Thursday, March 22, 2012

All Things Altered Blog Hop!


Welcome to the "All Things Altered" Blog Hop! You should be coming to me from Irit's Blog. If you are lost, see the list of blogs at the end of this post to make sure you visit everyone!

You may be wondering what this Blog Hop is all about. Several weeks ago, Pam at Scrapbook Flair got in touch with me and asked if I would take part in an altered art blog hop. I was happy to play along! I love altering stuff, and I love vintage and grunge style! Anyway, Pam put together a line-up of 14 designers, all making some fun and funky altered art for you to see.

And there are PRIZES!

Simply Betty Stamps – Halloween Steampunk Stamps
Irit Shaloms Designs – Tim Holtz Christmas Stamp Set
Eillen Hull's Thoughts From My Studio: Sizzix Die (new release)
Scrapbook Flair – Grand Prize Altered Art Package, including a 10$ gift certificate from Ginger Snap Scraps and 15$ gift certificate from Oh My Crafts

Plus, some of the designers are also giving away goodies! Here is a peeky at my prize package!


Graphic 45 - Selection of 12x12 papers, The Magic of Oz 8x8 paper pad, Christmas Emporium Cling Stamps, G45 Flair Button
Hampton Art Stamps - Flourish and Bloom Clear Stamps, Butterfly Greetings and Floral Damask iCling Stamps
Want2Scrap - Spellbinders Nestibabling
7Gypsies - Gears
Maya Road - Portrait Mini Chipboard Set
Prima - Flowers
Fiskars - Stylus, Scallop Tear Edger
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Ruler

To be entered to win one of the main three prize packages:

1. Leave a comment on all the designers' blogs
2. Sign up to Follow the blogs
3. Leave a message on Scrapbook Flair Blog telling Pam you did what you were supposed to do! {grin}

To win MY prize pack, just leave a comment on this post and I will draw one winner to win!

Enough chit chat! Here is my altered project. I wanted to make a project with a sewing theme for my mom, for Mother's Day. (Mom, if you are peeking, stop it!)


I altered a 10x10 artist canvas. I painted all the edges black, then used Mod Podge to attach fabbie Graphic 45 paper (Domestic Goddess Happy Homemaker). Once I had the paper all attached, I went to town adding sewing items. (I do NOT sew, but love sewing paraphernalia!)


I covered chipboard dress forms with paper and other odds and ends. I wanted this canvas to look like a sewing project was "in session."


The chipboard was all naked, meaning I had to do something with it...as in ALTER it. {grin} I sprayed the hanger and scissors with silver mica spray.


I found some fun embellishments in the button section of the craft store. The package contained a needle, thimble, and some other items. Very fun!


Remember, leave a comment, follow the blogs, and be ready to win! Now, hop on over to Cindi's Blog!

If you get lost during the blog (so sad to get lost!), here is the list of Designers!

Pam
Pinky
Nicole
Betty
Debbie
Christine
Jess B.
Charity
Laura Evangeline
Eileen
Jennifer
Irit
Gloria  - YOU ARE HERE!
Cindi
Scrapbook Flair


Supply List:
Graphic 45 Papers:
Fashionista: Potpourri, Tags
Times Nouveau: Sitting Pretty, Bee's Knees
Domestic Goddess: Domestic Goddess, Miss Manners, Happy Homemaker
October Afternoon: The Thrift Shop 8x8
Maya Road: Chipboard large dress form, hanger, scissors
Basically Bare: Chipboard small dress form
Prima: Flower
Making Memories: Acrylic Paint Asphalt
Cosmic Shimmer: Mica Spray Silver
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur die cutting system; Nestabilities Square Swatches
Craft supply: Canvas (10x10), fabric flowers, buttons, brad, pins, string, trims
Adhesive: Plaid Mod Podge; Beacon Fabri-tac; Scotch 3M foam tape; glue

62 comments:

kristi said...

this is amazing. I have a friend that is a seamstress and may have to borrow a "page" from your book! Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen T said...

So cute Gloria, this would look very cute displayed in my sewing area of my own studio! wink wink!!

Betty Boo! said...

Beautiful canvas Gloria! Wonderful colors, so antique and stunning!

Betty

Dee in N.H. said...

So pretty!!! I just love how much there is to see as you keep looking! Your Mom is going to love it!!!

Scrapaddict said...

It's beautiful and I'm sure our Mum will love it!!!

Betty said...

wonderful idea - i need a birthday gift for a niece who is a seamstress and this is going to be the inspiration.

WoeNelly said...

Nice vintage flavor, especially with the touches of lace. Beautiful!

Pammejo said...

What a fabulous canvas, you mom is so going to love it. I love the vintage flair to all of the sewing embellishments and materials. How fabulous Thank you for being part of the All Things Altered Hop. Hugs Pammejo

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Love it, Gloria! I adore all the little details. I don't sew except on cards, but have all kinds of vintage sewing stuff in a guest bedroom. Hmm... think your mom would mind if I snatch this off her wall? Haha!

Cheers,
Susan

Lynn said...

Oh, I love the sewing theme! You are very talented! I know your mom will love it!

Nicole Doiron said...

SO beauty-FULÄ¿! I love it and am in total admiration of your creativity! I'm also already a follower! :)

Corinne said...

Great Theme, love the vintage look! New follower
Hugs

gertie said...

Im sure your mom will love it- awesome

Brenda said...

Gotta love Graphic 45! What a fabulous gift for your Mom!!! Love all the fab elements you included!

Beckie said...

Great project !! Love the sewing theme. New follower ;0)

Be blessed, Beckie
beckie_woodall@yahoo.com

Drayia said...

so many altered canvas, great theme I am sure you mom will love it.

jessica said...

This is amazing and I know your mom will love it!!!
TFS
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Dorothy C. said...

Gorgeous canvas! You and G45 were meant for each other. I'm sure your Mom will love it. Thanks for sharing.

Melita said...

This is beautiful Gloria!! Love the colors of this line.

PaulaJ said...

fabulous job! I'm sure your Mom is going to love it!

Bethany Becker said...

I love your work. Your project is amazing. Any mom would love to get something like that. I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

sleigh said...

What a great gift for mom! Some days I wish I knew how to sew... :)

MzLavr2 said...

Great project!
TFS
<3 Pam
MzLavr2sCreations@live.com

Rose said...

awesome!! your mom is going to love this :)

i always love all the little details you add to your work :)

Kelly Sas said...

I am a sewer and quilter and I wish I was your mom! I would love to have this hanging in my sewing/craft room. A project like this terrifies me, but you certainly pushed me closer into trying it! Absolutely sew-licious! Just love all the details with the needle and thread etc. Ok, I'll stop, but I do love it sew!
Thanks for the amazing give-away you are doing also! I am now a follower through google, but under the name buckskinbelle.

Tracy said...

This is gorgeous. I do enjoy sewing.
I think your mom will love this.
I think I need one for my sewing room...oh wait I need a sewing room first ;)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Your mom is going to love this. Great project. Thanks for sharing.

Nicole said...

Haha I don't sew either! This is SEW COOL! I'm sure your Mom will be thrilled.

Jennifer Ashley DeGough said...

I absolutely adore this project. It reminds me of sewing with my grandma. :)

Lissame said...

love the canvas it is a great piece thanks for sharing

Bhawana said...

thats fabulous project... your mom would be feeling very proud of getting that from her lovig daughter. Great. Your new follower and would want to win ur candy :).

CindiB said...

Such a fun canvas - I love all the little details you included :0)

Donna Nuce said...

This project is so cute. Love your stuff.

Shelley said...

I am so glad I found your blog. I love your style and will be checking out other posts you have shared with us. A new follower!! Shelley
shelldian@hotmail.com

Rosa said...

Beautiful canvas

Imogene said...

Oh my, I love it!!! beautiful!!!
am a new follower
imogenelynn@wmconnect.com
sweetlilcricut.blogspot.com

Katrina said...

I love, love, your textures here. The vintage-inspired notions capture the creative process each fabric crafter goes through. I'm sure your mom will adore it.

Scrapfaire said...

That canvas is great! LOVE the dressforms!
Woot to sewing projects!!

Sara said...

I love your altered canvas! The sewing theme and goodies that you have added are awesome! Your mother will LOVE it and cherish it forever! Beautiful! Hugs and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy Creating! Sara

Jess B. said...

canvas is FABULOSO! Love everything about it. You are an inspiration! TFS. Follow follow following :o)

Jen D. said...

What a fun project. I love all the vintage product out these day. This is beautiful.

Anita Braddock said...

Wow how Amazing is this love the Idea with the news print and the Dress forms and everything is great thanks for sharing.
abbraddock@msn.com

Michele from MS said...

What an awesome project Gloria! Hmmm wonder what I could do with a canvas?? So many ideas, so little time lol. Love the newspaper background and all the little embellishments just really set the tone of the whole idea! TFS Follower #732- msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

Barbara Rankin said...

Oh my goodness, Gloria. This is just beautiful. I've been pondering the idea of altering a canvas myself. Now I'm truly inspired to try my hand at it. Thanks so much for sharing, and the inspiration.

Lyneen said...

Love your altered canvas... this is fabulous!!!! love all the details, just love Graphic 45 papers! Thanks for sharing, this has been a great hop! I am now following you!

Loris said...

I love the example of building up all those layers on a canvas. Thanks for the inspiration.

Amberly said...

This made me think of my grandma the Awesome Seamstress who taught me to sew. I need to make something like this above my sewing corner :) Thanks for being part of Pam's blog hop. I'm loving finding all these new creative ladies to follow.
Laurel & Amberly

The Crafty Dream said...

WOW WOW WOW~~~ LOVE IT

Thank u
I am yoru new follower
Gaby B
mgb2000@gmail.com

cema1cema said...

This is so very cool!! Christina

silvia said...

Great altered canvas!! LOVE the sewing theme!!

Loris said...

Coming back around... You got me started with this blog hop. Like a good girl I went back to te start to follow around to everyone. So many amazing ideas. Thanks.

Carol said...

Such a beautiful canvas...love the theme...and the colors...
Off to check out the other blogs...

Eileen Hull said...

I love your cool vintage color combo Gloria. So cool- and the background is great too.

Kathy said...

Oooh...your mom will surely love this! "Two thumbs up!" Gloria!!

Irit Shalom said...

So adorable- as always! Love the colors and the textures and everything!
BTW- if I am lucky- I do have USA addy (my one and only sister is American)

Ladydoc said...

Your Mom is going to love this! Love the colors.

KathyJo said...

Your work is amazing! I love it all. I have never tried mica spray. Is it much different from Perfect pearls mist or glimmer mist? I am your newest follower and can hardly wait to see what you create next.
KathyJo
http://skrappindiva.blogspot.com
skrappindiva29 at hotmail dot com

Scrappin' Sista said...

Amazing! Great job! Your elements fit so well together. TFS! Scrappy hugs!

Christel
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

I've just recently started altering canvases...it's so much fun and addicting LOL Your Canvas is fabulous!

Jacqueline said...

I love this project! You always do such beautiful work.

Jeyatha said...

Love your work.. I always followed you through G45..

Orange Cat said...

I love your work! I see you on G45 but have neglected to follow your blog..... until now! :)