Wednesday, June 16, 2010

LOC Stenciled Flower Tutorial & A Winner

Hello and welcome!  I am excited to be showing you another project I have made with the Layers of Color New Release Art Stencils.  I will also be announcing a the winner of an Art Stencil set that was up for the winning on my Blog Hop post - I will keep you in suspense just that much longer - first - the tutorial!

  I brought the template for this fower while I was in New Zealand recently visiting my family - it was from the $2 Shop!  As soon as I saw it my mind started ticking...ticking...ticking... and this is what I came up with!

A flower for my DD2'a bedroom wall - yes, she is the 'girly girl!'

You will need the following:

LOC Art Stencils - Victorian Corner & Natural Flourish
3 different DPs of your choice
Circle Cutter
Distressing Ink (I have used Tim Holtz)
Sponges or daubers - for sponging
Double sided tape
Embellishments - dew drops, buttons, anything with shimmer

Draw around the leaves on the stencil and cut out - I used 2 different DP's for variation.  Use your circle cutter to cut our the petals - leave the circles complete

Using your sponge or dauber and the stencil - lay the stencil onto the DP and gently dab the inked sponge onto the DP - careful NOT to overload the sponge - less is more - I always start lightly and add more - you have more control over the finished project that way!  You can always add more but you can't always remove!

I have placed the part of the Art Stencil pattern on the DP.  I have found it easy just to hold the stencil in place with my fingers....and have not had any slipping happen.

Place all of the stenciled pieces onto the template to finalise the placement of them

You can see with this one I have turned the images all the same way

I have added paper piercing around the circle, layering it with a scalloped circle, white circle and a fabulous large button with thin gingham ribbon threaded through!

As you can see I have added some dew drops to bling it up!  Here is the finished flower...

I hope this inspires you to try these Art Stencils and to think outside the box. 

To celebrate the new release, Layer of Colors is having a 15% store wide sale through to Friday, June 18th so make sure you don't miss out and pop over there NOW!

Okay - for those of you who have been waiting, the winner of the New Release Art Stencil from Layers of Color is....

drum roll please....(c'mon I had to say that - my DH is a drummer!LOL

the winner of an Art Stencil of her choice is...


Congratulations Lagene, please email me with your details and your choice of Art Stencil  by midnight PST 18 June so we can get it posted out to you, otherwise I will be choosing another winner! 

Thank you for stopping by today and for your encouraging comments - you make my day!  I still have a couple of projects to show you - see you soon!  God bless you!


  1. Congratulations, Lagene! You're going to have a blast with your new LOC art stencil!

    Like me you're probably inspired to make Linda's beautiful flower from her great tutorial! What fun! You could always add a frame stand to the back and stand it up as a desk decoration too!

    LOVE this so much Linda! It's a marvelous project and tutorial! I loved seeing all the pretty details and learning how it's made.

    Stenciled hugs!

  2. Aww Linda wow I just love this flower. The stencil Tutorial and colour choice is TOPS!So delicious!!! I am girly girl too. x Chriss

  3. WOW alot of work......but so worth it,its AMAZING!!!
    Hugs xx

  4. Gorgeous Linda... :) I love the colors you used in this flower! Perfect for a little girls room. Wonderful tutorial too. Hugs! Michelle

  5. Beautiful Linda, A +++ , lucky daughter!! Saw this on FB so I popped on over. GREAT deal on the stencil and now you put it to work. Jane

  6. Linda, this is gorgeous! I love all the little details and had to stop by after seeing your sneak peak of it! Fabby tutorial and gorgeous result!

  7. Wow Linda, this flower is beautiful. Great Tutorial !! Thank you for sharing. I have 4 girly girl granddaughters.


  8. Love this flower! Great tutorial, Linda, thanks. The colors are so pretty together, love orange and pink. This is the first Art Stencil that I ordered from LOC, so versatile, looks great on the leaves.

  9. That is beautiful, Linda! I'm sure it will look fab in your DD's room. :)

  10. That is sooo cute! I am going to have to make my own!

  11. Such a cute project and great tutorial Linda!I love this! I'll have to try one for my DGD!

  12. This flower is absolutely gorgeous! Your daughter is so lucky to have such a creative mom. Don't forget to grab your Top Sister badge from the Sisterhood.

  13. Inspiring my friend, simply inspiring!! Love it, and I may just have to visit the $2 shop....

  14. These stencils are wonderful and your project is inspiring! Thanks!

  15. This is beautiful, love the summery colours and the embossing looks great.

  16. Well, this is so embarasing!!!1 I can not figure out how to email you to claim my stencil!!!


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