Hello everyone on this fine Friday! :).
First, I'd like to say a big thank you for your beautiful and heart melting comments on my latest posts - baby girl exploding box and the 'dazzling' sailboat. Also, my warmest, most special welcome to my newest followers - thank you so much for choosing to share my creative adventures with me :).
I hope you're all enjoying all the inspiration featuring Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets and Stampendous Stamps and Essentials this week.
If you missed the earlier posts, here are the blog hop links for you: MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY. The team over at Add a Little Dazzle has even created a special pack featuring the metals from this blog hop. You can find it here - Add A Little Dazzle Stampendous Hop Special.
Of course you might like to win some fabulous goodies, too! We're giving away three prize packages this week for comments on the blogs. A nice package of Metal Sheets, Stamps and Cutting Dies! So hop along to the participating blogs and leave some love!
Here's the project I prepared for our blog hop finale - an autumnal wreath. To decorate my wreath I used a selection of shop bought flowers (Prima, Maya Road) and handmade flowers - faux porcelain blooms (see the video tutorial here) and moulded enamel flowers (see my video tutorial here). Oh, and I also added some poppy seed heads (found in a charity shop) painted with DecoArt acrylic paint.
For my base I used a Styrofoam wreath which I painted with DecoArt Americana Country Red acrylic paint (same colour as on the poppy seed heads). When dry, I wrapped a lovely orange lace all around the ring, letting some background colour to show through.
To decorate my wreath I stamped and die cut a batch of metal leaves. I used Brushed Bronze, Golden Glimmer and Precious Pearl sheets. To colour the pearl sheets I brushed patches of colour with Spectrum Noir markers and blended them with a blending tool and alcohol blending solution.
For the leaves I used the Jumbo Cling Leaves and Cling PenPattern Leaves which I stamped with Jet Black and Ganache StazOn inks. I backed them up with thin cardstock and adhesive sheets for more stability and I die cut them using Leaves Die Set.
Next I added some doodling and 'puffing up' on the metal using a paper stump and a nylon pointy tool - I love the embossed texture on metal! Finally some of the leaves received a Fran-tage treatment with a blend of Deep Impressions Chunky Clear Enamel and Copper Lux Mix (heated with a heat tool from underneath).
So here are the peeps playing today:
Asia King (that's me!)
P.S. If you click on a blog link and receive a notice that says "this post is not here" or something similar, just click on the blog header or look for a link that says Home. That should take you to the home page of that blog and the correct post should be near the top :).
I hope you've enjoyed hopping through all those amazing blogs and maybe you've even made some crafty friendships on the way! BTW, if you've enjoyed your visit here, why not subscribe to my blog to see my future projects? :).
I'm so happy to have been a part of this dazzling extravaganza and I have certainly been inspired my all the fellow Designers! I'm sure you have been, too!
Thank you for stopping by and for all your heart warming words! Have a wonderful weekend!
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Challenges for this project:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Rock the Techniques (stamping and embossing on metal)
Rhedd's Creative Spirit September - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner September - Autumnal Image Inspiration (leaves)