July 2018 Stencil Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

by Lilith Eeckels

Welcome to the July 2018 Stencil Release Blog Hop and giveaway. If you have hopped over from Heather Hoffman‘s blog, then you are right on track.

Today's release is centered around our new stencils. When I received them I knew I wanted to create an art journal page.

How to:

  • Use a stencil to create a background. I used the Elegant Swirls Stencil combined with the bright and fun Pocketful of Sunshine ink set.
  • To add contrast and detail, I used the Feeling Dotty Stencil and some grey ink.


  • For the flowers, I used the Happy Bloom Stamp Set and colored them with the Artist Markers.
  • Text stamps are a great element on an art journal page. I used some from the Wings of Hope Stamp Set.
  • A couple of scribbles, leaves, and butterflies add movement.


@lilitheeckelsYou can see how the layout came together in the video below or watch it in HD on YouTube.

For my next layout, I used the Flowing Drops Stencil. For the ink colors, I picked the Sweet Dreams ink set. I kept it simple by adding stars: white ones with some spots made with the Feeling Dotty Stencil. Some hearts and arrows add movement and guide the eye over the layout.


To make the elements pop off the page, I doodled lines around the stars and the added an outline around the stenciled image.


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or here on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, July 12th, for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/15/2018.

Which stencil has caught your eye?

Here is the full blog hop list. Enjoy the hop and don't forget to comment on our designers' and guest designers' blogs as some of them are also giving away prizes.

Your next stop is:

Jennifer McGuire


Altenew Card Blog
Paige Evans
Vicky Papaioannou
Kelly Griglione
Zinia Redo
Emily Midgett
Rubeena Ianigro
Olga Moss
Lilith Eeckels
Gayatri Murali
Virginia Lu
Nicole Picadura
Karin Åkesdotter
Norine Borys
Heather Hoffman
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Erum Tasneem
Enza Gudor
Nina-Marie Trapani
May Sukyong Park
Justine Hovey
Svitlana Shayevich
Sveta Fotinia
Dana Gong
Kymona Tracey
Agnieszka Malyszek
Lydia Evans
Crystal Thompson
Simon Says Stamp Blog


Elegant Swirls Stencil
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Feeling Dotty Stencil
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Flowing Drops Stencil
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Happy Bloom Stamp Set
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Wings of Hope Stamp Set
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Pocketful of Sunshine Oval Set
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Sweet Dreams Oval Set
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Artist Markers 36 Color Set
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FD91354 July 7, 2018 - 11:01 pm

WOW..that art journal cover page is just awesome! Love the overall look and the stencil behind is just perfect. Nice job!

Lauryne Cunningham July 8, 2018 - 12:33 am

Fun and happy are the first words that come into my mind about your journal page. I absolutely love the yellow background! The scrapbook layout is so cute and you used my two favorite stencils! Thank you for your wonderful ideas!

Cathy K. July 8, 2018 - 2:28 am

Love all of the stencils in this release. My favorite is the Mega Hydrangea Stencil.

Nina July 8, 2018 - 3:40 am

Your new stencils are sooo awesome! <3 I especially love all the cool effects you can get with the Hydrangea one and the Flowing Drops – I can't wait to get my hands on these! 😀

Helen F July 8, 2018 - 3:44 am

These new stencils are amazing! Thanks so much for showcasing so many wonderful ways to use them!

Vaye Smith July 8, 2018 - 11:54 am

I love all your great ideas and wonderful videos….. Fairly new to the stencils… I love the ideas

Denise Bryant July 8, 2018 - 12:53 pm

Such pretty effects with the stencils! I’m inspired to get some new stencil designs and create!

Linnea Sundstrom July 8, 2018 - 1:54 pm

oh my! luv the yellows! really enjoying all of the looks with the city scene stencil!

Mary-Anne V July 8, 2018 - 3:06 pm

Love how these stencils add so much interest to the layouts!

Jeanne Beam July 8, 2018 - 4:43 pm

Wonderful art journal page and layout. Beautiful backgrounds.
Thanks for sharing….

Joey Barnes July 8, 2018 - 6:22 pm

Glad I found this! With a cast on my right hand, all I can do is watch YouTube videos and get inspired for the day the cast comes off! Or maybe I will decorate it! Thanks for the great info that each teacher shares. It’s wonderful. -Joey

Gail Alcorn July 8, 2018 - 7:17 pm

Love the Feeling Dotty stencil!

Brandi R July 8, 2018 - 8:11 pm

Wow! LOVE Lilith’s creations. These stencils are fabulous ♥

Sue D July 8, 2018 - 9:20 pm

Colorful journal page and pretty layout.

Stacey Kowbel July 8, 2018 - 11:17 pm

Fabulous new stencils! I love the art journal page – such a great way to use them!

Trish July 9, 2018 - 12:19 am

Great project and lots of inspiration for using these stencils. Thanks for including a video.

Beverly Jordan July 9, 2018 - 12:23 am

What remarkable and creative work!! Gorgeous in the yellows and using the Altenew inks!

Rebecca W July 9, 2018 - 12:28 am

Thanks for another great release and blog hop!! I always love seeing all the inspiration! Thanks as well for the giveaway!!

Bev Karolak July 9, 2018 - 8:04 am

Amazing stencils! Who would have thought of all the different techniques you’ve shown us….certainly not me! ? Thanks for sharing.

D.Ann C July 9, 2018 - 10:29 am

This art journal page and layout are amazing! Thanks for showing how cool the new stencils look layered up!

Deb Tilton July 9, 2018 - 12:56 pm

like the Aztec and Step Builder designs the best, although all can be used effective & creatively. Like the yellow, it’s a color I don’t use much

Kriti Mishra July 9, 2018 - 1:39 pm

Amazing release..awesome projects

Aimee Phillips July 9, 2018 - 2:24 pm

Very beautiful scrapbook layout!!. Love the look with the new stencil!!.

Lisa A creations July 9, 2018 - 3:21 pm

Loving that Feeling Dotty stencil.

Ashwini July 10, 2018 - 12:01 am

Loved the layouts! The Feeling Dotty stencil adds a subtle touch that really completes the page. Will definitely try this at home!

Karen Cadorette July 10, 2018 - 1:02 pm

I love all the layouts. You have so many fantastic things,it make me dizzy with glee.I would love to buy everything.I just purchased the new peruvian lily build a flower set.OMG its so Beautiful that I gave in and bought it for my own birthday present.

Karey McM July 10, 2018 - 2:27 pm

not so much the stencils caught my eye, but the glitter paste
and the technique of turning them over to put 2 different colors on a card
i am a first time visitor and am enjoying your hop

Connie Johnson July 10, 2018 - 6:27 pm

The Feeling Dotty stencil is so amazing….so versatile….love your journal page! TFS 🙂

Patt H. July 10, 2018 - 10:14 pm

Awesome creations! Love that adorable layout & the journal page is perfect! Great use of the stencils!

Marisela Delgado July 11, 2018 - 5:34 pm

Great creations with those stencils. I lovin’ it!

Jane Sirak July 12, 2018 - 12:54 am

I love all these new stencils. I can’t wait to try them. I really need some practice I think the first one I want to try is the flowing drops.

Yasmine Omar July 12, 2018 - 11:21 am

WOW! That art journal page is stunning! I love how you combined the Elegant Swirls and the Feeling Dotty Stencils together to make such awesome effect. Thanks foe the inspiration.

Miriam Prantner July 12, 2018 - 9:53 pm

Bright and beautiful projects! I am loving this stencil release!

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