Friday, 31 December 2010

Welcome to the Second Annual Blog Hop and Awards Event by The StampMan!


Welcome to the second annual blog awards event at The StampMan!  This is such a fun and popular event at this time of year, especially since it doesn't require you to make anything!  We just want you to choose your favourite/best project from 2010 and enter it on our challenge blog, and if you'd like to be eligible to win a prize too just
  • Join in the actual challenge with your best/favourite projected linked with Inlinkz
  • Follow your way around the blog hop collecting all the letters you will find on each blog. Write these down then work out the answer when the hop is finished.
  • Leave a comment on ALL the blogs you visit in the blog hop 
  • Post our event blinkie onto your blogs or a post about the event with your best/favourite project
  • Take your award blinkie with pride
  • Email the answer to: thestampman@btconnect.com by 9pm (GMT) on Thursday 13th January 2011.  Please put bloghop answer as the title

You should have come to my blog via Kay Carley's over at Kay's Crafty Corner.  There's a bit of a blip near the beginning of the hop, you start at The StampMan with Jill, hop a little until you reach Vix.  From there you should visit Frankie but her post has gone awol so make a note of the letter 'a' and head on to Michelle.  Then it's Brenda followed by the ATC swap, then more hopping until you get to meeeeeeeee!


I had a bit of a tough time choosing my favourite project from this year but eventually chose this collection of canvases as it signified a major change in my work.


I'd wanted to produce a piece of wall art for a long time now, but it took me ages to be able to settle to doing what I do in my journals on a canvas.  Somehow putting my work on canvas was a major, major step.  In the end, I chose one of my favourite journal pages and translated it onto a canvas.  After this it was a lot easier to work, imagining I was just working in my journal!



Next year I have four pieces of work in an exhibition at The Mustard Tree, Ancoats, Manchester in April, and my first solo exhibition (how scary THaT sounds!!!) in June at The Cubby Hole, Crewe.



My 'letter' to be collected is

!

If you've visited all the blogs on the hop, you should now have 13 'letters'.  


Unscramble the phrase
 and email it to 
thestampman@btconnect.com
 by 9pm (GMT) on Thursday 13th January 2011.  Please put bloghop answer as the title.  


And don't forget, you need to have commented on each of the blogs to be eligible for a prize (and yes, Jill has us all checking ;)  ) and have our challenge blinkie on your sidebar.

46 comments:

Julye said...

Sounds like you've had a fab 2010 may 2011 be even better, think I've missed one out on the blog hop as couldn't see a link on Brendas so I'll pop back and check again thanks for sharing and happy new year.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Congrats to you, Sarah, for having work on exhibition!!

Helen said...

Loving this piece that you chose! Good luck for 2011 - sounds like it will be ACE.

Craftnut said...

Beautiful Choice. Tracy x

Julie Ranae said...

My dear friend....how did you EVER choose just the few things you did??? I was so thrilled to see the print that you sent me (Joy) was featured here in the original..I LOVE that and it's displayed in the shrine! : )

I submitted my entry for the challenge.

Happy New Year my friend! Miss you...love you...and I can't wait to see you this coming year xx

thekathrynwheel said...

Just called by to say Happy New Year to you! Hope you have a joyful and artful 2011 :-)
P.S. Congrats on the exhibition

Swedie said...

I love your wall art. I like the book pages used in paper crafting, and they are really nice in your flowers. The colors are appealing, too.

Noreen

Janet said...

Stunning project.Happy new year
Janet x

Ardilla said...

Wow! beautiful project... I specially like the blue with Joy on it :)
Happy new year!

Ardilla
http://papersardilla.multiply.com

Ardilla said...

I did all the hop but I only have 12 letters :(
Where didn't I go??? I have the idea of the phrase and only need one to complete it...

Esther said...

How very exciting..good luck wiht your exhibition..and Happy New Year...Esther

Josephine said...

Stunning work - absolutely gorgeous!

Ann said...

Gorgeous work - so inspiring - think I've got 14 letters if I count Frankie's.

I suppose the phrase will be enough though.
Happy New Year to you and your family
Ann xxx

Lynne in NI said...

OMGosh these are stunning! Congratulations on your solo exhibition ... and yes, that does sound very scary!

Kay Griffin said...

Gorgeous canvas art and congratulations on exhibition. Thanks for sharing and wishing you a Happy New Year :) Kay x

Glennis said...

Congratulations, your work is amazing

Shelann said...

I love the canvas, I may have to try it. It's so fun to see everyone's art!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! 2010 was a great year for you--and 2011 is going to be even BETTER! LOVE that your stuff was shared and exhibited! This must mean that you need to start working with Julie on coming back over to the states for a class! I WANT TO LEARN:) LOVE LOVE LOVE you!

Laura said...

Love that flower stamp. Great posting. very inspired. Happy New Year to you. Hope we meet up in 2011

kayc said...

Stunning work. Completed the blog hop! It was fun. Thankyou. Kathleen x

craftattack said...

Beautiful work, and congrats on your exhibition!

Maria said...

Congrats to you for being asked to be in exhibition! All your creations are lovely! Happy New Year!

☼ Cheryl* said...

wow well done on the exhibition. How exciting.
Your favourite project is great! x

Kat said...

loving the blog hop,
grate prizes on offer,
happy new year,
Kat.

Claire said...

Wow your canvases are fab, congrats on your exhibition!!
Claire xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Sarah, what lovely artwork and congratulations on them being in an exhibition. I'm off now to collect some more letters and look at the other creations. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Neil said...

Love your work. Always come away from your blog feeling inspired. Thank you.

Brook said...

Wonderful artwork. Congrats & good luck on your exhibition!

Debs said...

Super lovely creations with some fabulous colors
Debs
xxx

Auntie Em said...

Your canvases are awesome! I love the depth and the colours you used.
Thank you for sharing and Congrats on your shows!!!:o)

Jan Garber said...

Best of luck on your exhibit and the New Year! Enjoyed looking at your work!

My name is CINDY...... said...

Awesome work! I particularly like the funky flowers. Congratulations at having the opportunity to show your art work.

Happy Days said...

Love these canvases. Thanks for sharing

Cor* said...

Wowzers. Congrats and what a magnificent artist you are! Simply wonderful!

Susan said...

I LOVE your canvases...just lovely! and congrats on having a "show"!
I listed my favorite project, not my best one. (That would be my Maya Road Chipboard birds & several cards)

I am glad to have made it through, however there is an issue with Brenda's blog, it wouldn't allow me to comment...I'll keep trying.

Thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year!

Susan

Trs.C said...

Happy new year!
It is so glad to visvt your blog.
Thank you for all your sharing.

Dawn said...

Congrats on your future showing. Your art is awesome.

Shelley said...

Love your wall art (and also the zentangles in different posts). This blog hop has been such fun!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Sarah

Great project, lovely work.

Hugs Ali x

Jocelyn said...

I love your piece of artwork - amazing!

lisa said...

I'm not surprised your work is being exhibited Sarah. It is just beautiful. I always know which blog to visit when I need inspiration, it just oozes out of the computer when I visit you.
This canvas is no exception, it's stunning.
Hugs Lisax

Ellie said...

The first project is my favorite!!!

Angela Weimer said...

Beautiful Canvas's I love the flowers but they look pretty all together too! Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Fliss said...

Can see why you picked the canvasses which are gorgeous.
I love your zentangle too and strangely enough, that was how my stamps came about as I took part in an atc swap with this as the theme.
Will have to investigate the journalling as I've just started doodling again on something a bit surprising!
x

SannaS said...

Absolutely amazing creations!! Gorgeous!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Priyanka said...

beautiful work,amazing.TFS

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