Christmas Blog Hop with Rita Barakat

I am so excited! Today is the Christmas Blog Hop with some wonderful designers. I am sharing a fun countdown I made for the hop and can’t wait to see what everyone else has created!45732298_1849648018465965_360526194845679616_n

So excited for this hop! A bunch of your favorite designers getting together to bring you Christmas early!
If that isn’t enough we have over $100. In crafty prizes including the entire line of Rita Barakat diecuts/ephemera and fabulous paints and glitters from @plaidcrafts! This is going to be awesome!!!
To enter to win you must visit and comment on each post! Bonus, stop by Plaid and like their FB Page!
You have one week and Rita will announce the winner live on Facebook Monday, Nov 19, 8pm CST on Mixed Media Monday! @ritabarakat1

Christmas Countdown projects are so much fun! My Mom teaches Preschool and the children are extremely excited for Christmas. Rita Barakat’s whimsical stamps and sweet little fairies are the perfect combination for a countdown calendar for her class.

Paint a substrate green. I used  7 gypsy Art Board and Plaid Paint in Green

Take a napkin and remove the white layer. Using Clear Gesso adhere napkin to the board. I used Prima, but I like this one

Top it off with Color Shift in Green and a few fun confetti pieces.

Using a slow drying pigmented ink stamp images and emboss with Fairy Wings. Both can be found here

Find the rest of your supplies and finish canvas. The sweet little fairy is by Rita Barakat. Canvas Corp Brands has great chalkboard sheets and Christmas pattern Paper. Tonic Studios has a wonderful selection of glitter and clear drops.

Using craft foam sheets to adhere all the elements to the canvas, set aside to dry.

Here is a wonderful and informative video showcasing how to create this project as well as a ton of tips for creating mixed media masterpieces.

Countdown Calendar

The line up includes :
Joe Rotella
Candy Rosenburg:
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

54 thoughts on “Christmas Blog Hop with Rita Barakat

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  3. Don’t you just love those die cuts? They are magical. I like how you added candy images. So cute

  4. Love Your Project, TYFS Hops are so Inspiring. I Liked Plaid on FB Months ago, but I will go and leave a Comment there Also Love & (((HUGS))) coming your way

  5. Love your creativity and talent, Betz! Everything about this project is wonderful–from the original idea, which I’m sure the children will really enjoy, to the clear description of the steps and all the products and bits and pieces. I’ll be trying color shift soon! Thank you!

  6. I love the idea of the count down calendar! Great colours, nice and cheerful. I have not heard of these products, you used before, so I am going to check it out, thank you for sharing!

  7. This countdown calendar turned out wonderful! What a fun project! Great idea and thanks for sharing it!

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  9. Such a fun stamping idea! I am going to have to try this with my boys this holiday season! Thank you

  10. Betz, this such an adorable piece and so creative, too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation!

  11. This is so adorable! I just love how whimsy it looks! And so colorful too! I just love all of Rita’s fairy’s and mermaids too!

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