Friday, March 29, 2013

Scrapping Everyday Miracles HOP into Spring Blog Hop

MARCH 29th - 31st

Hi SEM Blog Hoppers! Christy here...and I'm super excited to be part of this 
 Hop into Spring Blog Hop !

The project I created to share with you this weekend is an Art Journal page.
For me Spring means rebirth, the flowers are popping up again, color is spreading all around. What once was dull and drab is full of promise and new beginnings.
 Here is one closeup of the page. I used a Gelli Print as my base on watercolor paper.
The flowers were cut from a piece of Japanese Washi paper that I had been hoarding for a long time. They were highlighted with a white gel pen to pop more.
Black acrylic paint made the stems  with more white gel pen on top.
Another closeup:
Small letter stickers used for my quote, then outlined with a charcoal pencil & smudged so they weren't so white on the page. 

What do you love most about Spring? For me it means warmer temperatures are on the way. I intensely dislike winter, it tends to be cold, rainy and grey. When the first buds pop up and the trees begin to show color again. It makes my heart happy.

Where do you live? Waxhaw,NC
Literally spitting distance from Charlotte but enough out of the way that we are still a small community based town. Birthplace to both Andrew Jackson and James Polk it has a unique place in political history. Close to the Nascar Hall of Hame brings another bit of cultural history to us.

I genuinely appreciate you visiting my blog today and I'm offering a small prize to say Thank You. Just leave a comment for me on this post and I'll randomly choose a winner from all the comments left by Sunday, March 31st at 12:00am. 
The winner will be announced on Saturday, April 6th.

2 small sets of Prima clear stamps (Rondelle & love) as well as 2 packs of tiny alpha stickers by Kaisercraft and American crafts (each pack has 2 different alpha colors and over 1500 letters & numbers)
And don't forget that on the SEM Blog, we're going to choose a Grand Prize winner from a randomly chosen Design Team member's comments! Winner to be announced Saturday, April 6th.

If you've missed any stops along the way make sure you go back and comment for your chance to win...have fun hopping!

                                 Christy   you are here>>>>>now go 
here>>>  Elizabeth

Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY HOPPING!


Buffy Burnside said...

Oh wow I love the colors you used and the flowers are so pretty! Have a wonderful day!

Patricia said...

Such pretty colors and a really gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing it!

Helen Gullett said...

This is one beautiful art! So lovely. Love the quote, too!
And... Christy, you live in Waxhaw, NC?! We have to meet up someday!!

Unknown said...

Great art journal page - love the promise of spring bringing calmness and peace - I so need that!!

Tracey Gregory said...

I so love this,you have a gift with journal pages-so happy you have joined us and look forward to your gorgeous work!

Unknown said...

OOHHH I am loving the colours! How vibrant and deep and special!

Roberta; mother of 4, GiGi to 1 said...

What a beautiful piece! All the mutimedia, all the details! WOW! I love the tiny font stickers! I'm in Boone, NC!

Cara G said...

Love this page Christy...those blues & greens are just gorgeous! So glad to have you on our team this term!

Karen Letchworth said...

Great job, Christy! I love it. Thanks for sharing, and for a great blog hop and chance to win some amazing goodies. I'm a big fan of SEM and love playing along. Best wishes to the new DT members.

Cheri said...

What a beautiful journal page! I never used japanese washi paper,,,will be googling that when I am done here! lol Great colors also! Thanks for a kchance to win and hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Carla said...

I love the colors on your art journal they just scream spring. Thanks for sharing.

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blsd2scrp said...

I love your work and am super excited to be working with you at SEM! hugs my friend!

MJ's Kraze said...

Love it. Thanks for sharing.

sooofullofcraft said...

Loving this! It moves me to imagine walking in THAT garden, not many pieces do this. I love the colors too. Great work on the flowers! Lovely quote/sentiment. God bless!

sooofullofcraft said...

Hi Christy! I'm so excited to have won the blog hop. How shall I give you my info? God Bless.

Unknown said...

Sooofullofcraft....if you can send me your mailing address to I will get your package out right away .