November 12, 2009

Adornit Merry Blog Hop ****Starts NOV 13th*****cool beans Friday the 13th!


THE  ADORNIT "MAKE IT MERRY" blog hop OFFICIALLY BEGINS!


IT’S ALMOST MID-NOVEMBER AND THE HOLIDAYS ARE SWIFTLY APPROACHING- 40 + DAYS AND COUNTING!!  TO GET US EVEN MORE IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT, OUR FRIENDLY FRIENDS AT ADORNIT ARE HAVING A FIVE DAY “MAKE IT MERRY” BLOG HOP…IF YOU ARE JUST STARTING HERE, PLEASE GO BACK AND START HERE @ http://www.adornitscrapbook.com/bloghop/ -  IT’S MORE FUN TO START AT THE BEGINNING!  YOU’LL EVENTUALLY COME BACK HERE  (I’M TOWARDS THE END-JUST DON’T FORGET ME !!)

THE BEST PART OF A MERRY BLOG HOP IS THAT IN ADDITION TO ALWAYS GAINING HOLIDAY INSPIRATION, YOU GET TO MEET NEW DIVAS WHO CAN “WORK IT” IN THE SCRAPPING, CARD AND PROJECTS DEPARTMENTS….AND THERE’S TONS OF INSPIRATION HERE CAUSE IT'S ALL ABOUT THE HANDMADE HOLIDAY GOODIES!

OH YEAH, AND DID I MENTION THAT ADORNIT IS GONNA THROW IN SOME GOODIES AND PRIZES??!! I too am gonna put together a little goody xmas themed RAK for a lucky commenter too..comments will close at midnight EST on Sunday and the winner will be chosen on wacky Wednesday !





BUT FIRST, MY MERRY BLOG PROJECT:




DURING THE HOLIDAYS, I TRY TO DECORATE DIFFERENT PLACES IN THE HOUSE AND IF YOU CAN BELIEVE IT, I EVEN PLACE XMAS TREES (DIFFERENT SIZES AND COLORS, BIG AND SMALL-SAW THE CONCEPT ON HGTV YEARS AGO) AND DECORATIONS IN ALL THE ROOMS AND I EVEN PUT A MINI CHRISTMAS TREE IN MY BATHROOM…SO I THOUGHT THAT A HOLIDAY CANVAS WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA FOR THE BATH SPACE TOO.


I SIMPLY TOOK A SIMPLE WHITE CANVAS FROM MY LSS AND SPRAY PAINTED IT HAPHAZARDLY WITH SILVER KRYLON PAINT…QUICK DRYING BTW. I THEN PICKED OUT THE PATTERNED PAPER I WANTED TO USE-I CHOSE THE MAKING MEMORIES MISTLETOE PAPER , ADDED SOME MAKING MEMORIES RED PAINT TO THE EDGES, THEN GLUED IT TO THE CANVAS; LEAVING ABOUT A  ¼” BORDER GLUE FREE.


I THEN CUT OUT THE “25” (REGULAR CUT AND THEN SHADOW CUT) FROM MY HANDY DANDY CRICUT USING 2 OTHER COORDINATING PATTERNED PAPERS (I USED THE STREET SIIGNS CARTRIDGE.)  TOPPED THE “25” OFF WITH A THIN COAT OF GLOSSY ACCENTS AND LET IT DRY BEFORE ADHERING TO THE BIRDEE PP. THE REST OF THE CANVAS DÉCOR WAS SIMPLY DECORATING IT LIKE A SIMPLE SCRAPBOOK PAGE AGAIN USING THE MM MISTLETOE EMBELLISHMENTS IN ONE CORNER AND  KEEPING A LOT OF WHITE SPACE. YOU COULD ADD A FAMILY PHOTOGRAPH NEXT TO THE “25”, BUT I CHOSE TO KEEP MINE BLANK.



ADDED SOME GIRLY DIMENSION BY GLUING SOME TULLE BEHIND THE PAPER AND RANDOMLY ADDING TRIM AND THE VERY COOL MM MISTLETOW PINS. DANGLED AN OLD CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT THAT I FOUND LYING AROUND MY HOUSE AND DECORATED THE TOP OF THE CANVAS WITH TRIMS THAT CAME FROM STASH IN MY STUDIO. I FINISHED UP BY USING SOME COLORBOX INKS AROUND THE CANVAS EDGES TO SOFTEN IT A BIT.

A CANVAS IS A QUICK, INEXPENSIVE, AND QUICK WAY TO DRESS UP ANY ROOM, ESPECIALLY DURING THE HOLIDAYS WHEN WE ARE PUSHED FOR TIME!





THANKS FOR STOPPING BY AND ALLOWING ME TO SHARE…AND SPEAKING OF STOPPING, I MUST STOP AND GUIDE YOU ON TO THE THE NEXT DIVA'S BLOG.....OFF YOU GO TO THE ULTRA FABULOUS  WILNA FURSTENBURG---- HAPPY HOPPING!



44 comments:

Queen Kat said...

Hi "Queen Kat" I'm Queen Kat. :)

cute project. :)

Scrapthat said...

Nice work! Love your canvas!

laterg8r said...

wow - fantastic canvas, that is my fave paper line for xmas this year :D

Mercedes said...

Very nice canvas! TFS!

Tina S said...

So beautiful! I may have to make something similar for my mom who loves to decorate every surface in her entire home. Thanks for sharing.

Julie Benge said...

Queenie, I love your blog and the projects posted. I am not a blogger, Yet! Found you on a So MD Yahoo group. I would like to add my name to your Cropping adventure list in January. I'd love to find some new groups to crop with.
julieB

Colleen said...

Wow! Love this and thanks for the mini tutorial as well!

melita said...

this is stunning!

Vijaya Siddharth said...

Love it! Canvas is so pretty! Nice Job!thanks for the RAK!

marla said...

WOW what a great project and love that PAPER!!

Sophia said...

Great project...

lotsa scrap said...

I LOVE THIS! I have some canvas and now you've inspired me to use it in a different way.

Ella said...

Kat-You are so creative!!! I could never think of something like this...so pretty. I love how its a little of this and a little of that but yet its so cohesive. Awesome! ella:)

BethieJ said...

I LOVE this.. it turned out FANTASTIC!!!!
Happy Hoping!!!

Danyiel Wise said...

Kate, this looks wonderful, I am so happy that you figured out and have mastered the shadow look. Is so easy once someone explains it to you. I have been looking for a hanging for the bathroom downstairs, this might just be what I do.

Anita said...

This is really cute.

BabyBokChoy said...

Fantastic work! Loved looking around on your lovely blog.

Carla said...

Beautiful canvas! Thanks for sharing with us!

Janelle said...

so pretty!

Tanya said...

Very, very pretty!

Shop with Me Mama said...

Beautiful job, love it!!!!

Georgana said...

Stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us... cyber hugs from Adornit!

Nadine C said...

I love it! TFS

Ali Rae Lindhardt said...

Red and Green and some black to make it sleek and rich. I love your project. This has been a Fun hop.
Thanks for playing.
Carolee of carolees creations.

cinmfoster said...

Great project.

Jenny said...

I love this! The colors are gorgeous and I love the detail! So very lovely! :)

becky said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!! So easy and cute! Thanks for sharing!

Natalie said...

Loving it! So simple, but effective.

Samantha said...

This looks like fun to put together, I bet you enjoyed every minute of making this canvas, I like the softness of the tulle that you added

belinda1 said...

Oh, it's so pretty

Tracy said...

Well, I will have to call you Queen Kay because that is certainly a "royal" project ... tfs ...

Cathy said...

Wow this is simply amazing. Thanks for sharing such an awesome idea. Thanks too for sharing in this blog hop with me.

toni said...

wow, amazing! Also loved reading about you, sounds like you're a lot
of fun to be around :) (Thing 1 and Thing 2 just cracked me up :)

pattyb said...

I have been really wanting to work with canvas and you make it look so easy. Thanks for the inspiration.

dhillman said...

Very fun idea--I love it

sun_flower73 said...

Great idea! TFS :)

Sarah said...

Oh this is stunning!! So many gorgeous elements to see, thanks so much for showing me how to create a canvas work of art!

Christine Stratton said...

Your canvas looks great. I followed the links from your blog and started looking at the other blogs in the hop. Some great ideas.

Taruna said...

Such a lovely canvas! Thanks for the RAK! I would love to win this! I am following...Buzzzzzz....!!!

Shantha said...

OMG you are so so creative! I paint! But never thought of combining my painting with scrapbooking! Love it!
Thanks for the RAK!

Victoria S. said...

Wow that is truly beautiful! TFS

Lealoo said...

Love the canvas! I'm glad I'm not the only one with tons of trees around the house;-)

Sandy said...

Very cute!

Marygail said...

pretty cool project :)

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