Friday, July 1, 2011

Young Crafters Unite Blog Hop

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Young Crafters Unite Favorite Things Blog Hop!

If you arrived here today from Brittney's blog you are in the right place. If you happened here by chance, please click HERE to start at the beginning.  

This blog hop is dedicated to young crafters! It is easy to see what makes me a young crafter.  I am 16 years old! I started my Funky Cards blog when I was 14 and have learned so much! I have the most amazing followers who teach me things everyday:)  Together we share techniques, ideas, projects, and now we are spreading the love together, one card at a time, through my "I Feel the Love Project."

Today's blog hop is designed to share favorite things.  One of my favorite things to do is to work with canvases.  I love altering canvases be it painting them or making them into wall hangings as you will see here.

For this project I started with a blank canvas and inked it with several shades of pink ink.  I then embellished it with torn paper, a flower, the word LOVE, a torn picture (my friend Claire and I when we were in Kindergarten), a torn sentiment, and several unique buttons.  
I love the randomness of these items and how they fit with this Bible verse, "Let everything that has breath Praise the Lord." Psalms 150:6.


We were also asked to show a favorite project from the past.  As I mentioned, I love altering items and working with canvas so I am sharing for those of you who may have missed this project, what I did with my new Toms shoes:)  



I bought a white canvas pair of Toms shoes.  Does that surprise you?  Well, they may have arrived at my house as a white canvas shoe, but they only stayed white for about two minutes or for as long as it took for me to set up my paints.  I had already purchased my fabric paint from Michael's as soon as the shoes were ordered.  In a matter of hours I had a completely new pair of shoes.

What do you think?

The Colours of Spring?  I LOVE my new shoes:)  This was so easy to do and now I am the only one at my school with these shoes!!!

**BLOG CANDY**
We have three awesome sponsors that will be giving away some fantastic prizes for those of you participating on this blog hop. 

$20 prize
Choice of One Stamp Set

Choice of One Stamp Set
In addition, I will be giving away a $10 gift voucher to Papercraftingworld.com to one of my lucky followers!
To be eligible for the gift voucher, make sure you are following me and leave me a comment letting me know what your current favorite thing is.  It is that easy!!  Now off you go to the crafty Efrat's blog to see what her favorite things might be.

Thank you for stopping by!
~Madison

55 comments:

  1. What a lovely altered canvas! I love all of the pink on it =) Thank you so much for joining our bloghop!

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  2. Madison, you never cease to amaze me. Your talent is astounding! Your canvas is beautiful and those shoes are AWESOME. Seriously, I would buy those shoes from you. :)
    Nita

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  3. lovely alterations..esp the shoes!..looks sooo good:)..

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  4. Wow the shoes are awesome and you know it's the only pair in the world :)

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  5. great job with the shoes. Super spring-y!

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  6. Wow, love the canvas; I really have to try and incorporate some into a project one day! TFS :)

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  7. Hi Madison love the canvas and the shoes rock! hugs Amanda

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  8. Wow! That canvas is so cool! Great blog too!

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  9. What great projects Madison! I can't believe you're 16!! @ 16, I was using paper, markers, & stickers ;)! Keep up the great work girlfriend! You are fabulously talented! Thanks for sharing your projects!

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  10. I love the shoes! What a great project! Enjoy the hop and have fun! TFS!

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  11. Great project, thanks for sharing!! :)

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  12. Yay for young crafters! Love your shoes, they seem to be totally you!

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  13. Cute card; love the scripture!!!

    AND I love your colorful shoes - those are the coolest!!

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  14. my favorite thing is embossing.

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  15. love how you custom colored your own shoes!

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  16. lovely canvas and your new shoes are amazing . thanks for your sweet comment on my blog =P

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  17. nice projects. thanks for sharing!

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  18. Your shoes remind me of a pair I had in school.

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  19. Hi Madison,
    You never cease to amaze me! I love the canvas project and the shoes are to die for! I just may have to check out the canvas idea. I will be moving into my son's bedroom and turning into my scrapbook room when he goes off to college and the canvas project is an awesome idea. I will work on the next card for Marley this week too:)Did you get the last one? http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

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  20. great projects. I just love visiting your blog.

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  21. Cool Shoes. The layout is great, love the colors and the tore paper.

    Ruby
    raleman_2000 at yahoo dot com
    http://handcraftedsimplybyus.blogspot.com

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  22. Cool shoes.. Loved it and the canvas is wonderful.. PINK in its full glory... TFS..

    Hugs,
    Khush

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  23. Love your creative style ... and those shoes!! Oh my goodness what a fab idea!

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  24. Love your canvas and all the details ~ the shoes look great too!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Blessings,
    Bunny
    http://bunnyrunswithscissors.blogspot.com/
    http://www.ajillianvancedesign.com/

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  25. Love your canvas! Love how creative you are. I just ordered my first pair of toms this week! Love what you did with yours.

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  26. Love your altered art projects! Those sure are some funky shoes!

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  27. Wowsa! Bright shoes, they are sure to make a statement! :) Great project as well. Canvas is a very original favorite thing, thanks for sharing it with all of us.

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  28. love the altered canvas! I'm just getting into altered art, and I'm loving it! thanks for sharing!! :)

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  29. What a great altered canvas...wish I had the imagination to make one as pretty as this one :)

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  30. Totally cool! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  31. What a fun page. Love the pretty colors and charms. The altered slippers look awesome!

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  32. I love your altered canvas! I've recently gotten into altering canvases as well and I love it! Really loving your happy shoes as well! Thanks for sharing! :D

    I' participating in the blog hop as well, I'm blog number 34!

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  33. Such great projects! Your shoes are so fabulous! :o)

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  34. You are one crafty young woman, Madison! Great LO and those shoes are color block happiness! :)

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  35. Great project BUT it is the shoes I want.

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  36. I LOVE your canvas Madison! And thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. And I love how you colored your shoes! What a talent you are at a very young age! Yes, I love to color with Copics - just one layer of a color and then shade over it with the Prismacolor pencils. Makes it easier to use the pencils. They shade and blend easier with the Copic layer on there first. I will check your blog from now on. Thanks so much for your inspiration!

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  37. Your shoes are adorable! What fun to have the only pair. I'm going to have to look into this.

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  38. wow!! THANKS FOR SHARING!! I LOVE YOU BLOG!! =)
    I really liked your projects and I can't wait to join the card shower!! I spent three years in Children's Hospital myself when I was little and I know my family would have liked some nice joy!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  39. wow, you inspire me! I love it that you're 16 and have your own blog AND craft room!! Your TOMS shoe redesign is awesome - I am a fan on FB of theirs, you should share a pic of your shoes on their page!!

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  40. You have a blessed imagination for seeing beauty and colors. Those shoes a FUNKY and so much fun! My fun thing right now is

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  41. learning patterns from zentangle that I was first introduced to a month or so ago from Ellen Hutson's classroom. I think I used to do it in HS but we just called it doodling. ha!

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  42. Those shoes are awesome, thanks for sharing :)

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  43. this layout is so funky vintage, i love it! cool shoes too!

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  44. Madison, I love all of the joy and happiness you put into your projects. Your creation for the hop is full of texture and life, and your shoes are super cute. I've always wanted to get a pair of plain toms and dress them up! Thank you for the inspiration and thank you so much for joining us on the Young Crafters Unite blog hop!

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  45. Fabulous canvas and great shoes! I am a follower and my favorite thing right now is learning how to use copic markers.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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