Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Holiday Hop Days with DCWV and Hampton Art

Hello and welcome to day one of the two-day DCWV/Hampton Art Holiday Hop!

DCWV and Hampton Art are two companies that go above and beyond to provide a wide selection of products from classic, to vintage, to trendy and modern. So, when we decided to team up it was only natural that we would want to show you some variety.

Day #1 of our hop is all about vintage! Whether you are talking lace and pearls and soft weathered colors or distressed, grungy, and aged, if you love all things vintage we have some beautiful projects to show you today!

Hop Beginning
Vivian Keh
Jan Garber
Dana Warren
Hilde Stolk
Gini Williams Cagle - You are here
Rita Barakat
Linda Abadie
Tessa Buyse.com/ )
Beverly Sizemore
Karla Der
Gloria Stengel
Amanda Philips
End of Day 1

If you have come here from Hilde's blog then you're on track! If not, you should go back to the DCWV blog  and start the hop from there!




Of course, there are prizes! So be sure to leave comments on all of the blogs for your chance to win.  For today's prize, Hampton Art is offering this great package!

I've been making Christmas cards for months now, so decided it would be fun to try something a little different....so I ended up going a little bit steampunk on my creation.


I colored my ballerina with Copics, and then fussy cut. I added some glittery details to her costume using Smooch Glitz.  The flowers were made with Rose Creations from the Heirloom Christmas paper stack, and had a little bit of the Smooch Glitz added to them as well.  Nestled among the flowers and sprockets, are peppermint candies, stamped from this set as well. I edeged the card with some crocheted ribbon, and sprinkled Fairy Dust Glitter around the edges of the card (because Christmas is always sparkly in my book!)


These products worked great together - and I hope you enjoy seeing the different ways all of the designers used them!


Hampton Art Stamps
Clearsnap
DCWV
Spellbinders
May Arts Ribbon



Now, the next stop on this hop is Rita Barakat. Have a very Merry Christmas!


62 comments:

tampatha said...

I love this! I haven't tried steampunk before but you do it beautifully.

JuPooh65 said...

Absolutely lovely! The layering is beautiful! You have inspired me to layer. :) Thanks for sharing your talent with us. :)

Caroline D. said...

Beautiful and fun!!

Tami Hartley Spencer said...

LOVE the flower... Great job!!

Diana Fernandez said...

Fabulous! I especially love that piece of chevron paper! Just beautiful!

ilene said...

I love Steampunk! Thanks for showing such a great project. I love the crochet edging and the glitter!

Lydia said...

Awesome! Love steampunk. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

L said...

Sprockets and peppermint candies...who would have thought of using that combination on a Christmas card!?! I love it! The crocheted edging and the sparkle around the edges is just beautiful!

Lu

Wendy said...

Beautiful card! The flowers are amazing! I love the pearl accents in the centers!

lamanuelle said...

Splendide!! Quelle belle carte! Bises. Nadine

lamanuelle said...

Splendide!! Quelle belle carte! Bises. Nadine

Queen B said...

I love this! Oh Gini, this is perfect! Steampunk! Ballerinas! Just awesome! Thanks so much for participating in the hop!

contadinak said...

Great project, Gini! Love that luscious cluster. - Vivian

Jan Garber said...

I really like your vintage punk look! So many pretty layers!

Regina Hamilton said...

I love this look. Everything works so well together.

Maria said...

beautiful card

Holly and little people said...

Who doesn't love a little sparkle at the holidays? Its the one time a year we get to add a lot of sparkle too!

Julie Dionne said...

Love all the details on your lovely card, expecialy the little touches of glitter !

Scrap2day said...

wow..I would never have thought to mix a ballerina with steam punk and ending up with a beautiful Christmas card...this is so so cool and so so beautiful!

ScrappinLita said...

I would just love receiving that Christmas card. It would be part of my decor for years to come. Great job!

Jennifer H said...

Love how you made a Christmas card without actually being a traditional card. Thanks for sharing.

Jackie said...

very nice card .

Vanessa said...

Really love this ballerina...I must find this for my stamp stash!

Gorgeous card! thanks for the inspiration.

Dayna Sabrina said...

This ballerina is so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

Ms Scrapmess said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love the effect of steampunk ballerina!

Jen said...

I love the Christmas banner atop of this!! What a piece of art!

Sue D said...

Awesome card--I like the ballerina and all the flowers.

Donna Nuce said...

Gorgeous flowers! The card is beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win.

Adora Concepcion said...

gorgeous card Gini!!!

Papercrafting Princess said...

Pretty card!

correnadotme said...

Beautiful flowers and I love how the image just dances out to you!

Tracey said...

Very nice card. Love the flower. Great Job!

DeAnna Goen said...

Your card is beautiful! I like how you mixed the candy pieces in with the flowers. Great idea!

Liz said...

I adore vintagr ahhh swoon on the dcwv and hampton goodies

Kray said...

Your card is so pretty! Love this vintage look!

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

Gorgeous card! love the flowers and ballerina girl on your card.

Luanne

joydee1963 said...

Great ballet dancer.Great flowers,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Memories by Manda said...

I love the crocheted ribbon and how you combined the cogs with soft items and the feminine dancer

Amanda H. said...

Excellent!

Becky Dunham said...

Love the way you added steampunk to this card Gini! My daughter is all about steampunk these days and she would love this! Thanks for the inspiration :)

CathyinMN said...

Lovely card! There are so many different elements and textures to it -- very fun and interesting. TFS!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great fussy cutting and the flower are amazing!

Karen said...

The layering is so awesome...very feminine!

Ange said...

Beautiful! Love the different look.

TracyM #6773 said...

Beautiful card - LOVE your flower and ballerina with the touch of steampunk!!!

Pam said...

Love all the sparkle !

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Your card is so pretty. I love all your details.

...a/k/a DJScrappiness... said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! That is some card! Awesome!!! ~ Doris

Kathy said...

Wow! Who wouldn't love to receive this lovely card? It will become a keepsake for sure!

nanapuddin said...

Awesome! love the crocheted flowers!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your card is beautiful! bbiswabic@new.rr.com

Sherry Butcher said...

this is great, love the steampunk, the layers go together so great. TFS

Gloria Stengel said...

This is swoon worthy! I just adore it!

karahoward said...

Love the roses and the peppermints hiding in with them.

Amanda Phillips said...

So pretty,all that glitters is golden. ")

Khristen said...

Gorgeous card, I love the trim around the edges!!

BethW said...

Really like the hint of steampunk with the delicate ballerina.You did a beautiful job on this card!

Carol said...

So pretty!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

marg0006 said...

You did a wonderful job with the flowers. Soooo pretty.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

Kim H said...

wonderful layering and textures, love the use of fairy dust glitter. thank you for the inspiration.

Lisa B said...

Your vintage/steampunk look turned out fabulous! I would have never thought to put sprokets and peppermints together, but you proved that they work nicely together.

Pamela Haskin said...

Your ballerina is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing her.