Friday, December 2, 2011

PSA Essentials & CottageCutz Holiday Card Blog Hop

Hi! and welcome to the PSA Essential and CottageCutz Holiday Card Blog Hop! Our two design teams have joined forces to bring you lots of holiday inspiration, along with a chance to win some fabulous prizes! You should have arrived from my friend Jeanne Streiff's blog, if not you may want to start at the beginning, so you don't miss a thing.

PRIZE PACKAGE DETAILS: Readers who hop to each of the blogs, comment at each, and are a follower of PSA Stamp Camp will be entere d to win the “Holiday Card” prize. This prize contains 3 Peel & Stick stamp sets, 1 stamper, 1 black ink & 1-2 color ink from PSA Essentials. The winn er will also receive a $50 gift certificate to The Scrapping Cottage for the gr and prize. There are also 9 opportunities to win a 3 x 3 die from T he Scrapping Cottage.

I made a Nativity scene using Nativity Set Mary, Joseph and Baby, and Nativity Set, Animals and the Nativity Angel. I put together a little paper creche to house my set, and just attached tabs to the back of the figures to make them stand up. I love how sweet this turned out!

Now it's time to hop along to Erika Taylor's blog - don't forget to leave comments along the way! If you get lost along the way - here's a full list of the hop participants:
· - Kay Norman
· - Jennifer Holmes
· - Meylssa Connolley
· - Angelica Suarez
· - The Scrapping Cottage
· – PSA Essentials

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Robin's Nest Wreath

I have a festive wreath to share with you today. I pulled out lots of Robin's Nest papers in fall colors and started cutting them with Filigree Fall Leaves die by CottageCutz. To give you an idea of the size of this piece, it is laying on a 12 x 12 sheet of paper - so it's pretty big. After I cut them all out, I put Scor-tape on a chipboard ring, and started attaching each leaf by the stem, and alternating leaning to the left, then to the right.

I finished the wreath off with a box and an Acorn Leaf Vine flourish.

Isn't it fun seeing all of those Robin's Nest papers together?

Here's a list of the ones that I used:
Distressed Honeycomb
Green Stencil
Glitter Leaf
Fleur Tropicana
Red Paisley
Glitter Brown on Brown

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Creative Paperclay Verdi Angel Ornament

Do you like making your own Christmas ornaments? Here's one that I made using Creative Paperclay® modeling material. I had a pair of antique cherubs that I love, and thought they would be perfect as my model.

I made a mold of my angel using Amazing Mold Putty. Through trial and error, I figured out that my original angel had too many undercuts, and to make a cast of the full original just didn't work out how I had planned. But, my angel head, was perfect. So I just added the modeling material to that portion of the mold - making sure to press it firmly into all the details. I let it dry completely and then removed it.

I painted an undercoat of Creative Inspirations Paint in Emerald all over the cherub and let this dry.

Next, I rubbed Viva Decor Inka Gold (which is kind of waxy) all over the angel. Only little bits of the green base showed after I did this - and really helped to accentuate the fine details. I cut some wings using a Tim Holtz die and glued them to the back of the ornament.

I added a loop and bow to hang the finished piece, and now it's ready for my tree (although I'm not ready for my tree!)

Thanks for looking!