Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mixing Creativity with Crystal Lacquer Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sakura Hobby Craft Blog Hop - Mixing Creativity with Crystal Lacquer. You should have arrived here from Susan Brown's blog - if not, be sure to head back to the Sakura Hobby Craft blog to start at the beginning.

There will be a great prize of three of the Terri Sproul Mixers for one lucky hopper - and one of the artists today will win a prize as well. To be eligible to win, you must leave a comment on the Sakura Blog, telling which project was your favorite (I'm hoping you will vote for mine - lol!)

This will be my last post as a member of the Sakura DT - and I must say I've had so much fun serving on this team. I'm sure the new team will have many fun and amazing projects to share with you! Today I created a page in my art journal. Let me just tell you, this page has some layers!

I painted the background with Creative Inspirations Paints in Evergreen, Aqua Marine, Royal Blue and Tanzanite. I stamped vintage typography with the Unity stamp - SheArt Print Texture. Next, I randomly brushed on some Sakura Crystal Lacquer and sprinkled Terri Sproul Gold Dust Mixer over it. This is so shiny it looks like real gold!

I stamped an embossed a heart from the January SMAK kit using Suzy West's Bay Area Blue embossing powder from Wow. I spritzed the entire page with Ranger Mists and then went back to stamping. I used the numbers background from the December SMAK kit. You can barely see these, but I love how they just add a little more depth to the page. I painted more of the Creative Inspirations Paints onto the Painted Punchinella stamp and randomly stamped that in open areas. I added a sentiment from the Donna + Unity = FABric Creations set. I let some Crystal Lacquer drip down my page, and I added more of the Gold Dust mixer. I then spritzed it again to help blend the whole page together.



The chipboard piece is from Dusty Attic. Again, I used the Gold Dust Mixer and Sakura Crystal Lacquer - but this time, I mixed them thoroughly together and painted it on. I rubbed the edges with the Creative Inspirations paints.

I hope you are enjoying the hop! Don't forget...if you want to have a chance to win the prize, you need to leave a comment on the Sakura Blog, telling which project is your favorite. Now it's time to hop on to Barbara Moore's blog.

29 comments:

Terri Sproul said...

THIS IS AMAZING>> thanks so much

Debbie Buckland said...

oh I do like the layering and the sparkle. Great work

Morninglass said...

What a pretty art journal page, very nice.

Ratty Hugs said...

This is a stunning page! I love the colors. Thank you so much for creating and sharing it.
alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

Lyneen said...

WOW so much detail!!!!! love the shimmer.

KathyJo said...

The depth you have created with the layers really pulls you into the project. I just want to touch it.

Clare D. said...

I never know what to do with my chipboard, so this is wonderful!

Vidette said...

Love the colors & texture. Great job.

Edie said...

Soooooo many juicy layers! The colors are fantastic :)

Kelly Donovan said...

So different and great way to use these products!

pooky said...

Oh yeah!!! Lots of layers and all that beautiful color! I love this! So sorry to see you go from the dt:(

n8tvtexan said...

what a wonderful journal page. those layers are fabulous!

Barbara Rankin said...

Beautiful piece. Love the dimension and colors.

Jessica said...

This is really pretty. I am quite partial to Unity Stamps, so this peeks my interest a lot. Love all the layers and great colors!
:O)
Jessica

Jennifer Matott (Sigmagirl) said...

Gorgeous texture and colors here!

Molossus said...

Beautiful!

Lori said...

Lovely...

BevinUSA said...

This is beautiful. I love the theme you used and also the colors

Thank You so much for shairng

Molly Smith said...

The layering is so pretty. Great project and the colors are amazing. I am sure the DT members are going to miss you.
~Molly

Lisa Fulmer said...

really great colors!

Cindy said...

Love these colors, and how some of the images are raised off the page.

Kitty G said...

This is beautiful.

CindiB said...

Lovely! My favorite colors - it looks so serene!

Amanda said...

Beautiful piece - I love the colors!

silvia said...

Fabulous page~ I LOVE the paint drips!!

Molly said...

nice page, love the colors.

Gina Lideros said...

this turned out so pretty Gini, great work.

Fabrizio said...

Lovely creation, I'm sure you're going to be missed in the Sakura team. X Fab

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Love the texture and layers of the colors - this is a very ephemeral feel. The touches of gold just make it shine!