Sunday, December 2, 2012

50 Shades of Basic Grey Blog Hop

I am happy to be a part of the newest theme over at Paper Issues:  50 Shades of Basic Grey!  For the theme, I had to choose one of their newest collections to work with.  They are all very pretty, but my personal choice was Lucille.  Not only because of all the robin egg blue contained within the paper, but because Lucille was my precious grandmother's name, so that was a given for me.  :)

I make lots of perpetual calendars, but this is a first to create on a vintage ceiling tile.  You probably can't tell from the photo itself, but it is rather large.  The overall measurements of the tile itself are 2' X 2'.  It started out white, with tons of rust.  I decided to paint it that sweet aqua color to accentuate the papers.  Adding some Saddle Brown StazOn really gives dimension to the beautiful texture in the metal and adds some distress to the piece.  Rather than choosing only 1 or 2 papers, I really wanted to showcase lots of the beautiful designs, so I opted to create a patchwork pattern for the calendar grid.  Coupling lots of vintage findings with the BG Lucille Collection Pack, embroidered tags, Snippets & wooden buttons makes for a rather elaborate calendar.  My favorite element of the overall piece is definitely the prize ribbon I made using a vintage tart tin, that crazy cool vintage brooch and some yummy ribbon.  The pennants are magnetic so that is an extra fun interactive touch.  Imagine the possiblilties of the designs you could create with those sweet little triangles.  :)

Now onto the important stuff & a giveaway!
As I mentioned, I am part of the 50 Shades of Basic Grey Blog Hop.  Those of us on the hop are showcasing the endless possibilites of what you can create using the delicious papers from Basic Grey.  Here is the order..

We are hoping that you would like to join in the fun by linking up your own fabulous creations. Either using your favorite Basic Grey goodies, or simply using the color "grey" which is so hot right now. Just be sure to keep it PG...I have heard that 50 Shades of Grey is pretty steamy...I personally haven't read any of the series yet....of course all of my friends say it is a definite must read!

Paper Issues is going to be giving away 3 prizes!  Now is your chance to win one of the 3 new Basic Grey Collections!  Who wouldn't love to win some swag!  Here are the rules to win:
3. Leave a comment that you did both
4. Link up a project for a Bonus entry

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Amy :)


Sarah said...

I love this! I love the paint color you used and ceiling tile is awesome!

Lori W said...

whoa...this rocks!! fantastic job!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Holyyyyyyy smokes!! This is AMAZING!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors and the vintage feel to it!! GORGEOUS!!

Kate Vickers said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Congrats on your new gig with TH. You rock!

Anonymous said...

This is pure awesomeness! I want this in my house!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a neat piece, I really love it turned out. The color of that frame is perfect!

Jean said...

Love this!

Unknown said...

Combination of 50 shades of basic gray making it more and more catchy. Loved it and the flower at center too.
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