Wednesday, 8 March 2017

February winners / March tutorial ...

I will be announcing our February winners shortly but first I would like to introduce you to our Tips, Tricks and Techniques for March brought to you by team member, Helene Bogren.

Using a stencil for doodling by Helene Bogren

As this month criteria is the use of stencils I thought it could be a good idea to show a way to use a stencil for doodling/drawing. You can make rough layouts or romantic layouts depending on what kind of stencils you use. On this layout I made a drawing and colored it with colored pencils as if it were a color book. You can also leave it as it is (only using a black pen), color it with water color or your favourite product.

First I filled the lines with a black water resistant pen.

I then colored it with colored pencils. I got different shades by using different pressures.

Here are two close-ups:

And here is the final result:

On my team subnission for this month I show a more rough way to doodle with a stencil using only a black pen. Here is a close-up of that one:

I hope you will have a lot of fun experimenting with this technique!

now onto our February winners .....  thank you to everyone who played along with us last month - we loved all your gorgeous work.

Our main winner for February is #4 Sue with this totally delightful page.


Our random draw winner is #6 Nicole

 Congratulations ladies.

Could the winners please contact me on with their postal details. You have until the announcement of the winners for next month to do so. Don't forget to grab our winners badge from the sidebar. 

Our Creative Team highlight from last month is Angelika - your carousel page was just stunning.  She will receive a little surprise something from me.

Please don't forget to enter this month's ARTastic challenge. All the details are in the left sidebar. Remember you have until the end of the month to submit your entry.


  1. Thank you so much for choosing my layout!! And I just love that beautiful apron!! BTW, your layouts for this months stencil challenge are amazing!!! :)

  2. Awesome use of stencil to draw and/or doodle. Thanks for sharing the tips and techniques.