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!  

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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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54 comments:

Dawn S. said...

Such a pretty sign. This will make a great centrepiece.

jcobb said...

Very nice! This would also be very pretty done for Christmas!

Heather said...

that is such a beautiful project, I don't have a lot of home decor for the holidays but this is beautiful.

Art By Wanda said...

A wonderful sign, Sherry!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful sign. It will look good on the mantle or on the dining room table.
thanks for sharing a wonderful project.

Walnut Hollow said...

The beautiful calligraphy is wonderful when you cut it with the Silhouette. I suppose you get the lettering and a stencil to use too, right? How fun!

Diana Nguyen said...

Gorgeous! Love calligraphy; love wood - great combo!

Fran O. said...

Beautiful!

Janis said...

LOVE the beautiful script on this project!!! What a lovely decor piece with the autumn flowers, leaves, and pumpkins!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

C. M. Taylor said...

Stunning and classy!

barbara macaskill said...

What a gorgeous centerpiece this is going to make!!! Your guests will surely be in awe!! TFS!

Viki Banaszak said...

I need to get a sillouette so I can do designs like this. It is so pretty.

Dorina D said...

This is a gorgeous table centerpiece. Like that it's on both sides. Beautiful work. Love the calligraphy and how you made your stencil. Wish I could make stencils to do a beautiful project like that. Beautiful work.

dibsndabs said...

Great way to kick off this beautiful season!

Saundra A. said...

Such a great idea! Really is lovely and would look great sitting any where around the house.

Yogi said...

very nice. love the use of the stencils. Nice pumpkins too. ROFL. Have a great day

Roseanna C said...

I love the sign, it would make a wonderful mantle piece, thanks for the inspiration.

Linda T said...

What a beautiful project. I just love the fall follage and pumpkins along with the words.

cghundley said...

Your centerpiece looks
so nice.
Carla from Utah

Unknown said...

Lovely center piece. Thanks for the inspiration.

JPScraps said...

Beautiful centerpiece! Great idea making it two sided. :)

Robyn said...

Wonderful sherry. You might be the only person who could get me into vinyl!!!

Unknown said...

I love it. Yea!!!!!! So creative.

Unknown said...

Your sign is stunning, I am one that doesn't care for painting such a beautiful piece of wood but after seeing this, wow very impressive its beautiful!! Thanks you for sharing.

Evelyn said...

I'm really enjoying the different techniques that are showcased. Thanks Sherry!

Kathy Eddy said...

Sherry, this is beautiful! Great job on it!

trisha too said...

What a gorgeous fall piece, Sherry!

:)

Sandy said...

I love it! Thank you for such detailed instructions too.

Charity Chamberlain said...

Beautiful piece! Love all the detail especially the use of the lettering. Awesome!

Beach Girl 115 said...

Your lovely sign showcases the beautiful lettering and the directions are very clear too.

Cathy - CMP Designs said...

Your piece would look awesome in the center of the Thanksgiving dinner table! :)

Sue D said...

Beautiful fall centerpiece!

Felicia said...

Sherry this is just beautiful! Would make a nice addition to any fall table! :)

Yvonne said...

Wow Sherry...this is SO beautiful!

Mary Decker said...

Your instructions are very helpful. I would not have known how to download the signs and process the steps without your help! Your sign looks wonderful, Sherry.

I hope I'll be making the same kind of lovely plaque! Thank you!

Unknown said...

Such a lovely fall plaque!

C. M. Taylor said...

Your project is stunning and really quite simple. My youth group can do one! Just beautiful.

Jackie said...

Wow, what a great idea... I am thinking of making one for my friend who is moving into her new "Home Sweet Home".

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very nice!!

Nancy said...

I love this tabletop sign and the creative way you used the stencil with it! So lovely!!!

Pat said...

Great Thanksgiving sign. Love the stacked bounty and the stenciled "blessings."

Unknown said...

Gorgeous harvest sign, loved the way the text was applied!

LeeBeth said...

I like that you combined a simple yet elegant wording with the representations of some of those blessings. The narrow design allows it to be put many places.

Anonymous said...

Sherry, your sign is stunning! I love the way you dressed it up!

Christina said...

Lovely :)

Anonymous said...

This is very nicely done, Sherry. I would never get the lettering to be straight! It's such a simple looking piece, but so lovely, it will look amazing on your Thanksgiving Day table :)

Mickey Drake ( drakemickey@yahoo.ca )

Froggietalks said...

I love this. I need to get myself some vinyl for templates😊

Ann said...

Hey Sherry,
Great job, girl. Not really like your style for cards but I love it.
Mstgane
Ann

Anonymous said...

First time I have seen the vinyl templates made and used. Follower from Tamworth

Unknown said...

This technique is new to me. I'll bet your Thanksgiving table will be beautiful!
Marcia_gray@verizon.net

Teri's Alter Ego said...

I love the vinyl templates and what a great idea to complete both sides. It is just the perfect centerpiece for the fall table reminding one of the rich bounty they have received and it is low enough to leave on the table, allowing folks to easily talk with each other.

Colleen said...

Pretty love the colors

Unknown said...

This is Beautiful! Great job Sherry!

McStamper said...

What a great project, beautiful colors.

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