Friday, March 4, 2011

The Studio Blog Hop & a giveaway! (updated)

Welcome to the The Studio Challenges blog hop!
If you are hopping, you should have arrived here from Teresa, but if you haven't (and you're hopping for the prize) you'll need to start at the top of this list..

Val (you are here!)
To inspire you along your way, we have a great sketch designed for us by the super talented Anna Bowkis - founder of Pencil Lines. Each member of The Studio DT has created a project based on this sketch:

Here's the layout I created with this sketch:
some close ups:


materials: patterned paper: Sassafras Lass, American Crafts, Studio Calico; flowers: Prima; butterflies: Jenni Bowlin; tape: Pink Paislee; stickers, date cards: Sassafras Lass; buttons: Maya Road; pin: Tim Holtz; letters: American Crafts, Jenni Bowlin

We'd love to see your take on this sketch, too. (Link em' up in the comments at The Studio blog.) The  main prize at The Studio is sponsored by Scrap With V. In order to be entered for the main prize you will need to become a follower (if you aren't already) and leave a comment on all the blogs along the way. There will also be some other prizes along the way...like this one, for instance, offered by moi!
This lovely & bountiful stash of Littlle Yellow Bicyle goodies (that's Fresh Print Clothesline, to be exact) can be yours simply by leaving a comment here today! There are about 12 sheets of double-sided 12 x 12 patterned cardstock in that pile, along with a substantial collection of the coordinating product.

So leave a comment and hop on! The Blog Hop starts today and runs through Monday, March 7th.

Make sure you check back on Tuesday to see if you won my RAK! (I just updated the drawing date from Sunday to Tuesday to coincide with the blog hop timing.)
Thanks for stopping by and good luck - your next stop is Brenda!

50 comments:

Sue said...

Cool LO!! Thanks for the hop...

lisa said...

Love your page so much xx

Jimjams said...

Words fail me ... but I have to comment, so I'll try and express how gorgeous I find your page! Stunning, creative, strokeable, brilliant, touching ... beautiful!

Helena said...

Love all the details in your layout.

Ally said...

What a bold choice to put the die cut paper on such a bright, strong patterned paper background. And it totally works!

Marg said...

Beautiful layout! Thanks for the inspiration.

ArlaMo said...

Really beautiful!!

Briana Johnson said...

oh, perfect "die cut" paper for the sketch - very fresh! Your page is delicious as always! Fabulous layers.

K said...

The orange is stunning next to the blue sky.

EFI said...

Wow!!! Your layout is amazing!!!! Love it!

Eleni Gratsia said...

Wow so many little details to your layout ... hard to decide what to look at first!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE how you used that cloud paper! LOVE the stitching and the papers--the flowers--the pic:) SO CUTE! Great LO! Thanks for sharing--sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Cristina C. said...

Very nice you layout! thanks for this blog hop!

Ελευθερία said...

love your stitching!!!! and the blue sky too...
thanks for inspiring!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Val! I love love love love the cloud background and those flowers too!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Scraptastic Mel x said...

Gorgeous page with great use of dimension. What a great giveaway!

dlhfks said...

Oh how I love LYB. Thanks for the chance to win.

patti west said...

Seriously Val...your page is so awesome! I love it!!! The inking, colors, choice of embellies and the sweet, sweet photo - all make for one awesome lo! :) Your prize blog candy - holy geez, Val!!! Fabulous, I say!! :) :)

Heather Jacob said...

so sriking and full of magic ... love it !!!! hugz x

AllyW said...

Love your layout! Those canvas flowers are great, and i love a good blog hop! Great giveaway. I loooove LYB!!

Sandi said...

What a lovely layout and I really dig the journaling! Thanks for the chance at some awesome blog candy.

Kelly said...

Lovely LO!!!

Suzy said...

Beautiful layout! I love blue and orange together. I'm a new follower!
-Suzy
suzyq28024@gmail.com

Allison said...

Love your take on the sketch! Gorgeous!

Sabina said...

I really love your page!!! Paper and colours are amazing!!!

Ελένη said...

beautiful details, fabulous lo!

Kelly K. said...

Beautifull page! And thanks for the amazing giveaway!

giovannar said...

Very very nice LO,beautiful flowers!!
Hi Giovanna,thanks for this game.

Karen B. said...

Wow Val, just wow!

Francy said...

Oh wonderful Lo. the flowers are very pretty.
Now I'm your follwer.
Francy

Rita said...

I like the LO... and thanks for the prize!

Yara said...

Love how you used this Sassafras collection. Your work is gorgeous! Thanks for the generous RAK too! Now I am a follower!

~jan said...

What a beautiful layout, Val! The layering is wonderful and as always terrific job with the stitching! Love the inking (and misting?) on the canvas paper!

Sure have enjoyed this hop!

Anne said...

You are so talented, I love that page and the picture is gorgeous. thank you for the opportunity to win some goodies !!

Ciacchina said...

bello questo LO!

curlyqmosaics said...

Such a gorgeous layout Valerie! I love the colors, the big bracket, the stitching, the title, the canvas flowers. Beautiful!

Natalie said...

WOW WOW WOW...such a beautiful page!!! Love it!!!

Janet Z said...

Love the vibrant colours in your page!

susy said...

I am a new follower, a beautiful page.I participate willingly to blog hop. I do not have a blogsusy, gioeleandrea@alice.it

BlessedinTexas said...

Love your blog and am thrilled to have found my way here!! Thanks so much for making the blog party the place to be tonight!! xoxo

Lisa W said...

Your layout looks great. I love the colours that you used.

Freya said...

Beatiful page!! :) New follower! freyassimplecreations.blogspot.com

Elisabetta e Noemi said...

Beautiful page. I'm a new follower

Sherri said...

I like those flowers made from that material

Mitralee said...

What a beautiful page!!!!!!

SaraDafne said...

Love your page so much
S.

Sandy Ang said...

So much creativity on your sassafras LO. Love how the cloud background makes the canvas stand out and the little flowers eacho the canvas print.

karenw said...

Love the calico and the flowers - beautiful Lo and an equally beautiful daughter. x

Sarah said...

wow! I LOVE your take on the sketch!! Those papers are great, and I love the flowers too!

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful layout, Valerie! So very creative!

I am now a follower of your blog - so very nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com