Monday, June 23, 2014

eP Blog hop with Add A Little Dazzle

Welcome to our joint blog hop with Add a Little Dazzle. We are so excited to partner with them and have had so much fun playing with their products.  They have a beautiful collection of metal sheets, in a variety of colors, that are perfect for mixed media project.Both design teams have combined our products and are ready to share some inspirational projects with you. Join in on the fun and make sure to enter for a chance to win an amazing prize.

Welcome to Day 1 of  the Eclectic Paperie & Add a Little Dazzle joint blog hop!We’re so excited to be sharing some fabulous creations featuring the wonderful products from both companies in today’s hop. We have two amazing days of inspirational projects so make sure to stop by tomorrow.
 First we’d like to share a little bit about the two companies…
eclectic paperie
eclectic Paperie is a different breed of craft store, conceived as more than just a place where you can purchase supplies, we believe in the strength of collaboration, in coming together and sharing with like-minded crafters. Our goal is to offer a mixed media marketplace where a generation of artists can congregate, explore, imagine, and inspire one another.

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop
We specialize in an exclusive line of craft metal sheets that helps you take your crafting to the next level. Whether you are a seasoned or new crafter, our craft metal sheets will help you create unique projects that will make you stand out among the crowd. Are you ready to take your crafting to the next level? Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets will help you turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Prize Alert!

Make sure to stop by and visit each of the Design Team Blogs for a chance to win 1 of 2 prize packages from eclectic Paperie and Add a Little Dazzle  valued at $25.  You have until Friday, June 27th to enter.  The winners will be announced on both blogs on Saturday, June 28th.  You must leave a comment on all blogs.

So Are You Ready for Some Amazing Inspiration?

 I have never actually worked with color metal sheets before so this was something totally new for me! I also purchased a metal stencil from Add A Little Dazzle because I was dying to dry emboss.  I decided a card would be a wonderful first attempt.

I used a baby blue metal sheet from Add a Little Dazzle with some solvent ink to add some distressing. I used a roller tool along the edges to create an embossed border. 
Note! The solvent ink actually takes the color off the metal!!! It's a very cool distressed effect but be prepared. 
Next I decided that they were so shiny and pretty I wanted to die cut with them.
I started with a butterfly

And then used the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die to create a flower
The metal worked so easy with a squishy pad and stylus, it was amazing.
Here is the finished page. For the background page I used a piece of Fancy pants Nautical collection and for the torn pieces I used Authentique's Naturale collection. The frame is Prima Ingvald Bolme collection.

Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to qualify for a prize. I hope you enjoyed our little hop. 
And don't forget the ePlay challenge still going on over at eP to win a shopping spree in the eP store!
Til next time 


  1. Love how you distressed the metal pieces Andie, they look amazing. I love this stuff and so happy Kim is carrying it in her store now. Beautiful project! x

  2. Oh my word Andie...that card is...beyond the aged look and your layout is beautiful!!!
    Big hugs to you
    Tracy xxxx

  3. Incredible Scrapbook layout!! love the metallic rose and the effect of distressing on the metal piece is terrific!!!

  4. Andie...this ROCKS! Love your layout and the look of the whitewashed background with the shiny metal is so perfect. Beautiful stuff, girlfriend!

  5. Are you sure this is your first attempt? There is hope for me-such a fantastic job!

  6. Beautiful creations. Love that butterfly on the layout. It adds a beautiful touch.

  7. Love how your layout turned out - simply stunning.

  8. Love the card! It's so hard to make cards for men, but you nailed it!

  9. Your projects are great The layout is so amazing. Thanks for your inspiration.

  10. It´s a "bright" LO, thanks for sharing!

  11. Beautiful projects, Andie. I love the aged effect on the card. The embossing is gorgeous. The metal flower looks fabulous as does the dainty butterfly.Your layouts are always a delight!

  12. Andie, I was swooning over your card with the distressing and the FAB edges and then I saw your layout! Major swoon! LOVE the photo, the paint splatters, the metal butterfly and the flower! BOTH GORGEOUS!

  13. Wonderful technique on the metal piece for your card Andie - and your page is just devine! love the flowers and butterfly and that great woodgrain paper background! Well done!

  14. ooohhhhh love that card. that metal turned out awesome!!!! And your page is spectacular. Both projects are awesome. xoxo

  15. I love your page! And your card is very pretty

  16. Oh, I love that blue, shiny look - but the butterfly is absolutely marvellous! The metal sheets are made for this kind of adornment!
    hugs serafeena

  17. I especially love the metal butterflies. I am partial to them, and this will be so much fun to make.

  18. Adriana I loved both your projects. You give me hope to start using AALD product. Thank you for particpating. Reckon i will need to start checking your blog more regularly.

  19. Fabulous Andie! A really great layout with gorgeous metal touches, ! Love that butterfly! No need to buy embellies again !

  20. PS love your card too gorgeous distressed finish ! X

  21. Love the card and the layout. Really liked the butterfly and flower.

  22. Beautiful layout with the metal flower and the gorgeous butterfly -- Love it all !