4.29.2011

a Royal Wedding Blog Hop

Hello and welcome royal friends! If you've made it here from the Scrapbooking Queen's blog, you're in the right place, as I'm the last stop of the hop. I have a little bit of a different project for you for this special occasion. While over here in New Zealand, I have really learned to branch out in my creativity and step away from my Cricut and try other types of craft projects other than cards. I must say I have to thank Melody Ross for that, as I'm taking her online Soul Restoration class which includes a lot of collaging and mixed media work. On with my project...a mixed media canvas!

I started with painting my canvas. I stroked a few colors of basic acrylic craft paint. I also used a cheapie stencil to stencil on the pink flower and orange swirl. I didn't really need it to be perfect as I knew I was just going to be covering most of it up anyway.
I then took used white tissue paper and inked it with black StazOn ink using Market Street Stamps Vintage Music background stamp. I then misted it with Perfect Pearls Mist to give it a little color shimmer. See the hole in the tissue paper? No biggie, covering it up.
I first mod-podged (my new favorite craft therapy medium) the vintage bride because I wanted her to be my focal point. This bride is from one of the vintage books I found at a flea market. I love my (new) old vintage books for collaging! I used two stamps from Unity Stamp Company's Kit of the Month and other embellies to finish it up. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, but I have NO idea what I'm going to do with it - it won't fit in my suitcase to go home! Maybe I'll ship it to the happy couple - haha.
Now - onto my giveaway! I wanted to give away something special for this blog hop and this very royal event. One of my personal friends has graciously donated a $20 gift certificate to her sweet business, Sweet and Sassy Cakes. She can ship cake pops, cookie pops, fondant cupcake toppers and other yummy personalized and themed treats for your next party right to you. How cool is that? (And yummy!) So for your chance to win, all you have to do is go "like" her Facebook page and let her know I sent you and leave a comment on this blog post. Good luck and thanks for joining our royal wedding hop! And they lived happily ever after.....

58 comments:

dallas.cooper97 said...

That is such a great idea! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us on this special day! :)

Josie0602 said...

What a great canvas! I love how it turned out!

Tanya said...

WOW Erin!!! LOVE this canvas!! The dimension and details.. AMAZING!!!



Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

Tanya said...

WOW Erin!!! LOVE this canvas!! The dimension and details.. AMAZING!!!



Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

Amanda said...

Super cute!!!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Lillian Child said...

You have SUCH an amazing creative style. This is fabulous. And I have LIKED your friend's FB page - now I'm craving a cupcake! Her stuff looks SO YUMMY! Thanks for the referral. I will share her page with all of my FB friends! Have a fabulous weekend!

Brenda Hugar said...

You made an astoundingly beautiful project. Love the medium you worked it.

I visited your friend's FB page, but please do not add me into the mix for the blog candy (even thought I'm sure it is absolutely delicious, I can't have any - dang it!).

Thanks for sharing your lovely creation.

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

WOW!! Erin!!! This is just beautiful on every level!! Great job!! I love it!!:)Hugs and Lots of Love, Kathy

Jen N said...

How neat! jenny.naus@yahoo dot com

Glora said...

This is SO cool! I'm so glad I could be in the hop with you amazing ladies! I 'liked' you friends page it looks super yummy and fun. Hugs- Glora

me(at)glorajean(dot)com

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Erin your canvas project turned out amazing I just love it... all the details just make it perfect...
Hope you having a blast in NZ and getting lots of memories to share with us all
The Scrapbooking Queen

jessica said...

beautiful canvas! TFS
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Beebeebabs said...

Love it thanks for sharing!!

grammiej said...

sweet project, you are so creative!

i am a follower

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joydee1963 said...

Very cool! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Erika said...

Fabulous! Love your project.

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Cathie w said...

very cute TFS!!!

Cathie
Scraphappycat@gmail.com

Peggy Sue said...

that is so cool, what an original piece of art!
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Lorie said...

WOW! Erin, this is amazing! What a beautiful piece of altered art! I love what you're doing, and thank you so much for sharing your techniques and your art! Amazing! What a way to end this hop!!! Thanks!!!!!

Hugs,
Lorie

Janice W. said...

What a wonderful piece of art! Love it!

Emily said...

What an awesome canvas!!! I also became a fan of Sweet and Sassy Cakes :-)

-Emily
http://www.createserendipity.net
createserendipity@gmail.com

Brigitte said...

Awesome different project!!! TFS
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Stephanie said...

AMAZING!!! The vintage bride is sooo beautiful!! The canvas is perfect! I have to learn to branch out and step away from my cricut as well! Went over and liked Sweet & Sassy cakes. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

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GiGi said...

Wow you are SO creative Erin! This is such a cool idea! TFS!
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forpahl5 said...

Thanks for the idea! I will have to keep this in mind for future projects!

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my crafting creations said...

super cute.

Happy crafting,
Kim
http://mycraftingcreations.com

Theresa said...

Beautiful card!!! I love all the detail, its just amazing! What a great way to end the hop :) I am cruising over to see Sweet and Sassy Cakes right now!
TFS
Theresa
tmdettloff@gmail.com

Juliana T said...

I visited sweet and sassy cakes on facebook. I also like the work you did on your card. Great vintage bride!

jonder@frontier.com

http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Sandy said...

since I love to get messy your project really appealed to me & it was so beautiful

Jessica said...

Loving it Erin. Canvas is my IN thing lately. TFS

Jess B.
thatzuneek@gmail.com

mamawcindy said...

Beautiful!!!! I think William and Kate would love it.:0)
cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

Viv said...

Oh wow Erin!!! From trash to treasure!! This is special my friend. This is a fabulous piece of artwork if ever there was one! Hugs Viv xxx

kathlee said...

What a beautiful creation. Love it...on canvas too!
TFS!
Kathie
Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

Love that you did your project on Canvas!! It is so unique~

Ashley
ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

Vickie said...

Love this unique project. TFS

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Cute project TFS! Im a new follower.

veronica
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! Really pretty!! I don't have a facebook, but, Thanks for the chance to win
reissfam10 at aol dot com

Christine Real said...

My mouth is just hanging open as I look at your lovely creation! You are so talented!

I went to facebook and told her "Erin sent me" there were a lot of people there ahead of me, lol!

america57@comcast.net

Glitter Fantasies said...

I really like what you did...I keep saying I am going to pull out some canvas..but I never seem to have the time. You just might of inspired me to pull it out already!
Oh and I would definitely ditch my diet for some of that!!!!
Jackie
jmpresearch@gmail.com

joni said...

Totally wow'd!!! This is incredible!!! I love it and loved learning how you created it! Wonderful! TFS
hugs,
joni

arcocha at yahoo dot com

Miss Giebel said...

Erin, What a wonderful piece of art! To be able to pull from all those different materials and turn out such a gorgeous creation is a real talent! It's got a 60s vibe but is still modern and fresh! New Zealand is really agreeing with you!! love and hugs, Heidi

ScrappyScavenger said...

how detailed! I love it! Thanks so much for the inspiration! I liked Sweet and Sassy Cakes, some beautiful stuff there! ScrappyScavenger/yahoo

Patti said...

What a gorgeous project. Who knows, maybe will get married soon and you can give it to them.

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Lisa said...

Wow - this is so cool! I love how you made the background! I'm a new follower :)

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Anna said...

Great project. Just became a fan of Sweet and Sassy cakes on FB.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Laura (tweetyb) said...

How beautiful!! I love it!
tweetyb@satx.rr.com

FMonty said...

WOW! fantastic project! Went to your friend's FB pg...A-MAZING! I'll definitely pass the word to friends who live in the area. TFS :D
fmadera75(at)gmail(dot)com

Percilla G said...

what a great mix medium project - lovely
perderg@q.com

doverdi said...

Love the canvas. I've yet to accomplish mixed media & vintage papercrafting. I just can't get the hang of it. TFS!

Kim H said...

OMG! Erin you are just flipping AMAZING! Your creativity ALWAYS just blows my mind! The best part is you are doing this away from your craft room! Again simply BEAUTIFUL and AMAZING! I saw your picks of you adventure... breath taking!
tfs

Veronica said...

i love the way your canvase turned out. the vintage picture just makes it. Perfect. I "LIKED" the facebook site, her work on the cakes are so beautiful and yummy looking.
familyofscrappers2004 @yahoo.com
http://artfulcreations1.blogspot.com

Marie said...

Love your card!
All the "Royal" euphrema has made this card special!
Thank you for sharing!
Marie

Amyscats said...

What a fantastic project! I'd like to try it, already a big fan of Mod Podge! Speaking of fan, I now "like" Sweet and Sassy Cakes, and let her know you sent me. Very tasty looking!
Amyscats
amylfahnestock at gmail dot com

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

I love this idea! Very pretty!!!
Never had a cakepop, would love to try your friends sweets!!! I'm heading on over there now!!!

NanetteMT said...

Beautiful canvas! I liked your friends facebook page...I'm wondering what a cake pop is??? Would love to find out.

nanettemtatyahoodotcom

Got2BCrafting said...

Wow... what a gorgeous canvas! You are so creative... guess that's why you are ERIN LEE CREATIVE!! :)
Lori
got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Oh My Erin, this is Vintage Beautiful! Wow, the things we can do when I normal craft items are limited. Just Gorgeous! TFS, Smooches... frankleecrafts[at]gmail[dot]com and scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

Bren said...

love the mixed media inspiration.....thank you!!