2/23/19

Creativation VIP Swag Bag Challenge Hop

Welcome to the Creativation VIP Swag Bag Challenge Hop!


So what's the Creativation VIP Swag Bag Challenge Hop, you ask? Each of the VIP Creators who attended the Creativation show received a huge bag of products donated by 26 of the exhibiting manufacturers. Each of us is using the same products from eight of those manufacturers to make something original. You can hop from designer to designer to see which direction each of us went with the same materials. As you do, leave comments on each video or blog post as you hop, because the sponsors are giving away 7 *fabulous* prizes! The more places you comment, the better your chances of winning!

These are the eight items we used (affiliate links here and throughout the post): Hero Arts stamp set, Sakura pen, Westcott scissors, Supertite adhesive, Izink Diamond Paint, The Crafter's Workshop Medium, Joggles Art Parts and Charms, and a Paper Rose die. In most cases, we received more than one color, style, product etc. from each manufacturer, so you might see some variety in what we used.


While I use some of these items semi-regularly in my crafting, I can count on one hand (one finger?) the number of times I've used metal dies and texture pastes. And metal body parts are definitely not one of my frequently used supplies! Ah, but what fun is a challenge if it isn't challenging, right? Right!

Ready to see what I made?


I let the dresses, metal arms, and a sentiment from the stamp set guide the direction my project took. Here I played with the placement of the two girls on the die cut, which I cut from a pale grey cardstock


Once I had the basic concept in place, it was time to prepare the components. I spread the modeling paste onto a square board, using a palette tool. When I got it just the way I wanted it, I pressed the die cut shape into it, then lightly covered it here and there with the modeling paste. 


Before I put away the paste, I put the thinnest coat possible on the two metal arms. I wanted to paint them skin tone and was hoping the paste would both smooth out the metal and allow acrylic paint to adhere to it. Success on both counts! While I had the skin tone paints out, I painted the heads to match the arms. 

I used the Izink Diamond to color one dress green...


... then used Izink's spray ink to color another dress blue. I punched a heart from the grey cardstock scraps and colored it with Izink pigment ink. When the inks were dry, I added Stickles on top of the blue dress and the heart. I matted the stamped sentiment with another piece of the same grey cardstock and added silver Stickles to that. When it was dry, I matted it again with a piece of grey cardstock that I colored with the Sakura pen. I outlined the die with the pen as well, then colored the edges of the board before adding black Stickles on top. 


Time for the hair. I have this cool twisty DMC floss that I used to make the girls' hair. For the blond, I wrapped the floss around three of my fingers, then cut it along the outsides of each finger. I put glue on the head and wrapped the floss up and over so it hung down the back. 


For the brunette, I unraveled the floss first to give her curls. I wrapped the floss around two fingers and then cut it and glued it in place. 


I attached the heads to the dresses, then glued everything to the base.


Here's another look at my finished piece:


So, about those prizes...


We are giving away 2 Supertite Glue packages, a Hero Arts $25 Gift Card, three Joggles $25 Gift Cards, and A Vintage Girl $25 Gift Card! Comment below by March 8th for a chance to win. We'll be announcing the winners on March 12. We recommend subscribing so that you'll know if you win.

Now hop along to the next VIP Creator, Ann Strecko Koeman!

82 comments:

  1. I don't see a way to subscribe...

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    1. It's in the right sidebar, between This Month's Top Ten Posts and Categories.

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  2. Nice work. I especially like how you made the skin tones different.

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  3. This is adorable. I love the idea for the hair. i have a ton of floss so now I know what else I can use it for. Great use of the products.

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    1. I should do a post on all the different ways I've used embroidery floss. I almost never use it for actual embroidery!

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  4. Amazing how different every project turns out using basically the same products. Love yours too!

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    1. I know - isn't that crazy? They're so different!

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  5. Oh wow!! Your project is awesome!! Thank you for sharing!!��

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  6. Thanks, I found the link to subscribe when I went to the web version rather than through the link in the hop.

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    1. OK, good. There's something wrong with the hop link, which is so frustrating. Sorry about that.

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  7. Wow! Very pretty! I love the dimension and textures!

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  8. Wow, I really love your finished project. So much texture added with the hair! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. That is so cute! Could be me & my sister! Love it!

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    1. It makes me so happy that you see yourself with your sister in this.

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    2. I am on my phone and can’t figure out how to subscribe.

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    3. I believe you have to use the "View Web Version" button. Then you'll find it on the right sidebar, though it's going to be really tiny.

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  10. I love your use of the products, it all came out so sweet.

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  11. This is just amazing! Love the girls as the hair! So very creative!! TFS ��

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  12. What a beautiful card. Love what you did with the back using the diecut. Thank you for your time.

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  13. I love your project!! Thanks so much for being apart of this fun challenge :)

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    1. It was fun to stretch outside my comfort zone. Thanks for organizing!

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  14. Great job. Having problems leaving a message

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    1. It worked, but there's no way to know who you are if you're a winner. Respond back with a name, please!

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  15. Again: great job. Love the background. From:Gail Kleiser. Stampbycan@aol.com.

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  16. Thanks for sharing! The hop link did not work! Yours is really cute!

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    1. Yeah, I know what's wrong with the link but can't fix it from my end. Glad you found my post anyway. :)

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  17. I absolutely love your project! So detailed and creative. Happy to discover your blog!

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  18. What a sweet project. The little girls are so darling and thank you for making them look different which adds so much to the focal point. You are very creative.

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    1. It was important to me that the two look different. It adds another layer of meaning to the piece for me. Glad you like it.

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  19. My comment listed as anonymous, but it should not have. So above comment from me, Tricia Podmore.

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  20. I love this project it is so adorable! I have twin girls they saw this a can't stop going through the craft room trying to find something to recreate this! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  21. Oh my - what a cute project. The girls remind me of myself and my twin sister.

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  22. Amazing project! I just love it. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  23. Awesome creation! Very fun to see the challenge with these materials! Love the design of the dies, and the pattern makes a great background! Love the added textures with the sparkly dresses and the hair!

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  24. I love love love love love this!!!! So FUN and loving how you did the hair!!!

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  25. Love your project! Having a back view of the girls is a neat idea. I wondered what you used for hair but what you did was very simple and it looks great. Thanks for sharing your creativity and for sharing your goodies in a drawing. Hugs, Janet

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  26. Thankyou for sharing your creation Cindy. It's a beautifully innocent image and I love it.

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  27. I love this piece especially with all the crazy going on in the world its great to see some sharing and caring! Well dove

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  28. great products...love the project...valentine friends

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  29. That’s so cool. I love seeing how you turn things you don’t normally use into something that is so you.

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    1. It's physically impossible for me to make something that isn't me. I try, but ultimately everything has that Cindy look.

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  30. This is such a sweet project! I love how you incorporated everything together and I especially love the hair! Thanks for a wonderful tutorial! I have subscribed to your blog ��.

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  31. Oh love this. I'm a doll chick and these ladies spoke to me! Fabulous

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  32. Such a cute project and very creative.

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  33. wow this is so original I love it Cindy!!

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  34. Love this, so adorable!! It's been a fun hop, so cool to see the different interpretations ��
    Thanks for sharing this with us all ��

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    1. You're welcome! I loved seeing what the others made.

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  35. Love this, so adorable!! This has been a fun hop! Thanks for sharing this with us all ��

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  36. so cute with the girls and the heart with this message.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  37. You did an awesome job with the supplies! I love the textures! Totally stealing the hair idea!

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  38. Super cute, I hope they keep the VIP program

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  39. Love how you did the hair especially seeing more dimension. I so love paper dolls which is what thr card reminds me of and the friendship of girls. Thank you for sharing your talents.

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