Sunday, July 21, 2019

{Stencil Sunday} Shirley's Beautiful Stenciled Faces

Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! We are back with another helping of Stencil Sunday goodness! On the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sunday of the month, the STAMPgirls are sharing their projects that show off how to creatively use ARTplorations stencils. And each month, we'll pick one winner of a $15 gift code -- the winner will be drawn from all comments left on the Stencil Sunday posts for the month, as well as from the designers' blogs.

For today's Stencil Sunday post, STAMPgirl Shirley used four of our Faces stencils for her travellers notebook



Here's Shirley with her projects:

I created four projects in a signature for my travellers notebook. (A signature is the fancy name for the folded paper inserts in the notebook.)

I used fineliner pens to create the outlines, then painted her skin with Distress Inks and a No.5 round brush, and painted and sponged the background.

I stamped Trendy Spring Blooms into her hair, and added some extra stamping around the edges - Beautiful from Hashtag Authentic and one of my favourite grunge stamps from Mixed Media Grunge.


The next one uses Faces: Chic, Bold Sentiments: Fabulous and Scribbly Splattery Grunge.

A bit of Stickles on the earrings to highlight the bling.

In my head, that's a fluffy froufrou edging to her cocktail dress.


This double spread uses Faces: Pensive.

I just painted the face and skin, and just a bit of background, for an artsy look.

I drew round a few flower masks (Bloom Silhouettes) and stamped a butterfly from Trendy Butterflies.


This last one uses Faces: Grace, but I just used parts of it and flipped it to change the hair a little bit. There's a step-by-step on my blog showing how I changed it up.

I added some white highlights in her eyes and on her lips - it makes such a difference.

For her top I used the Mini Foiled Again stencil.


Can you say WOW? Shirley is awesome with these Faces stencils. For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here and on Shirley's blog by August 5. We'll announce the winner in the July winners post on August 10.

Did you enjoy today's featured post? Stencil Sunday will be back next week with a couple more projects from STAMPgirl Sue so stop by the blog again. See you then!


  1. Fabulous inspiration and love how you've used the face stencils so creatively thank you x.

  2. Wow! I would never have thought these were made using stencils. Beautiful projects from Shirley

  3. Wow is right! These are all just beautiful works of art.

  4. Amazing work with stencils and coloring skin.
    Love your work!

  5. How amazing these look!
    Love the coloring and
    Carla from Utah

  6. These are totally amazing!!! I love the retro feel of the stenciled images. Shirley's coloring brings them to life!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  7. Super cards featuring those intriguing faces, Shirley! Great work adding colour and texture to add their personalities. Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. What fun, those stencils are amazing! I just love what you have done with them. All of your ladies are so pretty :)

  9. very stylish looking cards - thanks for sharing


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