Wednesday, August 28, 2013

August Tribal Blog Hop

Greetings, all! Welcome to the Tribal Blog Hop! Today we have over a dozen talented bloggers sharing projects made with Club Scrap's August Tribal collection.


The stamp image above from the Tribal Collection Unmounted Rubber sheet has a special place in my heart, so I knew I wanted my blog hop project to feature it prominently. This frame now sits proudly on my desk at work! If you're interested, the full story, and the quickie tutorial, are at the end of this post.

Now let's check out what the other bloggers have in store for us. Happy hopping!

Club Scrap Creates (you are here)
Pat Huntoon: The Technique Trail
Julie Heyer: Cape Cod Scrapper
Roni Johnson: Ink Stains with Roni
Deb Weller: Deb Duz Scrappin
Tricia Morris: The Efficient Crafter
Hetty Sanders: CraftChaos
Kay Williamson: Kay's Keepsakes
Cathy Gray: The Artful Gamut
Anne Marie Healey: Artfully Balanced
Anne Hunter: Crzymom'sTidbits
Shona Gibson: Shona Scraps
Debby Hernandez: Masculine Inspirations
Janet Moran: Dishing with Janet
Tiare Smith: iClassy Girl

The UM story, and a quickie tutorial:

There's usually a lot of back and forth, choosing what works, and what doesn't, before the designers settle on the final product you see each month. The August unmounted stamps were no exception. I happened to be conveniently located nearby when the Tribal  UM discussion took place. There was a large open space where a previous idea had been scrapped that needed filling. I casually mentioned how much I liked the look of the symbols, but wish I knew what they meant. Once Jac provided the translations, I suggested it might be cool to pair those words with the art. Imagine how excited I was when I saw the final proof of the Tribal Collection UM sheet!

Since a picture's worth a thousand words, here's a step-by-step photo tutorial.

Paint inexpensive 5x7 frame with black acrylic paint.

Spritz Memories Mist onto Tribal Lite Masking Stencil.

Pretty!

Stamp UM image with India Black Ink.

Decorate frame with Gold Playcolor Metallic paint.

Voila!
Creatively yours,
Karen






31 comments:

  1. Wonderful - LUV the mask bit :-)

    IKE xx

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  2. Love your project Karen and the use of the stencil is wonderful! I solike the colorsof the tribalkit.

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  3. LOVE your project, so easy to do but wonderful results.
    TFS

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  4. Great frame Karen, and nice inspiration to have on your desk.

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  5. VERY nice Karen. Love the back story as well.

    pat-czap

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  6. "Your" stamp is wonderful! And the way you put it together in the frame is beautiful.

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  7. Looks great! I think I need some "masking" help though-mine always ends up kind of jacked up.

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  8. First of all, DARN IT! I wish I had asked someone before cutting up the UM's LOL!
    I went on line and did a search trying to find out if the symbols matched the words beneath and came up empty. Oh well, I am making it work. :)

    Karen, LOVE your framed artwork and thanks for sharing your step by step process with us. :) Great job!

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    1. Hey, Julie...I often cut apart UMs, even if I think they're intended as a "whole" piece. The beauty is in the versatility! Use 'em all together, or use 'em separate. The images and words are truly cool on their own, too, so there's no "wrong" way!

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  9. Great job on this work of heart!

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  10. Thanks for the UM story, I had not known those words were what the symbols meant. I am sure I will be using those stamps more, now that I know. Very pretty project.

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  11. Wow--nice work on that frame, Karen. :) I love how your designing leans toward the home decor area. You balance us all so well! :) And I'm SO glad you were there that day to offer your wishes for that stamp. It's been one of my favorites, too!

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  12. Beautiful tuto thank you for inviting me to the blog hop i am going to start jumping

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  13. Ditto what Tricia said Karen my friend. I always love to see ways to use our awesome tools and supplies that stretch us beyond scrapbooking and card making. And I'm very much into ways to create projects for inspiration, encouragement or affirmation for friends who might need that pick-me-up and actually for myself as well. Thanks for sharing this one!

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  14. Wow! This such a beautiful kit! Karen, your project is beautiful! Thanks for the meanings behind the symbols.

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  15. Karen, I love this! I agree - it so fun using your scrapping materials to make something to display. Every time I look at something made with this kit it makes me want to go home and play. Great job on making the frame gorgeous too!

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  16. So glad I didn't cut up my rubber yet. :) Very fun project!

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  17. I love your framed sentiment! What a great piece to have sitting on a desk. And I love the story behind the stamp. I always wish that I knew what some of the symbols from Asian Artisan meant.

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    1. I had a word jumble in there! Anyway, I love the little work of art!! I really want to make some art and it scares me and this is another one that isn't particularly complicated and absolutely lovely!!

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  19. I cut mine too, but with intent as Karen said. I can always put them back together to match the print sheet. And that image right there is why I got that sheet! My fav too. Scary to think it almost wasn't even there!

    I'd actually like even MORE backstory. I know those are Maori symbols because we were just in NZ in March and learned about them. But you all had to plan this WAY longer ago than that, so where did the plan to use these symbols originate? Karen or Tricia, you can PM or email me if it's a long story. Thanks!

    Beth M

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  20. Lovely, the story, the project, just lovely!

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  21. Very pretty. I love that the words are included with the symbols. :)

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  22. Cute frame Karen. Thanks for the story and instructions.

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  23. Just finished the whole blog hop and it was wonderful. So many great projects. Thank you, CS and all the participants!

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  24. Beautiful card and frame. Love the way the stencil was used.

    TFS An'Jenic-

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  25. Beautiful! I like knowing the meaning of the symbols, too!

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  26. these stamps are amazing. i am delighted to visit all the blog hop stops to see how everyone has used them. thanks for sharing. xo

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  27. Love the shapes alone, but also love the meanings. Great project.

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  28. Love the back story! Makes your project that much more meaningful.

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  29. Great project! Thanks for the inspiration.

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