Kemper art journal 05052014

I'm joining in at Eclectic Paperie today with their “Stencils” challenge and at Simon Says Stamp with their ‘Five' challenge – my 5 elements are Dylusions Ink Sprays, paint, ink, stencils, and stamps.

The words are from Carolyn Dube's (StencilGirl Products) Uplifting Words stencil, and there are loads of other stencils here (old and new) from Tim Holtz, StencilGirl, Balzer Designs, Ronda Palazzari, and Prima.

CC3C-01 Marjie Kemper

Have you joined us for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge yet?  You still have all week to pop in on Challenge #1!  This Mixed Media Mini Message Boards project of mine is a new class I will be teaching in Connecticut next month.  Guess what?  I'll bring every single supply – all you need to show up with is an apron.

Thanks for the visit today!


Linking to Art Journal Every Day and  Creative Every Day.



  1. Erin Smetak on May 30, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    What???!!! This is OUTSTANDING!!!!! There are just no words!!!! I am in awe of your creation, Marjie!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for participating in the ePlay stencil challenge! You rocked it!

  2. […] #7 Marjie Kemper Andrea says: Marjie did some visually amazing things with just five elements: ink sprays, stencils, paint, ink and stamps. I love the colorful energy that makes her creation jump to life. […]

  3. Toni on May 14, 2014 at 3:44 am

    Hi Marjie, wonderful journal pages! You are a master of layering stencil upon stencil building up wonderful depth. I love your vibrant colours and distinctive style! Thank you for joining us for the ePlay stencil challenge! Toni x

  4. Sue Lelli on May 12, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Marjie, LOVE your bright vibrant colors and all of your stencils! FAB sentiment, too! THX for playing with our ePlay Challenge at eclectic Paperie!

  5. Mona Pendleton on May 12, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Stunning projects Marjie! Love the vibrant color palette and all the stenciled detail! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  6. Andrea Ockey Parr on May 12, 2014 at 1:10 am

    I adore your creation! I’m a color-holic and the blended tones you created made me drool (in a good way)! You obviously have a great eye for design and some serious skills when it comes to layering stencils and blending colors. I love how each of your creations is totally unique, too, yet they all go together beautifully. Truly inspiring and I’m so glad you shared this project with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  7. Broni on May 11, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Beautiful, Marjie! It’s good to see you here!

  8. Anna-Karin on May 10, 2014 at 11:03 am

    This is gorgeous Marjie!! Love the fabulous vibrant colours, the patterns and that great sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  9. Caroline Duncan on May 9, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Your newest journal page is just gorgeous! It really has a lot of depth… it looks like those cool 3D pictures in children’s books. Have a great weekend!

  10. Meihsia Liu on May 9, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Beautiful pages as always, Marjie. Love the fabulous colors and patterns. :)

  11. Sandra on May 8, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Beautiful pages, Marjie! Love your style! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  12. Micki on May 8, 2014 at 9:55 am

    LOVE the page (love all of your pages). I love how you used so many stencil layers, yet it doesn’t look too clustered. And the black honeycomb stencil in the corners are great. However, I am absolutely in love with your Mini Message Board! That is just the coolest!!!!! :-) xoxo

  13. Corrie on May 7, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Gorgeous as usual!
    Corrie x

  14. Mo Stokes on May 7, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Gorgeous multi layer stencilling and stamping here Marjie. I just love the multi colours you have used on the mixed media message boards, each one so very different but all of them stunning. I think you will have a very happy class making these. Mo x

  15. Sherri Scott on May 7, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Marjie, I must take a class with you. I love your blogs and art work. I’ll check your schedule

  16. Jackie P Neal on May 7, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Marjie- Such a gorgeous spread and yes, I choose abundance also! Namaste

  17. Anita Houston on May 6, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Love all the stenciling Marjie!!! So effective with the quote…gorgeous!

  18. Anne R on May 6, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Your colours are always stunning Marjie and this is no exception, I love the words too. I really must try to do some journaling again… are such an inspiration. Hugs, Anne xx

  19. Judy Shea on May 6, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    There you go again with those gorgeous layers. Love it.

  20. Terry on May 6, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Lovely art journal page, Marjie! Love the sentiment as well! The class will certainly be enjoyed.

  21. Annie G on May 6, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Your journalling is wonderful Marjie and I adore the various layers you have created x love the Mini Message Boards. Amazing colours and fabulous stamps……….looks like a whole lotta fun :-)
    Sending you my best wishes
    Annie x

  22. Alison on May 6, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    This is a wonderful layout Marjie, gorgeous colours! x

  23. butterfly on May 6, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Glorious page spread, Marjie – what a brilliant thought, and an abundance of colour mediums to go with it! In love with those CCIII MMMMBs, and so wish I could come and play. I’ve got an apron! Just waiting for photos to upload so that I can at least play along with the CCIII challenge…
    Alison xx

  24. Corrine on May 6, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Too much abundance for me right now, but your spread is marvelous. I am trying to channel you in my loose washy inky style. xox

  25. Karenliz on May 6, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Gorgeous page! I love all your layers of color.

  26. Claudine Criner on May 6, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Beautiful page Marjie, I always love your journal pages, so awesome!!

  27. Donns Budzynski on May 5, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    I love the way you use colors! I envy people who use bright bold color.
    I have such a hard time. But it is coming along slowing.
    I just don’t show my bold side!
    Love yours! Thanks for always sharing!

  28. Carolyn Dube on May 5, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Love the way you’ve mingled the greens and yellows then used darker colors for the focal images with stencils! Great sentence you’ve built too!

  29. Julie Tucker-Wolek on May 5, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    So gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the honeycombs!!!!!

  30. Caroline on May 5, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    You layer stencils really well. Cool colours from dylusions too :)

  31. Lynne Moncrieff on May 5, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    The message board is such a fabulous idea Marjie – to have such affirmations displayed in such a creative way is very clever.

  32. Silvia on May 5, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Another wonderful artjournal page.

  33. Astrid on May 5, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Stunning Marjie, you just are the queen of multi layered stencilling! Love this gorgeous page!!