Monday, March 24, 2014

Blog Hop with StencilGirl and Lost Coast Designs...

I'm so glad you've come along for another fun blog hop. Can you believe we've got 15 stops on this hop!  Wow!!!

Today I'm using some StencilGirl stencils along with Lost Coast Designs rubber stamps.

It's been a while since I played with my Gelli Plate, so I decided to get it out for some fun!

I used the Joy (dictionary page) rubber stamp on the Gelli plate to get a bit of text (and texture) onto my background.





Using Pam Carriker's Journal Texture #1 stencil and Journal Texture #2 stencil I added some additional texture while also lightening up the page. 

Being in that circle mood, I decided to pull out Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch's Bubbles Stencil to add another layer.




Looking at this, you might not know that I do in fact have a lot of paintbrushes...but, sometimes there's nothing like a little finger painting! I just squirt a drop of the selected colour onto my finger and make marks!  I got so carried away with this that I'm afraid I forgot to take any more pictures during the process, but you'll see them in the final shots.


Using Lost Coast's Shrubbery stamp (this comes in two different sizes), I added some background grasses to the lower part of the pages using StazOn Timber Brown.  I then loosely doodled over the design using both permanent black and white pens to add more layers and depth the that areas too.
I added the Feather Bird stamp  using black StazOn and quickly applied black embossing powder while the ink was still wet.  I like how the embossing powder gives this fun, wonky bird more depth and a nice shine!
 Bird Bones stamp was added on the other page of the spread, and I used a fine black pen to extend the branch to the edge of the page, and also to 'finish' it at the end that extends into the page.
A message was added using a black Copic brush tip marker.  I added shadow to the text using a grey Copic and gave the letters some highlighting with my white Signo.  The white pen was also used to randomly trace around some of the circles that had been made with the stencils in the earlier part of the process.

A red Copic was used to make dotted lines to 'cross out' the skeletal bird....*








And there you have it...

[*no actual birds were harmed in the making of this art journal spread!]



























One lucky winner will get two 9"x12" StencilGirl stencils 
and a $25 gift certificate from Lost Coast Designs!

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!

Please Note: Although this is considered a one day hop, 
you have the ENTIRE week to comment to win the prize.

The giveaway will close on Sunday, March 30th at 11:59PM Central Time. 

201 comments:

  1. Linda, this art journal spread is so jam packed with color. Your handwriting is wonderful. I love how the Lost Coast Design's Shrubbery stamp adds another touch of nature, while lightening up the bottom. Awesome page. (My birthday s in May, if you feel the need to make this in a card version for someone!) LOL j/k

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  2. Wow, that's such a fun spread! Love it.

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  3. What a fantastically quirky layout, just love the comments. Seems like I need to go back and get some more Lost Coast stamps! Again, sigh!

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  4. Great spread, I loved the message too! :-)

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  5. Love these pages. Will have to buy the bird stamps so I can use them in my art journal

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  6. Love the colors, stamps and stencils! It's so amazing how you put this together. Lissag123@verizon.net

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  7. All I can say is WOW! This is amaaaaaazing! Love all the details and all the elements you used to create this! Absolutely beautiful! Very happy for the opportunity to participate in this blog hop with you!
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    Leslie
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog

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  8. Wow! That ended up being very cool! I was concerned looking at the small pictures that it was going to be a hot mess, but I really love it. Like I keep telling myself, if something is looking bad just keep adding to it until it becomes wonderful....or more is better. LOL

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    1. Yup...often art has to go through the ugly stage to get to where you want it to end up!

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  9. Thanks for sharing your process. I often look at journal pages and wonder how they did the layering. Gorgeous work!

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    1. Thanks. The layering is what makes it all so much fun!

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  10. Loved your color choices and I adore the grass stamp on your project, beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win the giveaway also.

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    1. Thanks Eileen and good luck in the draw.

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  11. LOLOL I love the sentiment! I've used something similar in my cards for the last couple of years. TFS Jess

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  12. What a fun fun art journal spread!

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  13. What awesome work you've done!! Thank you for this opportunity

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  14. Love the gelli print and the birds make it perfect

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    1. Thanks Kris. Gelli prints make great backgrounds and I must say I love those bird stamps too.

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  15. These are so awesome...I love all the textures and colors...and mostly the stamps...love it..tfs

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  16. Love this spread and your humor tickles me! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. Thanks Carmen. I'm glad my warped sense of humour is right up your alley!

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  17. a dictionary stamp! Wow! Good stuff here!

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    1. Thanks Elle. And yes, I fell in love with the dictionary stamp as soon as I saw it!

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  18. How cute is this??? I love that crazy bird stamp...I have to have!! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win!

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    1. Thanks Felicia. Have fun shopping for your bird stamp and good luck in the draw.

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  19. love finger painting too your art is beautiful thank for sharing and thanks for the giveaway

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  20. Extraordinary color and design. Another blog to put in my favorites list. Thank you.

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  21. These blog hops sure work well - I want one of everything! Very exciting layout!

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  22. Great art AND I love your wicked sense of humor.

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    1. Thanks Andrea. I'm glad you enjoy my warped sense of humour!

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  23. I like the shrubbery stamp...how cool is that. I would love to win one to work with!!
    Smiles, Ruth

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    1. It is a fabulous stamp. Good luck in the draw Ruth.

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  24. Absolutely fabulous journal pages. I like that bubble stencil and feather bird....so unique.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  25. Cute pages! Good job. I really like the feather bird.

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  26. Beautiful work!!! I Love stencils!!! New ones would be Awesome!!!!

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    1. Thanks Maria. I did have a lot of fun letting my crazy sense of humour take over. LOL

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  28. As much as I love Stencil Girl Stencils; I love Lost Coast Designs stamps just as much! The detail and variety of their stamps are just incredible! I own several but I'd certainly love to have more!!!

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    1. I agree! They're a lot of fun to work with, especially together!

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  29. So fun! Love the use of the bird stamp. Colors are so fresh....thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. Lots of layers for a fun, creative whole. Thanks for the step-by-step explanation of what you did.

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  31. A very colourful project....Love the Shrubbery Stamp!

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  32. LOL LOL!!! So cute!!! I keep thinking of that phrase, "don't kill the messenger". Love the layers of color and texture. And that hot pink finger paint is very cool!!! Fabulous project!

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    1. Thanks Karen...sorry, the messenger is gone! LOL

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  33. Amazing giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. I love your style, subscribed!! :)

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  35. I've never played with a gelli plate so the process isn't familiar to me. I do love how you included the birds...quirky, funky, weird, dark...so many expressions at once.

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    1. Thanks Susan. I had fun with the silliness of this spread.

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  36. I love this! LOL thanks for the blog hop! :)

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  37. Linda.. fantastic page.. those colors. I have gotten away from the embossing powders, but you have made this look so cool. Great choices on the stamps and stencils.

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    1. Thanks Judy. It was hard to choose, but I do love those birds...and the other stamps and stencils.

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  39. I love it! If I win the hop the shrubbery stamp will be the one I choose! TFS!

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  40. Great pages. I love to use my finger, too!

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    1. Thanks. Fingers are the best...always there when you need them!

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  41. thanks for the chuckle - love your journal pages!

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    1. Thanks Thea. I'm glad you enjoyed my warped sense of humour!

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  42. Linda your journal pages are outstanding. Love the color and textures you achieved with the stencils and stamps!

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  43. Nice techniques and very colourful, Linda!

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    1. Thanks Anne Marie. Now I need to get back to some stitching!

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  44. UUU! so many layers!
    wonderful project, love the stamps that you picked too!
    I am so glad to be participating along your side in this Blog Hop! Hugs
    Bibiana (DTM Lost Coast Designs)

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    1. Thanks so much. It's been a lot of fun!

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  45. I love this! What a great project and idea!

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  47. That is quite the page spread with so many bright colors. I like the layout and the wording you used. Is this freehand? or a Stamp?
    Jackie Brockett

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    1. Thanks Jackie. The writing is all free hand.

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  48. Thanks for sharing how you made thes amazing pages! Loving that bird on the colirfulbackground.

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  49. So smart and clever, Linda! Love your layers and bright colors!
    Please come to St. Louis and have an art journaling workshop! :)

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    1. Thanks Mary. That would sure be fun some time!

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  50. Love the design

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  51. Your artwork is fabulous and the sentiment is just too funny!!! Love how you fingerpainted! lol

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    1. Thanks. I like to let my silly side out whenever I can!

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  52. I love this the saying made me laugh
    Great work

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed my sense of humour (as warped as it may be LOL)

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  53. I love this concept!!! I laughed when I saw the finished product! Great job! I haven't worked with stencils much, so it's fun to see how they're used! ♥

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    1. Thanks Minerva. It's amazing all that you can do with stencils!

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  54. Absolutely love your j-page spread! Your use of the stencils and stamps is so fun and humorous!

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    1. Thanks Leigh! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  55. Oh your page made me laugh out loud

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that Melissa! Thanks.

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  56. I love these pages...the gelli print base, all the color, all the layers! I love the shrubbery stamp. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks a lot Cheryl. I love that stamp too. It has so many possibilities!

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  57. This was really neat, and I love finger painting. Alas, I hate getting it off.

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    1. LOL I can't say I worry too much about it. My family and friends are used to my colourful hands!

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  58. How cute! How funny! How much talent!
    Wonderful page!

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  59. Such a funny saying, it made me laugh! Great project!

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  60. "Shrubbery" is a lovely stamp! I mistakenly called it "Grass" in my comment on Mary Beth's blog. Opps! My bad. Your journal pages are outstanding -- thanks for sharing them with us!

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    1. Thanks. I can see why you'd call it grass. It really does look more like long grass than shrubs to me too. Either way, I do love it too.

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  61. i think that bird stamp is going to be out of stock, i went there first to see all the stamps and i also loved the first bird stamp you picked and didnt see the second one but love that one too. you did a great job, who wouldnt love to get that card for their birthday. two great companies, lots of great blogs. thanks so much for the inspiration and chances to win. xox

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    1. Thank you! And yes, you might be right about those birds being out of stock soon. They're just so much fun! Good luck in the draw.

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  62. Okay!! I am in love with that shrubbery stamp!! :)

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  63. Wow, what a great page, all the brightness, I would never have dared. I love it.

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    1. Thanks Ela. Go ahead and dare...it's just paper and paint. You can always paint over it with gesso and start again if you don't like it!

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  64. Beautiful work! Its nice to find a blogger from Ontario. I live in Sudbury.
    Paulette Roy--Serre

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    1. Thanks Paulette. I used to love going to Science North with my son when he was younger.

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  65. Love your artwork! I know I'm going to have to have that feathered crow stamp! I hadn't heard of blog hops before this one, but I am so happy to be following it!

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    1. Thanks Yvonne. I'm so glad you're enjoying the blog hop. Have fun with your feathered bird stamp!

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  66. I am amazed by your talent...then I laughed my a-- off. I'd relish seeing a friend opening THIS birthday greeting. Just my kind of humor.

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    1. LOL Thanks Tallulah. I'm glad to share my warped sense of humour with you!

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  67. Just love your journal pages. That poor bird! I just love how you combined the stencils and LCD stamps on the page. Thanks for the opportunity to win some great stencils and stamps.

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    1. LOL...I promise, no birds were really harmed! Thanks and good luck!

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  68. oooh! I wish you knew me and were sending me this card for my birthday - love it!

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    1. Thanks Teresa. It was so much fun to make!

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  69. What a clever and inspiring card! Thank you for sharing :)

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  70. The stamps you chose was a hoot. Great layering on your pages. :)

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  71. I absolutely adore this spread Linda!!! your bird disclaimer was a perfect touch! hahahaha

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  72. I'm really liking this stamp line. Great spread Linda!

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  73. A clever concept beautifully executed. It's probably a good thing you forgot to take photographs while employing your paint-covered fingers. I can hear the camera repair tech now: what WAS she doing? Hah!

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    1. LOL...you make a very good point Linda. Thanks!

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  74. WOW! Great project pages....love your sentiment - soooo funny!
    Jan

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  75. Oh I love your pages. They always give me so much joy!

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  76. I loved this project and the colors and texture to it. The sentiment had my rolling!

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    1. Thanks so much Lexie. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  77. Love the humor, color and texture in this piece. Finger painting is the best!

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    1. Thanks Kelli. Finger painting is awesome!

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  78. Love your projects, your color usage is amazing

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  79. Great idea!!! I like your project!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  80. What fun! i love those birds.
    Annie

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    1. Thanks Annie. They have so many great stamps, but the birds really are my favourite too!

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  81. Lovely pages! I love the colours and the textures, and of course the stamps. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  82. Beautiful. Love how the background colors pop against the black.

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  83. That is wonderful. I love the textures and contrast! Super job. Thanks for sharing:)

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  84. Linda, love the use of the shrubbery and feather bird stamps...glad that no birds were harmed in this project..LOL

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  85. You chose the stamps well to illustrate your words. Great colours, great pages.

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  86. Fabulous Linda!
    I always love your work!

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  87. superbe projet!
    merci pour le blog hop!
    kisses
    coc♥

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  88. Beautiful colors. I think I might have to buy that bird!

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  89. Fantastic color combination! Great use of the stamps and stencils!

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  90. I love your work and your sense of humor! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  91. There's nothing like a wonderful mix of color to let you know you're alive! Thanks for sharing your amazing sense of color and whimsy.

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  92. A good background adds so much to a project.. Like how you playfully put this together

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  93. Always love the stencil blog hops. Thanks for your inspiration. Candy

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  94. Your pages are so colorful and fun! Great job!

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  95. Love it, happy to hear no birds were actually harmed.

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  96. What a fun entry into your journal!

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  97. So bright and colourful! I think I'm going to have to get that Feather Bird stamp. I love it!

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  98. I'm a new visitor of your blog and I love it. And I like this journal too, so colorful and vibrant!
    Linda

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  99. I love that feather bird and all of your layers.

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  100. Love the Birds cool stamps and the colors

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  101. What fun you must have had! I like the feather bird to the skeleton bird. So hilarious.

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  102. I love these 2 bird stamps. I too have brushes but at the end of the day you would never believe I used them! This really looks fun!

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  103. Love your intense, bright color. I'm all about color! Rolling....

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  104. Wonderfully creative and fresh--love your work.

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  105. LOL - this was hilarious. It's so amazing to see the variety and creativity at each persons site. It's like going to the museum! Thanks for sharing!

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  106. you are so talented! tx for sharing and inspiring! aloha, angi in hana

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  107. omg how funny....just loved that card...still chuckling.... i love your creativity!! ....i will be following you!!! so many things to look at thank you so much..........love your blog! you are a new inspiration for me! thanks. i would love to win some supplies i want to get back to making homemade for my loved ones and friends! they used to love getting handmade goodies from me. i love everything crafty, diy, creative, artistic,....thanks :) a big thanks to the frugal crafter, Lindsay for leading me to all of you with this blog from stencilgirl and lost coast designs :)

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  108. Love it..great stamps and fun colors. Thanks for sharing your work, and the chance to win.

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  109. I, too, love these 2 bird stamps

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  110. Love your backgrounds and use of color! Layering with the stamp is very effective! Love it!

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  111. How colorful! I could not see a way to publish this comment with my name and e-mail.

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  112. Very cool. Thanks for sharing your process!

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  113. Cool stamps and stencils! Love your bold colors!

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  114. very cute. thanks for the inspiration

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  115. This is awesome!

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  116. Just signed up to get your emails! HAPPY NEW FAN I AM!

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