Friday, July 1, 2011

OLW Blog Hop

I'm so thankful for this blog hop.  I was so excited about this month's task that Ali gave us, but the time started to slip by. When I noticed that the end of the month was only a week away I could have easily said "oh well, I'll do it next month".  But because of the blog hop I got my supplies out and went to play.

I really don't know why I waited to do this. I had so much fun pulling different products out and just playing.  Here's a shot of my work area during my process.


I had the backgrounds done and was adding the finishing touches. As you can see I used one of my favorite products - Distressing Ink.  I also broke out my paint dabbers and alcohol inks. I've been trying to include a self portrait each month, so I cut a photo of me to include on one of the squares. Some of the cards were not coming together the way I had hoped, but when I said finished I loved the end results.


Sorry about the glare in the photo but I think you can get a good idea of the final product.  Thanks for stopping by this month.  Your next stop is over at Lisa's Blog.

Here's a complete list of all the blog participation.
Margie               http://xnomads.typepad.com/blog   
Rebekah            http://istampscrapcraft.blogspot.com/
Kelly                 http://kellyxenos.typepad.com/
Julie Ann          http://julieannshahin.blogspot.com
Jill                     http://jillconyers.typepad.com/
Jamie                http://jmpgirl.blogspot.com/
Cherie               http://cheriandrews.blogspot.com
Nikki                http://www.inkyart.com.au/
Amanda            http://scrappnbee.blogspot.com
Melissa S          http://blog.mshanhun.com
Monica B          http://questtoperfectimperfection.blogspot.com/     <---- You are Here
Lisa A               http://backtoallen.com/writers_blog/
Sam                  http://learncreatedo.wordpress.com/
Karen               womenontractors.blogspot.com
Lynn                 www.crafty-creativity.blogspot.com
Jenn                  www.studiojenn.blogspot.com
Kathryn            http://www.katlodesigns.com
Cindy               http://seriousplay.typepad.com 

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I, too, let it go until a week or so ago, but I must admit, I'm anxious to start an art journal now!! It was very fun. I love our hop too, very inspiring.

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  2. your cards are great!
    love the eclectic feel yet they all move together so nicely.
    and you too photo'd your 'mess' when you were done. how great is that!
    ~j

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  3. Gorgeous! I must sit down and do this. It looks like so much fun.

    I saw your comment on Jill Conyers blog about building the courage to run a 5K. I'm almost finished with the Couch to 5K program and need to do the same thing. It's time to find a race. It looks like we're not alone--I noticed Rebekah is running a 5K on Monday. Go OLW runners!

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  4. great job!!! these are so great!

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  5. I'm so enjoying seeing everyone's color choices in this. Your oranges are so gorgeous Monica!

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  6. I love the orange! I rarely think to use all orange & yet I love it. Glad you stuck with it this month and with the blog hop! I really enjoy seeing everyone's work.

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  7. OMG, can I relate to your post. I was giddy when I read the prompt, but when did I complete my project? Yep, on June 30. And I had SOOOO much fun I want to do it again :) I love everything about your canvases--the orange, your self-pic and the ric rac.

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  8. I am loving that you include a self-portrait each month. Fabulous idea! Your canvases look great, too.

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  9. love the orange! It's a color I'm only starting to appreciate. Great canvasses.

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  10. This turned out great. It was such fun, wasn't it? I waited until the last minute as well and had the exact same thoughts - should have done it sooner.

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  11. Love your canvases and using a creatively cropped photo is the perfect touch.

    Still thinking about a 5k? :)

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  12. Love your work and your commitment to include a photo of yourself every month. I keep starting the 5k and stopping - need to commit and I think July is the month - as for running a whole 5k race wow - how cool would that be - good luck

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  13. I love your canvases!! The stamping is so great and very inspiring.

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