Friday, July 1, 2011

color wash sprayed frame and a blog hop.

Welcome to the Unofficial CropChocolate.com Blog Hop
This begins at 10am (mountain time!!) on Friday, July 1 and goes for 2 days.
Lots of blog candy to be given away so make sure you carefully read the end of this post. :)

If you don't know what CropChocolate.com is, it's an online, deal-at-a-time site where you can store your purchases until you're ready to check out!  If you haven't checked it out, click here and see for yourself how great it is. 
I also work as the buyer for them, so I MAY be a little biased. :)


I recently have become addicted to Tim Holtz distressing stuff.  Ink pads, and now Color Wash spray.  I'm new to all of these techniques so it's been way fun to play with this stuff! 

I found the Color Wash spray in my LSS and I had to try it out.  I fell in love with the color.  It's the first one of the Color Wash sprays that I've used but trust me - there's MANY more to come!  I had a wooden frame that I'd bought from Michael's (for $1!!) and this is what came from it: 

 I took a white pc of cardstock, cut to fit the frame and sprayed the template (see below) onto the paper.  Once dry, I mod podged the paper down to the frame, and used an exacto knife to cut the heart out.  I then covered the edges with some random paper strips that I had here at home, and then mod podged them down as well.  Added the studs and ribbon - ta da!  A cute {SIMPLE} frame great for your own use or as a gift!

Here are the products that I used to create the frame.  The little silver studs are put on using the heating tool from Tulip.  Runs about $14 @ JoAnn's..even cheaper if you use your coupon.  The studs are about the same price for the big container of them. 

And now for the hop... 
If you just stumbled upon my blog, please go to Wildflower - Jasmine's blog to start hopping.

Also...if you leave a comment here saying that you are now a follower of my blog, I will put your name into a random drawing to win your very own frame with your own favorite colors. :)  Winner will be announced Tuesday.

After you've posted your comment and are following me, please go to pamcake's blog and continue hopping from there! 

Happy Hopping!

46 comments:

  1. I love it! isn't spray ink fun?! and I'm addicted to the heat-set jewels, they're yummy

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  2. I love this! Can't wait to try it!!!

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  3. Not sure why I wasn't following you b4 (though I have been afk bunches while moving!!) but I'm on the list now ^_^ seems like I'm in great company over there. LOVE that frame! Glad I get to be entered to win one <3 Lets see how much hoping I can do b4 the hubs sees I'm not unpacking!

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  4. Amber...what an awesome project!! Spray ink is one of my favs too! I'm a new follower!!

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  5. Love that frame! Aren't spray inks fun? Great job!
    spark.plumb@cogeco.ca

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  6. What a great idea! I've never seen spray inks before -- I will have to keep my eye out for some. I'm also a new follower!

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  7. Hi! Great project! I haven't tried the spray inks yet but I did recently get one of those cool Tulip heating tools! You inspired me to combine those myself! Thanks so much ☺

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  8. I haven't tried any of the sprays that are out there yet. I love your frame! And I really want to try that lasagna recipe! I loooooove lasagna!

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  9. Gotta love it! Spray ink, stencils and studs!

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  10. Wonderful project. I haven't played much with spray's yet, but what I have done was fun. Thanks for sharing. I love the stencil!!

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  11. Amber this turned out so cute. I haven't tried the color washes, but have tons of glimmer mist and other sprays that would do very similar. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Christy

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  12. That frame is so cute! The blue is such a pretty shade, and the stencil thing adds just the right touch!

    ~Thanks, Esther
    esthert119(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  13. Love how the frame turned out! What is the template you used?? That thing looks really cool! Turned out great, Amber! (I might have to try to crock pot lasagna, too!) :D

    --SharonDoesBaskets from CC

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  14. Amber, this frame is so cute and so simple to make. Love it!

    Cindy, aka Scrappin' Diva
    c_k_wong@hotmail.com

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  15. you can't go wrong with Tim Holtz products. Gotta love that guy!

    julieodil@charter.net

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  16. cute project. love how it turned out.

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  17. Very cute! I am now a follower too :)

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  18. Amber what a great idea. I love sprays and love your project. Does that mean we will see TH stuff on cc (maybe??) I am definitely a follower.
    Mommyx2 from cc

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  19. I have played a little with the Glimmer Mist, but this is really cool, I need to try it. thanks for sharing Amber!

    MomCleoAnne from CC

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  20. Great idea Amber, any chance we will be seeing the color wash spray on CC??????? I might need some. Lisa (RnoAngel0712)

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  21. Super cute!! Thanks for sharing Amber.

    macattack from CC

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  22. HI, Amber! That is so cute! I am in awe! I am not brave enough to use sprays on projects like that.

    raebae

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  23. jenni Shamblin (Mom2Two)July 1, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Love it!! I'm now following you too! :o)

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  24. I love this idea! Gotta go find that follow button next.

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  25. Awesome frame Amber, love that with the touch of bling!

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  26. Great frame, will have to try spray ink and I'm now a follower.

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  27. I love the way your frame turned out - Thanks for sharing! I'll have to try those sprays now :) Oh - and I'm a new follower!
    -Julie
    jclawser at comcast dot net
    mylittlecorner-julie518.blogspot.com/

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  28. already a follower, great job. I want to try those studs

    cswagner@sympatico.ca

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  29. Well I had to sign up to follow your blog-the background is purple, my favorite color! Love the frame you did. You are making me want to go try out the color washes which is something I haven't done yet.
    ~Rachel e99e01@yahoo.com

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  30. Oooh, Amber! You may have just shown me a new favorite to play with! I'll have to get to Archivers to get some to play with! I already have some of the Distress ink pads that I play with all the time! That frame turned out super cute, thanks for sharing! I'm already a follower.

    Brit K

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  31. I have just discovered the fun of using sprays and love using templates creating my own paper from white card stock. I have never used the Mod Podge but am thinking that should be my next venture in experimenting. Thanks for sharing. Tigerberry

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  32. I have never done this and you make it look easy! I just signed up to be a "follower", too! Have a great holiday weekend!

    Ellen from cc

    elliemaeshopping(at)comcast(dot)net

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  33. Great job on the frame Amber! I'm a Tim Holtz addict too...lol I would love to know what the stencil was that you used?? Also, a new follower from CC :)......char~

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  34. Hi Amber! I'm so glad to find your blog; I am now a follower! It is amazing what that spray can do; your frame is beautiful! I also am going to try your lasagna recipe. We cook with ground turkey alot and the crockpot will be so nice for summer, to avoid heating up the oven! BTW you've been doing a great job lately with the products on CC! :)

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  35. Great project,love the frame,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  36. I have that same stencil-will have to try this,I love the effect!
    Tracey
    chervinski1@shaw.ca

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  37. That frame is sooo cool. I can't wait to try some out.

    Xanthippe from CC

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  38. Oh.. too cute!! Where did you get the template?
    So glad you guys arranged to do this.. I am getting so many fun ideas, and now following your blog and lots of others.

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  39. What a gorgeous frame! Love how you used the template!

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  40. OOH! What a beautiful stencil! I love it!

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  41. Love the frame Amber!! You certainly seemed to have mastered the new products pretty quickly - I haven't tried any of those products yet but I am getting more and more intrigued with what people can do with them :)

    p.s. absolutely becoming a follower!!

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  42. I LOVE this frame! So freaking cute! I only know you through CC but feel like we'd be good friends IRL. :) And I'm definitely following you now.

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  43. What a cute frame. Now I need to try this technique! I am now a follower too!

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  44. What a cute frame! I have never heard of the product let alone used it:)

    Tanya AKA Canuck @ CC

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