Thursday, October 31, 2013

Angela Holt Designs Blog Hop Part DEAUX

Welcome to the second half of the blog hop! First let me welcome all my wonderful new followers! I'm so glad to have you aboard, I can be a bit crazy at times but I hope you'll get a chuckle when I am!

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Deb Ochs-LaGrone (that's me!)

So on with the hop!

Yesterday I featured a Graphics 45 project. Today I want to introduce you to Angela Holt's Shabby Chic Kits. Along with her regular store items, Angela has a subscription service where you can buy a kit jam packed with items to make shabby chic projects. It usually contains lace, multiple flowers, ribbon, bling and lots of filler goodies. It's a fantastic bargain and you can check out more about it by clicking on the picture below.
This month there were some fabulous flowers, fancy trims, beads, ribbons, bling, and lovely laces. I couldn't wait to get started with them! I made two projects so far which I will share with you next but I have SO MUCH LEFT!!! I think I can do at least 4 more projects, probably more. I'm not kidding when I say it's a great deal! So My first project was simple, an altered candle.

I used a piece of my own ivory stretch lace that was 7" wide to cover the glass pillar candle holder.  Then I encircled the top with this gorgeous black dangle trim out of Angela's kit. I adore the crystal dangles hanging down! Next I glued on a black lace flower base, also from Angela's kit. I took a small frame I found for a dollar at Micheal's, removed the back painted it in white gesso, dabbed gold paint on and then sprayed it with Lindy's Stamp Gang Glitz Spritz in Cactus Gold. I found a picture I liked and printed it to fit the frame, then I attached it so it partially covered the black base flower. The flowers you see were all the creamy color you see on the left. I sprayed one with Tattered Angels Black Magic, and one with Tattered Angels Tuscan Sun and then topped it with the Lindy's Cactus Gold. I made a little black bow, inserted some extra pearl sprigs and that was it! Project complete out of her fun Shabby Chic Kit!



The second project I made using her kit included some beautiful Petaloo flowers she added to the kit, some of her bling (the eye), and the bead trim around the tail (still have a long section of that left). I entered a challenge to create a mask for a private FB group I belong to. I thought and thought...I love peacocks so I thought I'd give it a try to transform a peacock into a mask. Here's my creation...


I love how it turned out and it's gonna look great hanging in my new bedroom in Florida!

So that concludes my second portion of the Angela Holt Design Team Blog Hop. Oh wait! I have a drawing for you! Ok here's the rules:

1. Leave a loving comment on each designers hop page (that means 12 comments 6 for today and 6 for Thursday's edition)
2. Enter your info in the linky tool at the bottom of this post.

So what will you win? How about a $20 Amazon gift card so you can buy what ever you need!

Good luck and enjoy the rest of the hop! After you enter your info hop on to Nicky's place.

Love ya,
~Deb~


27 comments:

  1. WOWZER... Deb your projects ROCK girl!!!! Totally awesome!!! Love them both :)
    ~Rhonda

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  2. totally awesome!!! love both the projects!!
    I was not able to comment on Stephanie's 1st post as whenever I click on the Post Comment button, it was going to Rhonda's blog..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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    1. Berina we are aware of the glitch but thanks for trying and letting me know you did! Good luck in the drawing and thanks for hopping!!!

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  3. Love your projects!! Each is so unique and beautiful! TFS and for the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks so much Stephenie! Glad to have you hopping with us :)

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  4. O Deb there both amazing the mask is stunning the candle is beautiful love n hugs you DT sister. :)

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  5. What amazing projects Deb, they both have a touch of class to them. You really do amazing things when something gets into your hands. Wonderful. Hugs, Jen x
    Krafty Keepsakes

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    1. Thanks Jen! You're always so encouraging, big hugs!

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  6. OH WOW Debs ... another STUNNING creation! You are SO clever! WOW!
    Thanks once again for inspiration!
    Darlene
    DAR'S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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    1. Thanks Darlene! So glad you hopped with us...such fun projects from everyone!

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  7. Just finished the hop and what an inspirational hop it was, I loved looking at everything that everyone had created. It was all absolutely stunning. The shabby chic kits look wonderful. Thank you to everyone for creating such wonderful works of art. Hugs, Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

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    1. Aww Jen, so glad you enjoyed it. Good luck in the drawing!

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  8. Love both your projects,Deb !! But I absolutely adore the peacock mask, really a unique creation !!

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    1. Thanks Suman! I LOVED making the peacock, it was quite a challenge for me.

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  9. Oh wow, another fabulous project, especially adore the mask x

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    1. Thanks so much Jane! Thanks for hopping with us too :)

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  10. I luf the pillar candle holder.. Thanks for the inspiration.. I have little space and this type of holder is perfect for my Christmas "decor". I adore your peacock! ........Shirley Major

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    1. Thanks Shirely! I adore our group :) big hug

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  11. WOW! Stunning creations Deb. Peacock looks so beautiful, can't take my eyes off it.

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    1. Thanks UTs! It was a fun challenging project.

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  12. Both fabulous and inspirational projects. I love peacocks too and your mask looks simply gorgeous x

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    1. Thanks Andree! Glad you enjoyed my projects for the hop :)

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  13. The detail lace on the candle is amazing. Im awestruck by the peacock just lovely.

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  14. You have made some fab projects ... And the peacock is stunning xx Tina xxx

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  15. Love everything! The peacock mask is so stunning !

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