Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 1 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop, and all things Donna Salazar Designs. 
This is DAY 1 of the Hop!
Each day from now until Christmas, the Donna Salazar Designs Design Team will be sharing holiday ideas using products from Donna Salazar Designs and our partners, Zutter, Clearsnap, GCD, and Spellbinders. We'll also be announcing and sharing some of Donna Salazar Designs' newest products, set to release at the Winter Craft & Hobby Association Show in Los Angeles in January 2011.

Each day, visit the Design Team Members' Blogs listed below to see what inspiring holiday ideas they are sharing. Leave a comment on their blog posts to be entered to win a prize!!! On December 24th, Mrs. Claus (aka Donna) will be announcing the winners. It's certainly going to be a crafty Christmas this year!

Dec 12th - Day 1
Nan Paturzo  you are here :)

Dec 13th - Day 2
Nan Paturzo   join me again tomorrow

Dec 14th - Day 3

Dec 15th - Day 4
Dec 16th - Day 5
Dec 17th - Day 6
Nan Paturzo  come see me again :)

Dec 18th - Day 7
Dec 19th - Day 8
Dec 20th - Day 9

Dec 21st - Day 10
Dec 22nd - Day 11

Dec 23rd - Day 12
Dec 24th - Winners

Now....on to the project.  Today is Day 1 - featuring the Donna Salazar Designs Partridge in a Pear Tree Stamp.
Isn't this time of year just yummy?  Even though I am busy as Santa's elves on overtime, I still like to find some time to create little special handmade somethings for around the house and for gift giving.  Now let me preface this post by saying... I AM NOT A STAMPER.  So when Donna said she was adding stamps to her line last year, I said "GREAT!.....i am not a stamper."  But her designs are so intricate and pretty...how can you not love 'em?  So I make a real effort to be a stamper....hahaha!

I have had this stamp long before the holidays, and I actually used it for something not really Christmasy  by glopping on a load of paint (see this blog post) and using it as a great tree stamp.  You can't really see the partridge or the pears, but that was the point here.  But when I did pay attention to the partridge and the pear detail, I got something so lovely.

I started by spraying some Smooch on Donna's Artistic Paper and then stamping the image.  I trimmed the image, and colored in the details with colored pencils.  I then added Glossy Accents to punch up the color and detail.

Meanwhile, I trimmed some Zutter Corrugated Board to 6X6 and pulled the top layer off to reveal some texture.  I applied a light layer of white acrylic paint with a dry brush and then spray-spray-sprayed more Smooch.  Then, layered my detailed tree on top of another stamped image to add dimension.

Now, no one likes to waste supplies, so I used the paper that I peeled from the corrugated board to make these flowers.  I sprayed it with Smooch and hand cut some wonky-shaped spiral circles.  I edged a couple with some of my remaining white paint, and rolled and smooshed into flowers.  Just the right color and texture to go with this, I thought.  I trimmed a title from Donna's Weathered Winter paper, a touch of bling, and punched some holes and voila.  A wall hanging ready to go!



Check out all of Donna's stamps, I thoroughly endorse them....coming from a non stamper too!  Hahahahahaha!

Be sure to continue on the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop  today - Donna is also posting a project with this stamp -  and throughout the 12 days.  Come back HERE tomorrow for a Bind-it-All project!  Remember, leave a comment everywhere you visit for the blog hop to be in the running for a spectacular prize.

Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas!

52 comments:

Donalda said...

Oh hon your project is just gorgeous. And I do love that stamp. Going to have to go visit her site.

Karen Taylor said...

What a great stamp...open ended so you can use it for so many things and ALL year long! Love your project..!!!

beadz said...

This is so fun! I love how you used the corrugated cardboard in such cool ways - even down to making the flowers!
hugs,
Gini

Janice said...

What a beautiful project. I love corrugated cardboard. Thanks!

beulahmom said...

What a great project!

Leti said...

This project is so awesome. I luv that it is non traditional and Christmas. Thank You! 4 Sharing

LynneForsythe said...

Nanny G....for a non stamper...I'm thinkin' you did a mighty fine job girlie!!! and might fine flowers!! YOU ROCK!

And U Jest said...

Love the stamp... love what you did with it....Thanks

Life On the Scrappy Side Store said...

You did an awesome job I love it! the flowers you made out of the scraps are beautiful! tfs
Barbara

Fleursbydesign said...

Gorgeous project Nan!

kaw1963 said...

Great idea, I especially like the idea of using the peeled off portion for the flowers!

Roberta said...

Oh boy I have this stamp. Love the way it is used here. Must try it.

Jacquie Hart said...

Very pretty thanks for sharing

Cindy J said...

Love this time of year to experience so many different inspiring ideas from so many talented folks! TY...loved the hanging.

Jodee said...

So creative! Thanks for sharing!

Scrapalooza said...

very cute!!

Dakota Bear said...

Like your creativity. The floweres are wonderful. That is a great stamp,

Anonymous said...

brilliant project cant wait for the rest
janet
jankev10@talktalk.net

Michelle said...

Again an awesome project! I love love love Donna's stamps =)

Georgann said...

Love the stamp! I can think of so many ways to use it!!

Lillian Child said...

This is SO creative!!! I love unusual and artsy projects like this - you did a fabulous job! And that stamp - oh yea!

Ilymar said...

Beautiful Stamp. Great Project.

Cassie_lu said...

for someone who doesn't really stamp you sure did do an outstanding job. love it.

pamala said...

Great stamp and awesome project! You totally fooled me into believeing you are a stamper too. :)

Karlene Hansen said...

This is my first blog hop, so excited.........Love your project and Love the stamp!!!

lisa fulmer said...

adorable!!

Dianne Lee said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

such a beautiful creation! thanks for sharing! look forward to seeing more of your work! *hug*

Angel said...

Nan,
so fun to hop like this and see how each of your creations are unique and personal to each artist.
Thanks,
Angel

Jen said...

Totally love this!!!!

Samantha said...

this is fabulous nan, i really like how you layered the trees, wonderful idea and it looks amazing!

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Beeeeeeautiful wall hanging!!!Love the stamp from Donna!!!

octlove said...

U did a great job with this stamp for being a non-stamper:)

Elaine said...

Love the stamp and the naturalistic colours. Thanks

pinkkarin said...

And you call yourself a non-stamper.. pfft! ;-)

Dianne in Aus said...

what a cute stamp

Kim Russell said...

You rock, luv this stamp and can only imagine now how to use it. Thankyou for sharing this with us

connie said...

Love that you can use the stamp all year and not just at Christmas.

BunnyFreak said...

This is stunning.

LynnT said...

Great project and directions! Thanks so much for sharing.

GrammaR said...

No scraps for you to toss! Love the flowers.

scrappymama said...

this turned out so beautiful. tfs!

jordanbev5 said...

Loven' this stamp and love your project!! You rocked it!!

Jen said...

LOVE this stamp and the rolled flowers!!!

Robyn said...

thanks for sharing

nancy said...

Too cute! I love that the tree stamp can be used for everyday projects also. Great project!

Rebecca Kvenvolden said...

wow... so pretty!

stephanie said...

Beautiful project. Great stamp

sclugo said...

Cute little project. Loved how you made the floweres!

Anonymous said...

Love the project.
Joan

felkatz said...

i love that stamp!!!!! very nice

tfs

kathy

felkatz at gmail dot com

Donna said...

Your project is wonderful and I love the stamp!!