Thursday, October 2, 2014

How Beautiful Leaves Grow Old/ Thankful-Quietfire Design,Walnut Hollow Blog Hop Day 4!



Hi Y'all, Robyn here welcoming you to the
 Walnut Hollow & Quietfire 2014 Blog Hop!  We’re pleased you’re joining us and know you’ll find lots of creative inspiration for combining Quietfire stamps on the beautiful 
Walnut Hollow wood products. 

Look at this prize package!!!

To be eligible for our grand prize, your work is simple:
Please leave a comment on each of our blog posts,

nine here on the Quietfire Creations blog
and five on the Walnut Hollow blog hop posts here


 So that will be 14 comments in total on two different blogs from September 29, 2014 to October 3, 2014!  The winner must be a resident of North America. 

We will draw the prize on Monday October 6th, 2014 and the winner will be announced shortly after in a separate blog post. We look forward to seeing your comments!  Tell your friends!



and one of the newest Quietfire Design Rubber stamp releases

The sentiment is stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed
with  copper embossing powder on Spellbinders Decorative Labels 28 layered on Spellbinders Floral Oval.

The leaves are cut from Spellbinders Assorted Leaves, Kraft Glassine paper, crinkled and colored. The ink needs to be heat set into the paper.

The flowers are constructed from Silhouette Cut files,
Here is how they look on the mat.

First I tried the Harvest Blessings cut file to make my sentiment embellishment and for some creative reason, Thankful stole the show!
On the mat:
I've always been an Italic kind of girl, and Suzanne has won me over to Blackletter!

Cut five layers out of card stock, glue them together and thermal emboss gold.

The whole thing is held together with a lot of glue dots. I cut many of them up into tiny pieces to hide them and if you run your scissor through perfect medium or VersaMark they won't stick.
The adhesive of choice is Glue Dots! They held well to both paper and wood, are almost invisible, and I could move them around a bit it needed.
***Tip***
Put all your elements in place, take a photo, then you can take it apart and glue it, with the photo for reference.

I hope you are inspired by my project, and be sure to scroll over to Yvonnes post, and the Walnut Hollow post to see what more is in store for you today. 
***Remember to leave a comment on all the blogs in the hop- it's not to late to go back-to be entered into the grand prize drawing!****
Please visit my blog RainbowWeaves for possible back story,and more Quietfire Design inspiration!
In addition to a garden ornament, I'm going to be using this as a floral offering when it is my turn in our Church Guild!
Be sure to visit Yvonne's post for more inspiration !

Quietfire & Walnut Hollow Blog Hop - day 4 - Do what makes you happy



Hello everyone, Yvonne here today on day 4 of the Quietfire & Walnut Hollow bloghop.
We're pleased you're joining us for lots and lots of creative inspiration for combining Quietfire stamps and Walnut Hollow wood products.

 


I chose this mini Hinged sign (#40255) and Twirl & Enjoy (#6397) for my project.




I know the bare wood is lovely, but I decided to paint my hinged sign soft grey, using gesso with a drop of grey paint in it.
Then glued upon  a white  piece of cardstock and aged it with VintagePhoto Distress ink  and a blending tool.
Upon I placed a piece of patternd paper which I aged with distress ink and a distresser tool.
Then added the lace and ribbon.

 
The Quietfire text was stamped upon white cardstock using black Archival ink.
Then cut/embossed/stencilled some Spellbinders dies : Parasian Motifs (S5-035) and upon  Stately Circles (S4-388).
Use foam squares /tape to glue the circles upon the hinged sign.
The sign is finished of with lots of mulberry flowers, leaves and pearl stripes.

 
I have put this sign on my desk, just to remmind me how much fun my papercraft hobby is!

 


To be eligible for our Grand prize, your work is simple:
Please leave a comment on EACH of our blogposts: 9 here on the Quietfire Creations blog and 5 on the Walnut Hollow blog hop posts here:  http://walnuthollowcrafts.wordpress.com/
So that will be 14 comments in total on two different blogs from September 29, 2014 to October 3, 2014!

The winner must be a resident of North America.

Don't forget to visit Robyn's blogpost for another beautiful project placed today.

Thanks for stopping by!
I'm looking forward to your comments!

Hugs,
Yvonne

 

 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Walnut Hollow & Quietfire Design - Rustic Wood Ledge - Give Thanks


Yogi here today and I've finally found a container that holds all my immediate paraphernalia on my desk... It's a Rustic Wood Ledge by Walnut Hollow item #40310.
What's in this holder is everything I use on a daily basis... plus what I love is the positive affirmations I see all the time, and double plus, since both sides are different, I can just turn it around and not get board with it...
 
Welcome to the
 Walnut Hollow & Quietfire 2014 Blog Hop!  
We’re pleased you’re joining us and know you’ll find lots of creative inspiration for combining Quietfire stamps on the beautiful Walnut Hollow wood products.  

To be eligible for our grand prize, your work is simple:  


Please leave a comment on each of our blog posts, nine here on the Quietfire Creations blog and five on the Walnut Hollow blog hop posts here: 
So that will be 14 comments in total on two different blogs from September 29, 2014 to October 3, 2014!  The winner must be a resident of North America

http://walnuthollowcrafts.wordpress.com/
We will draw the prize on Monday, October 6th, 2014 and the winner will be announced shortly after in a separate blog post. We look forward to seeing your comments!  Tell your friends!

... to continue with the descriptions for my project:
I'm using parts of quotes  and one of the newest quote stamps from Quietfire Design. as well as the printed words from eCut labels available on the Silhouette online store.

Craft Room Labels General, Craft room Labels - Pen set, (ps there are more labels available), Courage Doesn't Always Roar, You May Not Be Able, Give Thanks For Little.

I sanded the outside until I got the smoothness I wanted. I gave the front a very light coat of white gesso.


I traced a real oak leaf onto cardstock, cut it out and used it as a stencil to draw my leaf design using a pencil. I went over the lines adding veins with a wood burning pointed tool. I also added some darker areas below the leaves as shadows. Colored the leaves with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and moved the colors around with water.



VERY LIGHTLY sprayed a piece of photocopy paper with repositionable spray (Krylon Easy Tac), placed a piece of white tissue paper onto the stickiness, then trimmed off the excess. Ran it through my printer, printing the words from the label designs. Carefully removed the tissue paper from the photocopy paper. Used a wet brush around the words to tear it. Adhered it to the leaves with Golden's Matte Medium.

Masked off the words from the quote I wanted to stamp and inked it with Versafine Black Onyx, clear embossed.

Stamped the ladybug (Lasting Impressions) a couple times. Added the 3D ladybug from my stash (very old stash...)

The back I painted with brown chalkboard paint which gave it a nice matte finish.

I stamped the 5 petal leaf (Rubbernecker "Leaf 5") using white acrylic paint, when dry, colored with the Inktense pencils. (PS wash your stamp right away...)

The maple leaves (Rubbernecker "Maple Leaf") I inked up the stamp using Distress acrylic daubers ("Mustard Seed", "Wild Honey", "Barn Door" & "Crushed Olive") and stamping. When dry, shadow outlined with a Sakura white gel pen.

Stamped the quote using Versafine "Toffee" and embossing with white embossing powder.

For the inside, I masked my edges and spray painted with a green acrylic paint

 Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

Don't forget to comment on each blog post
today it's myself (Yogi) and Holly

Here is the list of contributors from the Quietfire Design group:
Sept 29- Wanda, Teresa
Sept 30-Kathy Jo, Sherry
Oct 1-Yogi, Holly
Oct 2- Yvonne ,Robyn
Oct 3- Suzanne
Don't forget to comment on the Walnut Hollow Blog too.


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QUIETFIRE & WALNUT HOLLOW- THANKFUL

Hi Everyone! This is Holly and I'd like to welcome you to Day 3, of the Walnut Hollow & Quietfire 2014 Blog Hop! We're pleased you're joining us and know you'll find lots of creative inspiration for combining Quietfire stamps with beautiful Walnut Hollow wood products. 



Contemporary Memory Album
I chose this Contemporary Memory Album #3700 (thank you Walnut Hollow!) and 



Give Thanks, Set of 2 Stamps - Mounted
GIVE THANKS stamp set.

I also used these Quietfire Design e-cut files-

To get to this point, I did the following...after a light sanding, I painted watered down acrylic paint, purposely leaving a streaked, distressed look. I applied darker and lighter thinned paints to harlequin and flourish stamps, and placed them randomly on the painted wood cover. More sanding along the edges, and here and there completed the distressing. I glued the calligraphic frame to the two pieces, then cut between them, then attached the hinge hardware. The whole album was 'painted' with a coat of white glue mixed 1/1 with water, to seal everything.

All the leaves and flowers were sponged with Distress Inks. 


Some pieces were stamped lightly, others were embossed.

The cut words were clear embossed for shine.
The hardware was dabbed with alcohol ink.

Watered down distress ink was then splattered onto the cover.
 I still have the option of gluing the sunflowers flat, if using the album is too hard on them.
I love this album so much, and really enjoyed working with the quality wood and all the great Quietfire Design products.

I think you'd enjoy it too, and here is the prize pack that can be won.
How awesome is this!

 To be eligible for our grand prize, your work is simple:  Please leave a comment on each of our blog posts, nine here on the Quietfire Creations blog and five on the Walnut Hollow blog hop posts here: http://walnuthollowcrafts.wordpress.com/
So that will be 14 comments in total on two different blogs from September 29, 2014 to October 3, 2014!  The winner must be a resident of North America. 
We will draw the prize on Monday October 6th, 2014 and the winner will be announced shortly after in a separate blog post. We look forward to seeing your comments!  Tell your friends.

If you haven't already, please be sure to see what Yogi has created for you today!
Thank you for stopping by.














Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Quietfire and Walnut Hollow Blog Hop - Harvest Blessings!

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Good morning!  Sherry here and it’s my turn to welcome you to the Walnut Hollow & Quietfire Design 2014 Blog Hop!  We’re pleased you’re joining us and know you’ll find lots of creative inspiration for combining Quietfire stamps and/or digital cutting files with the beautiful Walnut Hollow wood products. 

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For my project, I chose to work with the Walnut Hollow Tabletop Sign (Item No. 40187)

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and Quietfire Design Silhouette Digital Cutting File Harvest Blessings.  

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To begin, the Tabletop Sign was painted white, antiqued with different shades of browns and then sanded.  I love the distressed look achieved using my palm sander!

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The Silhouette Cameo and vinyl were used to make a stencil of the sentiment, Harvest Blessings.  

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The stencil was cut in two parts, covered with contact paper and then applied in stages to the sign.  

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Using the same tan/brown paints used for the antiquing, the sentiment was painted onto the sign.  Blessings was painted first, allowed to dry and Harvest was painted last.  

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While the paint was still wet, the vinyl was removed.

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To finish the sign, I dug through my fall decoration boxes and found some loose flowers and pumpkins to glue to the sign.  

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Both sides of the sign were completed, so that it could sit on my dining room table as a centerpiece for the holidays.

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Now for the grand prize!  

Walnut hollow quietfire design prize

To be eligible for our grand prize, your work is simple:  Please leave a comment on each of our blog posts, nine here on the Quietfire Creations blog and five on the Walnut Hollow blog hop posts.   So that will be 14 comments in total on two different blogs from September 29, 2014 to October 3, 2014!  The winner must be a resident of North America.

We will draw the prize on Monday October 6th, 2014 and the winner will be announced shortly after in a separate blog post. We look forward to seeing your comments!  Tell your friends!


Make sure you visit the other post on the Quietfire Creations Blog by Kathy Jo today.  We are posting two a day, and we would hate for you miss anything!

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