Petaloo Authentique Holiday Hop with Prizes: Snow Much Fun!
Hello, Friends! Did you know about the wonderful holiday blog hop with Petaloo and Authentique? This is Day 4, and it’s my turn to share some great ideas for holiday gifts and cards. This is going to be snow much fun!
Don’t you just love these patterned papers and images? They are Authentique’s Classic Christmas collection and they are just my style! In its former life, this little wooden sled was dark and dreary. I gave it a vintage facelift with a coat of white gesso followed by DecoArt Crackle Texture Paste. To add shimmer, I dusted on some Perfect Pearl Medium.I wanted the crackle texture to really show, so I also dusted on some Heirloom Gold. I had snow much fun making this sled holiday ready!
I love the Petaloo holiday flowers for the beautiful color and texture they add to this pretty little sled. In case you’re wondering, the sled measures 17″ tall x 7″ wide. Perfect for a holiday mantel or under the tree! Here are some detail photos for you:
Green and White Holiday Wreath
Because I was having snow much fun, and since my work space was already strewn with all kinds of Christmas goodness, I decided to go ahead and make this little holiday wreath. The base is Styrofoam by Floracraft. I wrapped the base with wired burlap ribbon and some fancy trim. It was easy as pie! These regal white velvet poinsettia are so elegant when paired up with Ivory Silky Crush Ribbon. I backed the wreath with a sentiment from Classic Christmas, then added a wee Santa and tree. You could make one of these in a jiffy, my friends! Wouldn’t it be a great hostess gift for the holidays?
Christmas: It’s All About the Cards!
You honestly didn’t think I could finish up this play session without making a card, did you? This image from Classic Christmas caught my eye right away. I dressed this little Christmas Belle up with some UTEE and glitter, then surrounded her with twinkling star sequins, sugared berries, a golden deer, Antique Gold Ribbon and a gorgeous Petaloo posy.
I love the way the music paper on the back side of the image sort of bled through during the UTEE treatment. My custom flower is made by stacking an Ivory Canvas Briar Rose atop one of those pretty white poinsettia.
Inside, I’ve added a gift card envelope that slips neatly behind the belly band on the left.
You’ll want to be sure to pop over to the Petaloo and Authentique Blogs to leave comments because there’s a wonderful prize package connected to this hop! I just know you’ll have snow much fun with these goodies if you win.
Thanks for stopping by! I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Products from Petaloo International by Floracraft
Regal Velvet Poinsettia, White
Pine Picks with Cones & Berries
Vintage Velvet Holly Leaf Picks
Wow–you have been very busy. Love all of these.
What a diverse set of ideas. I’m definitely going to share them with friends and family. They are too good to keep to myself.
OH! My! these are fantastic, and really homey Christmas feeling, of joy, and the seasons beauty. . I love these, and they would really decorate a country home feeling. Just gorgeous, what wonderful gifts they would make as well……have a good day….hugs
this is Gorgeous!!!
Just amazing projects!!!
Love these! I can tell you were having so much fun making them =)
Thanks, Lisa! I really did have a good time making them. I’m so glad you hopped on by! Merry Christmas!
Hello from England
Wow, I just love how you have transformed the sledge. Who wouldn’t want this sitting on their porch! Your projects are always so inspirational, thank you so much for sharing your amazing ideas.. You are gifted with an adundance of talent. Have a wonderful Christmas and an Amazing 2017.
Awwww! Thank you June! You make me blush! I just love to play with paper and share ideas with my friends. I’m glad you find inspiration here! Thanks for totally making my day! Merry Christmas!
These are gorgeous projects! I always love seeing your beautiful creations. Merry Christmas!!