Wednesday, August 27, 2014

VivaLasVegasStamps & StencilGirl Blog Hop


Welcome to the VivaLasVegasStamps & StencilGirl Blog Hop! 

Today I combined a stamp from VivaLasVegas and a few StencilGirl stencils to make a through back page in my art journal.

I used the following StencilGirl Products stencils on this page:

Framed #1 by Margaret Applin  Damask Medium by Michelle Ward  Buildings by Carolyn Dube


I began my page by collaging vintage book ledger sheets and tissue paper on the page.  I washed with a watered down coat of titanium white acrylic paint. I then used the Framed #1 stencil to make some division in the page with a pale yellow.


I then took an old photograph of the city Wuerzburg, in Germany, where I was born and did an image transfer.  I glued it down.


I then stamped the castle stamp on my journal page because Wuerzburg has a famous castle and actually, I took my daughter to a castle there where we spent the night on her 6th birthday.  See the castle stamp from this sheet of stamps from VivaLasVegas in the bottom left corner?


I added some paint elements with the Damask stencil over the top of the photo and along the edge of the journal page.


I added my title to the top of the page in black ~ "City of Birth".


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54 comments:

  1. This is such a gorgeous layout! I love how you've used the 3 wonderful stencils (must get the buildings one!) along with the fabulous VLVS images!!! Truly beautiful and inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work!

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  2. Wow! So many interesting ideas! Thank you!
    Nataliya - sistercreaft(at)mail(dot)ru

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  3. Wow! cool idea and execution!

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  4. Beautiful page. I like the stenciled windows you tucked in down in the corner and the big damask emblem over the corner of the image. The castle stamp is gorgeous!
    Thank you so much for sharing a peek at your work! :)

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  5. Wonderful page, love that black title!

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  6. Fantastic journal page! that damask and buildings stencils are on my wish list.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  7. Meaning from the heart, layers of texture, color, and pattern, and a castle! What more does any piece of art need!

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  8. absolutely beautiful, the colors are so beautiful!

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  9. So many gorgeous layers to your piece! Love it :)

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  10. This is beautiful! As usual, love all of your layers and details. Awesome!

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  11. Terrific page! I love the layering and the vintage look of it. What a great legacy!

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  12. Your page makes me dream of travel and just falling into the page :) Beautiful layers and documentation :)

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  13. Beautiful page! I love the subtle colors and all the layers. And the white space keeps it calm.

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  14. Really lovely. It makes me feel very nostalgic and want to stroll through the streets of Paris.

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  15. What a great page. I love the damask stencil layered over the photo!!

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  16. lovely so nice for a keepsake the colours go so well

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  17. Love all the layers and combination of colors.

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  18. This is so interesting with all the layers. Love your choices of stamps and stencil.

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  19. so vintage and pretty!

    vmarquis(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I could only wish to be able to make a travel journal as beautiful as this page. Lovely!
    nayamcd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Oh, my goodness...that frame and grid stencil are outstanding. Thanks for the ideas.

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  22. I dont know how to make an image transfer from a photo. Very beautiful...bea

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  23. Beautiful. Love the light sections of building and then the bold picture f the castle. thanks for sharing an amazing page.

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  24. What a beautifully layered page! All the elements just kind of float and merge together. Beautiful!

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  25. I'm going to try a bold title like that. Gorgeous!!

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  26. This is a style of art I can really appreciate. I use a lot of these elements in my own work.

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  27. What a gorgeous piece! It draws you right in. Very intriguing. Very creative. And I love your lettering style. Amazing. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. What a great page to bring back wonderful memories!

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  29. What a good use of transfers, as well as stencils and stamps. Loved the calligraphy of the title, too!

    alhrobkin (at) aol (dot) com

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  30. Gorgeous! The projects in this hop get better every day. I love this one! toastmasterliz (at) live (dotcom).

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  31. I love the image transfer - for some reason I am too scared to try one in my journals. Silly really, when I can always cover it up if I don't like it. Might have to get brave!
    cathsheard (at) xtra (dot) co (dot) nz

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  32. Gorgeous layout! I also was born in Germany.

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  33. What a beautiful and inspiring page, gives food for both eye and thought. Love the title!

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  34. fabulous collage and so personal!

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  35. I love the collage and your instructions are great. The story of staying in the castle with your young daughter is perfectly memorialized with this page.

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  36. I love the bold title over the soft page.

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  37. Gorgeous colors, layers and texture! Love it!

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  38. Love the vintage look. Also the title, you rock

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  39. Image transfer, stencils and stamps, oh my!
    Love, love, love this!

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  40. Really love the transfer! Haven't quite worked up the courage to give it a try yet. Sure enjoyed your process!

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  41. Love the colors and layout! And thanks for posting Wuerzburg as my husband was stationed there in the late 60's early 70's. It looks just as beautiful as he described!

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  42. Great image transfers, textures, and story behind this page! I love how bold and expressive the title is! What an impressive way to stand out :)

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  43. This is wonderful! Love the feel and the process, thanks for sharing

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  44. Complex and vintage..love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  45. This turned out amazing, beautiful…over the moon!!! YOU should get a prize!

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  46. that is just beutiful, I love the picture. great title.

    heifer21 (at) hotmail (dot)com

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  47. gorgeous work!
    sallee.haerr(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. I love the romantic old world feel of these pages :)

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  49. Love that you used the castle stamp for the layout!! Gorgeous job!!

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