Friday, 23 December 2016

StencilGirl and PaperArtsy Blog Hop!



Super excited to be part of the StencilGirl and PaperArtsy blog hop.
I got to play with 4 fab stencils designs. 
They have such a wide range of stencils with designs to suit all tastes and styles.
It was also chance for me to showcase my stamp designs for PaperArtsy. 
Find them HERE.




First up the Fresco paint colours I used in my project.




Worked with this large A4 stencil. Then covered with a layer of translucent paint.


Drip a few splodges of white paint onto the canvas sheet and rollered it out.




Once dry I went in with my second stencil working over the white patches using cut n dry foam.


Once trimmed down I inked edges and did stamping using some elements from my stamp sets. I use Black Archival and Neon Blue ink.





The girls were coloured with base layer of Promarkers and then shaded with coloured pencils.



 Time for my third stencil add some interest to embellishments and the girls dress.



My collections of finished cards. The quotes were created using a 4th stencil by StencilGirl 



GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a $75 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a £50 Gift Certificate for PaperArtsy!!


Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your chance to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!

(One comment per blog please.)


You have until Friday, December 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on


Thank you for joining our blog hop!
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120 comments:

  1. Loving all of these Clare.. fab backgrounds. Hugs xxx

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  2. fantastic use of the stencils!

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  3. loving your masterboard...great projects x

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  4. oooo, the hash marks stencil is great for backgrounds!

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  5. Clever fab backgrounds and love the stencilling on the hearts, thanks for sharing

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  6. You're background looks like fabric--very cool.

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  7. These are fab = they are bright and fun. Thank you x

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  8. The paper artsy colors you used are wonderful. The cards developed wonderfully. Thanks for sharing

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  9. The colours are gorgeous. You have really made the best use of the stencils. Your affirmation girls are lovely.

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  10. I adore your gorgeous girls Claire! Fab post!

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  11. What fun! Love the Paper Artsy colors...and the finished project!

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  12. I love your cards and the colors are so bright! Great job!

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  13. These are so much fun ..... love the backgrounds and the bright colours xx

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  14. What beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing your process!
    Wishing you a very happy and blessed Christmas season!

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  15. Really love these cards- great colour combo! Rachel

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  16. Oh wauw, I absolutely LOVE this project. Great stamps, Great stencils and Great colours ! Have a Merry Christmas !

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  17. I like the idea of working big and then cutting it down ... thanks!

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  18. Really lovely Claire - your background is wonderful Xx

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  19. Love the background, great colorful cards!

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  20. Gorgeous cards love the colours and the backgrounds xx

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  21. Absolutely beautiful work Clare, as always. Lx

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  22. Love your choice of paint colours-very fresh!

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  23. I can never get enough of these painted backgrounds! Merry Christmas, Autumn

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  24. Just hopped across from the PA blog to check out your fab cards, Clare

    Merry Christmas to you

    Kathyk

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  25. Your cards are amazing! I'm a card-maker too, and also enjoy combining stamps and stencils. Thanks for sharing the step-by-step guide of your process - the end-results are beautiful!

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  26. I love your style thank you for the inspiration. Happy Christmas.

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  27. Love the bright colours and layers, and your girls look lovely!
    Alison x

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  28. These are darling cards - love how you added details to the hearts with the stencil!

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  29. Wonderful creations! Great use of the stencils and paints.

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  30. Your cards are delightful and the faces so sweet! Thank you for sharing!

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  31. What beautiful cards! Really like them. Thanks for the step-by-steps.

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  32. What a fun set of cards:-)

    Merry Christmas

    Sally

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  33. Is that mesh behind the cards or a stamp? Love this additional detail, and the added interest on the clothes and hearts.

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  34. Fabulous projects Clare with the use of your stamps and love the way you have used the stencils. Thank you for a great blog hop
    x catherine

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  35. Truly love how you used the stencils for the background! I shall try using pro-markers and coloured pencils for colouring images!

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  36. Your work is so beautiful, Clare!
    So whimsical and lovely! xx

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  37. Love the backgrounds, great cards!

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  38. Love these girls and the great cards you created.

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  39. Tough sentiments to live up to, but that's New Year resolutions for you!

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  40. Great cards...love the heart detailing

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  41. Brilliant backgrounds, I love the resulting cards

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  42. Great, creative, colorful cards Clare. Would love to win and go shopping at Stencil Girls and/or Paper Artsy. My two fave companies. Thanks.
    suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

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  43. Loved the use of the stencils in backgrounds, and am looking forward to the Clare Lloyd release!

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  44. Lovely card and fabulous background. xx

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  45. love the way you used the stencils for your background

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  46. Love your background a girls. Those stencils are really cool.

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  47. Such pretty girls. I liked how you used the stencil on the dress.

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  48. I love how you made cards! What a great way to make backgrounds, thanks for sharing.

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  49. Great cards.. love those backgrounds!

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  50. Love the ladies, the backgrounds and that you made cards using stencils!!!!

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  51. Love the layers! poetryqn(at)optonline(dot)net

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  52. Oh dear... I LOVE these adorable girls. They are the cutest. What an awesome way to decorate the background. Fabolous colors too.
    Thanks for sharing. I really feel inspired.
    Merry Christmas.
    Hugs from Monica
    Spain

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  53. the layering of the stencils is wonderful.
    Thanks for the detailed directions.
    The girls are colored so well.
    thanks for sharing some great pages.
    Merry Christmas and happy New Year
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. wow! love the backgrounds for your girls!

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  55. Love these cards! Great backgrounds!

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  56. Great projects...and I love the idea of the black tulle behind as mat and layering.

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  57. Beautiful Clare, love your girls and the beautiful backgrounds!

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  58. Great project, very beautiful set of cards!! I love the use of the last stencil to add interest to the dress and hearts!
    Merry Christmas to you Clare xx

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  59. Lovely set of cards -love the fresh colours and the way you used the stencils to give interest to the various elements xx

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  60. Your cards came out so nicely! I especially love how the translucent paint looks over the stenciled design you started with. Of course, I do love me some blues and greens as it is. Well done!

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  61. Lovely cards Clare. Fab masterboard and like the stencilling on the embellishments and dresses.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  62. Your girls are beautiful, and I love your backgrounds. Thank you for your inspiration. Merry Christmas c21claudia@aol.com

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  63. So much layers and beautiful colors. Thank you for sharing and merry christmas.

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  64. love everything about these - great backgrounds xx

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  65. As a card maker and a stencil lover this has been my favorite project yet. Really nice job - love the patterning of all your work.

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  66. Adoring the background. Thanks for sharing. Jean.x

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  67. The backgrounds are really neat. Cool combination of stencils

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  68. Love these beauties Clare!
    Alison xxx

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  69. Love how these all came together! Great stamps you designed!

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  70. Great cards! Thanks for showing us your materials and process.

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  71. the colors really pop. They are perfect with the backround stencils.

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  72. Like the idea of making cards after background is made

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  73. LOVE these Claire! Gorgeous stamps and stencils, and these Fresco paints are great too!

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  74. Lovely girls and, although the background is simple, it makes the girls pop.

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  75. I am loving the technique of creating a masterboard with PaperArtsy's chalk inks and using StencilGirl's stencils to add texture and depth. What fun i am having! Now i just need some of your adorable girl stamps to make cards for my granddaughter. She will love them!!

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  76. Just swinging by to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Clare, may 2017 be as creative for you (or more so) as 2016

    Kathyk

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  77. These are great cards. Love the backgrounds for the girls and words.

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  78. Gorgeous cards, love how you've created these backgrounds.

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  79. What fun! Great colors, good use of the stencils and stamps...backgrounds are awesome!, and then add those pretty little faces...SWEET!

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  80. what sweet cards, with your beautifully colored girls

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  81. Fun cards! What is that round-bottom pointy thing you used to stencil the dress?

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    1. It's called a smoothie blending sponge, made by a company called creative expressions.

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  82. Your girls are adorable and I love that color palette!

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  83. Thanks for sharing your project. So cute.

    Michelle Smith, MI

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  84. So cute! The color combination is beautiful - so lush!

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  85. I like your colors and the way they are layered...

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  86. I like your colors and the way they are layered...

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  87. You achieved such a soft look with such a bright color palette, it's impressive. Love the tule as a finishing touch on the cards, really bringing the girly and classy look !

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  88. Love your stamps! The backgrounds really make the girls pop!

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  89. Love the backgrounds, Clare. And your stamps are always so bright and breezy 🙂

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  90. Love your wonderful ideas. Great backgrounds and darling girls.

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  91. Your gorgeous girls look fab on the lovely backgrounds! xxx

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  92. Gorgeous cards Clare. I love the backgrounds, they're perfect for your girls.

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  93. Love these - great use of colour and i like how you added yhe stamped girls. I have lots of backgrounds waiting for a focal point so will try domething like this

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  94. Gorgeous cards clare, I love your girl stamps,

    Lucy x

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  95. I like the girls, especially the one with the pony tail. Your layering resulted in lovely papers. Sweet cards!

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  96. Love how you made your background. Thank you for sharing.

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  97. Such pretty cards! Love how you made the backgrounds.

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