Friday, November 22, 2013

Garden Swirls and Layered Salad with Kiki

Time for another StencilGirls Talk Blog Hop.
 
The double Journal Page below is the result of several layers with 2 gorgeous stencils and lots of Sprays, Inks, Stamps and Pens.
 
Kinda Funky fun!
 
 
 
I started with the large Dylusions Journal and Dyan's Sprays.
 
Then I used the  Garden Swirl and Layered Salad stencils by Terri Stegmiller.
 
 
 
9x12 Garden Swirl L147

 
6x6 Layered Salad Stencil S111
 
 
This shows some of the Distress Inks over the sprays as well as a bit of the white pen.
 
I wanted MORE color, so at this stage I also added brighter colors such as Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry Distress inks to fill in and brighten things up.

 
I used various Borders, Swirls and Splats stamps from The Artistic Stamper and more stenciling using white paint.
 
 
I really love the way the white paint picks up the color of the inks and lets you see the layers underneath!!! VERY cool IMHO!
 
I just continue to add Glaze Pens and Sharpie Poster Paint Pens.


I wanted a focal point, so I felt the gorgeous Kiki from Neil Walker that I'd stamped and colored earlier would be perfect in this "garden" atmosphere.
 
So I cut her out and glued her into place.
 
A perfect combination I think.
 
The last thing I do is use markers to add more subtle tones to some areas of white and shadows to make other spots jump out a tad.
 
That's it for me. Don't forget to leave a comment here and jump to all the other blogs playing along today. Each comment enters you into the drawing that ends Nov. 24th 11:59 PM Central Time.
 
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104 comments:

Edie said...

I really really like the colors in this. When I try to layer so many it gets too "mixed together" for me... more to aspire to! Thanks for showing me it can be done!

Helen said...

I absolutely love this page, Linda, such beautiful vibrant colours (for a very cold November morning!) and the white really makes the colours zing at you.

Linda Cain said...

Start with light colors, and then if it gets dark, add the white paint or pen! It brightens up like you wouldn't believe!

L.

Ruth L said...

Lovely colorful background, and the white looks fabulous on top of it!

jojo79 said...

Love the colours, and the white over the top makes it paint.

Jo

Giggles said...

Beautiful, full of wonderful depth and color!!

Hugs Giggles

chuewanita said...

WOW Linda!!! So many layers and with just 2 main stencils!! Love the colors and ALL the pen and paint work!!

chuewanita said...

AKA: Lisa

Jacqui Blondel said...

Love it Linda. So colourful. Love the white paint and that stamp is fabulous

Linda Kittmer said...

Linda, this is incredible. I love the bright colour contrasted with all the white.

Jennifer Neuman said...

Your layering is just amazing! Love the white on top of all the color. Thanks for sharing!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

your use of white really kicks it up Linda. Love it. xox

Valerie Gilreath said...

What a beautiful, intricate journal spread! I love it.

Elaine A said...

This is GORGEOUS Linda! I love all the layers. Awesome piece!

Elaine Allen

Julie Steed said...

Wow! You've shown how layering and lots of color can work. Fabulous page, Linda! Talk about eye candy... yum.

Connie said...

What beautiful work and thank you for explaining all the steps you took!!

Gill said...

Fabulous!
I love the layered salad stencil!

Carolyn Dube said...

Love this! And love that you wanted more color!

Jessica Sporn said...

beautiful build up of color and texture.

Judy Shea said...

Linda.. those layers.. wants me to jump right in. Love this so much.

Jane Martin said...

Linda, love all the layers.. and the white really makes the colors pop!

alteredstatesstudio said...

wow- love this colorful journal page! great use of whites!

Jane Thorn said...

I love the building up of layers & colour, each adding to the fantastic finished article. Lovely. Special colours.

Suzy said...

Wow! All I can say is WOW WOW WOW!!! This is fantastic layering and color with Terri's stencils! The white really pops the colors and adds dimension to your work. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Janet said...

Wow! Vibrant and Gorgeous!!! Absolutely Love it!

MB Shaw said...

So beautiful. That white pen takes it to another level. Just lovely.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Simply gorgeous!

Unknown said...

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LOC said...

Once again...a beautiful page. Don't you ever call what you do, "Just a journal page." :)

Caroline D. said...

It always amazes me how so many layers of colors and shapes come together in the end to make a gorgeous piece!! Your page is Gorgeous.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

This is just gorgeous ! Love the colours and multi use of everything :)

GCgirl said...

The stencils and layers are Fabulous...love your use of color and white paint!

Jean said...

Love the layers of color and stencils! Beautiful!

patchouli moon studio said...

I love how you used the stencils and the colors you chose. Beautiful!

kathyinozarks said...

I love your piece-looks like so much fun too
Kathy

ncurryartiste said...

I visited yours first because I was so excited about the sneak peek. Unfortunately I was on my husband's new ipad so it wouldn't let me comment. Love it. Every element went together perfectly.

Sheri said...

love the journal page. love the bright colors.

Anonymous said...

Love the white! Beautiful!
CE Pertuit

Jo Murray said...

The layering makes these pages just soooooo luscious. What a great use of the stencils.

Denise Spillane said...

Wonderful project, can't wait to try

Janis said...

This is soooooooooooo gorgeous. Love how you layered and layered and layered. Such depth and glorious color.
<3 J

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Carol Q said...

love Teri's stencils Linda. As always your colour scheme is delectable!

Terri Stegmiller said...

Oh My Gawsh! I'm just loving all the layers on this! Beautiful! Thank you Linda!

janice said...

Love the design and the colors.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Oh, Linda, this is funky fun!
What wonderful luscious layers of color!

Heidi Orndorff said...

Love all the colors & layers ~ just gorgeous!

Createology said...

Amazing and lovely colors you have obtained using Terri's stencils. This takes me to the 60's with the tye-dye colors and flowers and powerful vibe. Thanks for hopping. Creative Bliss...

Marsha said...

Wow! What a wonderful use of the stencils. Your colors are gorgeous and you have a great sense of design. Thanks for sharing!

Robin in WNC said...

Love your use of these two stencils. You use great colors in you work, thank you for sharing

nelda said...

I love the bright Dylusion colors you used and what an amazing amount of layering you were able to do!

Quilt Rat said...

WOW!!!! This is brilliant! I just HAVE to learn how to do this!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Since I don't draw I think stencils are the best way to still be able to enjoy artistic endeavors. Thanks for the fun.

Smiles,
Kelly

Teresa said...

This is awesome - I just love all your bright colors and the depth you have in this piece! Thanks for the chance to win some stencils!

Maria McGuire said...

Amazing use of stencils and color!!!!

Vicki Miller said...

So much luscious layering and colour

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your rich pages, Linda! The garden swirl looks like something I need in my toolbox... what a fabulous background!

smokeysmom said...

Oh, those are my two favorite stencils! I love how your journal pages turned out! Those stencils make terrific backgrounds. Thanks for sharing your art:)

Phyrie said...

Uh oh, I'm going to have to order new stencils. Those are GREAT! I love your use of lots of colour here. Very fresh and bright. Lovely!

Amante del Papel said...

I love this page, is Great!!! the color are amazing!!!!

Robin said...

Your use of color and composition are wonderful. I've been following your blog for awhile, and I think you are amazing! This piece is fantastic!

deborah wolff said...

Your colors are amazing! And the white enhances the entire piece. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Wow, love what you did on these journal pages. The color is so vibrant. Linda E.

Cindy Peterson said...

What amazing use of color. You have used the stencils to such great effect and created an lovely piece.

Leslie Tucker Jenison said...

What a beautiful array of colors!

Bluefrog32 said...

Beautiful work, every color of the rainbow and more!

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

OMG!! Give me COLOR!! COLOR sends me FLYING and makes my heart SMILE!! This project of your does just that for me LINDA!! Love your work.. these projects look fun to create... over and over again!! Would love to own these stencils!! TFS!!

Kathi said...

Wow. This is gorgeous! I love the layered colors and patterns you achieved. The white accents make the colors just "pop". I also love that funky image. She looks just perfect on your pages!

KYCrafter said...

LOVE this!!! I think your use of the great colors with the stencils is genius!! thanks for the inspiration!

Deborah said...

Love the fantasy look, Linda!

Randi said...

Eyecatching!

Barbara Burns said...

Beautiful colors and layout! Great tutorial!!! Thank you so much!!!

Jamie Lynn said...

Wow, vibrant and love how the white plays so well with everyone

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Debby said...

Very cool pages. Love how the white pops over all of the color!

mama mia said...

Great colors! Fun to look at on this snowy day! Thanks for sharing

suzieq23 said...

As always love your art. The colors are gorgeous! Color is my favorite word.

Jackie said...

Totally FABULOUS Linda! Brilliant using the white over the top of the colors- you made it all POP so beautifully! LOVE!

Mary said...

love the way you combined the two stencils and oh the beautiful colors ~ thanks so much
Mary

cal8007 said...

Linda, thanks for sharing your technique - I love how the white really adds to the rest of the page! So colorful!

HelenM said...

very nice. loved the colors and the white pen. thanks for the inspiration

Ms. Knitsalot said...

LoVe the colors...nice job! Thanks for the chance to win.

Textile Recycler said...

OO wee love those colors! textilerecycler@yahoo.com

Christine said...

beautiful...love all the different ways these stencils can be used...lots of fun

Cat said...

I love how you used those gorgeous stencils. And as always, I am blown away by the vibrancy of the Dylusions spray inks!

PK Sews said...

I agree with you - perfect combination! The colors in this piece are stunning. Thanks for sharing!

Marijane said...

I love these stencils and they fit your style perfectly!! Beautiful work!

Susan Falkler said...

So so pretty! Love your work.

Lynda said...

Beautiful!!

Tapintoart said...

Wow...awesome!!!!

Lura said...

oh how much i love these stencils and what you did with them. i LOVE, LOVE stencils girls and my goal is to be on the design team someday. you always make such pretty things. thanks for the inspiration. xoxo

CathyB said...

Your two page spread is beautiful! Would live to win the stencils...

CathyB said...

Your two page spread is beautiful! Would live to win the stencils...

RaNae Ellett said...

I love it Linda.....the colors are so vibrant and I just love the stencils, the use of the white paint and pen and shades......just fantastic!

Nancy Lee said...

Wow! Love the colors! Love the layers!
Do you gesso your page first?

Linda Cain said...

No, Nancy Lee, no Gesso here. Just the page in the Dylusions journal itself.

L.

2ne said...

Looks like a lot of fun :-)

Mrs. B said...

You are so creative Linda. Thanks for sharing.

Michele T said...

Gorgeous colours and the layering is magnificent!! Thanks for inspiring!!

Erica said...

Love it! :)

Jane said...

I simply love this. The colors are so wonderfully complex and those pops of white perfectly set off the beauty of the whole. Thank you.

Linda on the Prairie said...

Spectacular colors but the white paint makes them all pop!

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, that is a GORGEOUS page, Kiki looks perfectly at home.

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