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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It's Better with Color, Part 6: Claudine Hellmuth Studio Product Line

It's time for a new installment for our "It's Better with Color" series. Today, the E-Team is taking on Part 6: Claudine Hellmuth Studio Product Line. We love this fabulous collection of acrylic paints, Sticky Back Canvas, brushes, & more.

With the holiday season fast approaching, gift giving with handmade items for special people are on the top of the list. You have to plan for these special gifts and want to make sure that you use the best stuff out there. Acrylic paints are a staple of seasonal art supplies for its color options, ability to go on many surfaces, its permanent feature, and overall value. 

Visit the E-Team during this blog hop and you'll see the variety of projects they have created. You'll get inspiration from surfaces they used and how they used the paints to create their final piece. Check out the vibrant colors and texture that the Claudine Hellmuth Studio Product Line really brings out in a project. 

What's a blog hop without some fun giveaways? Visit each E-Team participant on her blog to see what she created. 
  • You have from today until Thursday, Sept 1st to leave a comment. 
  • We'll randomly choose 3 winners to win a Claudine Hellmuth Mini Acrylic Paint Set along with some other eP goodies.
  • Also leave a comment here on the eclectic Paperie Blog for a chance to win a $25 eclectic Paperie voucher. Tell us about any tips of techniques using acrylic paints in your projects. 
  • Winners will be announced on the eP blog on Friday, Sept 2nd.  

As you will see with this product line, not all acrylic paint is created equal. The Claudine Hellmuth color palette is bright and cheerful; versatile since you can mix for more color options; and the mediums are fantastic for your projects.
We hope you'll learn something new, pick up some tips, and be inspired to get your paints out. Happy Tuesday!
-Daisy Sparks
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Winner of the first eclectic Challenge is....

Congratulations! You wowed us with your egg carton base that really looked like an ornate metal stand. You used all the elements to create an "egg-cellent" artful piece.

You've won a $40 gift voucher to eclectic Paperie. We have lots of new goodies that arrived, too. Please send your email address to

Thanks to all who took the time to participate in our first eclectic Challenge. There will be some more fun challenges coming up.

To all the lovely artists who entered,  please send your email address to I also have something I want to send to thank you for participating.

Mark you calendars for Tuesday, August 30th for the next E-Team blog hop. It will be another installment of "It's Better With Color" series featuring Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints.

Happy Tuesday!

-Daisy"feed your creativity" at

Monday, August 15, 2011

eclectic Challenge #1 Update plus some winners

Happy Monday!

Thank you for visiting The E-Team for our first eclectic Challenge: "Your a Good Egg". They came up with some creative, resourceful, and artful ways with a little Distress Ink, some dies and an egg carton. Your comments motivate them to accept any challenge I can come up and make some kind of wonderful projects to share with you.

The two winners from this blog hop challenge are:

from Latrice Murphy's blog:

from Starla Nelson's blog:

Please email your snail mail to and I will mail out some of our new 6x6 Paper pad arrivals as well as some other eP Goodies.

Don't forget that you still have time to enter our first eclectic Challenge. You have an entire weekend, too. Will you accept the challenge? What can you create with some Distress Ink, some dies and en egg carton. The E-Team wants to see. You can view some of the entires and upload your own creation HERE.

Have an "egg-cellent" week!

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Friday, August 12, 2011

New E-Team Blog Hop + an eclectic Challenge

IT IS TIME for a new E-Team Blog hop plus a new challenge for you. 
I challenged the e-Team by giving them three materials to work with. I knew that they had these supplies on hand and were easily accessible. I gave them the following supply list to work with:

  1. Distress Inks (could be a combination of Distress Ink Pads or Distress Stains)
  2. Any kind of die (could be Spellbinders, Sizzix, Cuttlebug, Circuit, etc...)
  3. and an EGG CARTON - incorporate into your project somehow. You could flatten it out, cut it up, or use it as a surface.
Visit the e-Team this weekend to see what they created. Leave one comment per e-Team blog participant beginning today - Sun, August 14th. Two winners will be chosen randomly from the e-Team blogs to win some of the new 6x6 paper pads that have arrived along with some other eP goodies. 

NOTE: Linda Ledbetter is going to sit this one out but visit her weekly Grungy Monday challenge on her blog at Studio L3.

The e-Team was up for this new eclectic Challenge. You all know how creative they are and how diverse their projects can be. I can't wait for you to see what they did with their supply list.


So this new eclectic Challenge is now going to involve you, too. This is now your chance to show us your creative projects by joining us in this eclectic Challenge. You have to use the same 3 supplies that is listed above in your creation. Those are the only guidelines. Let your imagination have some fun. 

You will have until Sunday, August 21st to create and upload your eclectic Challenge: You're a Good Egg creation. We are going to pick a winning creation and post on August 22nd. This winner will receive a $40 eclectic Paperie gift voucher.

Thank you so much for joining in on this fun new blog hop/challenge!

"feed your creativity" at

Please link your blog using a public image-hosting site. After you enter your info here, click "Next" and you'll be able to select the photo you wish to display as a thumbnail.

This challenge will close Sunday, August 21st, 11:59 PST. 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Did you win?

Thank you so much for visiting the E-Team during Part 5 of "It's Better with Color" series featuring Ranger Distress Stains. WOW, your comments were all heartfelt and fun to read. Thanks for providing links to some of you projects, too. It's fun to see all the creative juices out there.

Congratulations to the following blog hop winners! Please send your email information to and I'll get an eclectic Paperie gift voucher out to you.

From Broni Holcombe's Blog - Melissa

From Micki Harper's Blog - Joan VanCourt

From Linda Ledbetter's Blog - ArtZhodgepodge

and the winner of some eclectic Paperie box of goodies is:

The new Distress Stain colors are still in stock and will remain 10% off for the rest of the week. You can see what is available HERE. The new Pink Paislee Mistables are also a great surface to apply the Distress Stains on.

The E-Team is working on something new for their next blog hop. We might shake things up a bit so be on notice. It is going to be some kind of wonderful E-Team fun!

Have a great week! Keep cool, too!

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