6.29.2012

Hello Friday -- Lily Bee Blog Hop --- Giveaway!!

Eeek!  So excited to share a really fantastic blog hoppin' kind of opportunity today!  And have you seen the sneaks for the new collections?!  Love!  Make sure you visit everybody and get to see ALL the amazing inspiration the Lily Bee Design DT has cooked up for you today!





It is yet another fantastic blog hop!  Things have sure been hoppin' around here haven't they!  This time we are celebrating Lily Bee Designs brand new blog (which is pretty darn fantastic!)



Here's a list of all the spots you'll need to visit.  Make sure you don't miss anyone.  You can go in any order but don't miss anybody!



We have a super fantastic giveaway for you so here is the deal.  Make sure that you hop around to each and every blog and leave a comment (there could be special instructions on each blog so make sure you read carefully!)  We will be giving away a $50 VISA gift card to one lucky winner. Comments will be open until Monday, July 2nd, Midnight EST. We will announce the winner on the 4th of July post. 


In honor of our brand spanking new blog and our blog hop, I've created a new layout to share with you.  I have to tell you that I was inspired by Miss Amy Heller's recent layout for my starting point.  Add a little Celine style inspiration and.....Voila!



My main gig here was that I wanted to use the green paper as my background but I didn't want the color quite so strong.  What to do????  Add paint of course to soften the color.


I've also been loving using vellum to add a little extra texture and transparency.



Add one of Julie Fei Fan Balzer's masks and I was truly happy with my background.



Well, except that I had to use the Handmade stamp set to add some more texture, pattern and color variation to the background.



That hexagon stamp combined with Colorbox Frost ink = some wonderful texture!




So now it's your turn to leave a comment for your chance to win.  Tell me, have you ever used paint to significantly change a background paper for a project?  Did you like the result?  Leave your comment here and on each of the other blogs for your chance to win!!!  Happy Hopping!

94 comments:

  1. Great layout! I like to use white paint around the edges of my holiday projects to give a "snow" feel.

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  2. Couldnt see the first 2 images on this post but the last layout was great...love the use of paint.

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  3. Wonderful layout!!!! I really like the effect that you've used for softening the green color of the paper. Very inspiring project!!

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  4. Sooooooooooooo beautiful! I loveeeeeeeee the masking and the photos!!!

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  5. Wow- amazing! I used paint last week to make a You Color my World layout.

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  6. OH YES! A Reason to get messy & create what could be better as a matter of fact I was gearing up this AM to do just that!

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  7. Love your layout!! Those photos are beautiful. I do use paint on layouts on occasion - used to more than I do now but it's still a fabulous look!!

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  8. I have always been afraid of using paint. It seems too permanent. After seeing how lovely your layout is with the paint, I may be less intimidated to try it out :)

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  9. Love the little banners on your layout and the colors and texture are fantastic as well! Love it!

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  10. Great layout. I love how you softened the background.

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  11. I never used paint in a background in other kind of proyects yes but in cards or LO no. But I love how it turned in your proyect really soften the intense green color. Hope to win ;)

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  12. Fabulous page. Love the soft colors and the paint. I've used paint couple of times, but only to give some texture. The banners and flags look great!

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  13. Beautiful layout! and GORGEOUS photos!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. So Gorgeous! Love all the colors you used.. They all blend perfectly. The banners are fantastic. I love how you muted it all by adding some paint!

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  15. Love the background and your title! Great work!!

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  16. I love green, and the masking and variations are just gorgeous!

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  17. Really like this! I've used paint before on my LOs to soften the page...and really like it! great job!

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  18. No, I have not used paint like this but your layout is beautiful so I may have to try it.

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  19. oh my! Love this! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. what a pretty page - love the paint

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  21. I've used gesso quite a few times to whitewash a background. It's a look I like, but one that I rarely use.

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  22. In my get messy class I used paint to alter some pages! Stunning layout! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. fab painting and masking - so fresh and in line with the beauty of your photo!

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  24. I have used paint on my backgrounds. Your LO is so pretty.

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  25. Your layout is beautiful! Love how you created that great background!

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  26. Love the colors you chose! Fab job!

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  27. Fantabuluos layout - love all the different elements!

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  28. Love all of the layers! The paint, the washi, the stamping! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Paint is a great background addition. thanks for the chance to win.

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  30. I have never used paint in a Lo, but love how it looks. Thanks!

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  31. I haven't even thought of using paint in any of my projects.. that seems like such an obvious addition to any background.. thanks for sharing. I maybe have to try it sometime!

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  32. I have used paint but need to learn when to say when. Love your Layout. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  33. What amazing pictures you scrapped! Love how you did the paint; I do paint on my layouts sometimes - definitely the misting and splattering though.

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  34. I haven't been brave enough to use paint on my layouts but I'm seeing it so frequently now that I'm getting really tempted to give it a try!

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  35. I've fallen in love with this LO. A very beautiful one. I will come back to your blog for sure.Have a nice day!

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  36. Wonderful layout! I love to use paint, and I have used it just like you did - to alter the color a bit and to give some texture to the background - sometimes I even use chunky patterned foam stamps with the paint for a similar purpose.

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  37. Beautiful layout! Thanks for sharing"

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  38. I've never used paint quite like that on my layouts. I think it looks awesome, but I am intimidated even by mists! Maybe someday I'll be brave :)
    ~Natalie

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  39. Lovely projects and inspiration on the hop today! Thanks!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. The paint technique looks really cool, especialy with the chevrons. I love the whole color pallette with your lovely photos.

    jillc at ne dot rr dot com

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  41. I've used paint to soften backgrounds, haven't been confident enough in my work to know if I liked it or not actually!!! It's different! I like it when I look at other people's projects, such as this one, but when it comes to showing non-scrappers/cardmakers, I always get the "What's with the paint?" question! So the jury is out! Lovely work here!!!!!!

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  42. I have not used paint on my layouts...only a bit of mist sometimes.

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  43. Your page is beautiful, I love the collage look and the chevrons. I love to use paint to change patterned papers, it is helping me get through a very old stash of papers that would otherwise remain unused :-)

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  44. Fabulous layout, Ursula! I haven't gotten brave enough to use paint to really alter my background.

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  45. Lots of wonderful detail on your beautiful layout - love all the greens - beautiful use of your papers!

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  46. Lovey layout and I love your photos!

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  47. I like the shabby look of your layout. VERY nice.

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  48. I am just beginning to use paint in my scrapbooks. I haven't ventured to using it on my backgound paper yet, but I just might have too after seeing your layout!

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  49. I've just paint as used as a background a couple of times - wasn't elaborate, just a bit of a swipe - didn't mind it, but do need to start experiencing a bit more :)

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  50. Nope. Not a painter. Way too klutzy. Ha!

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  51. I've not used paint on cards or layouts. I'm only into misting at this point. Love the texture on your LO.

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  52. Love the colors in this layout....want paint back in my layouts again. Great job!

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  53. Love this page! No, I've never used paint on my backgrounds before, but you can bet I'll be using it now!

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  54. I've not used pait but admire those brave enough to do so.

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  55. What a beautiful page for an amazing photo! Love this!

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  56. I'm no painter, but this technique is simply lovely! thank you for sharing.

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com
    e-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  57. Yes, i have used paint for the background, i like it. Your layout really does capture the essence of your photograph, bravo nicely done

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  58. So pretty, love your layout and all the details!

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  59. really pretty...love your layout!

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  60. I have never added paint to a layout but I like the effect that you got here on your layout and will have to remember that this is something I can do to change the color slightly of a piece of patterned paper. Thanks for sharing.

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  61. I have never tried paint on a layout, but I do that often on altered projects. Such a pretty layout! and I love the new Lily Bee blog!

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  62. gosh, everything about this is gorgeous!
    I usually use my craft ink, glimmer mists, or spray ink tool when I want to add a different look to the item I've made. will have to give paint a try! :)

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  63. Pretty layout-no I haven't used paint to significantly change my lo... TFS!

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  64. The focal point of your beautiful page is amazing...that daisy! Wow.

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  65. I have tried paint to give a white-washed or distressed look. I like it. This layout is great.

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  66. Beautiful LO...I can almost see the movement of your brush by following the stamping arrows...

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  67. gorgeous-love the green combined with the yellow~! and no, I haven't used paint but always say I'm going to!

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  68. Love your paint effect! I sometimes use gesso to tone down a bold patterned paper or watercolors to brighten up a paler one. I really like using watercolors on dotted swiss cardstock.

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  69. Your layout is awesome! I have tried using paint on backgrounds before, even mists and a few times gesso, but i have to say that the end result just never seemed as nice as yours. I guess i need a little more practice. I'm taking out my paints right after i finish hopping! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  70. Stunning layout!!! Love the green!!!Thanks for the chance... hugs...xoxo

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    1. and, yes-I do like to play with paint on my LO's from time to time!

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  72. Loved your approach on softening the paper. It is a beautiful layout.

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  73. pretty layout sweet paper!

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  74. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous LO!! Amazing! Love how the paint gives it a little bit of a shabby chic look! So pretty!!

    I have never used paint to change a background, just on my edges, but after seeing this, I will now!!

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  75. wow! I love your use of paint, and no I have never used paint on any of my scrapbooking, but after seeing your page I def. want to try it! Thanks!
    Lisa

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  76. Gorgeous!! Love the paint idea, I would never have thought of it myself!

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  77. Great page for great pictures!

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  78. I really like how u use "green" in your layout.

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  79. Greatlayout with such beautiful detail!

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  80. Gorgeous page, I love the painting. Yes, I've used paint to change a background several times before, I love the different effect it gives! x

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  81. Yes, I have used white as you have done. I like the effect very much so I will do this again. I also saw recently that some people use washi tape to do the same thing - interesting!

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  82. What a delightful design style you have. And I too have used white paint as a whitewash for several card projects. LOVE the look it creates!

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  83. I have never used paint to change a background, but I love the result you achieved. Thanks so much for the detailed pictures.

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  84. Your page is gorgeous! The way you've altered your background with the paint is just amazing - totally changes the look and feel of the page.
    The only times I've used paint to change a page was by using small drops - I know I've never changed a page background in such an artistic fashion as you have here. Thanks for sharing this lovely layout!

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  85. No I haven't used paint, but I so love what you did with it!

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