Day 3....Christmas Hop
The Petaloo designers are "Blog Hopping" with
the designers from Authentique!
The "Classic Christmas" paper collection
What a gorgeous mix of red, green and ivory for the Holidays...
the "Retro Christmas" paper collection
How fun is this paper full of 1950's Santas with red & teal accents?!
PLUS ...coordinating Holiday flowers, picks & berries from Petaloo!
How to win PRIZES?
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Authentique blog - see their designers' projects...here
Let's get this party started with Petaloo designer,
Hello, Friends! Kathy here with another holiday project for the Petaloo/Authentique Holiday Blog Hop. All this week the Petaloo designers have teamed up with the fine folk at Authentique to share ideas for holiday gifts, cards and tags. I'm crushing on Authentique's gorgeous Classic Christmas collection. The vintage images and elegant patterns inspired me to get my craft on. While rummaging in the Closet of Shame, I found a wooden sled that I'd picked up at a yard sale a while back. It was dark brown and very plain. A few mixed media techniques, pretty papers and lovely Petaloo blooms completely transformed it. Now it's ready to go dashing through the snow with Jolly Old Saint Nick.
I began the transformation by brushing a light coat of white gesso all over the sled surface. This was followed by a fairly thick (and random) coat of DecoArt Crackle Texture Medium. I wanted to create a snow covered appearance for the sled. I dusted on Perfect Pearls Medium in both Pearly White and Antique Gold to add some shimmer and to enhance the crackled surface. I just love the way it turned out!
After distressing the gorgeous Authentique papers, I layered them up to create a sweet Christmas Vignette. The icing on top are these glorious Petaloo holiday blooms. This would make a wonderful Christmas gift under the tree, dontcha think?
While I had my Elf hat on, I decided to create a small Christmas wreath using a foam core from Floracraft. This is one of those "quick and easy" holiday projects that we all love. It was sooo easy! I just wrapped wired ribbon and trim around the wreath base and added beautiful white Petaloo Poinsettia, Sugared Berry Clusters, Velvet Holly Leaves and ribbon. As a finishing touch, I added the lovely sentiment tag from Classic Christmas along with a tiny image from the 6x6 paper pad.
And what is Christmas without Christmas cards? Classic Christmas is overflowing with gorgeous images like this one. I treated the image with UTEE to make it look like old glass. Antique Gold Ribbon, an altered Idea-Ology deer, frosty jingle bells, and beautiful florals make this card one that will go in the "keep" pile for sure!
To make this fancy flower, I layered a Briar Canvas Rose from the Holiday Mix on top of a white poinsettia, then added a pearl to the center.
Gift cards are such a popular thing now, so I created a special little gift card envelope that slips behind the belly band on the left hand side of the card. I used the stickers from Classic Christmas to spell out a greeting, and tucked a chocolate inside the envelope. I love it when a card does double duty as a gift, don't you?
I hope I've shared some ideas for holiday gifts and cards that inspire your creativity. I think handmade holidays are the best!
Thanks for stopping by!
Petaloo Red Crochet Trim
I hope you've enjoyed today's projects that were created just for this fabulous hop! Be sure to take some "me" time during this busy month and get creative!
Now, about those prizes...
PRIZES ... 2 WINNERS !!!!
What's in the prize?
Classic Christmas PRIZE of 6x6 paper & 6 packs of flowers to match ...
Retro Christmas PRIZE of 6 x 6 paper & 6 packs of flowers to match ...
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