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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Another surprise coming your way! (Its a giveaway!)

Long time no post! I've been really busy lately with all sorts of stuff. Mostly good, some not so good, but things seem to be settling down a bit -- well, enough for me to go sniffing around my gelli plate and playing just a wee bit (that was in honor of St. Patrick's Day!) Prints to follow -- but first -- 

iStencils and I are partnering to do a giveaway! I recently exceeded both my personal goals for subscribers to my YouTube Channel (200+) and my blog (100+) and decided to do a giveaway. What I haven't decided is how to choose a winner. I have decided that the winner will be chosen from those of you who are signed up to follow both my blog and my YouTube Channel. I've never done one of these before. Still working out the process. Not to worry, I'll come up with something and very soon. Now -- what to giveaway??? That's the question! iStencils has graciously offered to sponsor my giveaway and they are sending me some of my favorites stencils to share with the lucky winner. As for my part, I'm leaning toward a pack of my gelli notecards and matching envelopes, and maybe a tube or two of my favorite Pebeo paints as my part of the giveaway. More to come so please stay tuned! 

Now, onto my printing madness from the other night! You'll notice I was on a turquoise/orange/brown kick, one of my favorite color combinations. Here we go:



 









 Can you say Pebeo shimmer??? 


 



 This is one that got away from me and went from really nice to way too busy. So I added that pop of black, now I think its much more pleasing to the eye -- at least to my eye! 


 I got a couple new crackle pattern stencils and LOVE them. I was going for a pop of shimmer instead of a pop of black on this one since I had some dark brown already in the print.


This started out as one of my clean up papers, but ended up one of my favorites after I cleaned off the remaining black paint on my Mayan Calendar stencil.

What can I say - orange and turquoise, Pebeo shimmer, and a pop of black! Yum!  






 Lovin' that crackle! 






 Another one that went a little crazy, but better with the black reverse print. 

Another clean up paper that survived! 

I hope you enjoyed this flurry of color - and hoping this is the last flurry of the season since today is the LAST day of winter! YAY! 

Please remember to join my blog if you haven't already and subscribe to my YouTube Channel. I will be picking the winner of my giveaway from those that are signed up for both! 

Happy crafting! 

Patti


69 comments:

  1. I love your creations and have the Gelli Plate on my wish list! I love to use all types of stencils when creating! I hope you have a fabulous day!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Sara. You'll love your gelli plate when you get one. It will be worth the wait. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I love watching your videos and following your posts here. You keep me laughing!! <3 Heather Hykkonen, Dallas Crafters' Marathon

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    1. Thanks Heather! Glad you are here and glad you're laughing!

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  3. Hi Patti - inspired by all of these yummy photos! I just got my package of Pebeo paints in the mail yesterday - so am looking for a block of time for another gelli plate session. So looking forward to trying them. I used them on an art journal page last night - they are gorgeous and so transparent. I wonder why they are not more widely known! Love your idea of a give-away - I am signed up for both your blog and utube channel, so I expected to win- ha ha! take care and blessings

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    1. I hope you win too Melanie! LOL Somebody has to, why not you? Of course now if you do, everyone will think its rigged! ha! I think what I'll do is use one of those number generators online and assign everyone a number and let it decide!

      I agree, not sure why those paints are not more popular. You'll love them on your gelli plate!

      Have a happy day and fun arting!

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  4. Congratulations on meeting AND exceeding your goal Patti! I've had a blast following you and loving the shows !!! I have prints coming out of my ears! :)Following both your blog and you tube channel! :)

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    1. Thanks Dara Lynn! So glad you've joined me and are enjoying what I do. Let me know what you do with all your gelli prints!

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  5. Hi Patti! I love your youtube posts! You make everything so much easier to understand. What gorgeous papers you have been making! I finally got a gelli plate and you are teaching me so much, thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    1. So happy to know that you are learning from my videos. That's awesome! Thanks so much for following me and letting me know!

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  6. Wow, what a great myriad of prints you have here! The giveaway sounds awesome - can't wait! Thanks for the fun and colorful post!

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    1. You bet! Thanks for stopping by too! More to come!

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  7. Loving all of your papers, gorgeous! How fun, I'd love to win the giveaway. I follow both your blog and your youtube channel but not sure if the names on each match up LOL!
    I need to find a Gelli plate, not sure they carry them in my local craft store, and need to stock up on those gorgeous stencils you use!

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    1. Stacie - please check out www.istencils.com before the 30th of March and take advantage of my coupon code for an extra 15% off your entire purchase(s). The code is Patti15. Where do you live? You can buy your gelli plates at www.gelliarts.com. I'm pretty sure they ship everywhere. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. These prints are so cool! Fun!

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  9. Beautiful prints ... I've enjoyed all your videos I've recently acquired a gelli plate and love the technique where you add black to it ... it really brings together the designs and makes them pop!!! Keep on creating and inspiring us!!!

    Eleni Gratsia!

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    1. Eleni, so happy you tried that black pop. It really does make a difference.

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  10. So much lovely color! I have to tell you, you are quite the enabler!! I just got my order from iStencils last week and am now on the hunt for Pebeo paints. I've really enjoyed your videos. And love your "what the hell"s! :) I'm going to be trying out your "pop of black" technique, 'cuz I really like the look of those. Thanks for all the ideas!

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    1. So happy you are here Cindy and enjoying my work. Try www.fineartstore.com for the paints. Have fun.

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  11. Oh they are all so beautiful, mine never come out so well. Loving the colours you have used. Now what are you going to do with these beauties?

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    1. That's a good question! Lol. I did make some envelopes and notecards with a few. I am to make some journals and collage with some. Keep playing with your gelli plate and you will make some gorgeous prints. Have you watched my videos? They may help you with ideas.

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  12. Hi, Patti:
    I *must* find out: what stencils are those that you used on the photos with the captions "Can you say Pebeo shimmer" and "Lovin' that crackle!"?

    I just signed up to follow you on YouTube.

    Have a Happy Artful Day!

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    1. I have two crackle stencils. One is istencils and one is Prima. All the others on those two prints are Crafters Workshop stencils. Thanks for signing up!

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  13. All are luscious but my favorite is the purple and green!!!!

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    1. Thanks Margaret. Thanks one of my favorite combos too!

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  15. I love these prints you made! I already am subscribed to your channel and blog. :-) I love that you used such interesting colours combos! I sure can picture a ton of projects with all those prints!

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    1. Thanks so much! I love these colors too. More to come.

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  16. What kind of paper are you using? Excited about the give away.

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    1. It's 100lb Cardstock I buy by the ream at Staples. So glad you stopped by!

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  17. Patti girl! Let me tell you.... Those stencils are beautiful. I love all the prints you've made. It's hard to chose a favorite. They're all so spectacular and original. You create such beautiful combinations. Love them all. Great giveaway. Have a wonderful week. Until soon. Maria

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    1. Thanks so much Maria! I have fun doing them, that's for sure.

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  18. Joined and Joined. I love playing with stencils and my Sacred Gelli Plate!

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    1. Sacred Gelli Plate - I like that! Thanks so much for joining and joining! ;o)

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  19. Be sure I joined your blog some time ago - and enjoy it very much, as much as watching your youtube vids ;o) The colors on your prints always lift my mood LOL Those istencils are just so gorgeous, wish we had something like that over here in Germany. We don't have many to choose from. Great giveway and thank you for the chance to win. Now I'll hop over to work out how this subscribe-to-the-youtube-channels works - you'll be the first one I ever follow ;o) (but I have another alias or whatever you call it on youtube) That's such a great work you do, love the vids, in which I can feel the fun you have while playing with the plate ... Fab. Suzanne

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    1. Suzanne, thanks so much for the lovely note. iStencils ships internationally and its very reasonable, something like $7.99US. They would be happy to send you some iStencils in Germany. If you order, remember to do it before 30 March and take advantage of my coupon code for 15% off your entire order. The code is Patti15.

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  20. I love your work! I am a subscriber to both on Youtube I am 20tessyluv. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. Thanks Tessy! Good luck on the giveaway! Thanks for signing up.

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  21. What beautiful work! I follow your blog and also your YouTube! Thanks

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  22. Already a member here and joined your YouTube channel as well. I LOVE seeing all that you have done with your Gelli and stencils. The second one from the very last looks like you are looking up through stained glass in a cathedral! Sooooo lovely. Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing all that you create with us all! :)

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    1. Oh great! Thanks for signing up. I thought the same about that print once I added the black. Stay tuned, more to come.

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  23. Just beautious as always Patti! Can I be your BFF one day and come over and play?

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    1. Thanks so much! Don't you wish every day was a play day?

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  24. subscribed to both your blog and your youtube channel. really enjoy watching the videos, helps get my head around layering with a gelli plate

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    1. That's great Jennifer. So glad it's helping you.

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  26. CarolMarch 22, 2013 at 11:15 PM
    I have joined the blog, subscribed to your you be channel and am already a member of your Facebook page. I really have enjoyed watching your gelli plate videos. I'm going to do an istencil order with the coupon.

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    1. Thanks Carol, you'll love the iStencils too. Happy you are here.

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  27. Having hard time getting this posted. That was meant to be Youtube. LOL. I enjoyed your egg adventure video. I wonder if it would work with plastic eggs. Do the deli with smaller random size pieces, kinda like paper mâché technique. Think I may try it. I'd love to win the giveaway.

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    1. I thought about maybe punching some random small shapes and gluing those on too. in my head this technique was really cool! LOL

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  28. I would SO love to meet you. I love your videos, and how candid you are. You're a stitch!
    Fondly, Tami

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    1. Hi Tami, Thanks so much. What area do you live in?

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  29. I'm sorry--I can't find it in the Crafters' Workshop stencils. I wonder if it got discontinued? It's the one with random marks all over it. It's also on the print with a lot of thick swirls, in hot pink, and the random marks are in black.

    Thanks again, Patti.

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    1. Sandra - now I know which one you mean. That's a StencilGirl stencil called Urban Jungle. It's one of my favs. I just noticed they now also have that one in a 6x6, but I use their large 9x12 size. Check out www.stencilgirl.com.

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    2. Great minds think alike! I just found it now, too! I was gonna email you! Thanks very much! Happy printing!

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  30. LOVE YOU PATTI, YOU'RE LIKE THE PAULA DEEN OF THE GELLI PLATE!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much. That's quite a compliment! Stay tuned!

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  31. Woo Hoo, just did my istencil order. Thanks for the coupon. Can't wait til they get here and play.

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    1. Good for you! You're going to love them!

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  32. Amazing ideas and results!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed it.

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  33. Hi Patty, I have been enjoying all your wonderful inspirational works you have posted in the FB Art Journaling group and the Dyan Reavley group. I am also excited about your istencil giveaway. The reason for the comment though is I wanted to ask you a question,,,,,,, I have been through just about every page on your blog and I can't find the name of that 3 D stencil you used when you started Gelli Plating. I am a stencil junkie and would love to get that 3 D one. I was at Donna Downey studio shopping for supplies a few days ago getting some Dylusion supplies, and some Balzer stencils and no one had heard of this 3D stencil. I'd be most grateful if you could tell me who designs and sells that stencil. Hoping this finds you well. Kim H. P.S. I was given 2 bags with about 10 various sizes of cigar boxes the other day. If you're interested…. I'd be happy to share. You have done some amazing stuff with them. :)

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    1. Hi Kim, thanks so much for the nice note. That's so nice of you to offer to share your stash of cigar boxes. Had I not stopped by my local cigar shop and gotten a bag full yesterday I'd take you up on that! I'd love to see what you do with them.

      That 3D stencil is from iStencils.com. They don't name their designs, they are all numbered. They have about 2,600 offerings! They have a number of 3D designs too. I think this is the link to the one you are looking for:

      http://www.istencils.com/proddetail.asp?prod=27-00107-R-SC&cat=48

      Don't forget...today is the last day of my coupons code at istencils...it's Patti15 for a 15% discount on your entire cart!

      Hope this helps! Happy Easter!

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  34. These came out amazing Patti! I've used a home-made gelli plate before but I can definitely see the difference and the advantage to using the real thing! Gorgeous ;D

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    1. Thanks so much Patricia! I've never tried a home made gelli plate before but I know people that use them. Glad you stopped by.

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  35. All of those patterns and colors are so inspiring! I just love those stencils...(I follow your blog and you tube channel :-)

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