Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Serendipity Blog Hop - 4th of July!

 Welcome to the bi monthly Serendipity Blog Hop Challenge.  For this challenge we were asked to create something for the 4th of July and to ADD GLITTER!   I know sometimes glitter can be so messy, but what a great excuse to sprinkle some magic around!  It reminds me of the last sparkle of fireworks in the night sky on a perfect summer evening. 
I decided to do something different for this challenge.  I found this star shaped wood frame at Joann Fabrics and decided to make it into a patriotic welcome for my front door.   It was really affordable with the 40% off coupon - I paid around $10.   I painted the wood with gesso to prep it for a coat of white acrylic.  I lined the inside of the frame with some Authentique paper and some die cuts.  I double stamped the flag image and colored them with Copics.  I oval die cut the first flag image to place inside the star frame, and then fussy cut the second to layer over the first.  I used glittery emboss powder for the red stars.
The bow is actually three layers.  The first is a satin 1 1/2" wired Navy, topped with a 7/8" satin red, then a red and white twine topped with a glittery red star.
The stars are from a Serendipity set of four that are "for the holidays" - but I think they work any time of year.  Their designs are so intricate and detailed they add so much elegance!   Here is a photo of the finished project - ready to hang.
Thanks for having a look.  I hope you will stop by the other design team members pages and see what they came up with.  Simply click on their names listed below alphabetically to jump to their blog.  Thanks for having a look and have a beautiful day!




July 4 is still a month away - plenty of time to come up with some fantastic creations to add to your fesivities.

Jeanne

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Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Serendipity Flag, Sentiment, Stars
Star Frame:  Joann Fabrics
Gesso, White Acrylic Paint
Paper:  Authentique Glory Collection "Freedom", Solid Paper Papertrey Ink Stampers Select, Enchanted Evening
Ribbon 1 1/2" Red Wired Navy by Pure Color (HOBBY LOBBY) , Red 7/8" Satin by His & Hers (HOBBY LOBBY), Twinery Maraschino
Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Ovals, Grand Scalloped Ovals, Stars Five
Embossing Powder Gold:Zing!  Red Sparkle Stampendous
Ink:  Versafine Majestic Blue, Momento Tuxedo Black
Markers:  Copic

18 comments:

Pauline said...

Wow! This is an incredible piece of home decor Jeanne! So wonderfully patriotic, the stars colours and flag combine perfectly! Love the ribbon treatment too, a very lovely decoration for your porch! Love it!

The Paper Parade said...

Jeanne...WOW!!! This is truly awesome, I especially love the cascading bow, and the neat twine bow, too!

Amy Cokley said...

Amazing! What a wonderful card! That bow is truly awesome!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Holy cow...this makes me want to stand up and salute the flag! What an amazing project. Love the cascade of stars following the ribbon. This is incredible.

Sue Eldred said...

What a wonderful holiday decoration. I love thinking out of the box.

Marybeth said...

Jeanne this is going to be so pretty on your door. WOW I love this!!!!! Such a smart idea, I love that the frame is a star! Your embellishments and bows are gorgeous! Makes me smile to see such a patriotic decoration.

Miriam said...

Jeanne, what a fabulous project! Beautiful ribbons and great use of the stamps too. Love it!

Kim said...

This is so beautiful and would love to see how it looks on your front door, I'm sure it will be so stunning! You are so creative...

Joyce said...

Stunning and beautiful. Just perfect for the upcoming holiday.

Lisa M said...

Ohhhh Jeanne,
You'll have the best lookin' door in the block. Your patriotic decoration is truly inspirational. I love the whispy motion to it all. REALLY REALLY a stunning piece of artwork.

My address is....LOL.
Fantastic work. ;)

Sharron said...

WOW, Jeanne--what a wonderful idea for a door decoration! And you were so lucky to find a star base. That is so cool! Your ribbon treatment is gorgeous and the stamps work beautifully. Love the font on the sentiment!

Cathy Weber said...

Whoa! This is so pretty...love that you made a decoration for your front door! The stars are so elegant and I love all of the beautiful ribbons you draped around it. Just a gorgeous project and perfect for any patriotic holiday!

Kary said...

WOW, Jeanne! This is such a Stunning project!! LOVE the beautiful ribbons, the starts and that gorgeous flag image and sentiment. What a wonderful decor piece!! Awesome job!! {hugs}

JJ Bolton said...

Bazing! Wow! I love this! The cascading stars are incredible! I've always wanted to make a patriotic type door hanging (nothing as elegant as yours). Thanks for the reminder:)

Hope you're having a great day Jeanne!

anya said...

Holy cow, this is fantastic! What an amazing work of art for your front door!

Jenny Gropp said...

You win! I just made a measly little card! This is outstanding! Really fun project with fantastic details!

Christina said...

This is one amazing project! So many fabulous details, Jeanne!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh what a fun Patriotic project Jeanne! Lovin' the big bows and the image of Old Glory :)