Monday, June 14, 2010

Layers of Color New Release BLOG HOP!!

Hello everyone - if you are here for the Layers of Color Blog Hop you are in the right place - and if you have just stopped in, you may want to click here and start the Blog Hop at the beginning - there are sets of Art Stencils being given away on some designers Blogs.  Today we are celebrating the release of the Layers of Color New Release Art Stencils - we have been showing you sneak peeks for the past few weeks and today is the BIG REVEAL!! 

I am excited to be giving away one of the Art Stencils today as well -are you excited!?!?  Find out how you could win further down this post

If you came from Kristine's Blog you are in the right place, if you did not start at the beginning, please pop over to Layers of Color and start at the beginning - the whole 7 sets of Art Stencils are being drawn and you NEED to be in it!!

I am excited to be showing you this Altered Album that I created using three of the Art Stencils, you can see how versatile they are and how well they work with each other and the Layers of Color art stamp sets.

Belle Brocade Art Stencil, sponged it with Distressing Inks and added Gold Half Pearls

This close up really shows off the pattern of this stencil, so elegant!

The next Art Stencil is the Natural Flourish, how perfect is this is adorn with images and sentiments, they are perfect for creating your own DP

I have used the butterfly from the Layers of Color Flutterescent art stamp set - my favourite butterfly - you may know that is you are a regular to my Blog - it features regularly!

 The Vintage Medallion Art Stencil - so elegant and stunning, again I have inked it with Distressing Inks and added the darling Chickadee from the Backyard Birds art stamp set, along with miscellaneous sentiments.

The final 'page' is featuring the Joyful Noise art stamp set, the young lady I have made this for is a musician and this is perfect for her. 

 I have randomly stamped the music notes and the single flower from the Merci Bouquet art stamp set, lightly colouring it with chalks and adding Kindy Glitz to the centre of each flower.  The Cleft is also lightly chalked to highlight it.

And of course the hymnal has been torn and inked before being added down the side.

The whole thing comes together with ribbon and lace - so what do you think - don't the Art Stencils add so much elegance, and they are so easy to use.
You can win one Art Stencil of your choice just by popping over to Layers of Color and coming back here to leave a comment, telling me your favourite Art Stencil - how easy is that!!  I can''t wait to see which ones you can't live without!  LOL!  I will draw a winner at the end of the Blog Hop - so you will only have 24 hours - what are you waiting for - get yourself over there to choose!!!

I am listing the Blog Hop order below, just incase Blogger acts up today - that way you won't miss out

Linda (that's me)
Your next stop on the Blog Hop is Nina's Blog
and guest designer Irene Tan,

You can also find some gorgeous inspiration over at Abby's Blog.  Abby has been a Guest Designer for Layers of Color and we just LOVE her feminine and romantic vintage style - you will be delighted with what Abby has to inspire you!!

There is more....Layers of Color is having their first ever sale starting now and goes through until Friday--all ART STENCILS and all clear art stamps are on SALE at 15% OFF!!!

We invite you to head on over to our SNR Group from 4-5 p.m. PST (7-8 p.m. EST) as there will be opportunities to win more FREEBIES... we love to PARTY! Laura, myself and some of the Design Team will be there and we would love to see you there!!
Thank you for stopping by, your next stop on the Blog Hop is at Nina's Blogs!  Don't forget to check in over at Layers of Color to be part of the celebrations - you don't want to miss out!!  See you there!  God bless you!


  1. Hi Linda, this is a really beautiful project - I cannot believe just what beautiful work you do!! I I think I like the Natural Flourish stencil the best... It is so hard to choose!

  2. Woo Hoo! What a wonderful contribution, Linda! This is a work of art made with love. Every little thoughtful detail is beautiful and warm. An incredible gift for Sarah! And a marvelous array of techniques and products that shine through your talented hands!

    Thank you for giving us inspiration and adding beauty to our world!

  3. Beautiful project Linda - thanks for sharing!


  4. Oh wow Linda! What a beautiful album for Sarah! So feminine and pretty with that vintage style that's all yours! Great addition to the line up of projects today! Gorgeous work with both the LOC stamps and stencils!!!

  5. Linda these are AMAZING!!!!! I love what you've done with this album. The stamping along with the art stencils is just beautiful. I think my favorite is probably the Vintage Medallion.

  6. Beautiful project, thanks for sharing! I think I love the Natural Flourish best!

  7. Hi Linda! Beautiful projects as always! My Favorite is the Natural Flourish but they are all BEAUTIFUL! Great job, Layers of Color!

  8. Lina, this is stunning!!! Your young friend is going to love this!! As for my favorite? I know this would happen. After seeing all the creations today.... so far I love them all!!

  9. Hi Linda, Gorgeous projects. You're so talented girl. I would have to say that my favorite one is the Natural Flourish. But they are all great. Thanks for sharing =)

  10. So, so beautiful, Linda! I LOVE the Vintage Medallion stencil. Thanks for the tutorial, hope it will be on the LOC site. I'll be missing the party tonight, I have the soccer banquet. Huge bummer :-{

  11. This album is simply beautiful! I think the Natural Flourish is my favorite of the three.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  12. Oop! I meant Natural Flourish is my favorite of the SEVEN. I got so excited here, I forgot what I was saying! LOL

  13. Oh my word girl--this is stunning. I just love all the details and colors.

  14. Linda, this are great projects. All the stencils are fantastic, but I am partial to the vintage medallion. I love how you chalked the treble clef on the card. It really does make it stand out.

  15. Gorgeous! I love your project today!!! I still can't decide which stencil I like best, though! They are all wonderful!

  16. Linda, this is your most spectacular project to date!! LOVE your wonderful creativity and use of so many of the stencils and stamp sets!! Gorgeous colors and perfect embellies--wonderful job. You add so much to the LOC family Linda... thank you for sharing your wonderful talents and beautiful heart with us.


  18. Your work is stunning as always! I love flourishes in all kinds, so also for this, but then the brokade one was very cool, and the medalion... sorry - can't choose.


  19. Oh Linda, this is gorgeous beyond words! I'm really torn between the Natural Flourish and the Belle Brocade stencil. You've used them both so perfectly that I cannot decide which one I love more! :) Michelle

  20. So beautiful and vintage-y as usual, Linda! I thing my favorite stencil would be that awesome medallion but the Natural Flourish is right up there with it! ;)

  21. Whoo hoo Linda, this is one of my favs of yours for sure. Totally stunning in every way and the stencils you have used add such beautiful details to your creation. I like the natural flourish the most as it just flows so prettily! GORGEOUS Girl, and so inspirational!

  22. Linda, this is so gorgeous, it made my mouth drop open! I think the Victorian corners is my favorite stencil.

  23. I narrowed it down to "Natural flourishes" even though Vintage Medallion has my imagination realling also!

  24. Beautiful project Linda! I think my favourite stencil is Belle Brocade.....it would work with so many different styles!

  25. Linda, this is over-the-top gorgeous! What a blessing that you are using your God-given abilities to bless others!! So eye-popping beautiful!!! oh... and my favourite stencil? Botanical Swirls... no wait, it's Natural Flourish... no, I think it's way too hard to choose just one!! LOL


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