Sunday, 18 November 2012

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop - Clearsnap

Welcome to Clearsnap's 2nd Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!!!



Calling all crafters! Clearsnap have gathered designers from some of their favorite manufacturers to show you ways to create something from the heart this holiday season. This 3 day Hop (Nov.16 - Nov.18) includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from every corner. Explore all of the thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could create for the holidays, all in one place, during their second annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!

To sweeten the Hop, Clearsnap are offering a gift for you! For every comment you leave on the blogs in the Hop, you’ll be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors! Use the Rafflecopter widget on the Clearsnap blog to gain extra entries each day: http://clearsnap.blogspot.com





Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment on each by Nov 27, 2012 at 11:59 PM PST. Each day of the hop Clearsnap will be sharing a brand new list of blogs with brand new projects for you to explore, be inspired by, and create from!

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
Dana Warren - Hampton Art - http://kraftpaperstamps.blogspot.com/
Steph Ackerman – Globecraft Memories - www.stephaniescraps.blogspot.com
Arlene Cuevas – Graphic 45 -  http://butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com/
Susan Lui – Graphic 45 -  http://luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com/
Ashley Bores – The Twinery - http://www.heartmadelife.com/
Mistra Hoolahan – Donna Salazar Designs - http://mistrabutterfly.blogspot.com ***YOU ARE HERE
Nina Yang - Hampton Art - http://waffleflower.com/ ***THIS IS YOUR NEXT STOP
Angie Blom – Authentique Paper - http://angieblomdesigns.blogspot.com/
Denise Hahn – Clearsnap – http://inmyblueroom.blogspot.com
Stephenie Hamen – Fiskateers - www.mycraftyadventures.com
Guiseppa Gubler – Authentique Paper - http://guiseppagubler.blogspot.com/
Jessica Fick – The Twinery - http://iembellish.blogspot.com/


I created this for a work colleagueI wanted to get her something special to say thanks for her kindness in helping me out lately but couldn't think what... and then I thought I could make her something... and created this little wall hanging. 

I tried to keep all the tones neutral because I wasn't familiar with her home decor, but it needed just that little splash of red {lucky guess, it's her fave colour!}

I used a 5x7 canvas board as my base for this and added a thin coat of Fiber Paste and then placed a vintage crocheted doily over the top.  Then I added more Fiber Paste and sprayed it with Clearsnap's Smooch Spritz and set it aside to dry.  If you don't have Fiber Paste you could use moulding paste or texture paste for a similar effect.


I painted the chipboard scrolls white and then spritzed them with Smooch Spritz in Tea Party and Gingersnap and dried with a heat tool.  When dry, I used  Clearsnap's Glue Gloss randomly and sprinkled Clearsnaps Fairy Dust Glitter for that extra shimmer.


After positioning the chipboard I then added clusters of Flowers, Bling and Butterflies and added some bows.

The butterflies were cut from canvas with Donna Salazars Wonderful Wings die from Spellbinders, and the bling from Want2Scrap is made especially to match... love it!


The red cherry blossoms were originally white, I just spritzed them with some of Clearsnap's Holly Berries and Tea Party Smooch Spritz to get the perfect colour I needed.


Lastly I added a quote which I had printed onto some patterened paper, adhered to some thin chipboard and then cut out.  The edges were inked with Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx.

Product List:

Clearsnap SmoochSpritz - Caranel Latte, Gingersnap, Holly Berries, Tea Party
Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx - Honey
Clearsnap Glue Gloss
Clearsnap Fairy Dust Glitter - Pralines 'n Cream
Want2Scrap Canvas, Wonderful Wings Bling and BYOB
Spellbinders Wonderful Wings Die
Green Tara Roses, Cherry Blossoms, Gardenias, Tutu and Poppy
Dusty Attic Chipboard Scroll
Green Tara Natural Jute Ribbon
5x7 Flat Canvas
Vintage Doily
Golden Fiber Paste



Cheers to creating gifts from the heart this holiday season!

Happy Hopping!

83 comments:

  1. WOW - what a GORGEOUS gift
    - she will LOVE IT!!!
    The canvas butterflies are STUNNING with the matching bling, LOVE the the colour combo and flowers too!!!

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  2. this is stunning - what a gorgeous gift - thanks for sharing

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  3. Clear Snap's Holly Berry is a PERFECT red! WOW!!! Fantastic wall hanging!! Well done!

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  4. Fantastic art work truely wonderful I fully intend my next step to join your email list thank you

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  5. That butterfly cut from canvas...I would have never thought of doing that but with the bling put on, well it is gorgeous. I love your gift to your co-worker. Something homemade is to me is always so much more thoughtful and this hanging is perfect.

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  6. Absolutely love the art piece. Just my style. Joining the email list next.

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  7. What a beautiful wall handing. Your friend is going to love this forsure. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. So lovely love the pop of red in those few spots.

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  9. So pretty. There is a lucky recipient out there!

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  10. Oh love the pop of red! This is so precious!

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  11. Love the detail! Feels so festive!

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  12. This is so gorgeous! I love the blingy butterflies! Stunning work!

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  13. Gorgeous! very thoughtful and elegant. Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Butterflies are my favorite, this is so beautiful!!!

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  15. Stunning! there are so many beautiful details!

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  16. What a beautiful canvas with a vintage doily! Anything vintage catches my eye! You have a real talent at assembling the pieces to look so lovely. thanks for sharing.

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  17. thanks for the great ideas!

    Fiskateer Jean#8889 AKA giveawayjean

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  18. Very beautiful wall hanging. I love the butterfly bling!

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  19. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love all the beautiful details and the bling butterflies.

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  20. ... yes.. you WOW'ed us.. this is amazing.. beautiful ! !

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  21. Beautiful project! Loving the butterfies!

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  22. Wow, so so gorgeous! I love all the pretty details, especially the beautiful touches of bling.

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  23. This is absolutely stunning!! What a gorgeous wall hanging!! All of the details are fabulous!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

    Lisa Fish
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  24. sooooo stunning and soooo elegant! Beautiful work of art!

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  25. Beautiful piece! Loved the chipboard scrolls - so glam! And the pretty canvas butterfly with bling on top, loved that!

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  26. wonderful wall art, beautiful shine with the bling. love the hint of red. thank you for sharing.

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  27. Beautiful wall hanging. Your gift will be cherished by your friend....

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  28. This is beautiful and so inspiring. I have some small canvas boards I didn't know how I would use...now, I do. Gorgeous!

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  29. "this little wall hanging" - that's masterpiece!!!!

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  30. WOW! This is stunning! I follow your work and you never fail to amaze me. Well done.

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  31. Absolutely LOVE all of the embellishments!! I want them all LOL:)

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  32. What a beautiful project. I'm sure your co-worker loved it !

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  33. gorgeous project!! love the idea, and what a great gift!!!

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  34. this is beyond lovely so elegant and refined thanks for the inspiration
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  35. Beautiful project! Thanks for the inspiring ideas!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. This is beautiful--I like the bling on the butterflies.

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  37. What a beautiful collage. Love all the layers and texture. I also enjoyed your other creations while I was here, especially Puppy Dog Eyes!

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  38. wow, super elegant! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Beautiful project Mistra! I love the soft colors and the sentiment is so lovely!

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  40. Wonderful project. Just beautiful.

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  41. WOW on your wallhanging. Thanks for sharing

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  42. This will make someone special a very nice gift.

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  43. This actually brought tears to my eyes-it is exquisite.

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  44. Your co-worker is one lucky lady, what a beautiful gift. You are amazingly talented. Thanks for sharing this little beauty!

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  45. Very lovely and delicate...I'd love to be the recipient.
    Linda

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  46. Wow......Im at a loss for words on how Beautiful this is. Beautiful just does not cut it. All those details are amazing.

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  47. Stunning Wall hanging just a gorgeous gift!

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  48. Wow, this is stunning. What a thoughtful thank you.

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  49. What a beautiful, sweet hanging! Love just the bit of red from the flowers!

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  50. Wow so cool. Thank you for sharing

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  51. My favorite part is the bling on the canvas. . . then, of course, the way you put it all together! Fantastic! TFS!

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  52. Absolutely elegant! I do believe that it is time for me to finish up this bh and put some of these inspiring projects into the "make mode" :)

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  53. Beautiful wall hanging...very elegant!

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  54. Love the beautiful elements you added, like the canvas with Donna Salazars Wonderful Wings die from Spellbinders, and the bling from Want2Scrap. JUst gorgeous!

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  55. This is so sweet, thank you so much for sharing. Love the blinged out butterflies. Looking forward to this hop.

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  56. Amazing! Seriously awesome!!

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