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Friday, July 1, 2011

Young Crafters Unite Blog Hop

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Yay!  It's time for another awesome blog hop and OMG, this is one of the BIGGEST hops I've ever seen!  Please, grab the pot, not just a cup, of coffee and get comfortable!  Be ready to win some fun prizes and see some amazing projects by all of the talented individuals in this hop. I'm so excited to be one of your hop stops.  Please note, I'm in TWO hops this weekend so be sure to scroll down or up for the other hop I'm in.  I will be giving away blog candy  for both hops!  Thing is, you must be a follower -- new or old :0) and of course, please leave me a comment.  I live for these comments, I tell ya! ;O)  My followers friends are some of the sweetest out there and I appreciate each and every one!  Also, don't forget to enter my 500 followers giveaway!  It's going to be awesome!  Be sure to leave a comment on that specific post even if you are already a follower, or you will not be entered to win.  That post is the very top post on my blog.  I don't have pics of the candy up yet, but will get some up soon.  Trust me, it'll be worth your time to become a follower and leave a little comment.  Now then... on to the hop!

If you've arrived here from Karen Baker of the Bald Dragonfly you are in the right spot.  If you just stopped by my blog today to see my posts and want to start from the beginning, please go see Marie as she is the first stop on this hop.  She will also have a full list of participants in case you get lost.

This hop is for the young crafter, be it actually young or just young at heart, which I think we all are. ;)  What makes me a "young" crafter is not my age, but the length of time, I've actually been consistently papercrafting. I've really only been steadily creating since September of 2010 when I decided to check out the local scrapbook store here in Fort Collins.  The rest is history!  Wait til you see my craft room.  We turned the guest room into a craft room because I have enough stuff to open up my own store if I wanted to! LOL

For this hop, the goal was to create a project representing one of our favorite things.   For those of you that don't know, before I got ill I was attending online school through the Academy of Art University based out of San Francisco to attain a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design.  I LOVED it!  Unfortunately, I barely made it through one semester and my Fibro hit me full on.  Since I can no longer achieve that dream (at the time being) I had to find another outlet.  It's amazing how fashion and papercrafting can really go hand in hand.  It's all about design, an eye for detail, creativity and a passion for patterns and textures.  So, for today, this is my favorite project I have ever made and it's brand spanking new for this hop.  I sure hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  It is very picture heavy as there are a ton of details.  I know you guys are in a rush to get to the next stop because there are so many, but I am going to list all of the details so you can come back if you wish and read more about it.  For now, feel free to skip to the bottom of the post and comment and become a follower for your candy!


I have some amazing paper that I bought specifically to make 12x12 wall hangings for my craft room.  I'm going to create between 8 and 12 of them and then put them in black frames.  This is the first of a series.  I am so happy with how it turned out!  I made it 3 dimensional by cutting around all the ladies and then folding the paper back by about 1/2".  Hopefully you will see what I mean by looking at the pictures.

Here we go...
Entire Fashion Layout - Kind of Side Step Style

 Closeup of bottom half.  Note: the models are all glossy, but background is matte
 Top half of Fashion LO - Multiple textured papers
 Top Right of Fashion LO - Note faux stitching with white pen on dress pattern - patterned paper :o)
 Top Left of Fashion LO - Used Forever Young Cartridge for "Vogue" plus shadow
 Closeup of Lady with custom-made purse using Creative Charms bling and pear-shaped garment pin from A Jillian Vance Design
 Closeup of Lady with custom-made purse from a button from my stash and another awesome pear shaped garment pin from A Jillian Vance Design
 Side view of Fashion LO to show dimension
 "Purse" made from a button and a pear shaped garment pin, new at A Jillian Vance Design
Close-up 2, Side view of Fashion LO to show dimension and back side where I added a 3" strip of coordinating patterned paper for reinforcement and so the cutouts would have something showing through the back

Okay, is everyone ready for the massive amount of details on this one?  Sometimes I wonder if it's a good idea to add all this info or if it is just tiresome for people to read.  I'd love to hear your honest feedback!  Anything I can do to improve this blog and make it more enjoyable for you is top priority for me!

Supplies:
  • Background Paper and Polka Dot Paper - DCWV Lady Couture Stack
  • Vogue - Forever Young Cricut Cartridge, DCWV Lady Couture Stack, Black cardstock from stash
  • Faux Stitching on BckgGelly Roll pen
  • Textured Papers - Michael's Handmade Paper Pack
  • Fabric and Paper Flowers - *Prima
  • Buttons -*Bo Bunny, assorted from stash
  • Brads - Stash
  • Gardenia Pop Dot Flowers, bling flowers - Creative Charms
  • Inked Edges - Colorbox Cat's Eye various colors
  • Adhesives - ATG, Superglue, Pop dots, Zig two-way pen, Red Tape ribbon glue
  • Black Sequined Strip - stash
  • NEW Pear Garment Pins - A Jillian Vance Design
There were so many things used here that I may have forgotten some of them.  Please just ask if you have any questions.

For my blog candy I will be giving away a $15.00 gift certificate to my Memory~Works store.  The lucky winner will get to choose whatever they want within that price range and I'll ship it to you!  The winner will receive a catalog as well.  

Randomly selected commenters will have the opportunity to win a $20 from Simon Says Stamp (1), their choice of stamp set from Paper Smooches (1) or their choice of stamp set from Lawn Fawn (1) so be sure to leave comments on every stop you can!

Next, you're off to see the very talented Diane at Diane's Paper Passions. Have fun!

XO ~ Amy Jo


*These products are available to purchase through my catalog.  Please ask and I'll send you one!  Great prices on popular brands and some of the newest stock out there!

49 comments:

Marie / Legojenta said...

Amy, when reading your story about attending school on fashion design, and then seeing your project, I think it is probably just perfectly you =) I love how you made the cutout women figures more three-dimensional, and how you made then unique purses with other materials =) Thank you so much for joining our bloghop!

Melissa Shea said...

I like the fashion girls!

Bunny Vance said...

OMGoodness, Amy what a darling, detailed layout!!! What a great idea with the Pear Pin! Just love everything about this!!!
Hope things start getting better for you!
Thanks for sharing,
Blessings,
Bunny
http://bunnyrunswithscissors.blogspot.com/
http://www.ajillianvancedesign.com/

Crafterkhush said...

This is truly awesome... Chic and elegant... Love the many dimensions to it..TFS

Hugs,
Khush

Natasha said...

Aw thank you for your project, love the vintage look!

judy said...

Love the vintage look!

DianeG said...

What a wonderful project--I love all the color and details! Truly a great look! TFS!

yainea said...

I love your project. So chic! Gorgeous!

Kim Marie said...

I really love the vintage ladies in your sketch, nice job! :)

Prayed for your situation with your animals, too! May God bless you and give your strength and relief :)
Kim Marie

Karen B. said...

Such fabulous vintage details!

Lauren said...

What a great project! Love all the details!

Leezer said...

Like the vintage look! Thanks!

Aditya Gupta said...

great work. the vintage effect is really good.

Lynsey said...

Neat project! It will be so fun on your wall!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the fashion layout.

Mad Crafter said...

Love this project! The whole fashion scene is so chic and elegant! I jsut love all the details. TFS! I am on the hop too. You can check out my project if you want. I am # 58:)
~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

Danielle Daws said...

Wow, so much detail! Love it!

Ezlie J. Perez said...

fashion and papercrafting do go hand in hand. inspiration comes from many places. =)

Dawn said...

Great LO with lots of yummy elements

Elizabeth said...

AmazingLO! Love all of the details. I am a new follower. http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Handcrafted Simply by Us said...

Amy, Love your layout.

Ruby
raleman_2000 at yahoo dot com
http://handcraftedsimplybyus.blogspot.com

Lillian Child said...

What a FUN page layout!!

Neha Jain said...

different one...

Christiana said...

This is so neat! I've never seen anything like it. Great job!

pcm said...

so colorful!

Disp6194 said...

What a wonderful layout! It's like a paper doll fashion show :)

Emily Keaton said...

Beautiful project. Thanks for sharing. :)

Cathy P in AZ said...

This LO is sooo fun! All of the fabulous details and dimension make this a feast for the eyes! :)

Bonnie said...

Interesting layout.

Jessica said...

this is so much fun! love the vintage gals, and the fashion theme! :)

Leanne said...

Hi Lovely! Thanks for visiting & your lovely comment. I hope to e-mail you soon. Love this layout & the textured papers.

lonely rubber stamp. said...

Awesome colour scheme! Tfs.

Monika/Buzsy said...

This is so awesome! The ladies look so pretty and I love the vintage style to them. The faux stitching looks great! Pretty embellishments!

Anastasia (Νατάσα) said...

Nice layout, different from what I've seen so far...

Kelley said...

What an amazing layout! I would love to see the rest of your series.

cards by cara said...

What fun creations!!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh this is beautiful! Love your bright happy colours and those very stylish ladies too!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Thanks for joining the blog hop fun.

CuteCuteWorld said...

Beautiful layout! I love the vintage women

Carla said...

love all the details in your layout! Great work!

luvhymns said...

Love the glossy paper for your models and then all that bling!

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE the idea and the way it turned out!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Britta Swiderski said...

Pretty project! I love all of the dimension, layers and texture that you have on your piece. Thank you so much for joining us on the Young Crafters Unite blog hop!

Elaine said...

Great LO! Lots of bling and spunk. ;) Love it!!
-Elaine Uhl
http://createNstamp.blogspot.com/

Rebecca T. said...

Very cute. I love your style.

Sue D said...

Fantastic! I like the button purse. I just became a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Glory said...

Love the layout. 80)

The Constant Scrapper said...

This wall hanging is just beautiful! I can't wait to see all the others you're planning to make. :-)

Lucy Newton said...

great colors !

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