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.
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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:
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!!
***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***
Erica Rose Thompson - http://ericarosecreates.blogspot.com
Norma Gomez - http://lilhoneybeestudios.blogspot.com
Paper Wings Productions Blog “The Aviary - http://paper-wings-productions.blogspot.com/
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY!!
Let Your Creativity Take Flight!