StencilGirl Blog Hop — Sue Pelletier

Sue Pelletier always makes me laugh.  In a class, in the hallway, on her Facebook page.  There is an infectious sense of humor in her that just makes everyone around her take deep belly laughs.  She also brings out the kid in me.  Her stencils are FUN, remember FUN for the sake of FUN.  Well, with this thought in mind I began my double journal spread using this sweet stencil, Loose Dress #1, on a stamped sheet of paper.  I ran it through with Wendy Vecchi silver embossing paste and began to color it in with colored pencil.



I finished coloring in the dress and highlighted all around the outside with white paint.


This is when my inner child took over.  I cut out the image in a wave pattern and set it aside.  Using bright inner child colors I painted a loose sun, drew a dragonfly, and randomly collaged magazine images around the page. I added some wash tapes too.  With posca pens I scribbled and dotted the wet inky color all over in gleeful abandon feeling like the child I remembered so well.


IMG_0882The more I scribbled, the more fun I was having….and I had no idea quite where this was going until this phrase came into my head.

IMG_0888She dreamed of summer’s sun, dragonflies, and dress up days.

IMG_0898And dress up days – don’t forget hula hoops, popsicles, the ice cream truck, blowing bubbles and all your childhood dreams…

Hop along and see not only what the fab Sue Pelletier has in store, but all the whole StencilGirl gang to be part of the giveaway.





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55 Responses to “StencilGirl Blog Hop — Sue Pelletier”

  1. Bleubeard and Elizabeth December 13, 2013 at 3:28 am #

    Holy cow. I LOVE that stencil. And I love what you did with these two pages. This really is FUN! It was fun reading about these pages, it was fun seeing your cut magazine images, and it was fun seeing your results. Beautiful art.

  2. Marilyn J. Rock December 13, 2013 at 5:11 am #

    Oh boy; I see a stencil coming in my mailbox! WOW! I love this and what you did with it! It really makes me joyous! xo

  3. Gill December 13, 2013 at 5:51 am #

    Fabulous – the colours are just perfect!
    Roll on summertime!

  4. Carolyn Dube December 13, 2013 at 6:28 am #

    And I love being here with you and that very playful inner child! Love what you did with the stencil!

  5. Linda Kittmer December 13, 2013 at 7:13 am #

    Corrine, this is beautiful and so much fun! It reminds me of those wonderful summer days…allowing me to forget the snow that’s falling outside…at least for a little while! Love it!

  6. Lynda December 13, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    What fun!! Brings back memories.

  7. Jane December 13, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    Corrine.. I am glad you are continuing to have fun this December… and creating beautifully free!

  8. April Lopez December 13, 2013 at 7:59 am #

    Love the colors. So bright!

  9. Jessica Sporn December 13, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    what a bright sunny post for this cold grey day. me thinks we need a day like this together – wearing our party dresses too. Love what you created here. xoxo

  10. Judy Shea December 13, 2013 at 8:54 am #

    I want to jump into this page with you. Those strips of collage paper reminds me of buildings and a city I want to take a walk in. So bright. LOVE LOVE LOVE

  11. Jackie December 13, 2013 at 8:56 am #

    Beautiful pages Corrine! love your colours!

  12. KaeP December 13, 2013 at 9:18 am #

    Absolutely love these pages!! Your colors, your composition and words!!
    So good and very inspiring. Makes me want to go play right this minute!!!

  13. Daryl December 13, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    I love what you did with this cute stencil!

  14. Mary C. Nasser December 13, 2013 at 9:57 am #

    What a delightful piece!
    Love the bursts of color and energy and happiness!
    Lovely, Corrine!

  15. Glenda Hoagland December 13, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    The colors are so bright and cheerful. I love this spread so much. It makes me smile. Love these stencils.

  16. RaNae Ellett December 13, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    I really love the way you used the dress stencil and the journal pages you created I would love to win a stencil girl stencil so that I could play with it and design different things ………

  17. aga December 13, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    cute, colorful and beautiful works, Corrine. thank you for sharing

  18. Jean December 13, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    I love your journal page! Thanks for sharing! I sure would like to win a stencil to play with!

  19. froebelsternchen December 13, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    This is simply amazing! I love Sue’s art too.. . and you do art in the same loosely style she does!

    I love love love this happy spread!
    off to hop!

    xxx Susi

  20. Maria McGuire December 13, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    Inner child INDEED! I LOVED the page before the stencil….then the stencil and WOW! Those colors just say HAPPY!

  21. Marsha December 13, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    Isn’t it fun to just play and see where we end up? Love the way you incorporated the stencil into a beautiful mixed media piece.

  22. Ruth L December 13, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    Lovely orange loose dress, the best color choice…

  23. Denise Spillane December 13, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    I always love your art it is so full of joy and life. What a fun piece you made!

  24. SusieF December 13, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    The story you tell on your pages is adorable. Love the colors. Orange shades are beginning to be my favorite.

  25. Kirsten Reed December 13, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    This page just makes me want to be a kid again ~ playful colors and collage! Yummy!!

  26. Caroline D. December 13, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    They look like they were FUN pages to make!! Beautiful! The bright colors are fantabulous!

  27. Melissa December 13, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    journal fun for days with this one

  28. Kat December 13, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    This is a favorite Corrine, so gorgeous and full of summer dreams, wonderful!

  29. Dawn December 13, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    Ahhhhhh blowing bubbles! One of the most favourite activities in my household tee hee – a bottle for me, a bottle for Millie and a bottle for Max then let the fun begin tee hee.
    Your pages are beautiful sweetie and certainly invoke a childhood spirit, I adore the washi tape accents and that ‘candy-floss’ pink background is superb. A very fitting showcase for such a fun stencil design.
    Huge hugs x x x x

  30. Kate M December 13, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    Embrace our inner children!Your enthusiasm is infectious…off to play with stencils and paint.

  31. Elizabeth Kaplan December 13, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    Those warm colors were just what I needed on this frosty pre-blizard Friday. Thanks for the beautiful page. 🙂

  32. Kay Wallace December 13, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    This yummy summer spread (in the colors of a Creamsicle, in my mind) is just wonderful, Corrine! Between your narrative and the journal spread, you literally too me back decades to a time when I had not a care in the world! Thank you for that!

  33. Theresa H December 13, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

    Hi Corrine, I just love your phrase. It works so perfectly with Sue’s Loose Dress stencil. Fabulous use of color too. Thanks for the inspiration.

  34. Susan Schultheis December 13, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    I love Sue’s stencils! The dresses are “so sweet” to quote you and the wild, loose women are so much fun. They all make me smile. I would love to play with a set of these stencils. Thanks.

  35. Sandy December 13, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    Your colors and design are totally aligned with the dress image! Makes it come alive!!

  36. NancyLee December 13, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    Oh yes! A very HAPPY page.
    Let the dance begin!

  37. Helen Markee December 13, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    WOW!!! I love it. thanks for the inspiration

  38. lakelly December 13, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

    Love how this piece came together!! Great phrase to tie it all together!

  39. Roberta Schinner December 13, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    I really, really like the use of the dress stencil in this journal –the layout is totally awesome!

  40. Teresa Richardson December 14, 2013 at 4:45 am #

    Love this stencil. It is so cute. Reminds me of one of the dresses my daughter wore when she was little

  41. Laura Strack December 14, 2013 at 6:48 am #

    Your choice of colors just convey summery sunshine and happiness! This sweet little dress would brighten anyone’s day. Such a lovely piece.

  42. marylouh December 14, 2013 at 11:22 am #

    Great pages. fun, bright, cheerful. The dress looks good. Makes me happy to look at it.

  43. giggles December 14, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    I just love how this piece evolved you are a true example of why we should just dig in and see what shows up on the page!! Good job….so inspirational!!

    Hugs Giggles

  44. Carmen Lucero December 14, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    I’m so in love with this stencil – after hopping along, I got so many ideas, I hope I win this so I can make some cute little projects for my grandniece!

  45. denthe December 14, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

    Oh, I love all the bright and summery colours. It’s really visible how much fun you had with this!

  46. Melinda Tate McCall December 15, 2013 at 12:04 am #

    Wonderful job,brilliant color! Love the stencil!

  47. Gabriele December 15, 2013 at 7:53 am #

    What precious pages, brilliant colours. Looooove it!!

  48. Mª Jesús December 15, 2013 at 10:49 am #

    Me encanta como ha utilizado la plantilla, los olores tan llamtivos. Es un placer seguir la ruta de todos los blogs porque de cada uno de ellos se aprende algo

  49. mindy December 15, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    I TOO love the colors on the blustering dayweek it is for me….windy cold. i NEED some of that *fun* stenciling the sunshine … in gratitude

  50. Denise Frederick December 15, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    I love your sweet little dress made with Sue’s stencil.

    • Denise S. December 16, 2013 at 10:05 am #

      This is so girly and sweet,love it !

  51. Dorthe December 16, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    Your pages are gorgeous, such colours shining all into my soul, and I truly love your dress with that beautiful dragonfly on the other page. Your combinatio of papers and colours is fantastic, Corrine.
    Hugs ,Dorthe

  52. Marjie Kemper December 25, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    Wow, girrrrrrrrrrrrllllllllllllll, your dress is fantabulous!!!

  53. Trish January 3, 2014 at 7:38 pm #

    Very playful. Love the whimsy.

  54. Jen T January 9, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

    This hop is proving to be very inspirational!

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