Friday, June 27, 2014

Scrapadabadoo’s Sizzling Summer Blog Hop

 
If you’ve come here from Jess’s blog then you are on the right track, if not please go to http://www.scrapadabadoo.blogspot.com/ to start the ride from the beginning.
 
SHIP WRECKED
I love all things about the beach….the sun and sand, the waves, the water…what’s not to love so that’s why I instantly knew when I received my bike http://www.scrapadabadoo.com/item_7117/Prima-Bicycle-Frame.htm from Scrapadabadoo I was going to decorate it in a beach theme.
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I started by giving my bike a light whitewash with a dry brush of gesso as well as on the base the bike is sitting on.  The base didn’t need much as it already looked like a piece of driftwood. I then wrapped the frame of my bike with some rope.
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I decorated the inside of my bike with the large gear die cut from the Tim Holtz Gadget Gears Die http://www.scrapadabadoo.com/item_7063/Sizzix-Bigz-Gadget-Gears-Die.htm.  I covered it with the wood grain paper http://www.scrapadabadoo.com/item_4659/Med-Brown-Wood-Grain-6pk-8.5x11.htm then inked it with vintage photo distress ink.  I thought it looked like a ships wheel. I added a sand dollar cut out of chipboard using Tim Holtz’s new Sand & Sea die.  I used the same die to cut the seahorse out of chipboard.  I painted it then added crackle accents.
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I added some beach sand to the base much like you would adhere glitter.  I put down a thick coating of glossy accents then sprinkled the sand then allowed it to dry thoroughly.  I also tucked in some shells here and there using Ranger Matte multi-medium http://www.scrapadabadoo.com/item_3919/Ranger-Matte-Medium-4oz.htm  I find it’s the best medium to adhere bulky items like these.
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The anchor die was cut out of 2 layers of heavy weight cardstock to give it some stability then painted with several colors of metallic paints to give it an authentic metal look.  I used a small glass vial to create a message in a bottle.
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Hopefully you all started with Scrapadabadoo.blogspot.com.  Then followed the blogs in order. Along the way you will want to collect the letter that is on each blog, and also leave a comment on that blog. After you have collected all of the letters.. you will then unscramble the letter to form a word or words. Once you have unscrambled the letters send your word or words in an e mail to Scrapadabadoo@comcast.net.  They will be giving away a Prima Bike to one lucky winner
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as well as three $25 gift certificates to the store. You will have until Tuesday July 1st to enter to win and they will announce the winners in The news letter and on the blog Wednesday July 3rd.
 
Here is my secret letter.  Since I was the last stop on the hop you should now have all of the letters necessary to unscramble your word or words. Be sure to leave a comment below then email Scrapadabadoo@comcast.net. with your word or words.
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  Thank you all for riding along with us all on our first Scrapadabadoo’s design team blog hop.  We hope it’s been as much fun for all of you as it has been for all of us.




46 comments:

  1. It looks like it's been on a dock for decades. The seahorse and anchor are my favorites. WOW it's beautiful.

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  2. I live near the beach so this theme is right up my ally. Love it!!!!!!

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  3. What a wonderful job you have done of this. it looks like it has been sitting there forever. Love it

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  4. another mind boggling piece of art.....I keep saying this but you ladies are amazing love your ship wrecked piece.

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  5. Patti, Love the theme...looks like it had been around a long time...you did a great Job...love the little sign...

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  6. Amazing!! Straight from the oceans bottom! Love it!! Very inspiring! TFS

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  7. Luv it!...makes me want to head off to the beach!

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  8. Awesome project. It makes you feel like you are at the beach.

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  9. Beautiful bike patti. I love the beach theme and you nailed it. Fabulous

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  10. love the anchor, no the message in the bottle, no the shells and sand, no wait the seahorse! yeah that's it :)

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  11. Great take on the beach. I can see this bike leaned up against a boardwalk. Beautiful job,

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  12. I love the beach and all that is related to that, your bicycle is beautiful!

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  13. This is right up my alley! Love the octopus, sizzix die, the message in the bottle, really everything about it! This would so, look good in my family room...;o)
    Hugz, Z

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  14. Great work! Love your attention to detail!

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  15. I grew up in South Carolina and the beach was our summer fun. Living in Atlanta now, the beach is 6-7 hrs in any direction. I love the beach and your bike just touches my heart!!!

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  16. Love the sand and shells. Great job on all the die cuts so wonderfully colored and textured. The message in the bottle is my favorite. (I can only imagine how long it took to wrap the bike in wire. I did not wrap that far and it seemed to take forever. LOL)

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  17. ..what a great beach-themed bike you created.. I need to get some of those
    dies.. you made them actually look real.. wonderful job ! ! !

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  18. I so love this! Anything beach related I love. Awesome job!

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  19. This is GORGEOUS! it is soooo real looking this is what I see when we walk along the houses at the beach in So Calif..I would luv to sit this on my porch, we built a cape cod house...but wait! I live in the desert ..luv it!!

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  20. Patti, I love your beach theme. It has a simple lightness to it.

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  21. Wow Patti....this is divine. I absolutely love the beach theme. All the little goodies tucked here and there are like looking for seashells on the beach. That little message in a bottle is just too stinkin' cute!

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  22. Love the beach theme bike, so stinking cute. I really love the seahorse and sandollar. Wrapping it in the rope was an awesome touch as well. So cute.

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  23. This is fantastic!!!! It makes me want to go to the beach and relax.

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  24. Love your Beach Theme! Very cute!!

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  25. Wow, you guys all did great jobs ... I'm glad we don't have to pick our favourites :)

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  26. Love this project! Everyone did an amazing job!

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  27. Wow-- what an amazing display. Your passion for all thinks beach has really been honored here.

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  28. Love you talent and idea for your project.

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  29. oh man my beach loving sister would die over this

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  30. I am blown away by this! I love it! the beach theme, the embellishments, i can picture it sitting at a cottage on nantucket, lol. super great job

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  31. WOW Patti! This is AWESOME!! I love the beach theme that you created with this bicycle! What a lovely piece to admire. I was wondering what die you used for the anchor? All these elements are just used so well together to create this theme. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Hi StarrDust, Thank you for your sweet comment. The die is a Spellbinder In'spire collection. I found this one at Hobby Lobby. http://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/products/p-1401-anchors-away.aspx

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  33. I'm a nautical girl at heart. Love the shipwrecked theme.--Karen Seidlitz

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  34. Your bike has been shipwrecked. I love it! Great idea!

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  35. I too love the beach, and your "shipwreck" is fabulous.

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  36. Love, love your project!! Makes me wish I were near a beach eight now!!

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  37. Lovely idea. I could so make something like this and give as a gift. Thank you.

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  38. Love your theme. There was so much to look at and the techniques you used to create this master piece is outstanding.

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  39. Love what you have done with your bicycle. Seaside themes always grab my attention. I love the way you wrapped with the rope over the frame of the bike. You have added just enough embellishments without going too far. Love the anchor too. Love the whole project, well done and thanks for sharing with us.

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