Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sizzling Summer Blog Hop

Hello Everyone and Welcome!

I had so much altering my Prima bike. When the blog hop was first brought up and Barrie and Carol said we would be all altering the Prima bike I was so excited. They said to make it our own and that is just what I have done. I wanted to challenge my self to do things I have never done before. Seeing as this was my first ever blog hop my mantra was "go big or go home". I first started by spray painting my bike with Valspar paint and primer in one spray paint called satin encounter. I have never used a configuration box and I had a few of the Tim Holtz ones on hand and I knew that my bike had to be a stunning decoration piece, a conversation starter. I used the Graphic 45 paper line Couture, a Tim Holtz configuration box, The Tim letter press wood blocks to create the word "amore" which means love in Italian. I also used the Tim Holtz foundations feet also spay painted with the same paint used on the bike because I did not want the feet to blend in. I have also used the Prima wire thread in white to create the floating air balloons. The dies that i used on my bike are the Sizzix angel wings and the Tim Holtz spring greenery decorative strip. I also used a border punch from EK Success called  "double crochet lace". Iinked and edged all of the papers with Distress Ink "Black Soot".

The flowers I used on my bike are Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers. The majority of them were white however some were a blue. I used the Lindys Stamp Gang spray to color the flowers the exact colors I needed. The beauty of the sprays is that even if you do not have white flowers the spray covers and saturates evenly so I could achieve the colors that I needed For My bike I used My Mojito  Green on the vines. I then used the following colors on the flowers Sea Mint Green, Tibetan Poppy Teal, Shabby Turbine Teal, Whale Watch Blue, Wild Honeysuckle Coral, Cowabunga Copper, and Tiffanylou Blue. I also had some plain white WOC flowers that I sprayed with the Blazing Sun spay to really make them shine. I also had in my floral stash a package of  WOC skeleton leaves which i used behind the rosettes to make them look like flowers and give dimension.

I created 6 rosettes. I used (2) 2x12 strips scored at 1/4 inch all the way across the 12 inch length,
(2) 1 1/2x12  also scored at 1/4 inch across the 12 inch length, (1) 1 1/4x12 inch strip scored the same as before and another strip that is 3/4x12 scored in the same manner.

To decorate the insides of the configuration boxes i first papered then embellished. I reached in to my stash once again to use some of my most favorite bobbles. Tons of metals and charms, keys, scrabble pieces, film strip, pearls and dangles just to name a few.

I hope you have enjoyed spending some time here on my blog with me. I also hope you have enjoyed your self thus far on our blog hop. By far this has been one of the funnest and most challenging projects i have done however this is by far my favorite.

Remember you must leave a comment below and write down the letter you will find at the end of this blog post. Once you have visited all of the blogs you will be able to create a word or words. You will then email scrapadabadoo@comcast.net with your answer. This blog will continue on through  Friday with 2 bloggers each day. If you are just now joining us on this hop you can go to www.scrapadabadoo.blogspot.com and join in from the beginning and gather your letters along the way.





















Your journey will continue tomorrow Wednesday June 25th as you hop on over to visit Gwen on her blog and see her wonderful creation. Gwens Blog

65 comments:

  1. WOW....WOW....WOW!!! You weren't kidding about going big or go home. I love it!! I love how so very different but equally beautiful our creations are. This is awesome Ashliegh. I really like your style.

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  2. Wow! BHB if you get what I mean. Nicely done.

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    1. Lol Janet I do get it Big Honking Bike!!
      To funny!

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  3. WOW! Just beautiful, Ash! So, much detail and love the paint on the bike and the bling. ..;o) Really, really so pretty.

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  4. Thank you ladies had so much fum making it.

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  5. Amazing! Love the colors and detail! Great job!! TFS

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  6. Ashleigh...this is beautiful...Great Job...

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  7. Ashleigh, I love how you painted the bike, and of course, Iove all the flowers. It is beautiful.

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  8. beautiful Ashleigh love the color and the key in the wheel.

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  9. This project has a lot of details to it. I think the wings and the heart balloons on the bike handles stands out for me the most. Great project.

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  10. Amazing details, just wow! What an imagination...

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  11. Awesome creation Ashliegh. I love how you incorporated the bike into the display. Those rosettes really add extra pizzazz too.

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  12. Love the detail and the beautiful girl with wings. Completely different from everyone else.--Karen Seidlitz

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  13. Wow, wow, wow! I would love to see this in person! This is absolutely stunning!

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  14. Oh WOW!!! This is just FABULOUS!!!

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  15. wow ( everyone else already said it all

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  16. You have outdone yourself! It's stunning!

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  17. WOW!! when I see this I think Rose Parade Floats...Amazing! Gorgeous!

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  18. Wow! I am totally amazed at your creativity!

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  19. ....Ash what an amazing creation.. this is definitely You..its beautiful...

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  20. girl you went all out - love Couture

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  21. beautiful...love the color selection!

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  22. this is a conversation starter...a show stopper...a work of art. I love it. You did a good job with the configuration boxes. I even see those extremely odd and (a little scary) Tim dolls without their arms. These really creep me out and yes I purchased some because they were on sale and they were Tim's. They don't look so creepy or scary the way you have used them. I may have to take them out of the brown bag, in the back of the drawer, in the closet and use them....or send them to you so you can show other awesome things to do with them. Beautiful project.

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  23. WOW!!! This is just stunning. I looked through all the photos several times and there are just so many little beautiful things to see and elements galore. You definitely succeeded in making a piece that will be a conversations starter for sure. Wonderful job Ash!

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  24. Oh my goodness!!!!!!!! Just out standing.

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  25. WHAT! OMG! Love your style girl!

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  26. Amazing! The details are outstanding. WOW!!!

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  27. What a wonderful job you have done on this one Ashleigh. Absolutely love it.

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  28. This is amazing so much detail and the vine and things are so beautiful.

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  29. Oh Ashliegh, your project is breathtaking !! You always go above and beyond and your work shows it. Well Done !!

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  30. it amazes me how these can be made into a beautiful work of art!!!

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  31. Oh my goodness. Double, no triple WOW. I am amazed at your creation. What a talent you have and thank you for sharing it with all of us.

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  32. Ashleigh ...this is amazing ... Love it!!!!

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  33. okay im sooo in love with this bike! *drools*

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  34. This is absolutely gorgeous Ashleigh! Love how you incorporated all the metals, and I especially love how you used the G45 Couture collection with this as well. Great job!

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  35. Awesome love the flowers you used in it.

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  36. Stunning- art deco/graphic 45 vibe. Love it.

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  37. I realy love this creation :)

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  38. OMG!! This is unbelievable and incredible!! I am blown away by your project!
    Awestruck and awesome!

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  39. Amazing Ashleigh! Love the bright colors and all the little goodies inside Tim's box.

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  40. amazing!.... love it! ..the colours..the mix ..all!! love it love it!

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  41. Ash, the color and all your added decorations are what make this project yours and beautiful.

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  42. Beautiful project. You have such talent.

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  43. Wow what a beautiful project. The details are over the top. The the Couture paper from G45.

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  44. Amazing!!! So much work went into it. All the wonderful details make it so creative.

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  45. WOW! So much going on! This must have taken you ages to make. Great job, Ash!

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  46. OH my goodness its so amazing. I can't make up my mind what I like best...so so beautiful. Love it all.

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  47. Personally, I like the "couture" feel of the piece. Nice work!

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  48. Love G45, you have great taste.

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  49. You inspire me Ashleigh. You always go that extra mile with your projects. So much work has gone into this one. I is truely beautiful and my favorite. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

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