Eclectic Paperie Guest Blogger

One of my favorite kinds of journal pages is Silhouette Art Journaling. There are several stencils on the market with women in various poses, but there are also endless possibilities in magazines.  The one below is a shape cut from a fashion magazine.  Once I had it cut out, I laminated it with packing tape.

Silhouette Art Journaling - Marjie Kemper
I’m excited to be a guest blogger today at Eclectic Paperie, along with fellow blogger Melody Schwartz.  The theme at EP is this Eleanor Roosevelt quote:  “A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.”

That’s inspiring!
Women are certainly known for keeping calm and carrying on.  One of my favorite teas has “Calm” printed on the tags so I used that in a few places on the page.  I intended the eyes to be symbolic as we must also be watchful for ourselves as well as our families, and friends.


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  3. Love, love, love this! Of course, anytime tea is involved I’m really interested. LoL. But the colors are amazing and I love what you did with the tea tag!! I’ve been playing with Julie’s mask tutorial too, and it’s so fun! I really like your take on it though. Awesome!

  4. love the artistic expressions on the page..the artful eyes peeping out on the page and model’s pose does really reflect some form of independent, confident and feminity.

  5. Love the page. What a cool idea to use models for a mask.

  6. Oh, my! Your use of color is breath-taking. I LOVE this!!!

  7. I love the bright colors and the tea bag! Congrats on being chosen as their guest blogger!!

  8. Dee in NH says:

    That’s fabulous!!!! Love the rich vibrant colors and all the stenciling! Beautiful!

  9. Love it and congrats on being a guest designer. You deserve it – your work is amazing!!

  10. WOW Marjie, this is completely awesome. Love the colors and the use of the magazine clipping mask. You just really know how to rock the layers! Hope to have time to visit the other blogs this weekend!

  11. Great news, congrats 🙂 well deserved. This page is so wonderful, the bright colors are just my cup of tea.

  12. Love the colors and the use of stencils! The teabag necklace is just too cute! Thanx for sharing and congrats on the guest spot. 🙂

  13. This is absolutely stunning Marjie! The use of the model as a mask is so clever! I also love the use of stamps to fill in her body. Great job! Bette

  14. wow weeee that is simply gorgeous indeed. I love all the layers of colors. you can tell you spent a while on this page. very awesome

  15. Wow, your page is stunning, full of life and colour!! Just love it!!!fab, what can I it!!hugs trace x

  16. I absolutely love the pose of the woman and those vibrant colors. And using the tea bag tag as a necklace is perfect…. Yup, your page is totally inspiring! :-).

  17. like your bold sense of color. thank you for sharing.

  18. wow, you have been busy!
    i’m drooling all over my keyboard: those colors are oh so yummi! and i love all the little accents you’re adding: white dots, the masks, the stamping. you got me inspired to do a page today!
    have a happy one, france xx

  19. Carol E Brooker says:

    Wow! I really like this page, so colorful and beautiful, thank you so much for sharing it.

  20. Awesome page Marjie. Love your bright colors and your interpretation.

  21. Vibrant and beautiful! Love your journal page!

  22. Absolutely stunning! Love all the bright colors. You definitely gave the page and quote some attitude.

  23. Love the “posture” (woman) and the colors, you were working those stencils, great message !!

  24. Double wow! This page is jaw breaking! i think colors are powerful! yours certainly are-bright, bold almost shining! Greta composition too! And what a fun display of stenciling! Congratulations Marjie!

  25. Amazing layers and colours Marjie, I love your ability to stamp and stencil in so many intricate ways and they all work so beautifully together. I love this piece of work. Makes me wanna open my journal and get inky. Michelle xx

  26. Amazing colours and depth to this Marjie, a superb page. Xox

  27. Wow this is great Marjie! Love the bright colours.

  28. I love this Marjie! It’s so totally funkilicious!! Really amazing job!!!

  29. Wowza, what a beautiful, colorful and bright page! Love all the layers of stamping and stencils! Fabulous!

  30. kathy/NorthCarolina says:

    Wowsers! I love the colors you chose…and your mask is amazing. I love the tea bag tags, too. Very fun!

  31. What a wonderful mask and colors! Beautiful job on this!

  32. Wonderful page as always! Love that lady and she really does stand out!

  33. Seriously uber cool!!! Love the silhouette woman and your sentiment is awesome, but the color captures the very essence of the fun here!!! WOW!

  34. Wowsers! Big big big congratulations!
    BTW, I’ve moved back to Blogger – long story short, wordpress was a nightmare. Wish I could have stayed with TypePad, but there were too many problems trying to organise a monthly direct debit with the £/$ currency conversion. Shame, but there you go…
    Great to see you doing so well! Your creativity has really taken off!

  35. LOVE all the layering and I enjoyed reading your thought process of what you were thinking while making this! So glad you could join us today!

  36. This is my favorite so far, I just love all you did here.

  37. Oh my goodness Marjie.. the colours are just fantastic…. STUNNING. Love the idea of using a cut out image as a mask too… it works really well.

  38. bethann d says:

    so interesting.

  39. Your page is totally amazing Marjie! Congrats on your guest spot! x

  40. Beautilful! I love how vibrant it is.

  41. Hi Marjie, this is a wonderful take on the saying, love that tea bag too. Well done on being a guest designer, couldn’t happen to a nicer and more talented lady.

  42. What a wonderful page. Love the colors and the design invited me to look at all you’ve created.

  43. Shelly Schmidt says:

    WOW- how cool is this pagee!!! I love the idea of using a model from a magazine for a mask! Love the word CALM that I can see… this so much! Love the colors too. Congrats on the guest DT spot- love your work!

  44. susan schultheis says:

    I am a huge fan of your creations and today is no different. I just love the art journaling page. the technique is perfect. I kind of got uptight seeing your page thinking I might have to free-hand. NO NO NO I am horrible. My dogs look like camels! Cannot wait to go home and try finding the perfect pix to mask. Thanks so much, Sue

  45. and CONGRATS for being chosen! You rock.

  46. O my stars!. Marjie this is absolutely stunning stamping!. It’s like a thousand layers of colors in there. Beautiful. So inspiring 🙂

  47. Love the attitude — the whole thing makes me feel happy

  48. Very eye catching – I love the purples!

  49. You rocked this sentiment with all that color! Congrats on being chosen as a guest blogger!

  50. Marjie, this is just such a fabulous page. There is so much wonderful color and detail. And I love the ‘attitude’ pose!

  51. Patti n SLC says:

    WOW the hands on the hip “mask” hits the essense of this qoute perfectly. Wonderful post. You make a great guest blooger!