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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Love From Lizi Summer Blog Hop

Hello Everyone! I have the pleasure of being part of a Blog Hop for a new to me shop called Love From Lizi. This is a UK shop and they sell a variety of crafty supplies from paper to Nuvo Drops as well as a monthly card kit. A big thank you to them for having me on the hop!

You should have arrived here from Alicia and I'll give details of who is next at the bottom of this post. This hop is part of a GIVEAWAY where Love From Lizi is giving a free card kit or £20 to spend in the shop, so please leave a comment on this and all the blog posts in the hop by 25th June to be in with a chance!

I had one of the mini packs with some super cute patterned paper and decided to do something different with it and came up with an art piece.



I picked out some of the patterened papers - cute hedgehogs! - and did something I've never done before, I tore it up. Yep, tore it right up. It was cathartic and also scary. I love my patterned paper, but have never treated it so meanly! I laid the pieces in the order I wanted and then I put some Tombow Liquid Glue onto a large sheet of watercolour card and stuck them in place before spritzing them with some Distress Spray Stain in Picket Fence that a friend kindly sent me. Be careful with this stuff, as my craft mat is now spritzed - cover your surfaces well!!



I left it to dry overnight and in the morning noticed it hadn't all stuck down, which I rather liked the effect of. I then got my Paper Artsy Eclectica stamp set with the hedgehogs (matched the patterned paper you see!) and stamped on top with Archival Ink. I had a notion to colour it in, but in the end decided to let the paper come through.

I cut it down to size to fit into my frame and decided it needed some washi tape on the bottom and top for added interest.

Here is a list of the supplies used on this card. I have signed up to affiliate links on some products. If you purchase any item after clicking on an affiliate link, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps in a small way to support the running of my blog and is very much appreciated, thank you! 


 
Here's a bit of an artsy shot of it in my garden - let yourself grow after all.



Thank you so much for joining me today, it's been fun doing something different. Hop on over to Laura now to see what she's come up with.

Don't forget to leave a comment on this post and all the others in the hop to be in with a chance to win a card kit or £20 to spend in the shop :)

34 comments:

Catherine McAteer said...

Nice card!

Angie Wylie said...

It pays to think outside the box! I like your shadowbox--have to try it out.

Angie Wylie said...

Love your shadowbox! Have to try it!

Sandy Pellecchia said...

Hi Ruth, I just came from Alicia’s page on the Love From Lizi summer blog hop. I love your creation; especially how you framed your card. It looks great! You got wonderful dimension with the pieces of patterned paper. The washi makes it all tie together especially with the color! And I love the technique where you stamp once and each piece of patterned paper gets its own impression to create an overall image. Great work… thanks for sharing!!!

frale1987 said...

What a great different way to use paper, it just proves that you don't always have to make cards! Thanks for sharing!

Alicia Havranek said...

Ruth this is a fantastic project! I get so used to making cards and seeing cards, that when a project comes around like this it is extra special. Great job! :) -Alicia

Marianne said...

What a super fun project, Ruth. Love the artsy look. Hope the papers didn't scream out loud when you tore them up lol.
Marianne x

Nancy Berkery said...

What a great idea. Thank you.

Cara said...

Great arty piece, get you tearing up paper! Love those hedgehogs x

Yvonne Morentin said...

very creative

Peggy Mallon said...

Love the Forest Friends! Believe it or not, I have the stamps, too, but never thought to use them as you did. Thanks!

Peggy Mallon said...

Great cards, especially love the hedgehog!

Carrie Slama said...

Would not have thought to try this. Great inspiration

Lyn Turner said...

Great to see something different ��

Lyn Turner said...

Great to see something different 😊

Crafty not Shifty said...

Oh Ruth you do make me smile, I am right there with you on the emotional rollercoaster that is torn paper edges! Way to go being a rebel, it paid off and your piece is beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us on the hop. I hope you had fun

Lesley Oman said...

Beautiful work. It's always lovely to create something that will go in your home x

cantsitstill said...

Nice card! I think being mean with paper is not a bad idea. 👍

Lady L Is Da Bomb said...

That's so different I have never seen that before that's looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing
From Lisa Matthews

Tania Nogle said...

Love the way you are thinking outside the box, I would think the same way after finding some of the paper hadn't stuck down. Great job!!!

carrie K said...

Kudos to you , I can't bring myself to tear my paper! You did a great job and love the way you framed it :)

Aileen Ryan said...

Nice card....oooops its not a card. Some people will do anything to win a prize lol . Love what you've done here Ruth and a blog hop at that too. Off to see what the others have done, love those wee little hedgehogs

Michelle Short said...

This is fabulous Ruth, I love that the paper isn't completely stuck down and that you have stamped over the different pieces xx

Jeanne Thompson said...

I love your technique, it's new to me. thanks for sharing!!

VNARN said...

Such a cute idea.

Stitcher Jane said...

What a brilliant idea. Love the end result. Thank you for sharing.

MakeYourLifeColourful said...

Wonderful project, love all the layers!

Lisa Tilson said...

It's very arty and came out really well. You made a good decision not to colour the images so that you can see the paper better, looks really good and a nice little memento to put on the wall too! The images also really suit the overall design ❤. Bravo!

Denise said...

Great project! Thanks, Denise

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your framed artwork is gorgeous! I love how you made it - such a creative idea! Thank you for inspiring!

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful works, thanks for sharing Cheera Sue N x

cassie said...

Love this! It's nice to see an alternative to a card. Beautiful work

Zareeda Sardar said...

so artistic and creative Ruth xx

Maureen Peterson said...

Beautiful :)

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