Artisan Finalist Blog Hop Day 8
Artisan Finalist Blog Hop Day 10

Artisan Finalist Blog Hop Day 9

I can hardly believe that the blog hop is almost over!  There have been some fabulous projects shared over the last week.  I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have!  If you started the blog hop from the beginning, you've just come from the blog of Holly VanDyne.  She is such an incredible artist!

Have you ever created something and it turned out NOTHING like what you had imagined?  Well, that is exactly what happened with this project.   I had originally wanted to make a display of photo props that was mostly black & white, somewhat vintage-looking.  And this is what happened.....

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The moustaches and neckties were created in My Digital Studio, cut out, and adhered to dowel rods....that was the easy part.  Then, I started painting the blocks with black paint.....didn't like it.  So then, I covered the blocks with Designer Series Paper.  I didn't like that either because you could see the black paint on all of the corners of the blocks.  So I took a foam brush and added white paint to all of the edges to give it a shabby look.  Mission accomplished, but it needed something more.  I added the pleated paper border, letters, and a camera image for My Digital Studio to pull it all together.

Be sure to visit again tomorrow.....I think I've saved the best for last!

This blog hop will take you in a complete circle, but if you happen to lose your way, here is a list you can refer to. Be sure to check back every day this week for more great stamping and paper crafting ideas!

  1. Connie Collins
  2. Holly VanDyne
  3. Melissa Stout  (you are here!)
  4. Amy O'Neill
  5. Sandie Conner
  6. Amy Rogers
  7. Mercedes Weber
  8. Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin
  9. Mindy Bingamon


You are now ready to visit Amy O'Neill.  She's got a great project to share with you today!



MY DIGITAL STUDIO:  Father’s Day, Many Mustaches

PAPER:  Eat Cake DSP

ACCESSORIES:  Décor Blocks

NON-STAMPIN’ UP!:  Wood Dowels, White Acrylic Paint

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