Friday, January 3, 2014

Paper Wings Productions Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway

WELCOME to the Paper Wing Productions Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway!  If you've arrived here from Irit'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.

We have come up with a fun challenge for 2014.  Each month our designers will be given a challenge of creating their projects using a certain color scheme.  This month our theme is White.  It will be so much fun to see how each designer interprets the color.  Go grab your favorite snack, 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, January 7th, 2014 on the Paper Wings Productions blog.

Happy 2014 Everyone!!  I hope you all had a WONDERFUL holiday season.  Our's was great because we actually had all of our sons here with their families.  Now that two of them are grown, it's really hard to get everyone together so we really enjoyed having them.  I also took a lot of time off to enjoy my family and recharge the ole batteries.  It felt great to sit back down at my work table to create.  So without further ado, here is my project!

I created a tag using the BEAUTIFUL January Nesting Components kit and several PWP stamps.

I was really inspired by the Cosmo Cricket wood charms in the Jan kit.  I had a ton of ideas of what to create with them but settled on making a frame with the rainbow arches.  I wanted to give them texture so I applied a layer of crackle paste, then sprayed them with each of the Lindy's Sidekicks but in the end I decided to cover them with white embossing powder.

I formed the shape of my frame on balsa wood and outlined to cut out but the balsa wood began to split as I cut so I ended up using matte board instead.

I used the beautiful Diana stamp for my focal image (she's one of my favs).  I stamped her with Stazon and then used Prismacolor pencils and Distress inks to color her.  Once I was done, I fuzzy cut her to insert into my frame.

I stamped the matte board with the delicate Lace With Border stamp.  I used Old Paper Distress Ink to keep the background subtle.

I put it all together using Modge Podge and then trimmed the matte board down to fit.

Next I moved onto the background of my tag.  I cover the whole tag with paper from the Cosmo Cricket Creative Girl Mini Deck included in the Jan kit.  I toned it down a bit with Picket Fence Distress Stain.  I created a panel using two of the wooden charms.  To keep the design cohesive, I covered them with white embossing powder too.  I also backed them with more of the Cosmo Cricket Creative Girl paper.

I embellished the tag using the adhesive backed Pearls from the Aug Nesting Components kit, rose ribbon and the fireworks bursts from the Sparkle stamp set.  The sentiment I used is on the With Some Sparkle stamp set.

Another little touch I added was some jewelry wire.  I used it to connect the wooden charms together.  To finish it off, I added some ribbon on the top and one of the Cosmo Cricket canvas brads.  I toned it down with more of the Distress Stain.

This is such a beautiful kit and it worked perfectly with this month's color challenge.  I highly recommend it!  You can view all of the details and purchase your kit HERE.  Well friends, it's time to send you off to the next stop in the hop.  Up next is PWP Mama Bird herself, Carrie!!

***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***

Thank you so much for joining me today, enjoy the rest of the hop


Let Your Creativity Take Flight!!


  1. This is gorgeous- I love the quote!

  2. Stunning tag Norma! I'm always happy to see the beautiful Diana. She's one of my favorites as well! I love all the sparkle you added to this piece. I can't wait to get my hands on the January Kit and I NEED some Crackle Paste! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  3. Norma, What a beautiful tag! I love all the extra touches and embellishments that are so subtle.

  4. Sparkly, beautiful tag, Norma. I am so happy you got to spend time with your family over the holidays. Christmas is such a special time to be spent with family and friends. Have a great New Year!


  5. This is absolutely gorgeous, Norma!! You brought Diana to life in color!! She just jumps off the tag!! I love all of the beautiful details!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Gorgeous! I love what you did with the sentiment and chipboard pieces! You did a great job with the challenge!

  7. This is great! Lovin all of the detail and steps you took to create this beautiful tag!

  8. New shopping list being made now... Love the texture and sparkle and the shabby flowers and the quote...

  9. Beautiful as always! Such a lovely project!

  10. Love your tutorial! Inspirational project.

  11. Gorgeous work!!! Beautiful sentiment!

  12. Stunning work Norma!! Love how you created your tag!! Never would have thought to use the wood pieces like that!! Thanks for sharing!!

  13. The frame looks fabulous and the flowers are fabulous and Diana is fabulous!!!! Can you tell I love this tag?!

  14. really packed a lot of wonderfulness into a small space! So much to see and love here. What a lovely sentiment!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


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