Thursday, May 26, 2016

StencilGirl Throwback Thursday

Welcome to the first ever StencilGirl Throwback Thursday!
Makes me smile to be back playing with the StencilGirl Team.
Today I'm working with two of the very first stencils that I designed for StencilGirl.
When I look back now I can see that I came a very long way in my stencil design...still, these two both have very special places in my heart and I still use them on a regular basis. I decided to use them in a more simplistic form today to show what you can make with just some pens, dictionary paper and maybe a little paint.
I got my inspiration from two pieces I did on dictionary paper with these stencils. I can't just sit at night, I'm always doing some kind of doodle or stitching.
For the new art journal pages I started in the same way....just making pieces to use.
To start my first layout, I used parts of Stitch a Greek Medallion. This was the first stencil I ever designed :) Just a little gold paint, who doesn't love gold against black! Then I laid my pieces out. I did the same with the Stitch a Circle stencil.

Here is the outcome after some doodling:
This is another where I doodled onto a piece of cardstock and then cut it out and glued in my journal and then doodled.

If you would like to see some other ways I have used these stencils just click on the photos below for the posts:


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Stitch a Greek Border

Stitch a Circle
Sweet Gum Balls
Dia Muertos Mask
Art is Good for You

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78 comments :

  1. The stencil on top of the book paper is gorgeous!

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  2. Love your stencils, Maria! Lovely projects, especially the one you did of the medallion on the book paper. :) Thanks for the opportunity to win your beautiful stencils! :)

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  3. Hi Maria, wish we saw more of you and your lovely creations! I love these, feeling very inspired. Your Greek is still one of my favorites!

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  4. Love all of these. The stitch a circle stencil is high on my "need" list!

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  5. Wow! Wow! Wow! So many amazing and beautiful creations, Maria! You are such an inspiration!! xo

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  6. So inspiring! Can't wait to use my stencils in a new way! Thanks for TBT 🤗

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  7. Love the what you created with these!
    Ldobry6 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. Love the what you created with these!
    Ldobry6 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  9. Making the petals into a flower is wonderful but I really like those circles.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  10. love what you did with the stencils, the pink on gold beautiful

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  12. Your stencils are always among my favorites!

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  13. I love how you turn that one into a flower! Very clever :)
    freemantj10 (at) yahoo (dot com)

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  14. These are awesome Maria! LOVE what you've done with these! And now I'm wondering why I don't have your Stitch a Greek Medallion stencil yet (putting on to-do list to rectify :D) So glad you were able to join us for the hop!

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  15. How very creative you are! I'd say your night time doodling has paid off! This is gorgeous!!!

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  17. These look fun! Like I said on the other sites....Stencils make my world a better place! Thank you!

    lorquil3(at)gmail(dot com)

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  18. I love the Greek boarder stencil and never thought to used it like this. Thanks!

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  19. I love the circle stencils. You put this page together in such an interesting way!

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  20. Such exciting projects! Makes me want to try everything at once! Maria, you're great!

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  21. I love the idea of stenciling on printed pages - LOL I never had thought of that before! Thanks for continuing and ongoing inspiration.
    lisa(at)horseconsulting(dotcom)

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  22. Love bringing out the old!! As much fun as seeing new releases. mcsuetexas(at) yahoo(dot)com

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  23. Nice! I am inspired by the embroidery. sltresso (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  24. Love the use of dictionary paper! browpr (at) gmail (dotcom)

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  25. Really love the stencils. Thanks for the good ideas

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  26. It is always fun to see new ways to use stencils and I love yours! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  27. As always Maria, I love your artwork using your Stencil Girl stencils. suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

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  28. Can't make it to Greece but your Greek stencils could help me to dream!

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  29. I love seeing how you combine the pieces in such different arrangements.

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  30. I love those circles! Your artwork inspires me to play.
    kateives56 (at) tpg (dot com) (dot au)

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  31. Love this stencils and your creation are amazing. Thanks for all the inspiration.

    dreamsembellished@gmail.com

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  32. Love the stencils you used and love the idea of stenciling, cutting, and then adding to the art. XO
    juliembear@msn.com

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  33. Love that Grecian theme. I"m new to stencils and love seeing your art.

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  34. I just love the Stitch a Greek Medallion Stencil!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    Aliogator (at) aol (dot) com

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  35. WOW! Maria love these stencils. you always inspire me. ( your butterfly stencil is still my favorite)
    Alisabarott (at) gmail (dot) com

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  37. I especially like the touch of gold and the medallion - adds that extra touch!
    Pat Howard

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  38. Lovely layouts!!! Coriegochicoa at gmail dot com

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  39. I love the Stitch a Circle stencil. I have put it on my wish list and I am hoping someone will get it for me on my birthday (coming up in June).

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  40. Awesome projects and fantastic stencils , as always !

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  41. The colors are amazing. The blogs always give me inspiration. msshoub@gmail.com

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  42. So excited to work with my new stencilgirl stencils this long weekend. Thank you for the inspiration!!! <3
    creatrix777 (at) gmail (dot com)

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  43. I luv the stenciled pieces in print. Thanks! kittenkohl at gmail dot com.

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  44. what fun! I love how you can use bits and parts of your stencils to create something yet again different. And thank you for reminding me that parts can also be used to create a pattern which is an altogether new look! Yay!

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  45. Beautiful stencils and thank you for sharing some neat projects using them!

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  46. Those are great ideas for using stencils in different ways!
    alhrobkin (at) aol (dot com)

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  47. I love the look of stenciling on a book page. Beautiful stencils. Jilldmcdowell(at)gmail(dot on)

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  48. I love the arangement of the circles. I love circles and the floral design is my favorite. I can look at floral designs forever. Thanks

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  49. Forgot my e-mail. claretbelle7(at)gmail(dot com)

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  50. Excellent ideas, always a new way to look at things
    Bevtextart (at) btinternet (dot com)

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  51. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

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  52. Love how you used the stencil on the dictionary pages & cut out! I love stencils & use them often. Thanks for the chance.

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  53. I love what you did with your stencils & the dictionary paper, which I also love.
    Sincere "Thanks" for the opportunity to win your design.
    dawnsbeach63@gmail.com

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  54. I have eyeballed your circle stencil for quite some time. I really love the idea of the gold on black - so stunning. Thanks for sharing your creativity - it is inspiring to me!

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  55. I love how you used these stencils.
    adlopez77(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. So many great stencils. Love how you've used them in inventive ways.

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  57. Love how you made the flower out of the ovals.
    Amazing what you can do when just cutting off
    a small section of a piece and adding them
    together into a circle.
    Beautiful
    thanks for sharing.

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  58. what creative ways to use the stencil!!

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  59. Love how you layered the stencils and the dictionary paper with the black and gold! So striking!

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    1. Maria - I prefer not to have my email address in public comments. i can be found on IG @anlinadesignsdolls. Thanks!

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  60. LOVE every single bit of Maria's work <3 My heart fluttered when she used book pages w text!! Great colors with gold and black to anchor...just stunning :)

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  61. stunning pages, thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win :) kathed (at) gmail (dot com)

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  62. Love what you did with these stencils. I have looked at them, but never sure how to use them. bethinil2003 (at)yahoo(dot)com

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  63. Love these stencils. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Annie daskala(at)zeelandnet(dot)nl

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  64. Drooling over your fab art and stencils! Would love the chance to win! asweetjewel(at)gmail (dot com)

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  65. Very creative use of the stencils! Thank you for a chance to win!
    Tripster1_2000(at)yahoo(dot com)

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  66. I love the way you take a whole, cut it into s eparate parts, then make an entirely different whole. Great idea. I am going to copy that!! :o)

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  67. I like your use of book pages for stenciling and layering...b

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  68. WOW...just wow....love it all
    de.mamacrystal74 at gmail dot com

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  69. Love the way you used stencils as "puzzle pieces" . Your work is lovely.

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  70. These stencils never go out of style! Awesome!!
    hennies.pennies@yahoo.com

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  71. I just love the stitch a circle stencil. It creates such lovely results

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