Monday, June 14, 2010

Layers of Color Summer Release Blog Hop and Tutorial

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Layers of Color Release Party and Blog Hop for their brand new product ~Art Stencils! All of us on the design team have been having so much fun playing with these stencils! We have all shown several sneak peeks which you can view by clicking on our titles to bring up the whole blog, not just this post, and then scrolling down through the last week's worth of posts. There's lots of inspiration on each blog!!! I am the first stop on the hop after the Layers of Color Blog. If you didn't start there you might want to go there first to get the full list and all the info about the goodies!!!

Today I am showing you a picture frame I altered using the Vintage Medallion Art Stencil.

It wouldn't be a party without prizes... so today I am offering TWO blessed winners their choice of one art stencil! The two winners will be randomly chosen from all my commenters today! I will draw the winners tonight and announce them tomorrow (Tues. the 15th) on my blog!

Also, as part of the celebration, Layers of Color is offering a STOREWIDE SALE! Today through Friday (14th through the 18th) you can save 15% off everything, even the new stencils!!!

There will also be an hour of fun tonight at the Layers of Color Group on SNR from 7-8pm Eastern time. Fun and games plus prizes! Hope you'll join us there!!!

I also want to let you know that I have a new Gallery at Layers of Color... it's an Altered Art Gallery! So I'd love to have you stop by and take a peek while you are there!






From here, you should hop to see Kristine!

Oh, and for those of you who want to know.... yes, this photo is us at one of those places where you dress up and take an old fashioned picture. I scanned the photo and printed it out. I can't seem to get it and the frame both in focus at the same time. I laugh every time I look at our serious faces though... that's the way they always did back then... serious...no smiles!

I hope you've enjoyed the ideas I shared with you and I know you will love these stencils! Be sure to keep visiting Laura at the Layers of Color Blog and other DT members this week as more samples will be shown, as well as more tutorials! Have a blessed week!

30 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so elegant Grace!! I love the use of the stencil, all the snippets of lace, the butterfly, and the other elegant details. Great tutorial!
hugs,
Chris

MaxineD said...

Thank you for a wonderful tutorial, Grace, and the beautiful project that you have shared!
Blessings
M

Laura - Layers of Color said...

WOW, Grace what a spectacular frame! Beautiful antique quality to it and I love the lace and metal details! Great tutorial, so helpful and inspiring!

You've out done yourself my talented friend! Thank you!

The Paper Princess said...

Dear Grace

Your frame is lovely - but then again, you always do such amazing work!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Grace - this is just gorgeous! I love the elegance and the texture you have used to create this vintage frame! Your embellishing is just gorgeous Grace - you are amazing with these stencils! Thanks for sharing...and...you dont need to out me in the draw! LOL! {{{hugs}}}

Gina said...

Great this is just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!! You've done an amazing job.

byondbzr said...

Wow, that is just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your art!

Crystal said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! OMG!!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Your altered frame is absolutely stunning, Grace! What a wonderful creation! Thanks for sharing this amazing project and the tutorial on how you made it!

Randi said...

Oh my Grace is this one beautiful piece of art! I have had my eye on them from one. The one that you used today is one of my favorites. However,I might be saying that a lot today as I see what others have created! LOL

Kathy Winter said...

Gorgeous frame Grace. The tutorial is wonderful and very detailed,(which helps me out tremendously). Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Riet said...

So beautiful Graca,i love your photo,and your papers.
So gorgeous details.

Hugs Riet.xx

MariLynn said...

Grace, this is gorgeous. I love the marbled paper with the stenciled corners. What a wonderful piece of artwork. Love the fun photo!

Irena said...

This is adorable creation :)

Lori said...

Gorgeous, Grace! I like the look of the subtle stenciling.

Electra said...

This is lovely, in fact, scrolling through your blog, I see ALL of your work is lovely!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...
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Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Grace, this has got to be the most amazing picture frame I have seen in a while!! OMGosh, the stenciling and all of those yummolicious embellishments are amazing. I really, really, love the flourish and the flowers and ribbon lace...but what blew me away is this stunning butterfly charm/pendant you found at Hobby Lobby....gorgeous!! I so wish we had a Hobby Lobby...{SIGH}....maybe I need to make a trip to the craftstore while we are on the Eastcoast next month ;D. Thanks for sharing this MASTERPIECE!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Helen said...

OH, Grace, this is beautiful! I can't wait to check out your new gallery at LOC!!! You are amazing!
Blessings!
~H

Kristine said...

This is sooo BEAUTIFUL Grace!! I love your tutorial too. Your really set off this vintage photo very nicely with the perfect embellishments! =) You are such a blessing to the LOC family Grace!

Becky said...

Grace this is fabulous..Love this frame and the gorgeous details you used. Love that picture too :). I was wondering what these stencils were, thanks for sharing how to use them.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh what a beautiful altered frame!!! Love this!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Grace this is so pretty and dreamy. :) Thanks for such a detailed tutorial. Michelle

Connie M. said...

Oh my goodness, Grace! This is just vintage perfection! Every element is just sooo perfect! AMAZING!!

JaniceAileen said...

Love all those embellishments on that frame! So pretty!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Grace, I just left you a comment below your tutorial! This photo frame is just beautiful inn every way. Your stenciling is fabulous, embellishments are so pretty and the finishing touches make the whole thing so classy and elegant! Beautiful!
Hugs,
Charlotte
XXX

beadz said...

Grace this is just lovely! I just realized I missed the party this afternoon, but I'm glad I got to see your lovely creation.
hugs,
Gini

Kary said...

What a lovely frame! You did a great job with the stencil background & lovely details & design!

Lagene said...

Grace, What a beautifully altered frame!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial & a chance to win a stencil!!

Lenoria said...

This is so pretty. I really enjoy viewing your site.