15 August 2016

Rose Blossom Blog Hop: (Rustic) Home Together Is Our Favorite Place


Hi All! Welcome to the mid-August Rose Blossom Blog Hop featuring Close To My Heart's new Uptown and Rustic Home Fundamentals collections.  If you've just hopped over from Shelly Nemitz' wonderful blog, Just One Pretty Piece, you're in the right place. If you're just starting here, there will be a list of participants at the end of the post.

So this month, Close To My Heart is running a Buy 3 Get 1 free special on the new Fundamentals papers. So if you buy Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamentals papers, you get your choice of Uptown or Rustic Home Fundamentals for free. So we thought we would give you some ideas for how to use your fabulous freebies. Let's take a look:


Since this little home decor grouping is a actually three projects that I designed to work together, I'm going to spread them out over three different days. So today I'm showcasing the focal piece:


For this project, I took 3 different sized wooden frames that I found in the clearance section at one of my big box stores and up-cycled them using craft paint and papers from the Rustic Home Fundamentals collection. (I couldn't photograph the sides and back of the frames very well, but I used a woodgrain chevron patterned paper to cover them all.) I used papers from the Memo Fundamentals collection to cover the inside of the frames and then added strips of Rose Gold Foil Tape to the edges for a fun, funky look. Finally, I added different elements to each.

In the above frame, I created a focal point by adding a wooden $1 frame that I got at my local craft store, which I had covered with paper from the Memo Fundamentals collection. I added a piece of the woodgrain Kraft Cardstock from the Rustic Home collection to the middle of the frame and then popped a piece of Sea Glass glitter paper in the middle using foam tape. I then added Rose Gold Foil tape to the front and sides of the frame so that it coordinated with the outside frame. I added a 2-inch Flip Flap to the Sea Glass piece (also with foam tape) and then slid a piece of Kraft Cardstock in the Flip Flap to make it a little sturdier. When it was finished, I popped it up from the back of the larger frame with layers of chipboard.

Once the focal point was done, I began embellishing the rest of the frame using Sea Glass glitter paper and elements from the All Together Complements pack. I attached the Love and Together sentiments to the base with hinges made from Kraft Cardstock. I added some vellum pieces and stickers to the Together piece using glue dots and mini staples. I also added a little shimmer pen to the center of the flowers. 

The top embellishment is made from strips cut from the copper foiled vellum paper in the Rustic Home pack along with Sea Glass glitter paper. I added the So Very Happy sticker, the vellum heart, and the copper ampersand (all from the All Together pack) to the strips of paper with my mini stapler. I then looped strands of jute from the Rustic Home ribbon pack behind the embellishment and added it to the outer frame with Liquid Glass. 

Here are some close-ups of the embellishments:


And here is a close up of the side of the inner frame. You can see the Rose Gold Foil Tape on both the front and the edges of the frame.


 And here's a look at the whole piece once again:


The family picture is a selfie taken at Chateau Chenonceau in the Loire Valley of France this summer. That was the vacation where we realized that we really do prefer to be together as a family rather than hanging out separately. Even the kids commented on it!

Hope you enjoyed this little piece. Tune in on Wednesday and Thursday to see the other two frames. In the meantime, though, hop on over and see what the amazingly talented Morgan Vogt has for your inspiration at Tweetscraps.

And here's a list of the participants as promised:

Kim {thats ME!}

Have a wonderfully creative day!





14 comments:

  1. You know what I love about this post? That this was created out of the love that you all have for being together. What an awesome project, Kim. I have studied the details carefully, and each time I opened the photo again, I found something new that I liked. You have a gift for putting things together and designing in a way that's pleasing to the eye.

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    1. Thanks friend! You know I never really liked the whole "together is our favorite place" thing--it always sounded so cheesy. Then this summer we had a period during our trip where the kids hung out with their friends and we hung out with the parents. And we realized that we really preferred to be together--especially on vacations. So I decided it wasn't such a cheesy saying after all! ;-)

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  2. Love this! Such a spectacular way to display a family selfie. I can't wait to come back and see the other pieces.

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    1. Thanks, Shelly! Hope you like the other pieces as well!

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  3. Words cannot describe how much I am in love with this project. It's simply amazing!

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    1. Thanks, Cathy! I'm so glad you like it!

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  4. Kim Hill....this is just amazing. You are such a talented artist. The use of the Rustic Home paper along with all the little details and complements was just perfect for your project. A gorgeous piece of Home Décor!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Mary! It was a whole lot of fun to make!

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  5. There are no words for how awesome this piece is (all three pieces from what I can see) - as always, you rock my crafting world. :)

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    1. I'm so glad you like it Morgan! Thanks for the love! :D

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    2. Beautiful, dimensional, and inspiring! Really appreciate how you used just the right amount of glitter and shimmer to compliment the project. I think it takes some serious talent to layer all the elements without taking away from the photo and subject matter. Bravo Hill. Bravo.

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  6. This is a heartfelt project! What a beautiful way to highlight your photo and your special family time. I love every detail and there are so many! Not only is coloring your thing, so is creating gorgeous home decor pieces.

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