Thursday, 30 May 2013

I Love That...

...Blazonry stencil by Balzer Designs.

Oh, yes I do. I use it all. the. time. Like on this page...

Our Fave Color

...and this one.


And it's all over my art journal, too.

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I've always wanted to try paper piecing with this stencil and finally took the time last week to try it out.  I traced the pod shape on some patterned papers from Dear Lizzy's 5th & Frolic and Maggie Holmes' collection. I used both the 12x12 ad 6x6 Blazonry stencils. I also added some stitching with my sewing machine.

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Then I grouped the papers together and layered them up.

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And, of course, some Studio Calico Clay splats and a few other embellishments.

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And here's the final page.

I love that...

I love how many different looks I can get from one stencil. And the paper piecing was both a lot fun and a lot of work. I don't think I'll do it all the time but I know I'll do it again.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. thanks for stopping by over at my blog. hope you´ll join in on the giveaway :).. and btw. I looove TCW stencils too. really like your work! Hugs, Sanna

    1. Hey Sanna, thanks for coming over and for the kind words. I agree, TCW stencils are the best.

  2. Fabulous projects! So nice to see the stencil in action in different ways.

    1. Thanks, Lisa. That stencil is my favorite because you can use it so many ways. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Hi Cathie,

    I clicked through from your comment on my blog to say hi, but I am so delighted to have found your blog, your layouts are AMAZING! The paper piecing is completely awesome. I am subscribing right away and cant wait to see what is next.
    oh and thanks for the lovely comment on my blog too.


    1. Hey Ruth, so glad you popped over to visit and thank you for the wonderful comment. Meeting people from all over the world is definitely one of the best parts of blogging.