Thursday, September 19, 2013

Arabesque Stencil Blog Hop with Nathalie Kalbach



I'm really honored to be a part of todays blog hop showcasing the Arabesque Stencil designed by Nathalie Kalbach for Stencil Girl Products  I've been waiting with great anticipation for her designs to come to the market place and I know that you will love them as much as I do. Let's take a look at the stencil and what I created with it.


I've been playing with my Gelli Plate for printing and have a stack of backgrounds ready to go. I thought the fluid nature of the Arabesque stencil would be perfect for this already completed page that had parts that I liked and parts I didn't. I love this page now and love the richness of the navy blue acrylic paint I used.

Once completed I then turned it into a  Art Journal page background by scanning to my computer and then have printed at my local office supply store on 80lb. cover paper. I've been doing this lately and use them has parts of other Art Journal pages. I love the fact that I can go back and use this design again if I so chose. Here is the completed background and I have provided a link at the end of the post where you can download this page for your own personal use.

Here is how I completed the background page. I've been wanting to use this photo that my husband took of HIS incredible Clematis {does anyone else have a husband who gardens and calls the plants his???}. This background was the perfect page to display this photo.


Thank you for stopping by and I'm pretty sure you might find a GIVEAWAY over at Nat's Blog BUT...she tells me if you comment here too you will have another entry into her giveaway! As a matter of fact she will give you an entry into the giveaway for each blog you comment on--how cool is that! Nathalie will give away one Arabesque Stencil. You have five chances to win it. Leave a comment on each of the listed blogs and on my blog  and let us know how you like the projects and Nathalie will pick randomly one lucky winner. You have time to comment till September 25th, 2013 - midnight EST.

Blog Hop Participants:

Here is the art journal background page 
for your own personal use.
Just want to take a quick moment to welcome Nathalie to the US...so glad you are here. Also thank you for asking me to join in on the blog hop fun...LOVE your stencils Nathalie Kalbach!


41 comments:

  1. Great idea to copy your AJ pages, this project is sooo cool with all that layered texture. Love it!

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  2. Hi Martha, Love Nat's new stencil and the art journal page that you've created with it. Great visiting your blog today.

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  3. Beautiful art journal page, it looks like you had some fun with the stencils!

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  4. Hello there, what great work with the stencil and the gelli plate. I love working with the gelli plate it has really helped me loosen up my work and adding a stencil can help even more.

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  5. Love how you used the stencil!

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  6. Love your Gelli print and how it turned out in your Art Journal page! I hope in a near future to have both a Gelli plate and the Arabesque stencil.

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  7. love love love those colors! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity!

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  8. I love Gelli prints. Thanks for sharing this beautiful one.

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  9. Gorgeous background page- love the layering and depth. And...oh I need your husband to come and help me with my garden- LOL- I have a brown thumb ;) Thanks for playing along in the hop!

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  10. wow I do love that blue! thank you so much for sharing with us. That flower is amazing.

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  11. So gorgeous! I am loving the colors!!!!

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  12. This are a fantastic colors!!! I love the background, so amazing!

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  13. Love this stencil and loved how you used it on your page. Loved how "your husband's" flower was perfect with it as a background!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  14. Gorgeous - and how generous of you to share it.

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  15. Gorgeous! ...and how generous of you to share. I made a large bowl with Clematis blooms in sgraffito awhile ago, love the flower.

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  16. Beautiful page and Natalie's stencil really took your existing page to the next level!

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  17. wow gorgeous page, and thanks for the possibilty to upload it!! it's really a wonderful stencil!

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  18. Love the stencil and LOVE your art!!

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  19. beautiful page and I love that stencil! My gelli plate never seems to rest, it's awesome and I love what you did here.

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  20. I am so in love with Nat's Arabesque stencil! And, I love how you used the stencil, really highlights your husband's clemetis! Thank you for the download!

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  21. the background was fabulous & the stencil was a great addition

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  22. Martha.. I LOVE all these layers. Just beautiful.

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  23. All that fabulous layering!...and Arabesque works really well.

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  24. I would love to have this stencil to use with my Gelli plate! Love your layering and colors!

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  25. What a transformation! Thank you so much for sharing with us.

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  26. What a gorgeous page. Love all the colors. You rocked Nat's Arabesque stencil. Your Hubbie's clematis is beautiful and it's not an easy flower to grow so kudos to him too :) There is so much talent on this page!!

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  27. Yes, I think we were on the "same page" with our projects...BUT I love what you did and I LOVE the idea of scanning the final piece to use in future projects!!! I'd say it is a winner!

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  28. That iridescent purple flower is to die for! You background really sets it up to dazzle. Wonderful piece!

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  29. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome gelli paper! Love the colors and especially the stencil!

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  30. Your background is beautiful! An so are your husbands flowers....

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  31. That is a fantastic background, it works so well with the gorgeous photo.

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  32. Your background is so beautiful! Oh my gosh I love it, and it has my head spinning with ideas! Love the color of the clematis, one of my favorite flowers! I am going to be looking at my stencils a little differently! Thanks for sharing! Janelle R

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  33. Definitely one of the prettiest background stencils I have seen and it looks fabulous on your gelli print. Your page is beautiful - love your colors!

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  34. Great idea to scan and print for use as a scrapbook page. Beautiful color combo.

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  35. Your page is beautiful, and I appreciate your sharing it with us. The stencil added just the right touch.

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  36. Beautiful page, Martha, and how clever to scan it for other uses. Super idea.

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