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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sherry butcher July 5, 2018 - 2:16 pm

Love stencils to use on everything even the walls. Thanks for sharing.

Haley Bayong July 5, 2018 - 2:21 pm

I love how you used the swirl stencil in first layout beautiful with the yellow such great ideas!

Mel H July 5, 2018 - 2:31 pm

The city scene and the dots are my early favorites, but they’re all pretty wonderful. Love your beautiful cards.

Barbara Lassiter July 5, 2018 - 2:45 pm

This is such an amazing blog hop, jam-packed with inspiration, and it makes me want all the stencils. My top favorites, for the moment, are city scene and the mega hydrangea, but excellent layouts,such as the one on this blog could change my mind! 🙂

Stephanie Z July 5, 2018 - 2:50 pm

I like the Elegant Swirl stencil and your journal is very pretty 🙂

Isabelle July 5, 2018 - 3:28 pm

Awesome creations !

Carol Rossouw July 5, 2018 - 3:34 pm

These are some more spectacular and unique stencils. Love the amazing results that can be achieved with these, and I already have some on my wish list. Thanks for the inspiration!

Carmela Douglas Hubler July 5, 2018 - 3:38 pm

So many great stencils to choose from!! Love the dotty stencil, the city scene and the Aztec design!’

Virginia C July 5, 2018 - 4:06 pm

Flowing Drops or elegant swirls? Flowing Drops or elegant swirls? Flowing Drops or elegant swirls? Flowing Drops or elegant swirls? Flowing Drops or elegant swirls? ……. running through my mind.

Joni J. Seith July 5, 2018 - 4:11 pm

Beautiful release!

Vicki July 5, 2018 - 4:21 pm

Love the new stencils

Wendy Fisher July 5, 2018 - 4:25 pm

Love the new stencils!! Especially the Aztec Motif Stencil!

Connie Costello July 5, 2018 - 4:38 pm

I love your Step Builder Stencil.

Robyn Oliver July 5, 2018 - 4:46 pm

Fabulous mixed media pages, the yellow one really caught my eye

Kathy P July 5, 2018 - 4:46 pm

Hah! Because of the amazing work by blog posters for Altenew, ALL the stencils have caught my eye, and I already have 5 of them in my cart….along with a ‘few’ little extras I have seen used along the way! I am totally in love with your journaling page. Going to try your techniques in mine! Great look. And your layout is so bright and cheerful. Love those stars!

Mary July 5, 2018 - 4:47 pm

Love all the stencils in this new release and love what you’ve done with them!

Pennie July 5, 2018 - 5:07 pm

I love all the stencils! So much fun!

Heather L DePasquale July 5, 2018 - 5:16 pm

Wow! I’ve definitely been inspired to use brightly colored stencils as a background. Absolutely love the yellow. It’s perfect!

Mindy Drummond July 5, 2018 - 5:23 pm

Oh my, I love them all (no surprise there LOL). I couldn’t pick a favorite if I tried, I just want them all :). I love that their is so much versatility with each of them. Now on the all the blogs on the hop to get more ideas than are already swimming in my head… such fun!

Maryam crafter July 5, 2018 - 5:34 pm

Wow, love the first project so much. Amazing in all aspects..

Brandy Burke July 5, 2018 - 5:49 pm

Beautiful Examples

Marcia Scantlin July 5, 2018 - 5:52 pm

I love the city scape stencil.

Deepa Mistry July 5, 2018 - 5:54 pm

Oh my! These layouts are so stunning. The new stencils really add such subtle detail to the backgrounds! I especially like the step builder stencil!

Hanna Lyons July 5, 2018 - 6:04 pm

I love the emphasis on stencils and the creative way they add depth and dimension to your journal. Thank you.

Angie Hall July 5, 2018 - 6:06 pm

These stencils would be terrific on scrapbook pages.

Vicki Smith July 5, 2018 - 6:19 pm

You create incredible scrapbook pages and I like how you used the new stencils. I look forward to your videos!

Annette Reed July 5, 2018 - 6:20 pm

These are great layouts! I love the colors and elements! Thx for the video.

Deb Tilton July 5, 2018 - 6:31 pm

I really like the Aztec and Hydrangea stencils. It seems several of them can be very versatile to use and I would love to get my hands of them!

Lisa F July 5, 2018 - 6:35 pm

What stunning projects!! They’re so inspirational!! Love this release!!

Jeannie F July 5, 2018 - 6:36 pm

Beautiful pages! All of the new release stencils have caught my eye. I am totally in love with the City Scene. That one is for sure a gotta have!

Dee Earnshaw July 5, 2018 - 7:01 pm

Love your projects – they are so nicely designed:)

joy meadows July 5, 2018 - 7:43 pm

Love the new stencil release! I especially love the dotty stencil – it looks great on these two layouts!

Carina Benson July 5, 2018 - 7:48 pm

Love the art journal page, what a beautiful way to use the stencil. Such an amazing bundle of stencils!

Pam Boedeker July 5, 2018 - 8:15 pm

For me the favorite was Aztec Motif. I live in the SW United States. That card is just perfect for so many occasions . . . even masculine cards!

CathyL July 5, 2018 - 8:17 pm

Very pretty new stencils!

Denise Mlady July 5, 2018 - 8:22 pm

All these stencils are so fun, especially the Feeling Dotty, Swirl and Flowing Drops.

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Rosemary D July 5, 2018 - 9:00 pm

wow… that notebook cover is just gorgeous and the layout is stunning!

Margaret July 5, 2018 - 9:07 pm

Great projects! And thanks for sharing your techniques with us!

Charlotte Deerborn July 5, 2018 - 9:22 pm

I have my eye on the complete stencil bundle for July. There is so much inspiration in this blog hop that I can’t make up my mind which stencils I like best.

Marsha Guskey July 5, 2018 - 9:31 pm

Lovely projects! Thanks!

Monika.Buzsy July 5, 2018 - 9:32 pm

Wow! That art journal page is amazing! Love the yellow swirls with the blue flowers… Such an amazing design. Pretty blue (or is it green) background on the second page.

Amy Moore July 5, 2018 - 9:43 pm

Love your art journal page and the mixed use of the stencils

Eva N July 5, 2018 - 9:49 pm

Your art journal page is wonderful! I love how you combined stencils to get such a great design.

Karen Walker July 5, 2018 - 9:51 pm

Hopping around today has been so much fun! I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these fabulous stencils!

Cheriese H July 5, 2018 - 9:55 pm

Great layouts!!

Theresa Petermann July 5, 2018 - 9:57 pm

so many great ideas for all the stencils. hope we see more journal pages. one of my favorite things to create. thanks as always for sharing.

Cynthia Baldwin July 5, 2018 - 10:19 pm

These stencils produce such beautiful effects!

Stefanie White July 5, 2018 - 10:33 pm

I’m loving that yellow! Pops off the page. And the layout is adorable as well!

Angel Gilbert July 5, 2018 - 10:54 pm

love this whole release!

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