Sunday, August 24, 2014

VLVS! and StencilGirl

We are swappppppin' between Viva Las VegaStamps! and StencilGirl Products!


For one week we'll be posting projects on tons of designer blogs using both VLVS! pink rubber stamps and StencilGirl stencils! We encourage you to hop along each day (we've spread it out so there's not so much each day) and be inspired, leave some love for each person, and maybe pick up a tip or two! If you can find the time to comment you'll be entered to win one of two superb prizes.


Both prizes include $25 worth of rubber from VLVS! and $25 worth of stencils. BOOYA!

Today's hop list looks like this :
StencilGirl Talk
Mary Beth Shaw
Mary C. Nasser
DeeDee Catron
Glenda Tkalac
Viva Las VegaStamps!


And here's my project to inspire your little creative heart:


To start with I'd like to share the following video that demonstrates stenciling, stamping and combining the two using the Stitch a Doily Stencil from StencilGirl and Dictionary Page Stamp from VLVS!:



After the background was dried both paint and stamping I got out some brand new Lindy's Stamp Gang magicals, they literally arrived on my doorstep yesterday. I added color to my background using the Time Traveler Teal. I adhered the tag to some watercolor paper and trimmed it down. There's a bit of stitching around the edge and then.. onto more layers!



Before I got too busy with layering, I knew I needed a great center piece. I have recently molded this stunning lion face using my Amazing Mold Putty, and figured he'd be JUST.PERFECT. So I cast him in Amazing Casting Resin and gave him an aged look with black acrylic paint. THEN I got to layering.



Below my lion focal point is a mini tag and die cut piece from Nature Walk (7 Dots Studio), May Arts Crochet ribbon, Prima canvas, flower layers and engraver brad, cheesecloth, thread, UmWowStudio Wild Lilies chipboard (covered in gesso and distress ink), vintage measuring tape, Heidi Swapp arrow, staples and paper clip.




You can see in the bottom left corner the French Writing background stamp from VLVS! and a good detailed shot of the stenciling and stamping. As a final bit o' goodness I trimmed up a piece of Nature Walk and stamped Wanderlust in archival ink. A bit more stitching to secure it and DONE. ♥ A few other supplies not mentioned yet : Gesso, palette knife, Sizzix Tim Holtz tag die and 9Th Wave collection by 7 Dots Studio.

Don't forget you're onto Glenda Tkalac Next! Hope you found some useful stuff here today :)

84 comments:

  1. Wow! It's stunning!
    Nataliya - sistercraft (at) mail (dot) ru

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  2. Wow, this is so interesting. Looking at it I love the layers, the color, the bit of grunge and the lace, wow. Love that embellishment too.

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  3. Dee Dee, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love your combination of colors and textures!
    Delightful!

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  4. Fun, fun, fun tag! like the idea of stamping words through a stencil.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  5. Ohhh...I love that dictionary page stamp! Very useful for so many things! Nice project!

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  6. Hi DeeDee! Thank you so much for using our stencils :) I really love how your tutorial shows the idea of putting the stencil back over the previously stenciled area. That is something I always like to remind people to do!! Well done. And super cool tag.

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  7. What a fun tag! Thanks so much for sharing! Love the colors of the blue and black, very inspiring.

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  8. Beautiful project. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

    darlenemarieanne@gmail.com

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  9. Love your style! What a beautiful use of products!

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  10. is amazing, the color is one of my favorites! thanks for showing how do you do!

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  11. Beautiful tag! I love the idea of stamping through a stencil. Will have to try it. Thanks for the tutorial!
    deardeniseh@yahoo.com

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  12. Wow! Gorgeous color. I love this layout and the details and layering--everything! Excellent!!!

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  13. This is awesome! I love all your layers... such great depth and interest! And your lion is too cool!

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  14. Awesome tag! I love all the layers and texture.

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  15. Very cool DeeDee! Never think to stamp through the stencil. Great piece.

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  16. thanks for sharing lovely work
    manicros@hotmail.co.uk

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  17. Wonderful mixed media tag! Thanks for sharing your video.
    puffinliz at yahoo.com

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  18. Love all the different techniques you used here!

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  19. Love the different embellishments - the lace, the measuring tape. The lion's head is amazing.
    He looks so antique. thanks for sharing a beautiful project.

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  20. Spooky and beautiful at the same time. Clever you. LOVE that dictionary page stamp.

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  21. DeeDee your tag is beautiful! Thank you so much for the video tutorial and playing with us at StencilGirl this week!!!!

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  22. Love the use of color! Lindy's are the best and give such a unique spin on mixed media projects. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful tag!

    nayamcd@gmail.com

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  23. Very interesting and well-detailed artwork -- thanks for sharing it with us!

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  24. This is stunning and lion does form a perfect focal point. Really love your style Dee Dee!

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  25. Beautiful tag and use of stencil and stamp.

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  26. The video was great! I love the colors and embellishments. So creative!

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  27. DeeDee, I love your use of texture and I can't wait to try the stamp thru stencil technique. Thanks for the amazing inspiration.

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  28. Texture and detail and color. Great job.

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  29. Thank you SO much for the video! So fun! Love all the colors and pieces you used together. Beautiful!

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  30. I just love how you layer, what an amazing tag!

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  31. Very very cool! I love how you used so many elements and made unique and cohesive design. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  32. I am really like the stamps that I see!! that tone of blue is stunning.

    heifer21 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  33. Great ideas and I love the results. conniend (at) midco (dot net)

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  34. This looks like it was fun to put together and I love the color.

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  35. Love the colors - and I've always loved Viva Las Vegas Stamps! eileenlaurette (at) gmail (dot com)

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  36. It's great! Thanks for the video!

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  37. That is soooo pretty! I enjoyed your video (and sat here drooling over your beautiful stamps) and I love your attitude to creating. The finished tag has so many great details. The antiqued lions head looks right at home on top.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely work and great tutorial. Lots of good tips. :)

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  38. I would love to use your stamps with my gelli plate and Stencil Girl stencils, I love to combine lots of products together and see what I can create!

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  39. You've packed a lot on there!! Looks cool!\
    rozwillster (at) gmail (dot com)

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  40. Love! Great colors and I really like the bits of thread dangling off the ends. So much to see here. Off to peek again.

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  41. Gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity

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  42. Beautiful tag! Thanks for the video and sharing those techniques! I placed an order yesterday and can't wait to get my stamps!!

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  43. Love this look! Thanks so much for sharing it!! ;-)

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  44. Interesting technique using the stencil as a mask and stamping over it. That molded lion's head is RAD!

    sallee.haerr (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. Great tutorial ... thanks, DeeDee - quite helpful.
    SuZeQ

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  46. I really love how you put the stencil back over the previously stenciled area. Such a cool technique to add visual depth. Your tag is wonderful- the lion face is super cool!
    msmith2illustration (at) gmail (dot com)

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  47. Thanks for the tutorial! Great tips!

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  48. LOVE your creation and the colors! great job!

    vmarquis(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. I love stitching on paper! Your tag is great and a great addition of the lions head!

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  50. Great colors, thanks for the inspiration

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  51. Nothing like a giveaway...nothing like seeing great art being made too! What I see I'd love to get my hands into. So many great ideas that I'd love to try for the first time. Thank you so much for the chance to win great art supplies. Wishing everyone the best of luck! My email address is:
    italmama6060 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  52. Wow great tutorial video! Love the finished prize!!

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  53. I love tags! the use of stencils paint and stamps is so great for the background. the embellishments are so the focal point

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  54. I really like the Lion's face - it sets the whole piece off really well. Isn't it funny how sometimes we make something just cos we can, then all of a sudden it's perfect in a project - it's like our subconscious knows....
    cathsheard (at) xtra (dot) co (dot) nz

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  55. Oh yes this is really beautiful! I definitely have the wunderlust spirit :-)

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  56. Thanks for the inspiring video! This tag is so beautiful:)

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  57. Stamping through the stencil is interesting. I will try it...bea

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  58. this is one gorgeous tag!! Thanks so much for the generous giveaways!

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  59. Superb! What richness you've created!

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  60. thank you for the tutorial! Love the colors you used.....

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  61. Very cute! Love all the bits and bobs.

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  62. Woah, you made that lion head from scratch?!!! You are my new hero!!! I LOVE this tag--It's YUMMY factor is off the charts!!! The trims and textures and interesting details, it's all so wonderful!! Thanks for sharing this incredible little gem with us, it's ultra inspiring and beautiful!!

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  63. DeeDee! Lovely! I love how your tag turned out - the layers, colors - all of it is beautiful! Thank you!

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  64. Very cool tag, DeeDee! Love the layers of texture!

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