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Alpha Stamps Gypsy Fever Blog Hop

August 1, 2012

I don’t know what it is about gypsies: the cacophony of colors, the sparkles and coins, the fun fortune,  the gorgeous crystal balls but they all of us at Alpha Stamps in a feverish state. No worries, this is one fever you’ll be glad to catch so we hope you’ll join the fun, join the Gypsy Swap and play along for your chance to win a gorgeous gypsy prize. We’ve peeked into our crystal ball but we’re not telling. If you want to find your fate, here’s how: if you visit all 4 Design Team Members’ blogs and figure out the fortune, you will have a chance to win over $100 of art supplies chosen for the Gypsy Fortune Teller Swap! Read each blog carefully and look for the word in italics. Unscramble the words and be sure to leave the Gypsy Fortune in a comment on the Alpha Stamps Blog!

Plus, one person who comments on this post will be chosen at random to receive a piece of art created by me. I’m offering up this Fairy Follies Theatre created with the Small Nouveau Theatre Collage Sheet as well as the Small Diorama Box; both from Alpha Stamps.

With the glittering gold and punches of red, it reminds me of some of the gorgeous gypsy supplies, currently on sale,  including FIVE new collage sheets designed especially for this swap. The goodies were all so gorgeous I had a hard time picking and choosing for my design team projects. They’re all so fun and inspiring that I have so many ideas I’ve decided to participate in the swap myself. It will be my first-ever swap and I can’t want to see everyone’s stunning creations.

With the gypsy theme, I knew I wanted to do something with a crystal ball so I decided to create one. I use a plastic ornament and placed the gypsy inside the ball for a change. The ball is perched upon some teeny tiny dice on a table made from a Mega Bottle Cap that has dominoes for legs. Of course a gypsy has got to have beads and fringe, so the table trim is the fun and fabulous Yellow Gold Beaded Fringe.

For my other project I used the Concertina ChipBoard Pennants to construct a Gypsy Caravan. As you can see here, you can peer inside to see the fortunes being spun and told. I also used the Card Players Collage Sheet, the Gypsy Beauty Collage Sheet, the Talisman Collage Sheet, the Queen of Hearts #3 Collage Sheet  and several other selections from the gorgeous Gypsy theme.

I’ve got my eye on several other components for the Gypsy Swap including the Brass Halo, the Indian Matchbook Labels, the Iridescent Moon Mix and the Phrenology Collage Sheet. I do hope you’ll join this glittering gypsy gang and take part in the swap. What Alpha Stamps products have caught your eye?

Click here to visit the other Design Team Member’s Blogs!

32 Comments leave one →
  1. August 2, 2012 6:25 AM

    LOVE all your projects. They are awesome!

  2. August 2, 2012 6:26 AM

    LOVE all your projects. They are awesome!


  3. Lynn Stevens permalink
    August 2, 2012 9:27 AM

    Its so much fun doing the swaps. Your going to Love it! Your crystal ball is so creative! Love it!

  4. August 2, 2012 9:29 AM

    What a fun theme to play with. Great pieces!

  5. August 2, 2012 9:41 AM

    What a great crystal ball concept! Love the mix of themes on your caravan wagon too.

  6. Monster Alice permalink
    August 2, 2012 10:09 AM

    I like the way you created the caravan interior – I just wish you had included more photos!

  7. Jess permalink
    August 2, 2012 10:44 AM

    awesome work! my eye is on the halos too! can’t wait to create with them!

  8. Carmen permalink
    August 2, 2012 11:46 AM

    I would love to win any of your art pieces. They are just wonderful.

  9. jackie tuttle permalink
    August 2, 2012 12:21 PM

    I love the twist on the crystal ball theme! Very creative. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art and for giving us a chance to win scuh a beautiful piece.

  10. August 2, 2012 12:52 PM

    Fun project! I love that you used a bottle cap as part of the Gypsy’s crystal ball.

  11. Diane D permalink
    August 2, 2012 2:09 PM

    OH I love the way you did your Crystal Ball, totally engenious. Your Caravan literally wants to pull you inside and have your forture read. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration for this great Gypsy Swap Theme and thank you for offering us a chance to win a piece of your Artwork!!

    Take care,

  12. August 2, 2012 6:17 PM

    Your crystal ball is so clever! I must remember this idea for future reference. Thanks for a chance to win a piece of your artwork.

  13. August 2, 2012 6:59 PM

    Your Gypsy artwork is truly beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us and for the inspiration. Your Theater Collage I think is my favorite’ but it’s hard because all three are so great.

  14. sawyershannon permalink
    August 2, 2012 7:02 PM

    I tried leaving a comment already but I’m having trouble with “WordPress” because I never use it. At any rate, I loved your Gypsy artwork, it’s all so beautiful. My fav is the Theater Collage, but all three of the projects are great. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.

  15. August 2, 2012 10:43 PM

    gypsies certainly make for great inspiration judging from the wonderful projects in this blog hop. really wonderful!

  16. Jennifer permalink
    August 2, 2012 11:26 PM

    Adorable crystal ball — great job1

  17. August 3, 2012 12:28 AM

    I am so glad that I’ve found the Alpha Stamps Gypsy Fever Blog Hop!!! You are all so creative and inspirational!!! Thanks!

  18. cardscrafts permalink
    August 3, 2012 12:31 AM

    I am so glad that I found the Alpha Stamps Gypsy Fever Blog Hop! You are all so talented and have many projects that are so inspirational!!! Thank you for sharing with us! 🙂

  19. Pandora permalink
    August 3, 2012 7:10 AM

    Your gypsy art is so amazing! Thanks for the chance to win the fabulous fairy follies theater!

  20. August 3, 2012 2:23 PM

    You girls are so talented …love these blog hops.
    Barbara Bird

  21. August 3, 2012 3:12 PM

    So impressed by the projects on this hop! That crystal ball is awesome…love the gypsy in the ball!!

  22. August 3, 2012 6:24 PM

    Your designs are delightful!

  23. August 4, 2012 2:06 AM

    fun project 🙂 thanks for sharing.

  24. Cindy Uhrich permalink
    August 4, 2012 9:27 AM

    The Bubble Gypsy is very creative! And I love the Theater Gypsies! Very inspiring!

  25. August 4, 2012 10:30 AM

    Fun creations! I love the beaded fringes you used, and your crystal ball is ingenious!

  26. Theresa Goldman permalink
    August 5, 2012 2:48 AM

    Amy, love the table and crystal ball, good idea and great looks. Thanks for sharing….

  27. August 5, 2012 1:08 PM

    Love your swan boat, Amy…all the glitter around the edges. What a gorgeous gypsy theme! And what creative talent you have!

  28. August 5, 2012 3:00 PM

    love the crystal ball project- fabulous!

  29. August 5, 2012 7:30 PM

    Beautiful crystal ball!!I love the use of the clear ornament. The blog hop is fun. Thanks for a chance to win your ART!

  30. sheila permalink
    August 5, 2012 9:49 PM

    The crystal ball is making me crazy, it is the best and just full of possibilities… love it and love your art! Thanks for the fun! sheila

  31. August 7, 2012 3:28 PM

    All of these projects are fantastic! Congrats!

  32. April Blue Colton permalink
    August 16, 2012 11:29 AM

    Fairy Follies Theatre
    makes my heart purr!

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