"Sticking Around" bloghop!

Hey All!

Welcome to my very first blog hop! I'm so excited to be here today with some talented designers to give you some fun inspiration!

Here are the hop participants:
Amy with Scrap This, Save That
Cissy and Fran at The Cissy and Fran Show
Corrinne with Tuesday Alchemy
Lisa with Scrappy Distractions
Rebekah with Tangle's Treasures (Me!)

Cissy and Fran have a wonderful prize for you all:
A load of gorgeous stickers valued at over $150! Since we are all relatively new bloggers, all you have to do to be eligible to win this fab prize is to look around each of our blogs a bit and give us feedback (likes, dislikes, suggestions). Any feedback you have for me would be greatly appreciated : ). The winners will be announced on Cissy and Fran's blog tomorrow. For everyone who comments on my blog, you will also have a chance to win a $20 gift card to my Etsy shop : ). The hop will close at 9:00 pm tonight. Good Luck!

Now on to my project. I'm stretching my comfort zone today by showing you a piece of wall decor I made using my handy dandy Cricut. I used the Damask Decor Cartridge to cut a stencil (I used vinyl, but you can also use Cricut's adhesive backed stencil plastic). First, I decoupaged a plain square canvas with some vintage book pages I have and then applied the stencil while the decoupage was still a little tacky. I used a pouncer to apply black acrylic paint all over, let it set a few minutes, then removed the vinyl stencil. Because it was still a little tacky, it peeled away the top layer of book paper and paint in some areas, leaving a distressed, grungy look.

 The silver dots you see on parts of the design are a recent find of mine: Beads in a Bottle  by Tulip. Now these products are designed to be used on fabric (to create a super neato effect) but I've found they are excellent for using on paper as well, and they have a bunch of different colors.

I eventually want to do 3 of these paintings with the design at different angles and in different places on the canvas to hang as a triptych but this will do for now. 

Enjoy! Don't forget to leave a comment if you want to be entered in my little prize or the grand prize! 

Happy Hopping!

~Here's to the creative journey


  1. Beautiful workmanship. Love it
    Hugs Fiona xx

  2. Hi, I'm loving this blog hop. I love your Woolsy project, sooo cute. Thank you so much for the chance to win your goodies xx

  3. Loving this blog hop. I've joined as a follower. I just love the Art Nouveau project you showed here - those flowers are just gorgeous. Thanks for the opportunity of winning your Etsy voucher. x

  4. Oooohhh love that stencil! I dont have Damask Decor but it looks like a great cartridge!!


  5. This is just such a fabulous idea and project, we are just decorating our hallway and would love something like this. Will be out to look for some old books to make one of these. Your card below is adorable too, you certainly are very clever. Enjoyed this blog hop. Thsnk you.x

  6. I am really enjoying this novel blog hop. You too have such a variety of creations on your blog. Really love the idea with the cotton spool and your butterfly card is beautiful.

  7. So fun with this blog hop! I'm just camming from Lisa's blog. I love your creations! You are master of paper piecing! Adorable card with lamb!
    Hugs BlackLissi

  8. I am a new follower! I love your blog..all of your projects are wonderful.. I also have an imagine..so I have ideas now

  9. Hi, Rebekah!

    Isn't this exciting? This is my first blog hop, so I am extra stoked :)

    I'm happy to join you in this fun event - Fantastic prize, too!

    Lots Of Joy!
    Tuesday Alchemy

  10. oh I have never done a blog hop before. Your wall decor will look really stunning with the black design in different spots it will really add drama to your pieces. What a great idea. :)

  11. Love your wall decor Rebekah! Thanks for the great blog hop. I hope you will join my blog hop and as a follower as well. Have a lovely day. Gloria

    Visit my blog - would love more members.

  12. Hi, Rebekah - just stopping by to see how everything is uh-hoppin'! There has been so many wonderful visitors, don't you agree?

    BTW, I just had to share this link to one of your projects - I love it!


  13. So I went and looked at your past post and wow is seen some really petty cards. My Favorite is in the Victorian Romance labels. I love both cards and would like to see more of them. Great Canvas. I love the colors and cant wait to see the other two. :-)

  14. Hello everyone! Thank you so much for all your encouragement and welcome to all my new followers! I'm so pleasantly surprised at all the positive feedback and wonderful ladies who are stopping by today. I'm having so much fun!

  15. Hey Rebekah! Lisa here popping in to say hi! This is fun - love all the new comments we're getting.

    P.S. - love your spools of love!

    Lisa - Scrappy Distractions

  16. Wow! very cool. Once again, I would love to see a tutorial on how you made this and I would also like to know what a pouncer is? I have done a little work in vinyl, but nothing like this! Wow!



  17. Looks like you're having a party over here!
    Thanks for being a part of it. I'm having a blast!

  18. What a fabtastic project! Very original :0). I'm you newest follower.

    We're having a little blog hop ourselves! Have a look over at www.imcreaterin.blogspot.ca.

  19. What an interesting decoupage project; I've never seen anything like it! Best wishes, Eileen

  20. I love anything created with vintage book pages,I find it hard to make something myself and not use vintage sheet music in it somewhere! Beautiful project,I look forward to seeing the next two you make,this in itself is lovely but I think the finished triptych will be amazing, great work!

  21. Love your project! It will be gorgeous when you get it all done! Congrats on your first blog hop!

  22. Very fun decor! I just saw this blog hop and only have an hour, maybe two? Depends on the time zone.

  23. Love the wall decor it is so cool, great use of a vintage book!!
    Kristan (New Follower)

  24. Love how you used the book paper on the canvas. What a great idea.

  25. Hi Rebekah! I'm so glad we were able to do a fun hop together today!! I've really loved taking a closer look at your wall art. Using vinyl as a stencil is a really great idea!

    I'm glad you liked the blog planner I made! I would love to see pics of yours if you do make one!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  26. great idea and great job! looks awesome!!

  27. http://tanglestreasures.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentines-day_03.html

    i love this card! it's so cute!! i love the texture!