Wednesday, July 09, 2014

X-Press It Blog Hop

Hello to all those visiting today as part of the X-Press It blog hop.
The Design Team have all been busy creating some great things to share with you.
I’ve created a canvas using various products from X-Press It.
I started by using a canvas, covered it with X-Press It’s Triple Tac 
Then, using the transfer technique, I adhered some Hazel & Ruby tissue paper.
I then used some of the Hazel & Ruby Stencil Masks
And covered it with different paint mediums, also from X-Press It.
I then added some twine to give it some texture, which is what I thought was missing.
As part of visiting today, and taking part in the Blog Hop,
You have the chance to win this amazing prize pack,
including a range of Fabscraps Diecuts, X-Press It Glue Markers, Hazel & Ruby Washi Tape,
A NEW A5 X-Press It Mixed Media Journal, a 24 Copic Wallet and X-Press It Double Sided tape
(Please note that the Fabscraps die cuts and Hazel & Ruby washi tape design may vary from pack to pack.)
To enter all you have to do is leave a comment telling me what inspires you to create?
(please note comments are moderated on my blog so your comment won’t show up straight away.)
Make sure you check out all the blog hop stops, for extra chances to win.

*The hop is open from 9am AEST July 9 until 11:59PM Monday July 14, 2014.
Sorry, Australian and New Zealand residents only.
Winners will be announced Tuesday July 15, 2014.
Inspiration Lane Blog
Inspiration Lane Facebook
Copic Oz
X-Press It Blog

You’ll be able to see how I made this journal page on X-Press It blog.

**Giveaway has now closed**
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  1. Love the mottled nature of the canvas, you rocked it!

  2. My 3 boys are a little crazy with the things they say and do they are my biggest inspiration

  3. This is stunning! The colours and textures of nature really inspire me.

  4. Beautiful canvas Sharmaine, I love the colour combination. I get my inspiration from nature (beautiful colours and shapes in different seasons) and my Husband's photo's. And also of course from people's projects they created. There are so many talented people out there.

  5. What inspires me is all the wonderful creations people post on the web and facebook.

  6. Gorgeous canvas and journal Sharmaine! I get my inspiration from just about everything and anything hehe, I think my mind is constantly looking for inspiration and since I discovered Copics years ago, I am always looking at people's hair and clothing for shading/colouring ideas. I love challenge blogs and looking at the DT creations and challenge winners' cards for creative new ideas. I love card magazines, all my craft goodies give me ideas too. Told you I was inspired by everything hehe. XOX Lucy

  7. your canvas creation is amazing ! I get inspired by blog hopping, watching youtube videos and looking through magazines. Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway

  8. Cool project, Love how you did the letters and that journal step by step was fab!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

  9. Wow this canvas is just gorgeous. I love it. Things like this definitely inspire me but mostly I think just sitting with all my supplies is what supplies me the most :)

  10. Allison winchester9:57 PM

    My inspiration = life!

  11. never would i have thought to try my letters like that , totally amazing & great colours. love it all & thanks for the chance to spread some of this mojo that is burning inside to my inspiration of my 3 kidlets :) sending love from New Zealand

  12. Love this canvas! The colour is just gorgeous!!! And the colour in the journal page is amazing as well! Colour, texture and the work of others are some of the things that inspire me...besides my kids of course! I find inspiration anywhere I can - blogs, Pinterest, Facebook, magazines, and sometimes it's just from things I see in everyday life - book covers, wrapping paper, name it! X

  13. GORGEOUS canvas Sharmaine - LOVE the colours and depth your stencilling & layers have created, the words POP!!! YES, I am INSPIRED - Blog Hops like today are part of my cyber inspiration, I like to visit blogs for inspiration and techniques, a crafty challenge is always good to push my limits too!!!
    AND I find it exciting to experiment with different products and techniques too, especially when magic happens before my eyes and at the end of my fingertips :)
    Every day I'm inspired by the colours, patterns, shapes and textures of nature & the world around me.
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and for the chance to win some CRAFTY AWESOMENESS :)

  14. my greatest inspiration comes from sorting through stashes of lace and papers and fabrics and ribbons and bits and pieces!! great fun!! and pinterst!! and shopping!!

  15. I'm inspired by seeing the creative process of others.

  16. Love your project and such an inspiring blog hop...

  17. Beautiful canvas and journal page - love the colours you've used in both. I get inspiration from lots of places including nature, looking at other people's gorgeous creations and browsing pinterest or even getting some old craft items I haven't used in a while and just playing :-) Thanks for the blog hop and the chance to win!

  18. Seeing all these new blogs to follow I am totaly inspired to start my own. Right now I am being heavily influenced by Mary Doodles and Emily Wayne Illustration. I am trained as a graphic designer but all I want to do now is draw pictures. I am adding to my marker set bit by bit but OMG I would SOOOOOO give all these the best home ever! I've started a new Facebook page Doodeloly so all my friends and family can keep up with my Daily Doodle project. I am doing at least one doodle a day Practice makes perfect right?

  19. I'm inspired by nature to create. It's very refreshing to be outdoors and just enjoy those simple things in life.

  20. Love the journal page.

    I'm inspired by the stunning creations all my blog-friends create.

  21. I love looking at great card designers on you tube and card magazines.Now that i have entered blog land and design teams, all the other very talented crafters out there constantly inspire me to do better every time I create a card.

  22. I've recently started my own blog to capture my creations with the hope that it inspires at least one person just as your blog has been inspirational to me. Lately, I've been following two American paper crafters who have inspired me to venture into the world of Copics. So much so that I've been watching their Youtube channels. I simply love watching videos featuring Copic markers being used to colour in The Greeting Farm's characters and Disney's Frozen's characters. I've been sharing these with my 6 year old daughter who simply loves them. (Some much needed Mummy-Daughter time since the birth of her baby brother 3 months ago) She's now "blending" her colouring just like in the videos! She inspires me to not limit my creativity to a certain palette but rather to use all the colours to give my creativity life!

  23. I so love seeing other people's work and it totally inspires me to (one day!!) try some mixed media!!

  24. Your canvas and journal both look amazing!! Love how you've used the chipboard for a stamp - great effect!

  25. Well I know that I've learnt heaps along the way on this wonderful hop and I'm not to sure about growing talent wise but my list of what I think I need in the crafting department is definitely growing. *Smiles* Your project is oozing with freshness and it's going to brighten any wall that you hang it on and it's sure to bring a smile to all that pass it. Thanks so much for the inspiration Sharmaine and wishing you many more crafting hours of happiness. =)....It's people like you and the whole team that inspire me. =)

  26. I'm inspired by great colour combinations - which I find all around me; in nature, on the internet, other people's craft, and more recently in museums while travelling overseas. I was so inspired by colour and pattern, particularly in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; I came home with lots of ideas to create!

  27. That background is fab! There is so much around to inspire but I find that a phrase, or an image, or some poetry will set me off.

  28. Colour and texture inspire me. Being able to build layers with paint, paper, colour, ephemera or anything with as much or as little as required for each creation.


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