Friday, July 5, 2013

PWP July - By the Sea Blog Hop

WELCOME to the “By The Sea” Paper Wing Production's Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway!  If you've arrived here from Amber's Blog, then you're in the right place.  If you’re just stopping by for a visit, I’d love for you to check out our hop.  Please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.


This month we’re sharing beautiful projects from down “by the sea”.  So grab your sunscreen and let’s go “by the sea”!!  There be blog candy along the way too so make sure you stop by each blog!!  This month’s main prize is a gift certificate to the New Paper Wings Production’s online store. 


For a chance to win, all you need to do is: be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog, The Aviary.  Visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave them some love.  Then go back to The Aviary and leave a comment letting them you completed the hop.  To increase your chances of winning, like the Paper Wings Productions Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop.  Then just come back and let us know!  Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of the additional entries.  The winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 on the Paper Wings Productions blog.


I knew I wanted to alter a ships wheel for my July project so I searched and searched for a wheel but came up empty.  So I decide to create my own wheel.


I started out with a black crescent board.  (If your not familiar with crescent board, it's very similar to matte board.)  I used a platter to outline my circle and a t-square to mark the spokes.  To cut out my wheel, I used a box cutter and t-square to keep my cuts straight.


After adding some more detailed cuts to form the wheel, I applied a layer of gesso, tissue paper for texture and acrylic paint.


I added color with distress inks, fluid acrylic paints and Lindy's Stamp Gang spray inks.  I love the shimmer that the Lindy inks add to my project.  I stamped around the entire with the little lobster on the Seaside stamp set that came in July Nesting Components kit.


I chose this beautiful clip art image from the July Nesting Components kit as my focal images and built texture with my layers.  I used cream burlap, painted cardboard and muslin.  I white washed the Pink Paislee  Luxe circles from the kit.  Then I found a tag in my stash with the perfect mix of colors to tuck in the mix.  Next went a layer of inked book text.  Yup I managed to incorporate all of my favorite materials in this one piece :D


When I started to look for embellishments, I came across some empty bezels.  So I stamped the light house from the Seaside stamp set onto one of the tags I created in my Gelatos Tutorial Tuesday video.  All I did was cut it out to fit in my bezel then applied a layer of Faber-Castell glaze.  I also added in some flowers and the last of my starfish charms.


I hope I've inspired you to create your own shapes for your craft projects.  Now before I send you off to the next stop, I have a little blog candy for one lucky follower:


For a chance to win: leave a comment and be a follower.  I'll announce the winner on Tuesday, July 9, 2013.  Okay, make sure to head on over to Dana's Blog Next!!

***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***

  
Paper Wings Productions Blog “The Aviary­ - http://paper-wings-productions.blogspot.com/

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY!
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Let Your Creativity Take Flight!

I've entered this project in the 
Simon Says Stamp & Show Anything Goes Challenge

Five Simple Thing's Inspire Me Fridays 110 Anything Goes Link-Up

28 comments:

  1. this is so awesome! love it and how you displayed it! perfect

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  2. You are so stinkin' creative, Norma!! This is gorgeous!! I love how you created the wheel!! It looks amazing!! And the details are fabulous!! Stunning as always my friend!! Love, love it!! Happy Friday :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. Wow! Amazing piece! I love the finish on the wheel!

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  4. This is seriously GORGEOUS!! Very Creative and Stunning!! AWESOME job my Friend!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M (my blog) ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

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  5. Oh My - this is tremendous!!! Love love how you made your own wheel, love the patina effect!! TFS

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  6. I was just about to ask where you got the ship's wheel, you crazy woman you! Can't find one. . . just make it yourself! No words can describe how gorgeous this project is. I love all the layers and ALL of the details. Thank you so much for inspiring us to think "outside the box" when creating.
    Mindy
    http://mulberrymindy.blogspot.com

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  7. That's so cool, I love how you made the wheel, especially the layer of tissue paper on it! Thanks for the chance to win! (I now follow you via Bloglovin).

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  8. Wow, love that you made your own wheel! Beautiful layers and embellishments.

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  9. This is an amazing project! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. What a unique and fun project!

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  11. What a fun project and love the fact that you created your own wheel..very creative!

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  12. Beautiful project, Norma! I am always amazed by your creativity!

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  13. You are so talented Norma, just love how you made the wheel and love the glimmer on it! Your vintage image and collage are beautiful. Love the whole project!!

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  14. Stunning!! Love Love Love this!! I am a new follower to your blog!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  15. WOW!! Norma this is amazing!!! LOVE the shape and LOVE all the texture and embellishments!!!
    Another awesome project!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT weekend!

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  16. awesome project, I love it!

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  17. I love that you made your own ship wheel then put a lovely design in the middle.

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  18. This is fabulous Norma! I just love that little lighthouse embellishment you made!

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  19. Stunning! I love the texture, I love the details. Your work on this piece is beautiful!

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  20. Wow!! Amazing work! Would love to try my hand at something like this!

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  21. Wow, what a great idea! Love this. Great textures and design. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  22. Beautiful! Just make me want to go on a cruise!

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  23. Wow! I can't believe you created that ship wheel yourself! Love the rich colors and texture...stunning!

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  24. This is stunning Norma and a definite favourite of mine! Love your creativity and that gorgeous print! Beautiful, beautiful work! ;-)

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  25. I just realized I hadn't hopped along like I should have and I would have missed out on this amazing piece you made. You are always full of so many awesome ideas and inspiration, Norma!

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