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Friday, March 22, 2013

Hoo's Ready for Spring Blog Hop!!

For my 2nd Blogaversary Giveaway, click HERE!!

Hello! Welcome to the Hooo's Ready For Spring Blog Hop!

We are so happy that you could join us today!! In case this is the first time you have joined us for a hop, the awesome Heather Lynn of Random Recipes, Paper Crafts and Photos By HL and several friends put on an seasonal owl themed hop every 3 months. Spring is almost here so we decided to do a spring themed or spring colored projects this time. All of the participants are all so creative and inspiring -  you will not be disappointed!!

You should have arrived from the my sweet and amazingly talented friend Norma. If you've just stumbled upon the hop, you can start at the beginning with our fabulous hop hostess Heather Lynn's blog!!

The wonderful Pinque Peacock has offered to sponsor the hop. Please be sure to head over to the PP blog HERE and become a follower. Then, head on over to their Facebook page and see all of the beautiful items they have to offer! Here is the link...

Pinque Peacock Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/PinquePeacock?fref=ts

One lucky hopper that hops all of the way through and follows all of the blogs will win a $15 bundle from Pinque Peacock. That will include..

(4) Beaded Stick Pins
(6) Large Felt Poppers
(2) Layered Garden Beauties
(2) Large 1.5" Fabric Covered Buttons (FCB)
(6) Small 3/4" Fabric Covered Buttons (FCB)
(1) 2.5" Splendid Swirl (w/Embellished Center)

Thank you Pinque Peacock!

Heather Lynn will choose ONE winner next week!

For my project, I created another journal page :) The owl is a Spellbinders Nested Owls die, cut three and pieced together with two of the cuts. The third was used as a base with foam tape between the layers for dimension. The paper is from Prima Marketing's Doodle Deux paper stack. The branches are Spellbinders Cherry Blossoms dies. The flowers were inked with Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and adorned with crystal gems. The branches and owl were adhered with Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium.

The base is heavyweight Strathmore watercolor paper. It was painted with a coat of gesso, and then acrylic paints in sky blue, soft apple and ballet pink. Bubblegum pink acrylic paint was brushed onto bubble wrap and stamped on the canvas. TH Peacock Feathers Distress Ink was sponged through a Crafter's Workshop Harlequin stencil, Bundled Sage through a CW Tile stencil, and Spun Sugar through a Dylusions Dotted Flowers stencil. Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste was used through a CW Punchinella stencil. Victorian Velvet was sponged through a CW Branches stencil. The flowers along the bottom are from the Dylusions How Does Your Garden Grow stamp set and colored in with Funky Fushia, London Blue, Dirty Martini and Fresh Lime Dylusions sprays with waterbrushes. The script text stamp from the Tim Holtz Mini Ornates set was randomly stamped with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The sentiment is from Dylusions Quintessential Quotes stamp set. The sentiment and the edges of the paper were shaded with charcoal.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp and Show - Water (watercolor paper, waterbrushes)
  2. DL.Art - March Linky Party
  3. Sunday Funday #7 - March Linky Party

All you have to do to win a TPC Studios Travel Collage stamp set is:
  1. Be a follower
  2. Leave a comment on this post
That's it!! I also have two other giveaways going on!! You can enter to win my 2 Year Blogaversary Giveaway HERE, and the Spring Blog Hop Giveaway HERE!! I will choose the winner of this stamp set on 3/29.

Next you will head over to the talented Paula's Blog to see the awesome project she has created!!

Here's the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way:

Heather Lynn - http://heathernovinger.blogspot.com
Jessica  - http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com
Teresa -  www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com
Norma G. - http://lilhoneybeestudios.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://indymermaid.blogspot.com < YOU ARE HERE
Paula D. - http://scrapyourworld1.blogspot.com < NEXT
Cindy -  http://www.cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com/
Janet R - http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/
Tara - http://www.craftindesertdivas.blogspot.com/
Carrie - http://paper-wings-productions.blogspot.com

Thanks so much for joining us today! Have a great weekend!



~Tammy~ said...

Oh wow you really are rocking the mixed media! Love this awesome owl!

Life and Knits said...

Super cute Lisa! I love that owl and all the inking!!


Indy's Designs said...

Lisa, this is so beautiful! The owl is fantastic!

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous...I've been loving your amazing backgrounds!!!

Esther said...

Beautiful!!!! The background is fantastic. love the shadow branches!!! The owl is so cute :)
Have a fabulous day!!!!!

Nana said...

Another beautiful journal page. I love all these new backgrounds you are doing. Keep it up we all love seeing your creations.

Have a great day.
Hugs Nana
♥ My Crafting Channel ♥

Karon said...

Such a gorgeous journal creation. Love all the colours and adore that owl!! TFS

ScrapYourWorld said...

oh LISA!!! this is STUNNING! would be lovely in a frame on a wall!!! just Beautiful!!!

Sherrie K. said...

GORGEOUS journal page Lisa! The layout of this is just spectacular! I love the awesome owl and beautiful flowers:) The background-FANTASTIC!!!!

I hope you have a wonderful wknd my friend!!
Happy Friday!
Sherrie K

mamawcindy said...

Oh My, I Love It! It's just Gorgeous! Thanks for Sharing and Happy Spring! :0)

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Fabulous card Lisa! Love the owl. Happy Spring and hope you have a wonderful weekend. ~Tami

Creations by Shirl said...

Hoot hoot on your card Lisa, love the color combo on your adorable owl.... The sentiment fits perfectly for your card too. TFS - enjoy your happy Friday and crafty weekend....

Salnclts said...

I love the soft colors of your journal page! The owl is cute as well! :)

Heather Lynn said...

Lisa, Your journal page is beautiful! I love that owl and the saying, too! You always do a fantastic job! Thank you so much for being in my hop again! It wouldn't be the same without you! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!


Pam said...

I love owls and you certainly have made a cute one! Wish I could join in on the hop but, we are smack dab in the middle of moving (yuck)but it is closer to his job(he has a combined total of almost 4 hours drive to and from). Have fun!!!

Donna K said...

I adore the sentiment along with that darling owl!!! Beautiful, beautiful project!
Thanks for sharing on this happy, happy FRIDAY! ~Donna K

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

Just gorgeous! That owl is so pretty and your background is totally amazing! I love the sweet sentiment you used, just perfect for this card ♥

Unknown said...

I love your journal!!!


Audrey Frelx said...

Lisa, it's beautiful!!! Love how you're really getting into and doing such a great job with the mixed media's. I have gotten my hands dirty in a while, you're making me "media" sick to getting back to playing... lol!

Chriss America Real said...


This gave me shivers! So beautiful! As you know, I love owls, but I also love cherry blossoms, we go to see them every year at the tidal basin in Washington, DC. I love the little blossoms on the owls body. I love the pink trees in the background. Just lovely!


Crafty Moni said...

So Cute! Love how you used the gesso and all the paints, I so have to get into this mixed media trend:) The owl is adorable and went perfect with your paper.

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Migdalia said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS work my friend!!!As always!!and I total love the sentiment!!Thanks for always stopping by my blog and leaving me bloggie love.I appreciate it as well as I appreciate you as one of my dearest bloggie friends!!
May the sun always shine over you!
Have a Wonderful Friday,

Tiggerscraps said...

This is really neat! I love the look of the owl

joydee1963 said...

Love,love owls!!! great job on this! Already a follower!!joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...


I am already a huge fan and a follower of your blog.

Your work always knocks my socks off. I love your creativity and unique talent. Your projects is amazing. I love the different textures you used on it, and I love the owl's eyes!

Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

Suzanne Roseberry

Tisha Sewell said...

Beautiful card, love the owl!

Gita said...

Someone is in a art journal frame of mind. :-) But, your pages are awesome. Love this one too with the soft colors. Pretty, pretty! :-)

Janet's Planet said...

love the techniques you used!! awesome! TFS

Gerda said...

Lisa this is just beautiful as always!! I love the owl!! Have a great weekend.
Hugs Gerda

Unknown said...

Love your journal page!!!!!!!!! Loving the background and that owl is awesome!! You did great adding dimension that comes out in a photo!! I soooo wish I could join the hop!!! I am super busy but congrats on your 2 years and what a fantastic giveaway by Pinkque Peacock and yourself!!! Big hugs

Claire Spielman said...

PERFECTION in every aspect of the design!! Already got you on my Bloglovin' & lovin' it!!!
Quickie question...how do you go about getting the "recipe" pics on your post as teeny icons?
Creative Wishes
Claire S

TeresaK said...

I am loving that saying you put on this adorable journal page! How pretty your cherry blossom branches are! Love it!
Happy to be in this hop with you!

Dana Tatar said...

Wow! Gorgeous piece! I love all the dimension! =) Thanks for the inspiration.

Norma Gomez said...

Beautiful AJ, I love the way you pushed the trees into the background, that really created some nice depth. Gorgeous project my friend! Have a wonderful weekend :D

DIANA L. said...

Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes March Linky Party

VanessaB said...

wow. so fantastic and amazing. so beautiful as always and that sentiment is perfect. :)

Craftin Desert Divas said...

So pretty and I love that sentiment. Happy to be on the hop with you.


Mary Ann said...

Love your layout,Beautiful background...

jessica said...

Lisa I LOVE this gorgeous journal page!!! That owl is so super adorable and those colors and sentiment and everything is juts AWESOME!!!!
Another fab project my friend! Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT night!

SHartl said...

Oh, I just love your project! That brightly colored owl is so fun!

Karenladd said...

Wow, I didn't even know Spellbinders had an owl die but this is awesome!! Great colors and layering and a beautiful journal page! Already a follower of yours!

Karen said...

My sweetest friend, this journal page is as marvelous as the others. :o) The background is gorgeous (naturally!).. I love the colors and the varying designs, which are so perfectly placed. That amazing owl looks spectacular atop the lighter hues! She's gorgeous anyway, but even more so with the design. :o) The cherry blossom is so lovely, too. Absolutely stunning as always, my dear Lisa! :o) Your heart must positively GLOW when you flip through your art journal. :o)

Hugs and blessings!

JustYolie said...

Lisa, your work is GORGEOUS!!!

Kathy Salido said...

Lisa, your page is beautiful! ! I did not even know Spellbinders made an owl die!! Love the cherry blossom branch too.

Aim said...

Lisa, this is really spectacular!! Gosh, where do I start??? I love how you did this with the background (leave it to you to take it to the next level!!), and the how the design pops off the journal page -- WOW!! The sentiment is perfect too!! GREAT JOB, my friend... :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Love this Lisa! The owl is amazing! Your artist work is just amazing! Carri~Abusybee

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JB said...

Hi Lisa ,

the background is so beautiful !! Love the pastel
colours en the owl is to cute ;)

Have a great weekend Jenny xx

Karen said...

I love what you did with the background! The cherry blossoms and owl are so pretty! And I love the papers you used for the owl! :)


Kate said...

You just don't know how much I love this. Love the sentiment and just everything about this my friend.

An'Jenic G. said...

Such a great project. I love sentiment and cherry blossoms. TFS AJ-

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, love that cute owl and the sentiment is beautiful
Lindsay xx

gracescraps@gmail.com said...

So adorable - love the encouraging sentiment! ~ Blessings, Tracey


Diane said...

Love this...love this...love this....what a perfect piece to display!!

Jayne said...

Hi Lisa,I'm loving your mixed media work.This is amazing. I love all the inking ans stencilling not to mention your fab owl.Hope you are having a great weekend. I tried to comment yesterday but I was on my i pad and it kept kicking me out!!
Jayne x

Sandra said...

wonderful card! Love the owl and the stencilled backgrounds is so pretty! Really nice that it's so light. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Cheryl said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the background you created.


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