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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

E-Team Blog Hop: A Journaling We Go, Part 2 - Inspired By Words

Ready for to see some journal pages from The E-Team? You will love the variety and art The E-Team created. We are also very excited to have 2 Guest Bloggers today. Here are the participating E-Team bloggers:

Introducing our May

Linda Ledbetter has been under the weather this week so send her some virtual chicken soup love on her blog over at Studio L3.

Visit each E-Team participant on her blog to see what she created. We'll have some goodies to share for several lucky readers
  • We'll randomly choose 2 winners to receive a $25 Gift Voucher to shop at eclectic Paperie.  
  • You have from today until Sunday, May 28th to leave a comment. 
  • Winners will be announced on the eP blog Tuesday, May 29th.  
  • Join the E-Team in our journal adventure and upload your own journal page here (see below). We are going to pick 2 people to join us next month. You have until Sunday June 3rd to post your journal page inspired by our monthly quote. We'll pick and announce the next E-Team guest bloggers Fri, Jun 8th.

Come Journal with us. Find inspiration from the following quote:

"A woman is like a tea bag - you never know strong she is until she gets in hot water." 
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I will be posting my project on Friday with a little background about this month's inspirational words from Eleanor Roosevelt. 

Happy Wednesday!

Friday, May 18, 2012

New E-Team Blog Hop Preview

Mark you calendars for Wednesday, May 23rd. Part 2 of our Journal Series is coming up. Here's a preview of the inspirational quote that the E-Team is looking to in preparing their journal page(s).

Happy Friday!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Introducing Our E-Team Guest Bloggers

Congratulations to Melody Schwartz and Marjie Kemper

We loved Melody's Journal Cover with her hand crocheted flower. There are lots of texture and dimension to her Art. You can see more of Melody's creation on her blog at Lilacs and Butterflies for the joy of creativity.

We are excited to have Marjie join the E-Team for our May Blog Hop. Marje shared a colorful journal cover over on her blog at She Who Stamps & Scraps. Loved the 5.5 x 8 size and can't wait to see her first entry.

Marjie and Melody will be joining the E-Team for our May Blog Hop on Wednesday, May 23rd. We look forward to see what they create. The E-Team will be using the following quote to inspire their May Journal entry:

"A woman is like a tea bag; 
you never know how strong it is 
until it's in hot water." 
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, May 4, 2012

Congratulations to Compendium of Curiosities 2, Challenge 3 Winner

If you haven't discovered Linda Ledbetter's weekly Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge over at Studio L3, check it out today.

eclectic Paperie sponsored Challenge 3, Marbled Stains, last week and we've chosen a winner.  Congratulations to Nadia. Loved her tag and the use of white really highlighted the technique.

Nadia, please contact and send your email so we can get your $25 eclectic Paperie coupon code to you for some shopping fun.


E-Team Journal Blog Hop Update

Happy Friday!

First weekend of May and lots of things going on. It's Star Wars day for some as it is "May the 4th". Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo as well as National Scrapbooking Day. Today was to be the last day to upload your Journal Cover if you are interested in joining the E-Team Blog Hop next month. We've decided to extend the deadline and give you a couple more days. There are already some artful journal covers that have been shared. Please go to THIS POST to upload and share your journal cover. You have until Sunday, May 6th to upload your journal cover.

I am very late to share and post my journal cover. I think part of it was procrastinating and not wanting to commit to ink it up. I started with covering the cover with some Gesso. Spreading it thick was my goal as I wanted to etch some words the cover. Taking a pencil, I wrote some words in a variety of handwriting as well as random scribbles. I really wanted to create some texture.

To be safe, I let the covers dry overnight. I wanted to use some of my Claudine Hellmuth Paint Studio stash. I love these smooth paints and how you can mix it up. I used this helpful chart to create up to 51 colors with just the 15 existing colors.


Using water to create a color wash, I started to apply the colors onto the cover of my journal.

Using some Distress Ink (Vintage Photo) with a blending tool, I was able to tone down the colors a bit and highlight the etched words. I decided that my journal cover is going to be a work in progress for this E-Team Blog Hop series. I'll probably add some embellishments along the way. 

I hope you find some time this weekend to get a little inky and create something for yourself. Thank you to everyone who have already shared their journal cover. You have two extra days if you decide to join in on the journal fun. 

Have a great weekend and 

- Daisy
"feed your creativity" at eclectic Paperie