Stencil Sunday - The Realist Adjusts the Sails

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Hello, my stamping lovelies!  I'm back with another Stencil Sunday Project.

When I first saw the new Anchors Away stencil my heart went pitter patter as I knew I wanted to use it with the True North stamp set.

This is a small journal page...the pages in this book are 5.5 inches by 8 inches...a really nice size to work with!  After covering my page with gesso and drying it, I added some Prima Color Mist and misted it with water.  Next, I added the anchors with my stencil and some Archival Ink.  The sailboat and sentiment were stamped in black MFT Hybrid ink.  Then, using my Nestled Circles and some Distress Ink I added the feeling of waves/water.  And the final touch...a bit of Stabilo pencil smudged beneath the boat.

Would love to have you join us for the mixed media challenge this month.  As always, it's an anything goes challenge that must be a mixed media piece...tags, art journal pages, home decor, etc....anything but a card.  The winner will receive a $15 STAMPlorations gift certificate or 2 ARTplorations stencils. And the top picks receive an ARTplorations stencil of their choice. 

STAMPlorations               ARTplorations
True North                        Anchors Away                      Nestled Circles
SheryRuss_TrueNorth-preview         preview-web-stencil-068-anchorsaway             preview-web-stencil-026-nestledcircles.jpeg           

Back soon with more my sweet friends...


  1. OMG I absolutely love the feel you achieved with this!

  2. So very eye catching. Love the colours, the stamps and those stencils. Thank you for the step by step and the inspiration.

  3. I love the lose aquatic look and feel of your artistic mixed media journal page Lee-Anne. TFS my friend.

  4. what a beautiful page Lee-Anne! that is a great size page to work with - love the stencil and stamps you used as well as the lovely colors!

  5. Wonderful, Lee-Anne. I especially love the atmospheric feel you have with placing oneself on that boat. Makes me wish for more time to play! tis.

  6. Wow, just gorgeous Lee-Anne! I love how you used the anchor stencil, what an atmospheric card! I can almost hear the waves lapping up against the side of the boat! hugs :)

  7. Beautiful misty card! It looks as if there is a fog over an ocean. Gorgeous coloring and design! Hugs!

  8. Amazing project. I love the fuzzy blue - as if fog around the ship. If not for anchors that attract thoughts to the ground, I flew to and from the ship into the sky. Great design.


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