Tuesday, June 24, 2014

eclectic Paperie and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop (Day 2)

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. Yesterday we had an exciting line up of designers who showcased eclectic Paperie Products and Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets.  Today the inspiration continues with more amazing projects. It’s so much fun to see all the beautiful creations and we are excited to share another exciting day with you. Go ahead and come on in to Day 2 of our blog hop and make sure to enter for a chance to win an amazing prize.

Missed Day 1? Visit Eclectic Paperie and Add a Little Dazzle to check out Day 1 of the Blog Hop!

First we’d like to share a little bit about the two companies…
eclectic paperie

eclectic 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?

Here is my Hummingbird Canvas - made with Add A Little Dazzle Metal Sheets!

Here is a close-up of my metal hummingbird!

I used tissue paper in my printer for another project a couple of weeks ago.  I had this quote leftover and thought it also worked for my Hummingbird.  I used gel medium on the back of the tissue paper to adhere it to the metal.  Next time I might keep less paper around the words to make it look more like I printed onto the metal!

I started the whole project by gluing the black sheet of metal down to my canvas with Helmar 450.   Then I traced the bird out of metal - it was exceptionally easy to cut!!  I used the Helmar 450 to glue the parts of the bird together!!  When I wanted to make the word strip, I decided to try 'ripping' the metal, again SO easy and it looks amazing!! 

I doodled with a white pen and dabbed paint around the edges!

I hope you enjoyed my project!! Make sure to visit all our Blog Hop Projects!!  Here is an extra list of today's hoppers!!

Sue Carrington - http://stampingsuestyle.blogspot.com/
Monica Weaver - www.addalittledazzle.com
Karen Crossen - http://ijustneedmoreglue.blogspot.com/
Cathy Parlitsis -  www.StampsAndScrapbooks.com
Julia Aston - http://www.createwithjulia.blogspot.com/
Mary Ann Maldonado - http://lumpbumpandclump.blogspot.com/
Micki Harper - http://artfulxpressions.net/

Vicki-  www.allidoisstamp.blogspot.comBroni Holcombe - http://bronih.typepad.com/splashesofwatercolor/


  1. What a great project with this fun metal Karen! love the bright colors on your pretty bird and the doodling around the edges!

  2. What cool and funky piece! Great use of the craft metal! :-) Hugs, Cathy

  3. Great use of tissue and metal sheet!! I love your humming bird in bright colours!

  4. oh girl, what a wonderful use of the metal sheets. I love it. I'm off to play - totally inspired.

  5. How did you run tissue paper thru your printer? It looks fantastic on the metal sheet! It kinda looks like you swiped the metal with a white paintbrush and the words just appeared!

  6. This little bird is just too cute. Great job.

  7. Excellent use of the metal and excellent project!! Congratulations and Hugs!

  8. Love the hummingbird, one of my favorites from the "winged" creatures. You did a great job with the colors. All of you have so inspired me to get out of my rut and approach multimedia with a different mindset.

  9. Karen - your project is awesome. So very colorful - love everything about it!

  10. I love your colorful little humming bird.

  11. Very wildddddd!!!!!!! Thanks for share!!

  12. Very cute - so bright and colorful. I really like the quote with it. Fun project!

    Chris R. from Iowa

  13. Nice way to deal with the metal sheets, so colorful!
    hugs serafeena

  14. Lovely choice of brilliant,bright colours. A really fun canvas.

  15. Your bird is delightful! Great creation, Karen!