Monday, January 18, 2016

Quick Art Journal Backgrounds with StencilGirl Stencils

Happy New Year!
Yes, I know I'm a little late.....
A slow start and now I think I'm finding my way to 2016.
I started my 2016 DLP. My third year and I still love the original format so it is continuing. 
Here I'm playing with some stencils from Gwen Lafleur which you can find HERE.
After I finished my first spread I went to take a photo and it occurred to me that this is something I do often but never show. What I put in this journal is usually not deep thoughts but it is personal so I rarely post unless it is before I start writing and embellishing.

I thought I'd give you a peek at some of the photos I snapped last year along the way. Yes, I have a stencil addiction, most know that already. Yes, I really use them on a almost daily basis. Yes, I will continue to use them. Yes, StencilGirl is my brand of choice. 

I will link each of the stencils...many different StencilGirl artists. 

Web, Celtic Celebration

Faith Cross, Pilgrimage to India

Maltese, Text and Texture

Connected Eyes, Bicycle Borders 

Tall Birds, Connected EyesMB Makes Marks Marker

Broken Circles, Swirly Floral

Doodle It Dream Landscape, Doodle It Geometric Landscape

Web, Stitch a Doily

Butterfly, Ribbons and Circles

Garden Swirl, Square Dance

Mod Ovals and Circles, Greek Key, Squared On

Maybe someday I'll do a video flip through of my book. Then you will see all the other stencils that I used to embellish my weeks. I think this project is the PERFECT mix of documenting my life and art all rolled up in one package!!! It also satisfies the scrapbooker in me :) 

I wish you a healthy and joyful 2016!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!!
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  1. All of these make me happy to see and to "see" you again. Don't feel bad about being late.. I'm way overdue.

  2. Wow, those backgrounds are awesome! It looks like pure happiness without even doing anything else :) Great stencil choices too ;)

  3. This overview of backgrounds is fabulous! Love it!

  4. Hi Maria, so good to see you posting. I love all of your pages and I think I have most of these. Stencils. Don't you love Gwen's new ones? Hope you are having fun.

  5. Love all the art journal pages you've made- and seeing them all together- wow you've been busy arting!!


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