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Friday, October 18, 2013

Blog Hop with Inspired By Stamping and World Win Papers



Hi there, crafty friends, and thank you for joining us in this Holiday blog hop!

Inspired By Stamping and WorldWin Papers has teamed up to offer  you over 15 inspiring Christmas projects to jump start your holiday season. We hope that you’ll find just the right inspiration for your next Christmas themed project.

Christmas season is all about gift giving, and this hop is no exception. We have planned a very sweet giveaway for a lucky winner. To be eligible for the giveaway, please visit each blog in the list, grabbing the “letter” code as you go. Once you’ve landed on our last blog, which is the Inspired by Stamping blog, you will leave a comment with the secret phrase created by putting together all of those letters that you collected from each blog. 

The deadline is Sunday night (the 21st) and winners of the giveaway will be announced on October 23rd on both the WorldWin Papers and Inspired by Stamping blogs. The designers have worked hard to produce all of these fantastic creations, and we would like to invite you to leave some comments on their individual blogs as well.

So what are you waiting for...let the hopping begin!

For my project I decided to decoupage an old frame I had found at a garage sale.  In keeping with my non-traditional Christmas color theme this year, I used a snowflake theme but used the colors red/green/gold instead of the traditional blue/white/silver.  This happens to match my home decor exactly, as you can see by the wall behind the frame.  



I stamped many, many snowflakes from the IBS Winter Wonderland set onto World Win Premium White Cardstock, then tore it into many randomly-shaped pieces and adhered the pieces with decoupage glue.  Then I colored it with a couple of different types of pastel waterbased colors, experimenting this way and that until I had the sage green effect I was looking for.  I was going to cut away the ragged edges on the inside of the frame after adhering all of the pieces, but about halfway through I decided I liked the look they gave, sort of like icicles or snowdrifts!

Once the colors had dried, I rubbed all the torn edges with brown distress ink to give it a bit of a vintage feel.  Even though the edges were covered with the dried glue, they still took the stain a little bit.  I rubbed gold Rub 'N' Buff on all four edges for a nice, antique gilded appearance.



The roses almost look like thin sheet metal, don't they, but they're World Win Petallics papers (Wine Cup and Gold Ore) which are shimmery and out of this world gorgeous.  I used a flat flower die to fashion them, antiquing the edges first with brown distress ink.

The street lamp and holly are die cuts that I've painted with shimmer paints to add a bit of interest.  That cute little JOY banner is from the Inspired By Stamping Build a Snowman stamp set, having first been cut on my Silhouette Cameo, then heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  Joanna is super generous in providing FREE cut files with many of her stamp sets!

The reindeer postage stamp as well as a few other bits here are from the Vintage Postcards Add On set.



This sentiment is a "shadow sentiment" that I bought in the Silhouette store.  I used World Win Petallics Wine Cup for the red layer and World Win Kromekote Brushed Gold Foil Mirror Finish for the top layer.  The little star postmark piece as well as the snowflake postage stamp underneath the sentiment are from the IBS Vintage Postcards Add On set as well.

Another lovely rose.  To this corner I also added a two-layer, triple-loop bow and let the streamers curl and twist along the length of each side of the frame.  The leaves are die cuts from World Win Original Colormates Dark Spring Green that I've painted with Copics and then dry brushed with a bit of gold shimmer paint.

Real antique lace is under the bottom roses.  I applied vintage glass glitter plus ultra fine clear glitter to the lace.  One can never have to much sparkle and shine, hence all the shiny gold snowflakes (from World Win Kromekote Brushed Gold Foil Mirror Finish) and red rhinestones sprinkled about.

I hope you've enjoyed my project and now urge you to keep on hopping to decipher the code and win some fabulous prizes!

Happy hopping!





47 comments:

Calypso's Crafts said...

Shea, this frame is STUNNING!!! The flowers are so beautiful and snowflake detail on the frame is so wonderful!! Gorgeous work!!

JennyH said...

Wow beautiful frame Shea, those roses are gorgeous : )

Sathya said...

Awesome!!!!! pretty roses, Shea!

frommycraftroom said...

Lovely.

Karen Hawkins said...

Shea this is awesome - and I love the wall colour too - it's a perfect match - I so have to get me some of this petal paper - I hope they're in Australia or ship here - will have to check that out!

the primitive country bug said...

Wow! This is simply stunning! Love all the different elements you used to pull this together.

Janice said...

Beautiful frame, love the flowers and the ribbon!

Anna Jernigan said...

Shea, this frame is breath-takingly beautiful! OMGosh, all the little extras, and details, are just stunning. I like the jagged edges, also, and they do look like snowdrifts, or icycles! It turned out so lovely. Boy, am I loving all that shimmer cardstock! Whew, it's right up my alley. Shimmer, sparkle, shine, yep, I am all for that! LOL TFS!!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Wow ! This is amazing ,I loved the use of non-traditional colors ,I thought the flowers to be of some metallic foil :) they look awesome !

Judy said...

Very pretty and unique. Love the flowers! Thanks for sharing.

Grace Tolman said...

oh my goodness!!! This is such a lovely frame. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. :)

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

What a gorgeous altered frame. The flowers are stunning!

Tina said...

This is just glorious!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Ohhh love these flowers! Beautiful!

Rose said...

STUNNING!!!! love the JOY banner on the lamp post :)

lindaplus3 said...

That us so beautiful !!! That is one thing I have never attempted :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful altered frame! Your flowers are amazing~

Pammejo said...

ooohhh, la, la, love the altered frame and the flowers are amazing.

Pammejo said...

ooohhh, la, la, love the altered frame and the flowers are amazing.

lisa808 said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous!!!

Happy Scrappy said...

Shea your frame is so beautiful! I love the vintage feel with the roses and the lantern. The Petallics paper make those roses stunning! The snowflake stamps bring out the winter theme.

Hridya said...

lovely work with the frame, thanks for the inspiration.

Kylie said...

An amazing project. Love it! Thank you for the inspiration!!!

Leah said...

SO beautiful Shea! Love, love, love those roses!!

Kitty said...

Your frame is gorgeous

Blessings,
Kathleen

Ellen said...

Beautiful!

Heather said...

This is Gorgeous Shea!! I love all your elements!! The roses are fabby!!
Hugs
Heather

Camille Short said...

I love that paper! Thanks for the great inspiration!

Cindy Sartain said...

So beautiful!

Iris said...

Pretty frame - love the roses.

Tina Doyle said...

Truly stunning What a great idea
Thanks for sharing

Michelle said...

Amazing!!!!!! I may have to check out the World Win Petallics papers. Those roses are wonderful!

JoAnn said...

Fabulous frame. The roses do look like sheet metal. They are beautiful as are all the details on your frame. TFS

Suzette said...

This frame is wonderful! You could spend so much time looking at all of the details and find something new each time!

Gloria Stengel said...

Those flowers are WOWZA! Love! You make me want to create something!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Lovely frame!! Beautiful details, I especially love the flowers!! Beautiful!

Cathy said...

Wow! This frame looks stunning, I love your hand made roses, they look fantastic. This is a gorgeous Christmas project, Cathy x

Robyn Oliver said...

Oh my goodness, your frame is stunning Shea, the roses are just beautifully made.

Phi said...

What a beautiful way to transform an old frame.

scrapclose2theheart said...

The frame is beautiful. I'm sure that you will enjoy putting something fun in it. We live close by each other. In fact my sister lives in Carrollton. I hope you haven't been having problems with allergies like we have. Loved your frame. Hugs~Patti

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fantastic upcycle! Beautiful, so many great details and textures!

aileen (mum) said...

What a sensational christmas idea. Totally brilliant, just love the look, the colours, the whole effect.

Janis said...

What a beautiful idea for a Christmas craft!!! This turned out over-the-top gorgeous!
<3 J

Denise Luscan said...

Gorgeous frame!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your altered frame! Looks great on the colored wall!

Irit Shalom said...

Gorgeous work (but it's always this way!)

Narelle Farrugia said...

What an absolutely gorgeous frame! Loving the stunning flowers you've created!