Channel for my latest video series Art Journal with me.

 

Mermaid Madness StencilGirl Blog Hop

Hi Friends and welcome!  What better way to get summer flowing than with a Mermaid Blog Hop with StencilGirl Products and StencilGirl’s Creative team!  There is also an amazing giveaway so be sure to read to the bottom of the post for all the details

Today I have a video tutorial for you showing how I used this beautiful stencil 

Mermaidia By June Pfaff Daley

To me Mermaids are magical, mystical, strong beings.  They seem almost light as air, yet with a beauty that just commands respect.  For my art journal page I came up with a quote that I would like to share with you.

Being a Mermaid means being Brave enough to swim into the unknown                  – Sherry Canino

without further ado my friends ……today’s video:

Hope that you enjoyed today’s tutorial be sure to leave me a comment here for a chance to win some amazing mermaid stencils.  And Don’t forget to visit the blogs of my fabulous teammates listed below for more mermaid inspiration and leave them a comment for more chances to win, as well as the StencilGirl Blog for more inspiration and another chance to win.  Entry into the contest ends Noon CST 7-16-17.  Be sure to include your email address written like this ( caninosartisticcafe (at) gmail dot com)

Winners notified by email on July 17th. Good luck!

More mermaid projects from Gwen Lafleur, Karen Gaunt, Tina Walker, and Louise Nelson can be found here .
Not enough mermaid inspiration for you yet?  Check out the projects by the Designers themselves here
I also have this beautiful Mermaid Painting available for sale in my shop for some Beautiful Brave Mermaid out there that feels drawn to have it hanging on their wall for some mermaid inspiration.  Check out all the details in my shop here.

 

Remember friends Be a Mermaid
xxoo- Sherry

Stencil Crush Tuesday using Jessica Sporn Designs

Hi Friends well its been awhile since I have actually done a blog post.  I didn’t realize how long actually.  Keeping up on so many social media sites along with difficult family things I’ve had to deal with has left me in a bit of a time crunch and something had to give I guess.

I’m sure there are many others out there that can relate to having so much to do yet so little time.  That being said I have a special Stencil Crush Tuesday Tutorial to share with you today using 2 beautiful stencils by Jessica Sporn Designs.

The first one is a brand new stencil that was just released and I just love it.  It speaks to my heart it’s called Love is for everyone script . The second stencil is from November’s Stencil Club and it’s called Nature and Nurture .

I hope you will grab your stencils and your paints and come along and create with me today.

Thanks so much friends for sharing your time with me today, I hope you enjoyed todays tutorial and if you did please leave me a comment either here or on my Youtube Channel I truly love to hear from all of you.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel so you can get a steady dose of inspiration.  If you missed my first tutorial for the Roben Marie Smith Design team you can check it out right here

Have a fabulous day friends !! xoxo

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 3-21

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

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

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

Stencil Crush Tuesdays

Hi Creative friends, I’m super excited to share with all of you my new inspirational videos series -ALL NEW for 2017 – Called Stencil Crush Tuesdays.  What in the world is that you might be saying???  Well it will be a weekly video tutorial (on Tuesdays of course ) featuring some of the stencils that I am currently “crushing on”. You know that I almost never even create a tag without using at least one stencil.  They have become my “go to” product / medium that well frankly I just can’t live without.  But there are soooooo many out there right?   StencilGirl has HUNDREDS out there and well this is kinda like a little intro to ones I love and use so you can decide …”yeah maybe that’s one that I need.”  Plus I want to share some of the multitude of ways that you can use stencils.  I will be using lots of different product mediums cause I’m kinda a product junkie (shhh don’t tell my hubby haha) . Each Tuesday you will get to view a fun tutorial that will be jam packed with techniques and tips and of course gorgeous stencils.  And the best part is I’m offering these all to you for free, yup you heard that right FREE :).

Most videos will be short (I will be trying to keep them under 20 mim) so you don’t have to carve out a lot of time to watch them.  So lets get started here is a peek at what you will find in this weeks video.  And be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you don’t miss and episode.

Here are a couple photos of the final tag.  I love the look of the died muslin for the ribbon because you can fray the edges as much as you like plus you can have any color your hearts desire because you make it.  I feel like with all the spools of ribbon I have, I still never have the right color!! :).

Thanks for stopping by to check out my tutorial today and I hop you will be back next Tuesday for some more Stencil Crush Fun!!

xo

Holiday Tags- gift card holder and more 

Hi friends just a bit of a catch up on what I’ve been up to since my last post. I was trying to get in one more tutorial before the holiday but it’s probably not going to happen. Things just seem to going so quickly. So for those who follow me on FB I did a live video on this gift card holder that I made. It’s still on there if you want to check it out and it has the measurements you need for creating it. 

As many of you know I’m a huge fan of the magazine Bella Grace. So this winter issue is as amazing as always.  Just look at all this winter / holiday inspiration. I love it !!

This story “Two February Coffees” was beyond touching. I have read it to my husband and the people at the support group I facilitate and each time it brings tears to my eyes. 

Of course another one of my favorite past times is sipping some good coffee with my puggies sleeping near by. 


After having to put done our oldest pug a few weeks ago it’s been a bit different at home and Pebbles is now my oldest baby she is 15. Budha who we just lost was 17. And let me tell you that the older they are does not make it easier 🙁 



So am a December baby (December 21) and this year I have to work on the evening of my birthday so last weekend we went out to dinner. Then took a walk downtown to see the big tree here are some pics of us as you can see we have lots of snow lol. The last pic is my son and his girlfriend 

This is my husband and I before we left for dinner. I just love this man so very much. After 17 years he still make my heart skip a beat ❤️


Elias and Destany 


This is where I started a tutorial and just didn’t keep going lol. So this tag I created I used Jessica Sporn’s Frames Stencil with Wendy Vecchi’s Gold embossing paste. 


Here if the finished tag. The image came from a free printable from Astrid’s Artist Efforts. A little tip on making the gold more vintage looking. Once it’s dry use your ink blending tool or a sponge and go over it with some brown archival ink. It’s really gives it a beautiful vintage look. 

Flowers are Prima. I added White distress stickles to the red flowers and some gold to the leaves and the green roses. Then added a bit of gold glitter to edges of the tag. Let it dry and the. Used the brown archival ink to go around the edges to again give it a vintage look. Go right I’ve the gold glitter bc again it will keep its shimmer but give it a vintage look. 


Thanks for joining me today wishing all of you lots of love and peace in your day and week ❤️❤️❤️

Mixed media holiday art cards with StencilGirl Stencils 

Hi friends can you believe we are less than 2 weeks away from Christmas. Seems like just yesterday it was fall. Time sure does go fast and I hope you are enjoying every second of the holiday season.  I have always had a love / hate relationship withy the holiday season it does tend to get a bit too stressful at times and I can add unnecessary things to my “to do” list as I’m sure we all do. So the past few years I’ve been scaling that back and taking more time to really enjoy what the holiday season is about. One thing my husband and I really enjoy is watching a Christmas movie each night on the Hallmark Channel (yes I know sappy) but I love it. You know all those movies have happy endings and well I’m all about that  :).   And there is nothing quite like snuggling up with a hot mug of coffee, a snuggly festive blanket and of course my hubby and puggies. I also tend to skip the farmers market in the holiday season many times but not this year. We have been heading out each Saturday morning, coffees in hand and all bundled up to enjoy some fried dough and get our fresh veggies for the week. Would love to hear what all of you do during the holiday season.  If you are like me and put too much on yourself try going through that list and see what really matters and what can be cut out so you can enjoy more time with friends and family and time for yourself. ❤️ 

Ok so on to the project at hand. I used just 2 stencils to make 6 festive art cards. The other stencil I used is the Holiday Stencil By MaryBeth Shaw. 

And the second stencil is Military Stars by June Pfaff Daley. 


So start with a piece of cardboard cut to the size you would like. I had some in my stash I think they are 2-1/2″ x3-1/2inchs. Add a layer of whit gesso 

Then once they were dry I took a sheet of old book paper and tore strips to add to each card and adhered it with some Golden Heavy Gel Matte Medium 



Let them dry before the next step or use a heat gun. 

Next I took the stars stencil and some Postbox red dylusions spray and with all 6 cards placed close together I sprayed the ink, moved the stencil to the other side and sprayed again. This is not being precise just getting some color and a layer  down for the back ground. 



Now I took my Holiday Stencil and I had already cut them apart into the individual stencils for easier use and selected 2 I wanted to use:  a tree and one that reminds me of retro branch from a pine tree. I applied the texture paste over the stencils with a palette knife. 



Now I added a strip of glitter washi tape to the bottom of each. I used the matte medium to adhere it to be sure it would stay. If you don’t have any you could add some ribbon or a strip of patterned paper. 


Once they were dry in went in with some green (Mowed Lawn ) distress spray. Adding another layer of color to the main focal points 

Once they were a little dry but not completely I went  in with some mica powers. The first was this mint green and just dusted it on with a dry paint brush on  my focal points and wow what great shimmer ! 


Then I used a rust which is more of a brown color to add some accents and grunge it up a bit. 

Then on each card I added some of the heavy gel matte medium to random spots and pressed in some ruby glass beads. 

Then while the medium was still wet I took a pinch of distress glitter in vintage photo and held the card over my trash can and just sprinkled the glitter around where the beads were and tapped it off to get off any access 



I used my brown archival ink pad and a foam brush to ink the edges of each card as well as on the edges of the textured focal points. 

I took some white gesso with my fingers and added a bit in random areas and also took the back of a paintbrush to add some white dots. 

When every thing was dry I took a black sharpie and wrote Joy, Peace or love on each of the cards. I could have used a stamp but if you plan to stamp do this in the beginning because once you have all that texture on there you will have a hard time getting in there with stamp and getting a clear image. 

Here are some close ups of the completed cards 



I posted lots of final pics hoping to get some good angles so you could just see the beautiful shimmer on these. 

These could easily be turned into tags by punching the top of the card and adding a ribbon or turned into a holiday card by adhering them to the front of a blank card. 

Follow me on Instagram, I will be having a huge give away once I reach 1300 followers and I’m soooo close 🙂 

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and as always your comments mean so very much to me if you have time to leave me a comment it will be cherished ❤️.