Monday, October 1, 2012

Paper Made Bakery: October Reveal + Blog Hop + Giveaway

The Hop:
Welcome to Paper Made Bakery's new October release blog hop. If you've just arrived from Wida's site, then you've come to the right place. If you would like to start from the beginning, please hop on over to Paper Made Bakery's blog. If you are lost, this the blog hop order:

Michelle McClure (←you are here)
Lisa Arana (←go here next)
Jennifer Cuthbertson
Amy Tsuruta
Alicia Thelin

The Kit:
October's Fresh Baked Kit entitled Sweet Life features cute country designs from the Avalon collection by Bazzill Basics Paper with matching images from a brand new stamp company called Fresh Squeezed Stamps. This company is started by Shannon, our fearless leader from Paper Made Bakery, and Ryann, one of PMB's talented designers from last term. This kit is so sweet, you won't have a need for dessert anymore.  

October's Sweet Life Kit
The Reveal:
To celebrate the launch of Fresh Squeezed Stamps which officially begins today, I wanted to make something a little out of the ordinary. I altered this wall hanging into a rainbow picture frame. 

The Details:
I went to my local thrift store to find a diamond in the rough to alter. I saw this lil' guy sitting forlornly in a corner on the floor and thought it would be a perfect match for this kit. I knew some TLC would breathe some "sweet life" into this decorative piece. It was in rough shape with a lot of chips and scratches. Even the cashier was asking me, "What is that? Are you going to repaint it?"

Since it was only $5 and I liked the wrought iron, I decided to take a chance on it. I took what I already owned, a small bottle of brown craft paint, and rubbed it over the wooden frame. I then wiped off the paint with paper towel like a stain. The wood turned a vibrant brown color.

I punched out some photos and patterned paper with a circle punch. I glued it to the back of the wrought iron with some Fabric-tac. I stamped and embossed some images and colored them in with 

For the patterned paper circles, I decorated with the colored stamp images, buttons, brads from the kit and added some Memory Thread of my own, which is a cloth covered wire from DMC. You can curl the wire (green vines) or leave it straight (brown stem). 

For the central portion of the wall hanging, I wanted to leave it open but still have some decoration there. I decided to have some buzzing bees flying around. I curled some craft wire around a skewer and attached it to the bee on one end with some Fabric-tac and tape, and on the other end curled it around the wrought iron. 

I also curled wire stemmed flowers around the wrought iron to finish out the scene. The kit comes with two flowers, I added a few more Prima flowers of my own.

I hung the completed project above my craft room door. It repeats the shape of the stained glass of my front door, so this project was totally meant to be.

The possibilities are endless with these kits, so just let your creativity be the guide. If you are thinking about purchasing one, the last two kits completely sold out, so don't wait too long.

The Giveaway:
As a way to say thank you for participating in today's blog hop, Paper Made Bakery is giving away two goodie bags which include a set of Fresh Squeezed Stamps inside. You can enter until midnight on Thursday, October 4th. by using the Rafflecopter widget below. 

Good luck to all! Your next stop is Lisa's blog. Remember there are daily inspiration projects and tutorials on PMB's blog all month long. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today,


Unknown said...

I'm in pretty!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a neat project! Love it!

Beth Matson said...

Wow, what a fun project. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah Biswabic said...

What an adorable wall hanging!

amesari88 said...

That is such a creative way to upcycle your thrift store find.

Becky said...

This is amazing! I can't wait to see it in real life. :)

Wida said...

Wow!!! That is cool

Ravengirl said...

What an amazing find and such a great decor project you turned it into!

Alicia said...

Fantastic, I am in love with what you've done!

sharon g said...

What a cute idea. Very creative!

Tammy said...

That is a really awesome project! Very creative and unique. Love it! :)

Heidi said...

So creative! I love how it mimics the window in the door.

Diana Fisher said...

That is a great project and love that kit!

Pamela said...

Wow! Very cool!! I love this! :)

Pam W. said...

Umm...not sure what to say. Love this - amazing job. So cute!!

Mommy25 said...

wow! that looks amazing! I love it so much!

Tracy said...

I love your door frame, stunning!!!!
As for the clouds on my card. I just used a scrap of paper and inked on the top of it, and moved it around the background.
Hope this helps.

Shannon Fralish said...

A-MAZ-ING!!!! I hate to repeat myself, but "you've done it again!!!" This is a fantastic project - so clever and I love how you repurpose so imaginatively. Fantastic work!

Nirupama said...

This is so cool. I'm pretty sure I've already seen this pinned on pinterest :) Definitely a great tutorial!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This project has some EXTREME details!!! LOOOOOOVE! FAB idea!!!

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