The E-Team is so very excited to help Daisy celebrate eclectic Paperie’s 4th Anniversary! I can hardly believe that it has been 4 years since she first opened eclectic Paperie. . . of course, I think I’ve been a customer since the get go! I know that I was one of the very first featured eclectic Friends. I went back through my blog and found my post (which was fabulous by the way . . . all about cupcakes . . . and because of system failures on the SCS server . . . I lost the whole damn post and had to recreate it). Anyhoo, the post was June 10, 2007 . . . that was a while ago!
eclectic Paperie is announcing something NEW today . . . eclectic Kits! The debut eclectic Kit is all about Chunky Art . . . . Chunky Tags and Chunky ATCs. Now you know I’m in my seventh heaven . . . . it’s wood, it’s chunky and it’s art!
The full kits are limited to 25 so after the first 25 are gone . . . their gone! The good thing is the kits are available in a number of ways.
You can get the full Chunky Art eclectic Kit for $25.00:
You can get Just the Wood, Please? eclectic Kit for $5.00:
The best thing yet, is that eclectic Paperie will be giving away two (2) $25 Gift Certificates to two (2) lucky winners during the Chunky Art Blog Hop. All you need to do to win . . . is to leave comments! Leave a comment on The E-Team’s blogs to be eligible . . . the winners will be drawn from comments left on all the blogs.
Now I couldn’t resist when I got my kit . . . I knew that I had to make both a Chunky Tag AND a Chunky ATC! Of course, I love making Chunky Tags and have only made one Chunky ATC before this one (you haven’t seen it yet . . . wait until after CHA starts then I can spill the beans on that one).
Let’s start with my Chunky Tag! This first side is the project I’ve been wanting to make ever since I saw the cowgirl boots in my header. I’ve also decided that I’m not going to go into great detail on each side. I’ll hit the high points for you though. It would make the post sooooooo long. Plus look for all the little trinkets and embellishments . . . there are many!
The flowers (as are all the flowers on this piece) stamped in Snowcap Pigment with the weave background from Studio 490 – Forever Art. The flowers are then inked in Dusty Concord and Tumbled Glass. The heart is inked in Barn Red and the wings (both sides) are covered in Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint and then swiped with Rock Candy Distress Stickles.
The birdcage side is of course, fast become a favorite of mine. I can’t think of a better BAD girl sentiment than “she only flew when no one could see.” Think about it . . . think long, think hard . . . it’s perfect! By the way, the leaves are done in Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive.
The sides read together is my year . . .
Embrace the Journey!
Were you able to see the hint of Turquoise Perfect Pearl Mist on the paper paper wrapped around the 2×4? Can you tell that this is my own personal Chunky Tag that will sit in my studio for me to see every day?
Now for the Chunky ATC! What a fun size to work with. I’ll tell you up front that the paper used is Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 and the flowers were made by gluing the paper to GrungePaper and die cutting.
The first side is a simple reminder to myself.
The other side . . . well hell, another reminder to myself.
And the sides . . . first one
and then the other
a take from the first side . . . live the simple life! One doesn’t need much more than that!
I do believe that’s all I have today! All I can say is if you have any specific questions about the project, shoot me an email. What I truly love about these chunky projects is that they are an expression of the individual artist and whatever you do, is never wrong!
I leave this for eclectic Paperie and Daisy.
Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short . . . embrace the adventures that come your way today!
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