Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Have Fun with Stencils

Hi everyone.
We have a new challenge beginning today at Try It On Tuesday For the next 2 weeks we think you should Have Fun With Stencils
When I started this page I wasn't thinking about anything particular except for stenciling the little green squares/grid on the right. I sprayed a slightly different green on the left and it created some nice contrast  between the 2 greens. Then I added the pink flowers. Now I was thinking about spring. 
And when I found this lady in my package of TH found relatives, I got thinking about days gone by and where might be a good place to travel in such a fancy outfit.  So now my brain thought Paris in the 1950's. And so voila, here is my page.


I am also linking up to Valerie's geometric shape challenge at  Art Journal Journey.
Check out all the wonderful stenciled art made by the rest of the Try It On Tuesday design team. And I can't wait to see your stenciled creations. 
Thanks for visiting my blog

22 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous page Erika, your lady fits the theme so well. Love the background, and thanks for linking to AJJ, too, much appreciated! Hugs, Valerie

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful page! The green squares you stencilled look so beautiful with the stay and pink flowers - gorgeous 😁. Wishing you a happy new week and keep well! Hugs, Jo x

Meggymay said...

I love the stencil background for this fantastic page and how your page evolved. Your lady is looking good for a trip to Paris.
Its a great piece for Valerie's AJJ theme as well.
Stay safe and well
Yvonne xx

R's Rue said...

❤️❤️❤️

Barbara said...

Really cool idea! I just realized I don’t even own any stencils, oh well, I’ll enjoy your work anyhow.

Barbara said...


PS...I wanted to add that I-love your page theme. It all goes together beautifully!

Jeanie said...

Love the mix of the bright pop-art colors and the vintage woman. It makes for a great contrast!

pearshapedcrafting said...

A fabulous page Erika! The pink flowers really do say 'Spring'! I am envious of the lady enjoying Paris in April - we would have been on our way next week...ah well! there's always next year!! Hugs, Chrisx

CJ Kennedy said...

Very Springtime in Paris.

Helen said...

Beautiufl Erika! LOVE those big flowers and your stenciling!!! ((HUGS)) Helen

Linda Kunsman said...

gorgeous Erika!! I just love those vibrant flowers..and the background...and the image- it's all brilliant!

Iris Flavia said...

Beautiful work. Just what is it all about Paris? I was there at age 14, maybe I was too young to get it...

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous page! xx

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous page Erika, love the shading of green on your background and the pink flowers add a great contrast. Love the images you used.
Stay safe, Avril xx

Divers and Sundry said...

Beautiful page! I love the colors :) That lady is dressed to suit the occasion with her fur collar and that striking hat.

Tammy said...

Beautiful page Erika! I love the different shades of green and the gorgeous pink flowers, the white highlighting looks awesome!
Take care & stay healthy.
Hugs, Tammy

Joan said...

What a fabulous page Erica, I love those big pink flowers and your elegant lady

nwilliams6 said...

Great shades of green, lovely squares, fun giant flowers, and super cool found relative from the 50s. I think she would have fit in Paris for sure. Love how this all came together. Lovely! Hugz

Elkes Lebensglück said...

Beautiful journal page!With the Background is very nice!
Stay safe and well,hugs Elke

Neet said...

Oh dear, what have you done to me? I cannot stop singing the few lines I know of the song "April in Paris" It is a lovely song though so not to worry - and you have made an equally lovely page. I do like the contrast of those bright pink flowers against the green background and the stencilling is just perfect as is the TH figure you chose.
A really lovely page
Hugs, Neet xx

Marjut said...

You have created a very beautiful page, so lovely colours.

butterfly said...

Lots of colourful stencil fun here, and I can see why those gigantic flowers have put a giant smile on the Paper Doll's face!
Alison x