Thursday, September 19, 2013

eP Belated Birthday Bash Blog Hop



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.


Out came the stencils to add texture to the background. Memento Teal Zeal was applied with a make-up wedge through the Dylusions Number Jumble stencil. Memento Bamboo Leaves ink was applied in the same way through TCW's Harlequin stencil and Archival Jet Black through the TCW Halftone borders stencil.

White gesso was used through TCW's Mini Punchinella stencil. In several places, Studio 490 White embossing paste was scraped through one of the stars on TCW's Mini Layered Stars stencil.


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.
Bonnie







61 comments:

ParkNSlide said...

You have created a delightful party scene. Looks like a fun place to be---who doesn't love balloons, b'day cake and gifts?

Kim said...

Beautiful creation, Bonnie! Love the deep blues and the background...what a great place for your birthday bear to be partying!

Alina said...

Great art journal!

Milla said...

Fun page!

Regina Hamilton said...

Awesome journal page. I love that stamped images. Too cute.

Dorothy said...

Love the blue!!!

Micki said...

Wow, those blues are awesome. And love all the details from the stamped texture to those adorable bears. Love how you tied it all together (I have issues creating cohesive pages, :( ).
Awesome pages.
PS: Hope your mom is ok. Prayers!

joy said...

What a fun idea to do an alphabet book in an old dictionary. Love this spread!

ionabunny said...

Glorious pages, but I do love blue soooo.... Those bears are so cute

Tammy B said...

hee hee!

SusanK said...

What a clever idea you have..an altered letter journal! Great job!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Adorable. I love the blues. Wonderful job.

Toula Makris said...

I'm getting lots of inspiration for my art journal. Thanks!

Tracy Heaton said...

Love it! So vibrant

JPScraps said...

The pages are so CUTE & Bright!

nanatam said...

What a fun page and great idea! TFS!

Juel said...

So beautiful!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great pages! Love all the blue and the colored images are so sweet!

Shari Czerwinski said...

Good colors and so creative!

Laura Turcotte said...

Haha--I so LOVE this!!!!

Dana D. said...

Terrific pages. Wonderful details and great colors.

Suzan VonEssen said...

The blues are gorgeous. Sweet project!

Sue D said...

Very festive--I like the colors and your use of stencils.
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Andiepants said...

What a super cool idea...an altered dictionary. Huh! This turned out just cute as a button.

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

awwww these pages are so adorable!!!

Kelly said...

This is so cute. Love the bear x

Godelieve said...

This is great! I'm a fan of dictionaries :)

Karen said...

So Fun!

Sue Lelli said...

BONNIE, these altered pages just SCREAM Birthday! LOVE the blues and the sentiments and CUTE images! Super creation!

lastdoorstudio said...

Such a happy page... love the tone and tone mix you have going on..

Kathy Harrison said...

I love it and the cute bears!

Tracy said...

Way too ADOREABLE Bonnie...gorrrrgeous!!
Hugs
Xxx

Rea' said...

How cute is that ... altered dictionary page, so much creative goodness here, love the background details, love the fussy cut party friends and your festive Happy Birthday flags!

Loretta said...

This blue makes me happy!

Starla said...

I think I'd like to visit that bright blue world!

Denise Bryant said...

Very fun project to celebrate EP's birthday!

Carol McCready said...

Very fun. I just love it.

Lisa Reynolds said...

Very fun journal page.

Mickie said...

Yes art is good, love those bears!

Linda Brogren said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

Sandra said...

very cute!
Sandra ltb

Linda Carson said...

Now that's the way to celebrate a birthday! Lots of bold blues, balloons and bears! Love it!

Iris said...

Love all that blue.
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Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Fun pages.

Steampunk Suzy said...

This is simply delightful

Lynn Hardy said...

So colourful and just perfect for a birthday bash!

Lieve said...

Bright and happy creation !

shirley-bee said...

Aww, these pages are so sweet!

SandyD said...

Ahhhh! love the blues and the cute bears

GA said...

Your pages are just stunning! The blue tones makes it fabulous with the cute bear!

Kyle4143 said...

What fun pages! The bear images are very cute!

Jeanann said...

FUN FUN FUN! Love it!

Candida said...

Oh, loved the deep blue and what a fun collage.

Julie Steed said...

An altered dictionary - what a fun idea. I want to try that.

Ellie Knol said...

What a happy blue creation!

grace day said...

All the tiny details add up to one gorgeous and very fun card. And it doesn't hurt that you've used my favorite shades of blue. So much fun to be at this party!

Kim Lemear said...

Love your background and the bears. thanks for sharing. kim

Janis said...

Love your altered dictionary concept. This spread is so pretty with the blues and those adorable teddy bears!!
<3 J

Nancy S said...

What a perfectly appropriate project for a Birthday Blog Bash!

Erin Smetak said...

What a sweet project!!! Love the birthday theme too!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super duper FUN!!!! :)