Thursday, May 29, 2014

Practical Scrappers Scrapping Our Stash Hop

Welcome to the Practical Scrappers Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop! Each month talented designers dig into their stash of unused treasures to create fabulous new projects. You should have arrived here from Deborah's blog at Scrappin the Little Things. You can find the fill list of hoppers over at Practical Scrappers. Let's hop!
This month I'm continuing work on a series of scrappy embroidery hoop wall hangings for my new stamp room. I spritzed the background material (stolen from a holiday project that was NEVER going to be finished) with the honeycomb pattern using a template and some Heidi Swapp Color Shine. The cluster of embellies at the top of the hoop all came from a green bowl I keep on my desk. Every time I finish designing a kit I toss all my leftover bits and bobs into that bowl just in case I need a little somethin'-somethin'.
I had these REAL chipboard letters from a Paper Pumpkin kit that I got as a free gift at CKC Portland. I added letters from my favorite Keyboard Kraft Alphabet - I always have a few partially used sheets of those tiny letters in my stash. The cork bees I built from leftover "O" centers on a mostly used up sheet of cork letter stickers. I scribbled on the stripes with a sharpie pen and added wings from my scraps drawer. I swirled up the bits of wire to build the antennae, and used Liquid Glass to adhere them to the hoop.
I dug not only into my scrapping stash, but my nail polish stash too. Those chipboard letters were just plain grey, but I coated them with two coats of one of my favorite Essie nail polish colors, which is a mix of gold and silver. I painted the hoop with Essie bordeaux and then gave it a coat of krylon glitter spray. A few dabs of almond glitter glitz gel and hoop #2 is ready to hang!

Up next: The fantastic Christine at Scrapping with Christine!

13 comments:

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

This is unbelievably cute and so creative!!! I never would have thought to use nail polish, but it all turned out so perfectly!

Sue D said...

Love this! I like how you made the cork bees.

wendipooh13 said...

oh my gosh this is sooo stinkin cute!!! LOVE LOVE it!!!!

Majken Pullin said...

This is awesome! What a great idea to use nail polish!!!

Katy said...

AWESOME!!!!

Bobbi Smith said...

Wow Wendi, I love all the techniques. Very creative letters, turned out perfect. I love the bling...bling :)

Bobbi Smith said...

Sorry Wendy, I spelled your name wrong :)

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Wow....this is so stinkin' adorable!!! I love that nail polish idea....so fun!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

This is great!! I can't believe you used nail polish! I need to remember that tip.

Susie Bentz said...

Great project! Love the use of cork!

Kelly Jean said...

WOW WENDY this is so unbelievably beautiful! I love EVERYTHING you did with this. It's so pretty!

Lee-Anne said...

Wow! You are so creative. Brilliant idea using an embroidery hoop, aida cloth and nail polish on your layout. Awesome job!

Erin Morehouse said...

crazy amount of cute ideas going on here! I must admit I panicked a bit when I thought about the rest of my crafty stash as an extension of stuff I need to use in my scrapbooking...I'll never get through it all lol!

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