Get Messy? Yes, that is the challenge for the Craft Hoarders and StencilGirl Products blog hop! In the spirit of Craft Hoarders I used up some of my hoarded items. But I was quite surprised by what went through my head as I made this art journal page…and there’s great giveaway info at the end of this post too.
In the video, I make 2 background papers and this is the one I had intended to use. Didn’t even take a photo of the other…guess which one I ended up using? The other one, of course.
I used that other paper to make this painted flower with Maria McGuire’s Doodle It Dahlia. Those gems, they were something I was hoarding. As I used it for the first time, all I kept thinking was, “What if I run out?”
Really? This was crazy because if I ran out of those then I’d find something else in my stash to do it. Then I realized how this little bit of bling was not going to use up the entire roll of gem tape that I had.
The other thing I realized is how dangerous it is to put glitter in my hands. The urge to sparkle every square inch of this art journal page was strong. The kind of sparkle that you would expect a 5 year old to do if you gave them a bottle of glitter glue…I did contain myself but fair warning….I might not next time….
Watch Using up some of my stash in an art journal on YouTube.
What would a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY??!!!
StencilGirl Products will be picking FIVE winners this week–one from each day! I know it is already Thursday so if you missed the first 3 days, never fear! You have until Sunday, June 22nd at 11:59pm Central Time to leave your comments to be entered to win. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN! One comment per blog please. Looking for the blogs from other days of the week? Check out the posts from those days over at StencilGirl Talk.
Here are Thursday’s blogs:
- Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog
- Gloria Stengel
- Jan Marie Ennenga
- Karen Zueger
- StencilGirl Talk Blog
- Carolyn Dube- You’re here!
- Maria McGuire
- Doodle It Dahlia stencil
- Uplifting Words stencil
- Heavy bodied white paint
- Spray Inks
What a great page, lovely colors, a fab stencil and just enough sparkle.
Always a joy seeing you create, makes me wanted to get it wright away.
Fun, fun. Glitter in your hands can be a dangerous thng indeed. xox
as always your videos are so entertaining and inspiring love your work what ever you do
It’s so hard to use those hoarded items…..:P
I’d love a chance to win!
Delightful journal page and video, Carolyn! 🙂
Carolyn you are so hysterical! Not only that, we seem to share the same internal voice 🙂
Hey, if you run out you can always buy more!
And that would be such a great thing to have to go buy more!
Carolyn, now you gave me a good idea, I need to use up my stuff and than just get some new all over again and again, sort of a new addiction instead of hoarding getting new, lol fun 😉 my hubby will kill me…
Simple but effective!
WHAT A FABULOUS VIDEO!!! LOL I SO want some of those stencils after watching YOU! 😀 WHAT TOTAL FUN!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS for showing us! 🙂 (BEAUTIFUL WORK!)
Thanks for sharing your wonderful tutorial:) Love the stencils and sparkly journal page!
Using up the stash is a great idea but I seem to just keep adding to mine.
I loved the page. The shading on the background is beautiful. The colors are soft and pretty. They really make the “flowers” pop. The lace at the bottom is great.
Loved the soft blingyness 🙂
Just FAB!! Love how you used the whole word stencil!! And, bling…who knew you loved bling….LOL
Love this. Great video and your page is fantastic.
Thanks for hopping with us.
WOW, great video, I need to pick up some ribbon, great idea. Love the project!!!!
I think this is the first time I have ever seen you use blingage! Amazing! I enjoy you so much, I think we would be fast friends if we ever met. Anyway, thanks for the inspiration!
Very pretty journal page, Carolyn! I think I need to add Fabio sprays to my stash. They seem less sparkly and more matte. … is that correct?
They have both sparkly and matte…I used the matte ones for this post. Hope that helps!
Oh, this is soooo pretty! I love the way you split your stenciled flower(the background paper is gorgeous, BTW) and I love that you wrote the sentiment in glitter glue! Just so fun. The lace adds wonderful texture and design, too. Thanks so much for hopping with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!
Oh Carolyn! You are so fun to watch and listen to. I love your page and video. So makes me happy. Do you have on on procrastinating? The inner critic saved me but now, I am procrastinating!
So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!
Two great stencils come together for a beautiful project!!!! Use up those supplies!!! I said the exact same things in my head when I was doing mine 🙂
Love the purple, design and tutorial!!
Lovely…….so very lovely. The colors are absolutely beautiful and love how you did those long-hoarded gems on the flower. It really adds. But I totally know that scary thought of “what if I run out???!!” Ha. Sometimes the biggest hurdle in using my stash is *me*. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!!
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Gorgeous page, and I love it that your head is as crazy as is mine…never enough – stash or sparkles!
haha… no, no, don’t use it… you might want it later…. that cracked me up in your video! I have said the exact same thing before and about a LOT of stuff. Thanks for the inspiration to use up my “stuff”. Your page is GREAT… beautiful colors!
“Let Your Soul Sparkle” — what a great phrase! It’s a perfect fit with your gorgeous artwork!
really nice project. love the dahlia. Have a great day
I love that you got the glitter out! This turned out so fun… and I’m with you on the hoarding mentality. It’s not like I won’t find something else if I use up all of one supply. lol. Way to use the bling!
My fav colours! Beautiful work!
Love this one!
I love the lace idea on paper! You go buy more now!
Ha! I have a ton of bling waiting to be used up. Thanks for the inspiration, Carolyn.
I love my Lindys sprays, they are so sparkly (the glimmer sprays).
Carolyn another Fab-O video that is truly an inspiration. Just makes one want to create!!! You make it look so easy. Love how you “used” stuff you thought you should save. I have that problem too. BUT after seeing you go for it, who knows! TFS :0)
Awesome tutorial! Love your page! Thanks for the inspiration!
Wonderful Art Journal page…love the glitter and the flowers are amazing.
Did you lose your paints? No fluorescent green, pink, yellow? No electric blue?? Who are you and what have you done with my friend CD?
I forgot to say how totally STUNNING this is. Show that range, more, woman. Love!
Hoarding or collecting? I love being able to shop among my own supplies. Saves on gas! But sometimes I do have to ask myself why I bought certain things. You created a great page with old and forgotten supplies. You are so imaginative!
Carolyn, I love your journal cover. Love all the textures and the colors. Thanks for the tutorial and thanks for joining the blog hop with Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!
This is so pretty! I love the sprayed background, such pretty colors.
Oh my, you’ve amazed me again. Simply beautiful. Way way less than you usually put on a page, but Oh so pretty. Love the stencil and love the glitter. Amazed you were able to restrain yourself! LOL
You crack me up about using your stash!! If it gets used, that’s great but the work you are doing is “Priceless”! I love it, too!
As always, Carolyn, you inspire me. I love how you just create without any stress…just bop along doing your thing and whatever you happen to be creating at the time becomes a work of art. I look forward to your tutorials during the week. Stencil Girl stencils are my fave.
So after “seeing” your stash…I think you need at least 50 more projects to make a dent! 🙂
Love the dahlia and the glitter; would love to see you use more glitter on one of your pages. Now I need to dig out my spray inks and my collection of bling jewels
I like this journal.
I LOVE ALL YOUR TUTORIALS. YOUR INSTRUCTION IS PERFECT AND ALWAYS TO THE POINT. LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE INSPIRATION FROM YOU. THANK YOU, YOUR FAN, CLAUDIA
#use #that #stuff
What a great project! Love your video and doesn’t it feel good to use some of your hoard! Thanks for hopping with us!
Love the colours and the stencils. Such fun to watch. I love the ‘go for it’ attitude.
Carolyn you have a beautiful and amazing page!
A very good lesson, I need to use all that paper and stuff I don’t use!
As always, not just visual inspiration but also a call to action …
I saw you using a StencilGirl stencil on your video on Diana Trout’s blog. Fun!
So soft and pretty! Thanks for sharing the video! And thanks for being part of the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop!
Beautiful and fun to use up some of those “stash” items. Thank you for sharing, Joyce
Love the page and the hilarious comment of wanting to sprinkle glitter on every square inch! Your projects are always beautiful and so is the person who shines out through the posts! Thanks again for sharing!
A woman can never have too much glitter! I so love your artwork, your stencil girl stencils and your generosity with posting how to videos on you tube. Thank you!
love the bling – I hoard sparkly stuff too
I want to wear this page, Carolyn!
I absolutely love this, Carolyn. So simple and elegant.
So beautiful Carolyn!! And as always- the best tuts!! “)
I always love your work! And I so know those voices – do use it! You’ll run out! Thanks for the reality check!
Carolyn, my brain has been saying the same thing to me for many decades, yes decades. Hence, I have hoards, I mean tons of stuff that I was afraid to use or cut into. Now at my advanced age I am finally telling me brain to just shut up! I love what you created. Glad you quieted your hoarders voice long enough to finish. LOL
Wonderful way to use up some of your stash! Lovely page and a fab tute!
So very pretty!! Love the colors, the sparkle and the layers! Beautiful work!!
Loved this and all your great vids…keep me smilin’!
This is great, Carolyn! You never fail to inspire me – ever!
Hi Carolyn 🙂 Your project is simply beautiful. Very clean way to use some bling without going overboard with it! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!