Welcome to eclectic Paperie's Belated Birthday Bash! Today we're celebrating the (belated) one year anniversary of the store's new ownership! It's been an amazing year, full of inspiring projects, wonderful classes, and many, many new products!! eclectic Paperie wouldn't be where it is today without the ongoing support of our customers and as a BIG thank you you'll have an opportunity to win lots of great prizes! eclectic Paperie will be giving away the following prizes! You have until midnight tomorrow (9/20) to comment.
A full set of Tim's NEW Distress Paints
6x6 Paper Pad Bundle
Dylusions Stencil Bundle
A set of NEW Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks
Crafter's Workshop Stencil Bundle
To be entered into the prize drawing, please be sure to comment on the eclectic Paperie blog and on each of the eTeam blogs. Check out all of the thumbnail links below to view the rest of the eTeam projects! Enjoy the hop!
For my project, I decided to complete the B pages in my altered dictionary. The word I chose to illustrate was, appropriately, birthday. I started with gessoed pages which I adhered to the pages beside them with Matte Medium for strength. Shades of blues and green were added to the page with Neocolor II crayons and then deepened around the edges with gelatos spread with a wet finger.
White liquid ink was flicked and splatted across the pages off the end of a paintbrush. Blue liquid ink rings were made with the open end of a bottle lid. A crackle stamp was rolled onto the pages randomly.
The two images from Birdie Brown were printed on white cardstock, coloured with Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut . Before adhering them to the pages, blue washi tape was glued to white cardstock and fussy cut to make flags. This gives the birthday bear a place to rest so he could open his gift. Three pieces were added to the opposite page to create flow and continuity. The sentiments were free images from the internet. They were coloured, cut out, and adhered to black cardstock to give them extra weight. Some of the flags were underlined with black Big Brush pen dotted with white gel pen.
An acetate label, a chipboard bracket, and blue bling were added to the pages before the final doodling was done with a black Micron pen. The edging around the outside of the pages and inside the bracket was done with black Big Brush pen.
That's it for my Belated Birthday Bash project. Before I go, I want to send best wishes and a special thank you to Kim at eclectic Paperie for her wonderful ideas, tutorials, and products as well as her fabulous service, her humour, and generosity. I love this team and this store! And another great big thank you to all of the wonderful customers who take the time to visit our eP blog and our own blogs as well as supporting the store. You are awesome! My third thank you goes to my talented and creative teamies. I continue to learn and be inspired by you and truly appreciate your support and friendship. Here's to many more years at eclectic Paperie.
Life is good; so is art.
Life is good; so is art.