Thursday, 4 June 2015

Blog Birthday Party

Hello, my friends!

Today is a day to celebrate!
My dear friend Dunja is having her 7 year Blog Birthday Party!
She has invited several of her friends to join her in a blog hop.
I am thrilled to have been invited to be part of all the fun!

I met Dunja shortly after I started blogging. 
It was always so inspiring to visit her blog and see her beautiful projects.
We became fast friends!

When Dunja started her own Challenge Blog...A Die for a Sketch
...I was beyond excited to be in on it from the very beginning! 
It was my very first DT and I enjoyed every minute of it!
Several of the girls from that DT have become my closest blog friends.

So Dunja is very special to me!
Congratulations to you, on seven successful years, my friend! :o)

Now...let's get on with the party! :o)

Dunja has created this wonderful mood board for the occasion.

Isn't it fabulous!
It inspired me to create this 6 X 6 canvas project. 

I tore some paper strips and layered them onto the front of the canvas.
I heat embossed the dandelion images in white.
I then heat embossed again over the white using a sparkly gold embossing powder.
The same gold was embossed around the edges.
The sentiment was stamped with white ink, 
and then embossed with clear embossing powder.

The sides of the canvas were coloured with distress stain, 
and then stamped with a wood plank stamp.

 This photo shows the sparkle a bit better.
 I added some wood veneers that were coloured with gold smooch.
Finally, I added some pretty sequins.

Materials Used:
6 X 6 Canvas
Papers: Recollections - Charming Paper Pad;
Stamps: CTMH - Treasures, Bo Bunny - Wall to Wall Textures;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Distress Embossing Ink,
CTMH - Ponderosa Pine, SSS - White;
Embossing Powder: SSS - Fine Detail Clear,
Ranger - Enchanted Gold;
Sequins & Wood Veneer Stars - SSS Card Kits;
Smooch: Gold;
Extras: Distress Stain - Forrest Moss,
Claudine Hellmuth - Multi Matte Medium.

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Here is the Birthday Blog Hop list:

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You will end at Dunja's blog, where there will be many ways to win prizes! Yes, prizes!!
Here's how:

Leave a comment on every Blog in the Hop = 1 Entry
Share the Banner on your Blog (Blog post or Sidebar) = 1 Entry
Follow Dunja on Instagram = 1 Entry
LIKE Dunja's Facebook page = 1 Entry
Follow Dunja's Blog = 1 Entry
Link up your creation at Dunja's Blog = 5 Entries
Leave a comment on Dunja's Blog (tell me how many entries you have) = 1 Entry

All the details are on Dunja's blog...the last stop of the Blog Hop.
The Challenge ends on June 25th at midnight.
So there is lots of time to make something.

You can also participate if you don't want to upload a creation.
You just won't have as many chances to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and joining us in this special celebration! :o)


Bibi, Rubber Dance Stamps said...

Hi Nancy! Nice to meet you through this blog hop!
Love your canvas! Very cool result with the torn paper.
Happy blog anniversary to our mutual friend Dunja! :-)

Kat W said...

In real life, dandelions are a bit of a nuisance especially when I have to weed them out of my garden....but, the image of a wispy dandelion seed head is so beautiful and that I really love!
They make a fabulous design on your canvas especially with all that gorgeous sparkle and shine; just stunning :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Gertrude said...

WOOOW, ist das schööön gemacht
glg Gertrude

marion said...

This is so lovely, love your style and what you made with the mood board, happpy you are invited to this event, lots of hugs, Marion

Dunja Dücker said...

Hiya my dear friend! Awwww your CANVAS is supergorgeous. I love it so much. The Dandelion is so pretty and i love all the textures and effects on your canvas! Your take on the Mood Board is stunning!
Thank you once again so much for being part of my blogbirthday celebration my special friend.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Lots of Huggles for you!
Dunja xoxo

Kreatives von Andrea said...

wow Nancy your canvas is so gorgeous, i love yor style...

Hugs Andrea

Marilyn said...

Well, I don't know what happened to my comment Nancy but it's gone... off into the wind like those dandelion wisps! If it does show up forgive the duplicate although you can never have too many comments.
Anyway, what I said before was this is a Fab-U-Lous project, I love the dandelion and wisps and the perfect sentiment. I am now off to check out the hop!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Really fabulous canvas. How beautiful and creative.

Tracey Fehr said...

Fabulous my dear Nancy....just fabulous. The colors are gorgeous!

Penny said...

What a fantastic mixed-media project! Love this, Nancy! Great background, love the distressed papers, and the embossing is so cool! Love the fun embellishments, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Have a great weekend!

Tracy said...

How awesome is this! Your mix of techniques look so cool together and I am over the moon with the plank stamping on the edge of the canvas. Fabulous work my dear. Hugs!

Susan M said...

Hi Nancy , I can view all your photos in this post today ! So glad I can , your canvas is beautiful ! The dandelion stamp is gorgeous! I just made a card the other day with a dandelion clock die , I really like dandelions ! The gold embossing is lovely and love how you have used the wood plank stamp on the sides . BEAUTIFUL !

Eulanda said...

OH wow how perfect!! I love how you used the dandelion puffy part as part of your inspiration! Gorgeous! Hugs!

Katy Leitch said...

Awesome texture on this piece!

frlphoebes kreativ-blog said...

An Dunjas Lieblingsblume angelehntes Project,eine sehr schöne Idee!
Auch der Text passt super,zum Geburtstag darf man sich was wünschen,lach.
Insgesamt ein sehr schöne und kreative Umsetzung,die mir gut gefällt.
Danke für deine tolle Inspiration,
liebe Grüße Sylvie

Laila B. said...

Gorgeous canvas....very eye-catching!!! Love it!!!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful canvas creation.

Suman Pandit said...

Hi Nancy, happy to meet you along the blog hop !! beautiful canvas,loved the paper tearing effect !!