Monday, November 3, 2014

It's the Winter/Holiday Magnolia-licious Blog Hop Time!


Hello Dearest Readers,

I am so happy that you have joined the Magnolia-licious Winter/Holiday Blog Hop. You should have gotten here from

Jane's Lovely Cards

If you haven't come via Jane's blog, please go back to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and find the Blog Hop List which gives you the Blog Hop order. If you have come here via Jane's blog, then you've certainly seen some lovely projects along the way! There are more to see, so keep hopping!

Here are a few details to help you win one of the two $50 Gift Certificates to the Magnolia-licious Store -

• THERE IS A HIDDEN NUMBER IN EACH BLOG HOP POST. YOU ARE TO FIND EACH OF THE NUMBERS AND TOTAL THEM UP. Submit your total to cathyleeinco@yahoo.com. One lucky gal, chosen at random from the correct answers, will win a $50 gift certificate to the Magnolia-licious Store!

• JOIN US WITH A NEWLY CREATED HOLIDAY/WINTER THEMED PROJECT OF YOUR OWN, AND UPLOAD IT TO THE MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS CHALLENGE BLOG. One lucky gal will also win a $50 gift certificate to the Magnolia-licious Store!

• To qualify for a prize you must:
1. Like us on our Magnolia-licious Facebook Page
2. Leave a comment on each DT member's post during the hop.
3. At the end of the hop, return to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and leave a comment there as well.



Would you like to see my project? Here it is:





My door knobber is quite long. It is made of MDF making it VERY sturdy! I decoupaged the pretty vintage looking paper to both the front and back using a matte finish Mod Podge. Next, I added a pretty green ribbon around the perimeter so that it has a nicely finished appearance.

For my Santa scene, I masked two Magnolia stamps - Wishful Armchair from the Merry Little Christmas Collection and Santa Hands Out Presents from the Santa Collection. I thought they were perfect together! I colored the images with watercolors. I thought it would be fun to add some texture by using an embossing folder on the painted image. This has been matted on a Cheery Lynn Doily die. I backed that with the off white eyelet trim. Lastly, I added some decorative elements. Sparkly holly with berry corners, a tag with Santa's Magic Key, some pearls and snowflakes. I wish I could say this was an easy project, but it took a lot of thoughtful planning!

This will be available for sale in my Etsy shop, A Scrapper's Boutique, if you are interested!


The number you need to add to your total and send to Cathy is …

5

I would so love it if you took a moment or so to leave me your thoughts.

Now, you are off to visit Karen's Fun Blog

Have a good time hopping through the blogs! Thank you for hopping by today!

XO,

Chris

40 comments:

julieprice3 said...

I love the embossing effect it looks like knitting, very clever
Hugs Julie P

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Oh so sweet
Santa on fabric
fab idea
and lovely done
hugs Tamara

Norma said...

LOL, Chris, you crack me up. You have the best sense of humour. I luvvvv your note to Santa. This is truly unique--love it!
Hugs,
Norma

Suzi said...

Awe!! how adorable is this sweet Hanger Chris, love your image choice and the saying with the key is fabulous. Another success my friend. Hugs Suzi x

laurigami said...

Hello,It is a very nice gift for Santa Claus. It looks like that the scene is embroidered.
hugs laurigami

Tamara said...

Chris this is lovely. Something unusual and very special.
Hugs, t.

Mayumi Adler said...

So cute! And the embossed detail at the image makes it really unique.

Louise said...

Beautiful door hanger
hugs Louise

Jane said...

What a fabulous hop, your creation is simply stunning. Love Jane x

Madge H. said...

Beautiful creation Chris! Love the idea of the "Magic Santa Key".

Stoeffchen said...

I like your door hanger. So colorful and the idea with the texture is great.

Hugs, Stoeffchen

Cathy Lee said...

Wow, Chris. I love this door hanger. Your Magnolia Santa and gifts image almost looks like he was stitched. Love the texture of the dry embossing. Adds so much interest. Your sentiment is adorable and the vintage key is a perfect addition to go with it. Very creative, my friend.
Hugz,
Cath

Tracy said...

This is so lovely! I really like the texture on the colored image!

Judy Garrelts said...

Oh my gosh, this looks like counted-cross stitching! Unbeliveable!!!! Your coloring is just awesome!
Thanks for sharing,
Judy

Karen said...

This is beautiful Chris! The embossing folder was perfect, it made it look like counted cross-stitch!!

Katie said...

Simply fabulous Chris! I love how the embossed texture makes it looks like fabric, gorgeous!!

Peggy said...

It is very beautiful.
I like it very much
Hugs,
peggy

Annette Reed said...

Wonderful door hanger! I love the saying and key. So neat!

Karen Gauthier said...

Your door knobber is perfect! So nicely done and love the elegant colors.

Karen

Rosemary said...

I love how your door hanger looks like it's actually sewn. Very well done!

janeslovelycards said...

Love your idea to emboss the image Chris, it looks like canvas! Gorgeous work. Hugs, Jane x x x

charlene said...

Chris I love it how creative!
Hugs

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous door hanger. The image really looks like cross. Love the lacey edge and the little embellishments you chose.

Sheetal Kumar said...

what an awesome idea... love it..!!!

Nancee Purdum said...

Oh this is lovely! I love all the texture on Santa! Gorgeous project!!! :) Nancee

Candy said...

Oh Chris!
This is soooo cute!!!
Love your idea and you must know that your Santa image looks like you cross stitched it!
AWESOME work.
Big Hugs

Christy Designs said...

Goergeous door hanger Chris!
Love the idea to embossed texture makes it looks like fabric.
Beautiful design and coloring

Sandy West said...

Hi Chrissy, I love your door hanger, the Father Christmas looks like you have used Cross Stitch on Aida cloth, I love the way you have textured him - its just great, a very clever idea. Hugs Sandy xxx

Maja said...

Great Christmas project.

iruha said...

Very beautiful!

Maryann Laursen said...

What a fun and beautiful idea to make this, and it looks fabulous hun.

Dena said...

Do you know I didn't even know this was a Magnolia stamp? So I see you mixed and created a darling scene!!! LOVE that texture on the image too! Such a sweet project Chris!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Christina V. said...

How nice and festive!!! Love it!!!

shelly glassic said...

What a cute project! I love the bright holiday colors you chose!

Tracey M said...

This is so beautiful! I love how you've added texture onto your image and the whole idea of helping Santa gain access! Brilliant idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

Catherine said...

This is so so beautiful Chris ! Such a fun idea ! Love it love it love it ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Riet Kamstra said...

Clever idea with the Key Chris, love that. Your door hanger project is just beautiful. Love the Santa in his armchair and the pretty details around him!
Riet xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow love the effect, awesome design, love it, hugs Liz xx

Debbie said...

Great idea to mask the 2 stamps together...looks wonderful!

Nikki Stalker said...

Great creation. I really love how you embossed the image. Looks fantastic.

Nikki