Thursday, November 7, 2013

Holiday Decorations

Ready to be festively distressed once again?  The Dream Team have been playing with Ranger's Distress Paints, and are ready to inspire you to be distressed as well...paint distressed that is!  Dreamweaver Stencils are the perfect choice to mix with all things festively distressed, as nothing shows off color and texture better than great designs.  By following our hop and leaving love along the way, you have the opportunity to win a great prize package including five Ranger Distress Points and five Dreamweaver Stencils!  Here's the lineup for today, including our November Guest Designer:
This is also our first posting day featuring our new monthly challenge, "Holiday Celebrations", and for the entire month we will be demonstrating ways to use Beacon Adhesives's entire line of products with Dreamweaver to create special projects in home decor and gifts of love.  Here's mine:
I first of all took a piece of Balsa Wood and used the LG731 Holly Swirl Stencil on the wood.  I squeezed a bit of the Distress Paint on my craft sheet and used the sponge applicator to apply the paint over the stencil.  I then allow the paint to dry.  Next I used the Gathered Twigs Distress ink pad and sponged over the board.  Finally I used the Fast Finish Decoupage over the wood to seal it.  I then used the LJ925 Merry Christmas stencil and Gold paste to make the sentiment.  On another piece of balsa wood, I used the Picket Fence Distress Stain to white wash the board.  Then I used the white matte paste along with the LL3005 Holly stencil on the prepared board.  I allowed the paste to dry, then I used the Distress Paint on the applicator to color the holly leaves.  Next, I cut out the holly and added the Copper Viva Decor Pearls to the berries.  Once that was dry, I was ready to assemble my hanger.  I used the Fabri-Tac to glue the Wooden Holly to the wood and to adhere the cut out border to the bottom of the board.  Then I used the Gem-Tac to adhere the Dew Drops to the right side of the board.  Drill holes in the top and I used 1 inch wired ribbon from May Arts to make my hanger.
Don't forget to leave comments along the way for your chance to win!

20 comments:

Louise said...

Pretty hanger Heidi! I really like how the painted holly pattern still shows through the gold paste!

Lea said...

This is super cute! What a fun project!

Tasha said...

Very cute thanks for sharing!

Pam Hornschu said...

Wonderful decor item for the holidays! Love the layers of design and color.

Lori Gauerke said...

I love the project, you are all so creative!! I am jealous..

JPScraps said...

This hanger is wonderful!

Amante del Papel said...

It's a cute and pretty hanger! love it!

Vicki Sopcak said...

I love the font of that stencil. Your project looks great!!! I LOVE DREAMWEAVER STENCILS!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your fun wall hanging project! The holly stencil is so pretty!

Papertangler said...

How pretty to use balsa wood as a base. Really like the Dreamweaver sentiment stencil here. Big and bold.

Terrece said...

I hope you don't mind if I stamplift your idea. I want one for my front door!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a cute sign! Perfect little touch for a door!

Lyn B said...

Love your sign Heidi! It is a great way to showcase this sentiment as it is a larger stencil. Super fun project for a gift too!

Pati said...

I really like the country feel, the simple festive, woodsy decor. Thanks for sharing this!

CraftyJo said...

Such a cute hanger, thanks for sharing.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

what a wonderful project!

jj said...

Hard to believe your pretty project started out as just a piece of wood. Nice work.

Leanne said...

Fabulous!!

Janice said...

What a great hanging for your door. Nice work.

Sara said...

This is a really awesome wall hanging Heidi! I love it! I like how you incorporated the background holly with the other popped up, pasted one! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!