personalized gifts for kids Bloom Starter Journal Cover for the #SGPCCBmatchup personalised birthday gifts

Thank you for joining us for our month long matchup with StencilGirl Products. Sometimes when we receive our Design Team boxes and the inspiration is instantaneous, other times, not so much and the struggle becomes REAL! Crew Member She...


Thank you for joining us for our month long matchup with StencilGirl Products. Sometimes when we receive our Design Team boxes and the inspiration is instantaneous, other times, not so much and the struggle becomes REAL! Crew Member Sheri Whitfield had the later experience. Once she broke through her intimidation of the productspersonalized gifts for kids, her creative juices began to flow and she created this BEAUTIFUL Bloom Starter Journal Cover.

This was a fun project as part of the #SGPCCBmatchup product challenge. At first, I was intimidated to work on the large 7 Gypsies Canvas Journal Cover since I usually work on smaller surfaces. However, once I thought of it as a simple unstretched canvas, I was off and running!

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Journal edging using a StencilGirl stencil

I started by taping off a border along the top and bottom edges of the journal. This is where I planned to showcase the Fish Scales Bricks stencil using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Lobster. I applied it with a cosmetic sponge to better control where the color went. What a gorgeous color!

Stencil background

Using the Doodle It Tornado Bloom stencil and a combination of Tattered Angels High Impact Paint and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, I then added a subtle background between the borders.

Paper and burlap flowers

I then punched out various sizes of scallop circles from the Canvas Corp Red and Ivory Toile paper to create flowers.

Journal flower detail

I added natural burlap circles for the flower centers, and painted leaves with the Tattered Angels High Impact paint in Olive.

Journal cover details

To fill in a blank spot on the lower right side, I painted the word “;Bloom”; with the olive Tattered Angels High Impact Paint. Then I simply added some dot details with Posca pens to finish it off.

PRODUCTS USED

7 Gypsies Canvas Starter Journal cover 8.5 x 11 7 Gypsies Naked Starter Journal 8.5 x 11 Ivory Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Lobster Gold Suede Tattered Angels High Impact Paint: Wheat Olive

Canvas Corp Natural Burlap Red and Ivory Toile Paper

Stencil Girl Products Stencils: Fishscale Bricks Doodle It Tornado Bloom

Archival Ink Vermillion Posca Paint Pens Liquitex Super Gloss Heavy Gel

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