Friday, 7 November 2014

Pennant Trio {with Hot Picks Xmas Stamps} By Gillian Simson

Hello everyone, Gillian here. Hope you are all enjoying the wonderful inspiration here on the blog so far this month. I'm delighted to be making another appearance this side of the blog, with a quick fun project. For tonight's project I'm using the new Hot Picks Xmas designs which I adore for their non traditional xmas look ..... (Yes I know Bah Humbug)!

I started out by painting 3 MDF Pennants with Slate, then applied a layer of Crackle Glaze and finally a top layer of Chalk.

What I love about Crackle Glaze is how each piece turns out differently depending on how you apply your layers {I used a Palette Knife and a Paintbrush}.

I stamped the block "Reindeer Names" image from HPXmas05 onto two of the Pennants using Archival Ink Jet Black.

 I then stamped the middle Pennant with a further image from HPXmas05 using Archival Ink Watering Can. Next I used images from EDY03 which I painted with Cherry Red and Turquoise.


Finally to finish off I applied Slate to the edges and some Baker's Twine. What to do as I had two different size Pennants left .... waste not want not right! Here's a mini version of the above using the same supplies.

That's it from me for another night, I hope you are able to try this project out for yourself. You could easily use cardstock to create the Pennants, so what are you waiting on:) Don't forget to link up to the November challenge to be in with a chance of winning a £50 voucher to spend online. Until next time.


A huge thanks to Gillian from all at PaperArtsy. These are gorgeous, the crackling is just so yummy. The colour scheme is bold and makes a great change from traditional festive colours. 

We would love you to join in with our monthly challenge. If you are inspired by any of this month's guests who have blogged between Nov 1st 2014 and Nov 30th 2014 then join in and link up your creativity HERE. You will go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. You need to add your link by 19:00 (London time) Nov 30th 2014


massofhair said...

Loving the pennants, they are amazing and a great idea for something different for decorating anywhere :-) x

Helen said...

fantastic cracking!! great pennants and good to see you getting painty again!

Julie Lee said...

Lovely idea for a non- traditional Christmas decoration. I love the Crackle effect on a pennant. xxx

PaperArtsy said...

Woooohooooo. There's gillibobs! Nice job!

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous!!! x

Hazel Agnew said...

Great idea Gillian and refreshingly different. Xx

Craftyfield said...

Lovely work, you should come on this side more often Gillian!

craftimamma said...

Fab pennants Gillian and love the none traditional colours.

Lesley Xx

Cocofolies said...

Gorgeous pennants for Christmas, love your ideas here Gillian that's very beautiful!! Coco xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, Gillian, it really made me want those new stamps! Hope you are keeping well,

Lucy x

Art By Wanda said...

These are wonderful, Gillian!!!

Kirsten said...

I love these! The baubles look so good against the crackle background.

PaperArtsy said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments everyone.

Gillian x

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow really loving this grungy style bunting with Darcy's stamps. This would look gorgeous in my craft room for Christmas. Happy Creating :-) Kezzy xxx

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