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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Peace & Joy to You This Season!

We wish for Peace and Joy to you this holiday season!

Today we have a bit of Joy to share when you see Designer Linda Albrecht's beautiful holiday project she's created!

Linda has taken was was a wood block, some paper and embellishments, GlueArts Adhesives (of course!) and infused it with such beauty....we're speechless! Truly!

Take a peek yourself and see if you don't agree...
"Peace & Joy" Angel
GlueArts Designer: Linda Albrecht


Supplies:

Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac Adhesive
Glue Arts 6" Adhesive Lines from "Crop & Glue" set
Glue Arts 1/2" Adhesive Squares




Maya Road Chipboard- People Coaster Album- Girl, Snowflakes Set
BasicGrey patterned papers- Picadilly Collection
Melissa Frances Resin Star and Rhinestones

Other: 
Snowflake brads, 6"x4"x2" wood block, silver pipe cleaners, silver wire,silver glitter, Mica Flakes, seam binding ribbon, button, acrylic paints, Acrylic stamps(snowflake and seasonal greeting), Brown ink pad, Cream cotton lace, small wood knob

Instructions:
1. Paint wood block white and distress edges with sandpaper and brown ink pad.
2. Adhere patterned papers to front surface of wood block and to the chipboard girl piece. Distress edges with brown ink pad.


 3. Apply Glue Arts Adhesive Line near the bottom of the dress, rub in place then remove the protective plastic strip.
4. Apply fine silver glitter to the Adhesive Line and press into it with your finger. Shake off excess glitter.
 5. Wrap silver wire around the girls head to resemble a halo. Paint chipboard snowflakes white, allow to dry then apply Mica Flakes. Adhere the chipboard snowflakes to the backside of the girl to make angel wings.
 6. Stamp wood block at the top right corner with seasonal greeting. Adhere the angel with wings to the block and use a 1/2" Adhesive Square to the backside of a metal snowflake brad and add to the halo.
 7. Cut strips of cotton lace, embroider a running stitch along the top of the lace then adhere to the bottom of the skirt. Make a wreath with silver pipe cleaners and adhere resin star and snowflake brad. Adhere 2 small green leaves to the wreath.


 8. Apply seam binding to the outside circumference of the wood block and tie a bow on the side. Adhere a button and rhinestone to the bow's knot using hot glue. 
9. Adhere a wood knob to the top center of the block with hot glue and add a rhinestone to the center top.



Beautiful right? Amazing how a simple piece of wood can be turned into something so incredible.

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47 comments:

  1. wow..what an cool project! Beautiful home decor piece.

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  2. What a beautiful project - love the snowflake wings!

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  3. What a beautiful project! I LOVE her snowflake headband!

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  4. wow this is so neat...love it...

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  5. This Angel Block is so elegant & beautiful! And the insructions r so clear & actually make it seem like I could do this! Also, how clever & unique 2 use snowflakes 4 wings~so simple yet adds the perfect creative touch! I'm luving all the inspiration this week~it's set me n the right direction 4 Homemade Christmas gifts 4 family & friends! Following via GFC & on FB! Thanx~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I love the addition of the glitter! So cute.

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  7. Today's tutorial is perfect, so precise and clear! I can't wait to try this, I would like to make a couple and use them in the center of the baskets of home made yummies I hand out! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. simply gorgeous...thanks so much for sharing...really inspiring!

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  9. Love this fabulous project! Thanks for always rockin out inspiration!

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  10. Simply stunning... Really great work!

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  11. I think this is adorable! Beautiful!

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  12. Using snowflakes as wings is just brilliant!

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  13. Gorgeous.....Glue Girls never seize to AMAZE me!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. So pretty! Ive had my wood blocks sitting here for a while now, makes me want to bust them out and create!
    kacee

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  15. That is so sweet. I want to copy it :)

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  16. oooo, snowflake wings! great idea :)

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  17. OHHHHH! That angel is SOOOOOOO GORGEOUS:) LOVE! As for what brings me peace and joy-- my glue glider and paper trimmer!

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  18. THANKS For sharing I LOVE to use my glue glidder and I alos LOVE glitter!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  19. Oh so cute! I love my Glue Glider, it is my favorite adhesive and that is all I use! Awesome gue and awesome project!
    Teresa
    rdrepublican@windstream.net

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  20. This is beautiful! I never would have thought to use snow flakes as wings.

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  21. Infused with beauty for sure! Beautiful project!

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  22. Hard to believe this started out as a wood block!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  23. Oh wow! This is so awesome! I love it! TFS CallyAnn
    I want it!!!

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  24. Linda is so talented. What a pretty project.

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  25. This is amazing Linda, great job!!

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  26. Beautiful, love the snowflake wings!

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  27. Very sweet angel! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  28. This is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. What a gorgeous project and so easy with your tutorial :) Thanks for the great idea!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  30. The glitter looks so cute as an accent.

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  31. what an awesome project. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Julie G

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  32. I love my Glue Glider. Could not scrap anything without it. Thanks for always flooding my world with inspiration. You Rock !!

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  33. Beautiful card and love these soft pastel colors. Thanks for sharing how you work on these creative projects.

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  34. amazing what can become of a piece of wood!! Love it, thanks for sharing.

    Carmen L

    cal8007 at aol dot com

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  35. This is so cute. I love the papers and the whole feel to it.

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  36. Wow thanks for this great tutorial!! Love the project! TFS! Hugs.. Maggy :)

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  37. Stunning! I love everything about this! Great tutorial.

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  38. Beautiful home decor angel. Very darlingly cute!

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