My colourful scrappy friend Rebekah in Florida, US is having a Halloween bloghop for the next 4 days. I'm sponsoring 3 full sets of Prima Alla + Prima Ledger 1 and Prima Ledger 2 papers for those who visit my blog and leave a comment on any of my posts. Then go back to Rebekah's blog and say you have been here.
Check out Rebekah's cool gargantuan crèpe paper spider HERE
Your next Halloween Blog Hop Stop is
Shelley ~ Scrappergirl
Mindy ~ prettylittlepaperlove
Friday also means it's release time for a new palette over at The Color Room. This week we're in Her Room with the beautiful colours Purple Passion, Sequin white with a hint of blue, Party Pink and Silver Bells.
This palette is another one of TCR's featured in the Swedish Magazine Inzpira Magazine (www.inzpira.se) which was released this week. It is a gorgeous Magazine and contains some serious eyecandy along with recipes and oodles of other yummy stuff!!!!!
These colours are really opposites of the traditional Scandinavian Christmas colours of red, green, gold, white and brown, but oh so pretty and so wonderful to work with.
This is what I came up with; a Christmas wallhanger that will be framed and hung in our living room in December.
All the papers are from Danish Tilda and a mix from a couple of different earlier collections. I never stop wondering how on earth the same page can have so many different hues depending on which angle I've photographed it or how close I've snapped the pic. I promise, it is the one and same page.
Here I've used a resin decoration from Melissa Frances as my main central embellie. Under it I have two white feathers and a silver grey chiffon ribbon. Pink and purple pearls piled on top of each other (takes a really good and strong stone glue to fix that without all the pearls falling apart). Kaiser Craft doilies tucked in around and under the wreath.
Here you can also see the Pink Paislee Artisan music sheet paper that I misted in Vintage Pink and chalked the edges in Rosebud. On top of it is a doily paper in pale grey from DCWV. I cut off the central really pretty lacey bit and saved it for later.
The chippie wreath is from French online store Embelliscrap WHICH YOU CAN FIND HERE.
It is made on special order and comes in a creamy colour that can be altered as you like.
I put in quite a lot of paint work on the wreath; first I whitewashed it in diluted white acrylic paint. Then I dabbed it randomly with an ice blue dabber from my stash. Let it dry and then I painted it in Shimmerz Blingz in Winter Garden before white-washing again in diluted white acrylic paint. Let it air dry.
As finishing touches I smeared out Stickles Star Dust over all surfaces and then traced some lines on random leaves in Stickles Crystal. After that had dried, I smeared on my beloved "snow paint" on the tips of random leaves and when that had dried, I glued on Flower Soft in Polar White.
Lastly I glued on white semi-pearls and Stickles Silver before adhering the Pink and Purple pearls when the Stickles had dried.
The silver alphas are American Crafts.
I used a circle punch but only half way in to punch out the inverted "scalloped" border. Then I matted the 5th paper layer in silver grey Bazzil cardstock before tracing the scallops with a scissor.
I used a glue pen to touch up the pearls before pouring glitter on them, some of the glitz stayed on the chiffon ribbon and sparkles really prettily IRL.
And with all this sparkle and shine still fresh in your memory, we've come to the end of this post.
Thanks for your visit and for leaving lovely comment! Happy Halloween to ya all! Have a wonderful scrappy weekend!