Sunday, December 21, 2014

A Very Merry Steampunk Holiday Blog Hop


I love decorating the tree during the holidays and you know that I love Steampunk.  The idea of doing a tree from gears popped into my head back in October and I just had to see if I could do it. I used my gears die, which has become one of my favorite dies, to get the shape of the tree. Then, I used a pearlescent cardstock to stamp some of my favorite ornaments stamps onto and die cut them out to decorate it.  The silver color of that cardstock really makes the gears stand out, don't you think? 

I created this tree several months ago and recently found some fabulous gear letters that I am going to add to it.  I just haven't had time yet with the busy holiday season.  I've laid this piece aside until the letters are added and I decide if I want to put it into a frame or use it as the front cover for a journal.  What do you think I should do with it? 

Thanks for stopping by and hopping with all of us on the Leslierahye's Very Merry Steampunk Holiday Blog Hop.  Be sure to check out all of the fabulous creations on the hop by using the list below.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Holidays Are Here

The holidays are upon us and it's time for me to share one final project for this year over on the Arnold Grummer's Papermaking blog.  Please join me Monday to see the wonderful handmade paper project that I have created to celebrate them.  Also, don't miss the inspiration that has been created by the entire Arnold Grummer design team so be sure to take a look around the blog when you stop by.  See you on Monday!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Let the Star Shine Bright

I have always loved the one set of swirl and flourish stamps that I have so when I received this tree as part of signing up for one of the craft magazines I subscribe to, I was thrilled.  I fell in love with this tree the first time I saw it and have been anxious to use it.  I decided it would be perfect to create some tags for the tag swap I'm in.  The tree top is open in the center and I found that the adhesive rhinestones that I have are just the right size to fit into that area so I added one to make it shine.  Now that the holidays will soon be over I'm not ready to put this stamp away for the year just yet so I'm working on ideas to turn this into an everyday use stamp.  I'll be sure to share what I come up with as I do more projects.
Have you joined the party yet?  Tomorrow is the last day, but that still gives you time to create something and join us.  There's even a chance to win a prize.  To find out more head over to the Unruly PaperArts blog and join today.
Happy Creating Everyone!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Do You Love Handmade Paper?

I just love the look that handmade paper gives to a project.  Don't you?  This is a little peek at the latest project that I will have posted on the Arnold Grummer's Papermaking blog tomorrow.  Are you curious as to what the whole thing looks like?  Be sure to stop by and see what I've created.  I know once you see it you will want to make your own, but the only way to do that is to make your own handmade paper.  Sounds fun doesn't it?  It really is!

Happy Creating!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Oh Deer!

This is another tag that I've been working on.  This one is for part of a tag swap that I am in with a group of online crafty friends.  It's one of my favorites that I did.  Most of you know, I'm a girl who likes bling so off course when I saw the package of red adhesive stones sitting by my desk there was no way I was going to pass up adding one.  I like the color and shine that it ended up giving to add to the brown and black colors in the tag. A little color and bling always makes things "pop".   
Have you joined us in the Unruly 12 Days of Christmas Link Up Party yet?  There's still time!  I would love to see what you are creating this holiday season.  For information on how to join, head over to the Unruly PaperArts blog
Happy Creating!