Friday, March 22, 2013

All Things Altered Spring Blog Hop - March 22-23

Today we are celebrating our All Things Altered Spring Blog Hop with a line up of some fabulous designers. They are also very creative and I can't thank them enough for making our Altered Hops so successful.  I hope you go each of there blogs, leave them a bit of love, become a new follower, since I know that they have worked very hard to create unique, clever and one of a kind projects for you to see today and maybe to inspire you to look for something fabulous to alter. Here is the line up just in case you get lost always come back here to find your way down our blogging trail....

1. Pam - http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/
2. Pinky- http://www.blueyecicle.blogspot.com
3. Debbie- http://studiobeecreations.blogspot.com/
Here is a fun bunny that I altered, I bought him last year on the clearance rack at Hobby Lobby for a few dollars. He was painted in ivory with absolutely no life in him, so I had to give him a little crafty spirit that would shout "Hello Spring".

The first thing I did was get my Quick Dry Glue and a box of Tim Holtz Tissue Paper. I tore small pieces of paper and glued them into place. (You can use ModPodge if you perfer) HINT: Remember to spread out in thin coats or it will become lumpy.
Once I knew the glue was good and dry, dry being the most important part, I proceed inking it up with my Tim Holtz Distress Inks along with my blending tool. I inked and inked and inked until I got the colors that I wanted onto the paper. Set it aside and give it time to penetrate the papers or you will be wearing it on your hands.
I gave my bunny a fabulous color made from 2 x 2 squares that I rolled and glued on to the top of a doily that I had inked, cut in half and placed on to the bunny body. I can't take credit for the rolled collar since I just seen a friend make them at a crop we went to together. Thanks Melissa for inspiring my collar. Every altered project should have a bit of metal and ribbon don't you think.
 Here is a closer look at the collar so you can see the great dimension in the layering.
 I fussy cut the flowers from a sheet of Basic Grey Out of Print Collection and the bunnies eye is made from layered metals.
 Here is funny little cotton tail made from and inked a crunched up doily along with more metals, fussy cut flowers and bling
I place him over a window in my studio. You can't see it but the window actually sets on a bench that is on top of a farm table. He looks fabulous along with a bit of my other fun altered projects. Again I hope you will hop on over the very talented and creative Pinky's Much ADo About Nothing Blog. Make sure to leave a comment, away to reach you and become followers of each blog because I am giving away a  "Surprise Basket" full of Springtime Goodness. Hugs Pammejo

82 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this bunny!! Too stinkin cute ~ great job Pam!

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  2. Love the bunny! It's so nice to be able to make something wonderful from something very ordinary. You have a real talent for doing this!

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  3. This is just adorable!!! I love the Tissue Paper technique...your Easter home decor is awesome! Great job, Pam!

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  4. AWESOME bunny!! LOVE your Easter display!

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  5. I love what you did with the collar. I never would have thought of that!

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  6. This bunny rabbit is absolutely adorable!!Thank you for inviting me to this beautiful hop!!
    Happy Hopping,
    Karen

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  7. Beautiful! Wonderful techniques, thanks!

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  8. What a beautiful blog hop, Pam!! I tried to comment on all of the blogs, but . Pinky- http://www.blueyecicle.blogspot.com didn't have a comment link...
    You have some incredible designers on your hop and again thank you for inviting me along.
    Karen

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  9. oh my goodness, what a cute idea! I've seen stuff like that in stores but have always passed them by. hmmm, I'll have to change that way of thinking. Thanks for the peak.

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  10. I love the rolled paper ruff! So cool. And what a lot of work you put into that! I still love your Eater letters!!!

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  11. Awesome Easter decor. i love how you made the cones. i need to try out this technique on some projects!

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  12. This rabbit is so fun! Thanks for sharing! =)

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  13. I just love this little vintage rabbit! the rolled paper collar is amazing!!

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  14. Just finished the hop and oh my goodness, so many spectacular projects! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  15. Love your altered bunny!

    Robin
    http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/

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  16. Beutiful bunny! :)

    Hugs,
    True :D

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  17. I love your bunny! Very cool, especially over the fab Easter letters.

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  18. Me, again. Just heading back from Jennifer's blog after finishing the hop. Great fun! So much inspiration. Thanks for a great hop, Pam!

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  19. Oh I love this little guy! Thanks for hosting such a fabulous hop! ...and Basic Grey Out of Print is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE lines... Your bunny has a great life to him now!

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  20. Just finished your hop! Such a talented group of ladies and so many creations filled with amazing inspiration. A lot of them I already followed and I starting following the rest as I do want to see what creations are waiting to be shared. Pam you did a great job in hosting this hop and I look forward to the future hops. Thank you for inviting me on this wonderful creative journey.

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  21. Such fun project:) Loved the colour - thank you for sharing!

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  22. Oh my, I'm so blown away with all the amazing alterations. Thank you, I feel so inspired and I now have an idea of how to incorprate bottle caps, metal wire and TP-rolls in my projects. Not to mention how to recycle canvas frames:)

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  23. Totally awesome upcycled/altered household useable project! I LOVE it!

    kconner1961@yahoo.com

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  24. Oh my these projects are all so gorgeous! Each one has such charm and I love the colors and vintage feel!

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  25. Beautiful bunny! especially luv the collar and cottontail details.

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  26. awesome project, thankyou for sharing

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  27. that bunny brought and instant smile to my face, thanks for sharing the love of the industry and for bringing a great team of designers for inspiration

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  28. now I have come to end of the hop and feel so inspired.

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  29. FABULOUS!!! That's all I can say really. Just stunning.
    ~Deb~
    CDAC DT Member
    A Look Through My Eyes

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  30. Love your bunny and all the details. His collar is so fun, and love the cute cotton tail you made for him. What a lucky bunny to be prettied up so nicely. TFS. Fabulous hop and tons of inspiration here.

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  31. What a fun project. Thank you
    for sharing. I am thoroughly
    enjoying the hop.

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  32. He LOOKS SO GOOD! Love that Guy!!

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  33. This is a wonderful project to have made. I just love the blend of colours.
    annamieke@live.com

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  34. LOVE the bunny! What a great idea!!

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  35. LOVE LOVE LOVE your bunny!

    WHat an amazing blog hop!!!! Great artists, wonderful talent, AWESOME projects!!! Thanks!!!

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  36. So cute! Not sure I would of thought about using the tissue paper but it turned out great

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  37. Love the bunny and the colors

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  38. Love the bunny project...great colours!

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  39. This bunny is so unique and I love all the details and work you put into it...kinda a little bit of everything nice! Thanks for your tutorial.. I really enjoyed reading it. Thanks for a chance to win a G45 Surprize package!

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  40. What a super project, love the colors & the details. Thank you so much for creating and sharing it.
    ~C8> Ratty Hugs
    Tuckerderatt@yahoo.com

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  41. Love the rabbit. He looks good laying on top of the window.

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  42. Just finished the blog hop. Makes me want to get busy and start doing some projects that I can alter. Have to go get some canvases.

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  43. Hi just got back from doing the blog hop..so many great ideas.. I already posted here but then noticed I didn't leave you my email address, so: it's: b_whatever60@hotmail.com
    Thank you so much again for the Spring Blog hop and a chance to win a great prize!

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  44. I just love bunnies and yours is such fun!!

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  45. Back again now that I am a follower of 12 talented artists. Thank you for the hop!!

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  46. Your bunny is fabulous!! And I too love the collar, your friend had an awesome idea. Also love the little Easter tableaux you've created!

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  47. I love what you did with the bunny! Isn't it amazing how a little TLC can turn drab to dazzling? I went "drab hunting" tonight and got some goodies that are calling my name but I wanted to come and see what you ladies were all up to! Thanks for sharing your adorable bunny!

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  48. So cute! What a great idea to bring something hum-drum back to life!

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  49. I am so sad! I tried for almost 30 minutes to leave a comment on Jennifer's blog but I kept getting a mesage that it was not responding. I tried numerous times to follow her and comment to no avail! :-(( Please let her know that I love her altered notebook and wanted to tell her myself! Thanks for the fun hop!!!!

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  50. WOW!! What an Awesome Bunny!! Great work,beautiful colors too! Thanks for the inspiration!! "Happy Spring" :)

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  51. Oh what a cute bunny! Love it!

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  52. I love the fun collar on this sweet bunny! Your spring vignette is lovely, too!

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  53. Love the rabbit especially his 'ruffed' collar

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  54. Cute bunny love the look, and the inspiration.

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  55. Absolutely love your bunny, the colors and details are gorgeous!

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  56. That bunny looks great on the window. Great job on Mr. Hoppy!

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  57. Just finished the hop. Had a great time and joined everyone on GF. I want to thank you for the blog. The designers were great and the tutorials were very well done. I learned a lot.

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  58. Great work!!! I am now into altering things. I have done it before, but now am doing it more!! Great bunny an love the TH tape on it!!

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  59. Pam I love love love your bunny ♥

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  60. So cute. Thank you for sharing!!

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  61. So happy! I love your bunny...esp the steampunky tail...that made me smile!

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  62. This it soo pretty love the originality of this bunny. TFS

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