Friday, June 22

"Well OWL Be" It's Heather Lynn's 1st Blog Hop

Welcome to the 
Highly Anticipated
"Well OWL Be"
it's Heather Lynn's 1st
Blog Hop

If you have arrived here from the Hostess, Heather Lynn
then you are in the right place.  If you just stumbled into the hop and want
to start from the beginning, go HERE!

Today is the day that Heather Lynn's 
love for everything OWLS
is showcased
through the creative talent of her friends
at each 
Blog Hop Stop!

If you love OWLS as much as Heather does,
you won't want to miss a single project.
 Each person in the hop has dedicated their
time to creating any project they wanted
as long as it included

There are some wonderful prizes up for grabs, too . . . 
1 Winner from all the comments left here
on my blog will receive
2 sets of 5 Corsage Pins
(winner can choose from a selection of available colors)

Heather Lynn, the Hostess with the Mostest,
is offering up this fabulous Grand Prize
to 1 Lucky Follower

In order to be eligible to win the GRAND PRIZE above,
prizes you must do the following:
1. Be a follower of each Blog on the Hop
2. Leave a comment at each Blog on the Hop
3.  Once you have finished, please return to Heather Lynn's blog 
and leave a comment stating you have done both!

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Heather and I have became close friends after meeting in
a group of Facebook called Ohio Scrappers.
She actually visited me yesterday with her kids
making the total kid count 12!!!
We survived without any major scrapes and bruises...LOL

Heather and I have often talked about
getting together to do some mixed
media work, but this is a messy venture.

With 12 kids during the visit yesterday
(I have my niece and nephew right now),
or even just the regular 10 of OUR combined children,
that is really not a good idea to get
all the mixed media supplies out and start.

So, knowing that this is something we
both share in interest in,
I decided to finish a mixed media canvas
as a gift to Heather for her 1st Blog Hop!

I sure hope she likes the finished piece.
Supplies :
8x10 canvas; acrylic paints; alcohol inks; glitter glue; scrap paper.
The charms, bead (nose), flowers, trim, and buttons(eyes) are all from stash
For the feathers on the body, I used my Pink By Designs-Small Hexagons stamp 
on purple and pink scrap paper.  
I then embossed all the purple ones with white embossing powder.
After fussy cutting, I placed them on the canvas, alternating the colors.
The soft face and legs of my owl were created
by using my exacto knife to shred white Rik-Rak trim a
nd adhering it in place.
I also used some Unity Stamps from the 
May KOM - LOVE in an INSTANT (cloud),
April KOM - FOLLOW your own (sentiment)
and the background stamp
Up Against A Wall by Marah Johnson.

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Now you will HOP over to the Wonderful, Julie K of 3 Girl JAM
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Here is the HOP Lineup in case you get lost along the way

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I am linking my project up to  
Unity Friends with Flair Friday
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Keep Crafting


  1. I visited from the hop - couldnt find out to 'subscribe' or 'follow' but I was here.

  2. OMGOODNESS!!!! That canvas is STUNNING!!! This is one of the funnest blog hop in a long time!

  3. WOW, Jessica, this is gorgeous!! You rocked your first mixed media canvas!! The owl is fabulous...I especially love his fuzzy face!! What an awesome project...LOVE it!! So happy to be hopping with you today :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Jessica,
    OMGosh, he turned out awesome! I love it!!!!! Looks so different than it did even yesterday afternoon! You did an amazing job and you are so super sweet! I can't wait to hang that baby on my wall somewhere! I can't believe how great you did..I would never guess that was your first mixed media!

    LOVE YA! :)
    Heather Lynn

  5. This is amazing Jessica. I love the texture and the beauty of it all! I am super inspired! :) Well done my friend!!

  6. oh my goodness, Jessica, this is such a gorgeous project! I know she is going to be amazed at the time and love you put into it!

    I so love this idea for a blog hop. I have an owl that sits in the trees outside my house that I listen to almost every day. in fact, he's hooting away right now as I type! so perfect!

    have a great weekend! :)

  7. P.S. THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of your help with the hop! I am so honored to have you be a huge part of my first hop ever!! It means so much to me!! :)

  8. OMG! 12 kids under one roof, you girls must have nerves of steel! Holy cow I go nuts my my 4 youngest grand children are over. LOL! Excellent project. TFS and I know she is going to love it. What a great friend you are.

  9. OH Jessica! Wowwy, Wow! This mixed media project of yours is FABULOUS!!! You are an amazing artist! I am in awe of your work! From your design to your mix of craft supplies you used. You are an inspiration! Thanks for sharing your ingenious work of art.

  10. I love the pins.. They are very pretty ! Off to the next blog!

  11. Awesome job Jessica, It came out great, I have never tried anything like this, I find it

  12. WOWZERS my sweet blend!!! This is fantastic!!!! I know Heather Lynn will LOVE this! I know I do :)
    TFS and have a GREAT Friday :)

  13. How could she not love it!!! Its just gorgeous!! You did such a great job on this!! Thank you so much sharing!

  14. this is GORGEOUS Jessica!! Amazing job, Heather will be squeeling!!

  15. I LOVE your mixed media canvt of you to create that for Heather!!

  16. Very cool Jessica! I love the way you pieced your OWL together. I'm sure Heather Lynn is gonna LOVE it :D

    Sounds like you guys had a party yesterday!!

  17. love what you have done so neat and pretty.

  18. Wooooow! Between you and Norma I am even more inspired to take the plunge into mixed media. This is so amazingly awesome!! I'm so glad HL "introduced" us and am so happy to be hopping with you today.


  19. Awwww, cute canvas picture. I haven't ventured into mixed media yet, but have played with the idea. Great Job!!

  20. Fabu canvas! What a load of work and it looks great! LOVE the shredded rick-rack- it definitely has a "fuzzy-feather" look!

  21. I am amazed you got anything done with 12 kids around. But this is a neat project.

  22. WOW this is very creative! Im your newest follower

  23. Oh wow! I bet she loves it! :)

  24. It is beautiful, what creativity went into this project. I know she will LOVE IT!!

    Nana (your newest follower)

  25. Oh, I LOVE your Beautiful Creation! I Love Owls! You did an Amazing Job! Thanks for Sharing! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  26. Jessica - - that is just beautiful! WOW! I am sure she loved it! Sounds like you had fun with all the kids! WOW!
    happiqueen at aol. com

  27. WOW! that is an amazing piece of ART! i follow you ;)

  28. Wowlsome!!! this is the new word for awesome owl projects You did a great job. This is really artsy I love it. Thanks for the fun hop

    DIANA L.

  29. I'm sure she will love this owl--it is totally amazing.

  30. WHat an awesome idea! It looks wonderful, GREAT JOB!!!

  31. OMG!!! I love you project! Its so amazing what you can do on a canvas. I love the colors and the owl is adorable!Im so glad to be in the hop along side you it is a blast!

    Joe :)

  32. WOW!! amazing project and love all the dimension and color!! Thank you for sharing and Happy Friday!!

  33. Wow, this is wonderful, all the colors and textures. And the pins are stunning, you are so talented!!! Thank you for the hard work, Excellent job...

  34. Wow, great looking owl and super creative idea.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  35. Oh my goodness!! This is amazing Jessica!! It looks like it was lots of fun to make! What a sweet gift for Heather!

  36. I'm sure Heather will love your gift to her, it's so cool and you did an amazing job! I've always wanted to do mixed media art, but I'm a little intimidated! :/ :)

  37. Hey there this Canvas is awesome ART work! I love it A LOT!!! GREAT JOB!!!TFS

  38. What a beautiful job! Love all the detail you did on the canvas. Your pins a stunning too. Blessings and hugs!

  39. Aww, that is some fabulous artwork! I've never done any mixed media projects before, but this inspires me to do so. In fact, I never even knew what mixed media was! Lol.

    Thanks so much for sharing!
    misshoanggg (at)

  40. Great project and I am a new follower :)

  41. Oh Jessica! How creative! Heather Lynn is going to LOVE this! What a great friend you are!


  42. OMG OMG OMG!!!
    This is such a fantastic Mixed Media.
    Loved how u incorporated the Hexagon stamp from the June KOTM. Love it totally..
    Thanks Jess (Blend) for the wonderful giveaway, these pins are so pretty !!

    Riti :o)

  43. Really cool mixed media project. Love the texture I am a follower

  44. Wow that is really awesome, lots of work went into that piece.
    TFS. I am also a newbie to you blog site, hope you can junp on over to my blog as well.
    Ava MCCR DT Member

  45. Hi Jess, that is a really cute project you made for Heather...I am sure she will love it! TFS!
    Beth P

  46. Great job on your owl!!! Its wonderful!


  47. Great Canvas! I so love the owl. Heather will love it. TFS AJ~

  48. This is so cool! Love it and I'm sure she does too!

  49. Such a wonderful project. Amazing.

  50. How neat. Sure she will love it.

    Sew Sweet N Crafty

  51. Fab job Jessica! Love all the details- that stamping and embossing must have taken forever! Great job- Heather will love it!

  52. I know Heather will love it! It is gorgeous!!! I can not even imagine all the work that went into this piece of artwork. Just blown away!

    Off I go a Hopping :)
    Have a great night,

  53. Owl be amazed at how bee-utiful the Owl creation you made is. My daughter & I both like Owls. Recently I was in an Owl making mood sicne I posted 2 cards on my blog with Owl images. Thanks for giveaway chance.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  54. Oh what an awesome owl!!
    ~JenMarie Taylor, {ippity} Chick

  55. Awesome canvas! That must have taken forever. Loving all the works of owl art. Angela

  56. OH MY WORD this si fantastic!! Rock STAR! 12 kids makes me shudder LOL Well with all the supplies every where. Playing with their toys or at the park would be just fine LOL

  57. New follower. I love the canvas and mixed media. So cute!! Thanks for sharing.

  58. WOW...this project is fabulous!! I can't believe how awesome this is and I want to know how you made it! Mixed media always kind of intimidates me but you ROCKED it!! Already follow your blog as you know!
    So fun that you and Heather actually know each other...though 12 kids does give me pause!

  59. Ok soooo lovin this! Its awesome! CallyAnn

  60. Jessica, my Mom called me up tonight and told me that I HAD to see this amazing owl canvas you made and it's even better than I thought. That face looks so realistic and the colors are so beautiful. We are all owl lovers here so I can't pass up this hop.

  61. Love this canvas! Great job!
    erinrbullock at hotmail dot com

  62. This is a really neat project. I'm sure that Heather is going to love the little present. I'm a new follower.


  63. Amazing owl project, it's beautiful!! I am a new follower, thank you!!

  64. WoW Jessica! Your canvas came out awesome! Carri ~ abusybee~

  65. I absolutely love this project. so unique and I think that she will love her gift. what a great friend.
    I am already a follower on your blog:) however i have to applaud you (clap clap clap clap clap clap.....) i love it.

  66. I'm sure she will love her cool gift !

    LeeAnn from NC

  67. I love all of the different media you used and the patterned paper on the owl is so cute! I am sure she is going to love it! Already a follower TFS

  68. This must have taken many, many hours to complete. I am so impressed. I can't believe it's your first mixed media project. Wow!

  69. Fabulous work on the owl!!

  70. OMG! I love love your mixed media project. It is so much fun when you can add all types of media to a project and have something as fabulous as your project.
    Cindy Lou
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

  71. Very cool mixed media project. Love the flowers and the colors and patterns of the owl. Nice being in the hop with you.

  72. Wowzers Jessica!! This one awesome owl!!!!

  73. Very cute owl canvas!! Great job!

  74. This is fabulous, love that blingy owl!

  75. Jessica this is quit the original canvas. I love it!! I really love that you did something besides a card.

    Hugs, Pam

  76. Wow, your owl turned out gorgeous!! Love the texture.

  77. This is incredible Jessica. I love all the texture and details. I am a new follower. TFS, Mary M

  78. Love the back story! It's always FAB to meet IRL your online crafting friends.. This canvas piece is awesome you did such a FABULOUS job and should probably do a tutorial so I can do something like this.. LOL <3

    Heather F

  79. Amazing project. Very cool.

  80. What a neat looking piece. Love the textue of your owl masterpiece.

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  81. Amazing work on the canvas- I am sure Heather will love it.

  82. Anjis Antics here...Love the mixed media hoping to get back to more mixed media activity now a follower and am lovig the hop...thanks!

  83. So glad for this blog hop! It gave me the opportunity to discover your wonderful creativity!!! That is one awesome project!!!! Just wonderful.

  84. I love your canvas. Quite like the mixed media creations you can put so much into them of just what you fancy.x

  85. Your project is quite uniquely owlsome.

  86. Toni Alva itztoeknee@yahoo.com6/25/12, 12:15 AM

    I really like your owl, the texture, the laying of the pieces. Inspiring!

    Thanks for sharing.

  87. Jessica your canvas is beautiful -- your friend is a lucky gal indeed!

  88. Fabulous canvas, Jessica! I am sure that Heather is going to cherish it! Glad to see you survived 12! I am pretty sure I would not have been so lucky ;)

    Thank you for stopping by my blog during The Outlawz celebration :) I hope to see you in the party challenges ;) Hugs!


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