Sunday, October 6, 2013

Jane Davenport Stencil Blog Hop! and GIVEAWAY

When approached by the lovely Jane Davenport to be part of her new stencil blog hop, of course I jumped up and down and fist pumped..then politely accepted. I loved watching what people created with her first set of stencils when I worked with her at the Sydney Craft fair this year, to watch people's personalities just jump out of the page as each woman took the stencils and created something wildly different...


I myself never got to play with the first set, but I have enjoyed coveting the second set. As have my teacup humans.
When the package arrived at my house, little Lily Boo was just as excited as I was.  As was master Elijah, who just wanted to be in the photo shoot...this stencil has been used just a little bit!
 Lily wanted to try them straight away, and for me, I'm not going to deny her using them, what harm could she do to them, I always want her to feel like she can use as much of my things I as use myself.
She may have squeeled when she worked out what happens once you lift the stencil, it was ADORABLE to see the glee on her face,  once she coloured in all the lines..what would happen once she peeled the stencil off.

but of course you are hopefully here to see how I used the stencils... Lily is just an added bonus.
So I wanted to make the stencils still look like 'my style' and I hope that by now I actually know what my style is, so I got to work making something that I felt represented me as an artist.
I worked in two journals, my actual art journal and my written journal which is a Midori Travelers notebook.
A simple and more understated approach then something a little more WILD and bold.
I also had ideas of making my own Gift wrap paper using the face stencil in a repeated fashion, but time got away from me!
I wanted to create bold lines, since a black paint pen has fast become one of my most relaxing things to do in my journal...just draw lines, I like to create worlds with just lines. I also wanted to use lots of colour, so welcome to my 'Twisted Sista' spread.

Using paints, and copic markers, paint pens, washii and a few bright distress stains to create something that is uniquely me...and yet show how amazing Jane's set of stencils really are. I used black gesso and a make up sponge to get my girls down and tried to be rough so they didn't look so perfect. My scale like women have become some of my faves things in my journals to date.
In my Midori Journal, I used some distress stain just to give a little colour, a black ballpoint pen and some prisma coloured pencils to create something simple and yet beautiful. I also matched up some washii tape, and of course my written journal contains photographs.

so there you have it...my take on these amazing stencils!
below is something I haven't finished, but she will soon be transformed into something...

I am allowed to give away one set of stencils! so leave a comment below and thanks for stopping by! please leave your email address in the comment so if you win I have a way to contact you!
or if you are just as excited as I am about these stencils and cant wait...you can get them from these places

The stencils are available here:


More chances to win a set of stencils! pop over to the other bloggers doing their take on the stencils...these lovelies are also giving away a set each!



The blogging schedule
September 28 - Artistcellar (www.artistcellar.com/wp)

September 29 Jill K. Berry (http://jillberrydesign.com/blog)
September 30 Dawn DeVries Sokol  (http://www.dawndsokol.com)
October 1 - Joanne Sharpe (http://joannezsharpe.blogspot.com/)
October 2 - Connie Hozvicka (http://www.dirtyfootprints-studio.com/)
October 3 - Effy Wild  (www.effywild.com)
October 4 - Tamara Laporte ( www.willowing.org/blog)
October 5 - Dion Dior (http://www.diondior.com/)
October 6 - Courtney Brook (http://ravenscauldron.blogspot.com/)
October 7 - Kate Palmer (http://www.sparkletart.com/)
October 8 - Jane Davenport (http://janedavenport.com/)

enjoy and have fun 
x Courtney

71 comments:

  1. Wow, I love these (especially the little kid version!) Ive been wanting to get a set, but was afraid I wouldnt continue to develop a "style" if I had them - but you showed they can be used as your own! The pages look great!

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  2. what a wonderful set of stencils!! I'd love to try them - thanks for the giveaway opportunity :)

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  3. Tried commenting 3 times it didnt work !
    I would love to win a set does a cute Lily child come with the Set ?
    The upturned face looks a little like you ?
    Love reading your posts on here and Facebook !

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  4. oops thats my google name ..... Charisse Devine

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  5. Love these stencils. What fun it would be to get to play with them!

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  6. Hello Courtney!! I absolutely LOVE what you have created w/ Jane's new stencils...so juicy & full of life...& you! It makes me smile to read how excited your Lily is to create & journal w/ you....& that you share your supplies w/ her. It brings back many wonderful memories of when my son was little & we spent hours creating together. I have always let him create w/ my supplies....including the good stuff...since he was 2 years old. :)

    Thank you so much for the generous opportunity! Many Blessings ~H♥~

    P.S. My email addy ought to come up from the account I am signed into.

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  7. Courtney, Your are such an inspiration to me! And.. Lily is so adorable! Thank you for the chance to win the giveaway! Laura

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  8. Beautiful faces, I can see there are many, many different ways to use these stencils ! Thanks a lot for the chance to win a set !!

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  9. lOVE what you did with these stencils! Thanks for a chance to win them.

    sarahbarber.design@yahoo.com

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  10. Just divine....as your art always is :) Loving the colours, and the brown eyes are particularly intriguing..

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  11. Each day is just a joy on this hop! Just like Lily playing with the stencils, I can see by the journal pic there may have been squeals too :) Absolutely stunning !!!!
    happynall@att.net

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  12. I love the bright colors you used, and would love to win a set of these stencils!

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  13. Beautiful work!
    The image that you say is unfinished and will soon be transformed into something - Courtney, it looks very much like YOU! Seriously, you should turn it into a self portrait :)

    My address is DebbieBGx@yahoo.com
    Thank you

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  14. These are wonderful. I would love to win.
    lacyquilter@gmail.com

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  15. love the cool effect you have created with the stencils...different from anything else I have seen...keeping my fingers crossed.

    wkilsby@bigpond.net.au :)

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  16. You two did a great job on the stencils. It would be so nice to win them.
    Thanks for sharing your art.
    Liefs, Melanie

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  17. Wow, really, wow. I just adore what your style is. This is my first visit to your blog. Will be checking out some more entries now. hgoldsmith@gmail.com. Thanks for joining the blog hop and glad I found your blog. ;-)

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  18. Your daughter is way to cute and your use of colour is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing!! My email address is portuguesepixi@yahoo.ca. Thank you for this opportunity and have an awesome day!!

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  19. Fabulous stencils - I love what you've done with them!
    Gorgeous Lily obviously had great fun too!

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  20. Totally love what you did with these lovely stencils!!! XOXO
    assicrafts(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. What wonderful art! Love the colours! And am so enjoying seeing all the wonderful artwork on this blog hop. Adding many more to my favourites! Thanks for the chance to win a set of stencils 😊. rosina.bony@gmail.com

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  22. For this "face drawing challenged" person, those stencils would really help!

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  23. How cool that your daughter art journals! My daughter does too! and she's 19! Love these stencils!
    Ruthbrightman@comcast.net

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  24. These stencils are so great! Perfect if you don't draw or if you just want to quickly create some thing. Fingers-crossed!

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  25. What a lovely way of using these stencils.Thanks for shearing. I love it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  26. I Love that you encourage journaling to the youngers! how awsome! dhowell9000@yahoo.com

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  27. How cool to let your kids work with these! I have some grandchildren who love art and would be perfect for us to do these together. Thanks for the chance to win! Amycrops2@aol.com

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  28. Nice to see a little girl working on art! Thanks fot this opportunity.
    countrycri@gmail.com

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  29. Thank you for giveaway love the pages you created my email Chrissy28668@gmail.com

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  30. I LOVE YOUR OWN STYLE.... LOVED ALL THE BOLD BLACK.... IDEAS FLOWING.... THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING
    flowersforus@aol.com

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  31. Love your artwork, and how you used the stencils!
    When I win ;) you can reach me at gcrabe (at) mac (dot) com.

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  32. Love your artwork. Very colorful. Lily is precious.

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  33. What a clearly written engaging post. I loved seeing what you created with Jane's stencils--it's fabulous. benematre@gmail.om

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  34. Hi Courtney! I love how different both of these spreads look, but still have the same style (you!). And I can't wait to have my own little minions to get crafty with- I think it's great that they like to join in on the fun with you!

    And PS- I should have stopped by here a long time ago! All this time under the Bigtop, and I haven't really looked into other peoples blogs. Shame on me! I'll be stopping by more often. ;)

    theprettypouter@gmail.com

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  35. Dear Courtney,
    this faces.... you draw them so amazing...
    Regards
    Sabinek from good old germany

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  36. Fabulous pages! I am so enjoying seeing all of the different art created with these fantastic face stencils. WOW!

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  37. The wide range of faces you've done with the stencils is terrific! Please count me in to the contest!

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  38. I would love to have a set of these stencils they are awesome! Please add me to the contest!

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  39. I love this! Beautiful colours!!

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  40. Lily is a delightful bonus, but the 'piece de resistance' is your wonderful wild work. You've give those stencils a life of their own.

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  41. OOOPs...forgot... jo.murray.art@gmail.com

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  42. Oh wow, i love the two different ways you've used them - the bold Sistas are such fun and the dreamier journal girl with the rosy cheeks is just delightful. I adore seeing the pics of your little ones learning about stencils - i can see from her face this won't be the last time :)

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  43. wonderful work, love seeing the different ways these stencils are emerging

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  44. These stencils are awesome, and your work is awesome, but your kidlet wins the cuteness award! Love. melanie.mulrooney AT gmail.com

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  45. Ooooh....beautiful! Is it my turn? Yes, please....pick me! :)

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  46. WOW! LOVE what you did with those stencils! I so hope Mr. Postman has a 'special' gift for me soon :) textilerecycler@yahoo.com

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  47. Thank you for the chance to win a set!! I absolutely love that you shared this experience with your teacup human and us :)

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    1. email is klanglais04@hotmail.com :)

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  48. Thanks for sharing your child's art as well as yours!! :)

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  49. Fantastic spread! Love the vibrant art. Isn't it fun to play with the little one? My daughter had me make her her own blog this summer. Very cool, lover seeing your posts Courtney ^_^.

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  50. I really would love to win a set of those beautiful stencils for me and for my daughter to play with :)

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  51. sorry, my email: mailings@estellevanloon.nl

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  52. Love your Twister Sista pages!! I so need a set of these stencils. It would be lovely to win. Also happy to have found your blog. shelley@wildfrogcreations.com

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  53. Love how you used the stencils. I have a hard time with faces when I am journaling, and could really use the stencils to help me along. I would be over the moon to win!

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  54. Wow, faces, faces, faces. So beautiful. It is always difficult to capture emotion. I love that these stencils do that. ksun_1999@yahoo.com

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  55. Fabulous pages using Jane's stencils! I love your colours! And Lily is adorable! ")

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  56. Love what you have done with these stencils, it is so different! Love the colours you used. I would love to win a set to play with in my journal. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  57. Yummo, such gorgeous colours!

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  58. I love what you did to show us how to make them mine own. Thanks

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  59. Stencils can help us make quick art!!!! Love it! patsy.paterno (at) gmail.com

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  60. Thanks for the chance to win! I've been wanting these since I first saw them. Love your blog and looking at your journals and filofaxes. Agree that the upturned face looks a bit like you! rabbitmoonstudio (at) yahoo.com

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  61. AMAZING!! I am slowly building my stencil collection & I LOVE the face stencil - thanks! StampinDiva (at) yahoo.com

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  62. Courtney, This is THE BEST post on this hop for sure! Love love love all of the pictures and the project of which you and your kidlet created! An art journal entry is what I would like to produce with these stencils for starters! Love the sticker on the tiny paw too! So adorable! It's so refreshing to see a little one included in the art process so young and for your choice to share with us hoppers! Such a delight! Thank you so much for all of the time it took you to share your talents with us! I am looking forward to your future posts!

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  63. OMGosh, love what you created with these stencils! LOVE your journals and I think I'm going to let my grandkids trace the stencils, love seeing your little cutie playing with the stencils.

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  64. I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.

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  66. Thanks for all you do to inspire us Courtney. Love reading and watching all that you do
    Linda :)
    rlgooch@gmail.com

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Thanks so much for the lovely comments! it makes my day to know that Im not babbling to myself!
Ink and Love
Courtney
xx