Monday, April 22, 2019

Resketch COLOR Journal collaboration with StencilGirl®-Vintage Blue

Are  you ready for some AWESOMENESS?!!

Tina Walker, the StencilGirl® collaboration columnist, challenged a small group of creators to choose ONE color and create art journal spreads filling up an ENTIRE Resketch journal.  Resketch journals are made with reclaimed paper!!!  You can see her collaboration columnist post over at StencilGirl® Talks for all of the details.

I picked a small sized resketch journal and the color BLUE.  For me, blue signifies openness, it is vast like the sky and the ocean and in my journal I opened up to create with only ONE color. It taught me that there are so many choices EVEN with limitations.

This is going to be a picture heavy post but stick with it...we are having a giveaway that you won't want to miss!!  And you will be able to link to the other AMAZING artists participating and see the beautiful creations they came up with!!

I left the cover as is and just colored the beautiful artwork on the jurnal I received.

Just look at all of this BLUE!!

I am going to zip through all the pages with some quick notes and a link to the StencilGirl stencil used.

Stencil:  Circles circles
Background is Distress Ink and quote is written with Posca Paint Pens (I used these fantasic pens on all pages)

Stencil:  Brick circle
I used watercolor paint on this page.

Stencil:  Ripples
This images was cut from a magazine.  Most of the images I used (except this one) are from vintage magazines-Life and McCalls.

Stencil:  Leafy trees arch
This one has a Tim Holtz paper doll!

Stencil:  Brick circle, Face it small, Double diameters small
Stencil:  Fade horiztonal, Half moon slant

Stencil: Warped holes, Create face

Stencil:   Brick circle
Viva Las VegaStamps coffee stain stamps for this page.

Stencil:  Warped holes
Vintage book pages and some stamping for this page.

Stencil:  Laugh Face

Stencil:  Inky circles, Entangling threads
More vinatge collaging.

Stencil:  Stars inspired by Matisse
This page uses some shimmering alcohol inks by Kristie Taylor designs. 

And lasy but not least...

Stencil: Finding your tribe

Whew!  You made it through all of the pages, thanks for sticking with me!!
We can't let you leave without saying THANK YOU for sharing in our color journal story. And, as a special Thank You, we also have a GIVEAWAY!

We are giving away a random selection of resketch journals AND a $25 StencilGirl® gift certificate to ONE LUCKY PERSON!

Make sure to comment below to let us know you've visited and let us know what color your journal would be. Visit each artist(s) blog for more chances to win! (comments due no later than April 28th midnight EST).

We will pick ONE winner on April 29th, 2019 so watch this space to see if you are a winner!

Please visit our other collaborators, links below.

Marsha Valk
Cynthia Sylveri
Lisa Dobri
Erin Serviss DeCoste
Jenny Pekulik Petricek
Josefine Fouarge
Tina Walker
Anna Friesen 

That is A LOT of inspiration isn't it??!!!  Hope you are inspired and enjoyed our journey!! 


  1. I love color challenges! It was fun to see your pages, you have a fun variety of spreads. I would try turquoise I think.

  2. Fabulous variety of images you created based on Blue! I love your cover especially.

  3. PS, my color choice would probably be blue, too!

  4. I love your journal with all the different techniques of using stencils.....especially love the last one both for the quote and secondly because my mother worked for Pan Am. Love that iconic blue color. Thank you for sharing!

  5. I am so lucky I got to see this in person! Love it all!

  6. WOW... love your use of vintage images and the colors really stick to the project...

  7. Your journal is AWESOME! I am so impressed by the bright, beautiful blues, the collage work, and the doodles! Love, love, love!! :-)

  8. omg the blues! love them! and you have just exploded my stencilgirl stencil list.. that brick circle..
    I would still stick with my earthy plum... but now will just go play with blue.

  9. You definitely used my color of choice. i like, your uncluttered approach and your cover is beautiful.

  10. Blue is the best! And... vintage magazines!!! Love your pages! They look like you had a lot of fun making them!

  11. Lovely work with just blue! I really need to use that colour more often!

  12. Finally got to come back and really look at your work. Your journal is so unique and full of details. I justblove what you did.

  13. Oh my Michelle! Such lovely blue and wonderful work! Still hopeful that someday we will bridge the +/- 25 miles between us and get together to create! Awesome work, my fellow Michigander :-)

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