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Thursday, October 27, 2016

blog hop

Hi Bloggers 

It’s time for a Blog Hop!

Come and join the fun with the amazing Design Teams from Lindy's and Imaginarium Designs … combining their creative forces for a massive blog hop and it's starting RIGHT HERE and RIGHT NOW!

There are prizes galore and so many stunning projects to inspire you!  It's so easy to play along and be entered into the draw.    All you need to do is leave a comment on the Lindy's Blog and then hop on over and check out each of the designer blog posts (please leave them all a little love as they each work incredibly hard to bring you all amazing projects!) and finish over at the Imaginarium Designs Blog by leaving a comment there.
Prize Winners will be announced everywhere on October 30th - check back in to see if you are a WINNER.
Hop on over and check out these stunning projects using Lindy's and Imaginarium Designs products from our super talented Designers.
Lindy's Stamp Gang - https://blog.lindystampgang.com/
·         Marta Turska-Grochocka 
·         Amanda-Jayne Baldwin
·         Natalie May 
·         Tanya Palamarchuk
·         Cindy Brown 
·         Leonie Neal-Dawson
·         Djamila Khiter 
·         SoniaThomason
·         Miriam Haggar
·         Ekaterina Zenevich 
·         Karyn Schultz
·         Solange Marques 
·         Sue Smyth
·         Carol Theng
·         Caroline Elliam 
·         Louise Nelson
·         Belinda Spencer
·         Kareen Brochu Harvey 
·         Leeann Pearce
·         Yulianna Efremova 
·         Chitose Nakamae
·         Tracey Fowler
·         Kate Palmer 
·         Sandi Spink

I know this hop is MASSIVE!

Hop Starts: RIGHT NOW!
Ends: Sunday 29th, October 2016 - at the last stroke of midnight!
Winners Announced: Monday 30th, October 2016
There are 5 x $25 Gift Vouchers available from Lindy's Stamp Gang and 5 x $25 Prize Packs from Imaginarium Designs to win!

Winners will be drawn randomly from among blog comments.

Local and international entries are welcome - this hop is worldwide - a bit like our Design Teams!

To celebrate this awesome event, I have created this project using Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays and  Imaginarium Chipboard. You can find all the chipboard I have used at                                      http://www.seriouslyscrapbooking.net.au/

I have created another altered book for my blog hop, but this time
I wanted a softer look and a less gothic feel.
I wanted to do a fairytale and chose Rapunzel as this
was my daughters favourite when she was young. This
meant I could include some flowers too, which I love.

I have used Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays and powders to colour the 
The colours I have used are
Canna Lily Burnt Orange
Opal Sea Oats 
and Magicals Screamin Banshee black 
and Ramblin Rose Pink

You can see I have applied the Magicals directly to the 
cover after I have layered over texture paste, white gesso 
and sprayed with Canna Lily Burnt Orange . I have sprinkled Ramblin
Rose Pink  Magical over the cover and spritzed. Then I added
Screamin Banshee Black after I have dried it to form the mottled look.

I have sprayed the muslin with Opal Sea Oats for a 
soft dyed look

A gorgeous lock on the side for that secret look.

Small alpha from Imaginarium are glued onto 
a scrap of chipboard to form a plaque.
This is then adhered to the cover.
I have sprayed this with Canna Lily Burnt Orange,
after it was painted with white gesso.
The rub over with gold metallic paint.

Here you can see the Prince chipboard shape, which
I have painted with matt black spray paint. 
Then I have rubbed over the top with
Screamin Banshee Black, which gives it an
almost purple shine.

The large plait is Sculpey clay which I have rolled into 
ropes and twisted into a plait. Then of course
baked it in the oven following the directions.
Then it has been sprayed with matt black spray paint
and rubbed over with metallic gold paint.

I have used Imaginarium Tulip Corners as leaves
I have sprayed matt black spray paint over the "Leaves"
and then rubbed over gold paint and spritzed with 
Opal Sea Oats and added a little 
metallic green paint too


  1. Simply beautiful!!! Love everything on it!

  2. Thanks for the blog hop! Your projects always inspire me!

  3. love altered books.... this is fabulous Sue

  4. Incredible! So many beautiful and thoughtful details

  5. So much to admire in the one project!

  6. Wow! Each element is lovely, but combined it really is a fairytale, even without reading the story! (Which also happens to be one of my childhood favorites.)

  7. stunning Sue! I love all the elements - a real fairytale!

  8. O.M.G. I\m totally in awe here. This is one of the most stunningly beautiful pieces i hve seen lately. It looks like a fairytale in itself. You have done a fantastic job on this. Absolutely adore it.


  9. I appreciate all the work that went into making this beauty.

  10. This is absolutely GORGEOUS! So happy I hopped over to see this. :)

  11. Wow this is Beautiful Sue, a lot of work in this project!!

  12. OMG this is so gorgeous !!!! your blog is in my favorits :)))

  13. OMG this is so gorgeous !!!! your blog is in my favorits :)))

  14. How absolutely awesome is this?? So magical!! This is beautifully done!! Thanks for sharing! All the best! )

  15. that is so awesome, fabulous book cover.

  16. W.O.W!!! Such a fairy tale dream!!! Love this altered book Sue - simply Aaaaaahmazing!

  17. This is indeed a fairytale book cover!

  18. Your creation is just extraordinary

  19. I absolutely adore your altered books! You are so talented! Just yesterday my 4 year old granddaughter started role playing the Rapunzel story and I know she would love something like this altered book! I just might have to give it a try!! Thanks for the inspiration and gorgeous eye candy!

  20. Wowee, as I trawl through the hop, this is the best yet!

  21. Amazing textures!
    Commenting with my blog name
    Phyllis Fernandez

  22. So many elegant and gorgeous details!

  23. Fantastic Sue, love it, Been busy painting bugs.