All right, hockey moms! This one is for YOU! Welcome to Moxxie's April Muse-A-Palooza Blog Hop! We have a grungy, icy, rough, real hockey collection to share...and you could win the entire Hockey collection! Check it out - the neutral black, white, and gray color scheme - with occasional pops of blood red (we are talking hockey, after all!) - will look great with your pictures no matter what color jersey your team is sporting!
To have a chance to win, you need to:
- Follow the hop through all ten participating blogs, check out the beautiful work of the Moxxie Muses, and leave a comment for each of them.
- Comments will close at midnight CST on Tuesday, April 9th.
- Winner will be announced the next day on the Moxxie blog.
- International fans are welcomed to play along if they agree to pay shipping in the event of their win.
My friend was nice enough to share this team photo of her husband's hockey team with me. (She is on the team this year but didn't have a team photo with her in it :( I had SO much fun adding red dylusions spray to this! I can't believe how much it looks like blood. (sorry if it grosses anyone out, but we are talking hockey here lol).
I am super excited with the way this turned out and can't wait to see my friend's reaction!
I have more detailed photos and a supply list below. But just in case you've not finished the hop, here is the list for you again. Good luck! I know you will LOVE this line!!!
Ready to hop?!! Here is your hop sequence... on your mark, get set --- GO!
I started off with my background paper, picked a lighter one to mat the photo with, but scrunched and smashed it and then spritzed it with passport spray to give it a more roughed up look. I did a lot with the title letters (described below), then hung them on some twine tied to some loop brads. I LOVE the hockey player in the bottom left corner but wanted him to come at you a bit more so I added a little glossy accents to his outline. Then I layered some die-cuts and stickers, added a little washi tape, faux stitching under the 2012 and finished it off with a tag that slides under the photo for my friend to add her own journaling. Then went around the whole layout with some black ink.
When I started this I wasn't sure the dylusions would take to the glossy finish of the letters the way I wanted, but why not try, right? So I sprayed them, watched it puddle in spots, but decided to let it dry to see what effect I got. That is the top left photo. I wanted something darker to match the team uniform better, so I sanded the letters a little with an emery board; top left. Then I laid them flat on my blue ink pad and rubbed them around for the final look, which made me happy. My fingers are a little blue, but I really like the look I got. :)
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
Moxxie - pp, stickers, die-cuts
dylusions & mister huey's - ink sprays
stampin up & colorbox - inks
american crafts - alphas
bella blvd - black washi
ranger - glossy accents
tombow, ek success elmers & zig - glues
stash - brads, twine, staple, red washi