Welcome to the blog hop for The Crafter's Workshop and Balzer Designs! Back in September, I had a chance to use a few of the new stencils, and I am now most definitely a fan! How awesome is it that Julie invited me to play with even more stencils? Lucky me!
This layout, which focuses on my thoughts about teaching and learning at an all-girls school, offered the perfect opportunity to use a few of the "Faces" stencils, including Ava...
Edith and Maude...
and fresh-faced Summer...
Using the tried-and-true "ROYGBIV" formula, I worked from left to right, misting over the masks with each color, in order. After violet, I looped back around to red, orange, and yellow, for continuity's sake. Just above each face, I repeated the color order with patterned strips and accents.
Usually I try to stick to a color scheme that involves two or three predominant colors, but I couldn't resist the rainbow of possibilities here (har har). The mix of colors and patterns reminds me of the beautiful faces that I see each day as a teacher in an all-girls school.
Of course, this is just one of a number of ways to use these stencils. For more ideas, check out the other stops on today's blog hop:
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
If you've made your way through all of the blogs and are still craving even more inspiration, you will LOVE the Balzer Designs Flickr pool.
On to the second blog hop...woo hoo!
Welcome to the Two Peas in a Bucket Garden Girl Blog Hop! "Garden Girl" is the title that we receive as designers for the Two Peas in a Bucket website. As Garden Girls, we create projects, host challenges, teach classes, and participate in Two Peas events, all designed to inspire your creativity.
This week, beginning on Tuesday, November 1 and ending at midnight EST on Monday, November 7, the Garden Girls are sponsoring special projects and giveaways on our personal blogs. Be sure to follow the list below as you hop from one blog to the next. Each Garden Girl is hosting her own giveaway, so be sure to read the instructions that detail how you can participate in each contest. If you get lost, simply either start at the beginning of the blog hop again, or skip to the next blog listed below.
Wendy Sue Anderson
Jill Sprott (You're here!)
Shannon Tidwell (Go here next!)
One of my most recent contributions to the Garden at Two Peas in a Bucket is the following layout:
I had such a blast playing with the new Studio Calico Mister Huey's Color Mists. In fact, I also used them in the "Why Here?" layout shared earlier in this post. These have been on my wish list for a while now, and I was so happy to finally have a chance to hold them in my eager little hands (and consequently turn those hands blue and red and green).
This brings me to my question -- what is at the top of YOUR Two Peas "wish list"? Given a $15 gift certificate, what item(s) from Two Peas in a Bucket would find its way into YOUR bucket of scrappy loot?
Leave a comment answering this question, and you will be entered to WIN that very gift certificate! One lucky winner will be announced after midnight on Monday, November 7 EST.
Thanks for hopping along with me!