Monday, April 1, 2013

Spread Your Wings and WINNERS!!

Happy Monday and first day of April!! I hope you had a wonderful Easter!! It was a beautiful weekend here - sunny and in the 50's. The Daffodils are blooming...I finally feel like spring is here!! And speaking of spring, my niece and step-niece are coming to stay with me this week for their spring break, so I won't be around very much. I have some DT commitments set to auto-post. I will stop by your blogs when they leave :)


I have another journal page to share with you today. I have been experimenting with different techniques and having so much fun. The pictures don't really show all of the details of the background. Someday, I'm going to splurge and get a video camera...it would be easier than trying to explain the steps :)


I started by adding papers from DCWV's Music stack, adhered with Claudine Hellmuth's Matte Multi Medium. Then a wash of white acrylic paint and water was brushed over the papers. Next was a layer of peach acrylic paint, spread with a credit card. Once that was dry, sea glass acrylic paint was added. The peach paint was brushed over bubble wrap and stamped on the background. Several TH stamps from the Ultimate Grunge, Psychedelic Grunge and Slight Alterations sets were stamped with Antique Linen, Old Paper, Brushed Sage and Dried Marigold Distress Inks, as well as white acrylic paint. The letters are from TH's Word Play die, cut on Grungepaper and painted with peach, sea glass and white acrylic paint. They were then stamped with the French script stamp from Darkroom Door. I love this stamp - it's really large so you can cover a lot of area at once. The edges of the page, the letters and wings were outlined with charcoal and a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen.


The wings are a TH Layered Wings die cut with Grungepaper. The bottom layer was covered with sea glass acrylic paint, the next layer peach and the top white. They were then stamped with the same Darkroom Door French script stamp with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink. The butterflies are from the TH Shabby French stamp set.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
  2. Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
And now for the WINNERS!! I should have announced my blog hop winners sooner, and I apologize. First, the Spring Blog Hop. Up for grabs was a 6x6 MME Blink of an Eye paper pad:


Random.org selected as the winner:


And #38 is....


Congratulations, Jill!! Now for the Hoo's Ready for Spring Blog Hop. The giveaway for this one was a TPC Studios Travel Collage stamp set:


Random.org selected as the winner:


And #46 is....


Congrats, Carri!! And now for the winner of my 2 year Blogaversary Giveaway!! Before I announce the winner, I want to thank you all again for following me. I appreciate you all so much!!


For this one, I wanted to make sure everyone had the correct number of entries, so I printed out all the comments, tossed them into a box, stirred them up and then pulled out one name. The winner is:


Congratulations, Denise!! Jill, Carri and Denise, please email your address to me at indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com and I will get your prizes in the mail to you!!

Thanks again for following me!! And for stopping by today - I appreciate it :)

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53 comments:

  1. Congrats to the winners! Lisa your journal is fabulous! Those inks bend at your will! I love to see the work you do with them.

    Susie

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  2. Gorgeous journal page my friend! The colors and textures the pictures show are amazing....I can only image how awesome this is in person! You are so over the top talented and I always love popping in to see your inspiration!!
    Congrats to all your winners!!! I know they will all enjoy their goodies!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT Monday and enjoy your visit with your nieces!!

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  3. Congrats Ladies, enjoy your winnings!!!! Lisa your journal page is fanatatic!! I love the colors and the background and sentiment is amazing along with those beautiful grungy wings! Have a fantastic time with the kiddies this week! Hugs

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  4. Beautiful journal page Lisa! The details are so detailed and gorgeous! The texture that stands out is amazing! LOVE IT!
    Have a super time with your niece and step niece-how fun to hang out with them. I am sure you will all have a ball!
    We had some beautiful weather over the wknd to..Yeah, it's about time, lol! We hit the 50's! Wow, heat wave, right?
    Have a great Monday Lisa!
    Sherrie K

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  5. Fabulous journal page, love the colours and the wings are very striking. Love the lettering. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Shiow Challenge. Tracy x

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  6. What a beautiful journal page. I love the wings.

    Congrats to the winners.

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  7. Lovely project and those wings are amazing ....

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  8. Congrats to the winners!!! I love the Journal page with the soft colors. Beautiful job. :)

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  9. Fabulous journal. Love the details. Congrats to the winners.

    Have a great day.
    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥

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  10. Wonderful journal. Brings back memories of the journal I made when I took the Tim Holtz Altered Journal class. Have fun during Spring Break. My daughter did not come home for Spring Break which was 2 wks ago for her college. She emailed me my Easter present, Captain Jack Sparrow artwork which I'll be making a card or scrapbook with soon for all to see. Congrats to the winners.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  11. My fabulous friend, your journal is AMAZING!Wow!Is it for me?..lol.Love the fact that you are experimenting new techniques!I always enjoy anything and everything that you create!You always leave me with what would she do next...Awesome job!
    Enjoy spending your time with your nieces,bloggie world understands.
    Congrats to all the winners!!Yiippee!!
    Sending a HUGE amount of bloggie love,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥

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  12. Congratulations to all the winners! Lisa, your journal is fantastic!
    Pam
    scrapn-nsewgranny.blogspot.com

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  13. This is so beautiful Lisa! I love the butterflies! Congratulations to all of your winners! Have a great day! Your friend, Sarah

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  14. What a beautiful journal page Lisa! Those wings are just gorgeous! Congrats to your winners! I'm so happy that spring has headed your way...enjoy!

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  15. Wonderful wings. Love everything about your page. Thanks so much for joining us and playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

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  16. Woot woot and congrats to all those lucky winners'.
    Love your journal page Lisa, love the colors....
    Enjoy your wonderful new week my friend...

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  17. What a gorgeous journal page. Those wings are fantastic!!

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  18. This is just so pretty, love it! Congrats to all the winners. Have fun with your company. Have a great week my crafty friend!!


    Tara

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  19. Wow fabulous Journal page Lisa, love those wings, congrats to the winners.
    Kevin xx

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  20. Beautiful journal page Lisa. Have a great time with your nieces and congrats to the winners!!

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  21. Amazing journal.love the pastel colors.In love with those wings.

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  22. Wow Lisa gorgous journal!!!!! love the spread your wings sentiment!!!!! Awesome work as always!!!!!!!

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  23. My sweetest friend, this is as gorgeous as all of your other journal pages! I love how unique each one is. I love the beautiful colors, the method with which you create all of your gorgeous backgrounds, and of course the sentiment itself! I adore the script and the fluttering butterflies. A spectacular creation that brings such peace and joy to the heart. :o) So much talent you share with us, my dear friend! :o) I hope you enjoy your week with your nieces! How fun!!! :o) (I knew you were the cool Aunt.) ;)

    Hugs and blessings!

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  24. Another amazing technique from a fabulous designer. Your projects are always so intriquing. Enjoy your time with your nieces.
    Hugs,
    Larelyn

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  25. Another stunning creation Lisa!! Congrats winners...Jill that's one of my favorite paper pads of all time!!!! ;)

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  26. Wow, I can't believe you picked my name!!! And on my birthday too!! It's not an April's Fool joke, right?! Lol, Thank you so much Lisa. You always give us so many great ideas, and I'm loving all your art journals. You should teach some online classes :)

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  27. Beautiful page in your journal and congrats to the winners :) hugs Nikki

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  28. Woooo Hooo! So happy to see that some of my gal pals won! Congrats girls! Lisa, your Journal page is so cool! I love it!

    Hugs,

    Chriss

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  29. gorgeous artwork! Enjoy spring break! Yippee and congrats to the winners! Carri~Abusybee

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  30. Gorgeous journal, Lisa!!! Love the muted colors... sooo pretty!!!

    Hope you enjoyed a beautiful Easter day, and have a very happy visit with your nieces!!!

    Congrats to the winners!!!

    Hugs!

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  31. You are so talented.....love your gorgeous journal! So many wonderful projects! Super cute easter tag in the previous post, its so pretty!

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  32. Fabulous journal page Lisa - love the details. Enjoy you week with your nieces and congrats to all your candy winners:-)

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  33. Hi my beautiful friend, I hope you passed a beautiful Easter holiday ^_^
    Your creation is wonderful as always,love the wings and the sentiment,is perfect ^_^
    Have a sweet day^_^
    Huge hug,
    Sonia

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  34. Oh Lisa, this is gorgeous! I love those wings and the script stamping. Your AJ is coming along beautifully. Your making me wanna AJ ;D Congrats to all the winners and enjoy your break Lisa!!

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  35. this is so pretty, lisa! mint green and peach/pink is so in right now. :) and congrats winners!

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  36. Beautiful!!! Sounds like a lot of work, but the finished product is amazing!!

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  37. Great journal page. Love those wings especially. I have been admiring art journals but have not taken the plunge yet, LOL.

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  38. What a gorgeous journal page. Love the subtle colors on your background. Enjoy your week with your nieces!!

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  39. Wow Lisa this is a awesome journal page!! I love the wings with the lettering ;)

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  40. Congrats to the winners!!! hello my sweet friend:) I hope your received my package:) Your journal is so beautiful with that script so perfect:) Thank you for stopping by today and have a great evening!!!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  41. Congrats to all the lucky winnwrs!!1 Love seeing your journal pages...and this one is a favorite!!! I love anything with wings....can't wait to see more!!! Have a wonderful time my friend with your family...hope you teach them some wonderful "crafty" things!!!

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  42. Your art journal page is simply stunning. Love these wings!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  43. Beautiful journal page!!! Love those wings!!!

    Congrats to all the winners :)

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  44. I just love your journal page Lisa,so much texture,just fab.Hope you are having a fun week.
    Jayne x

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  45. What a beautiful journal page! Love the wings and the soft colors!! Congrats to all the winners!
    Hugs Gerda

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  46. amazing journal. hope you had a great visit with your nieces and congrats to the winners :)

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  47. Wow this is Gorgeous. Love your journal cover and the color is beautiful. Congrats to your winners my friend.

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  48. This is beautiful! I totally love the great textures and colours you got here. Awesome use of the wing die. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  49. Really beautiful, I love the colours and the style of your page, so lovely
    Lindsay xx

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  50. This one reminds me of the girl stamped on old book pages. Beautiful but subtle as well. Keep them coming!

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