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Thursday, March 20, 2014

COLORFUL CREATIONS SPRING FLING BLOG HOP!


Welcome to the Colorful Creations Spring Fling Blog Hop!  I don’t know about you but the ladies here at CC are ready for some sunshine.  How about you???? 

To help us get ready to usher Spring in, we decided to have a Spring themed Blog Hop so all the projects you find along the hop will be themed around Spring. Make sure you visit each DT member’s blog!

You should have come from Xara‘s blog, if not, please go back to the Colorful Creations blog to start the hop from the beginning.

For my hop challenge I would like you to create anything BUT a card or a layout.


I decided to create an art journal page.

I started the way I always do by covering my page with gesso.


Next I added two shades of brown acrylic paint by drizzling and dropping the paint and spreading it with a foam brush.



I had some Adirondack Color Wash Mist in Espresso so I added a layer of that.

All winter I have been saving my coffee cozies as I knew there would be something fun to do with them.  I finally decided what to use them for!  I got out a variety of Sizzix floewr dies and...


after cutting them I colored them with various bright colors of acrylic paint.

As I painted each one I dabbed it onto my journal page to add some color and texture.


Next I took two shades of green acrylic paint and added some grass.



I assembled the flowers into layers and bent the petals up for more added texture.  I took some white stickers and added the phrase 'Spring has Sprung!' I placed the finished flowers around the page and glued them down using Glossy Accents so that I was sure they would stay put.

And the final results were:


Once you have completed your project, please head back over to the CC blog to upload your entry. Please tag your entry: SFPAULA. The more you play, the better your chances of winning this great prize courtesy of Colorful Creations!





ANY PROJECT NOT PROPERLY TAGGED WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THE DRAWING!!!






Now head on over to Christina V‘s blog and see the great challenge she has in store for you!

Remember you have to have your projects linked up no later than midnight, CST, March 29th.


Here is the lineup in case you get lost!

Michelle http://michellesscrapdesigns.blogspot.com/
Toccara http://www.lifeandcreationsoftee.blogspot.com/
Brandi http://luckyflutterbycreations.blogspot.com
Karen http://karenandkids.typepad.com/
Marci http://ascrapfrommarci.blogspot.com/
Xara  http://www.joyscraft.blogspot.gr/
Paula http://preciouspagesbypaula.blogspot.com/
Christina V. http://cardsbychristina.blogspot.com
Yasmina http://chezmina974.blogspot.com/
Sandrine  http://sandlo80.canalblog.com/
Christina P.  http://myembellisheddaydream.blogspot.gr/
Robin http://www.emptynestscrapbooker.blogspot.com
Colorful Creations (to link up) http://colorfulcreations2014.blogspot.com/

9 comments:

  1. Wow this is so creative, Paula! Your upcycled flowers are fantastic!

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    1. thanks Michelle. I knew I'd use those coffee cozies for something eventually. I still have more of them too so I will keep my thinking cap on. LOL!

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  2. Love it! very creative! Thanks for the step by step! I love using coffee cozies for mini albums!

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  3. So nice Paula!!! Loving those colors!!!

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  4. I love your idea for your flowers! I'm going to
    have to start saving up my coffee grabbers, LOL!
    Great project!

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  5. Lovely page!!!I really love your flowers!!

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  6. Paula your challenge is so "in" these days with everyone loving mixed media projects !!!! and I really like your flowers !!!!! beautifully done !!!!

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  7. very unique project! I did your challenge! wahoo!

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