Friday, January 3, 2014

It's Hop Time Again...Today I'm Hopping With StencilGirl and Kae Pea!

I'm playing along with another talented group of artists in a blog hop featuring StencilGirl designs by Kae Pea, and Rubbermoon Stamps (You might also want to check out Rubbermoon Arts blog.).

This was a fun page to work on because I had no clear direction I wanted to go...but I knew the elements I wanted to add.

I used the GE2520 stamp of four different full moon faces, and everyone knows the moon is made of cheese, so I started with an old dictionary page, some yellow paint and this 'bubbles' stencil designed by Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch.  I applied the darker yellow paint, let that dry, then put a thin layer of the light yellow over it.  While that was still wet, I put on the stencil and used a baby wipe to remove much of the lighter yellow inside the stencil.  That left the wonderful 'Swiss cheese' effect you see.  I stamped the stamp image with black StazOn ink and quickly added black embossing powder before it could dry.



I love the texture and shine that this gave the stamped image!  I tore these moon faces out, leaving a bit of the yellow text paper around the outside.

On the remaining scraps of the painted dictionary page, I used Kae Pea's 'peacock feather' stencil and various blue and green paints to create some feathers for collaging.






With all of the various papers ready and a page that already had some overspray and stencil blotting on it, it was time to start collaging the background.











Additional paint was added, keeping to the blues, turquoises and greens that remind me of peacocks.  As you can see, I continued using the peacock feather stencil, more for texture at this point.

That step done and dry, I pulled out the 'feature' elements (those moon faces, the word "Art" I had made months ago and never used, and some additional 'peacock feathers'). Using my black and white Liquitex paint pens, a finer black Pitt pen, and a white Signo, the doodling began. Here are some close up images:

   
And the finished piece:























Great news...StencilGirl has a giveaway! 
All comments left on the hop are eligible for the giveaway so 
the more blogs you comment on, the more chances you will have to win. 
Have fun and GOOD LUCK!

The giveaway will close on Friday, January 10th at 11:59PM Central Time. 




Blog Hop Order:

StencilGirl Talk
Linda Kittmer-You are here!  Thanks for visiting!!!
Julie Snidle-Next stop on the hop...


165 comments:

  1. How fun Linda, my favorite colors too. What happiness this spread exudes. xox

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  2. these stencils and stamps work great together!

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    1. Thanks Stacey. I think so too. Those moon faces are so much fun.

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  4. Wow!!. What a great process. Learned a great deal. Now I must search to find out about Signo pen. Thanks for sharing your art.

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    1. Thanks Elaine. I'm so glad you learned some things from my post. You'll love the Signo pen.

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  5. stamps and stencils are a great combo!

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  6. What a great project! I love it! Liquitex pens? I was just in the art store hesterday and didn't see them, but still spent too much!

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    1. Thanks Denny. Liquitex pens are acrylic paint markers...Great!

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    1. Thanks Susan. As I say in the spread, the question is when is enough enough?

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  8. Linda! I love your journal page! Those moon faces are great! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Janet. Aren't they fun little faces!

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  9. Great job, Linda! I really enjoy how you 'make it your own', using parts of stamps and stencils in such a creative way.

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    1. Thank you Mary Beth...I had fun with this spread!

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  10. Luscious background and colors! I'm loving the peacock stencil you used. Seriously beautiful. :)

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    1. Thanks Kirsten. I had planned to go in a very different direction with the peacock stencil, but then this just sort of happened...I'll keep the other idea for another time I guess.

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  11. LOVE this! May have to start journaling!

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    1. Thanks! Just be warned...art journalling is addictive!

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  12. I love the bubbles--like cheese! That made me smile. Great journal spread Linda!!!

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    1. Thanks Maria. This was such a fun spread...it just sort of flowed intuitively.

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  13. love those moon faces on RubberMoon stamps! thanks for sharing your artful process.... now where did I stash that old dictionary???

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    1. Thanks Thea! I love those moon faces too. I have way too many old dictionaries. I keep picking them up at thrift stores and such...how can you pass them up for 50¢!

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  14. Wow..Linda... following along with your steps was fun. The end page surprised me with love. As always, you are an amazing artist.

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  15. Really love what you have done. SO creative! Makes me want to look at every little detail and really spend time reading it and studying it! I wish I could touch it! Thanks for using RM stamps too.
    I also love seeing how you used my peacock feather design...I love it but never have used it successfully!

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    1. Thanks! I really love those fun moon faces and the peacock feather is going to fine many uses...the ideas are flowing!

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  16. Beautiful work. I love the use of black and white on such a vibrant page.

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    1. Thanks Sara. I love the pop that black and white gives in contrast to the colours.

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  17. Fabulous Linda - thanks for sharing!
    I especially like the peacock feather!

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  18. I really love the subject and the way you expressed it.

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  19. Great journal pages. Loved the tips and instructions.

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    1. Thanks Jeanie. I'm glad you enjoyed the post.

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    1. Thanks! The colours were inspired by the peacock feather!

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  21. Beautiful - love that feather stencil, too!

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    1. Thanks Kersten. It's a great stencil isn't it!?

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  22. I really enjoyed watching this piece develop. Thanks for all the tips along the way. LOVE those moon stamps!

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    1. Thanks. I love those moon faces too! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed watching the page unfold.

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  23. Wonderful! Thanks for the tips!

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  24. Great journal page! And "What if I can't stop?" My sentiments exactly LOL!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. I'm glad someone can relate to my thoughts!

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  25. There are so many layers on this piece and it is so striking!

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  26. that is the big question - when do you know you are done? thanks for the instructions and ideas for this project. I have to get busy and try some of these techniques - that was my New Year's resolution so I need to put it into effect.

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  27. Thank you for sharing your process--so motivating!

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    1. Thanks Sandy. I'm glad you got something from it.

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  28. Great colors - good use of the feather stencil - my favorite.

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    1. Thank you Sandy. It's a fun stencil for sure!

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  29. Linda- great page spread! thank you for hopping! ")

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    1. Thanks Jackie. I'm glad you're enjoying the hop.

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  30. I really enjoy the blues & greens, embracing the peacock feather inspiration. So many talented people in this blog hop! Hoping to join in on 1 of these some day!

    Shawna
    Jsbarts.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Shawna. I do love Kae Pea's peacock design...I've got other ideas for it in the future too.

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  31. Wow, I love the abundance of color, design and layers bursting forth!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!!

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  32. Dreamy colors... love the moon faces.

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    1. Thanks Jane. Those moon faces are a favourite of mine too!

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  33. I cannot wait to play with Kae's new stencils and stamps. Thanks for the opportunity to win them.

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  34. Loving your journal pages. Inspirational!

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    1. Thank you Roxanne. I'm glad you found some inspiration in my spread.

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  35. Fabulous process and colors and textures!! :)

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    1. Thanks Mary. It was a fun spread to create!

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  36. These faces are great. Your work is wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Sharon. It's a great stamp set isn't it!?

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  38. Love your pretty colors! So rich and vibrant!

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  39. I love your spread, a bit of a lunatic myself, I may have to pick up those moon stamps. I love how the feathers give a sense of wind to go with the sky.

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    1. Thanks. I love those moon faces. I hadn't thought of the wind aspect, but you're right!

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  40. Wow, I love the abundance of color, design and layers for your beautiful art picture !!! Thank you for the inspiration.

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    http://www.plastike-artgallery.com/

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    1. Thanks Jose. All that layering is what makes it so much fun to do!

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  41. Wonderful color and texture! Very pretty!

    Hugs Giggles

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  42. Lots of layers for a cool journal page. Love it!

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  43. I always love your work, Linda! Terrific how you hang onto remnants from projects for use when the opportunity arises!

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    1. Thanks Deborah! And yes, I'm a bit of a pack rat...but sometimes those little bits are just what you need... ;o)

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  44. Linda I am always so inspired by your creativity and colors.

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    1. Thanks so much. I'm glad you've found some inspiration in my post.

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  45. It is always so much fun when you do a blog hop. I get to see so many great tutorials, and I am always inspired by what YOU have done. Thank you for sharing all of your great work.

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    1. Thank you Marsha. I'm so glad you're enjoying the hop and all the inspiration.

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  46. Thank you for sharing your process for your journal pages. So much inspiration.

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    1. Thanks Robin. I'm glad to have been able to provide some inspiration.

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  47. Nice! Nice! Nice! Love your work!

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  48. All the white details really bring this to life - love it! Thanks for sharing your process.

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    1. Thanks Cath. I always love the pop of black and white on colour.

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  49. Good tip about StazOn being able to be powder embossed. Cool layout.

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  50. I love what you did on the journal pages!

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  51. What a great journal spread! I love the colors and the images.
    ...Raine

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  52. Linda, I have to say that I absolutely love the colors you used and the idea of 'swiss cheese', moon, etc. just mesh together. I honestly had my jaw drop when I saw what you did with your mixed media. Excellent job. I really love that peacock stamp...especially with the colors you used. Thank you so, so much for sharing with us.

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    1. Thanks Sharon. The peacock feather is a great stencil. I can see myself using it often.

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  53. The colors and the feathers go together SO well.

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    1. Thanks Nancy. It was the feather stencil that decided the colours for me!

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  54. love it. Thanks for the inspiration

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    1. Thank you Amante! Have a great week and good luck in the draw.

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  56. Goodness! I love how all of you elements came together like they did and concluded with mouth watering doodles!! Being a present 'doodle dabbler' when taking a break from painting, it is visually striking ;.) Thank you for sharing your process!

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    1. Thanks so much Amy. I love that term 'doodle dabbler'!

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  57. I never knew liquitex had a paint pen, that's great to know. Love your journal page!

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    1. Thanks Deborah. I found them at Curry's Art Store here in On, Canada.

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  58. Love the addition of the peacock feather motifs.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks Janis. The peacock stencil is pretty cool isn't it!?

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  59. It seems I am finding so many new exciting blogs on this hop. Loved what you did and how you got to the end result, as well as the humor added at the end. Your moons made me smile! Thank you.

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! I'm glad you've enjoyed the hop!

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  60. The color choices and feeling of texture are very appealing. Love the white Signo additions to accent the colors.

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    1. Thanks Linda. The Signo pen is great for those last few doodles!

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  61. How do you know when you have commented on enough hop sites?

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    1. Carina, you know you've commented on enough sites when you've commented on all of them and you win the giveaway LOL Good luck in the draw!

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  62. I love the little moon faces! .I love the way they pop out and tie in with the colors on the other side! I keep scrolling up to look at the page again...It is wonderful.

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  63. Love the shades of green punched with black and white. Visually captivating.
    textilerecycler (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Thank you. I do love my pops of black and white.

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  64. Another one who likes the moon faces. This is simple wonderful and thank you for sharing your journal. It's so inspirational and I have loads of ideas flowing through my head because of it, fa-nominal work!

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    1. Thanks you! I'm so happy to hear I've provided some inspiration...have fun with it!

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  65. It's a beautiful page you have created, may I ask what sort of journal you use, I a unsure what to get to start in that will hold up to all the paint, ink & layers.

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    1. Thanks Bec. I tend to use mixed media journals. I've used both Strathmore and Canson...depending on what I can get on sale.

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  66. I love the page you created. The colors and the design, and the journaling as well. So inspiring...makes me want to run to my studio and start creating! Thanks for sharing your process.

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  67. Beautiful and inspiring journal pages! Your colors and layers of details add lots of interest!

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  68. Love the page....the moon stamp block is perfect for it.

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  69. Wow! That turned out so great! And I love the "when do you know you are finished" questions because when you are creating something it's weird how you just "know" something is "done". Sometimes I know it needs something else but I don't know right now what that something else is but if I put it up on the shelf for a few days or weeks eventually it will come to me what that something else is. What is ambiguous becomes definite in a split second! Thanks for sharing! :D

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    1. Thanks Geri. And yes, sometimes it takes a while to come to us but it usually does!

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  70. Amazing work. You are all such fantastic artists!!

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  71. The feather stamp is awesome.

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    1. Thanks Becky. Kae Pea's designs are fabulous!

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  72. Very interesting thanks for sharing

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  73. tfs your journal pgs. I love to journal, and am new to using stencils and learning these artistic techniques.

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    1. Thanks. I'm so glad you're enjoying the hop and getting some new inspiration!

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  74. This hop is proving to be very inspirational!

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    1. Thanks Jen, I'm so glad you're enjoying it!

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  75. Beautiful colors! I love the peacock feather stencil used in the background!

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    1. Thanks Donna. I thought it was a lot of fun too. I'm looking forward to doing more with it.

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  76. beautiful journal pages. I like the bubbles stencil.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  77. Wow, what a crowd here! Beautiful journal pages and stitching too.

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  78. That was really cool. Love the peacock stencil.

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    1. Thanks Patti. I agree, Kae Pea's feather is awesome.

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  79. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!! i loved all your ice pics so much, beautiful photography...mother nature does some pretty fantastic things and you captured it. i also fell in love with your art piece with kae peas incredible stencil and stamps. love her and stencil girls, two of my very, very favorites. thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. xoxo

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