Friday, January 3, 2014

Blog Hop with StencilGirl and Kae Pea

Welcome to the Kae Pea StencilGirl Bloghop!  

I had fun creating a little night scene with stencil and stamps by Kae Pea (Kristen Powers).  I started by covering my canvas (or wood in my case) with musical tissue paper, letting it dry.


I then sketched out a circle from Kae Pea's Simple Geo circle stencil available from StencilGirl Products. It is a great stencil with lots of different size circles!


Once I had the scene sketched, I painted in the sky purple, the moon yellow and wiped away some paint to allow the tissue paper to show through.  


The purple was a little much for me so I added a Pthalo Turquoise over it to make it more "night time" looking. I painted in the grass green.


I then used this lovely stamp from Rubbermoon Stamps (also by Kae Pea) to stamp on this tree to my night time scene using white paint.




I filled in some of the stamp with Raw Umber and colored the stars yellow.  I added some white around the moon to create a "glow".  I then used my thumbs to make two cats.  I don't know why I thought of cats for this, because I don't own any cats, but it just said "cats" to me. 


I fell in love with this stamp from Rubbermoon!  It's kind of their logo and I love it.  I really LOVE the moon and I just love her face here! I knew this was my moon for my painting!


However, once I stamped it on…I realized it was not proportional enough for the moon I painted.  Can you see the faint stamp I tried to rub off?  So I was perplexed.  What could I do? I really wanted my moon to have a face.


 Instead of being able to use this lovely stamp this time, I decided to use it for inspiration and I drew in my moon face.  (my face is not nearly as cute as the stamp but I guess she was the face that was meant to come out in the piece!!) After she was drawn in, I used a palette knife and added in some texture in the grass, filled out my cats and voila ~ a dreamy night scene!


Got to love some purple kitties, eh?



I added a bit of glitter around the moon for some sparkle!  Hope you have a sparkling moon in your future soon!


I then added a quote by ee cummings that says, "yours is the light by which my spirit is born. you are my sun, my moon and all my stars."




I hope you enjoyed! For more free art tutorials visit my website at www.KirstenReedDesigns.com or subscribe to my blog above.  I hope 2014 is a great year for you!

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Be sure to keep hopping along and leave a comment.  Remember EVERY comment on EVERY blog is a chance to win prizes! Woot woot! Giveaways close Friday, January 10th at 11:59 pm.

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157 comments:

  1. So sweet. Love those kitties embracing the moon. xox

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  2. Delightful.Thumb cats!! PURPLE THUMB CATS LOVE ,LOVE IT ALL. Thanks

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  3. This is awesome! It's relatively simple, but looks so deep. Thanks for sharing some problem solving. I love the purple cats and the sparkly moon!

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  4. So cute!! Where did you find the tissue paper?

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    1. I just added in the hyperlink for tissue paper if you click on it ~ should take you right to the kind I purchased! :)

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  5. It is a wonderful canvas and great tutorial!

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  6. So sweet! Your moon face is beautiful. I love the way you integrated the stamps.

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  7. Gorgeous! Loving that sparkle around the moon!

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  8. love your painting! so now I'm looking for musical tissue paper... I never would have thought to make thumbprints into cats! wonderful! and I never saw that ee cummings quote before - it's perfect. so much to learn on this blog hop! thank you for sharing your process.

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    1. Thank you! I am glad you are enjoying and learning!!

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  9. That tree stamp is one of my favs! Where to get the tissue paper? TFS!

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    1. It is a fun stamp! Here is the link where I got the tissue paper.

      http://www.amazon.com/BuyGifts-Music-Note-Tissue-Paper/dp/B00H38KHHS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1388766147&sr=8-3&keywords=gift+tissue+paper+music

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    2. I added in the hyperlink on the first sentence to the paper I bought!

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  10. You really make a great moon face. Love how you just went with it and made it gorgeous, as usual. Night sky and kitties= love.

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    1. Kind of have to just go with it sometimes when we mess up! :))

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  11. That sky is gorgeous and the sparkle ring around the moon is perfect. Love the whole piece.

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    1. Thank you Sara! The purple and blue together really gave it some luscious color, huh? :)

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  12. I love everything about this!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thumb cats…hey, maybe I've started something!!! :))

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  14. Glitter, the perfect 3-d item for everything!

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  15. Love this, purple is my go to color. Good save on the moon face.

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  16. Love this! You have worked that moon and sky into a piece that has surely made the wall! :) I love the purple you used.

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    1. The purple really brings out the magic in the sky doesn't it? Love it when a piece just comes together. Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Great piece...perfect for that quote. Love the process...layer, layer, layer....and your choice of stamps.

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  18. Just beautiful! I love the fact that your piece is overlaid on sheet music. xoxo

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    1. I do love using some music symbols in my art :)

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  19. Thank you for showing all your steps! This is just gorgeous!

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  20. Love it! I think your moon face came out just right ... the stamp would've made it look like the moon was looking out, but your moon is looking down at the kitties. Perfect!

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    1. Oh I never thought of that! Always love getting a new perspective!

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  21. Beautiful scene--by the light of the silvery moon.

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    1. Ah, now I have that song in my head! :)

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  22. Perfect pairing of artwork and quote! Really appreciated your improvising, adapting, problem solving--so authentic:)

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    1. Thank you Sandy, I appreciate your feedback! :)

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  23. Love this piece - wish it was at my house. The face in the moon, the cats watching the world go by, the tree hanging stars - all add to the colors of the background. thanks for the details for making this piece.

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    1. Thank you! I do like the way the sky turned out all blue and purply!

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  24. Kirsten, those purple cats are great! Whether you have cats or not, I think you're right...this piece needed them. I love it!

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  25. Anything made with Kristens moon faces has no chance of being anything but FANTASTIC.

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  26. Just beautiful Kirsten! and in time for this New years new moon!

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    1. Oh how I love staring at the moon ~ thanks for the compliments!

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  27. Thanks for sharing! Love the purple kitties!

    Shawna
    Jsbarts.blogspot.com

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    1. Who doesn't need a purple kitty? :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  28. Aw, the stars, the moon, the kitties,....sigh....just charming!!!! and the verse is perfect!!!

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    1. I do love that quote :)! Thanks for stopping by!

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  29. I love the cats.. appropriate for starry night!

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  30. How absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration!!

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  31. WOW, love your art creation! I cannot wait to play with Kae's fun stencils and stamps.

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  32. Ahhh. So delightful, Kirsten!!
    Love the incorporation of the e.e. cummings poetry with the stamps and stencil! :)

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  33. Very fun...I love quotes mixed with scenes. The wishing tree is a fav of mine, but your kitties made it all happen.

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  34. That tree is one of my favorite Rubbermoon inages! Great canvas project! Love the kitties!

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  35. I love purple and cats - of course they should go together. Yours look content in the big moon night. Thanks for sharing inspiration.

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    1. Thank you! Who doesn't want a purple cat, eh?? ;)

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  36. I love how it all came together in a beautiful scene

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  37. What a wonderful composition, Kirsten! Thanks for sharing the process!

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  38. Another beautiful, inspirational tutorial! So many ideas....where to begin?!

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  39. Purple is my go to color. Love how you saved the face in the sun. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Great piece! Thanks for showing us how you did it!

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  41. Those cats are so clever - I would never have thought of using a thumbprint. What a great project.

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    1. Me neither…sometimes these things just happen in the process! Thanks for stopping by!

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  42. Your beautiful picture is soooo inspirational!!!!!

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  43. Love your project! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  44. I have those stamps and really appreciate your use of them. This is a very colorful layout. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Now you too will have to make a starry night moon scene!

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  45. What a fun piece! I love the glitter around the moon.
    ...Raine

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    1. Glitter and moons just go together, don't they?

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  46. I love the use of text. It gives us a chance to hint at what we were thinking. (Just in case..)

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  47. Kirsten, I just love how you put this together. I love the colors, the cats and did you know that while I was in Kae Pea's shop that I chose those two exact stamps....the tree with the stars and the moon. I haven't ordered them yet, but now that I've seen them I'll have to go back and get them! Great taste!

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    1. Order them and make yourself a moon and star scene! :)

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  48. This is BEAUTIFUL! The kittens are loving the stars.
    The colors just sing! Thank you for sharing.

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  49. I love it!! Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration

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  50. Oh Kristen i Love your canvas, is so beautiful!!!

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  51. Kirsten i lhave tried to leave a comment on your blog twice and it wont seem to 'stick'! I hope 3rd time is a charm! This is so sweet! I LOVE your sweet moon face...and well the kitties under that wishing tree? Just perfect!!

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    1. Sorry you had trouble :((( Glad you love my interpretation of your lovely designs! xx

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  52. Thank you for the awesome details. Beginners like myself really appreciate the work and sharing you do!

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    1. YaY! I am so glad it is helpful to you!

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  53. I like this very much. How clever to use your thumbs for the cats! You gotta love e.e. cummings.

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    1. Yes, I love e.e. cummings….and stars and moons…and dreams!

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  54. I would have NEVER thought of utilizing my thumb to make cats! The stamp you utilized, the tree with the hanging stars, and the cats sitting under it makes my mind race in a direction it usually does not ;.) seeing someone's process, seeing the creativity, and catching a glimpse of a new spark, can make blogs a wonderful place to visit. Thanks!

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    1. I am so glad it sent your mind racing ~ go follow it and create something beautiful!

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  55. LOVE the thumbprint cats!!! Great idea. Love your piece.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  56. This was so much fun scrolling through your process--with each layer I was like, 'wow,' 'yes,' 'wow again!' Love how the moon turned out, loved the colors, loved the cats! Thank you for sharing all the steps. Glad to have the chance to visit here and have subscribed.

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  57. Beautiful colors and the cats are ... well, the cat's pajamas!

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  58. If your cats are anything like my cats, those stars will be the target of clever little paws.

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    1. Yes, I can see where that would be quite tempting for kitties!!! :)

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  59. This is really lovely. I loved seeing how it all come together from beginning to end.

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  60. Lovely piece. Thanks for sharing the 'how-to'
    textilerecycler (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  61. This canvas is lovely. I just bought the tree and moon stamps and I might try something similar, great techniques.

    Thank you,
    Sar Tann on fb

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    1. Oh I can't wait to see it! Be sure to share!

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  62. I am in love with the tree and stars, just a gorgeous piece you have created.

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  63. What a gorgeous canvas. Love how you kept room for the face and your super rich colors!

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  64. I absolutely love it! From your color choices to your design, the ee cummings poem and the kitties watching it all. I'm inspired! Thanks for sharing...

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  65. I love your painting! The poem, colors, and details work so well together. The glittery halo around the moon is lovely!

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  66. Stamps, stencils, music and ee cummings.....be still my heart.

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  67. Love the quote & your art work is spot on! Thank you for sharing this! : D

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  68. HOLY CRUD!! This is absolutely AMAZING! You did such a wonderful job!! I am speechless!

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  69. Nice colors and a fun project. Thanks for sharing.

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  70. I love your canvas! All of my favorite colors in one place!

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  71. I Love your awesome art project!

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  72. This hop is proving to be very inspirational!

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  73. circle stencils are always so much fun to use and that tree with stars is a great image.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  74. Love everything about this project!

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  75. WOW!!! you showed me so much.....great ideas, awesome art. loved everything i saw so much will be following you. thanks for the chance to win from two of my favorites...stencil girls and kae pea. xoxo

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