I had a piece of messy playful stencil paper that I had just made that was calling to me. Before you ask, yes, the paper did talk to me. When the paint and paper talk I have learned to listen!
I captured how I made this paper and how I used it to get out of my head and into my creative mind/heart for a bonus video for my workshop Stencil Play.
The stencils used are Stitch a Doily, Spinners, and Wonky Eyeballs.
Class officially starts on Monday but I’m not a calendar kind of person it seems. I posted a bonus lesson on Saturday (could’t wait until Monday) and the class is yours forever so it can start whenever you want it to start. And to think I taught calendar time for 10 years to 2nd graders….
And as long as I am having calendar issues I thought I would extend the early bird price another week. I have had so many people ask me to extend it due to paydays (which I understand all too well) that I am extending it for everyone. You can find all the details about Stencil Play here.
In this quick video you can see how I built this card with the Crescent Moon and Stars die from Sizzix and Tim Holtz and used my Xyron 850 (it’s still going strong all these years later!) to make a mixed media card.
You can watch Using stencil paper with a sizzix die on YouTube here.
And the winner of a free spot in my workshop, Stencil Play is Cindy Barriga! If you have already purchased the workshop I’ll refund it to you or you can give it to a friend! Be on the lookout for my email Cindy!
Sharing with Inspire Me Monday, Creative Every Day, Glue It Tuesday, Make It Monday, The Cheerful Stamp Pad and Mandarin Orange Monday.
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what wonderful colors !
Congrats to the luck winner!
I love the colors and ethereal feel of your miniature piece of art. Congratulations to the winner of your class. Blessings!
Congratulations to Cindy!
Love this tutorial and the way you make art fun and easy! 🙂
You are such an inspiration, Carolyn!
Gorgeous card! I love that die cut too!! Might have to find that one! 😉 And congrats to Cindy!
I just signed up for the Stencil Play Workshop. The 18 lessons came to less than $3.30 apiece (22 cents a minute) and well, that’s just too irresistible.
Work is taking up ALL of my weekday days and nights, but I like the idea that I will be able to watch forever and re-watch whenever, and so on and so on.
I’m VERY excited to be “joining” you for this, and well, the new moon and stars video was just what I needed to see to make the decision to sign up.
Anyone else? Remember: You can’t “make” the time. You have to “take” it. =)
Love this, as always! Beautiful card!
Great card and congra to the winner!
Beautiful colors, beautiful card, beautiful idea!
It is lovely! Just what I would like to arrive in my letterbox….very uplifting .
Thanks for sharing it on Mandarin Orange Monday #64
It is absolutely true that paper speaks, that your angels will nudge you to choose certain ideas, and it is always with you. I can remember looking at a page I was creating and I felt someone tell me what was missing or what needed to be changed. It directed me toward images. I tell you, Carolyn, I think it was Picasso. I’ve painting and studied him. He is my favorite. I kept this moment to myself until I heard my art teacher express the same phenomena at a lecture about his work before a very stodgy group of people in a fancy hotel in NYC. I was stunned. I thought I was going crazy to believe that the art would inform me and teach me but now I know it is true. It is what you fill your mind with. If you fill it with images of art and beauty it will respond to your needs.
So nice to know it’s not just me that hears the paint talk…
Your card looks beautiful. Love the colors and the pen around the die cuts is a great touch. Wonderful. Congratulations Cindy on your win.
you are very smart to listen to your papers and paints because they know what they are talking about! you’ve made a wonderful project. thank you for linking up to our stencil challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo
Just lovely -lucky person who receives it .
Congrats to Cindy, lucky gal. Love the colorful joy in your work as always my friend. xox
Fabulous artwork and colors, I saw this on MIM..Loz
This is awesome art. It’s truly fabulous what you’ve done and I adore how it’s totally unique. I saw your post on Make It Monday. Good luck in the challenge! –Gail
Beautiful creation – thanks for sharing the vid. Thank you for sharing this for The Cheerful Stamp Pad 71 ‘let’s stencil’, Hazel, Cheerful stamp pad DT. x
A wonderful creation, love your handmade background. Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.
Happy for you Cindy! Have lots of fun!
Thanks for the tutorial Carolyn.
You do such amazing things in such a short time. Love this card. Thanks for sharing at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.
I’m back to tell you that you are the winner of “Let’s Stencil” challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.! Yep! The random generator picked #9. I will be contacting StencilGirl late tomorrow evening to let them know. (Are there any stencils you don’t have???)
Hi Vicki! That is so nice! I am lucky enough to be able to play with StencilGirl goodies so I would like to share my love of stencils with someone else. Could you please pick another winner?
ok you’re so sweet…It was an honest win…I will post the alternate winner in my winner’s spot at the top of my blog sidebar. BTW I am having so much fun with Stencil Play. Every time we go out in the car, I have my IPad and watch a video while hubby drives.
Congratulations for the Highlight of the week at Create With Joy – Inspire Me Monday!
I love your creative project and thanks for the video tutorial!