Friday, 5 April 2013

100 Proof Press/Genuinely Jane Studios Blog Hop

100 Proof Press is teaming up with Genuinely Jane Studios for a marvelous blog hop that includes inspiration from 13 artists. We would like to invite you to join in on the "Welcome Spring" blog-hopping fun. There are lots of chances to win PRIZES from both 100 Proof Press and Genuinely Jane Studios.

Genuinely Jane Studios handcrafts small and medium sized mini albums, perfect for altered art and stamping. If you have never participated in a blog hop before, this is a great one for you to follow along - we are all very excited to share how we combined 100 Proof Press stamps and Genuinely Jane Studios wooden albums.

Facebook Page - Genuinely Jane Studios
Facebook Page - 100 Proof Press

Blog - Genuinely Jane Studios
Blog - 100 Proof Press 


Our blog hop finishes 5am Monday 8th April (UK time). Winners will be announced on the 100 Proof Press blog and the Genuinely Jane Studio blog, links of both are included above.

I am also offering my own prize to one lucky winner which includes a small star bag, small circle bag, heart shapes, small heart box, Creative Imaginations blank jigsaw for altering, square chipboard album, 2 scalloped heart chipboard albums, 2 accordion books, a glass shaped heart and a canvas. If I receive over 100 comments I will also add a second prize and draw two winners.
I have also included a picture of my giveaway.

100 Proof Press are offering the stamp below as a giveaway on each of the 100 Proof Press Design Teams blogs, a winner will be drawn from each of the blogs. There is also a $30 gift certificate on offer from the 100 Proof Press blog.
This is the stamp that you could win by simply leaving a comment on my blog. It will be sent as a mounted stamp on wood and it is approx. 1.75 inches by 3 inches.
 This is the grand prize giveaway from Genuinely Jane Studios.


If you arrived here from the 100 Proof Press Blog you are in the right place.

I used the TAG ALBUM from Genuinely Jane Studios to showcase some of the images from 100 Proof Press.
I have also included step by steps detailing the steps I took to decorate each tag.
The albums from Genuinely Jane Studios are absolutely fantastic for altering, they take inks, paints and any wet mediums with ease. I began by covering each of my tags with pages from an Alice in Wonderland book.
Once I had covered each tag with old book pages I sanded the edges.
I applied embossing paste through a stencil to add more interest and dimension to each tag.
I added leaves in a couple of areas on each tag and then set aside to dry.
I cut several doilies in half and added to each tag for a further layer of interest.
I then cut a heart from a piece of calico for each tag and stamped the BIRD PARTY and the OWL LOOKING LEFT from 100 Proof Press to each heart using black Archival Ink.
I then added dimensional flowers to each tag before colouring.
I then spritzed each album with Dylusions ink sprays to add colour, spritzing with water to blend the colours.
To add a further layer of interest I added some random stamping to the top of my tag using black Archival Ink.
I added Chitchat stickers to each tag, colouring again with ink sprays to coordinate with the background on each tag.
I added highlights to each bird using a white pencil crayon.
I love how the book pages are still visible and the texture from the doily is fantastic as is the embossing paste.
I have included a full list for the blog hop below. Next on the list is AMY.

Enjoy the blog hop and good luck.

100 Proof Press Blog ($30 Gift Certificate)

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x 

66 comments:

Sue said...

Gorgeous tags Tracy, I love those calico hearts x

Kimberly N said...

I love how your tag turned out thank you for inspiration and chance to win some awesome products

Fuchsia said...

Your tags are really stunning I need some of that modelling paste LOL x

Ria Gall said...

Hi Tracy
What a lovely tag book the images and colour are fantastic and the whole thing comes together beautifully
Ria

catherine said...

These tags are stunning and thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for the chance to win
x catherine

the paper addiction said...

Love the tag album and the stamp - it looks like fun times with new toys!!

Lori said...

Since I am a blog hopper here today, I am not in on the prize, but I wanted to tell you how much I love your tags. Good luck everyone!!! And I hope you enjoy the blog hop!!
Lori

Pam Lindaman said...

I love your project Tracy! Really like how you started off covering the tag with a book page. Love all the colors, very interesting to look at. thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!

Kay Wallace said...

Lori invited me to "hop" this weekend, and am so glad that she did! Love the step-by-step tutorial on your gorgeous tags! Thanks for he opportunity to win your sweet blog candy!

Barbara Johnson said...

I love your tags! Lori Batronis invited me to the blog hop.

sandee said...

Gorgeous tags, my favorite part was how you added the leaves to go under and over the images! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

A Myeloma Widow's Journey said...

Love your tags, Tracy. I'm new to all of this and your tutorial is so helpful. Thank you.

Sue from GJS said...

This is FABULOUS! Love what you created! WOW!

Scrap It Girl, Kimberly said...

love your take w/ the tag album.. i just got one two and i can't wait to play.. love your blog I am a new friend and fan~

Anna said...

What a beautiful little tag album! Love the colors! Thank you for showing us how you did it.

Amy said...

Super cute..I always love your styles and technique's..great tutorial as well.
I adore the TAG shaped album! VERY NICE

Tanya said...

Love the tag book! Well done :)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

silvia said...

LOVE your tags!! They are gorgeous!!!

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

Beautiful tags.. thank you so much for the step by step.. I would have never guessed those were sprays!! great job.. ;-) also a new follower!

Emily Hammann said...

Omg, these are gorgeous!! You did a fantastic job with the album!!!

The Taming of the Glue said...

Fab tags...love Dylusions sprays.

Paula Whittaker said...

loving the tags...thanks for the little tute too x

Buttons said...

Love the textures in these tags and the addition of the white pencil softens the whole look beautifully. Hugs, Jenny x

Irit Shalom said...

What a great tutorial and COLORS? JUST ADORABLE!

hazel said...

Beautiful tags Tracy - thank you for the tutorial.
xxx Hazel.

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous album! I love the pretty color palette and the Spring theme. Thanks for the inspiration! =)

Winnie said...

Such great tags! Love all the textures you got on them and the great images!

lilygee said...

Beautifully put together Tracy; gorgeous images and fabulous colours
Jean xx

Christine said...

Lovely! My favorite is the stencil & paste. I love that technique!!!

Jean said...

So beautiful!! Thank you for the inspiration!

Jean M. said...

Gorgeous!!

Annie said...

Oh Tracy I love these tags. Fabulous colours and the stamped images are great.
TFS

Crafty hugs

Annie x

butterfly said...

What a glorious mini-album, Tracy! Love the misty colours over the book text and the stamps are so cute - hadn't met Genuinely Jane before... oh dear, birthday wishlist just got longer!
Alison xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Fantastic as usual Tracy. I love how you add the texture to your artwork.
The owl ROCKS!!!!
Hugs Lynn
P.s Your far to generous GF!!!!!

butterfly said...

Oh, and thank you so much for the chance to win that amazing prize package...
Alison xx

Kathleen White said...

Wow, awesome tutorial! Now I want to try doing this.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Wonderful layers and so much interest and so much thought into each layer and then the fabulous results on each tag.
Once again, you are so generous with your Giveaways.
Thank you for the opportunity to win.
Wishes
Lynne

Debbie said...

Great looking tags.Love the colors and thanks for sharing to us newbies can learn how to make such wonderful art.

Kate said...

Wow! These tags are amazing. I love the color and texture. Thanks for the great tutorial.
I got my package yesterday! It was so fun. I loved the little canvas and huge card. I have never seen such a big card. And the blog candy was so generous. Thank you!
Happy weekend,
Kate

KC Inspired said...

Tracy-LOVE your tags. They are so colorful. The stamps are perfect for this!

Terry said...

I had to stop by here to take a closer look at those fabulous tags! Love the colors and those flowers are stunning! Hope you have a wonderful finish to the weekend! Hugs!

Lynnda said...

great ideas thanks for sharing

Katie said...

Great tags! Love the ferns and the owls and those colors!! Awesome job. Thanks for sharing!

Katie B.

debbi taylor said...

an amazing project love the techniques you have shared!
thank you for the chance to win
hugs
Debbi x

Linda said...

Fabulous start to the blog hop Tracy. Love your tag book, so much detail. Thanks for the chance to win such fab prizes. Linda xx

Suzee Murphy said...

Fab fab Fab project and so lovely to of been part of this GJS/100PP Blog Hop with you x

She King said...

Hi Tracy, I felt sure that I'd already commented.......I LOVE ♥ these Tags. Thank you for showing us a step by step too. Love S xxx

Cheryl Walker said...

Absolutely Beautiful tags!!! Love how you used the book pages, and all elements on your tags :) Thank you for sharing!!!

Also thank you for a chance to win some Wonderful/AWESOME goodies!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Patricia Howarth said...

WOW, Tracy, your tags are gorgeous, lovely combination of colours, my favourites, loving the texture paste through the leaves, they look stunning. The tutorial is brilliant, I will be trying this.
lots of love from Patricia xx

Lynne Kontou said...

would love to win the stamp, please, please can I win x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wow, fantastic tags Tracy! I love the embossed leaves and the splashes of colour - beautiful work! xx

Trulyblessed said...

love them.

Teresa Abajo said...

All of this delicious layering and beautiful colours make for an interesting book! Thanks for stepping it out.

Donna G. said...

What great tags! I love the owl. I also like using the book pages as background. Lots of inspiration in this blog. Thanks!

Zemphira ~ Scatter Art. said...

Hi Tracy!
Love it! Beautiful as always. And thanks for the tutorial on the background... I'm going to have to try it out.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

OMG, your projects are GORGEOUS!

tamror said...

Thanks for the directions for these cute tags. I think they are very well crafted

EstherT said...

Those look great! I love how nice and bright they turned out!

Debra Lovell said...

Awesome Tags!! Some are beautiful and some are really cool! "Happy Spring"

Angeline said...

Oh my!! this is wonderful .. i absolutely love your tags and the step-by-step! They are gorgeous. TFS and thanks for the giveaway!

Nan G said...

These are fantastic!

Jean Bullock said...

The tags are really cool. Thanks so much for sharing your technique. Loved how you used the stencil and modeling paste. Brilliant. Thanks so much for tutorial!

louise robertson said...

your tags are really beautiful, thank you for sharing your project. the embossing paste is going on my shopping list :)

Sandy said...

Wow what lovely tags.. Love the owls so adorable.
Sandy :)

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love the step outs and the stenciling. Something I have out on my desk to try and you have inspired me to give it a go!

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow!!!! I am so going to give this a try! It looks like sooo much fun! Thanks for the great tutorial Tracy.
Dot x