16 August 2018

Blog Hop with Emerald Creek Craft Supplies and StencilGirl Products


Hi everyone and welcome to a special blog hop incorporating an exciting giveaway. Emerald Creek Craft Supplies and StencilGirl Products have teamed up with lots of talented designers to share a flavour of what can be done by combining their gorgeous products. I was lucky enough to be invited to join in the fun and created this little journal as my contribution.


I cut a cover using Eileen Hull's 'Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Wrapped Journal', removing the wrap around section to make it an open book. You'll see from the photo below that many layers of acrylic paint were used to build up a patterned surface - I used Seth Apter's stamps as part of this process and finished by using his StencilGirl Products 'Alpha Drips' stencil. Wanting a less overpowering background I finished by applying Buff acrylic paint over the StencilGirl Products 'Bare Branch and Twigs' 9x12 stencil it toned the whole thing down perfectly.


The panel on the front of this journal consists of layers of fabric, book pages and paint brayered paper, all stitched together in a random fashion. I then applied texture paste through the 'Thistle' 9x12 stencil and sprinkled various embossing powders from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies over them; these included Seth Apter's Baked Texture 'Patina Oxide' and 'Deep Sea' alongside Emerald Creek's own 'Salted Wine' and 'Fractured Ice'. By trimming around each flower stem I could then layer them over the painted background. The die cut word 'Journal' came from Eileen Hull's 'Journaling Words' Thinlits die set. Finally I added handmade lace trimmed booklets inside using elastic thread and that was it, the journal was complete.


I hope you enjoyed seeing my contribution to the blog hop. Now, remember I mentioned at the beginning of this post that it forms part of a special blog hop incorporating an exciting giveaway. Well here are the all important details you need to take part;



GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive $50 in Gift Certificates to Emerald Creek
and StencilGirl® Products!

Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Tuesday, August 21st at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl® Product's Facebook page and 
Emerald Creek’s Facebook page on Wednesday, August 22.
Blog Hop Order:

August 15

August 16
Jenny Marples (you are here)

August 17

Thank you for joining me today as part of this wonderful blog hop. Make sure you check out the projects from the other participants to be in with a chance to win.

Jenny xxx

68 comments:

  1. Gorgeous art journal cover. I love this stencils. The embossing-powders give such a beautiful rich effect.

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  2. Wow what a cover, fabulous creation 🖤🖤

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  3. As a lover of journals, I fell immediately in love with your 3-D journal cover -- so much so that, despite my being the designer of the 12" x 9" stencil Thistle, I didn't even recognize it right away! May I have your permission to share a link to this post in my blog? If you would first like to check out my blog, it's here -- http://heartworkbycecilia.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh my goodness of course Cecilia!!!! I'm honoured to have received this praise and thrilled to bits that I've done it some justice! In fact I love the stencil that much that I previously used it to create another junk journal here; http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.com/2018/07/junk-journal-for-eileen-hull-designs.html

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  4. So creative! I love all the detail used.

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  5. I love this! So many layers to take in! I do not have this die yet, but I do have the travelers journal die and love everyone idea on how to cover these journals.

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  6. Oh Jenny, love this!!! Salted Wine and Fractured glass are paired perfectly!!! Gorgeous, so happy you are in this hop, it's a stellar line-up with tons of inspiration!!!! xo xo

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  7. Love the way you used the embossing powder on the Thistle stencil - one of my favorite stencils. Great idea to tone down the cover with the buff paint over the Bare Branch & Twigs stencil, too. Gorgeous journal cover!

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  8. Stunning cover and a great way using the stencils and powders, Thanks!

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  9. Love your cover! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. So awe inspiring; the layers and colors are perfect for a journal cover! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful project.

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  11. This is a lovely project, love the colour tone, the contrast in textures which all fit together so well.

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  12. So many layers of texture Jenny combined in just the perfect way ❤️ Thanks for being part of the hop- Always a pleasure to see what that creative mind of yours has put together!

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  13. What a beautiful book, with so much texture and dimension! Gorgeous color scheme too

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  14. Laura Szablewski16 August 2018 at 18:27

    Beautiful, Jenny! I love your style.

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  15. So very pretty! Love the texture and colors!

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  16. I would have loved to have seen each layer being done! Wonderful journal =D

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  17. Just beautiful Jenny! Love all the interesting lines & curves with color. Wonderful layers! TFS.

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  18. Beautiful cover! Love the combination of colors used so many elements to take in! ~Rachel Bell racheljobell (at) gmail (dot com)

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  19. Great art journal cover. Love the use of fabric, paint stencils and embossing powders. mcsuetexas(at)yahoo(doycom)

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  20. Amazing colors. Thank you for sharing your fine work 👍🏼

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  21. The buff paint thru the stencil made a dramatic background

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  22. Love all the different embossing powders you used!

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  23. stunning journal cover, I love the mix of colours :)

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  24. This is absolutely Fab! Jenny . Love how you have made the wraparound journal into an open book and of course I love all those painty layers , stenciling and your focal front panel . Tfs this beauty x

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  25. I love how you used stencils, color and the powders to mak a unique and beautiful piece. I definitely have to try this

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  26. So beautiful! I love the stitched look and the embossed flowers are so nice. Thanks for sharing:)

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  27. Love the layering. Beautiful cover.
    thanks for sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. Absolutely beautiful! I love all the stuff you make. :)

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  29. Thank you so much for sharing. Very nice!!

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  30. This is a terrific idea for a journal cover! I love the colors and the amazing texture!

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  31. Great journal cover! I love the products you used and how the colors compliment each other. What a great pair, SG and EC.
    suzschultz72352(at)aol(dot)com

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  32. Dumb me. I gave the wrong email address. So I am starting over:
    Great journal cover! I love the products you used and how the colors compliment each other. What a great pair, SG & EC.
    suzschultz72352(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Love what you have created. This cover is stunning,

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  34. Great cover! Love all the color and texture.

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  35. Jenny, what a gorgeous contribution to this blog hop! I love the way you have layered up the cover and the flowers covered with the embossing are such an incredible focal! The use of the stencils on the backgrounds are beautiful! So happy to see your work, thank you for sharing.

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  36. Your projects are always so beautiful! Love the layers!

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  37. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. It is a fabulous journal cover! kcgoulet@gmail.com

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  38. Wow!!! Awesome project!!! Amazing technique!!!

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  39. Jenny...... I have no words. What a stunning book. It was such a highlight to do this blog hop with you. If I work to choose my fave part it was the patina copper over the withered branches/vines. I can’t say I would have thought of that. Just Awesome!

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  40. Wonderful piece, Jenny! Love the huge flowers and layers, and the stitching is a great touch! Amazing patinas! TFS Maura

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  41. Thanks for sharing your lovely journal!

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  42. I love the textures and colours. Stunning cover!

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  43. You know I’m a huge fan, Jenny. This is beautiful. I love how you’ve combined so many different elements without overwhelming the look. And I love the stitching too! Thanks for the inspiration...

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  44. Love the texturing on this journal. Excellent job!

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  45. Thanks Jenny, fantastic as always

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  46. Great layering technique! Thanks for sharing! beenebag (at) Yahoo (dot) com

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  47. This is quite possibly one of the best journals I have seen this summer! Great work.

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  48. For a journal cover THISTLE do nicely!! (No puns were harmed in the writing of this comment.) Seriously, it is so very cool!!

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  49. Love the colours in this journal and the embossing powders are fantastic.

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  50. I love how intricate the design is of this card. Very well crafted and beautifully designed. Thanks for the share, hope you had a fantastic weekend. Keep up the posts.

    World of Animals

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  51. Absolutely fabulous! I would love to see what is under that buff acrylic paint - the bits that peek out are lovely!

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  52. Beautiful journal!! Love how you did the thistle! Your colour choices are always so spot on Jenny!

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  53. Gorgeous! I love your journal cover will all the little details.

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  54. This is sensational Jenny. Love how you built up the layers.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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