Och Aye The Noo! Welcome to the Tartan Day Blog Hop! It's going to be so much fun!
You may have ended up in my novice blog through Linda's blog, http://thefruitofmyhands.blogspot.com/ , what a creative lady she is! If you have, great stuff, if not, drop by http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com/ , who is hosting the blog hop, she'll be able to fill you in with all the necessary details!
The aim of the hop is to connect with other crafters around the world by sharing your own creations, which must include tartan in it, in some form or another!
Within the hop is a wee game to play along with. Some of the hoppers participating have a secret letter in their blog. No-one knows how many letters there are, but they spell out a word connected to Scotland. It's your mission to go into the blogs entered into the hop to work out the secret word, and of course check out the tartan creations! Once you think you have the word sussed, go back to http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com and enter the Mr Linky at the end of the blog hop post, without revealing your answer! You will then be in with a chance of winning some fantastic crafting goodies! Sounds good, eh?!
This is a picture of my entry. It's a scrapbook page featuring my favourite band, Boyzone. I've been a fan of theirs since the band started in 1993, my favourite member is Keith Duffy. The photos shown on the project were taken at Boyzones most recent concert in Glasgow on Saturday 12th March 2011. It was an emotional night, being the first concert without Stephen Gately, a member of the band who died suddenly in 2009. For the encore at the end of the concert, the band all came out in kilts on small stage just 10ft away from where I was sitting! It was amazing! Although all being Irish, they all claimed to be "true Scotsmen!" I think they were, although they never proved it!!
To make the scrapbook page, I used 4 photos taken during the encore. I used my X-Cut cutting system to cut them into oval shjapes and then matt and layered each indivudal photo onto silver mirror card and blue or pink card. I then used a corner punch to round each corner. I used silver peel-offs on each of the photos to label each of the members. I also matt and layered my ticket from the concert on silver mirror card along with some information about the page.
I rounded the corners of a black 12x12 Abracadabra sheet of scrapbook paper and used this as my base layer. I managed to find a nice sheet of black and white tartan paper and cut this down to size to fit onto the base sheet. This was also rounded on each corner with my corner punch. Using the same tartan paper, I used a heart punch to punch out 4 tartan hearts, one for each member of the band! I positioned each element of my scrapbook page on the base layer and attached them with double sided sticky tape. For the finishing touches, I used 3d foam to attach the word “boyzone" at the bottom of the page. This was embellished with silver adhesive gems as was each corner of the scrapbook page.
So that's my entry into the Tartan Day Blog Hop. Hope you like it. It would be great to receive any kind of feedback so your comments, good or bad, are greatfully received! If you want to add me as a blog you follow, even better! I want my list to grow!
So are you going to take part in the hop? Hope so! It's a great way of meeting new people with similar crafty interests! All you have to do now is hop on over to http://pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com/ for the next tartan creation.
Or, if you want to see who else is going to be hopping along, or if you get lost on the hop, check their blogs out:
Take care, have fun, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!