Thursday, June 20, 2013

Jump for Joy! Stencil Test Drive...

Hey there everybody!  I'm behind the wheel for another Stencil Test Drive for my friend Jessica Sporn!



This time I've been playing with Jessica's Jump for Joy stencil, which looks like this...

 How fun are these images?!!!  Perfect for art journaling!


 I used the Jump for Joy stencil to create this page in my Road Atlas journal. It was so simple to do...
I wanted to journal on this page, and still be able to see the map peeking out from the background; so I busted out my distress stains in a variety of pink and orange shades, and made a bunch of huge wonky circles.  (Keeping in mind the pink and orange color scheme for this week's Summer of Color Challenge). I added in wavy lines to write on, and did the journaling with black and white journaling pens.  I left some of the circles without writing, just for variation.  

After I was done, I felt like it needed something to give it some pizazz, and Jessica's images were just the right thing!  

I used a sponge dauber, to pounce through the stencil's words and images, which worked really well  to preserve the fine detail of Jessica's design. After that, I outlined the words with gel pens, and added a little pattern to the women's outfits - just for fun.

Here's a close-up of one of the images...


Please check out Jessica's blog, and the other test-driving artists to see more ways to use this fun stencil!!!

Carolyn Dube
Maria McGuire
Jessica Sporn

I'm also linking up to this week's Summer of Color Challenge!

Thanks so much for visiting!  I will see you again soon!

32 comments:

Raine said...

What a wonderful page! I always love your pages!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Thanks Raine!

Gill said...

A page full of joy!

Valerie said...

Really nice page! I love the way you did the journaling too :-)

Sharon Fritchman said...

So much fun! Jessica's stencils look like they are amazing and you did an awesome job with them, Michelle! I love how you used the colors this week, too. Your art journaling is always inspirational for me, my friend!

dawn said...

WOW!! This page is making me jump for joy!! I LOVE LOVE what you've done with the stencil and all the gorgeous colors you used. It's one big neon happy party. LOVE LOVE it all Michelle! So cool to use it for the SOC this week too. The dresses look so cool, great job!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

How have I missed your blog all along. Thanks to my pal Jessica I now have discovered you. Love this spread....the outfits on your jumping for joy girls really make that stencil shine. xox

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Your page is GORGEOUS Michelle!! i love love love the colors and the jumping for joy girls!!

anne g-i said...

I think the stencil image of the girl where you added a peace sign was modeled after you - it looks just like you! What a fun and energetic page!

Miriam said...

Visiting from SOC. I love this page, it is so vibrant, colourful and happy. Oh how I wish I could make a page like this...

joy said...

Wonderful use of the colors for this week's SOC! Love the stencil you used, too. A very happy spread!!

Jessica Sporn said...

I always love your use of color and design. Thank you for incorporating the stencil into such a gorgeous spread!

Judy Shea said...

The activity on the page is amazing. The colors, circles and white pen journaling just speak loudly. Beautiful.

Linda said...

wow-this spread is an explosion of movement and energy!!! Love how you outlined the stencil words, girls and doodled in the dresses with vibrant markers!

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

The road map is a perfect background for your art, I love how you have used the words and stencils. Awesome!!

Carolyn Dube said...

What a great journal spread! I love the energy of the big circles with the jumping stencil work! And all this color and movement and still plenty of room for your journaling!

Maria McGuire said...

Michelle--I think we both thought circles. I LOVE how you put your journaling in them!!Beautiful spread!! Fun to "drive" with you again!

Shahrul Niza said...

Oh YES!!. GORGOEUSNESS!!. Lovely circles & notes. Jumping never looked so joyful :).

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Wow, wonderful Journal pages, dear Michelle! Jump for Joy is an absolut perfect Quote for These.
Hugs - Erika

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh my gosh, Michelle.... I love how you have colored those girls! Great pages!

Ali H said...

Brilliant journal page ! So vibrant, joyful & full of life !! made me happy just to see it ! Ali #79

Mary Dean said...

You rocked it! Love!

Terri Corona said...

I really love the combinations of the map, your journal circles and the stencil girls - a really happy piece!

Halle said...

Wow! This is what I think of when I hear art journal! Fantastic.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

the energy in this is just awesome... love the way you have approached the colour prompt... the result is so perfectly you...xx

Monique said...

Such happy pages, they make me smile =).
xx

Giggles said...

Lots of action on your beautiful page!! Wonderful job...love Jessicas stencils...turned out so well!

Hugs Giggles

Melita said...

Another awesome page!

Natasha said...

A fantastic spread!! Just gorgeous work. I love your use of the colours as well. LOVE.

Kristin said...

Awe, I LOVE this stencil! You girls must have so much fun playing with the same supplies - and with such different results. Your page is gorgeous - I love the circles and journaling - the energy here is contagious, xoxo

Nancy Lee said...

Looks like a party to me! Yea!

anna said...

Okay, I know this post of yours is three years ago, but I have to CHIME in here! This is my most favorite art journal page I've seen using that stencil! You rocked it completely! I love EVERY bit of it!!! Gorgeous.