Saturday, March 19, 2016

4G's Spring Theme Blog Hop

The Girls, Giggles, Glitter and Glue Facebook group is having a Spring Theme Blog Hop! The 4G's are hoping you'll join us in visiting this event. You'll also have a chance to win prizes as well. So "Hop" on over and see what they have created for you.

***Complete the hop - visit and subscribe to all blogs/youtubes and comment on each project.
***Winners will be announced Monday, March 21 on each page you visited.

Here's the line up:

Saturday, March 19 ----

Amanda Rhodes:
Kim Norman
Christy Lepine:
Tracy Sagriff:
Laurie Moore:

Sunday, March 20 ----

Michele Quam:
Germaine Fryc:
Latanya Townsend-Poelinitz:
Paula Driver:


Now here's my two projects to share with you. 
Making something to give as a gift or a home decor piece that helps 
"Feed the Birds" 
can be fun and easy.

Now let's rust the lid and make it smell Yummy!
Here's what you'll need.....
This product makes it easy to make something look like it's rusty. 
Take 1 Tblsp. of Rusty Paper in a small bowl and mix in 1 tsp. of instant coffee and 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon. Glue your lid to the ring first and then paint with the rusty mixture. Let dry.
Here's a few more items you will need to complete you project. 
I glued twine ribbon around the jar and added this cute butterfly to a burlap flower on the side.
I stamped and layered the butterfly using Prima's  Marketing-Stamp N Add Stamp and Metal Embellishment Set . For the body, I embossed it using RANGER-Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder in Vintage Photo. Then I took take a soft gold wire to create the antenna. 
Now glue a nest to the lid. Add a bird, flowers, twigs and leaves for a nature look. 
Fill your jar with bird seed and enjoy Spring by "Feeding the Birds"

Project number two.
Spring Canvas!
Start with Canvas turned over to use the back of it. 
This will create your frame. 



Now to add a little mix media to the frame with a mask (Feathers) and Gesso. I also did a little splatter paint drops all over. For one more layer of texture use crackle paint.    

 I carry these sweet Copper Micro Beads Art Ingredients by Prima in my store. They add such wonderful shinny texture to your creations. 
 Glue moss, a nest and a few feathers to the inside corner of your frame.
 Cut out small banner shaped pieces from printed burlap and add stick-on letters then glue on a string. A piece of cardboard stripped down and Gessoed makes a great background for a garden card.
 Add twigs and string for 3-d elements. 

 Now glue a few eggs and mommy bird to the nest. Add your banner and you have created a 
"Spring Canvas"
 I thought it needed just one more surprise element and this rusty old key was just what it needed.

Thanks for Hopping over to visit me. I'd love to read your comments about these two projects. 

Happy Spring to All
Hugs, Laurie 

I'm so happy you took a peek all the way through my post because you get a sneak peek at the prize I will be giving to one luck winner from my page of subscribers who left a comment .


Teresa McDaniels said...

Love, love, love both of your beautiful creations, I am now a new follower. And I would love to win, Much love and God Bless you..

ScrapYourWorld said...

Oh my!! What stunning projects you made. So much detail and love put into both of them. They are just wonderful. Im enjoying the hop today!!
Paula dRiver

Christys Crafty Corner said...

I am in love with your canvas!! And, the rusty lid is so cool! Thank you for sharing!

Lydia Guijt said...

Both projects are absolutely gorgeous. Love the step by step tutes. You're so talented!

Dawnette Cress said...

Laurie, I never thought about adding spices to product for smelling purposes - what a fun great idea. Love the jar AND the canvas. Both just beautiful. Thanks for sharing. ~Dawnette~

Lys Scrap said...

Two beautiful projects, which show perfectly Spring is at our door! Thanks for the step by step!

Kimmie Kay N said...

I love everything you create Laurie and these projects are o exception...they are rustic Spring heaven! Love the tip about the cinnamon and coffee mixed with the Rusty Paper and will be trying that soon. Thanks for the inspiration dear friend!

Joy Vena said...

All I can say is stunning! Thanks so much for showing a step-by-step with the second project that was really cool! The first one you are also recycling that's good too. Thank you so much for the ideas! 💗🙋🏼🌺🐦💖

Frankie Flexter said...

I absolutely adore these spring items. I love how you put together that shadow box and can't wait to copy your idea.

Michelle Wells said...

Not eligible for any prize, just wanted to tell you Laurie, these projects are GORGEOUS!

Amanda Rhodes said...

I love the birds' nests on both projects! I just became a new follower. I enjoyed hopping with you!

on a good day said...

Both of your Spring creations are gorgeous! I love that you have a birdie on the bird seed! And your canvas is so wonderful. I love the aged wood and the feathers on the frame. tfs

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Tracy Sagriff said...

Beautiful idea. They are wonderful.

Norma Gomez said...

Love them they came out awesome

Heather Thompson said...

beautiful projects!

Lisa Seal said...

Love the Bird theme. Very creative.

Lisa Seal said...

Love the Bird theme. Very creative.

Chel Marie's Creations said...

Wowzzzza love the bird themed projects ... I also love the paper rust you used... I'm going to have to try that... Following your blog is always an adventure... You've out done yourself⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Anjuli Johnson said...

Beautiful projects!! That Rusty Paper looks amazing!