Friday, December 6, 2013

PWP Winter Blog Hop & Giveaway!

WELCOME to Paper Wing Productions' Winter Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway! If you've arrived here from Katie's blog, then you're in the right place.  If you’re just stopping by for a visit, please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.

This month our theme is Winter.  So grab something warm, get comfortable and enjoy the hop. 

The main prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions online store.

For a chance to win all you need to do is:

  • be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog
  • visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave a comment
  • come back and leave us a comment on the PWP blog telling us you completed the hop.
To increase your chances of winning: like our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop.  Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, Dec 10th, 2013 on the Paper Wings Productions blog.

Today I have a sweet little Winter Princess to share with you.  I think she would look beautiful on a mantel or in a little girls room inside a glass globe.

If you follow me on FB, then you probably saw this pic.  It was this light bulb that inspired my design.  I recently replaced several of the light bulbs in my studio and being the pack rat recycler that I am, I saved them.  I thought that I could probably make something with them.  So when I started thinking about my project, I kept looking at this bulb sitting on my self and then it hit me.  It looks like a dress!!  So I found a small piece of cardboard tube from my junk pile stash and glued it to the top.  The tube works to elongate the bodice and cover up the bulb's prongs.  Then I started looking at my stamps and had another AH-HA moment, the tree looks like a skirt!!  So that was my jumping off point and I ran with it :D  Let me show you how I put her together:

She needed a base so I used an empty spool of ribbon, a sheet from a chipboard mini album, foam, lace trim and scrapbook paper.

I painted the chipboard with Gesso then stamped/embossed it with one of the snowflake stamps.  Next I filled the empty spool with foam, topped it with paper and attached the lace trim.  With that she was ready to take her place of honor.

I used Prismacolor pencils and Stickles to color and embellish my princess.  Since my dress is three dimensional and she is two dimensional, I had room to embellish behind her.  So I used the beautiful leaves and postcard stamp.  Then I tucked in a piece of the ribbon from the Nov Nesting Components kit and some more snowflakes.  

Since I ended up covering the "tree skirt", I decided to add another one front and center.  I also added a wooden tree that I dyed with Lindy's spray ink, flowers and a sentiment glued onto an old key.  The Shakespeare quote is on the Waves of Magic stamp set and is attached to a beautiful winter scene but I just wanted the quote so I cut it out.

You'd never know that this beautiful little princess started out as an old light bulb and empty ribbon spools, lol.  I hope I've inspired you to get creative with your stamps and upcycle something that you might have thrown away.

It's time to send you off to your next stop so head on over to Carrie's Blog!!

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  1. LOVE how you made her skirt! awesome

  2. she is so gorgeous!! I love how you did her skirt!

  3. What a delightful project! I love her Christmas tree skirt, so whimsical!

  4. this is awesome! so creative, really a stunning work

  5. So beautiful, you always make works of art for your projects! Gorgeous!

  6. You are a true artist, Norma…I just love how you see a creation in EVERYTHING…I saw that bulb and tree on FB and was excited to see what you'd come up with. Your winter princess is gorgeous…just gorgeous! Thanks for always being an inspiration!

  7. you ASTONISH me with your talent!!! Looking at a bulb makes you produce this Beauty!!! Outstanding my friend!
    paula Driver

  8. Wow, this is gorgeous!! How creative to use a bulb for the dress!! Your winter princess is stunning!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Norma, you are so creative. Love how you recycle into something beautiful.

  10. wow - that doll is amazing. I am not sure how you look at one thing (a bulb) and see another (a doll) but I love it! Thank you for sharing. I am off to go look at objects with a new eye

  11. Your creativity is amazing!! I'm looking at your doll and thinking "this should be on display, or for sale, in a fancy specialty boutique in France or something!! Just amazing!! I follow your blog :)

  12. Ooh, this is so pretty, I really love her tree skirt, what an inspired idea! x

  13. WOW WOW WOW Norma! This is awesome!!! Another incredible project!!!!
    Loving this so much!!!

  14. Norma your creativity is out of this world amazing!! Love your project and how you created it!! Beautiful!!

  15. What a neat project! I love how you made her dress from stamped trees!

  16. Your 3-d projects always amaze me! So creative!

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