July Blog Hop with Paper Wings Productions

Friday, July 5, 2013

WELCOME to the “By The Sea” Paper Wing Production's Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway!  If you've arrived here from Cathi's Blog, then you're in the right place.  If you're just stopping by for a visit, I'd love for you to check out our hop.  Please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.

This month we're sharing beautiful projects from down “by the sea”.  So grab your sunscreen and let’s go “by the sea”!!  There be blog candy along the way too so make sure you stop by each blog!!  This month’s main prize is a gift certificate to the New Paper Wings Production’s online store.  

For a chance to win, all you need to do is: 
  • Be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog, The Aviary.  
  • Visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave them a comment.  
  • Then go back to The Aviary and leave a comment letting them you completed the hop.  
To increase your chances of winning, like the Paper Wings Productions Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop.  Then just come back and let us know!  Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of the additional entries.  The winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 on the Paper Wings Productions blog.

Here is my project this month.  It's an accordion album I made to put summer pictures in.  

I started off painting the plain chipboard covers with the Tattered Angels Paint System- Concrete.  Next I made a frame from the Blue Fern Frame chipboard by stamping it and embossing it with the Madonna Blue Robe embossing powder that is in the July Nesting Components Mixed Media kit.  I used a mica sheet over the stamped image. 

  I decided to use the chipboard circles that come in the July Nesting Components Mixed Media kit as a stencil and sprayed Tattered Angels Crushed Shells over the inside paper.  Once I was finished with the inside paper, I cut the circles to fit the cover.  I added fish stamps to the inside of the circles.

 Here are the inside pages.  I can't wait to add pictures!

I used the hand dyed fibers in the kit to tie the book closed.  Here's a view from above when the book is standing.  

Make sure to head on over to Tara's Blog Next!!

***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***
Cathi O’Neill - www.celticknotted.blogspot.com
Carrie Avery - www.carrieavery.com YOU ARE HERE!
Amber Rasmussen - http://sew-ink.blogspot.com

Paper Wings Productions Blog The Aviary­ - http://paper-wings-productions.blogspot.com/

Let Your Creativity Take Flight!


  1. This is so beautiful!! I love the mermaid - one of my favorite stamps!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Super cool album! I love all the stamped fish and the mermaid frame. Thanks for the inspiration! =)

  3. WOW - this is beautiful and love how you did the inside pages too! TFS

  4. Beautiful accordion book, Carrie. I love the seaside theme, and just fell in love with the Architecture Paint System from Tattered Angels. Will have to check the shop, and add it to my next order. Thanks for sharing>

  5. Wow, love all of the details in this album! Beautiful and your pictures will look great in it!

  6. Love the fibers. Gorgeous interpretation!

  7. Love it!! Gorgeous accordion book, I really like how you got multiple uses out of the Pink Paisle Luxe circles. The little fish in the circles are a great touch too!

  8. Love your book, Carrie, especially how you decorated the inside pages--love the fish!

  9. Gorgeous album and I love how you used the Luxe circles as a stencil before using them as well for the cover!

  10. I love this mini! I didn't know those concrete paint... thanks for letting me know them

  11. Beautiful, love the frame and the chipboard circles!

  12. Beautiful. I love those fish!

  13. Interesting to see your take on using the mermaid stamp. I like how you went with more of sand colors then ocean colors. Beautiful job!

  14. so pretty! loving that fish stamp!

  15. So glad I am finally hopping along! Your album is beautiful, Carrie! I love the colors you chose and all the details including the soft, pretty inside of the album.


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