Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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

eclectic Paperie  and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop.  Welcome to Day 2 of our exciting blog hop. We have been busy playing with our new products and are having lots of fun. 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 inspiring day with you. Remember to leave comments for a chance to win an amazing prize.

First I’d like to share a little bit about the two companies…
eclectic paperieeclectic 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
Add a Little Dazzle specializes 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.

And here is the project I created for today's Blog Hop.  A masculine theme tag using two colors of the Add a Little Dazzle metal sheets -  Dark Rich Chocolate and Baby Blue.
I started with a manilla tag and sponged it with Ranger Distress Inks - Broken China and Vintage Photo. I embossed a piece of the Dark Rich Chocolate metal with a Texture Fades Steampunk embossing folder.  I sanded the metal piece with my Tim Holtz sanding grip block and sand paper which took most of the dark brown color off the raised pieces.  Then I used Acetone (nail polish remover!) and a Q-tip and rubbed over the raised areas to remove more of the color.  Next I rubbed Gold Champagne and Snow Cone Gelatos over the raised pieces using my finger, to give a little color to the piece.  When I was happy with the colors -  I adhered the metal panel to my tag using ScorTape.  I adhered my tag to a slightly larger piece of black cardstock, punched the hole through the hole on the tag and slipped a piece of Ideology Trimmings/Naturals through the hole stapling the ends together near the tag.  I sponged over the trimming with Vintage Photo.
I stamped images and a sentiment from the Stampers Anonymous set - Steampunk on white card stock, sponged the edges with Vintage Photo and then all over the pieces with Broken China.  I adhered a piece of Film Strip ribbon to the tag using my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.  I stapled it a few inches in on each end so the ends curl up a little. I adhered a Mini Gear and Game Spinner with Glue N Seal.
Notice the little blue dots and circles on my tag?   I made them with a little die that is part of a Tag Set (meant to cover the hole on the top of the tag) from WMS.
I die cut them out of the Baby Blue Metal sheet and adhered some circles and the inner dots to my tag with Glue N Seal.  A little bit of home made bling!
So that's my project - I hope I've inspired you to try out these fun metal sheets on your projects - and I know the rest of the DT participating today will have other inspiring ways to use them - so let's go see, shall we?!

Prize Alert!

Make sure to stop by and visit each of the Design Team Blogs linked below 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 leave your comments.  The winners will be announced on the eclectic Paperie and Add a Little Dazzle blogs on Saturday, June 28th.  You must leave a comment on all blogs.

Missed Day 1?

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

Stamps:  Steampunk - Stampers Anonymouse
Paper:  Manilla Tag - Ranger, White and True Black - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo and Broken China.
Accessories:  Sand Paper block and paper and Mini Attacher- Ranger, Idea-ology - Trimmings/Naturals Cream and Black, Film Strip Ribbon, Mini Gears, Game Spinners, Steampunk Embossing folder - Texture Fades Tim Holtz Alterations,  Gold Champagne and Snow Cone Gelatos - Faber Castell, Scor Tape, Folding Tag Die - Waltzingmouse,  Dark Rich Chocolate and Baby Blue Metal Sheets - Add a Little Dazzle.


21 comments:

Annette Allen said...

you are rocking those mixed media projects.. these are so awesome.. totally love it

Kripa Koushik said...

Love the interesting layers and curiosities on this tag. A new follower of your blog

Vicki Dutcher said...

HEY GF! So fun to be hopping with you! Of course I adore your tag and those tee tiny dies - I WANT THEM! :)

Cathy Parlitsis said...

I love your Tim Tag, Julia!

vinita jain said...

Wonderful tag!!! I love how you used the tiny dies in baby blue and the embossed metal sheet!!!

Micki said...

absolutely wonderful masculine tag. Love all the layers and the pop of blue metal is perfect. gorgeous.

Candy Meyers said...

This is really interesting. I think you did a great job on it.
Candy

Donna said...

Love the manly project! I was surprised to see how well a little bit of baby blue stood up to all those dark hues. Lovely!

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

All the details are totally beutiful. Great composition! Hugs!

Kay Jantz said...

Love your tag and especially liking the accessories punched from the metal sheets.

Lynne said...

Julia I really like your tag. The way you added the baby blue bling was genius. Thanks for sharing.

Cristina Criscolores said...

My favorite, the steampunk. I love!! thanks for share!!

BurningRubber said...

I love your steampunk tag. I like those little tag hole cover dies too.

toni said...


Fabulous steampunk tag! Love the way you've treated the background, good tip about the acetone! Love those little die cuts too ! Xx

nichtniedlich said...

Lovely tag! The metal sheets are simply determined to use with elements like these - wonderful!
hugs serafeena

Sue Lelli said...

Brilliant with the acetone trick! LOVE the embossed gears and the touches of turquoise! FAB tag, Julia!

Georgia Cloer said...

How clever! I have been looking for a "tag hole re-enforcer" die. Thanks for sharing it. Love the idea of making it from metal, too. Thanks for sharing.

SandyD said...

Love the bright blue on the darker background. Wow!!

McStamper said...

Love your wonderful tag.

~amy~ said...

Such an incredible tag Julia!

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