Friday, 1 July 2011

Young Crafters Unite! Favourite Things


Morning Bloggers!

Welcome to the Young Crafters Unite Blog Hop! You've probably arrived here via Mary McCarthy's blog! I hope you're enjoying looking at everyone's entries as much as we all enjoyed participating in this mega blog hop! Be sure to leave comments on all blogs because there are prizes to be won! Randomly selected commenters will have the opportunity to win a $20 from Simon Says Stamp or their choice of stamp set from Paper Smooches or their choice of stamp set from Lawn Fawn!

I'm 28 years old, so I don't consider myself young anymore, but I do feel "young" in the crafting industry. I started my blog a couple of months ago and began posting my work on more public forums. It is wonderful to share ideas and learn new tips and techniques from so many talented crafters. To be a part of the crafting community makes me so very happy, and it feels good to be truly appreciated by peers. Special thanks goes to Britta and Marie for organising this blog hop!

My all time favourite crafting "thing" has got to be Distress Inks. They come in delicious colours, and I end up using them on every single project that I create. If you own some Distress Inks, I would suggest investing at least one Distress Ink tool and a Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet as well. I can't imagine crafting without them, as they are part of my essential tool kit.

On with my project! A couple of months ago I had bought a thimble display rack from a thrift store across the road from where I work. I have a much larger one too, but I wanted to make something that I could finish in just one sitting. I cleaned and then gesso'd the rack first and let it dry. I them went over the entire rack with Pitch Black Dabber paint. Here's a before picture:




And here's my completed project:


I used Wow Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Powder to emboss the butterflies and then I inked them up with Distress Inks. I added some Tim Holtz Ideaology goodies and a metal label holder from my staff. I glued everything on with Claudine Helmuth Matte Medium.

Here are some of my favourite projects that I created:


Do keep leaving comment love on the other blogs as well for a chance to win some awesome prizes from Young Crafts Unite! Also, If you leave a comment here and subscribe to my blog, your name will be entered into a separate draw, and one lucky person will win a $20 gift voucher from  Simon Says Stamp! Last date to enter into the draw is Monday June 4th 11.59pm BST. I will pick a winner and announce the winner on the 6th! Good luck everyone :)

If you stumbled across my page and want to participate, the blog hop begins with Marie!


Edit** Also, here's one of my favourite musicians singing "My Favourite Things"


Keep smiling and have a great weekend everyone! Thanks for stopping by x

Onward to Ujjwal's blog!

65 comments:

  1. Wow, this is such an amazing project! I love all of the different colors of butterflies against that dark brown/black backdrop =) Thank you so much for joining our bloghop!

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  2. I LOVE this project!! I also made an altered project for the hop ;).

    I should also tell you that your let's celebrate cards is one of my ALL TIME FAVES!!

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  3. I love altered projects and what you have created is super awesome!..the colorful butterflies just add to the beauty!.

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  4. I am not sure how to subscribe to your blog, instead I have become a follower!

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  5. great project and awesome candy. It's great meeting new folks. :D Thank you much!

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  6. nicely done. butterfly are awesome!

    scraptaculardesigns.blogspot.com

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  7. I love how you repurposed that thimble rack. I like so many of your projects, I became a follower!

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  8. Dirt on distress inks! Your project is amazing!

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  9. So many butterflies... I just loved them and what a great altered project... Really beautiful..TFS..!!

    Hugs,
    Khush

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  10. Hey Tania (that's my sister's name, same spelling and everything!), I chose distressing, too!!! I love, love, LOVE your project :) TFS!

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  11. This is an awesome project! Thanks for sharing--and for the additional giveaway! It's very generous!

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  12. Neat house and butterflies!

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  13. What a really cool project!! What a great idea!
    Kim Marie

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  14. Beautiful project, I love butterflies!

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  15. What a great idea and I love the pops of color against the black.

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  16. What a great project! What a transformation... great job!

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  17. I follow your blog now. NICE project. I NEED ONE!

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  18. I love what you did with the display rack:) It looks great! I bet you had fun. TFS! I am on the hop too. You can check out my project if you want. I am # 58:)
    ~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

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  19. nice project! (and 28 IS still young :))

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  20. Very nice project! So unique!!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Blessings,
    Bunny
    http://bunnyrunswithscissors.blogspot.com/
    http://www.ajillianvancedesign.com/

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  21. cool project. I really loved the butterflies...

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  22. Love how you repurposed this.

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  23. great idea. thanks for sharing!

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  24. Wow the thimble display rack looks awesome and love how you did the butterflies inside. Thanks for sharing

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  25. Wow! What a wonderful project:) Amazing! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

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  26. Your shadowbox is awesome! I love all those colorful butterflies in the different compartments!

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  27. This is such a fabulous project! Great job!

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  28. What a cool project! I love altered art and I've always wanted to try it. The difference between the before and after is just amazing. You've given that piece new life.

    I just became a follower both here and on Pintrest. I like your style! ;o)

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  29. Tania this is gorgeous! I love the black with those brigh colored butterlies, so pretty :) Oh and I'm a new follower too!!

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  30. Now that is truly altered! Pretty :)

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  31. wow, your projects are awesome! love them all! :)

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  32. just became a follower of your blog too! :)

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  33. Such awesome stuff you've created! The shadow box turned out pretty fabulous! :)

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  34. hie ...new folllower here...lovely project

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  35. very personalised - love homemade items

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  36. Gorgeous project Tania. Thanks for pinning me. How do you pin from my Blog??? I am still lost in pinning my images. Pinterest is overwhelming:))

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  37. What an awesome project! Love the dark colorwith the pretty butterlies!

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  38. Fantastic project! It turned out beautifully. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  39. WOW!! Your project is amazing. Great Job

    Ruby
    raleman_2000 at yahoo dot com
    http://handcraftedsimplybyus.blogspot.com

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  40. I love what you did with the thimble house, it's so very cool! ... and 28 is young! Love your art!

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  41. Hi Tania,
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment:) I stopped yesterday and left you a message and also became a follower;) I just love your butterfly "House" http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

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  42. Hi there! What a great project! I love stuff like this. Those butterflies are really cool. I'm just NOW placing and order for some distress ink and tools. I figure it's high time I get on that wagon! Can't believe I haven't tried these techniques yet. Thanks for the inspiration. I am a new follower. :0) Thanks also for the chance to win! That rocks!

    Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!


    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

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  43. What an amazing creation! Wow!

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  44. Wow, what a change! Thank you for sharing your creation.

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  45. super cool project!! Great job!

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  46. That is a great project and I me and my hubby like that musician too, she has a beautiful voice.

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  47. What a nice butterfly shadowbox. Tim really gets your creative juices flowing.

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  48. THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE the way that the shadow box turned out!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK and THANKS for the extra chance to win!! =)

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  49. Oh wow! This looks amazing! I love the wings and the little butterflies :)

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  50. Wow! Wonderful project! :) TFS.
    -Elaine Uhl
    http://createNstamp.blogspot.com/

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  51. Love the project! Thanks for sharing all the details

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  52. Super cute project! I definitely love how you took this awesome piece and made it into something that's your own. The bright colors make me happy. Thank you so much for joining us on the Young Crafters Unite blog hop!

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  53. Very nice. Beautiful colors.

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  54. Wow what a transformation! I became a follower of your blog.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  55. Tania, this project turned out so beautifully. What a great way to use this piece. And I really love your "These pretzels are making me thirsty" project, too! :-)

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