Friday, March 1, 2013

paperHaus Spring 2013 Blog Hop!

Hi everyone!! Welcome to the paperHaus blog hop celebrating the release of the SPRING ISSUE!! :D :D


You won't believe how amazing this issue is, and I've said it a hundred times but I'm so honored to be a part of it!! Be sure to take the time to read it!! Also, don't forget to stop by and like PH on facebook.

You should be here via Shellye's blog.

Today I'm sharing an altered paintbrush with you! Every twoish months I host a swap for Viva Las VegaStamps! -- In January we opted for altered paintbrushes.. and they've been rolling into my office for two weeks.. they're ASTOUNDING! It's so much fun to trade art with other people :) 

Anyways.. here is the brush I finished to trade with some unsuspecting artist :) 



I don't know why, maybe it's the warming weather.. but when other people are thinking buds and greenery for spring.. I'm thinking THE OCEAN! Being able to play in the water, enjoy the sand, eat a hot dog at the beach! So I went full out for our Nature Inspired paint brush swap and altered this baby.


The base of the brush is gessoed and distress stained with broken china. I've then laid down some cheese cloth and shells. I covered the shells in Smooch and then finished them with gloss gel. While the gel was still wet I placed eBeads, seed beads and glitter all over. Finish off with a snail stamp from Viva Las VegaStamps! and a rope handle.

And I also have a giveaway!! I've just launched a brand new product line under UmWowStudio (keep an eye out for our website to be done soon!) -- laser cut chipboard pieces!! This giveaway includes a sampling of bits and pieces from different sets as well as a couple of my favorite stamps from VLVS!



Follow the UmWowStudio blog and leave a comment here to be entered to win!
And now head your way to Audrey's blog!!

50 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!!! Love the new chippy stuff!

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  2. That paint brush is gorgeous!

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  3. Oh I am already a follower!!! Love it all!!!

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  4. Really neat project! Love how you have repurposed the brush!

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  5. IWhat a cool thing to do. I love the texture and colors on the brush.
    I'm so happy for you and your growing business, wishing you a great future.
    I'm already a follower, of course.
    Hop hop.

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  6. I love your paint brush what a great idea! Congrats on the new business hopes all goes amazingly well! TFS! New follower :)

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  7. Wow! That is a beautiful paintbrush! Would love to win some of your chipboard pieces!

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  8. Pretty brush. I love anything with seashells!

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  9. Great embellishments! Good luck on your new endeavor!

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  10. ok that brush rocks.. great color! and I am a lover of chippies so I WILL be keeping an eye out!! So glad to find you!!

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  11. wow I love the altered paint brush! the colors are awesome....reminds me of summer too!

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  12. Absolutely LOVE what you did with that paint brush!

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  13. what a fabulous project!!!!

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  14. The paintbrush is absolutely beautiful - I subscribed to your blog via email. Thanks for your part in the hop! Have a wonderful day!!

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  15. The paintbrush project is marvelous. Following. Also looking forward to seeing your new line. Great stuff.

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  16. Wow what an amazing project I love how it just look like the ocean with the bristles the sand totally cool

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  17. What a cool idea is that brush, great work

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  18. wow, what a unique project...it looks fabulous!!!

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  19. Oh wow, that brush is so cool! Thanks for sharing it and for the chance!

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  20. amazing altered brush! WOW! congrats on your new line too. :)

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  21. That is an amazing, AMAZING brush!!! LOVE it! Great work, a usual, D2!!

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  22. Wow, what a fantastic brush. Wish I could do the same. Thanks for sharing !!!

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  23. What a fabulous way to repurpose! Beautiful work of art! Very creative! :)

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  24. What a gorgeous piece you created! I love the new laser chips too. Following your blog now and looking forward to more.

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  25. WOW, How cute and neat, what a clever idea to pimp your paint brush. Beautiful....

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  26. You have so many unique ideas! Very cool!!! Love your blog and thanks for the hop!

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  27. i am now a follower of your blog. totally love the chippy pieces, i love arrows. what a clever idea with the paintbrushes. love your beach theme

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  28. I am now a follower. Very Creative.

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  29. deedee you have my full attention... that brush is totally off the page project and I want to make a whole bunch of these.... adding to my bucket list., bravo, this is the first award i am giving out at the half way pt of the hop...... you made it all worth the journey.... thanks for sharing your vision and creativity.....
    ava g
    cottagerca@yahoo.ca

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  30. Whew, this altered paint brush is like a piece of jewelry...so unique and so beautiful! I love that blue color and all texture...are those tiny shells??! Amazing!

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  31. I love the idea of an altered paint brush !!!!!! I think I need to do a Texas themed one ! Maybe because today is TX independence Day LOL

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  32. Love that paintbrush, DeeDee! I'm following your studio on Facebook after my invitation last evening. Thanks for the invite! Looking forward to the chipboard!

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  33. The paintbrush rocks! I love the ocean feel to it. Genius! I also like your chipboard, especially the arrows! I already follow your blog but while I was here I checked out your pinterest, loved that too! I am now following several of your boards. Your talent is amazing!

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  34. So creative! Once I get through this blog hop of amazing people, I have to go thru it again to follow all their Pinterest and twitter accounts!

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  35. Very creative work! TFS!!!

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  36. Following. The altered brush is very creative. Great products, love the arrows.

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  37. That's very creative - I'm intrigued by altered art but still intimidated by it.

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  38. Your altered brush reminds me of the sea, with the bristles being the sand, and the shells as the shoreline, and then the blue being the water. Love it! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win your prize : )

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  39. such a cool idea, love chipboard can't wait to see more of the line.

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  40. What a fabulous altered bruch! Love the ocean theme! Great colors. Those chipboard pieces look awesome. Thanks for the chance to win them. :)

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  41. Ok...this is so neat. I love your idea on this. I have alot of shells and I need to go home and try this right away. Thanks for the inspiration. I have followed you for a while here on the blog. HUGS.

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  42. Great paint brush! Love the color. millierose651@aol.com

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  43. How freakin cool-I'm going to get one of my old paintbrushes right now.You have definitely inspired me!

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  44. Oh hello gorgeous chipboard clouds! Those are so cute, I would definitely use them on a ton of projects!

    You brush is stunning too. I've started thinking about ocean time too - can't wait! I love those clusters of shells like they've just washed up on the shore! I'm now a follower! x

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  45. Fabulous brush!
    Love the stamps and chippy clouds too!

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  46. Lovely, original and stunning colours!

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  47. Wow, what a unique altered project! So pretty and sparkly!!!

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  48. Wow love the brush!! Love your chipboard pieces too especially the arrow!!

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