Friday, November 9, 2012

Hampton Art Stamps Holiday Gifts Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hampton Art Stamps Holiday Gifts Blog Hop! The Design Team will be sharing hand-made holiday gifts with you during the hop. It is not too early to start making your holiday cards, gifts, gift warp, and treats! Join us for some holiday-inspired fun and creativity!
The hop will be open for the entire weekend, giving you time to visit all of the blogs. On Monday, November 12th, we will be drawing for fantastic prizes!






In order to be entered to winone of the two  prizes, simply leave a comment on each of the blogs listed blow, including the Hampton Art Stamps Blog! We will choose two blogs at random, and one comment from each blog to win the prize.



Hampton Art is so generous with their design team - and they sent us a ton of Christmas stamps! So, I had to try to figure out a way to use several of them on this project. I've made an ombre word-art decoration that would be perfect on a mantel or table.



 I started off with a wooden "Peace" plaque from Kaisercraft.  I'm sure local craft stores would have various wooden words that you could substitute.  I painted the entire thing with several coats of gesso and let it dry completely.  Now the fun part!  I stamped various holiday words as well as snowflakes and musical notes all over my base, using Top Boss Embossing Ink and  embossing it with clear powder.  I just worked one small section at a time, until the whole word was covered. Next I added Scarlet pigment ink to the top quarter of my project, then quickly wiped over the inked area with a paper towel to remove the ink from the embossed area. The next quarter was inked with Cranberry pigment ink, and the process was repeated.  The final two layers were with Moss Green pigment ink and finally Olive Pastel Chalk ink.  I lightly coated the whole piece with a spray of Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, and rubbed my paper towel from the top to bottom, in a swiping motion.  This helped to blend my colors more, and to soften them a bit as well.



Hampton Art Stamps
Santa Stops Here SC0272
Just Add Snow SC0271
Holiday Dreams and Wishes SC0274
Merry Christmas PS0179
Kelly's Snowflake Border PS0495A
Elegant Merry Christmas PS0176
Clearsnap Inks
Color Box Scarlet Pigment Ink
Color Box Cranberry Pigment Ink
Color Box Moss Green Pigment Ink
Color Box Olive Pastel Chalk Ink
Smooch Vanilla Shimmer Spritz
Top Boss Embossing Ink

Here is the list of Design Team Blogs:


1. Hampton Art Stamps Blog http://blog.hamptonart.com/
2. Gloria Stengel http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
3. Britt Bass http://pinkpapercrowns.blogspot.com/
4.Adora http://adoraconcepcion.blogspot.com/
5. Dana http://kraftpaperstamps.blogspot.com
6. Vivian http://contadinak.wordpress.com/
7. Gini http://ginicagle.blogspot.com/

48 comments:

ionabunny said...

What a lovely decoration and something to bring out each year. Beautiful colours. Thanks for sharing

Jessica Johnson said...

Love the colors!! That turned out beautiful!!

Kathy B said...

What a great idea. I never would of thought of that. Love the stamps.

Dana said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! I gasped when i saw the 1st pic!! This is soo gorgeous!! I'm going to have to give this a try!!!

jcobb said...

So pretty, I'll definitely have to give this a try. And it's something to be used year after year. Love it!

Nan G said...

Wow! Beautiful! The close up pic really allows us to see the texture from the embossing and how the spray helped to soften the colors. So CooL!

Abbey said...

BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for sharing and I have enjoyed the hop!

Vanessa Johnson said...

Wow did that turn out gorgeous!! Love it!!!

Margie said...

What a lovely piece of decor you have created!

Adora Concepcion said...

Wow!! LOVE this, gorgeous Gini!

Queen B said...

That is so pretty, Gini! I love embossing like that!

correnadotme said...

What a great idea, I would like to make this as a gift for a friend of mine, but using the word JOY because thats what she collects. Love this idea and you have a really nice blog which I am now following. The colors you chose for your blog are wonderful. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.

Gloria Stengel said...

This is the most creative thing EVER!!!! So pretty and fun!

silvia said...

Beautiful coloring!!! Great mantle decor!!

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

wow...this turned out gorgeous..love the rainbow coloring effect..beautiful piece

Maria said...

love it

Sue D said...

Lovely decoration--I like the ombre look and all the words.

JoAnn P said...

Love it!

Donna Nuce said...

What a great way to showcase a lot of stamps. It is a beautiful mantel decoration.

Rebecca R said...

That is very nice, it is nice to see projects other that paper sometimes

Dorothy C. said...

Pretty holiday decoration.I clicked on the picture to see it better. The stamped images and sentiments are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

Gwen said...

beautiful ombre affect! i love it! thank you for the opportunity!

Lillian Child said...

This is so lovely, Gina! I hadn't seen the ombre effect used in this way. Fabulous!

contadinak said...

This is so beautiful, Gini! Great decor idea!

Sweet Pea said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Your peace decor sign is amazing!

Regina Hamilton said...

That is great, Gini. Such a wonderful idea.

Amy Jones #8546 said...

This is neat...What a Beautiful piece to decorate the mantel. LOVE IT!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful!!! That is going to be a great keepsake!

Indy said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Jennie said...

This is AMAZING Gini!! Love the altered art and fabulous way of using those images. You rocked it!!!

Kate Vickers said...

Gorgeous! I love your altered "Peace". I need to try that. :)

BethW said...

I have the word JOY-I can't wait to give this a try.It's truly lovely.

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

I love your statement and how you used all the different color combos.

Carla said...

That is gorgeous!!! I love how you did that. I love all the different stamps you used and the way you blended all the ink is really cool. Thanks so much for sharing.


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Larisa said...

Very good job! Love your creation again!!

maria f. said...

That is so creative and PRETTY. And usable (is that a word?).

buttercup said...

Beautiful any time of the year!

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Ava Gavloski said...

gini, thanks for sharing the details on how to get the look, appreciate that share!!! You really did showcase hampton well, bravo and lucky hampton for having you on their DT. Really off the page projects, surely widen the net for hampton!!!!
ava g

2amscrapper said...

What a great decoration! Thanks for the tutorial!

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the colors and the stamps you used!! What a fabulous project!! Thanks so much for the inspiration :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Ana Marcela Herrera said...

What a lovely decoration Beautiful colours. Thanks for sharing!

Laura Bouquet said...

Thanks for sharing your idea for the Peace decoration. The project is very pretty and has given me a few ideas for some new Christmas decorations.

Carol said...

Fabulous project, thanks for sharing your talent and ideas!

Carol B
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Nikki said...

This will look so pretty on your mantel such a lovely project :)

Tami Mayberry said...

Gorgeous-as always!

Cheryl S. said...

Awesome project that can be used for many years to come!!

Carla said...

This is very nice and so lovely! Great use of the gesso and stamps. I'll scraplift this.

Carla from Utah