Saturday, May 25, 2013

Craftin Desert Divas Blogoversary Desert Hop!!

Welcome to the Craftin Desert Divas Blogaversary Desert Hop!! Today we are celebrating with Tara over at Craftin Desert Divas for her very first BLOGOVERSARY!! Woohoo, Tara!! Congratulations!! I'm so lucky to have gotten to know you over this past year :)


If you just happened to have stumbled upon my blog, please start at Craftin Desert Divas so you don't miss out on a thing. If you have arrived from my incredibly sweet and super-talented friend Migdalia, then you are in the right spot. 

This is a "Desert" Diva Celebration!!



For my Desert Hop project, I created a Kokopelli wall hanging :) I have always been intrigued by the legend of Kokopelli...he is known as a trickster, a fertility deity, a traveling salesman, an insect and a warrior among other things. My Mom has a ceramic tile with a gorgeous turquoise Kokopelli that she got on a trip to Arizona. I just love it and wanted to recreate it for my project. I should have taken a picture of her tile, but I didn't get a chance to and since I'm traveling, I missed my chance. Oh well...I did use the tile to copy the image of Kokopelli.


 

The base of the wall hanging was cut with a Spellbinders Grand Rectangle and inked with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink. The next layer is a Spellbinders Grand Labels 23 die, inked with Ranger Archival Ink in Sap Green. The next layer is a Spellbinders Grand Labels 4 die. It was inked with Tim Holtz Wild Honey, Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks. A Paper Artsy Hot Pick 1008 grass stamp was inked with Sap Green Archival Ink and stamped along the background. The bottom banner is a Tim Holtz Tattered Banner die, inked with Spiced Marmalade. Harmony is from Artistic Outpost's Serenity stamp set.




I really wanted Kokopelli to look like turquoise, like my Mom's tile. So I traced around him with tracing paper and then copied him onto Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper. I then cut him out and sprayed him with Dylusioins Vibrant Turquoise Spray. While it was still wet, I spritzed Dylusions Black Marble and Melted Chocolate sprays. Once the inks dried, I covered him with Ranger Glossy Accents, and I used my finger to cover it to give it a rougher texture...more like real stone.The picture doesn't do it justice...it really looks incredible in person. He was popped up with foam tape for dimension.



I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.Art Thankful Thursday- May Linky Party
  2. Sunday Funday #9 - May Linky Party
I have blog candy!! All you have to do to be eligible to win this My Mind's Eye Blink of an Eye paper stack is:


  1. Be a Follower
  2. Leave a comment on this post
That's it!! I will select a winner on Thursday, May 30th


ALSO - we have blog candy for those who are a follower of Craftin Desert Divas and leave a comment on every stop of the hop! Winners will be announced Tuesday May 28th at Craftin Desert Divas!



Designs on Cloud 9 
$20 Giftcard to their store
$10. CTHM Giftcard

$15. Giftcard to their store

The next stop is the sweet and talented Robin of Cut One Designs by Robin!! 

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


Thanks so much for hopping along :)

72 comments:

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is fabulous Lisa, I like the image and the wonderful colours.
Kevin xx

Nana said...

What a fabulous wall hanging. Love it.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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Tisha Sewell said...

Great project with great colors!

Robin Carroll said...

Very neat project!!! Love your blog and I am certainly a follower!!! And Fan!!! - love your craft room too!

Robin
Cut One Designs by Robin

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so cool, I love the little man and the colour and texture of him is fab. Hope you are having a fantastic weekend
Lindsay xx

Janis said...

This is so fun! Makes me want to dance with him. :)

Shalu said...

This is really a nice creation...thanks for the chance..a new follower of urs.

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

What a beautiful wall hanging! It looks fantastic!! I love it!

Stacey
http://staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

jennyplace2 said...

Totally cool wall hanging and I bet it is even nicer in person, I hate the way the camera and photos never do our projects justice. Sometimes I have to take 20 pictures before I get a good shot. TFS and for the inspiration. We were just in Arizona and I need to get busy on some layouts.

DebC said...

Oh my word Lisa you man that look so much like metal the little guy! This is all around awesome job! I love this themed hop!
Deb C
Bugjuiced
dsc105@live.com

June Houck said...

A super fun card, Lisa!

~ Jo ~ said...

Hi Lisa!
What a super awesome wall hanging! I think this piece of art is awesome! You did a wonderful job recreating him and the colors are fantastic! By the way, this week started our first Funday Friday challenge over on my blog so if you want to join this week's sketch challenge, stop on over!

hugs,
Jo
Jo's Scrap Shack

Beth F. said...

I am a new follower of your blog! Great job on your wall hanging!

paperpapier said...

Never heard of Kokopelli legend before but the image is definitely very eye-catching! Love the glossy accents added which gives the image an embossed look.
Heaney xx

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous job...looks just like turquoise to me...you're so talented!!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

OMG! Your wall hanging is so cute and perfect for this hop! If fits the theme perfectly. I love the shapes you've used and off course the Kokopelli image rocks!

Susie

Sasha800 said...

beautiful is all i can say.. thank you for sharing

~Tammy~ said...

You just rock!!! Love this! What an awesome wall hanging~

Creative M said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!!
A stunning wall décor!!A beautiful piece of art!!
Have a wonderful day my Fabulous Friend,
M'
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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Love your Kokopelli Lisa! Great job on the color! I have these all over my house! Its been fun hopping with you! Carri~Abusybee

DIANA L. said...

Thanks for sharing -- Love your Kokopelli the cactus is really COOL!! what a fun hop.
Happy Memorial day, my friend!
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Sonia said...

Hi my dearest friend:))
What a gorgeous card:)
I like the diecut and the colors:) Wonderful work as always sweety:)
Have a sweet weekend and huge hugs,
Sonia

Jeannie said...

Awesome card ~ I love Kokopelli! Great Desert Hop!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie
Dragonfly Journeys

Davi said...

Lisa you did a fabulous job on the kokopelli!! The finish you did on him is beautiful!!You find him on all sorts of things here in the southwest. Have a great Memorial weekend :)

Tara Bruening said...

Lisa- You always do the best projects. I love this kokopelli!! The colors are just wonderful and your talent always amazes me. You are so kind and I consider you as close bloggie friend. I love to visit your blog and see your wonderful creations!! Thank you so much for joining me in my 1yr celebration.

Hugs,

Tara
Craftin Desert Diva's

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Kokopelli is taking over my living room. I have been in love with him for some time. I love you wall hanging and I can see one just like it in my house. Thanks for sharing.

Kards by Kathi said...

Love your Kokopelli. The story is very interesting. I also love your mermaid below. She is so happy. Thanks.

Kim said...

Great job

Boots And Bling Time said...

Love this! I have a Kokopelli decorated bathroom! Love your wallhanging!!! Southwest decor is one of my favs!
Happy crafting!
Lynn

Missy said...

THis is really cute Lisa, I like the colors and the texture is fabulous!!

Heather W. said...

Cute!

Melissa said...

Wonderful job, looks gr8t!

Kathy Salido said...

Love how Kocopelli turned out!!

Indy said...

I love Kokopelli images! I have used Kokopellis in my main bathroom! Your wall hanging is fabulous!
{hugs}
Indy

mamawcindy said...

Your Project is so Cool and Unique. Love It! I had seen the Kokopelli Image before and never really knew what it was about. Thanks for telling about it and Thanks for the chance to win your Giveaway. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com
cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

WOW!!! Your wall hanging is awesome Lisa!!! I so love how you did the different sprays to get the color on your Kokopelli image. :)

chelsea jennings said...

This turned out fabulous, great color!!!!!!!!

jessica said...

This is just AWESOME Lisa!!! LOVE the colors and GREAT design! You are so CREATIVE!!!!!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT holiday weekend!
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

I love your Kokopelli wall hanging!! How stinken creative and so unique Lisa! Love the design:)
Hope you are having a fantastic evening!
Sherrie K

Marji Franklin said...

I love him!! They are one of my favorite south west decor items

Creations by Shirl said...

You always amaze me Lisa...love this cool wall hanging project... Totally gorgeous...
Hope your weekend holiday is going awesome....
I'm re-arranging my crafty room so I'm a bit late in stopping by and visiting on my besties's....

Seahorse Creations said...

Great card, love the look and colors.

katieo said...

Hi Lisa I hope you are having a great holiday weekend. I love the patina look on your animal.

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a awesome hanging Lisa! Love it!!

Robin said...

Wow! Looks awesome Lisa :) Love the textured look of your kokopelli. Already a follower.
(:(:Smiles:):)

Robin
thecricutscrapper.blogspot.com

Dee Burns said...

Lisa, Wall hanging turned out fantastic. Was happy to know what kokopelli meant...fascinating! My mother in law brought us some Tervis tumblers up from Florida, with this cool, let's say different figure on them, now I know what it means and totally look at them differently. Thanks for informing me (and knowing she must like me after all...lol! :) kidding.
Beautiful project and creatively constructed.
Have a great weekend
Dee B
CRAFDEECAT

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Your project is so cute! I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaways!

La-Vie
Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

Gail said...

Hi Lisa - I am a follower and I like your unique project ~ Kokopelli turned out grand! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us and have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy Gail http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

Marialex Brizuela said...

is very cute proyect

Sharla said...

Gorgeous wall hanging Lisa! I always love how you layer all your spellbinder dies to create such wonderful little pieces of art! Your Kokopelli looks amazing! I live about 45 minutes from Zion National Park and Kokopelli is a favorite for art work in all the cute shops up there!

I hope you are having a great weekend!! :)

Donna K said...

Lisa.. you are SO very talented! I love this wall hanging... I tell you, honestly, I look forward to your new creations all the time. Thanks so much for sharing your Kokopelli with us!
~Donna K

Gerda said...

What a fabulous wall hanging!! Great hop!!
Have a wonderful Sunday.
Hugs Gerda

Laura said...

What a fantastic wall hanging.. love it..
I am already a follower.. wanted to sign up on bloglovin but it wont' let me sign in tonight..
on any blog..
Laura D

Tanya/Nonna said...

AMAZING! Girl you are a genius with those inks! I just love your creations and this little guy is no exception. I love the look you achieved on Kokopelli - he looks fabulous ♥

I'm a Little Teapot said...

What a fun and lively wall hanging! Great colors. You are a color and ink goddess!

Have a wonderful week!

Gita said...

Love your wall hanging. The kokopelli is awesome. I'm sure it looks great in person.

snowdraak said...

Great kokopelli wall hanging. I love the turquoise.
Thanks for the chance to win blog candy! I subscribe as fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

Tracey said...

Love the story behind your little character...you are just so so creative!! Fabulous wall hanging:)

scrapn_momof2 said...

Stunning Lisa!!! I love your wall hanging!! You always out-do yourself with your projects!!

I hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Got2BCrafting said...

Wow, that is AMAZING!! I think it looks fantastic now, wish I could see it in person!! :)
You did an awesome job with this!!

Mulberry Mindy said...

Kokopelli Kumbaya! I love it, Lisa! Your kokopelli is so beautiful with the turquoise and black, and chocolate brown colors. And those dies you used are really awesome. You come up with some of the greatest projects, your inspiration gives me the strength to try something new. Keep up the good work, my friend. Have a good week!

Mindy

yyam said...

Really cool. And artsy. I love the amazing textures on him. And the yellow mat just makes him pop even more! Awesome work Lisa!

Beebeebabs said...

Such a fabulous wall hanging you did a great job as always!!!

darla arnold said...

haveing a great time run from each blog that on all your list yur so gifted ty for shareing with other take the time to teach us and for who every win the a gift . i just love to learn and being 55 your never to old to learn how to make cards or crafts my hubby has to do the cooking due to my heath but i do get usemy micwave wheni can. ty so very much cards id=s one the ways i can do sometthing good for others and have fun doing asi am a stay at home lady i dont get out much at so my lap top and my fb and all the blogs i go are my ture fun , ty so much for being here . i well be back to share your blog on my pinning and fb to ,

VanessaB said...

oh that is just super awesome! love it! :)

Naomi Edwards said...

You are so creative!!!! Your wall hanging is gorgeous and I love the history behind it..I never heard of Kokopelli!!! Seeing he represents fertitility I may not rush out to find one to put in my house, hahahahaha.... big hugs

Kate said...

Awesome Card. Love this and the representation of it. Perfect Wall Hanging my friend.

Esther said...

Love your Kokopelli!!! Absolutely perfect desert project :) He is so awesome, the way he looks like turquoise! You are soooo creative :)

Marge said...

Being from AZ for the last 22 years, I had to come see your Kokopelli -- I'd say you've done him proud, Lisa, and he makes a great decor item!!!

Diane said...

Well, this is really awesome!! I have a friend in AZ that would love to receive this...wonderful idea!!

Shelly said...

Lisa my incredibly talented friend, this is just awesome!!! I can't believe how this turned out! It does look like turquoise, it's beautiful!
I hope you had a nice trip, and I'm sorry I'm a little behind commenting.
Have a terrific day!
Shelly

Karen said...

Oh my... Lisa, my sweetest, talented friend.. you always go to such lengths to create masterpieces! This wall hanging is perfect for this special blogoversary! Many would have been content to simply make the Kokopelli with solid cardstock and call it a day. But you, my gifted friend, went above and beyond to make it look like turquoise. It looks marvelous, Lisa! Not only so, but the desert sunshiny background is beautiful and the ideal backdrop for him. Amazing! The base layers are equally perfect, bringing together the natural hues of the landscape. What else is there to say? You are forever inspiring. :o)

Hugs and blessings!

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