December 3, 2011

Helmar Holiday Hop

If you are looking for the PSA Essential/Cottage Cutz Holiday Hop, please visit this post. Thanks.

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.

Everybody knows a turkey
And some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight.


It’s that time of year where we all start thinking of the holidays so what better way to get your Holiday spirit going than a great Helmar Holiday Hop? Filled with so much Holiday cheer and some amazing projects featuring all the different Helmar Adhesives.

Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on the Helmar Holiday Hop. If you have been following along, you should have hopped here from Martha’s blog (I adore Miss Martha). If not, you just have to stop at the Helmar Blog and start from the beginning. There are goodies along the way and we don’t want you to miss a thing.

Today I'm sharing with you a Christmas project that I created using Helmar Gemstone Glue and Helmar V2 Vellum Spray. Both of these adhesives are perfect to use for glitter and today, my project shows you how to layer your glitters to create a FANTASTIC look.

To start off with, I painted the wooden stocking with Gesso for a primer. Then I applied Gemstone Glue with a foam brush to the boot part of the stocking. I sprinkle on red Glitter and when that was dry, I did the same thing to the top trim but used Green Glitter.

After the piece was COMPLETELY dry, I took my V2 Vellum Spray and a great mask from Crafters Workshop. I firmly pressed the mask onto the stocking, sprayed with V2, then removed the mask. I finished off the stocking with Silver glitter and a few wonderful embellishments. Here are a few photos for ya to swoon over...


 Here is a close up so you can really see how amazing the Gemstone Glue and V2 Vellum Spray work together to create this layered glitter piece.


To decorate the stocking I used some great metal pieces from FabScraps. I cut the petals of the metal flower and bent them up to give more dimension.


And the tag is from Elle's Studio. I used the same Crafters Workshop mask on it to creat a fluid piece. I'm just smitten with this one!!!



Now wasn't that a TRIP!!??!! Thank you so much for stopping by today. Make sure you leave a comment on every blog along the hop. There are a few prizes out there and I'm offering up a Christmas goodie basket to one lucky commenter. Now head on back to the Helmar Blog to leave your final comment.


Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.

Everybody knows a turkey
And some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight.

They know that Santa's on his way
He's loaded lots of toys
And goodies on his sleigh
And every mother's child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer
Really know how to fly.

And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said
Many times, many ways
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas to you.
Thanks again 
Until next time
Toodles

69 comments:

  1. wow such a cute stocking! I love the colors and the gems are beautiful!

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  2. That is a trip! :) Such great use of those adhesives to make one darling stocking!

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  3. Wow Erika this is a truly blinging stocking. TFS your technique.
    Debbie

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  4. Erika your ornament is fabulous! Amazing amount of sparkle happening!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer

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  5. Love your stocking and all of it's glittery glory E! Stunning!

    Hugs,
    True :D

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  6. What a super cute stocking! Love the pattern on the stocking! I could so see adding these to the top of presents! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Your Stocking is Stunning, fabulous job!!!

    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  8. I love it, so sparkly! Your projects are always beautiful, so many fabulous details.

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  9. WHAT A FABULOUS HOP!!! I am truly inspired, educated and IN LOVE with these projects and the Helmar products used. I am off to shop now ... then craft ...

    Darn, hubby is up and wants breakfast ... such an interference with my crafting time!! LIFE!

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  10. Totally in love with your stocking! Reminds me of elves :) Shannon_Corbin@live.com

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  11. Love your glamorous stocking.

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  12. SO pretty!! Love all the details.

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  13. You are amazing! I love how you just think of these things-The details are wonderful and so creative.
    Thanks for sharing sweetie

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  14. Ohhhh totally swoon-worthy. LOVE how you did that stocking!

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  15. great project & wow can you say glitter... it's the perfect time of year to get sparkly

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  16. Love this! and yet another great use for vellum spray.

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  17. Wow!! This is awesome!! You did a great job with all the elements.
    TFS!
    ;)

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  18. Great project! Love the layered glitter to create the pattern. TFS!

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  19. What a great stocking! It is so beautiful!! Thanks for letting me join in your holiday hop!! You rock!!

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  20. That stocking is FILLED with creativity! So many lovely embellishments and the sparkle really gives it the WOW factor. LOVE IT!

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  21. What a gorgeous stocking!!! It is awe inspiring!

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  22. you rocked it that is for sure~Beautiful. Thanks for your kind words:):):)

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  23. Cute poem and love the glittered accents you made. Thanks for sharing. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  24. Thanks for the idea on how to use this product! Love it!

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  25. Wowzers!! This stocking and tag are too cool. I've gotta try to find some time to stop back and finish this hop too......

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  26. Erika - I haven't stopped by in a while (sorry - kids have been keeping me busy) and I love the new look to your blog. Your stocking is adorable - the continuity between the tag and the stocking looks terrific! Thanks, as always, for the inspiration!

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  27. wow finally made it :D That is the most adorable stocking! love all the bling! xxx

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  28. its looks great, wonderful idea :)

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  29. This is incredible...I have to try this technique! Thank you my friend for schooling me on Helmar...it has been the best adhesive for my style of projects! Can't wait to see you at CHA...birthday time!

    Hugs:)

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  30. Love this stocking! Gorgeous!..:)

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  31. great idea for layered glitter! pretty

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  32. Beautiful project thanks Erika, love glitter for Christmas.

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  33. Cutest elf stocking I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Now that's got some va va va voom to it! Great job. Thanks for the inspiration. Loved the blog hop.

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  35. i love it!!! this is now on my list...will lookk great on my tree..thanks...

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  36. Such a cute stocking!!!! Love the details!!!

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  37. That stocking is just too cute!

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  38. Great stocking. I love the glitter.

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  39. Wow -- what a dazzling Christmas stocking! I really like the way you were able to use different colours of glitter and to get the layered effects. Love the tag and that metal piece too!

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  40. What a great ornament! Love the shine and sparkle!

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  41. Love all the glitter...have to get some of that spray! Thanks for sharing :)

    Shari
    slaw.3@hotmail.com

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  42. Wonderful Erika.. I love this stocking.. you have showed me some amazing things to do with the vellum spray.. woo hoo.. and a personal thanks for making this hop go so well.. You ROCK!!

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  43. That is just clever. Love that you used the spray adhesive with a template.

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  44. Great last project. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  45. I am crazy about shoes, and always say "I am part crow, if it glitters I'm interested" so of course your project holds terrific appeal for me!! Thanks for sharing.

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  46. This is just too cute! I'm loving it!
    Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  47. Yes your stocking was a trip and a good trip at that! Love the 'print' that you created and as much as I am glitterphobic I may just have to make one of these! Maybe I can find a way to seal it to keep the glitter from coming off and onto me!
    scrapthis @ aol dot com

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  48. I hope Santa fills your stocking to the brim its awesome!

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  49. Great idea for layering glitter...glitter can be so tricky but you tamed it! Love how your project turned out! Also liked seeing the words to a favorite song :D
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  50. omgosh, what a great stocking! i love all the glitter and bling!! Thanks for putting together such an amazing hop. Helmar surely has a talented bunch and I love how everyone has something so amazing and different to offer.

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  51. What a genius idea to use the mask with glitter! Love it!

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  52. I'm amazed that you were able to get such a detailed stencil effect with the glitter - bravo!

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  53. Loveeeeeeee this!! LOVING all the glitter! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  54. This is delightful! So shimmery and festive. :)

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