Wednesday, March 16, 2011

It's a Giveaway! from May! Hooray!

Today we welcome May Flaum and another of her fabulous and fun creations! May writes, Many years ago I picked up a copy of Pride & Prejudice at a used book store, and became immediately besotted with Mr. Darcy. I love to use book pages for all kinds of crafty uses from collage backgrounds to punching out shapes – but today I decided to use passages from Pride & Prejudice to create myself a 5x7 canvas for my reading corner.

When I first saw this new rub-on from Jenni Bowlin I knew at once a Mr. Darcy project would be in the works with it. I layered bits and pieces of papers, a doily, and paint to create my background. I also stamped the new ledger (is that the right name?) stamp to add more depth to my background before adhering my special rub-on. I love that his ruffled shirt is not solid, so the background shows through just a bit. To make sure he stays put I coated him (and everything else) with a sealant (Perfect Paper Adhesive), and I finished by using Jenni’s dabber in Fountain Ink (black) around the edges.

Now I have some new art to hang, and I had one heck of a good time doing it too!

Before I go – I’ve got something I’d like to share with one of you. You see, a lot of things that I love tend to cross over into my crafting life (and vise versa). I’ve been thinking a lot about that, as well as many of my favorite crafting techniques and products as I create my new Big Picture Class. May with May is all about scrapbooking fun, and is filled with fun and inspiration (no rules!). I’d love to give a seat away to someone right here – just leave a comment here by next Wednesday, March 23rd, and you’ll be entered to win a pass to class.

If you’d like to find out more about class you can check it out here : www.bigpictureclasses.com/maywithmay.php
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66 comments:

  1. What a great wall piece - love how you used the quotes! thanks for the chance to win a class - I would love to take it!

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  2. WOW this is one awesome piece I would so hang that on my wall for inspiration. How amazing would a spot in your class be. Thanks for the chance!

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  3. When i saw the layout it reminded my of Mr. Darcy, then I read that it was it made me smile.

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  4. Love this May! Would love to win a spot in your class too. thanks for the chance.

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  5. That is so fun and whimsical! I would love to win a spot in your class~

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  6. Your canvas are is always so amazing! thanks for sharing

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  7. Gosh, May - you keep hitting another one out of the park? I'd love to take another class with you :)

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  8. OMG! What a fun project!! Thank you for sharing it!! And thank you so much for the chance to win a spot in your exciting new class!! :)

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  9. Love your canvas! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  10. A cute project! I would love to win a spot in Mays' class, I've taken classes with her before, and they're always such fun!

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  11. Great canvas! Thanks for the chance to win a seat in your class. What fun!

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  12. I would love to win a spot for May with May- especially because my LAST name is May! I have taken quite a few classes from BPS and love them.Your project above is awesome- love that vintage!

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  13. Cool a class. Love the piece.

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  14. I have takin two classes with may and really enjoyed them both. I look forward to may with may. Thanks for the chance to win,

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  15. A lovely project! Thank you for sharing, and also an opportunity to spend May with you!

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  16. What a fun little canvas?!?! That rub-on is perfect for Mr. Darcy. Thanks for the chance to win.
    ~Julia
    bejuled5@gmail.com

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  17. I love this! Especially how you used the rub-on. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. What a beautiful piece of art! I'm a huge fan of BPC so i would love to win a spot in Mays class.

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  19. Love this!!! I would also love to win a spot in the class!!!

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  20. I love May. She's the greatest! I hope I get lucky!

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  21. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite. Book, movies, I love them all. I love your canvas and would love to win a spot in your class.
    TFS
    Ang

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  22. I love your canvas! I woul love to win a seat in your new class.

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  23. Wow..that is so neat. Thanks for sharing your technique of how you did this. So cool. Oh and how exciting to win a seat with you BP class. I can not imagine what all I could learn from your class... That would be so fun...

    Louise Murr
    lmurr@utk.edu

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  24. Thanks may for giving us the opportunity to win a spot in your May with May class. I really loved your Creative retreat class. And your canvas is super cute.
    Bea Medwecky
    medwecky@gmail.com

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  25. Beautiful canvas! The class sounds awesome!

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  26. I love May's work.It is always unique,fresh, and imaginative.I just took one of her classes and it was a pure joy!

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  27. Dashing artwork May! I can imagine it hanging next to your comfy reading chair :) Would LOVE to win a spot in your next class by the way!

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  28. Huge fan of May's work, so of course, I'd love, love, love to win a seat in her class! Thank you for the chance!

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  29. Super cute. Can't wait for your next class!

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  30. Perfect canvas for a reading area.

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  31. Great canvas and i'd love to spend may with May!

    ** Kate **

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  32. "May" I please have a seat in the "May with May" class at BPC?
    Jenifer :)
    3peasepod@comcast.net

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  33. Love this May makes me wish that I had a reading corner ;o) Thanks for the chance to win a seat in your upcoming class.

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  34. OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE this canvas! Pride & Prejudice is my absolute favorite book/movie; I own just about all the movies ever made and about 6 copies of the book! This project is fabulous!!! TFS this amazing work of art!

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  35. what an awesome canvas - I'd love to win a place in your class

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  36. Oh Mr. Darcy... Love it!!!
    Would love to win a seat in your class too!

    Your little wall art is just adorable....
    Thanks

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  37. Oh May! This is deep! Keep up the great creative work! and thank you.

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  38. Love May and would love this freebie class!

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  39. Oh May I love it! I too am besotted with Mr. Darcy. You did a great job! Great giveaway too, I would love to join your class!

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  40. I have already signed up for your class, but would love to win. May's classes are the best. Thanks.

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  41. Awesome project! I would love to win a seat in your class!!!

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  42. That canvas is amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  43. Love May's canvas and that rub on! Sigh...Mr. Darcy...would love to take a class with May! (I tried to leave a msg earlier and my internet cut out...sorry if it posts twice!)

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  44. The only thing better than a cool mixed media piece is a mixed media piece with the divine Darcy!!! I love this May, thanks for sharing :)

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  45. Your Mr. Darcy looks very distinguished sitting there on your artsy canvas! I'd love to meet him in your Big Picture Class. I love BPC and I've never had a class with you before, May. Pick me please oh mysterious random number guy.

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  46. Thanks May, I did (and loved your camp scrap), would love to do another of your classes! Will you be doing anything like the collage above in class - its fabulous!

    Joanne.

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  47. Wow, May, what an amazing canvas! Love that you took the words right out of the book, and all of the JBS goodies top it off. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in your class!

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  48. thanks for the chance to win a spot in class...it would be great to take it!

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  49. What a neat project. I'm a Price & Prejudice fan, too (as well as a fan of May's Big Picture classes).

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  50. Hi, May!

    I really want to win this giveaway.

    xoxo

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  51. Love everything about it. I'd love to win a spot in your class.

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  52. This is real art, thanks for the chance to win a place in your class. You are amazing May!!

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  53. You are so talented! and I'd love to win a spot in your class!

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  54. Love this!!Aww Mr Darcy love him! THanks for a chance to win a spot in your class!

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  55. Thanks for a chance to win a spot in one of your classes.

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  56. awesome project that is so my style thanks for inspiring me & for the chance to win a spot in the class

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  57. Ok, not sure who all the above gals are claiming to love mr. darcy! he is mine ladies and I never wish to be parted from him from this day forward! Lol! love the canvas & would love to win. :) I'm not sharing mr. darcy though...
    Xoxo

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  58. Beautiful! Love the texture and the added bling. Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in the class!

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  59. Crystal Schaar McConnellMarch 23, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    So awesome. I love the entire piece. Thank you for sharing your art with us!

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  60. love it! I should take a class

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  61. I'd love to take the May class!

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  62. YEA, another book lover! Nice job.

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  63. Love May's classes-would love to win!

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  64. That would be great to be in a class by you May! Nice of you to give a class away.

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