July 8, 2012

Chicago Mini Book + Blog Hop

Hello there! There is a new topic up at Paper Issues today and this time I am a part of the blog hop! The theme is "I Can See Clearly" and we want to see everything you have been making with transparencies, vellum, clear cardstock, etc. Of course there is a prize, sponsored by our own fabulous Lowri of Papervine and I am giving away a gift certificate to the Paper Issues shop too! So let's get started!

Here is everyone in the hop - visit in any order you'd like...

Sabrina ==> you are here 


And check out this amazing giveaway!! Packed full of goodness and all you need to do to be eligible to win is "like" the PaperVine page on Facebook. It wouldn't hurt to be a follower of the Paper Issues blog and fan of the Facebook page here too. Then just leave a comment letting us know you did so on this post


Another lucky hopper has the chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the PI store, which is packed full of goodies. Just leave a comment letting me know you are a follower of this blog- and become a follower if you are not already :)


For my project, I put together a mini book to bring on my trip to Chicago and the CHA show next week! The cover is a transparency I made with some stamps and chalk ink on leftover stamp backing. It was inspired by that clear walk-way in the Sears (Willis?) Tower - which of course I won't be walking across since it looks terrifyingly high up! But that is THE Chicago landmark right?


There is some Sass paper layered behind which has a few more layers of paint and ink on top and the rest of the book is just some 6x6 Basic Grey paper which made it incredibly quick to put together. 


On the cover I stamped with Lawn Fawn stamps and Colorbox Chalk Ink - chalk ink is the only kind that will dry on glossy surfaces (other than StazOn). You could emboss too if you are very patient and have a steady hand. 

And that's all from me. Visit Lowri's blog next ♥

36 comments:

Kelly Foster said...

How cool is that?! I'm loving these transparency projects, so neat!!!

curlyqmosaics said...

This mini is fantastic, and the cover is crazy cute! I love the stamps and chalk ink you used. The feathers are the perfect finishing touch. Love it!!!

Sandy said...

Great project! Love the stamps and the transparent cover. SO cute!

Leah Crowe said...

oooh love love love the staples on the title, along with the feathers, what a fab mini album!! Wish I were going with you.. have twice the fun for me. :) :) :)

Chrissy said...

Cute mini album! And sigh. Who doesn't love Sass's papers? ;)

Cassie Box said...

I had no idea about chalk ink! Good to know. I am such a chicken when it comes to inking and stamping. I really like it when you do it though. LOL!!! Great project! =)

Nitasha said...

What a neat album!!! Happy to be a new follower!

connie said...

love your mini album and new follower of your blog.

MandyKay said...

Awesome mini! I hope you share it when it's all filled up!

~amy~ said...

Such a fabulous mini!

Maura said...

What a great mini!

Susan Martin said...

This is wonderful! Love the stamping.. and you taught me something new too! I didn't realize that the Chalk Ink would work on glossy surfaces!

blsd2scrp said...

yay! I am a new follower! awesome work!:)

Miriam Prantner said...

Great mini! This is such a fun hop!

Lowri said...

Gorgeous mini - it's so neat to see all the different ways people have used the transparencies!
Lowri

SmokieBlueRose said...

That is so cute, thank you for sharing.

Peg said...

Gorgeous mini!

soapHOUSEmama said...

fabulous mini!!!

Audrey Yeager said...

Adorable mini!!!

Wende said...

Great mini. Thanks fo rthe chance to win.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh my gosh I love this!!! Happy to be a new follower, thanks so much!
Lisa

kate blue said...
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kate blue said...

very cute-a la Christy Tomlinson She art style...and thanks for the ink tip-I have yet to create something on a glossy surface :) ps- i was already a follower of all 3 of ya'll :)

Norma G. said...

Great project, I'm a new follower!

Linh C. said...

darling project! I'm a follower.

Jodi said...

What a fabulous idea!!! All ready for your fabulous trip!!! love the stamping!!!

vixen said...

I'm a follower! I love PI, love the mini too :)

Julie S. said...

Beautiful mini!

Lmaisch said...

wow! love your project! talented. following; liked, did it all

Stephanie Eaken said...

Great mini! I love all the stamping!!

Jean said...

So love this!

Kelly Griglione said...

Your mini is so cute! I only use the Colorbox chalk ink, and had no idea it would dry on a glossy surface. Thanks so much for the tip!! I'll be at CHA on Wed ... can't wait!

Lisa said...

Fun transparency ideas! Thanks for sharing...

Debbie said...

Oh, How beautiful is that....

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Love your mini book.....great job. I am a follower of all mentioned. And on fb too. Including you blog.

Anonymous said...

nice posting.. thanks for sharing.