Friday, February 24, 2012

Mixing It Up with Terri Sproul Blog Hop

"I create because I have a need to share the most beautiful part of my soul."
~Nikole Casassa

Welcome to the Mixing Creativity with Crystal Lacquer Blog Hop featuring Terri Sproul Mixers!! You already know that I"m a fan of Sakura Hobby Crafts 3D Crystal Lacquer, and if you have been paying attention you know I'm also a fan of Terri Sproul's Mixers. I loved the opportunity to play with these beautiful micas and chunky glitz vintage glass glitter!! I hope you enjoy my motivational sign that I made for my creative space! 

Here is what you need to make it:
6×6" thick acrylic 
gold thread
Lutradur® Mixed Media weight [shapes cut with Sizzix Big Shot]
a saying--I chose a quote art piece from Niki at MelonHeadz Illustrating.

I cut shapes of Lutradur® with the Big Shot and painted
them with Terri Sproul Mixers and Crystal Lacquer. I used
piece of card stock and a piece of paper for the overage
and those pieces were cut and punched to create
elements for the collage.

I used Crystal Lacquer on the edge of the acrylic and dipped
it in the Tanzanite Mixer dusting of f the excess once it was dry.

Pink Sapphire mixers were painted onto the edge of the saying
and the saying was attached to the underside of the acrylic with
Crystal Lacquer. The elements were attached to the front of the
Acrylic with the lacquer as well as were the Steampunk gears.
Gold thread was wrapped around the edges of the acrylic to
imply a frame. The end was secured with hot glue.
The complete list of Blogs is below, be sure to stop at each one to collect the chance to win the blog prize!!

In order to be considered for the prize, you must:
* go see each of the teammate's project and leave them a comment
* then come back here and tell us which was you favorite
* Share this post on facebook

The winner will receivea 3 pack of Terri Sproul's Mixers and a Bottle of Crystal Lacquer!!!


  1. Leslie love all the layers and textures... wonderful sign with all the glitz!

  2. So pretty. I love how you dipped the edges.

  3. It was hard to find the comment button, but I couldn't give up. This project had to have a comment. Talk about some Springpunk! I love the steampunk elements with the springy colors. This sign was begging me to copy it. I might just have to listen.

  4. Leslie - Beautiful work and I LOVE the quote. Have to try the Lutradur. The mixers on different substrates really react to the different textures. Need to make me one of these!!!

  5. The quote is beautiful. You did a great job.

  6. Wonderful job! I need to get my stuff out and craft now!

  7. I love the idea of using the paper you painted the pieces on in your project! I am going to remember that. Great job :)

  8. Love your inspiration sign!! Love the quote:) Tfs!

  9. What a great motivator! I think your colors are wonderful, and love the way the Lutradur turned out. Way cool!

  10. I just so love your project. Great colours

  11. I really love how vibrant this piece is. Gorgeous work!

  12. Beautiful Leslie I love the colors you used and the lay out

    Thank you so much for sharing

    Hus BevinUSA

  13. Oh Leslie! Look what you did! I LOVE this! It's beautiful! Thank you! xox

  14. LOVE-LOVE your motivational sign, LeslieRahye! Your design is perfect (love the colors) and your quote is so true. Great project!

  15. Interesting design, with the steampunk look and the threads.

  16. Pretty colors and like your combination of elements!

  17. The saying is amazing - I love the Lutradur :D

  18. Gorgeous project~ I LOVE all the layers!!!

  19. Wonderful project, I also love the sentiment you've used ! x Fab


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