Friday, July 20, 2012

Home Decor and More Blog Hop

Welcome to the Home Decor & More blog hop!

This is a 2 day event, so be sure and join us both days for even more projects! Our host is Cicily the Pink Dalmatian Scrapbooker. If you came from Becka at Creations With Becka then you're in the right spot. 
If you want to start from the beginner than head on over to our host Cicily at Pink Dalmation Scrapper and hop your way thru some amazing home decor. The Pink Dalmatian is giving away blog candy, you can see all the details on her post. Some of the other hoppers may be giving away candy to so be sure & check them out.

We all have drawers, closets & possibly rooms full of scrapbooking supplies. Those beautiful, colorful supplies don't have to be limited to our pages. We hope to inspire you to use your supplies in Home Decor projects that add that special touch to our homes.  I have come up with two different menu boards that would be a great addition to any kitchen. 

Today I'd like to share a menu board I made for my sister. Her favorite color is purple so I had to add some touches of purple to it.

The menu board itself is Kaisercraft Beyond The Page: Recipe Stand. I painted it first with multi-medium in matte by Studio. After it dried I covered it in antique linen Distress crackle paint by Tim Holtz for Ranger. For a final touch before adding my paper I sprayed it with Walnut Ink Antiquing Solution by Tsukineko, wiping immediatly with a clean, soft cloth. After it dried I Modge Podged on Fresh from The Vine paper in the What's Cooking Collection by Flair, along with the "menu" title which is a Silhouette Studio Cut File.

I added some brown pearls by Kaiser Craft to the flourishes of the menu board. The 3D flowers are a Silhouette Studio cut file that I added some rhinestones by Kaiser Craft to.

More flower cut files from Silhouette Studio and rhinestones by Kaiser Craft. The cork is a piece of sticky backed cork scrapbook paper from my stash. I glued a small purple clip to the cork board with some E6000 glue.

The butterfly was fussy cut from some Mariposas paper by Stampington & Company. I glued only the body down so that the wings would fold upto give it a more 3D look..

Thanks for stopping & looking at my Home Decor project, be sure & stop again tomorrow for my second Decor item.

Now before you head off, I do have some blog candy to give away:

To be entered to win this unfinished wood clock to make your home decor project with you will need to do the following:

1. Be a follower of my blog

2. Comment on both days of the hop

Good Luck!!!!!

We love comments & you should too, they get you entries into the blog candy giveaways! 

Now head on over to Tammy at The Purple Muse

In case you get detoured along the way, here's the blog lineup:
Cicily Lesher
Robin Scott
Melissa Pinter
Jessi -
Shannon -
Ashley -
Maria Matter -
Shawnee -
liz mullen-


Mom said...

One word for this "Beautiful". I love the colors and the embellishments. Excellent Job !!

jennyplace2 said...

Just stunning, your sister is going to love you even more! TFS and for the chance to win the blog candy.

Karons Krafty Korner said...

I absolutely love this project - its stunning. Thanks for the chance to win the clock. I'm already a follower of yours. Can't wait to see tomorrows. TFS

the purple muse said...

Gorgeous! I didn't see those at their booth. Although, they had sooo much wonderful things and I was focused on paper/cardstock. Thanks for showing this. I'm going to check their catalog right now:-)

~Tammy S

Kim H said...

Esther ~ Oh my this is just GORGEOUS! What a CLEVER idea to use this for a menue board! LOVE the butterfly and the hint of purple! See this is how I LOVE purple ~ subtle touches! Your sister will LOVE it!

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Love this Menu Board and what a Lucky sister! Amazing colors.. I am already a follower and boy this hop is amazing! Glad I was part of a hop with you... Hope we do this again and can npt wait to see mor of your talant tomorrow! TFS

Pat said...

Wow, you just helped me with the wedding reception plans I have for my son next month (who opened their big moputh and offered to host the reception?-I did!) instead of printing out a bunch of tiny menu cars, how easy and classy to post it for all the guests to see-very doable, thanks!!

Liz Mullen said...

really nice Esther. Your sister is very luck:) TFS

silvia said...

Gorgeous menu board!!

chillin with Quillin said...

gorgeous ,love the design and colors, beautiful butterfly!!I'm sure your sis will love it!!!

Marianne said...

Love the colors you used on this menu board. And the butterfly on the corner. i love butterflies and add one to each card i make! Thanks for being a part of the blog hop and sharing your projects. i am a follower


CathyK said...

I LOVE MY MENU BOARD!!!!!! It is beautiful and perfect in my kitchen window!!!!!

Lissa Marie said...

This one is awesome too! Love it!

jessica said...

I love this Esther!! What gorgeous colors and love the butterfly!!

Auntie Em said...

Your menu board for your sister is so pretty! I love the flowers and butterfly trim. A lovely gift!
Thank you for sharing! :)

Jessi said...

very pretty

Anonymous said...

I love your menu board. This would be perfect for my sister.
dmcardmaker (at aol dot com)
(email follower)

Cassy Anderson said...

What a brilliant idea on the menu board Esther! Keep sharing your lovely decors.

Pink Dalmatians said...

This is beautiful Esther. I do the same thing, make beautiful projects for others & want one myself! I'm sure she loved it! Now go make one for you!

Maria Matter said...

another great idea Esther, love the colors here, beautiful!!

Robin said...

What a great idea. TFS


Lisa said...

Wow, this is so elegant and gorgeous!! The design is stunning and the embellishments you used are fabulous!! Your sister will LOVE this :)

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Maria said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!! TFS

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JustYolie said...

Beautiful details!!!