Welcome to the 2nd Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!!!
Calling all crafters! We’ve gathered designers from some of our favorite manufacturers to show you ways to create something from the heart this holiday season. This 3 day Hop (Nov. 16-Nov.18) includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from every corner. Explore all of the thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could create for the holidays, all in one place, during our second annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!
To sweeten the Hop, we’re offering a gift for you! For every comment you leave on the blogs in the Hop, you’ll be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors! Use the Rafflecopter widget on the Clearsnap blog to gain extra entries each day: http://cleasnap.blogspot.com
Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment on each by Nov 27, 2012 at 11:59 PM PST. Each day of the hop we will be sharing a brand new list of blogs with brand new projects for you to explore, be inspired by, and create from!
Clearsnap – http://clearsnap.blogspot.com
Hampton Art - http://blog.hamptonart.com/
Graphic45 – http://g45papers.typepad.com/
Fiskateers - www.fiskateers.com/blog
Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/
Tombow USA – http://blog.tombowusa.com/
Authentique Paper http://authentiquepaper.blogspot.com/
The Twinery - http://www.thetwineryblog.com/
Eileen Hull for Sizzix http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Globecraft Memories – http://globecraftmemories.blogspot.com
Kristin Wilson – Graphic 45 - http://www.kristinwilsonhandmade.com/
Jennie Garcia - Tombow - earthyscrap.blogspot.com
Gini Williams Cagle - Hampton Art - http://ginicagle.blogspot.com/
Sabrina Alery – Clearsnap – http://Sabrinaalery.blogspot.com
Michelle Grant – Donna Salazar Designs - http://michellejbg.blogspot.com
Emily Lanham – Authentique Paper -http://www.createserendipity.net
Steph Ackerman – Globecraft Memories - www.stephaniescraps.blogspot.com
Emma Jeffery – Fiskateers - http://hellobeautifulblog.blogspot.com
Natalie Clause – The Twinery -
Alberto L Juarez – Graphic 45 http://vintageodyssey.blogspot.com/
Vivian Keh - Hampton Art - http://contadinak.wordpress.com/tag/vivian-keh/
Jennifer Priest – Clearsnap – http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com
Heather Conklin – Authentique Paper - http://goldiecar.blogspot.com/
I have created this 7x7 Gift Canvas using the Clearsnap Smooch Spritz Sprays,
Modelling Paste & a Chipboard flourish.
The Smooch Sprtiz Sprays are my favourite inks for using on canvas's the colours are so rich and are just gorgeous!
2. The Modelling paste flourish was created by placing the chipboard piece on your canvas then coat over the chipboard with the modelling paste then scraping the excess off the top . Then lift the chipboard flourish straight up and out of the way then you can use a spatula to blend in around the edges. Leave this to dry overnight.
3. Next use your smooch spritz to spray over your canvas. Over lap colours until you are happy with the effect and spritz with water to help blend and lighten colours.
I have used a mix of Caramel Latte, Candle Glow, Mossy Mist, Green Olive & Citris Tickle
When you spay each colour experiment by letting it run one way then the other over the canvas and spritzing with water for different effects!
4. Once you are happy with your colours I have added a little gold Rub & Buff over the ridges to highlight the texture.
5. This was then decorated with trinkets and found items along with some graphic 45 tags and Dusty Attic Doily Chipboard. Use 3D foam tape to add more dimension when you are creating depth on your projects.
I hope you have enjoyed this project! :)
Cheers to creating gifts from the heart this holiday season!