Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Fun & Fabulous Blog Hop & A Chance To Win!

 Hello Friends!
Welcome To The INSPIRE Blog.

Today I want to share with you something really fun. Today kicks off an exciting BLOG HOP, featuring a collaboration with the Rita Barakat Design Team 
& PLAID Crafts.

  And there is something extra exciting with this hop. 
Your chance to win a FABULOUS PRIZE PACK!
All you have to do is follow the links to each designers project (links listed below) AND leave a comment with each designers project post, and subscribe if you are not already a subscriber.

Now on to my project! 

Have you had a chance to see the craft supplies now being offered at stores like the Dollar Tree & Dollar General? I recently had such opportunity and OH MY!

I found these tin wall decor blanks, for less than $3, and immediately my project came into view. These metal blanks are absolutely PERFECT to use with the 
PLAID FolkArt Painted Finishes products.

First thing I did, was use a damp paper towel to wipe over the surface of the blank and dried. I also added a thin layer of clear gesso to the surface and allowed it to dry.

Once it had dried, I applied a thin layer of FolkArt Titanium White, and let dry. I then used PLAID Base Coating Brushes, to begin to apply the Rust & Moss Painted Finishes, by dry brushing the layers on. I used the non textured of each of these sets for coloring only.

I used a sentiment I found online, printed, and fussy cut the image, and applied it to the dried "rust" finish, using Mod Podge Matte.

 I also used light grit sandpaper & Distress Ink to the edge of the image to give a defined aged look.

The embellishments I chose for this project, was from my stash, and made of polymer clay, using a Mod Podge Melt Mold to form.

To give a completely rustic look to these embellishments I applied Painted Finishes layering each individual product in both parts to the surface, to color and texture.

I glued each embellishment into place using 
Beacon Adhesives 527 Glue.

For the final touch, I added the western style boots from Rita's Wild & Free Die Cut Collection, using Mod Podge Matte.

And as simple as that, I have an adorable piece of decor that can hang on a wall, or a door, or even used to sit on a shelf.

And no-one would guess that it all started with a dollar store item.

NOW here are the links to visit the ENTIRE design team presenting their incredible and creative projects for the Rita Barakat & PLAID Crafts Blog Hop.


Rita Barakat - https://ritabarakat.com/?p=5789

Yolie - http://www.justyolie.com/2019/10/rita-barakat-plaid-crafts-blog-hop.html

Martha Lucia - https://wp.me/p5TnaH-7bn

And here is the link to Rita's Etsy Store, so you can purchase the die cut collection used in this project and so much more for your mixed media crafting needs!

And be sure to to tune in every Monday evening on Facebook at RitaBarakat1 for Mixed Media Monday with Rita.
Join the fun conversation and learn something along the way too!

And don't forget to join the 
for daily inspiration!

Thanks so much for your visit today!

Hope to see you again soon!

Until Next Time.......

Live Creatively Inspired!


  1. What a nice reminder to be kind. Good reminder for us all, but especially kids. Thanks.

  2. The paint gives the metal a rustic look that is just right.

  3. Came out cute and
    a great buy!
    Carla from Utah

  4. Love your tin wall hanging! Great project!

  5. I love the rustic look and the great boots!

  6. So neat!! I love seeing projects using stamps to make other things rather than just cards or using just paper. Right up my alley. Love your project!!! Too cool!!!

  7. I love this project. Do you remember what you used for the background? It’s really pretty.

  8. Fabulous piece of art, I've never worked with this type of metal and love the vintage result. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  9. Michelle, I love your wall hanging....it is very cute....I love your design, too. 'Way to go!!