Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Dynamic Duo Blog Hop
Hi everyone, welcome to the Dynamic Duo Blog Hop. This is my first project for Punky Sprouts and I was lucky enough to get in on the product exchange with TaDa Studios. I'd worked with another of their lines before, when they sponsored the Scrapstreet DT, and I can say that all of their lines are so colorful and adorable. This time I got the "Sizzlin' Summer" collection, which was totally cute. I decided to make a LO about DS...and make it on a more humorous note. I thought it was funny the way he was holding that Barbie...very boyish :) So, Fe Fi Fo Fum, he smells some yummy Barbie.
To complement the page, I used Punky Sprouts Lil Petals (the little banner) to highlight the title. To make the banner stand out, I first glued it to pp and then cut it out. It gives it that small border that gives it a nice contrast with the background pp. As an alternative, you could glue it to white or black cardstock to really make it pop. Also, to age it a bit, I rubbed some chalk ink on the surface. There are many options to age canvas - you could do a brown or black mist spray, or ink it, or dye it. I didn't want too dramatic a look, so I chose a softer option, which was the chalk ink (I have Colorbox) and I chose a very light color, just a shade darker than the canvas - it gave it a more subtle look. For a little added interest, I added a little bit of a darker ink to some of the edges.
And what's a blog hop without some chances to win free goodies? So here are the rules:
Rules for a chance to win FREE products
Each day go to the following 2 blogs:
Post comments to show your participation. New inspiration will be posted daily. At the end of the 12 day hop, please go to each manufacture’s blog and post a comment telling them your favorite album style and favorite paper collection used in the samples shown during the hop. Your name will then be entered in a drawing to win both! 3 winners will be picked!