Friday, April 1, 2011

Scrap-Friendzy BUNNY{blog}HOP

Welcome to your third stop in our Scrap-Friendzy BUNNY{blog}HOP.  If you're following the links, you have just come from Amy's blog.  To start at the beginning hop on over to the Scrap-Friendzy Blog. 

There are three ways to win a prize this week(end) and another at the end of the month.

1)  Make all 9 hops from our Scrap-Friendzy blog through each of the eight Design Team blogs.  When you comment at each stop and finish up at the Scrap-Friendzy forum with a post that you have completed the hop by midnight CST on Sunday, April 6, your name will be put into a drawing for a fabulous Scrap-Friendzy prize.
2)  Take the BIG BUNNY HOP CHALLENGE, by creating a project using each of the ingredients from all 8 design team members and post it in our gallery and forum by Friday, April 8  ** UPDATE ** ~ We've extended the deadline for the challenge to Sunday April 10, midnight CST, to be eligible for a second drawing held by Scrap-Friendzy.  You may create a layout, card, or other paper crafted project.  (By completing this challenge, you'll also receive 50 April Friendz Pointz, and the member with the most pointz at the end of the month will receive a cool prize sponsored by Scrap-Friendzy.)

3)  In addition to the BUNNY{blog}HOP grand prize given by Scrap-Friendzy, I'm offering a fun RAK too!  To be entered into my drawing, all you have to do is become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post.  Good luck!

Here are the links to each of the hops along your way:

Hop #1- Scrap-Friendzy Blog
Hop #2- AMY
Hop #3- TRACEY S. (You are here)
Hop #4- ALICIA
Hop #6- TRACY R.
Hop #7- CHRIS
Hop #8- SANDY
Hop #9- CHERYL

My "ingredient" for the BIG BUNNY HOP CHALLENGE is BLING.

You may use rhinestones, Stickles, glitter, metalic paint or ink ~ anything that sparkles or shines.

For inspiration, I have created my first altered project, this spring inspired shabby chic box:

Here's a close-up of the flower and butterfly:

I started out with a paper mache box, painted it off white then distressed it by sanding.  Here is something similar to what I started with:

I removed the lid insert and replaced it with a sheet of metal that I embossed for texture, then alcohol inked with several shades of purple and silver for the bling factor.  

The flower was inspired by some created by Paulien van den Bosch.  I used her tutorial to create this one, but my petals were more cupped, so I ended up with this beautiful cabbage rose.  No place to put the bling, but not to worry, there is plenty of bling elsewhere on this box!

The butterfly is a digital image printed on a transparency.  While the ink was still wet, I sprinkled on silver embossing powder, then heated it from further away than normal so I could melt the powder without warping the transparency.  I filled in the small spaces near the edges with dots of lavender Stickles, and coated the back with purple alcohol ink to give the stained glass look.

I curled green wire that had been attached to leaves and the white wire that had been attached to the sprigs of pearls.  I wanted some more bling on the pearl sprigs so painted a bit of crystal Stickles on each pearl.

The cording twist with pearls was a perfect accent to put around the insert.  

I edged the lid with a ribbon of clear crystal drops and placed a lavender crystal above each of the shorter drops. 

I hope this has inspired you to use bling on your layout or project!

Here is my layout for the BIG BUNNY HOP CHALLENGE: 

Spring photo ~ Egg hunt
Bling ~ the background paper shimmers/rhinestones on the ribbon and scallops
Ribbon ~ on photo mat
Packaging ~ butterfly wings/photo corners from Prima packaging
3+ patterned papers ~ background paper/double photo mat/lettering ~ 4 used
Flowers ~ muslin flower
Color medium ~ flower misted with Smooch spray
Scallops ~ flower scallops on photo mat

Don't forget to become a follower and comment here during the BUNNY{blog}HOP, to have your name put into a random drawing for my RAK ~ bling of course!  The winner of my RAK will be announced here on Monday, April 7.  
Large Zva flourish ~ pearl
Large Zva flourish ~ iridescent
Black pearls
Lavender pearls
Green Crystals
Pink, purple, fuchsia, and clear crystals/hearts
Sunflower Queen pearls

The next fun stop on your hop is ALICIA.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the inspiration you'll find on the rest of your hop!

~ Blessings ~


  1. Tracey that box is gorgeous!! Love your LO too!!
    Great job!I became a follower too!

  2. Tracey that is just the most beautiful box I have ever seen. I LOVE the color of purple too! All I can say is WOWWWWWWWWWWWW

  3. That is beautiful Tracey! Gorgeous!

  4. Absolutely beautiful! And thanks for sharing the flower tutorial!

  5. Trying to follow you but having issues with the Google Friend Connect...grrrrr!!!!

    that is a BEAUTIFUL box!!

  6. Hi that box ... and the colors on that layout are gorgeous! Very generous me some ZVA!! Became a follower!!

  7. Love your lo and I am a follower now.

  8. Wow Tracey! Your box turned out beautifully. And of course the LO is gorgeous too.

  9. Tracey, both your projects are've been very busy! I'm already a follower( alison290)

  10. Oh my Tracey, that shabby chic box is beautiful! And of course your layout is equally beautiful! I love Bling too!!

  11. Love what you did with the box, gorgeous!!!

  12. Wow!!! Beautiful project Tracey!! I can't believe you made that cabbage rose! So pretty! You are amazing! :)

  13. Oh my goodness Tracey..... Your cabbage flower came out sooooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! I wanna learn from you!!!
    To answer your question... the tule that I use, is some very cheap stuff. (at least, for making the leaves that is) It is kinda like the fabric that is used for doors or windows to keep the bugs out. something like a mosquito net, which I cut apart. Hope this helps.

  14. Love your Spring layout. So much appreciate how you manipulate metal and fabric to create beautiful pieces of art.

  15. Beautiful!!! You have such a talent. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  16. Gorgeous box!! I am a new follower.

  17. Love the box and the flower. Amazing!!

  18. hopping on through!!! nice work!!

  19. What a neat thing to create out of such a simple box! Perfect! The layout is adorable!

  20. Your projects are just amazing. Awesome
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    I'm a new follower.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  21. I LOVE your butterfly? I'm going to have to try this out. Thanks for the inspiration and tutorial.

  22. great layout and box! wonderful tutorial! hopping on the the next stop!!!!

  23. Wooo hoooo! Love the hop, your project and the fact that you chose bling! Will hop along to the rest of the blogs now!

  24. I love sparkly! That box is beautiful!

  25. Hi Tracey
    Beautiful project love your LO too!

    thank you for your comment today on my blog.

  26. Beautiful spring colors. Like the corners, the scrunched ribbon, the punch work. Great job!

  27. Hello Tracey~ thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I am so glad you made your way over so that I in turn could find you. Your blog is beautiful as are your projects. These for your hop are simply divine! I have enjoyed browsing your blog & am now a follower.
    Take care. God bless you.
    Crafty best wishes,


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