Friday, June 26, 2009

Urban Anthology birthday blog hop!

"Welcome to the first ever Urban Anthology Birthday Blog Hop! Thanks so much for joining in! Please note that this is a progressive blog hop and my blog is number 2 out of 8, so to start at the beginning, please click the here to start at the beginning.

As you may know, this blog hop is progressive. Each of the UA DT members are blogging about a page element or technique. THEN, once you've read all the blogs, combine all 8 elements to create your own layout and become eligible to win the Birthday Queen Grand Prize! So, are you ready?

The technique I want to share with you is a simple one, nothing new, but it adds LOTS of texture to your page.

**For my challenge, I'd like you to use a masking technique somewhere on your layout.**

It doesn't matter to me if you use paint, glimmer mist, other dyes, or whatever. Just somewhere on your layout, add a masked image. It's that easy, it's that simple.

Here are some examples I have for you, both of which are masked titles.

First up is one I did with the UA June kit "Puttin' on the Ritz".

"Sunset Stroll"

Here, I used paint over alpha stickers to create the mask.

And the 2nd is with some Bella Blvd. papers.

"She's got Spirit"

And here I used Glimmer Mist (Cherry Limeade flavor) to make the mask. Then I decided to outline the letters in pen so they'd show up even better. One idea I'd like to try is to mask a title and then stitch the letters instead of outlining them. ;)

For this challenge though, you don't have to mask your title. It can a mask of anything and be on any part of your LO. So go have some creative fun with all your artsy supplies! :D

And that's element #2 of 8.
For the next element, visit Jana Eubank's blog here.

REMEMBER: When you've gathered all six elements, get creating, and don't forget to post your project in the Urban Anthology gallery by Sunday June 28th at Midnight (PST) for a chance to win the Urban Anthology Birthday Queen grand prize!

And lastly, I'd like to give away a little RAK of my own. For a chance to win a $5 GC to the Urban Anthology store, tell me this:

What is a favorite gift you've received for your birthday?

Please leave a blog comment on this post, and I'll pick a winner on Monday morning!

Happy blog hopping and creating! :D


Christina said...

Favorite gift I've received would be a photobook made for me with great memories of me & my best friend!

Elizabeth Bailey said...

My favorite gift was my mac computer that I got 2 years ago!

Brandi said...

Jason gave me a "promise" ring for my 19th birthday 1.5 months after we started dating! It's a little heart outlined with diamonds.

Stacey said...

My dad gave me a beautiful watch for my 21st birthday. I still have it.

Wonderful layouts too! Great masking.

ellen s. said...

i got a surprise party when i was 16 and 30, those were the best!

i love your techniques, deanna!

Colleen said...

I had a boyfriend throw me a surprise b-day party and invite all my friends. That was the best present every.

KimR said...

Why--just this year I received a Cricut Expression! My favorite so far!

scrappin_in_AK said...

I think my best birthday gift was my Nikon camera.

Margie said...

My Cricut!

silvia said...

My favorite birthday gift was a pearl ring that my DH got for me using a pearl from an oyster shell that he "chose" from shells at Seaworld in Florida. Being from Chicago~ Florida is a GREAT place to be on your birthday.

Ellen Porter said...

My parents gave me a digital camera for my last birthday, that was pretty nice.

Reel Girl said...

My husband had custom wrapped fishing rods made for me - pink!