Thursday, October 5, 2017

Handyman's Holiday Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us on the Handyman’s Holiday Hop. Make the rounds and be inspired. The next stop is Roni Johnson--Ink Stains. Anytime you get lost a list of blogs is on D’s Paper Studio.


Now here is my paintbrush, well actually two of them.  I had so much fun creating that I couldn't stop.




I started by purchasing my paintbrushes at the Dollar Tree and since they came in a package of two I figured why not give them both a try.  I used a mixture that I made thanks to Pinterest and applied that to both brushes.

Once dry I dabbed white paint on top and while the paint was still wet I added some glitter on top.  While the brushes were drying I started working on my flowers.  I used my spellbinder dies to cut out the flowers from silver paper from DCWV Holiday Glitz paper collection.  I also punched out some snowflakes with the same paper.  I used Tim Holtz Thinlits flowers (661808) to cut out the little vines.



Now that the brush is dry it is time to start adding all the fun embellishments.  I used a piece of scrap netting to layer over the top of the brush and then using blue paper from the DCWV Holiday Glitz paper collection I cut out a big blue snowflake, put the flower on top, added the sprigs and other flowers and snowflakes.  Finishing touches were to add some pearls along the bottom and sequins, finishing with a bow and hanging ribbon.  

I hope you have learned something new and will try creating your own paintbrush.  Don't forget to leave a comment so you can be entered into the drawing.

Our “Be Inspired Giftaway” is featured at D’s Paper Studio. Check out Debby’s blog for details. Four winners will be chosen from comments on all the blog posts in the Handyman’s Holiday Hop.

Thanks to our generous sponsors:
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I will be giving one person the small paintbrush as a giveaway. So when you leave a comment for a chance at one of the big giveaways comment to let me know if you would like to enter mine as well.
Now onto  Roni Johnson--Ink Stains blog and continue getting more inspiration. 



24 comments:

Debby Lewis said...

Colleen, this is truly a Winter Wonderland! There is not a piece I do not love. The blues and white..one of my favorites. The lace trailing. Wow! I'm in love. Thank you, Colleen.

TracyM #6773 said...

Beautiful altered brushes Colleen!
LOVE your delicate touch with the netting and die cuts, the white with the light blue is so pretty too!
Thank You for sharing and inspiring :)
TracyM #6773 from Australia

Bev Code said...

OMG that is so elegant. love the wintery shades and the cool accents

Ink Stained Roni said...

What lovely winter themed paint brushes! Blue is my favorite color so these are especially pleasing but that paired with all of the lovely details - just amazing! Love them both :) TFS!

Carol said...

Stunning! I love all of your altered projects, Colleen. And I love snow, so this is a win win for me! LOL

Shari said...

GORGEOUS Colleen!!

Tracy F. said...

Wow Colleen! Love your brushes, they are gorgeous! So many pretty details!

Rebecca said...

Those colors and flowers are gorgeous. I’d love to enter to win yours.

Connie Mercer said...

Loving the snowflakes. Beautifully added in just the right places. Work of ART!!!

Jean said...

Oh - this is just lovely. So many lovely elements and those colors are perfect! Love the netting!

The Gov. said...

Wow! Beautiful winter brushes ... love everything about them!

cardsister said...

So BEAUTIFUL! Love the lace and flowers! It looks so special, as if it were made for a really special event! I love it! You are very talented!

Dria said...

My goodness! This turned out so pretty!

BethW said...

Absolutely mind blowing gorgeous. The pearls on the bottom of the brush-the perfect touch. Would have never crossed my mind. Thank you for the great tutorial so I can attempt some of your techniques.

Carol said...

Stunning! I love all of your altered projects, Colleen. And I love snow, so this is a win win for me! LOL

Amy Martin said...

Beautiful. I love those colors for Christmas. Wonderful job!

Shelly K. Hein-Simmons said...

Colleen - just gorgeous! Love your winters colors & the touches of sparkle

Valerija said...

A really wonderful project. I just love everything about it!

Valerija said...

I would like to enter your giveaway as well.

Tami Spencer said...

Beautifully done! Love your choice of colors.

Pammejo said...

Gorgeous brush!

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

You made a romantic paintbrush!!! So gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration!

LisaM said...

Your paint brushes are so pretty Colleen!

Debby Lewis said...

To say you overwhelmed me with your creativity with the paintbrushes is an understatement. Thank you for participating in the blog hop, giving input, and working hard throughout. You are fantastic.