Thursday, August 22, 2013

Practical Scrappers/Paper Secrets Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Welcome to the Practical Scrappers/Paper Secrets Blog Hop!  I am so excited to participate today!  This blog hop features the Ten Things Team from Practical Scrappers and members from the Design Team at Paper Secrets. Our topic for this hop is a fun, trendy one that will definitely catch your attention: wood! There is an awesomely cute give away from Paper Secrets (and you can get all the details on that below), but first here's my Wood project for you!
I wanted to make a project for the Moxie Fab Holiday Home Decor Challenge. I found a lovely Basswood Canvas from Walnut Hollow for my Holiday Display Quote with a nice smooth finish. It takes paint really well without showing grain or requiring sanding, which is great for lazy crafters like me who just want to get on with the bling. I painted the wooden canvas with acrylic paints, starting with two coats of Folk Art Metallic Bright Red paint. Then I layered on my (retired) Color Ready Sticker Letters for the holiday quote. I covered the whole wood canvas, stickers and all, with two coats of Martha Stewart Pure Platinum paint. I used temporary adhesive to stick on an Artbooking Chevron overlay to stencil on the chevrons with DecoArt Craft Twinkles glitter paint in Silver. Once the paints dried I carefully removed the stickers to reveal the red metallic letters of the quote. I did touch up some spots with a fine tipped brush, but it worked great. Any scrapbook stickers you have would probably do, even a mix of fonts!
I topped my "tree" off with a painted corrugated star and filled in the base with assorted bling and buttons. I painted some wooden buttons from my stash with Red Metallic and Silver Twinkles paints. The wood canvas is about 2 inches deep, so I sponged the edges with more of the Sliver Twinkles paint and wrapped it in red dotted washi tape. I can't wait to add this to my Holiday Mantle display!

Thanks for stopping by to have a peek at my holiday wood canvas. I hope you'll hop over to check out all the other amazing projects, too. 

Here's the Blog Hop List!
Wendy Coffman (that's me!)

Here's what you can win from Paper Secrets!

If you want a chance to win this fabulous collection of wooden goodies from Paper Secrets you can do any or all of the following:
1) Be a follower at Practical Scrappers
2) Be a follower at the Paper Secrets Blog
3) Like the Practical Scrappers Facebook Page
4) Like the Paper Secrets Facebook Page
5) Leave us a comment here telling us which of those you did :)

You have until 11:59 PM CST on Sunday, August 25th to enter.  A winner will be announced early next week over at Practical Scrappers! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

I'm linking this project up to the Heart 2 Heart Challenges Sing a Little Song Challenge. I had to add the word very to balance out my tree shape...but I've been humming this carol for days now!

21 comments:

Kristi B. said...

This is really, really cute. I love all the sparkle & buttons. :)

Kim said...

Wow, everyone I visit I'm wowed :) great idea for a home decor.

Kim said...

*everytime

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

Oh I love this! May have to borrow your idea to make this for myslef this Christmas!

Katy said...

Love it, Wendy!!! You continue to amaze me with your creativity and your DAILY posting...I don't know how you do it! Thanks for pointing me to the contest (really LOVE those little wooden cameras!) and thanks for singing along with us this week at H2H (even though you added the "very", I still sang it without...lol)

Casandra Bennett said...

You come up with some of the neatest ideas. This is very pretty. Love the sparkle and bling. :)

Shelly Nemitz said...

If I could come over and play with you it would make my day :) There's always something fun and potentially a little messy coming out of your creative brain.

Jessica said...

So pretty, I might have to lift this one. LOVE messy projects!

Joefil said...

Beautiful!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Fantastic and so cute holiday card. New follower. I love working with wood as well.

Kelly Jean said...

Super cute! Really love what you did with the canvas. So happy to hop along with you!

Brenda Ragsdale said...

Awesome idea and project!

Jozebelle said...

I like clean and simple cards!

Alison Day said...

LOVE this!! I think I may even have to try something like this ... feeling the need for new holiday decor this year!

Tracy MacLoughlin said...

Love your creation! Thanks for the inspiration!

Rochelle Spears said...

really cute!!! :)

Lee-Anne said...

Beautiful!

LisaM said...

Wow! Love it!

Mandi said...

Stunning. I am going to have to do this.

Paige Dolecki said...

Wendy -

What a fun piece! Love how you used the Artbooking overlay on this one - definitely a technique I want to try!

Thanks for sharing your art with us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week!

Paige - DT
www.Stampologist.com

Cath said...

Hey Wendy! Thanks for linking this up to the Holiday Home Decor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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