May Arts and Helmar Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to day two of the May Arts and Helmar blog hop! I’m so happy you’ve visited my blog today, and you have a chance to win amazing products. Helmar will be giving away TWO Arts and Crafts Starter Packs:

and May Arts will be giving away 2 prizes of the winners choice of two spools of ribbon!

Pretty exciting! So, how do you enter to win a chance at one of these grand prizes? Hop through with us and visit each designer’s blog and leave a comment on their Helmar and May Arts Blog Hop post. The first winners will be chosen on the 21st and the second winners will be chosen after the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend! Below my projects, you will find the list of all of the participants. So, let’s get started!!!

 I’m doing a little series here on Sparkling Gnome called “Thoughtsgiving.” Each day, for the week before Thanksgiving, I am sharing a quote, a song, a personal story, and a scrappy page/crafty creation. I am taking all of the pieces that I make during this time, and making them into a mini book. So, for the hop today, I made the cover to the mini! I used Zutter canvas boards, that have a nice canvas texture on the front, and a smooth clipboard wood on the back.


I used May Arts ribbon on the bottom of the cover page. The poor ribbon had to endure being dragged through brown Dylusions mist, and then further inked with some blue ink. I adhered the ribbon and all of the embellishments on this page using Helmar 450 Quick Dry!! I looooove that stuff…it’s amazeballs!

Somehow mixing up the brown Dylusions with gesso turned it quite pink…and it even got sort of rusty red when I sprayed over the top, as well. It’s a very unique color, even if that wasn’t what I intended. 😉

Using the same ribbon as a border, I created a “flip page” for part of my title. I started with an old library date due card. As a librarian, I have a bunch of those hanging around. I love the size, and the handwritten names and stamped dates.

I also dragged the ribbon through the mist, and added some random rubs of ink.

I also added a generous coat of Clearsnap mist over the top of the completed tag…and it almost looks frosty. I love it!

Put together with my Thoughtsgiving page from yesterday, the title is “My Hopes and Dreams.”

Thank you so much for hopping by today, and hop on over to my friend Nicole’s blog for a look!

In case you can’t find a comment box, check up on the post header, and you’ll see the comment option. I don’t want you to miss out on a chance to win goodies! 🙂

Day 1 – November 19th

Day 2 – November 20th

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22 Comments on “May Arts and Helmar Blog Hop”

  1. ava g says:

    great detail on the cover of your album, good thing helmar was sticken to your side for this one.
    ava g

  2. Scraps says:

    Lovely as always, Amy!

  3. Mary B says:

    So fun!! I’m lovin’ this project of yours, Amy ❤ xx

  4. I am always so in awe of your projects and your photography skills. Gorgeous pieces. And I’m so stealing the phrase ‘amazeballs’. Luv it.

  5. Charlene says:

    Cool artsy project!

  6. Miriam Prantner says:

    This is a beautiful page, loving all the texture and dimension and the colors!

  7. Amy Wing says:

    Drooling over all the fabulous little details… love the way your images came out!

  8. sherry b says:

    TFS your project, so much added just from yesterday.

  9. scrapgirl1467 says:

    What a beautiful cover you created for your book and a lovely idea for a book to begin with! Thanks for showcasing how you used the May Arts ribbon and altered it, as well as the Helmar adhesives.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. TracyM #6773 says:

    Fabulous work – LOVE the colours and dimension of your book cover!!!

  11. Nikki C says:

    Love your book it’s so amazing to look at 🙂

  12. Sue D says:

    Very creative project!

  13. Very cool idea. Love the look of the Thoughtsgiving book cover.

  14. Wow Gorgeous love the soft colors and the layering. so Awesome. thanks for sharing

  15. karenladd says:

    This is fabulous! Loving all the layers and textures!

  16. Amy, this is just chock-full of goodness! So much great texture, color and layering. Wow!

  17. Lynne says:

    Amy – totally love what you are doing! Looks awesome and the details are superb! thanks so much for sharing.

  18. Very cool! So much to see in this and I love it!

  19. Smokie says:

    What a wonderful concept. I’m sorry your didn’t get the color you wanted but it turned out just great.


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