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22 December 2016

A marvelous mash up of a blog hop!




PaperArtsy have teamed up with Stencil Girl Products to bring you a wonderful blog hop featuring work by their product designers and design team members. There are sixteen blogs to visit over the run of the hop, and chances to win prizes!


GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive a $75 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a £50 Gift Certificate for PaperArtsy!!

Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your chance to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)

You have until Friday, December 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced onStencilGirl's Facebook page and PaperArtsy's blog on Sunday, January 1.


My plan was to create a masterboard with the intention of turning it into an upcycled book & journaling cards, or greeting cards, but when I finished the masterboard I could hardly bear to cut it up! :o)

But I did!  I made several cards and a canvas...

The largest panel (8.5x8.5in) was embellished and mounted onto a 12x12in box canvas.....

To create the masterboard I covered heavyweight cartridge paper with vintage music sheets. To soften the black print I white washed the entire sheet.
I chose masks rather than stencils so I intentionally chose statement colours to cover the background because I knew they would be visible through layers, so I chose Bougainvillea and Coral Fresco Finish paints ('go-to' colours!). I loaded up a Gelli plate and printed over the entire surface - these paints are semi-opaque and translucent which allows the papers to show through.  I wanted a bright base colour so pops of colour would pop through the mask's pattern.


Next I brayered on White Fire (pale gold) paint - I chose this because it is a) a gorgeous subtle gold & b) translucent and so allows the deep pink layer to show through.  The background's colour/finish is patchy which is what I wanted to achieve.

Next came the stencilling/masking - on the photo below the masks laid in position ready for a layer of Chalk paint to be applied.  The mask (deconstructed cluster of lilies mask s297, love collage mask L312) had to be painted and then repositioned elsewhere on the sheet...

The finished masterboard ready to be (eek!) cut up... and you can see all the lovely background colour coming through.

I made 3 cards from the masterboard, each featuring one of my stamps:

This card has mini JM54 stamped onto the solid flowers, the words are from Stencil Girl stencil S261

 I doodled onto the flowers on this card, the phrase is from JOFY09.

I never get bored of using this stamp from JOFY38, here I've teamed it with another phrase from stencil S261.

I'm so happy with the finished canvas - I sewed detail on with my sewing machine, and attached it the canvas with matte medium and hand stitching.  The gold flowers were created by stenciling embossing ink onto the design and embossing with WOW Metallic Brass Sparkle Embossing Glitter.


I don't often hang my own work in our house but this one is definitely going on the wall!


Enjoy the rest of the blog hop - don't for get to leave comments on each of the blogs for a chance to win.

154 comments:

  1. Beautiful Canvas and Masterboard Jo. Love how you combined the stencils with your stamps xx

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  2. This is such a fabulous project and love how you have used the products. Thank you for a great blog hop
    catherine

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  3. Wow Jo...I lOVE these projects. Real works of art x

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  4. I love those beautiful colours.

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  5. you really are the Queen of masterboards! Stunning projects.

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  6. gorgeous as always Jo x

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  7. Love the masterboard - great to get more than one finished item out of the artwork.....

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  8. Gorgeous projects! I love the masterboard & that canvas is stunning.

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  9. I think the gold & the stitching really makes it. I always love sewing paper. It's so much fun!

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  10. I love the master board, this will make such beautiful postcards.

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  11. One of my favorite stencils by Jessica Sporn. I created a textured painting with this stencil for my sister's Christmas gift. Good choice.

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  12. Stunning masterboard ...... gorgeous colours and what a fabulous stencil xx

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  13. Another fantastic project

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  14. Wow. Stunning projects. Love the colour combo xx

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  15. Beautiful pieces, Jo! Love how you've used the stencils!

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  16. Gorgeous Jo, always love your masterboards, and of course love the canvas pieces - hearts, paper, stitch, bliss.

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  17. Beautiful as always Jo. I love your projects x

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  18. You never disappoint, I always love your art - beautiful paint colour choice and also great stencils, really love the flowers. Rachel

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  19. WOW, loving this Jo xx

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  20. Oh My! That masterboard and the way you cut into it to make the fabulous canvas and the gorgeous cards - Brilliant!

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  21. These are gorgeous! I love the added touch the stitching gives!

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  22. Love the larger piece.

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  23. beautiful colors all m favorite great job!

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  24. Beautiful colors and layering. Thank you for sharing! Merry christmas!

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  25. Beautiful! Love the layers in this piece.

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  26. Just "hopped across" from PA to admire the rich pinks and golds of your projects

    Seasons Greetings

    Kathyk

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  27. Very nice work, everyone's projects are so different I love this blog hop

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  28. Wow! Your canvas is so special...love the added sewing details. The cards are each masterpieces in themselves! Off to check out the stamps and stencils you used. Thank you.

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  29. Stunning layers, and the colours are so pretty.
    Alison x

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  30. Love the colours of your masterboard- I can totally understand why you found it difficult to cut up!

    Sally

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  31. I love masterboards and yes they are hard to cut up! Beautiful!

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  32. Wow! These are absolutely gorgeous. LOVE the stitching. Fab!! Lx

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  33. Hi Jo
    Gorgeous project. Love the Pink and Gold together and the way you decorated inside the flowers. It certainly deserves a place on the wall.
    Love Angela x

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  34. Great project for this time of year, when you often need to make many card at once! You make it look so simple. Love the color combo

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  35. I do love your masterboards! It's gorgeous (I also have problems cutting them up!) Love love love it. Thank you x

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  36. I have that stencil, now I have a better idea of how to use it amazing!

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  37. Jo, you are a Masterboard Queen amongst many other titles that you hold. Merry Christams and hope to see you in 2017 x

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  38. Love the colour scheme, great for Valentine's Day

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  39. Love it with all my heart x

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  40. Fantastic! Love the use of white fire. Masterboards are so adaptable. Love the results xxx

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  41. Love the stencil and the masterboard is gorgeous!

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  42. A little bit of black stitching adds a lot. I like the idea of cutting up your work into smaller projects, too.

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  43. These are beautiful Jo, I love White Fire xx

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  44. Beautiful works of art!

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  45. Get you. Having a pink thing in the wall. Will Matt allow it!!

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  46. This is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  47. As always, love your artwork, such creativity! Having so much fun following this blog hop. My two most fave companies, Paper Artsy & STencil Girl.
    suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

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  48. I love the colors and the addition of the stitching!

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  49. Fabulous work, Jo! Your master board was amazing but I'm glad you decided to cut it up as the resulting projects are absolutely stunning! Thanks for the step-by-step tutorial and for sharing your creativity: an absolute inspiration!

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  50. I love the sowing and the metallic accents!

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  51. I need all of the supplies you used. I love those colors. I don't have those yet and I love those stencils and how you layered them. Argh now I really want more paint!!! Thanks for the tips. I needed more ideas

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  52. So lovely!! I learned some good info about using masks here too. Thank you!

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  53. Love the colors and a great idea to mount on a canvas box!

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  54. I love the color combos here and the 12x12 box is my favorite. So stunning.

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  55. I loved the colors. Have never tried making. Thanks for showing that. Nice piece.

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  56. Love the stitching detail on the canvas. Lovely depth of color and pattern with the sheet music.

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  57. Love the colors used and stencils

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  58. Love this. I enjoy seeing the stencils used.

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  59. This is great! I'm feeling the pink!

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  60. Love your masterboard and the luscious colors! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial!

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  61. Wow! I love this....it turned out amazing!! Thank you for sharing.....now, to get my hands on those paints.....

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  62. Wonderful colors and texture! poetryqn(at)optonline.net

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  63. Love the finished results x

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  64. Anonymous9:11 am

    Wow! Beautiful cards!
    ( Annie )

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  65. Fantastic project, looks like you have had fun with these wonderful flowery and heart stencils & masks coupled to PA paints!! Loving what you have made with the masterboard Jo, really beautiful x

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  66. Really Lovely Jo! Gorgeous makes. :)

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  67. Wow , love these. Thank you for your inspiration. Merry Christmas c21claudia@aol.com

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  68. Absolutely stunning, Jo xx

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  69. This project turned out so beautifully! I love your use of masks, then stamping within the masked section. ....and the stitching makes it perfect. Thanks for posting in the blog hop!

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  70. What a gorgeous masterboards, the beautiful cards to go with it. xx

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  71. Beautiful composition of colors & texture!

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  72. Of course you couldn't cut it!

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  73. I do like a masterboard project - and this is another great one. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  74. These look so feasty and yummy! LOVE that stencil!

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  75. Great job,...really like the metallics.
    cairnlae (at) hotmail (dot com)

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  76. Jo, thanks so much for the inspiration. It's so refreshing to see a finished project that uses so few elements. Just two colours (plus gold) make a fantastic finish. Brilliant!

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  77. WOW! Stunning cards. Will have to look out for those masks/stencils xx

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  78. Such cool techniques you used to make these. They end up looking like batik fabric to me, and I totally dig it. Thanks for sharing your steps and the wonderful inspiration!

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  79. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  80. Absolutely love it. Love the colors and the design. Master boards are such fun.

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  81. Wow! Each of these is a gorgeous work of art!! So stellar! Merry Christmas! xo

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  82. The play with color is just lovely!

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  83. I love your favorite stamp too, it reminds me of a vintage Dutch bulb that I have in my garden that looks like fireworks when it blooms. I so enjoy seeing the step by step process, lovely works of art!

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  84. Absolutely stunning work! Love the masterboard. The canvas is my favorite of the projects; but all of the pieces are just beautiful.

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  85. Beautiful Project. love the colours. everything about it.

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  86. I would hang this on my wall for sure.
    Beautiful piece. Love the black stitching.
    Clever idea to attach with the black also.
    thanks for sharing.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New year
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  87. Pure gorgeousness!!I am sure loving the canvas!And the colors are beautiful.

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  88. Such beautiful colors! I love how you used these stencils. Beautiful

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  89. Jo, Your master board is exquisite. I'd have trouble cutting thru it too. You masks are refreshingly different. I do like working with a gel plate, too. Those popping colors still let you hear the music ! ����

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  90. great masterboard Jo - need to get my gelli plate out and painty - I love that gold - it looks amazing - so many beautiful makes - and the sewing looks amazing too! Beautiful! Happy Christmas to you! Hugs rachel x

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  91. This would definitely be hanging on my wall! Gorgeous

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  92. Beautiful masterboard...love the colors and patterns!

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  93. I really love the using stitching with mixed media - your work is beautiful!

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  94. As always subtle and delicious!! love the pinks (strange for me!!)

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  95. Love the idea of getting 3 for 1 - plus I am a fan of botanicals. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  96. Gorgeous projects Jo! I love your canvas!
    Alison xxx

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  97. So beautiful Jo, love the colour combos you used - it seemed so bright at first but looked stunning by the time you'd finished with it Xx

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  98. What beautiful art! Thank you for sharing!
    Wishing you a very happy and blessed Christmas!

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  99. Love what you have made. Love the colours and the stencils. A Merry Christmas to you !

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  100. It is beautiful love the colors you should hang it in your house for sure :)

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  101. Your masterboard is beautiful and you cut each section to accent the designs perfectly! Well done! Merry Christmas, Autumn

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  102. I m so grateful for the clear directions for this beautiful piece. I have such a hard time deconstructing prints I like and become very discouraged. This way I have a much better chance of achieving a result I can be happy with! Thank you!

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  103. These are so beautiful! I love the pink/coral/gold palette you used!

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  104. Great seeing someone with the courage to cut up a masterboard.

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  105. Love your work! It is beautiful.

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  106. So beautiful! I also love using vintage music sheets in my art as well!

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  107. Love this composition and the colors ... and for making cards!

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  108. Fill your walls with your art. It's so beautiful. I particularly like using stams over the stencils.

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  109. Jo you really created some beatiful pieces of art. Lovely colors. Pretty flowers....
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas.
    Hugs from Monica
    Spain

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  110. Beautiful! Love the colors!

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  111. All beautiful pieces of art Jo but definitely the canvas needs to be on show. Stunning!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  112. So pretty Jo , lovely gorgeous colours xx

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  113. Who doesn't love hearts - this is a fabulous project. Thanks for sharing.

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  114. Just love that touch of gold!

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  115. I totally get that you did not want to cut up the master board! But, Lovely cards (and canvas) in the end!

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  116. ...and i am ecgronroosatgmaildotcom

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  117. Wow! Love your masterboard and how you cut it up to create multiple pieces. Thank you.

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  118. Lovely and so easy!

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  119. beautiful!! Love the colors!!

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  120. How lovely to see your pretty work. Really enjoyed to visit your blog and admire your work. Fab colors and great way you used the masterboard.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Hugs from Monica
    Spain

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  121. Fabulous, I love this stencil and I am getting it out to use right now.

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  122. Fabulous, I love this stencil and I am getting it out to use right now.

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  123. Beautiful work, love these colours.

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  124. OOOOOH!! I love that Lilies stencil!

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  125. Nice colors and a fun project which I will try out.

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  126. Beautiful color. Sewing is a great touch...

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  127. these are fabulous, so brave of you to cut into that masterboard, and worth it for the end products!

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  128. I keep forgetting about master boards! Thanks for the reminder of how great they can be!

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  129. Thanks. Beautiful project.

    Michelle Smith, MI

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  130. Wonderful colors and patterns!

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  131. love your work. do you have a newsletter or subscription? can't seem to see any!!!!XX

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  132. I love using creating a masterboard and can totally relate to not wanting to cut it up!!! In the end I'm always glad I did. Love your project!

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  133. Love your beautiful creations.
    gildamc@hotmail.com

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  134. Love your projects, especially the cards! Beautiful :)

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  135. I love that gold over the pink, and the stitching is fab. Can see my PA shopping list getting longer and longer!!!

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  136. Wow! All of these are gorgeous! I have never made a masterboard, I am now inspired to do just that, thank you! xxx

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  137. Love this project. I really enjoy making master boards with fresco paints. Your finished cards are super

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  138. Absolutely glorious Jo!

    Lucy

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  139. Oh man, I love the masterboard and the colors. I can see why you didn't want to cut it up!

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  140. Thank you for sharing your techniques. I am learning sooo much, like how you toned down the music.

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  141. A great project. Thanks for sharing!

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  142. Wow another fabulous style to get my brain spinning with new ideas - thanks for sharing x

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