View the list of blogs below and leave a comment on each by Nov. 27, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Each day we’ll be sharing a brand new list of blogs with brand new projects for you to explore, be inspired by, and create from!
Here’s today’s list …
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
Diana Gonzalez – Clearsnap – http:// www.arteypoemas.com
Melissa Cash – Tombow – http://inkclinations.blogspot.com/2012/10/handmade-holiday-blog-hop.html
Monika Wright – The Twinery – http://www.iloveitallwithmonikawright.com/
Gretchen McElveen – Hampton Art – http://gretchenmac.blogspot.com/
Megan Aaron – Clearsnap- http://thoughtsoftraveling.blogspot.com/
Tania Willis – Fiskateers- http://throughtrialsiambeingpurified.blogspot.com/
Gloria Stengel – Graphic 45 – http://www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
Suzanne Austin – Clearsnap – http://whatsinalousyananut.blogspot.com/
Shellye McDaniel – Authentique Paper – http://paperedcottage.blogspot.com/
Natasha Naranjo Aguirre – Donna Salazar Designs – http://www.moments-of-tranquility.com
Jen Carter – The Twinery – http://jensinkspot.blogspot.com/
Laura Denison – Graphic 45 – www.lauradenisondesigns.com
Candy Spiegel – Globecraft Memories – https://candyspiegel.wordpress.com/
Cheers to creating gifts from the heart this holiday season!
For my entry I created a snowman wreath. (Click on the photos for a larger view).
I started with a simple grapevine wreath and wrapped Honeydew Baker’s Twine from The Twinery around it. (I tied the ends on the backside around one of the branches to secure it.)
Then I added a large Accent flourish by Globecraft & Piccolo that I covered in 3D Enamel Gel in Metallic Silver. (I also coated some birds in the gel and added them toward the end. I love the swirly tone of the silver.
Next, I created the poinsettias. I used the new die by Tim Holtz/Sizzix and paper from Authentique’s Festive collection. I first added Fired Brick Distress Ink, but that didn’t provide enough contrast, so I added Walnut Stain Distress Ink around the edges.
I then glued the layers together, folded the leaves so they would be dimensional and added Globecraft’s Pure Sparkle Silver Glitter to the centers. Even though I was making a rustic, country snowman wreath, I wanted it to have some of the bling of Christmas!
Then came the snowflakes … I used a sheet of sticky-back paper and punched out the snowflakes with a punch from Fiskars. Then I coated them in Pure Sparkle Silver Glitter. Don’t you love that sparkle and shine!?! The glitter is made up of different-size particles that offer a sparkle closer to that of Mother Nature.
I added another snowflake to the tag that hangs from the bottom. This is made by stamping with Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves onto kraft cardstock with a stamp by Hampton Art. I used my Crop-A-Dile to add an eyelet to the top.
I wrapped Cappuccino twine around the tag. I secured it in the back with a Power Adhesive Tab from Tombow and then added a scrap of paper to the top to cover the rest of the adhesive. I hung the tag from the wreath with additional twine.
I coated a couple of keys from Globecraft in Vintage Silver Enamel Powder and added them, and a bead from Maya Road, onto the bottom of the wreath. I thought they went well with the “Do Not Open Until Christmas” saying on the tag — especially since I plan to hang this on my front door. (My odd sense of humor!)
Now for the ornament in the center … this is a kit from Globecraft & Piccolo. First, I used a large dauber sponge to paint the inside of the back globe.
I used the same paint to paint the snowman so no brown color shows through when I flock him.
Next, I painted the rim in red paint, the nose with 3D Enamel Gel in orange and the arms with 3D Enamel Gel in Burnt Umber. I also put a bit of Metallic Silver at the base of the snowman to cover up a mistake I made … Then, I used Stampendous Fun Flock to cover the snowman and his hat and scarf. Once dry, I added a tiny black rhinestone eye.
I used Vintage Silver Enamel Powder to cover the rings and then assembled the ornament. To do that, I laid the inner ring down, placed the globe on top and then dry fit the ring. Once I got it where I wanted it, I carefully removed the ring and applied liquid glue right along the edge of the globe. I placed the ring back on top and used binder clips to hold it in place while the glue sets. (You don’t want to leave them on for more than a few minutes because they may mar the surface if left on longer)
Finally, I used Gilded Rose Enamel Powder to color a couple of flourishes, attached them to the front and then strung the ornament in the middle of the wreath.
Thanks for stopping by … I hope I have inspired you to create a wreath of your own!
Enjoy the hop and don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win!
Great job on the wreath. They are lovely flowers and great colors.
love this wreath love the poinsettia thanks
Great job, love your wreath. Especially love the polka dot poinsettia!
Pointsettias are the best! Thanks for tutorial!!!!
Love all the little details in this wreath! The dove and flowers are just beautiful and the snowman is the perfect centerpiece! So very pretty!
I just bought the poinsettia die, now I can’t wait to use it!
I love all the details you put into your wreath but my favorite is the snowman globe. This is wonderful!
Beautiful! I need to get some of those plastic domes. TFS
How cute is this wreath?! Love all the detail, such fun 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration.
I think I am actually going to try and make this one.
Beautiful holiday wreath! I have had my eye on that poinsettia dye. A really good reason to get it now. Thank you for lovely inspiration
Gorgeous wreath Candy! I love those ornament kits from Globalcraft! And alas, another Tim Holtz die I can’t live without – my list is growing! I LOVE poinsettias and that die makes such gorgeous ones! Thanks for sharing this lovely project and for the tutorial!
Beautiful wreath! I am loving those flowers!
Beautiful wreath, love those pointsettias!!!!!
I could spend hours looking at this beautiful wreath. I love how you put it together. It’s not ‘overdone’ so it’s so easy to let the eyes glide from one section to another. I would so love to have this hanging on my door. Thanks so much for sharing this project and directions with us.
Everything has been so beautiful!!
Great Christmas wreath! Would make a beautiful gift.
gorgeous wreath with such fabulous details. the poinsettias and snowman are wonderful and so cute. Great tutorial and so easy to follow. Thanks
Beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspiring ideas!
So many fun details! TFS!
Such great fun detail! TFS!
Love that little snowman! He turned out really cute!
Love that snowman, he looks great!
This is such a beautiful wreath! Thank you for sharing!
beautiful wreath… ❤ it
love those poinsettas! thanks for sharing!
I don’t know which I like better…your poinsettias or the adorable snowman globe. I have a globe and haven’t figured out what I want to put in it yet. May have to bring it back out and give it some more thought.
so so cute!
Love your snowman and wreath ~~ Thanks for sharing your talents!!
What a great wreath… those flourishes and flowers look just fabulous!
Lovely wreath…the snowman is a nice centerpiece
Great wreath! I love the poinsettias and the snowman element!
Liked you on facebook too!
What a wonderful wreath. Such a good idea!
Great job on the wreath. Love how you did the snowman ornament!
Lovely wreath! I like that you have the snowman globe hanging in the middle of it — what a fun touch. TFS!
Have to look for the 3D Enamel Gel in Metallic Silver, I loved your dove and never heard of this product before. Lovely wreath!
Beautiful wreath for your front door. What a great way to welcome your guests to your holiday home. Thanks for sharing.
Lovely wreath !
I love the project.
Such a beautiful wreath! I love the snowman and the Christmas “bling” you added. Thanks for sharing
Great wreath. You’ve added so much detail. Just beautiful!
Great wreath really like the center piece with the snowman
love the wreath, and the centerpiece snowman is adorable. wonderful inking on the flowers, adds great texture and dimension. thanks for sharing.
I already like G&P on FB.
Very cute wreath!
Beautiful wreath….the details are wonderful.
Fantastic wreath! Absolutely beautiful work!
This wreath would definately be a keeper from year to year!
.. this wreath is so festive.. great idea.. and great tutorial on how to make one of these.. almost easy, huh ? lol wtg..
Very pretty idea. Thank you.
The snowman centre is geat
Such a lovely wreath you have made. Lots of elements to it so pretty. Thanks for sharing.
Awesome Wreath, I love it!
Love the wreath and the snowman ornament. I’ve never used flock before, maybe I should try?!! Thanks for sharing!
Love the whole project of course, but I think my favorite part are the details – like the gorgeous dove and the hang tag at the bottom of the wreath! Thanks so much for sharing!
What a great project. thank you for sharing!!!
Fantastic project. I love your poinsettias and that cute little snowman.
What a lovely wreath for the holidays! Love they snowman ornament especially! Great job!
this is so fun and cute–love the snowman.
Love the glob in the wreath. Thank you for the inspiration!
The wreath is wonderful!
I love this wreath!
Very cute idea and you crafted the wreath beautifully. I love that Tim Holtz die, the poinsettias come out beautifully. Thanks for sharing!
This is wonderful. I loved the techniques and all of the flowers you used!
great project! TFS 🙂
i’ve liked you on facebook 😛
Love, love, love it!
Very cute. Thanks for sharing.
Cute Snowman Globe… Lots of detail. Thanks for sharing.
Your wreath is beautiful and really festive. I love the snowman being flocked…it does look like snow. Thanks for the inspiration today.
Great job, it is always a happy bonus when I get to learn about “new to me” products during a tutorial. Thank you.
Your Wreath is beautiful, Thanks for sharing.
Love your project!
That wreath looks awesome. Love the shimmery bird, love the snowman globe, love the flowers!
Fantastic ideas…beautiful projects…great inspiration! THANKS!!
Love the wreath! Beautiful flowers!
The wreath is beautiful and I love, love the snowman!
very nice poject. Love it
Love this!! Such a fun project!
So beautiful, thanks for the steps on making the snowman he is a cute added touch.
Great tutorial on the snowman snow globe! He is just too cute!! What a beautiful wreath!! Thanks for sharing!
So So pretty! I must try the snowman technique! I already like Globecraft and Piccolo on facebook :o)
What a beautiful wreath!
I love your wreath! Beautiful!!
BEAUTIFUL wreath – LOVE your poinsettias and snowman ornament!!!
Great wreath – love the details you have added. – thanks for sharing
What a fantstic job on your wreath! It’s full of lots of great detail.