Saturday, June 1, 2013

HIMCR #100 Follow the Leader Blog Hop

 HIMCR #100 - Color challenge:  Follow the Team!

Welcome!  Today I'm excited to share a celebration with you!  It's Hiding In My Craft Room's 100th post!  And to celebrate we have a variety of challenges for you to participate in and have an opportunity to win some awesome prizes!  We start with a Blog Hop/ Challenge called Follow the Team and every hour or two a new challenge will be revealed.  You can participate in one or all five, you decide, but just realize the more you participate, the more chances you have to win each various challenge where some great prizes are being offered!

For today's first challenge, to celebrate the HIMCR 100th challenge, it is a color challenge but with a twist!  Each of the Design Team has chosen a combination of colors and you are to visit each blog, leave a comment, check out their color combos and choose one that you want to use to participate in the color challenge!  Please be sure and let us know who combo you decided to use!    If you have any questions we (or at least a couple of us) are going to be available over on the 
HIMCR Facebook page to answer questions or to just chat!  

There are two giveaways up to win for this challenge!  One for participating in the blog hop and the other for creating an entry using one of the team's color combos!  

Here's the blog hop list:

Jennie - Jenscrapstoo 
Adrienne - PaperDivaScraps  <------- You are here!
Diana - My Creativity Exploded!<------- Go here next!
Amber - Momma Scraps 
Laurie - Hiding in My Craft Room <-----  Come back here to leave the final comment to get entered into the Blog Hop giveaway!  Easy Peasy!

Here's my first entry:  colors:  Vintage Red, Heather Blue, Claim Jumper Yellow, Ivory and Black...I'd love to see your Vintage creations, even if you just use shades of these colors!

This Napkin holder had rather humble beginnings.  It was definitely a piece that was looked over by most, unless you just adore Roosters!  My husband loves Vintage items, and cringes at the idea of painting over and covering up any natural aging, in fact he did not heart me to alter the painting.  I finally disregarded his pleas and decided to revive the painted portion with fresh paint and so glad I did, and of course he realized he was, gasp, wrong!  A steady hand and the right paint brush and I learned that its pretty simple to re- create the painted portions when all you have to do is follow the paint preceding you.  I used the new Distress paints and they are so lovely to work with!  The color is intense, the paint so very creamy, it goes on with lovely coverage.  Each bottle is well worth the added expense of these paints.

After the touch up I muted the paints with some brush strokes of Walnut stain.  This restored the aged look very nicely, softening the brightness of fresh paint, renewing some of the vintage goodness!   I then added the lovely Graphic 45 French Country papers.  This project has been over a month in the making and I'm very pleased with this napkin holder, it will be a lovely addition to my kitchen table!

I will be entering this into the following challenges: mail (postage stamps in the design) - can't touch this **************** - Anything But a Card with inspiration photo metal - guest designer emailm

Thank you for stopping by, be sure to join us in all the fun at HIMCR...Good Luck!


  1. Wow, great job Adrienne. I love it! Great job at re-creating the rooster. Very pretty, love the colours. Will try join in the challenge. Have a great weekend! :)

  2. Wow, this is so wonderful! I'm glad you were bold enough to go ahead because the results are great!

    I wanted to contact you about my Copic Marker club starting up this month. If you are still interested, drop me an email!

    Chris (from Blessings Ink)

  3. This looks so great and love the color combo a lot. very fun.

  4. Like the 3D Rooster napkin holder with wonderful vintage colors.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  5. Your napkin holder is a work of art. Love all the beautiful details. TFS.

  6. This is a totally amazing project! You are very talented! Thanks for showing us your love Rooster napkin holder - wonderful! Thanks for the hop too!

  7. This is so gorgeous!! Love all the banners.. the papers, the colors.. Just stunning!!

  8. You have been busy! This is so cute.

  9. Wow! Such beautiful colors and paper!

  10. Your napkin holder is lovely! I like the colours too! It will be hard for me to decide which colour combo to choose. Thanks for the blog hop! KT