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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Reverse Confetti Summer Fun Blog Hop

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I am SO excited to be sharing my first post as an official member of the Reverse Confetti Design Team with you today! Summer Fun + ABC (anything but a card) is the theme of the hop, and I've got a couple of cute ABC projects to share with you, so let's get moving! 

Speaking of moving, you may have arrived here from Kathy's blog and you'll want to hop along to Amy's blog when you've finished up here. Or, if you want to start at the tippy top of the hop, go to the Reverse Confetti Blog.

This is my version of shaker meets embroidery hoop using a sentiment from My World, that cutie pie alligator from Later Alligator and bright shiny sunshine from Weather It Together.

I started by watercoloring my background using Zig Clean Color Markers and then stamped and embossed the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear embossing powder. Both the sun and alligator were also colored with Zig Clean Color Markers and trimmed using their coordinating dies (links to all RC products are at the bottom of the post). I really wanted it to look like he was wading in the ocean, so I colored a scrap of vellum with the same markers and trimmed it to look like lapping waves. 

Now comes the fun part - the shaker! I used a large circle die to trim a piece of acetate to fit over the front of the hoop, adhering it very carefully with just enough, but not too much, Glossy Accents. Once it was dry, I flipped it over, sprinkled in my shaker mix and adhered my scene to the back of the hoop.

My second ABC project uses a sweet little chalkboard easel combined with a sentiment from Posted Note Sentiments I and Confetti Cuts - Weather It Together and Globe. I realize this is a little back-to-school in nature, but let's face it, we're all thinking about going back to school (or for me, work) at this point of the summer; some of us happy about shoo'ing those kiddos out the door and some of us whimpering as we head out the door.

I used the negative cut from the Confetti Cuts Globe base and filled it in with a white colored pencil directly on the chalkboard. I love how it turned out and looks so chalkboard real! I couldn't resist portraying the globe as the iconic teacher's apple and this perfect sentiment to go with it. To make the apple, I white embossed the sentiment on watercolor paper, randomly brushed Zig Clean Color Markers on top and then blended my colors together with an aqua-brush. I finished off my apple with a hand cut stem from cork and green felt leaf. Finally, I added mini cork hearts cut with Confetti Cuts - Weather It Together

Now for the fun part - how you can win somethin' real nice! How about a gift certificate? Leave a comment at each stop along the hop for a chance to win a $15 Reverse Confetti gift certificate. Thanks for stopping by today and remember to hop along to Amy's blog next, I'm sure she's got some great eye candy for you!
~Amy


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38 comments:

~amy~ said...

AMY!!!!!!!!!! A Hoop Shaker?!!!!!!!! You're a crafting GENIUS!!!!! I absolutely ADORE hoop projects and this one ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!! You're rockin' the RC....the chalkboard project...using the negative cut to do the base...LOVE LOVE LOVE

Rae Barthel said...

fantastic projects Amy, love them both!!!! looking forward to seeing more of your RC crew designs! ;)

jan metcalf said...

Love the chalkboard look!

I Card Everyone said...

What's in a name? amy T. is the Queen of hoops, you've caught the genius bug! I love this, Amy... you've done marvels with your first official RC post!
=] Michele

Zarah said...

I am speechless with how AMAZING that shaker is! The card is super pretty too, love how clean it is and how eyecatching! :D

Lisa H. said...

I knew you'd blow us away! that hoop gator project is Adorbs and your circle made into an apple.....awesome!

Celeste Goff said...

Amy, you projects are beyond awesome! I love the creative way you created a shaker card and that easel is too cool!

Jackie Pedro said...

Congratulations, Amy! Your projects are great. Love the chalkboard card. So clever!

Kathy said...

Super cute projects! I love that both can be displayed, by hanging or on an easel. So colorful, too. :)

Linda Jamme said...

I really like the fonts that are used in the stamps and dies. They are so whimsical! For sure I will need that alligator stamp and die set.

cm said...

A set of fabulous projects! The hoop project is the highlight for me: love it!
~c

Christine said...

Love the way you use the embroidery hoop as a shaker...so clever! You have given me yet another reason to want the globe die cuts!

Amy Sheffer said...

Fantastic projects, Amy! I love the shaker hoop absolutely to pieces, and the chalkboard-apple-globe-easel is pure creative genius!

Angie Tieman said...

Great projects! LOVE the globe/chalkboard/easel one, perfect for the teacher that I am! :)

Marisa said...

Such a great shaker and adore the chalk outline for the globe!

Cynthia Daugherty said...

a "cutie pie" shaker hoop!

Sandra Colebank said...

Super cute.

irisesther54 said...

Very nice projects. I love that alligator.

Vicki said...

The vellum waves are genius. Love those shaker cards!

Brithzi said...

Fantastic projects! Love the hoop shaker.

KayM said...

Both of your projects are adorable Amy, but that little Alligator shaker embroidery thingy is beyond cute!! The water is fantastic!!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

The hoop shaker is so cool! What a neat idea! Love it!

Sue McW said...

Great projects. I love the gator shaker embroidery hoop. It is so clever,

Kathy Wright said...

Super cute!

Kristine McGee said...

Love your cards

Kristine McGee said...

Love your cards

BeverlyBL said...

What cute decorator pieces. Love the scene you created and how you can see the little alligator feet "under water". Such a clever touch, in addition to the whole clever hoop/shaker idea. And your easel is precious. Great job! Thanks so much.

CraftyPaws said...

Super adorable! I especially love the colored vellum waves. So creative and cute! tfs hugs, Kristina

D.Ann C said...

I really love that fun shaker and the vellum is perf!

Jen said...

I'm loving the hoop shaker! Immensely creative, and the globe turned out fab as well.

2amscrapper said...

such clever projects--love the hoop shaker!

Tracie Pond said...

Wow, Amy!!! From someone who used to cross-stitch, I am loving your shaker within the embroidery hoop.

Patty said...

WHAT!! Embroidery Hoop Shaker!! I just gave all of my hoops away recently! How freaking creative is that!! Love it!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the embroidery hoop. Clever idea and will be a fun decoration.
thanks for sharing.

Indy said...

These are so cute! LOVE the gator shaker in the hoop!

Annie Rose said...

I love crafting with hoops.. this is amazing! And your chalk! So stunning. :)

Larissa Heskett said...

Simply AMAZING!! =) LOVING LOVING LOVING your projects!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Kim Faucher said...

Amazing project!!! I need to do this !! And a shaker, too!! Adorable

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