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Mermaid Madness Blog Hop with StencilGirl

Hi and welcome to the StencilGirl Mermaid Madness Blog Hop!

It’s such a joy to take part in this event. There’s something so magical about the sea. The smell. the sound, the feel of the sand between my toes. It all speaks to me on a deep level.

For this page I used the Love Mermaid stencil, an assortment of paints, gesso, my art journal, some misc fishnet-like embellishment and of course, more stencils! You can use an assortment to create texture and movement on your page. I used: Random Circles, Shoreline Mini, and Rolls.

After giving my page a quick coat of gesso i began building layers a little at a time. I used an assortment of blue, mint & teal paints and ink inks. I also added in some gold to mimic the color of sand. Without really waiting for anything to dry, I started sponging on white through my stencils to create texture.

 

To add some depth and dimension to my page, I darkened it towards the bottom. The gradual process of getting my background to where I wanted it was one of creating layers, covering them up, and adding more back in.

Once I stenciled on my mermaid I painted in her body and face with flesh tone paint, gave her some makeup, and added a some shading details.

To finish things off, I cut the vinyl embellishment that I picked up at the craft store to size and stamped a sentiment on old book paper.

I adhered both to my page with gel medium.

And done my journal page was complete.

What would a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY?!!

Three luck winners will be chosen on July 17th at Noon CST!

Entering is easy. Just comment on this post. When you’re done, swim on over to each of the blogs listed below and leave a comment there as well.

Comment, for a chance to win, by noon CST on July 16, 2017.

The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win. One comment per blog, please. Good luck to all who enter!

More mermaid projects from Gwen Lafleur, Karen Gaunt, Tina Walker, and Louise Nelson can be seen HERE.
Also, be sure to hop on over to see original projects from the stencil designers.
Thanks for visiting. I wish you a Mer-mazing week full of Art and full of Whimsy!

XO, Belen

 

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30 Days of Lists Instagram Hop

Big news is happening on Instagram today… Insta Hop and GIVEAWAY!

Visit Art & Whimsy on Instagram to enter and get links to all of the wonderful peeps participating this round as sponsors and ambassadors. Then hop on over to their pages for a peek at their lists.

For the hop I decided to go with “Lessons Learned”

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GIVEAWAY & BLOG HOP

The March rounds of #30 Days of Lists kicks off on March 1st and in honor of that we’re Giving Away TWO #30Lists registrations for March 2016, one for You & one for a friend!

Also be sure to hop on over to see what all of the other #30DaysofLists peeps are up to!

— @30daysoflists

— @amyteegan

— @constantalchemy

— @summonyourspark

— @ArtandWhimsy

— @megan_nerdnest

— @allie_scraps

— @monikawright_iloveitall

— @rukristin_shop

— @ScrappingWonders

— @JanetBCarr

— @dansmoncrane

 

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How to Enter:

— Follow @30DaysofLists AND ArtandWhimsy

— Like the photo

— Tag a friend who loves lists, in this post (@your friends IG name)

 

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The Fine Print:

Every friend you tag counts as a separate entry, but must be left as separate comments.

Giveaway is open worldwide and ends Thursday, February 25 at 5pm PT. This post will be updated with the winner shortly thereafter.

 

Good luck & thanks for reading!

xo,

Belen

September 2015 30 Days of Lists Blog Hop

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September 1st is just around the corner and that means 2 things… my Birthday and 30 Days of Lists. Since they both fall on the same day, that’s cause for celebration!

We’re kicking off the fun today with the 30 Days of Lists Blog Hop!

This is your chance to get to know us sponsors, the ambassadors and even Amy & Kam a little better. It’s also a great opportunity to learn a bit more about 30 Days of lists if you haven’t previously participated.

Whether it’s a quick list, jotted down on a notepad between errands, something more elaborate incorporated into an art journal or scrapbook album, or even something that you put together digitally with a photo editing app on your phone, 30Lists is a very doable challenge to keep up with.

30 Lists is a bi-annual listing challenge that takes place each March and September. All you need is a few minutes each day. It can be so easy to get caught up in life’s frantic pace and forget to take time to sit with our own thoughts. This is a fast and fun way to remedy that. Whether it’s a quick list, jotted down on a notepad between errands, something more elaborate incorporated into an art journal or scrapbook album, or even something that you put together digitally with a photo editing app on your phone, 30Lists is a very doable challenge to keep up with.

If you haven’t already registered, you can do so by clicking on my affiliate link HERE.

For today’s blog hop, Amy & Kam challenged us to create a list using one of the prompts from the March 2011 30 Days of Lists. We’d love to have you join in on the fun. Just select your own list prompt, from the link above, and post it to your blog, Instagram etc, then share your link on the 30 Days of Lists Facebook page, HERE.

Let’s just say that according to my bag, I eat out a lot. 🙂

I decided to go with the “In My Bag” prompt. I will preface this by admitting to not having included the loose change and receipts in my bag, because Yikes! Let’s just say that according to my bag, I eat out a lot. 🙂

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So what is all this stuff?

  • Sunglasses
  • Face powder
  • Chapstick
  • Lip gloss
  • Colored lip balm
  • Mini Moo business cards & case
  • Phone
  • External charger & cable
  • Sugar free gum
  • All purpose tool
  • Glue stick
  • Stamps
  • Wallet

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Hop on over to the blogs of the rest of the 30 Days of Lists team, you’re sure to be in for a treat!

Thanks for reading and I hope you’ll join us on September 1st.

xo,

Belen

 

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