Monday, June 23, 2014

eclectic Paperie and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop


Welcome to our joint blog hop with Add a Little Dazzle. We are so excited to partner with them and have had so much fun playing with their products.  They have a beautiful collection of metal sheets, in a variety of colors, that are perfect for mixed media projects.. We have two amazing days of inspirational projects so make sure to stop by tomorrow.
 First we’d like to share a little bit about the two companies…
eclectic paperieeclectic Paperie is a different breed of craft store, conceived as more than just a place where you can purchase supplies, we believe in the strength of collaboration, in coming together and sharing with like-minded crafters. Our goal is to offer a mixed media marketplace where a generation of artists can congregate, explore, imagine, and inspire one another.

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop
We specialize in an exclusive line of craft metal sheets that helps you take your crafting to the next level. Whether you are a seasoned or new crafter, our craft metal sheets will help you create unique projects that will make you stand out among the crowd. Are you ready to take your crafting to the next level? Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets will help you turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Prize Alert!

Make sure to stop by and visit each of the Design Team Blogs for a chance to win 1 of 2 prize packages from eclectic Paperie and Add a Little Dazzle  valued at $25.  You have until Friday, June 27th to enter.  The winners will be announced on both blogs on Saturday, June 28th.  You must leave a comment on all blogs.

So Are You Ready for Some Amazing Inspiration?



I created a Steampunk altered canvas for my project using 4 different colours of the Add a Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets. I embossed a piece of Black Diamond with a Tim Holtz Sizzix diamond plate folder and cut it into two random shapes layering it with some scraps of designer paper in two different prints. All four pieces were adhered to the canvas with Scor tape. Stamping was done on the large piece of designer paper with Coffee Archival ink and Wendy Vecchi 's Mesh Background stamp as well as a Tim Holtz splatter stamp and text one. Jet Black Archival ink was used to add a little more texture using one of Dina Wakley's Textures stamps.


The heart was die cut twice: once from black cardstock and once from a Brushed Copper metal sheet which had been embossed with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Riveted Metal folder. This metal embosses and cuts like butter...love it! Gears were cut with Tim Holtz dies from Diamond Black, Golden Glimmer, and silver which is the reverse of the metal sheets. The copper coloured gears were cut from scraps of the heart embossed metal.


The Tim Holtz Daydream  face of the my gear-head woman was stamped with Pale Ochre Archival ink onto white cardstock and coloured with Prismacolor pencils before she was fussy cut and adhered to the background. Some gears were then adhered as her hair and three to the opposite corner to create balance. 



The butterfly was fussy cut from another scrap of designer paper and popped up on foam tape. To help the red make more sense in the piece, two lengths of red grosgrain ribbon were added under the chin and a few red rhinestones were added to the gears.


The lettering for "Follow Your Heart" is a mix of stickers. The ampersand is an Idea-ology Ransom Parts letter and the "Leave Ordinary Behind" comes from the TH Random Quotes stamp set. It was stamped with Versamark and embossed in black before being torn around and inked with Black Soot Distress ink.

Thanks for hopping by today. To continue the hop, visit Kim Schofield's blog and see her fabulous make. Remember to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win. Tune in again tomorrow for part 2 of this fun blog hop from eclectic Paperie and Add a Little Dazzle.

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie

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31 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Bonnie, this is a stunning creation. Just love the steam punk mixed media feel.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Tracy said...

Oh my giddy aunt Bonnie love it all ...that heart is a stunner!!
Big hugs to you.
Tracy xxxx

Lisa S. said...

Love your metal elements Bonnie and the lady looks amazing with her ruby red lips and beautiful eyelashes. Thx for the inspiration! x

Lisa S. said...

I am not a morning person...just realized you have not one but two awesome ATC's. I love the second one just as much as the first but I have to say that butterfly is absolutely gorgeous and the riveted metal heart is so cool. Off to get a cuppa...

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous canvas Bonnie! LOVE the gear 'hair' on your wonderfully colored face! Super project using these lovely metal sheets!

vinita jain said...

What a masterpiece of art!! Love the metal heart with embossing and the lady is stunning!!!

Dorothy said...

Wow!! This is really cool!!

vickie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Kim said...

Ohhhh....love this! The heart with that embossing is amazing and I love the gears surrounding the face. Beautiful!

SandyD said...

Love the steam punk style and rich, bold colours!

Donna said...

Love the textures and the shapes. What's fussy cut?

Cathy Montoya said...

VERY BEAUTIFUL...Bonnie, you are just so amazing. Thank you for sharing.

Ann said...

Wonderful creation. So many lovely textures and colors to look at. The embossed heart is my favorite.

Lynne said...

Bonnie - Love your creation it is awesome. Also love the way you walked us through the process and why you made your design decisions. Thanks so much for sharing your creation.

toni said...

Fabulous Bonnie! Love the way you've used the metal and that face is just brilliant ! X

Anita said...

Thank you for the inspiration - and the instruction!

McStamper said...

Amazing is right!! Love it.

Sue C said...

Gorgeous Bonnie ! Love the face and the embossed heart is fabulous ! Sue C x

Cristina Criscolores said...

Mi tema y técnica favoritos. Me encantó!!!!!!!!
Gracias por la creatividad!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the gears for hair and the embossed heart! FAB sentiment, too! LOVE your creation, Bonnie!

Sherry Cheever said...

Bonnie this is absolutely fabulous! Love all your tiny elements and details, which make this one spectacular project! AND it's steampunk!!!!

Micki said...

OMG, am in love with this, especially the heart!!!!!

BurningRubber said...

I love your steampunk design. It looks wonderful.

nichtniedlich said...

I love the vivid colors, these metal sheets are gorgeous and so versatile! Amazing what you've done with it!
hugs serafeena

Tanya said...

Love this! I love to use metal but have never used this kind.

Georgia Cloer said...

I love your art. I must try these metal sheets. I am inspired by your creative uses of it. Thank you for sharing!

Candy Meyers said...

Cool ideas. A must thing to try.
Great job.
Candy Meyers

Kay Jantz said...

Wow this design is so beautifully decorated. This is a style I would have not tried, but the finished product is truly gorgeous.

Kay Jantz said...

Donna fussy cut means cut with scissors as opposed to die cut.

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

Bonnie, your creation is amazing. You use the metal like an expert. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

Charlene Dahlberg said...

I love these projects and have tired twice to leave comments but have not been able to. One more try to let you know how spectacular your work is !