Sunday, December 23, 2012

Russsian Nesting Dolls and an Announcement

Here's the Scoop!!!
Leandra with Paper Artsy has decided to have a whole year of Guest Designers...each taking a 4 month stretch with a certain week of the month to design for them.
And she asked me to be one of the Designers!!!! YAY!!!
I have LOVED PA stamps FOREVER....I remember the first time I saw a whole rack of them up by Chicago years ago. They were there hidden for a special sale in the back.
Anyhow, I just received a huge box of goodies from Mr. Paper Artsy...stamps, paints, papers, tags, and so on and so forth. I AM THRILLED!
My oldest granddaughter, Britta, the budding Artist, LOVES the Russian Nesting Dolls.
She collects them.
So when I saw these gorgeous stamps from Paper Artsy's Lynne Perrella collection, I KNEW exactly what needed to be done with them.
They are stamped on the Metal Card (this stuff is so cool) with Staz-On ink and cut out.
Then I used a metal tool to edge and add trim around the middle sections. (You can see it better in this photo.)
They're layered onto black chipboard, punched a hole and added an eyelet, and tied a piece of gorgeous ribbon in them.
I tied gold cord to string them onto the tree.
Fun, easy, and they are so pretty, they need nothing else. IMHO!
You MUST go and watch Leandra's fabulous Video Tutorials here. I learned soooooo much from them. Brilliant work.
So look for me the 3rd week of the January, February, March and April on the blog here.
You never know what all of us will come up with!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Anonymous said...

Fabulous ornaments! Congrats, too.

Karen G said...

What a lovely stamp.....I love what you've done with it. Thanks so much for sharing.

Kathie said...

I love them!!!! Beautiful job!

Helen said...

Congratulations - you will love the paints!!! I can't wait to see what other fabulous projects you have lined up, this is just gorgeous!! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Helen xx

Tracey-B said...

Looking forward to this, I love your crafting and PaperArtsy stamps! x

Anonymous said...

Very exciting!! Love these tree decorations.

Leandra Franich said...

Lovely to have you as a guest designer Linda. And I adore those nested dolls!! They look superb on the metal. Have a great Christmas.

Sharon Y said...

Congrats Linda! How exciting! Love the nested dolls. Merry Christmas.

Wanda H said...

Woohoo!!!!!!!!!! Huge Congrats, Linda!!!!!!!! Your ornaments are great!!!

Anita Houston said...

Congrats! These are too the stamped image! Merry Christmas to you!

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Lynn Stevens said...

Linda, Congrats on your Guest DT spot. The little nesting dolls are darling! Looking forward to seeing more.
Off to see the video.
Have a Wonderful 2013!

Kate said...

These are gorgeous! I love how you did this with metal!

lindsey said...

Really, really nice! Way to go.

Miranda said...

These are so amazing and adorable! They look super sweet! I have tried to make them with a slightly different decorations. I added some colors and I've put fake amber necklaces . They looked super cool! And everybody loved them! Thank You for the idea!