Thursday, February 25, 2010

L-UHU-ck of the Irish

Remember the samples I showed earlier this month that you could receive from UHU? Luckily, the gals at UHU sent me a small journal, since I had such a hard time making the Valentine box last time.

For the front, I dyed a book page with two colors of Ranger color wash, then added the shamrock and green paper they sent me.

For the back, I cut up a playing card to place over the colored background that I also added gold leafing pen to. I love the rabbit with the clover.

I also made a book mark using the rest of the supplies they sent me. You can see my UHU write up here, as well as pictures of what the other design team members made from their kits.

And you really need to see what Carol Anne of Carol Anne's Boutique did with the box that UHU sent her. Her box is out of this world. I was blown away when I saw it last night. Stop by and let her know how beautiful her box turned out. Of course, using one of her freebie images she offers to her blogging readers made the project even more special. If you like vintage, you're going to love her box.

Today's blog is one I found during the OWOH giveaway. In order to visit many blogs and still keep some semblance of a life, you really can't stay very long at any one blog. However, Adventures in Mixed Media was one I specifically wanted to revisit. Jennifer Pearson Vanier, who lives in Canada, has an eclectic mix of posts, loves to search for vintage materials, is redoing her studio (and shares some fantastic photos, too), takes her readers on shopping trips, and fixes some pretty decent meals along the way. She also makes ATCs which she often throws into the mix. Her posts are easy to read, fun, and have nice photos to accompany them. I really enjoy reading her blog, so think you will, too.

5 thoughtful remarks:

Diane said...

Thank you for these links--I fell in love with Carol Anne's!!

La Dolce Vita said...

U hu crack me up!

Lori Saul said...

This lovely journal is 'wearing the green' beautifully- thank you for the great links!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

clever gull you!
great green going on!!!
Is your Irish showing?

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Elizabeth, Your journal is so beautiful...I love how the color washes turned out and that card with the rabbit and clover is as cute as can be!! I am always so inspired by your art work!!
Thank you so much for your very lovely and kind words about my UHU project dear friend!
Have a great weekend~
Hugs, Carol Anne :)