Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring Blog Hop!!

For my Decorate to Celebrate post, click HERE!!
For my 2nd Blogaversary Giveaway, click HERE!!


Hi everyone and welcome to the Spring Blog Hop!! I'm so excited spring is finally here!! Goodbye winter...I definitely won't miss ya ;)


If you've just stumbled along this hop, you can start at the beginning with our hop hostess, Jill from Every Day is an Occasion. If you are following along, you should have arrived from Arin of A Piece of Life's Pie.

For my spring project, I created an art journal page. I am having so much fun trying different techniques for art journaling!! For this page, I started with Strathmore heavyweight (140 lb) watercolor paper. Torn papers from DCWV's Be Mine stack were adhered with Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium. Gesso was then brushed randomly over parts of the paper, along with Sea Breeze and Bubblegum Pink acrylic paint, and then dried with a heat gun. White acrylic paint was brushed on a piece of bubble wrap and stamped randomly. Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink was sponged through a Crafter's Workshop Tile stencil. TH Peacock Feathers Distress Ink was brushed through a CW Harlequin stencil. TH Fired Brick Distress Ink was sponged through a Donna Salazar Bricks stencil. More gesso was brushed over parts of the paper to soften the colors. The flowers are from Dylusions How Does Your Garden Grow stamp set, and filled in with a Sakura Gelly Roll Pen. The edges of the paper were inked with charcoal.


Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste was used with a CW Flower Frenzy stencil and adorned with a pearl.


I came across an awesome blog, Such a Pretty Mess, and Gabrielle was kind enough to share her doll drawing for others to use!! I loved the design and couldn't wait to use her!! She was cut out with paper from Creative Imaginations Loolah paper stack. She was outlined with a black Sakura Gelly Roll pen. The flowers along her waist and headband were punches and adorned with small pearls. The stamp along the bottom is a Dylusions Inbetweenies stamp.


The sentiment is from Tim Holtz Classics #5 stamp set. It was stamped with black Ranger Archival Ink and then embossed with Ranger Verdigris Embossing Antiquities Powder. The edges were inked 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
I have Blog Candy!!


All you have to do to win the 6x6 My Mind's Eye Blink of an Eye paper pad is:
  1. Be a follower
  2. Leave a comment on this post
That's it!! You can also enter my 2nd Blogaversary Giveaway for more goodies HERE. I will pick a winner for the MME paper on March 27th.

Your next stop on the  hop is Kelsie Ann of Cut Craft Create. Thanks so much for hoping along with us today!! Happy spring :)

Here's the entire line-up in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone:

Jill - Every Day is an Occasion
Holly - Ribbons & Glue
Arin - A Piece of Life's Pie
Lisa - A Mermaid's Crafts < YOU ARE HERE
Kelsie Ann - Cut Craft Create < NEXT
Missy - Quick Chick Designs
Court - Court's Craft Corner
Heather - The Hunny Pot
Shelly - My Paper Love
Jamie - So Much Better With Age

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64 comments:

  1. Lisa, this is so beautiful and I love the sentiment there! So true. I am utterly amazed at your talent!

    Susie

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  2. Such lovely detail, it's beautiful! Had fun hopping with you today.

    Kelsie Ann
    cutcraftcreate.blogspot.com

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  3. OMG!!!! I can't even begin to tell you how gorgeous this is!!!!!! LOVE her hair!!! Paper piecing is amazing!!!!!! I'm in awe!!!

    Have a beautiful Wednesday :)

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  4. This is fabulous Lisa, I like everything about it !!!!!
    Kevin xx

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  5. Another jaw-dropping gem, Lisa! I keep thinking that you can't top what you did last time and you fool me every time. This is simply gorgeous - the layering is over the moon. Way beyond paper crafting - this is serious art! Love!

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  6. love, love, love, love, love! I can't tell you how much I love this! It is so beautiful and so well done! You are so stinkin' talented! This is art! love hoppin' with you today and sharing the other hat of DTC too! We are busy girls this first day of spring!

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  7. how artistic...love the soft pastel colour...brilliant work, Lisa!

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  8. Lisa, you are becoming extremely talented with these canvas pieces of art....I LOVE seeing yu do them....and want ot see more~more~more...lol!! I love this one, and thanks for the link to the wonderful blog and the template...I am so going to attempt one!! Have a nice day my friend...and I appreciate all the support you gave me during last weeks "trials"!!!!

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  9. Wow Lisa, just simply gorgeous.. love the light touches of colors and that sentiment is just so true....Very pretty masterpiece...

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  10. Wonderful Lisa! The detail is gorgeous!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  11. What a lovely art page. I love how girly it is :))))

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  12. I like your subtle colors, and inspirational sentiment....

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  13. Lisa,

    This is so lovely and the sentiment is the absolute truth! I can tell you that at the old age of..uh..hum..55. Just beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Chriss

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  14. Wow, Lisa, this is really gorgeous. I am really enjoying your exploration of new products and techniques!!

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  15. Hi Lisa ,

    this is so beautiful !! Love the pastel colours .

    Hugs Jenny xx

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  16. Only word can describe this BEAUTIFUL.

    Hugs Nana

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  17. Beautiful Lisa-- Happy Spring - Thanks for the fun hop!!! You gals are all rockin it.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  18. Ps ditto what I said above!!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes March Linky Party
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  19. WOW,WOW...I don't even know where to begin! Your art journal page is so fabulous and such a masterpiece! Your gather the right inks, the perfect stamps and somehow use your amazing talents and impress us every time! Seriously..you are brilliant and SO talented! Wow..stunning project my friend!
    Also, thanks so much for the Anniversary wishes~that was so sweet of you! We had a wonderful day:)
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  20. WOWZERS my friend!!! This is AWESOME!!!! I LOVE the look of this beauty! You are so so talented~~~~
    Awesome job and thanks for sharing!!!
    Happy first day of Spring :)

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  21. Stunningly beautiful! I am so impressed with your many talents! Happy Spring!
    {hugs}
    Indy

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  22. Wow - the texture, dimension and detail on this is amazing! What a gorgeous piece of art - I just love it! You are doing such fabulous work with all these great tools - love what you've created!

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  23. Wow Lisa...now that's a project! Great Job! It was so fun to Hop along with your again. Holly :-)

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  25. I'm just here to comment on your beautiful project - love it tfs!!!

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  26. wow. so beautiful and pretty and fun- makes me happy looking at it :)

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  27. I love your art journal page with the paper pieced doll and all the texture and color!

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  28. Gorgeous! I love the softness that this has :)

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  29. I just love the new turn your designing has taken. Extraordinary beauty!

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  30. So pretty! I love the colors. So glad I got to be a part of your spring hop ;)
    Jamie www.somuchbetterwithage.com

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  31. Your art journal page is really neat. I love the colors that you've used on the background. Love that you started off with random papers that you adhered in place with multi medium. I love the addition of the gesso and then the ink colors. Such a lovely background! So many cool stamps, stencils and techniques! Your girl is beautifully done. Love her design and the way you've colored and outlined her. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  32. OH WOW!This is awesome,Love your page,Love your sentiment...

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  33. As always, completely in LOVE with your project! This is so neat and all the different techniques are brilliant! I never used gesso - I think I may try it and one or two of your techniques! You are so inspiring :)

    Such a great project for spring!

    Have a HAPPY WEDNESDAY my friend - so happy to be hopping with you again!!
    Shelly

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  34. I really got excited when I saw your project and wanted to work in my paints and inks, too! Don't you just LOVE mixed media, Lisa? It's so much fun!!! I love your background... the flower in the upper right is fantastic (great idea with the pearl center)... gorgeous colors... love all these stencils and the bubble wrap impressions... just plain LOVE everything!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hugs!

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  35. Lisa, WOW!!! This is fabulous!!! Love the mixed media!! Thanks so much for participating in the hop!!! SMiles, Jill

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  36. What a fabulous art journal page Lisa! The stamping, painting and doll design all came together perfectly!

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  37. Great job! I'm really lovin' your journal page, the textures are wonderful.

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  38. Very cool project, Lisa! Love all the different colors and the sentiment! I really like the background and the inking looks awesome! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  39. Love this mixed media project, so creative!! You always do such beautiful work ;) Hugs!
    Heather P :)

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  40. Lisa I have absolutely no clue how you did this but it looks absolutely incredible, thsoe soft colors, it is just so, so pretty!!

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  41. WOW! so gorgeous and you are inspiring me to try some mixing media! Very beautiful:) Have a good evening my friend:)
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  42. This is a beautiful art journal page! You are a natural girl (but I'm not surprised at all, lol) All of your projects are always gorgeous!!

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  43. Another beautiful art journal page, Lisa. The colors are so bright and spring like, they really make me happy! As soon as I finish this hop, I want to check out Gabrielle's site, to see what I can see.
    TFS!

    http://mulberrymindy.blogspot.com

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  44. Fabulous project! Your background is amazing with all the textures and colours. Perfect sentiment for this page. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  45. Oh wow! 2 giveaways! I've been a follower for some time now! Yes I agree! We grow old because we stop playing! Hugs from the Philippines! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  46. Wow, that is totally gorgeous! Your talent knows no bounds!

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  47. Lisa, I LOVE your creation! It would look great as Wall art...just beautiful!

    BTW - I was thinking about you earlier...it was snowing here, light but snow...lol. I know...stop it!

    Have a wonderful day!
    Dee B
    Crafdeecat

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  48. This is absolutely stunning, Lisa! You never cease to amaze me with your gorgeous projects!

    Diana :)
    Leelee Card Designs

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  49. My sweetest friend, your art journal pages come so naturally... sometimes I just don't know what to even say. The combination of technique and products is so brilliant in theme.. and executed to absolute perfection. Never in a million years could I put together that background you did. :o) The colors are stunning and the doll is exquisite. Spectacular in every way, my talented friend! I hope you're having a beautiful day. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

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  50. What a gorgeous art journal page with so many amazing techniques!! Don't you just love Gabby's inspiration. I used her other girl pattern for a canvas I created last fall. ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  51. Love that background and the spring colors!!

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  52. Lisa, you're amazing!!! Your art journaling is fabulous and I love all the different techniques you used! Love the color and sublety!

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  53. Great use of Tim Holtz inks. Your card turned out so retty.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net
    Loving Scrapper 101

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  54. Oh my Gosh Lisa is the FABulous!! I love the soft colors and texture to go with that very chic lady!! This is really amazing:)

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  55. Wow Lisa....I am loving your art journals! This one is so pretty, love the soft colours. So much wonderful detail.Awesome:))))))

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  56. Just wonderful work my dear beautiful friend^_^
    The image is really lovely and the background is fantastic^_^Very very well done my dear^_^
    Have a gorgeous day^_^
    Huge hugs,
    Sonia

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  57. This is so YOU!!!FABULOUS!!!!Absolutely AMAZING!!Love the soft colors!
    Have a Wonderful Friday my friend,
    M'

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  58. You are an incredible artist! Absolutely amazing talent! I wish I could make my projects look like yours! I am already a huge follower and fan of your blog. Thank you for the great beauty you share with us.

    Suzanne Roseberry
    sroseberry@ymail.com
    zannieberry.blogspot.com

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  59. love this thanks so much for sharing im a follower.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  60. Really gorgeous, love the image and the colours and patterns of the background are wonderful
    Lindsay xx

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  61. This is a gorgeous piece of art work!!! Love how pretty the soft colors are.....you have jumped right in and it looks as though you have been creating these journal pages all your life, they are good, really, really good. You will be seeing some of this on my blog as well, how fun!!! Have a great Day, my friend!!

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