Friday, June 22, 2012

"Well OWL Be" Heather Lynn's 1st Blog Hop

Welcome to the Highly Anticipated
"Well OWL Be"
it's Heather Lynn's 1st Blog Hop

If you have arrived here from
Avery's blog Iowa Craft Girl , then you are in the right place. 
If you just stumbled into the hop and want
to start from the beginning, go HERE

Today is the day that Heather Lynn's 
love for everything OWLS is showcased
through the creative talent of her friends
at each Blog Hop Stop!

If you love OWLS as much as Heather does,
you won't want to miss a single project.
Each person in the hop has dedicated their
time to creating any project they wanted
as long as it included OWLS!

There are some wonderful prizes up for grabs along the way, too .....
in fact, I've got a little blog candy just for you!!

Since my latest passion is mixed media art, I'm sharing some of my go to items with you!! 
My prize pack includes: a canvas pad, stamps, rubons, ribbons and of course oil pastels. 

To enter my giveaway, you'll have to do the following:

1. Be a Follower
2. Leave me a comment & be sure to let me know you're a follower
3. Share the bloggie love with all my "Well Owl Be" blogger friends

My giveaway will be open through the weekend and I will choose a winner on Monday, June 25, 2012 using Random.org :D

Now here is the *** GRAND PRIZE ***
Heather Lynn, the Hostess with the Mostest,
is offering up this fabulous Grand Prize
to 1 Lucky Follower

In order to be eligible to win the GRAND PRIZE above,
you must do the following:
1. Be a follower of each Blog on the Hop
2. Leave a comment at each Blog on the Hop
3.  Once you have finished, please return to Heather Lynn's blog Random Recipes, Paper Crafts, and Photos by HL and leave a comment stating you have done both!

So Are You Ready For a Little OWL Fun........
well then check out my project :D 

This is a 11x14 Mixed Media Canvas called "Dreams II".  My inspiration was a little stuffed owl I found on Pinterest by Skunkboy Creatures.  I decided to make my own paper pieced version.  Once I cut out all the pieces, I inked them up with some TH Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. 

My background is made up of various patterned papers from my scrap bins.  When I'm working on a mixed media piece, I always reach for my scraps.  It's a really great way to use them up.  Once the adhesive was dry, I washed over the edges with some Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic in Brilliant Purple to kind of give a twilight effect.  Next, I set my little lady in place and started layering her up with beautiful flourishes and flowers for some dimension.

I used some buttons for her eyes, Recollections Rhinestone Embellishments and a chipboard heart just for fun.  Her cute little banner is by K&Company.



The quote I used reads:
"Every great Dream begins with a dreamer.
Always remember, you have within you
the Strength, the Patience,
and
the Passion
to reach for the stars
to change the world."
Harriet Tubman

I really enjoyed working on this project and I hope you liked as much as I do! 

Be sure to hop on over to the Wonderful & Incredibly Talented, Melissa K at
  
Here is the HOP Lineup in case you get lost along the way
Heather Lynn - http://heathernovinger.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to enter the giveaways!!

86 comments:

  1. that owl is just so cute!

    i already follow- super giveaway

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  2. Wow, Norma, this is fabulous!! I love the entire design!! The owl is gorgeous, the flowers are awesome and the quote is absolutely beautiful!! Love it!! So happy to be hopping with you today :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. Oh Norma...that is beautiful! I want it hanging in my house! Already a follower...always such inspiring projects!

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  4. my gosh, this is truly stunning! you have put a lot of time into this. just gorgeous!

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  5. Norma,
    Holy owl, your piece is amazing!!! I love the owl, the design, the flowers..everything! So beautiful!! You did a fab job! Thank you so much for being a part of my hop today! It really means so much to me! You are doing an awesome giveaway, too! Wish I could win! LOL

    Hugs,
    Heather Lynn

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  6. What a stunning OWL! I love all the fine details you used, so different but so nice! TFS!
    jennyplace26@gmial.com

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  7. Bling, Bling! Love the giveaway. Fleur de lis is my favorite!

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  8. Wow, this project is amazing, never done anything like this, you make it look fun! I am a new follower, anxious to see what else you come up with, candy looks yummy too.lol
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  9. WOW WOW WOW~~~~ OMG this is gorgeous!!!! I dont know what else to say except I <3 this!!!!!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh my goodness! Norma, your project you created is AMAZING! I love all your flowers and all the bling! Simply gorgeous! I am a new follower.
    brmom2000.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow Norma!! This is amazing!! Absolutely gorgeous!!There is so much detail... I love all the different flowers.. and all the bling! This is so stunning!! I couldn't wait to see it and its so great!! Glad the day is finally here!

    Susan
    http://scrapathousandwords.blogspot.com

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  12. Hi Norma!! I LOVE ypur mixed media canvas!! The owl is FABULOUS!! I am a new follower of your blog
    :)

    silvia
    http://sillyscrap.blogspot.com

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  13. oh my word!!!! this is beautiful Norma!! I have to get my canvas out and get to work. This has inspired me to much.
    Paula
    www.faithful2god_2000@yahoo.com

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  14. Norma, this is astoundingly beautiful. You are such an inspiration to me. I am so happy Heather Lynn referred me over to you and I love popping in to see your latest and greatest. I am learning so many pointers from you. I am honored to be in the hop with you!
    :O)
    Jessica S

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  15. beautiful and very creative. hugs

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  16. I have been waiting and waiting to see this and you did not disappoint!! It's simply amazing, Norma. I love every detail and the owl is STUNNING!

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  17. I'm a new follower. I love your mixed media canvas. Looks amazing. Great work!

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  18. such a beautiful project. The little details are just amazing. I am also a new follower.

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  19. OMG OMG OMG your project is AMAZING! I love it so very much!

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  20. This is the most stunning work of art I have seen in a VERY LONG TIME!!!!! Loving it.....

    Nana (your newest follower)
    nana@mycraftingchannel.com

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  21. Oh WOW!!! I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your Beautiful Creation! You are so Creative and Talented! Thanks for Sharing! I'm a New Follower of yours! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com
    cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com

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  22. This is awesome. So creative I absolutely love this piece.
    The eyes are great- green is my fav color.

    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  23. I just became your newest follower I am so looking forward to seeing what you create. I hope you will come by and visit my blog also.

    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  24. Hi Norma:) I'm a new bloggie friend and LOVE LOVE your project so very detailed and gorgeous!! You ladies are rocking this hop with all those ADORABLE owls!! Thank you for sharing and Happy Friday!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  25. I LOVEEEEEEEE your owl:) And all the flowers and flourishes! This one is my favorite so far, hehe :D

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  26. Hi Norma,
    I just love your canvas! I love the owl he is so adorable and love all the colors! Its amazing and Im so happy to be a part of Heathers Hop and in the group along with you!

    Joe :)

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  27. WOW!!!! This is stunning!!! all the layers and colors, it is over the top girl friend... I am a new follower. Love your site.

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  28. I also have the hop on my blog. Thank you.

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  29. Fantastic project, I love everything about it! It's projects like this that make me want to try my hand at mixed media art. I have a quote book and love the one you used! I just became a follower, love this hop, so fun!

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  30. Such a pretty owl with all the great embellishes and colors.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  31. HEY there,
    I am a NEW FOLLOWER... Let me tell you THIS will not be the last you will see me! LOVE MIX MEDIA ART!! I AM IN AW... Your work is brilliant! Love the canvas and your owl is phenominal! I really like your Art! TFS

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  32. This is very stunning. Love all the embellishments you used to. Hugs and blessings
    qtgrams@yahoo.com

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  33. Gorgeous! You've made me so inspired by mixed media art. I haven't heard much about it [I'm new to the crafting world], but I definitely want to try it! I just love, love, love your canvas! I'm a new follower too :)

    Thanks so much for sharing!
    misshoanggg (at) gmail.com
    http://melllisssa.blogspot.com/

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  34. Beautiful work!! I am a new follower
    http://shelley-scrapbookingforfun.blogspot.com/

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  35. I am a New Follower and I will be back to see more of your AMAZING and Fantastic Projects!! What a Beautiful canvas!!!!Love it!
    http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com

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  36. This is just so utterly amazing! It takes my breath away! This is the kind of art I want to create someday! Just stunning!

    Hugs,
    Chriss
    america57@comcast.net
    http://www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com/

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  37. I am a new follower. I love how you used scraps and those eyes are really cool
    katieoscreations@gmail.com

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  38. Hi Norma,
    This is absolutely stunning......love those eyes !! Thank You for sharing such a Great Inspiration with all of us here. Thank U AGAIN for giving us a chance to win such a wonderful candy!!

    Hugs,
    Riti

    P.S. I'm your brand new Follwer, and you'll be seeing me more often.

    ritibanka@gmail.com

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  39. Oh my gosh girl, that is some mixed media piece! That must look awesome on your wall! I am a follower by the way, and glad I found you...I will for sure be back to visit again. TFS By the way there is a blog hop going on over at my blog today too if you want to drop by... elisabetpollock.blogspot.com
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  40. WOW what can I say this is totally beautiful, so much detail went into this.
    TFS. I am a new follower and I hope that you will be able to stop by my blog in the near future. Once again this is just beautiful/
    Ava MCCR DT Member
    http://scrapbookdesign4u.blogspot.com/

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  41. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this owl!!! Its amazing!! Great job! I'm now a follower :)

    Amanda
    cricktncrafts.blogspot.com

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  42. Norma this is amazing. I love the quote and the owl is just crazy cool. Amazing work. I could have sworn I was a follower but guess not. I am now. Happy to be hopping with you!!

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  43. Wow this owl is awesome!!! I love the eyes and the flowers are so pretty!

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  44. OMgoodness - this is awesome. How beautiful and look at all those different embellishments. TFS and I'm a new follower.

    http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

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  45. This is beautiful! Love all the details and the bling!

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  47. Oh my, this is sooo pretty. Love the colors and the owl looks fantastic. FTS. I am a follower.

    Sew Sweet N Crafty
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com
    SewSweetNCrafty@gmail.com

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  48. Oh My Goodness WOW! this is AMAZING!!! Jaw dropping gorgeous! Love all of the close up pics too. Love all of the bling on her head and her eyes are stunning

    Off to hop
    Hope you have a lovely night,
    Heather D.

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  49. I'm a new follower of your blog. Like your Owl creation for its artsy look & the wonderufl embellishing. My daughter & I both like Owls. Recently I was in an Owl making mood since I posted 2 cards on my blog with Owl images. Thanks for giveaway chance. Ck out my blog on one of my Owl card posts I have some photos of some live Owls I saw recently.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  50. This is my favorite owl in the blog hop! Beautiful work! Angela totemdesigns@yahoo.com

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  51. Norma, I love your creation! Your owl is beautiful with all the bling and those lovely eyes. I love all the layered flowers too.

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  52. Wow Wow this is just beautiful! I love all the pretty flowers and the owl eyes made of Gems are prefect. I'm a new follower and TFS AJ~

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  53. This is incredible! I love those bling bling eyes!

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  54. This is amazing! Im totally in love with it. New follower here. Great job and thanks for inspiring us!!

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  55. Oh my goodness....I am hyperventilating after seeing your mixed media project! WOW...and double WOW! I don't know where to look next...all the layers, the textures, the sparkly embellishments! I am a new follower and will be certainly back to see the rest of your blog!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

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  56. My mom called me up and told me that I just had to see this amazing project and she was right! I love owls but this is incredible in its own right. I can imagine this in my room....right over the bed!! This is just so beautiful.
    I'm now a follower.

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  57. This is sooooo pretty and amazing! Thanks for shring! CallyAnn(follow)
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  58. Love, love, love!!! This is an amazing project! You did a fabulous job. Thanks so much for sharing!

    New follower :)
    erinrbullock at hotmail dot com
    deeplyrootedlife.blogspot.com

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  59. Great project. I really like that the body of the owl is music. Super Job. I am a new follower and am making my way through the hop. TFS

    Cheri
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  60. Amazing owl artwork, love it!! I am a new follower and thank you so much for sharing!!!


    www.SusiesScrappers.com

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  61. Your art work is amazing! Great details! New follower here, hope you will pop on over for a visit! Carri ~ abusybee~ www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  62. Holy Cow can you say ooze talent?? This is so amazing. WOW, i am for sure a follower now:) Beautiful work:)
    {love love}
    Scrappin Madge

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  63. Very pretty and interesting project! I'm a new follower .

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  64. P.S. I am a new (email) follower.

    Sheri R

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  65. Wow - this one of those projects you could stare at for hours and never see everything. What an awesome way to use your scraps! I love the different textures and colors. The flowers add not only dimension but the perfect finishing touch! I have never tried the canvas or oil paints but I will have to put that on my TO DO list! Great job!! New follower #117 msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  66. WOW is right! omg- this is absolutely AMAZING. beautiful piece of art!! :) *new follower*

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  67. OMG! Your project is fabulous!!!!!! Love all of the colors you used the flowers are gorgeous. The 3D effect is fantastic. Love the bling on the owl and the quote is wonderful. I am a new follower and can't wait to see what's next.
    Cindy Lou
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com
    http://scrappinc.blogspot.com

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  68. This is beautiful. Love the colors and the flowers are very pretty. Fabulous bling. Nice being in the hop with you.
    Ashley

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  69. Oh WOW!!!!!!!! What a gorgeous jeweled up owl!! BEAUTIFUL!!! I'm a new follower!

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  70. Your canvas is so beautiful!!!! I'm a new follower!!
    Angela

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  71. Ohhhhh WOW! This is absolutely beautiful! What a lovely idea! I am so impressed!
    Teresa
    http://lilhoneybeestudios.blogspot.com

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  72. I love your owl. It's so cute. I love all the layers of paper and the jewels! Gorgeous!

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  73. This is one gorgeous work of art. I love all the bling. I am a new follower. TFS, Mary M
    http://Mary-fortheloveofart.blogspot.com

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  74. Beautiful work. Wow.....what attention to detail. Really love it. I am a new follower and am looking forward to seeing your future projects.

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  75. Wow, absolutely gorgeous! love all the detail and your Owl is super cute!

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  76. Gorgeous piece! I am a new follower of yours.

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  77. Howdy! I have just become a new follower of your blog and would so love to win your prize! I was just commeting on one of the other blogs for the hop that I want to get back into mixed media work , so your prize would be awesome!...Thanks for the great work and the blog hop fun!

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  78. oooooooh my I'm speachless..... I just loooove your creation! So amazing. Thank you so very much for the opportunity to win. I've posted it on my blog. This blog hop as been an amazing opportunity to see amazing artist. I'm so happy to be a follower!

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  79. Your mixed media creation is just so inspirational I have put you on my favorite list as I will show your work to my grandaughter as she's going through a bit of a hard time at the moment , I'm sure it will inspire her as she loves art. xx

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  80. I just love your mixed media piece. Kudos to you.

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  81. WOW what a work of art! You rocked it i love it and i could stare at each part for hours!~xx

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  82. Thank you all so much for hopping along with us and for all you lovely comments!! Entries for my blog candy have ended and I will be posting the winner this afternoon :D
    Good Luck!!!!!!

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