Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mary C. Nasser Blog Hop!


I was beyond honored when Mary Nasser asked me to participate in a blog hop with one of her new stencils for STENCIL GIRL!  I love her work and how she uses maps and color.  There is something very organic about her work; I'm a big fan.




Mary asked me to use Map 6 for this blog hop.

I decided to work in my journal and pay homage to her in my color choices, as Mary often uses orange and turquoise in her work. 












As I worked in my journal, I spied some tissue paper on which I had previously stamped windows from my doors and windows stencil.  I love how the geometry of the window panes related to the shapes in Mary's stencil.  


As I worked, I was thinking about the people who we meet in life, some who just pass through, and others who stay.  I used one of Pam Carriker's stamps to add some faces to my page, as well as images from an old encyclopedia.  (Pam's on the hop too!)

I videotaped my process, and you can watch it here, or on You Tube!


This quote that I found on Pinterest captured perfectly what I was thinking and journaling about as I worked on this spread!


I loved working with this stencil, and know I'll be using it again and again. 

And what would a hop be without a giveaway?  Mary is giving away a set of her four new stencils.  ALL the comments on each blog participating in the hop will be eligible for the drawing. All you have to do is leave a comment by October 4 - 11:59PM Central Time.  The more blogs you comment on in the blog hop, the more chances you have of winning! 

Here's who's participating! 

Mary C. Nasser
Mary Beth Shaw
Jessica Sporn (you're here!)
Janet Joehlin
Heather Haymart
Judy Shea
Pam Carriker
Nancy Wethington
Talk2TheTrees
Corrine Gilman
Rose Wilde
Nancy Curry
Kristen Powers
Carolyn Dube
Maria McGuire

Is this an amazing list?  I know it's a lot of hopping.  But it's worth it!  Have fun with all the amazing inspiration on this hop.

Your comments make me so happy and let me know you were here. I read and treasure every comment and will happily answer any questions as soon as I can.

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78 comments:

  1. It's always an inspiration to watch the process. I love the complexity of your image...that stencil rocks!

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  2. Lovely being a part of this hop with all of you! I love seeing how you used this stencil!!

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  3. I would LOVE to win these stencils and play with them in my new journal !!! Thanks.

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  4. What a gorgeous piece! Love the video and that amazing quote! So true.

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  5. wonderful quote... love those stencils, too!

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    1. loved watching your video - seeing the development of the work as it progresses is inspirational!

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  6. Fab use of the stencil and I love your color page. The quote is perfect. xox

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  7. Fabulous!
    I love the colours you used!

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  8. You started paying homage to Mary but you really made this your own which is awesome. Lovely work with a meaningful sentiment. Nicely done.

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  9. I agree with Mary Beth's comments. Love what you did and all the work you did to share your process.

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  10. I just finished a page with this same color pallet...love it and the quote is awesome

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  11. Your meaning hits home so hard. I love the colors and all your layers. Great hopping with you.

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  12. I like how you used the stencils, Jessica. Your color theme is very engaging.

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  13. I think these stencils are really unique and I would love to play with them in my journal. Love your page Jessica!!

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  14. Beautiful work. Love the "How To" video.
    Rose Wilde

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  15. your spectacular use of color and texture shines in your pages! I'm so glad to have this opportunity to visit your page and find your art and also have a chance to win Mary's stencils! Thank you for having us!

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  16. just fab Jessica! I am a big fan of Mary too.. off to hop and off to watch your progress video!

    xxx
    Susi

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  17. I like the example of how you used the stencil in your art journal. I can see lots of possibilities. Thanks for the chance to win the stencils!

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  18. How I would just love these stencils. I cannot how everyone has used them so differently.

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  19. I {heart} this page! I {heart} this quote!!! Beautiful. Art like yours just makes me feel happy to have the privilege to see it! And how fun to have a chance to win the stencils. Thank you!

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  20. Oh my goodness, I love that stencil and your page is beyond awesome!!!

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  21. Thanks for sharing your process, I love to see other artists in action! You've done a lovely piece with the stencil!
    Jess xx

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  22. This is a wonderful way to use the stencil in your journal page. I love how it looks so completely original and fresh!

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  23. I love these stencils and how you used this one. It would be great to win a set!

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  24. So cool! I learned so much you so inspired my art journaling. As a beginner I thank you the stencils are neat but your video reinforced ideas galore!

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  25. Thank you so much for including the video. I am always amazed at how many layers go into your artwork! Loved watching the process! Loved this stencil and the colors you chose! I too loved that clock stamp....would you mind sharing what company and the name of that stamp? Loved how all of this fit together with your quote! Thanks for sharing!!!! Just LOVED it!!!

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    1. Hi Pattyb - It's a 7 Gypsies Stamp I got at Michaels: Here's a link: http://www.michaels.com/Distressed-Clock-Wood-Stamp/sb3739,default,pd.html. Thanks for your kind words!

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  26. I love what you created with this map stencil. So creative and fun.

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  27. Love these great stencils. Great project!

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  28. Awesome! You always have great background music...

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  29. LOVE the colors you have chosen, along with that wonderful quote Jessica. fab project!!

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  30. I really love your piece! So clever!

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  31. I enjoyed your process of creating and what a great quote.

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  32. great use of this stencil; the video is so inspiring! would love to give it go myself and who knows; i might win the give away against all odds :)

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  33. I'm enjoying the blogs with the stencils. I love what you did here.

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  34. Congrats on the new stencils Mary they are completely fabulous! Thanks for the giveaway hop, what fun!

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  35. Jessica,
    What an honor to have you participate in this hop!
    Love your delightful video and the meaning behind your inspiring journal pages!
    Just lovely!
    xo
    Mary

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  36. I loved your video, I learn so much more watching a video than just a written tutorial, tho I love them too. New art journalist here, so love learning new techniques and ideas. I love Mary's stencils. So hoping I will win one. If not will have to find them and order. Lol

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  37. love the stencils, love the video, love the page and the quote. you did a super job. thanks for the chance to win and the inspiration. xoxo

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  38. wonderful art, I am really in awe of this amazing list of talented people. stunning. these stencils are amazing and loving to see what everyone is doing - so much variety.

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  39. I really enjoy your blog and watching you work via video. Love your colors and designs. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. It was fun to watch you work and to share in your thought process. You've really given us great ideas for this stencil. Love the quote and the story of your pages.

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  41. Wow! I love your art, and the great stencils- I would be over the moon to win.

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  42. great project and love the stencils!

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  43. Awesome piece! So many elements and so much symbolism! Totally love it! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win a set of these stencils!! Janelle Rourke

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  44. Love your project!!! Thank you so much for the video...it's so inspiring to actually see all the steps you take to get to your finished project. I've only gotten through part of the blog hop and know that I NEED Mary's stencils for my travel journal!!

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  45. I love your spread! The colors are fantastic!

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  46. Wonderful colors. Your quote is thoughtful.

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  47. And sometimes the people who pass through our lives are meant to learn from us. I enjoy the way you layer the stencils. I like the clock and the windows too.

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  48. I learn so much by viewing the videos...I have become a Youtube junkie! Marvelous dahling!

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  49. Thank you for the video showing us how you created your page using Mary's stencils. They are great and I would love to win a set. Thank You.

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  50. This is a wonderful art journal page...so alive. Great to participate with you!!! I adore your stencils as well. Perhaps one day soon you will see some of mine.

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  51. An amazing piece. Thanks for the video, these help us newbies a lot! Would be fab to win the stencils.

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  52. Thank you for sharing this, I want to see what you do with the other ones.

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  53. Jessica, I enjoyed your video tremendously! I love to watch different people's processes and what they're thinking about when they're making a journal page. (I hope you enjoyed the tomato from your garden. It looked yummy!)

    Carmen L

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  54. Great page and loved the video. Thank you for sharing.

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  55. Your work is always inspiring Jessica! Love the stencils.. I'll kiss the mailman if he delivers these :)

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  56. Jessica I love how you used this stencil in the video, very creative! Lots of inspiration! Thank you!

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  57. Thanks for your inspiring video and the wonderful pages and words!

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  58. How a lovely colors, is amazing your pages!

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  59. I love what you have created with these stencils. Perfect for the sentiment.

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  60. I ENJOYED BOTH SEEING YOUR WORK AND THE VIDEO TOO.

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  61. What an amazing use of this stencil! Awesome!

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  62. Great use of the stencils in an unexpected way. They do pair nicely with the doors and windows, and I love the quote.

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  63. Nice to see everybody's work with this stencils, I love your journal page

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  64. Wow look what you did with these stencils, awesome job. Love them. Would be great to win these. Thanks so much! :)

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  65. That looks fabulous! Love thee stencil. :)

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  66. Oh my goodness! This is amazing!

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  67. JUST gorgeous! (See, I'm yelling at you ;) I LOVE what you did and am so excited to play with you myself next week. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration! xoxo

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  68. I like how you used them...thanks for a chance to win =)

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  69. I really like your finish page. Thanks for sharing~and I would love to win.

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  70. Hey, I knew somebody would use the stencil in an art journal video. Good job, and high five!

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  71. Very Inspiring video and journal entry. love the color scheme and overall feel of the texture

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  72. Gorgeous! So many cool layers... absolutely lovely. FYI I can't seem to open your video either here or in youTube.... don't know if it's just me today as I see others have commented on it, but wanted to let you know. See you tomorrow!!

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