Thursday, June 26, 2014

Practical Scrappers Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop

Hi, Stampin' Friends! As many of you know I'm down in sunny California at the beautiful DisneyLand Resort attending the annual CTMH Convention. It's been such fun hanging with my team, and I have more stuff to share about that soon, but today I'm here to join in the fun for the Practical Scrappers stash blog hop. You should be arriving here dazzled from AUDREY'S BLOG.  
I have three mini hoop projects to share today. I probably should be breaking this into three posts, but I don't have time (since I'm at DisneyLand) and I promised a ton of ladies to post them today at the Consultant Art Showcase tonight, so you get lots of goodies today! The first is this adorable UP inspired hoop, since I knew I'd be at DisneyLand and UP is one of my all time favorite movies. The cricut clouds and little house came from CTMH's Art Philosophy cartridge, and I'm still in shock that the Kraft Keyboard alpha is retiring. If you want some you'd better stock up before I buy the rest of the stock, lol. I tied strings onto the buttons and used Liquid Glass to pile them into place. Then I stitched long stitches from the base of the "balloons" back to where I wanted the house to go. Finally I adhered the house over the strings. The denim this is mounted on came from the leftover scraps from hemming my last pair of jeans!
I have an extensive stash of buttons that I'm still sorting out from my move, but this is how I store them. I got the shelves and the bottles from IKEA!
My second mini hoop used up some paper flowers I had made ages ago using glitter paper and some scraps of B&T. I found some cork letters I didn't realize I had, but I didn't have a "P" so I trimmed apart some other leftover letters to make a P, and coated them with Pink Stickles, so you can't even tell! I didn't have quite enough scrap of the embroidery fabric to fill the hoop, so I grabbed some of the leftover white fabric from making the collar of my snow white shirt for convention and made good use of the pinked edge of the aida. These flowers also came from the Art Philosophy cartridge.
I mean I love a new Cricut cartridge and all, but Art Philosophy is my go to cartridge. The simple shapes are perfect for creating all kinds of fun embellies. I really love the current Piercing tool kit (which is being retired very soon) for shaping my cricut flowers. The back end of the piercing tool is gently rounded, which is perfect for buffing shape into the flower petals against the soft foam mat. I even use the tip of the piercer to drag veins down the center of my shaped leaves.
This kast hoop is probably my favorite hoops I've done so far. I layered on black sequins (which I've had so long I can't remember the last time CTMH carried loose sequins) on a bed of Liquid Glass. Then I added some flower sequins (also ancient CTMH) and some huge chunky silver hex glitter I got at Joann's. It sparkles SO much in real life! Finally after all the layers of Liquid Glass dried I dabbed on Silver Stickles and glued on a few of my favorite star shaped nail gems. The glitter letters were originally pink felt letters, and I was lucky enough to be able to spell GLITTER! Then I used lots of colors of Stickles to make my rainbow of glitter. It took two coats to cover the pink color of the felt.

Next up on the hop is the fabulous ERIN - Enjoy the hop, and I'll be back with more art tomorrow!

P.S. For the full list of hoppers, please visit Practical Scrappers.


Sue D said...

Fabulous hoops and great way to use up a variety of scraps!

Lyne said...

Fun ideas to use of your stash - I would have never thought of doing hoops.

Amy Moore said...

These are incredibly creative! I love the saying about scrapping on days ending in "Y"....too funny! Also, thank you for sharing your artistic adventures with all of us through social media, your updates and pictures have been awesome!

simplybren said...

These are fantastic. My daughter had an up themed wedding and would love the first one..... I appreciate all your detailed instructions just might try one myself.

Sandy Ross said...

Fabulous projects. I love the saying....I only scrap on days that end with Y! LOL

Bobbi Smith said...

Such great projects Wendy and I love the scrappy sayings!


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