Saturday, June 1, 2013

WELCOME TO THE 2CRAFTY BLOG HOP!!!




We are so thrilled to announce our first ever blog hop.
We hope you join us as we're sure you will not want to miss out on all the fun.
 
There will be so much inspiration along the way and you will also get a chance to win many fantastic prizes.
 
Here is how to play:
 
 Simply visit each of the blogs below, then leave a comment and become a follower.
 (if you are not already)
 
         {Start} 2 Crafty 
                                                                  Melinda Thompson   <--------------->
{back to} 2 Crafty 
 
 One lucky winner will win this amazing prize loaded with 2 Crafty Chipboard.
 
  Plus as an added bonus, many of our DTs will be offering  prizes along the way.
 
Here is my prize:



 
Now on to my 2Crafty Project....
 
"Baby"
 

I created this soft sweet and delicate canvas for a lovely friend of mine who has just recently had a little baby boy.  The cute "Baby" banner chipboard piece was just a perfect fit.

I primed the chipboard with Gesso and went around the edges in some baby blue ink.  Then smearing with my finger in random places some Shimmerz.  I have also added some foam thickers over the top of the inscribed "baby" letters. 


I have also used some cute butterfly chipboard which I inked (such a simple but effect way to alter chipboard) and also slightly bent it in the middle for a 3D effect.

 
And lastly I created my background of this canvas using some Hexagon shape chipboard.  I placed them onto the canvas raw, then just painted over with some Gesso until all chipboard was well covered.  Once this was dry, a couple of mists were sprayed.  Next I placed my muslin over the top for more texture and then went around the outline of the hexagons with a water coloured pencil.  Love this effect.
 
A mixture of Prima, Manor House and Kaisercraft flowers used on this canvas.
 



All you have to do is:
 
1. Make sure you are a follower of the 2 Crafty Blog and Facebook page
2. Visit each of the blogs on the blog hop list and become their followers.
(if you're not already)
3. Leave a comment on each blog along the way.
4. Leave a comment on the 2 Crafty blog for a chance to win.
5. If you share our blog hop on your Blog or Facebook page, please let us know by leaving us another comment on the 2 Crafty Blog and you will have a second chance at winning the 2 Crafty Prize.
 
International participants are welcome.
your next stop is back to the 2Crafty Blog.
Happy Hopping and thanks for visiting!!
 

44 comments:

  1. oh, such a beautiful gift for a mom :)
    thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Melinda, so in love with your style and miss you in MHC. Take care of yourself. hugs

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  3. Your canvas is so charming! Love the beautiful details!

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  4. this is so stunning!! love this canvas!!

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  5. Oh My Goodness this canvas is beautiful! I am sure your friend will love this!

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  6. perfectly perfect , loveeeeeeeeeeee your style Melinda, just stunning in every detail hugz to you x
    the link to Sarahs blog is incorrect it goes to Nicoles blog , could you change this as soon as possible gorgeous x thanks

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  7. Such a beautiful gift to cherish

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  8. Love what youve done with the muslin and nest - the recipient is so lucky...

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  9. Gorgeous canvas Min!!! such lovely detail xoxo

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  10. Stunning Mel and what a beautiful gift. Love the softness of it all, great job.

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  11. This is so beautiful...such a lovely gift! I love the softness & texture of it!

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  12. Your work is very inspirational Melinda! I'm so glad I stopped by today to take a look.

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  13. WOW! That card is just BEAUTIFUL!!

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  14. Soft and sweet, a gift any Mother would love. :)

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  15. Thanks for sharing your wonderful techniques with us, beautiful project!

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  16. Sooooooooo gorgeous!! LOVING those flowers!!

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  17. Oh what a gorgeous little canvas Min. A beautiful gift. :)

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  18. What a clever idea for a canvas...I'm sure that it is going to look wonderful in the baby's room. Thank you for sharing this idea.

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  19. Oh my gosh, this is so beautiful! LOVE that little nest with the eggs.

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  20. hopping by and wow I like what I see here and am now your newest follower ;)

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  21. First of all beautiful prize to win so thank you :D Second of all that is such a pretty layout and perfect for a baby.

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  22. This is a work of heART! I love it! And such a generous prize! Best for last, i say :P

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  23. What an incredibly beautiful card!

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  24. Hi Melinda, just "hopping" by & I must say how much I loooove this little canvas & how good do those chippies look on it. Fabulous as always. Cheers Di xo

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  25. Melinda, this canvas is amazing, what a great way to use those chippies you clever thing! Love it all :)

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  26. Beautiful project. Lovely colours.

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  27. Just stunning! Beautiful canvass. Love the chippie banner and the techniques you used. Your friend is very fortunate to have such a beautiful creation from you.

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  28. very cute canvas for a little babyboy room!

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  29. Beautiful canvas and generous prize!

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  30. Wonderful inspiration! Great piece.

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  31. This is sooooo beautiful, a really amazing and gorgeous canvas, love it!!!

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  32. Stunning canvas, love it!!! Your boys are so cute, what a fantastic header photo!!!

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  33. Gorgeous canvas - makes me want to play around and try something like that.

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