I am so excited to have been asked by my dear friends at Hazel & Ruby
to partisipate in a blog hop filled with amazingly talented crafters and creatives,
as well as create a project with their latest product that is in Michaels!
Welcome to the Hazel & Ruby / Michaels-Arts & Crafts Reveal Party and Blog Hop!
All month long, we have been celebrating our little secret.... Michaels is now carrying our entire line of Stencil-Masks, Wrap It Up Paper, & Pass the Tissue Paper! Now, its super easy to hop on over to your local store and pick up our amazing products. We have made DIY easy and fun for everyone! To celebrate handmade, we have gathered together some amazingly talented bloggers whose passion is to create, make and share every day. Some of these ladies will be regular contributors as part of Hazel & Ruby's Makery team, so you will see a lot more from them in the future. Each one will share project inspiration, product tips and how-tos to teach and inspire. We are so excited to introduce you to each one of them and get ready to be awed! For the next 2 days, you can hop around to each of their blogs, stopping by to say Hi and Hello! Everyone is super excited to share their project ideas with you and how they were DIY inspired. Simply follow the Blog Hop list below as you hop from one blog to the next. Lost? Return to the Hazel & Ruby blog to see who is next on your hopping list! Hazel & Ruby http://www.hazelandruby.com/blog/ Amber Packer http://www.amberpacker.com/ Carmen Rogge http://theflairexchange.com/ Cheryl Sorce http://www.aprettycoollife.com/ Jana Eubank http://janaeubank.wordpress.com/ Kelly Rowe http://livelaughrowe.com/ Margie Romney-Aslett http://www.margieromney-aslett.typepad.com/ Ronda Palazzari http://rondapalazzari.typepad.com/ Stephanie Bryan http://stephaniemakes.blogspot.com/ Tamara Jensen http://tamarajensen.typepad.com/lifeisanartform/ Tammy Tutterow http://tammytutterow.com/blog/ Taylor Urban http://www.itstaylormade.com/ Thuy Bui http://www.mypaperpinwheel.com/ Tina Walker http://adogslife-thirteen.blogspot.com/ Hazel & Ruby http://www.hazelandruby.com/blog/ But whats a Blog Hop without a giveaway? Nothing, you may ask! ;) In Hazel & Ruby style, we like to celebrate BIG, so we will be randomly picking a winner who will win a prize package worth $500. We will be announcing the prize package over the next couple weeks, but it will contain product from your favorite manufacturers! (we like to keep secrets, can you tell?) What do you need to do? Leave a comment on the Hazel & Ruby blog AND on the blog post of our talented makers telling us what you enjoyed most about their ideas. Easy Peasy! We will also be featuring each of these ladies on our Hazel & Ruby blog over the next 3 weeks. We will select a winner on June 6th and stay tuned for more details on the prize package (oh the suspense!!) Blog comments are due by midnight MST, June 5th to qualify for the drawing. Winners will be announced shortly after the end of the comment period, so be sure to check back to see if you've won. Want more Party? Dont forget about our Instagram Party! Get out those cell phones and take a trip to your local Michaels-Arts & Crafts Store. Show us how much you love Hazel & Ruby by snapping a picture of the Hazel & Ruby display in the store. You know what we would love even more? Take a #selfie with our display! Tag your IG photo with #hazelandrubyslittlesecret and share it with us on Instagram. On June 1st, we will be selecting one (or two) winners to win the ENTIRE Hazel & Ruby collection! How awesome is that? If you arent yet following Hazel & Ruby on IG . you can find us at @hazelandrubyhandmade. Be sure to follow us so you dont miss out on all of the fun and creative inspiration. Remember sharing is caring .we would love you to share our good news with your friends. Not on Instagram? Please share your Hazel & Ruby projects with us on Facebook. Really and truly one of our greatest joys is seeing what YOU create. You never know, we may feature your project on our Blog!Are you ready to Hop?
When I recieved my product I had a few ideas!
Last week I was at a girfriends weekend filled with some amazing artist friends!
I had so much fun sharing my idea and the Hazel & Ruby products I chose with them!
There is nothing i love more than great quotes and words and Subway art! Liz, her darling
sister Sally and I created these awesome signs using some re-pourposed wood Christy had
around her studio and warehouse!
I love the idea of taking a piece of junk and making it new! These stencil-masks are so easy
to use that it was EASY!
Here's how we created our Subway art!
an old crate, a piece of wood, or in our case we used the old flooring in Christy's Sauna!
Decou-page, Mod Podge or wet adhesive.
Hazle & Ruby Stencil-Masks
Hazle & Ruby Pass the Tissue Paper!
Cut strips of the Pass the Tissue Paper and adhere to your wood slats.
to speed up the drying process I used my heat gun.
once it was completley dry I placed my quote onto the slats.
Tip: I start a word or sentence in the middle and work my way out.
Because my quote was long I had to split it into 2 parts!
To get a true Subway Art look and feel we used Spray Paint.
LOVE the way it turned out!
I I covered the bottom half of my project with a Paper Towel, using washi tape! LOL
I LOVE the way the spray paint let some of the Pass the Tissue Paper show thruogh!
once I had the top half sprayed I let it completely dry again before I took the stencil-masks off.
once the top half was dry I finished the second half, covering the top with the paper towel again!
once it was all done I knew I wanted to make the words stand out.
I used a Scarlet Lime doodling pen to outline the letters!
it really helped the words POP!
Such a fun and easy Project to create!
Liz's finished project:
We had such a fun time creating these Subway Art pieces.
I hope you are inspired to go create one for yourself!
For more fun projects for Summer you can take my on-line workshop Spark your Summer!
I'm using more of the Fun Hazle Ruby products they gave me!