Warm thoughts are unfolding, as we begin to enter a festive time of year.
Eileen, Kim and The Teams have created a fun blog hop challenge to kick off the American Thanksgiving and Winter festivities.
To play along all you need to do is follow along and comment on every blog. If you play along and link up your own creation using Eileen Hull/Sizzix and Emerald Creek products, you will get 2 bonus entries for the draw. Contest Closes on Sunday November 25th, with the Winner announced Cyber Monday!
As a member of Eileen Hull's Inspiration team - I made two projects for this blog hop - an embroidery hoop ornament and a treat holder.
For the treat holder - I used Eileen's 3D Vase Die cutting it from matboard and embossing it with Peppered Chantilly Allure Powder from Emerald Creek. I die cut friend out of Red Stiffened Felt using a word die from Eileen's Floral Arch and Words die set.
I stamped the Snowy Trees from Emerald Creen on watercolor paper using Versamark and embossed it with Midnight Sky Allure Powder. I love the sparkle it gives to the outline of the trees! I watercolored the tree and holly bits in green and then went over the tree parts with white so it looked like snow. I fussy cut around the stamping leaving a bit along the bottom so I could adhere Carnelian Gem Stones. I painted a bit of white on the stones, like snow, and adhered the tree to the vase with foam dots.
You can see the great mix of black and white particles in the Peppered Chantilly Allure powder on the vase in this photo below as well as the sparkle on the tree outline from the Midnight Sky Allure Powder!
For my second project, I die cut Eileen's Embroidery Hoop out of white mat board and Birch Bark Wrapping paper. I glued all the pieces together and looped a piece of twine through the top.
I stamped the Cat-ching kitty from Emerald Creek on Bristol Smooth Surface paper and colored her using Tombow Markers spreading the color around with a Clear Glitter Wink of Stella pen so it's really shimmery IRL! I stamped the Joy from Emerald Creek in red and fussy cut it. I adhered the word and cat to the hoop with foam dots.
Here's a view where you can hopefully see the shimmer!
Reminder: To play along all you need to do is follow along and comment on every blog. If you play along and link up your own creation using Eileen Hull/Sizzix and Emerald Creek products, you will get 2 bonus entries for the draw. Contest closes on Sunday November 25th, with the Winner announced Cyber Monday (Nov 26th)!
Blog Hop List:
1. Eileen Hull
2. Kim Evans
3. Gwen Lafleur
4. Pam Bray
5. Ann Barnes
6. Lisa Hoel
9. Anne Redfern
12. Julia Aston (you are here!)
Embroidery Hoop Cat Ornament
Stamps: Cat-ching and Joy - Emerald Creek
Paper: White Little Sizzles Mat Board - Sizzix, Bristol Smooth Surface Paper, Birch wrapping Paper - Pier 1.
Ink: Hero Hues Black, Pure Poppy - PTI
Accessories: Embroider Hoop Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Tombow Markers, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, Maraschino Twine - The Twinery, foam dots.
3D Vase Treat Holder
Stamps: Snowy Trees - Emerald Creek
Paper: White Little Sizzles Mat Board - Sizzix, Water color paper - Canson
Accessories: 3D Vase Die, Floral Arch and Words dies - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Peppered Chantilly Allure Powder, Midnight Sky Allure Powder, Quarry Stone Gems - Emerald Creek, heat tool, white and green water color paints, paint brush, Red Stiffened Felt - Joann, foam dots, Tombow Glue.