Monday, June 2, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 9 meets Documented Life Project!

It's time for another challenge at 

For this challenge I combined the destashing of my stash with my love of
and created a new page in my art journal for it.
(warning this is an image heavy post, I never realized how hard it was to photograph a piece with many folds lol)
I was super excited too as this week I got to use some of my stencils from  
Stencil Girl.

                                                                 Challenge #9 Fold It
                                            Use some sort of "fun fold" on your project. 
      You can make a fun fold card, a pop-up card, an explosion box, or other type of project that makes use of folded cardstock or paper. You can share some folding techniques that are perfect for scrapbook layouts or mixed media pieces. Create a mini album with a folded binding. Fold some ribbon to make pleats. De-hoard those supplies and show us your folds....paper folds that is!
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Here are the 2 stencils I used from Stencil Girl to create my background...

and the

Here is the background I created for my page.
I used a piece of 12x12 WorldWin card stock, and cut to my page size.
I'm really impressed with how sturdy their card stock is.
It took layers of paint and folds without even coming close to buckling, warping or tearing.
Using the map stencil first with some Liquitex Acrylic paint.
Because I rarely clean my stencils sometimes the paint and mists will mix giving me more color variations on the piece.
After I used various sections of the had stencil to create the red pattern meandering across the page.
That's the great thing about stencils. You never have to use as is, pick out parts and make them work for you.
I have to


And here is the first photo of my page.
As I said I wound up creating a page in my Documented Life planner
where the challenge 22 was ADD A HOUSE.
Well with all my folding and background making I ended up adding way more than just 1 house.
Here is the page folded flat.
The word HOME was created with Grungebord, painted black and sewn one to the smallest flap.

Open up all the flaps to see the houses…
(Cut from book text and colored with acrylic paint)

Flip the page over and get more houses.

A few closeups of the patterns created on the background,
and some of the houses.

see the fold, NO TEARING!

Cardstock: WorldWin Papers
Stencils: Stencil Girl
Paint: Liquitex & Golden Fluid Acrylic
Washii tape
Book text & Grungebord

Make sure to stop by each Design Team member's blog
and see how they used their stamps this week.
    Then head over to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog and link up your folded creation for a chance to win THIS…
The winner will receive a selection of WorldWin papers in 12 x 12 and 8 1/2 x 11, three Stencil Girl stencils, and a DVD.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I just love the color palette and dynamic design of this layout, Christy!

Pammejo said... are so creative and just rocked the use the stencils...I love, love your project.

Debbie Seyer said...

Such a unique and fun project! You really used those stencils in a wonderful way! Love it!

Glenda said...

I love how you used the stencils and those colors are just so bright and cheerful!

creative lady said...

Love your card! Love how you used the stencil and love your colors!

Maria said...

What a great use of the two stencils! Perfect for your DLP!

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lost coast scrapper said...

Amazing project, I just love the colors and design work!! xo

Gloria Stengel said...

You totally rocked those stencils!

Linda on the Prairie said...

I love the motion represented here. The use of stencils to create color and flow is super.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love your project! Thank you for incorporating my map stencil in it!

butterfly said...

This is stunning - love all the layers and the book pages, and how the fold unfurls to reveal a whole village! Great folding inspiration, thank you.
Alison x