Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Lovely Blog Hop!!

Hi everyone and welcome to A Lovely Blog Hop!!


If you just stumbled upon this hop, you can follow along by starting at Every Day is an Occasion. If you have been following along, you should have arrived from Heather at The Hunny Pot.


The idea behind this hop was to make a Valentine's Day project, card, etc... For my project, I created a Valentine's Day wall hanging.


Watercolor paper was inked with Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Barn Door and Aged Mahogany, spritzed with water and dried. A stencil was placed over part of the paper and spritzed again with water, and then the water was dabbed off for a ghost effect in the stain. The edges were inked with Walnut Distress Ind and then Black Soot. The chipboard letters are from a Wal-Mart clearance a few years ago. They were stamped with the text stamp from the Tim Holtz Love Struck stamp set in Versafine Onyx Black, and then inked with Barn Door and Fired Brick Distress Ink. The edges were shaded with a Distress Marker in Black Soot.


I think the chipboard heart and wings are from Tim Holtz, but I'm not positive. I've had them for a long time and had thrown away the packaging. They were inked with Fired Brick and Barn Door. A strip of TH Tissue Tape was adhered to both. The edges of the heart were lined with a Distress Marker in Black Soot, and the wings were inked with Black Soot Distress Ink.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp - Have a Heart
  2. Sunday Funday #6 - Linky Party
  3. Dl.art Thankful Thursday - Linky Party
  4. DJ's Sundries - Valentine Challenge
I have blog candy!!


All you have to do to win a set of Fiskars Perfect Blend stamps is:
  1. Be a follower
  2. Leave a comment
That's it!! I will choose a winner on Tuesday, February 12.
 
Your next stop is the sweet and talented Jessica of Chick-n-Scrap!! Here's the entire line-up in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone:

Jill from Every Day is an Occasion
Holly from Ribbons and Glue
Shelly from My Paper Love
Kelsie Ann from Cut Craft Create
Arin from A Piece of Life's Pie
Court from Court's Craft Corner
Missy from Quick Chick Designs
Heather from The Hunny Pot
Lisa from A Mermaid's Crafts < YOU ARE HERE
Jessica from Chick-n-scrap < GO HERE NEXT

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

73 comments:

  1. This is so gorgeous my friend!!! I LOVE the colors of the background and that embellished heart...WOW!!
    Another awesome project!!!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT weekend!!!

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  2. Amazing project, Lisa! The "LOVE" looks great and the background color is perfect! Thanks for participating! SMiles, Jill

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  3. Beautiful Lisa. Loving the background and that heart is fantastic. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs Nana

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  4. I think this is so beautiful. I love the bling and everything about it. hugs my friend.

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  5. What a pretty wall hanging!!! Love the layers of your heart with wings!!!
    Makes me think of the saying - if you love something let it go.....

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  6. Lisa, this is gorgeous! I love how you inked the background paper, made it so unique. Your work is awesome!

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  7. Love that wall hanging project. Pretty heart with wings...
    Awesome candy ~ have been a devoted follower for quite sometime now!

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  8. Another GORGEOUS creation, Lisa -- you always amaze me with your beautiful work!!!

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  9. Very cool!! Love the bling on the letters

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  10. Gorgeous...love the bling!! Lee-Ann :)

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  11. HI Lisa
    Fab card - it's great when you find bits of stash that just fit what you are doing

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  12. Your card is gorgeous Lisa! I love it! Have a great weekend! Your friend, Sarah

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  13. Hi Lisa! WOW- that winged heart is a-MAY-zing!! I love it! You've inspired me!
    Hugs!
    Heather P :)

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  14. This is just amazing Lisa! I love this wall hanging and you had me totally fooled! I thought the strips on the heart and wings were washi tape, not tissue paper! Great and amazing project like always! It has been fun hoping with you today! Arin

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  15. Wow! This is just gorgeous! Love all the different color textures and the bling on the LOVE is so pretty! I especially love the darker inked edges on the wings ~ very nice!!

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  16. Loving that background with the "ghost effect"....makes is so dreamy...and the bling letters are perfect...beautiful project!!

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  17. Lisa, Fantastic wall art. Everything about it is amazing. I believe that is a Tim Holtz heart...I saw it at Archivers recently. That's one you could leave up year round...I would. Great inspiration!
    Have a great day!
    Dee B
    Crafdeecat

    BTW- love snow but so glad we are not having what they are in the east...

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  18. Gorgeous! Love the bold, rich colors you achieved with your inking method. I would love to come spend a day with you and watch you do this- it looks fabulous! Love all the beautiful, blingy accents, it truly is lovely! Have a wonderful weekend my sweet friend!

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  19. Gorgeous wall decor Lisa!! Love the colors and the bling!! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  20. The way you have made the " love" is gorgeous

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  21. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! You really inspire me with your wall hangings! Love the pretty paper and your fantastic bling!
    So happy to be hopping along with you my sweet friend!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Shelly

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  22. Lisa, I love this wall hanging!! The bling adds such a perfect touch -- You knocked another one outta the park (see that baseball reference I made since it's almost time for my favorite sport season to start again!! LOL)... Now I just wanna go get all inky in my craft room (thanks to you, my fabulously creative friend)!! :)

    BIG HUGS,
    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

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  23. Hi Lisa! Very pretty Valentine! I can just hear The Beatles singing " All You Need Is Love" ta-da-da-da da.
    Pam
    scrap-nsewgranny.blogspot.com

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  24. Fab project.love the heart with wings.Great distressing.That fire red is just so HOT!

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  25. Your wall hanging is fabulous! Love all your projects. You inspire me to try new things all the time. And by the way, I bought that TH Rosettes die and I love it! Thanks for sharing that from your last post. Have a great Saturday my friend. :)

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  26. Fabulous wall hanging Lisa I like the heart with the wings and the bling.
    Kevin xx

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  27. Lisa ~ Love your project. The wings are terrific. Love the distressing and all the bling. Have a terrific day.
    Hugs,
    Cindy Lou

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  28. Gorgeous project Lisa, love the ghost technique and the bling you added to the letters looks so good! "Lovely" project as always my friend!! Enjoy your weekend :D

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  29. This is Awesome Lisa. I love it. I'm singing the beatles song as I look at your piece. Those wings are amzing!!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes February Linky Party
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  30. Yes I'm singing too! A truly amazing project, lovely colours. Love the wings. Hugs Polly x

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  31. So pretty Lisa! Of course, I love everything you make. Happy to be in the Hop with you. Holly :-)

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  32. Really gorgeous, love the heart and wings and the tissue tape looks fabulous
    Lindsay xx

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  33. Just gorgeous!!!!!!!! Lisa this is my favorite style with all the inking!! Love those wings and the background is amazing. hugs

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  34. oh wow. just gorgeous. I love everything about it :)

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  35. What a beautiful wall hanging!! Love this creation - fabulous. TFS

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  36. Your wall hanging is gorgeous! I love the beautiful wings!

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  37. So so gorgeous! I love your wall hanging! What a fun blog hop!

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  38. Gorgeous wall hanging Lisa! Another cool technique and love the chip board and the fun bling:) So amazing!

    Hope your having a wonderful Saturday! We are expecting a lot of snow tonight and tomorrow.....yeah! We have a big snowmobile trip coming up next wknd so it's perfect timing!
    Have a great rest of the wknd my friend!

    Sherrie K

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  39. Lisa, this is fabulous!! I love what you have been creating, the wall hangings are amazing. Beatiful colors. Thanks for always leaving such sweet comments on my blog....hope you have a wonderful weekend! ~ Sharla :)

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  40. Love this pretty card! The rhinestones add the perfect touch! Already a follower of your blog and always love your projects!

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  41. I really like the techniques you used with the Distress Inks. I'm going to have to try them out. Thanks for joining in on my Valentine's challenge.

    Cheri
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  42. A fabulous card, I love your gorgeous winged heart - beautifully detailed!!

    Thanks for joining Simon Says Stamp challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  43. True words and truly awesome piece of art!

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  44. Don't you just love valentines day....hearts and more hearts ! Love your gorgeous wall hanging!

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  45. Hi my lovely friend^_^Happy Sunday^_^
    What a fabulous red love card^_^
    Beautiful diecut,fantastic details and background paper^_^
    Classy work my dear^_^
    Have a wonderful day^_^
    Big big hug,
    Sonia

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  46. Gorgeous card! Love the inking and the wings :)

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  47. lovely wall hanging. tfs.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

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  48. Just wanted to pop over and say hi.. Simply beautiful as always..
    Hugs from ukiah

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  49. Stunning Wall Hanging Project. I love the wings my friend and of course the bling that you added. TFS hope your having a great weekend.

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  50. What a gorgeous wall hanging project! I love it like always!!
    Hugs Gerda.

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  51. Awesome wall hanging! Love how you put bling on the word "Love" and all the distressing looks great! I really like the heart with the wings too! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  52. Terrifi Lisa, I like the bling!!!

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  53. Oh my...I love this heart with wings ! Beautiful card and loving the bling!

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  54. I love Tim Holtz- you did such a great job on this! It was fun blogging with you! P.S. I love that it's a wall hanging- great idea!

    Happy Crafting,
    Kelsie Ann
    cutcraftcreate.blogspot.com

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  55. Wow - your talents have no limits! I can't believe how very cool this is - love how you treated those letters. Wonderful!

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  56. Gorgeous wall hanging Lisa! I love the ghost effect in the bg and the heart and wings are beautiful ;)

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  57. My sweetest friend, this wall hanging is all things marvelous! :o) Your inking is always spectacular and the ghost effect is stunning. Not only do you carry out your ideas beautifully, but you come up with the most incredible projects to begin with! The lettering is gorgeous and I absolutely adore the chipboard heart in flight! The super sparkling love is the perfect touch, isn't it? :o) True love always sparkles! Your talent is truly something to treasure, as we all do. :o) Have a sunshiny day, Lisa!

    Hugs and blessings!

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  58. Your wall hanging is beautiful Lisa.Just stunning in every way.
    Hugs
    jayne x

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  59. so super cute, lisa! love all the distressing on this!

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  60. Super fabby project. Love all the deets.

    Be blessed, Beckie

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  61. I love the letters!! You put so much detail into all your wonderful projects!!

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  62. Love the bling! Have an awesome day:)

    Annette
    My Mind's Dust Bunnies

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  63. What a fabulous project, especially the lettering! Also thanks for all the kinds words you left on my blog, and your sweet comment about Catapult!
    {hugs}
    Indy

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  64. Absolutely amazing wall hanger... It turned out B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L., Lisa :):):)
    Hope you're having an excellent day!
    Hugs,
    Lisa
    CRe8n4u

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  65. What a great way to use the washi tape! The love in bling is totally fabulous too :)

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  66. This is fabulous! I love all the bling!


    --Cheryl--

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  67. GORGEOUS job with your card Lisa!I LOVE the bling and the wings,BEAUTIFUL as alway!!!!:)

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  68. Lisa, what a gorgeous Valentine's card!! Love the mixed media look you achieved for the background!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  69. I love the look of the background wit the ghost effect. Really nice wall hanging you created here.

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