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It's a Blog Hop for StencilGirl Products today, featuring art using stencils designed by Terri Stegmiller.  Our theme is grateful, and I added some journaling to that effect.   I used Terri's 9X12 Striped Circles stencil, which is quite good for journaling right between the lines. Today I used the lines simply as design elements and to repeat the round shapes included in the form of stamps and another  stencil (Centered Circle, designed by MaryBeth Shaw).  I added a hand reaching into the right hand page, using embossing paste and Jessica Sporn's Hand stencil.

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Next I stamped several round face images and used circle punches to capture the parts I wanted to use on the page, then adhered them with my Xyron® 3” Sticker Maker.

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Now onto the Blog Hop.  You'll have chances to win a giveaway on the StencilGirl Talk blog for each comment you leave on the entire hop:

StencilGirl Talk

Terri Stegmiller

Linda Kittmer

Kirsten Reed

Marjie Kemper (you are here)

Janet Joehlin (go here next)

Judy Shea

Linda Cain

Corrine Gilman

Leslie Tucker Jenison

Mary C. Nasser

Thanks so much for visiting today!

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Marjie

109 Comments

  1. Buttons on November 29, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Love the way the stripes and circles work in this Marjie. Jenny x



  2. Silvia on November 27, 2013 at 3:54 am

    Another wonderful spread, fantastic bold colors.



  3. Melita on November 27, 2013 at 1:14 am

    Such vibrant, gorgeous colour. I love it!



  4. Nancy B on November 25, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    What fun! I love the stencils and the beautiful intense color.



  5. Lynne on November 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    The way you repeat the circles on your pages brings a wonderful sense of flow and that rasperry colour is so yummy.
    Wishes
    Lynne



  6. Helen Tilbury on November 25, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    What a great idea. Love the concentric circle idea…



  7. giogio on November 25, 2013 at 11:34 am

    wow!! Love the monochromatic pages. And the background is so crowded and full of details, still, with balance!



  8. kathy/NorthCarolina on November 25, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Had to come take a closer look…love the colors, Marjie. Your backgrounds are amazing!



  9. Linda on the Prairie on November 24, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    The intensity of the background color against the stamped faces is striking.



  10. Sheila on November 24, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Wow!!!! grateful indeed. Thanks for sharing and I was humbled to sit next to you in class a few wks back



  11. Erica on November 24, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Love it! :)



  12. Michele T on November 24, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Very creative!! I am inspired, thank you!



  13. Barbara on November 24, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    I never would have thought of using the xyron in this manner. I love the way you’ve incorporated all the different stencils into your theme. Also love the colour you’ve chosen. Nice work, tfs



  14. 2ne on November 24, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Love this :-)



  15. RaNae Ellett on November 24, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I really love the new stencils by stencil girl…..and each of the pieces I have seen being made with them are fantastic!



  16. butterfly on November 24, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Such intensity of colour, and so many layers of depth… this is stunning. Very much looking forward to doing a bit of Sunday evening catching up!
    Alison xx



  17. Kay Wallace on November 24, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Very creative to have used the stencil as a design element rather than a focal one! I agree that this same stencil would be great to use as a journaling block (eh, circle)! A fantastic spread for your journal, Marjie!



  18. Pat on November 24, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Love the inspiration with the stencil and the stamps



  19. Lura Brown on November 24, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    i just loved what you did and the color is awesome. very creative. thanks for the ideas. xoxo



  20. SusieF on November 24, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I love your page. Mono pages are pretty. I’m definitely asking Santa for a Xyron this year.



  21. Pam on November 24, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    thanks for the wonderful eye candy and the inspiration!



  22. Christine on November 24, 2013 at 12:58 am

    love your page…love all the different ways to use these stencils…so inspiring



  23. susan salyer on November 24, 2013 at 12:09 am

    I came to admire you beautiful art and I do so love your work.
    hugs
    susan s



  24. Cat on November 23, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Beautiful journal pages! Thanks for the chance to win!



  25. Yolanda D on November 23, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    terrific depth in those pages.



  26. Cecilia Sawyer on November 23, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Lovely use of colors and I loved the way you used the circular stamp. Rich and wonderful.



  27. michele on November 23, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Love the colors…thanks for the chance to win.



  28. Helen Markee on November 23, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    love it. esp the colors. thanks for the inspiration



  29. Terry on November 23, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Marjie, this is such a vibrant and fabulous WOA! Love all the layers and images! Enjoy the weekend, GF!



  30. Mary Albrethsen on November 23, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    I love the vibrant color and the subtle whisper of the design ~ not always easy to accomplish ~ it is beautiful ~ thanks for the blog hop
    mary



  31. Carmen Lucero on November 23, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Magenta color, awesome!! I’m going to use my stamps on my next page



  32. Glenda Hoagland on November 23, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    The art journal page is beautiful. The stencils work perfectly in the background Thanks so much for sharing this technique.



  33. Jackie on November 23, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    WOW Marjie- such a cool idea! I adore your color choice – it looks so very rich! Thanks for hopping!



  34. Monica Smith on November 23, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    This is very timely as I have made so many backgrounds for journaling and rarely finish the pages. I plan to go through the hop looking for inspiration and this page really spoke to me. love the colors, layout and use of stencils.



  35. Cheryl on November 23, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Wow! Very inspiring. Thanks for joining the blog hop and the chance to view your work.



  36. valerie-Jael on November 23, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Gorgeous pages, love that colour! Valerie



  37. Debby on November 23, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Love all of the circles in your pages. The colors are really cool too. So much inspiration out there! Thanks for sharing.



  38. APG Jamie on November 23, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    quite a wonderful spread <3

    ArtistPoet dot Girl @gmail dot com

    good luck everyone



  39. Barbara Burns on November 23, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    I love the colors!!! It looks like a lot of work but it came together very nicely!!!



  40. Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries on November 23, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Love the result Marjie…impressive!

    Have a nice weekend, Alie :-)



  41. Micki on November 23, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Dang girl, that is wow!!!! I love the boldness of it – that fabulous color and the way you incorporated the stamped pieces. Gorgeous.



  42. candy on November 23, 2013 at 11:06 am

    I really enjoy seeing the variety on these blog hops



  43. Deborah M on November 23, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Love this creation, Marjie! Sticker maker??? Who knew?



  44. Sandra Mouwen on November 23, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Wow, just love the deep rich magenta color, Marjie! Very beautiful pages! Hugs, Sandra



  45. KYCrafter on November 23, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Very inspiring journaling!! Thanks!!



  46. Tamiko McCurry on November 22, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Love this.. the color is so rich.. love the stencil used.. and cut outs



  47. edie on November 22, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    thanks for pointing me to even more SG stencils I simply gotta have! Love those stamped circles turned into stickers – will go through my stamps to see what I can use. Lovely page!

    edie



  48. Cindy Peterson on November 22, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Amazing work! And you used one of my favorite stencils by Terri.



  49. Linda K on November 22, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    lovely pages-the colors and stamps/stencils are wonderful!!



  50. Linda E. on November 22, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Love the color, the stamps and the stencils. Nice work. Linda E.



  51. NancyLee on November 22, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Looks like you had fun! great journal page.



  52. debby on November 22, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Beautiful, I just started an art journal and this is very inspiring.



  53. Robin on November 22, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Your use of color is amazing! I love all the layers.



  54. Karin Boulanger on November 22, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Love the faces stamp! And that pink! Wowsa!



  55. Maggie M on November 22, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Great use of the stencils; thanks for sharing. I love these stencils, but, I never win anything through these blog hops.



  56. textilerecycler on November 22, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Love what you did with the stencils, stamps and for me… the magenta pink paint! Yummmm…
    textilerecycler@yahoo.com



  57. Maria McGuire on November 22, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Love how you mixed all the stencils together with that fabulous color and stamping!



  58. Teresa Roberts on November 22, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    This is great – love the many layers you built up in this piece! And thanks for the chance to win stencils!



  59. Denise Smart on November 22, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Your pages are just awesome. Thanks for the hop!



  60. Kelly Jackson on November 22, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Fun tutorial and I have some of those things so I could actually get creative and make something fun like you did.

    Thanks for the fun.

    Smiles,
    Kelly



  61. Robin Parton on November 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Circles are one of my favorite motifs, thankful to know there is a stencil with these great faces.



  62. Marcella on November 22, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Enjoyed seeing your ideas and the beautiful use of such rich color! Thanks for sharing!



  63. efkaplan on November 22, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Thanks for posting. Your work always inspires me.



  64. Heidi Orndorff on November 22, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Love, love the vibrancy of these journal pages…. fabulous!



  65. Saucy Chick Sherry on November 22, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Lovely journal pages. Using Terri’s stencils really adds to the theme. Thanks for hopping. Creative Bliss…



  66. Nelda Johnson on November 22, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    I love the layering you did!



  67. janice on November 22, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Fun and interesting technique. thanks for sharing.



  68. terri stegmiller on November 22, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Wonderful results! I love your idea of using the Striped Circles stencil with writing. Hadn’t thought of that.



  69. Mary C. Nasser on November 22, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    So wonderful, Marjie!
    I always love your combination and layering of stamps and stencils and color!!



  70. Janis in ID on November 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    LOVE these circle sundial looking pieces!!! Wonderful color on your pages!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com



  71. Willa Mcneill on November 22, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    I am eager to play with stencils on paper. Have only done them on fabric.



  72. Denise Spillane on November 22, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Love the color and how you used the stencils and stamps.



  73. Kathyinozarks on November 22, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    I visiting through the stencil hop today, love your work
    Kathy



  74. Jo Muray on November 22, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Wow…that colour is luscious!!!! Great use of the stencils and stamps.



  75. Brenda Brown on November 22, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Love these vibrant pages and the faces you used with all the stencils to create depth. Great art my friend.
    Hugs {brenda} x0x



  76. Sheri on November 22, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    love the color you used for the journal page



  77. CE Pertuit on November 22, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Love your journal page!



  78. Nancy Curry on November 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Beautiful colors on this page. I love that striped circle stencil, too!



  79. Linda Cain on November 22, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    LOVE this!!!



  80. Daryl on November 22, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Love the journal!!!



  81. Jean on November 22, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Love how you used the stencils on your journal page!



  82. Marsha on November 22, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Nice use of layering with the circle stamps and what a rich color too!



  83. Marita on November 22, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    This is a beautiful page. Love the layers of colors and textures!



  84. Anne R on November 22, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Wow, wow, wow Marjie, how gorgeous are those colours! I love your journal page, the images are beautiful. Hugs, Anne x



  85. Maron on November 22, 2013 at 11:29 am

    really enjoyed this post. lovely!



  86. Caroline D. on November 22, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Love the vibrant color and all the visuals you added… great pages!!



  87. Gjeneve Hopkinson on November 22, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Interesting use of the stencils.



  88. Judy Cooper on November 22, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Very nice work! Love the colour



  89. Mary Beth Shaw on November 22, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Great job, Marjie. Lots of stencil love here :)



  90. Suzy on November 22, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Love the depth of color and visual texture of your page using the lines stencil. Great!



  91. Kirsten Reed on November 22, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Beautiful rich colors! Love.



  92. Kristin on November 22, 2013 at 10:21 am

    loved the color! your journal page is fabulous!!



  93. Judy Shea on November 22, 2013 at 10:10 am

    You pages are always so yummy. The deepness you achieve blows me away. LOVE THIS!



  94. Jessica Sporn on November 22, 2013 at 10:05 am

    really love your tone on tone background with the different textures. Your journal pages are just so beautiful.



  95. Connie on November 22, 2013 at 9:52 am

    How beautiful! Thanks for sharing!



  96. Teri Berry on November 22, 2013 at 9:49 am

    that is a gorgeous shade of pink and very striking.



  97. CarolynDube on November 22, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Rich art journaling! Now there is another stencil that I want!



  98. Valerie Gilreath on November 22, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Great spread! You manage to give it a lot of interest and texture within the almost monochromatic color scheme.



  99. Corrine on November 22, 2013 at 9:26 am

    You are oh so pink here, lovely work and really fun page. xox



  100. Gill on November 22, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Stunning!
    I love the colour!



  101. Jacqui Blondel on November 22, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Love the faces in the circles. Lovely page



  102. Jennifer on November 22, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Love the layering you achieved … simply beautiful!



  103. Linda Kittmer on November 22, 2013 at 8:24 am

    I love this spread Marjie! What an incredibly stunning monochromatic page!!!



  104. Julie Tucker-Wolek on November 22, 2013 at 7:44 am

    So gorgeous!! LOVING those bold colors!!!!!



  105. Giggles on November 22, 2013 at 7:13 am

    So pretty love the color!

    Hugs Giggles



  106. Ruth L on November 22, 2013 at 4:00 am

    It’s a top Marjie, like usual.



  107. Gigi Black on November 22, 2013 at 2:46 am

    Striking and vivid boldness. Great!!!



  108. Amante del Papel on November 22, 2013 at 1:36 am

    wow, is amazing, love the color that you use!



  109. Jane on November 22, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Love the color and always the stencils.