Friday, July 6, 2012

Stencils and Stamps

Hello!  Audrey here to share my latest obsession. Lately I have been stalking Julie Balzer's blog. I love what she does with stencils! She just released coordinating stencil and stamp kits. I started simple and got myself this stencil and stamp:



(I bought them from BlueMoon Scrapbooking where they have TONS of stencils and stamps!)

I have been playing around with them, but one of the easiest ways I found to use this was just to take a thin black pen and trace some of the circles in the stencil.

The simple outlines add just a little more interest to the page, and the way I arranged them helps your eye move up the page from the lower left to the top right corner.

I LOVE LOVE this Basic Grey PB&J collection!!!!  I used some die cuts that came with the line and a few of the chipboard pieces (the navy bars at the top and bottom of the page, which I machine stitched over).  I cut the chevron paper to make little banners and splattered some navy ink as well! (Page designed based on a sketch from Kristine Davidson).

And here is another page I did using a few of the stamps. You can see on the bottom right of the photo where I layered a stamp and a stencil (which I inked to make the yellow star).  I really need to play with them more to feel more free when using them!

Thanks for stopping by today!!!  You can see more fun layouts on my BLOG!

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Phillis Walrath said...

I love what you did witht he stencils and the stamps. great LO!!

Cathy said...

Love these! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sarah C said...

Beautiful layouts and great info on the stencils. Great job!

Glamotte said...

Wow love that. Great layout!

Thanks for the inspiration!