Stencil blog hop!

I’m happy to be a part of another of Julie Balzer’s stencil blog hops today! Today the focus is on the leaf and flower frame stencils. I managed to work in both – and I had a lot of fun.

First I placed the leaf stencil onto a piece of green (kraft core) cardstock, then I used the green patina perfect pearls mist all over. I did not spray heavily – I wanted a dotted/misted look not a solid look. I then dabbed gold acrylic paint all over, and because it was still wet (and I knew this going in!) it smudged in some places. LOVE the look!

Where the mist is – it’s barely visible and in person SO sparkly. LOVE this green patina mist. Once dry I added my photos, stitched a bit, and used some yellow paint + flower frame (6″) stencil to accent my page…

In addition to the stenciled spot, I turned over the (wet) stencil and “stamped” a few spots on my page. Great use of the extra paint and I love the look!

I also used the leaf frame and (my favorite) punchinella stencils on a strip of patterned paper to add more color and depth to it. FUN.

I misted a leaf onto my journaling tag, and added a few paint, distress stickles, and other accents to finish the page.

I could see the leaves taking on a spring feel, bolder green for summer, perhaps a tropical vacation page… so many things.

As you can see I used the leaf stencil 3 ways on this page in addition to the punchinella and flower frame stencils.

A great selection of Crafter’s Workshop templates can be found at, a ton of the 6″ templates are available at, and also has a number of their templates.

Be sure to check out the other ladies in today’s hop too:
Amy Tan:
Karen Ellis:
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer:

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  1. Sandra ltb says:

    wonderful – love the fact that you used the flower stencil as a stamp!
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Sandra ltb

  2. Cheryl Leong says:

    Wow… Those are cool templates!!!! Tfs

    cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

  3. I love the dimension it puts on the page. Embossing without the heat gun!

  4. Johanne L. says:

    Love the final result. It’s a beautiful layout. Thanks for sharing,

  5. Tammy Davis says:

    Beautiful layout! I love how you used the multiple templates.

  6. Wow what a beautiful background. Love the l/o, the pics are adorable! TFS and for the inspiration

  7. suzy andrews says:

    I am always inspired looking at your projects and REALLY appreciate your detailed descriptions of what exactly you’ve done, some of us need those step by step instructions – Thanks, Suzy in Skokie, IL

    ps. If you have time when you post, could you tell us of things you may have done differently or that didn’t quite work as you had planned? We all have these “oops” moments, sometimes they are better than what we planned!

  8. I think I need that punchinella stencil….I could see it coming in handy so many ways!

  9. Beautiful! I love the texture and layering you’ve created, and the way you’ve tucked the photos and journaling into that awesome strip of paper you gussied up!

  10. I think I need it too. Thhis LO is stunning.

  11. Beth Henry says:

    I love how you used the Distress Stain and Studio paint! Beautiful!

  12. i love what you did with the stencils
    I also used that Leaf stencil on a handpainted shirt here

  13. WOW!! What an amazing layout using so many different stencils!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  14. Love, love, love it! Aren’t Julie’s stencils great? Once again you have inspired me with your creativity.

  15. Very pretty what you did. Love the end result!

  16. Love how you used the templates!

  17. Great layout. I love how you used the stencils.

  18. Awesome tutorial! Thank you so much for participating in the hop!

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