Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sparkle N Sprinkle “It’s a Cultural Thing” Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle “It’s a Cultural Thing” Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Shona’s blog then you are in the right spot. If you happened by , you can start back at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog to get all the details on prizes that will be given away .

For this blog hop I choose to use stamps from the Brocade Backgrounds Set and tie in other items that represent my family’s cultural heritage.

Here are two altered French Journals using book pages, ephemera, ribbons and buttons. The stamped images add texture with SNS flocking.

Click HERE for directions on how these were made.

My husbands’ mother was from Germany, she arrived in the United States in the 1960’s. Though we never had the opportunity to meet, Bob often says she had quite the crafty side and he thought we would get along famously. I had her in mind when I made this Altered Wood Block Art with German text.

Click HERE for directions

Thanks for stopping by, this was a fun theme and I’m sure you will want to hop on over to Barbara’s blog next to see her creations. Don’t forget to leave comments at each stop to become eligible for prizes.

Angie

47 comments:

Blessings from Cindy said...

As always, Angie, I love your creations. You put so much meaning into each one. I'm gonna start back at the Sparkle & Sprinkle & see what I need to do to enter...
Blessings,
Cindy

Dorthe said...

Angie, I love your journals ,and the beautiful ribbons you used-also the so feminine and pretty wood block, I will go have a look, dear.
xo,Dorthe

Donna Ellis said...

Angie, your products are gorgeous! Love how you tied the brocade images, embossing powder and flocking in with the flavor of decades past and present. Beautiful! I also peeked at your wrist bands in the SNS gallery! What a wonderful use of textures, colors and elements keeping with the theme, and which is wearable art! Thanks for making these perfect items for the hop!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Really interesting journals. Love how they look old world. That ribbon is luscious! As I mostly do cards, I think these would be great ones.

creativearts said...

Angie, your creations are amazing! You really put love into these when you created them.

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Great altered pieces:) Love the story behind them...that just adds to the creations!

Barbara Bruder said...

Angie, your journals are gorgeous!!!Love the way you used the brocade backgrounds. The altered wood block turned out fabulous also. As always your pieces are GREAT!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the wood block!
WOW!!
Kim S
Kasot@aol.com

Shona Erlenborn said...

Angie, such unique creativity - it is going to be real fun to have you on board at SNS. Love all your projects!

Linda said...

Angie WOW right up my ally. I love the brocade/dasmask flocking great background. The block is unique.

Karin said...

I love the crafty-ness of your projects today! The are so unique to who you are and your family history...So impressive! Love the altered piece of wood art especially, so creative and speaks to my German heritage as well as my love of reading!

Anonymous said...

It's going to be so much fun each month to see how creatively you use the SNS products!!! So elegant with the flocking and the brocade and a lovely story to go with it! Brenda

April said...

Angie, your creations are beautiful! I love the story about each one. You did a great job! I love the ribbons.

Charlene said...

Beautiful! Your wood block is so cool!

Karalee Ingram said...

These are awesome.

Kristin said...

Beautiful! Love the ribbons on your cards.

Anita Braddock said...

Your Journals are Beautiful love the you used book pages what a great idea the stamp is Image is cool looking. Love the flocked look. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Barbara said...

The journals are lovely, but love the wood block. I am a big fan of altered art, though still new to it. The block is simple, elegant and beautiful. Thank you for sharing it!

Gerlinde said...

Gorgeous journals! Reminds me of the old flocked brocade-look wallpaper. Very vintage. Love the wood block too - wish I could see what the German print says. Beautiful!

HelenM said...

I Love both your creations! You have inspired me!!

NWFlamingo said...

Nice use of flocking. I should move mine so I think about it more often!

NanaConnie said...

Wonderful projects, Angie, but I especially like the journals. Great idea to use flocking to give texture. Love the sepia photos!

Tina Schiefer said...

Very pretty. That brocade and flocking remind me of vintage, fuzzy wallpaper. :-)

Cheers and have a great weekend!!! (in case I don't "talk" to you tomorrow!)

Gina R said...

Wow for being a newbie to this they are beautiful

Amanda R said...

Love them Angie! Great idea with the notebooks, so pretty!

Tammy said...

Love them both and the pretty ruffled ribbon.

Frann said...

What gorgeous and unique projects you made! The flocking adds such a nice texture.

Anneke said...

gorgeous and unique creations, with lovely texture

E. Marie said...

Wonderful projects. Love the journals and how you used the flocking for texture. Love the stories and personal touch on all your projects.

Jann said...

Terrific cards and altered book. The story makes them more special. I like the family muse as your inspirations

Anonymous said...

I just loved your altered wood block. I felt your choices of paper and embellishments were unique and beautiful. I really loved the finial-like object on top. Thank you for a very different presentation. The profiles don't fit me, I'll just tell you that my name is Aileen, and my email is danda88@verizon. net

Kathy Vogel said...

I really like your use of flocking & sparklensoft on the two journals. The old photos & postcard are a nice touch as well. That is a very pretty drawer pull on your box.

TerryH said...

Wow! How beautiful and creative!

Anonymous said...

Great use of the ribbon and flocking. I love how you reminded me it's not all about cards! I need to branch out into other paper arts!

NancyA
booknplays@aol

Anonymous said...

the flocking made it more oriental looking Sandy rusty@yahoo.com

birdibrost@hotmail.com said...

the browns and blues make your craft serene looking. Paper crafts are beautiful.

pjw said...

Your journals are so pretty. Love the flocking!

happy said...

The altered block is beautiful. What will you do with it?

Dezinaworld said...

Your work is simply stunning, last time i visited i promised myself i would be back as often as i could and I am glad i popped by today, this altered block is fabulous,
hugs June x

Dawn said...

These wonderful projects are so different. That is what this blog is all about cultural diversity!

Anonymous said...

I love the fact that you did something besides just cards. Fantastic job. I love that you shared some of your family history in your posts also!

Denise B.

Anonymous said...

I really like the book pages behind stamped images and trims. Janet

Julie Z said...

Love how you used the design element stamps - very nice. Really interesting projects Angie! And TFS your stories too, that was a nice treat!

Jackie said...

These are awesome.

Stacy Schneider said...

Love the wood block! WOW!! Kim S Kasot@aol.com

Amerio Watkins said...

Very pretty. That brocade and flocking remind me of vintage, fuzzy wallpaper. :-) Cheers and have a great weekend!!! (in case I don't "talk" to you tomorrow!)

Ashleyobjk said...

Your journals are so pretty. Love the flocking!