Monday, January 28, 2013

Mixed Media Collage Style

You all might be familiar with the Prima Designer Anna Dobrowska. When she began to introduce her fabulous Mixed Media Collage Style crafting technique, it took off like wildfire!! This creative concept has been redone by many great crafters out there!!! From Boxes, to canvas and more!!! While chatting with a friend of mine Pinkscrapper, I was telling her how wonderful her canvas came out and that I should try this technique!!! I could not wait and this is what I created!!!

 Watch the video below for more pics and a quick tut on how and what I used to make this box!!!!

PS. The music soooo relates to me!!! I love it!!!

Your Crafting Educator Angela Holt!

Saturday, January 26, 2013


About Angela Holts Designs New Bling Line!
I did not design this bling. I’m bringing you this line under Angela Holt’s Bling Splendar Line
I’ve researched and tested out various pieces of bling, that I’ve found through a whole sale dealer.
I’ve put many months of research into this to bring you the best I can from the distributers located in China and Thailand. I’ve thought of you my followers when I looked at and tested the bling for this line. I am offering you this line of bling at great prices. You are welcome to order it from the whole sellers yourself in bulk if that is what you want. I will be putting the bling together in sets so that you can buy what you need and want without having to buy bulk. I hope you enjoy this bling line as much as I enjoyed researching and bringing you this lovely new bling, at a great affordable price for you to use on all your crafty projects.
Angie Holt
Angelia Holts Designs...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Altered Masquerade Mask

I wanted to share with you a fabulous project I did!!! My mom wanted her Mask revamped, so I broke it down to the bare bones and rebuilt the mask in my style!!! Here is what I did,................

As you can see I tore everything off the mask and went down to the base!! I knew that I wanted to add dept to the mask!!!

I took my polymer clay mold and used my Hot Glue Gun to make the pieces I wanted to add dept!!! I Also used Virginia's Faux Molding paste recipe. I added acrylic paint to the recipe so that I could give the mask a chalky stone look!!! I added about 4 layers of this mixture to the mask to help bring out the dept of the Hot Glue Designs.

After the final layer of the Faux Modeling Paste was dry, I covered the whole mask in Mod Podge. While it was still wet with the Mod Podge, I sprinkled Fairy Dust Glitter all over it to give it that sparkle look. As you can see I could not go without adding some bling to the piece!!

I knew I wanted to add a punch factor to the mask, so I pulled out my Zucker Feathers and went to adding them on the side and from the photos below, this is how my mask turned out!!!

I would love to see what you can do with the Fabulous Fazx Molding Paste Recipe from Virginia, it is absolutely fun to use and so versatile to work with!!! You can find the recipe over on the challenge blog!! See like on the side bar on the left!!! Enter the challenge for a chance to win an awesome prize!!!

Happy Crafting,
Your Crafting Educator
Angela Holt

Monday, January 21, 2013

Graphic 45 DT Project!!

Hello everyone!!! Here is another project I did using the Fabulous Graphic 45 paper called a Proper Gentleman. Now to get the full montey of this project, you have to see the before pic!!! Check it out!!!

Now here is what I did with it!!!!

 It is a desk organizer!!! I used the paper and covered every inch!!!

 I used the Antique Metal Door Pull from Graphic 45 on the front!!

 Using the elements from the paper, I created this collage of elements on the front!!

 This is a mini Receipt holder for all those gas receipts and such!!! Also created with the Graphic 45 " A Proper Gentleman" paper collection.

Again I want to thank the entire design team and for Graphic 45 sponsoring my Design Team this month!!! It has been a blast!!! I look forward to working with this company in the near future!!!

Your Crafting Teacher and Friend

Angela Holt

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Altered Dress Form Project!!!

I want to thank everyone who attend the show last night!! It was a true pleasure to meet all of the new people and to see some of my regulars there!!! I enjoy immensely creating and sharing with you my wonderful creations and design concepts.

I taught you how to alter a paper mache dress form!!! Let's look at the photos and let me tell you how I made this wonderful piece.

Using these fabulous Faux Molding Paste Recipe from DT member Virginia Dare. She is hosting out First Challenge over on the challenge blog using this very same recipe!!! and as you flow through the slide show below, Sponosr L Miriam from MiriamsCraftingSupplies, suggested that I cascade the tulle bows in a loop fashion!!! I think it all came out great!!!

Watch the Slide show of pic below to see more details Altered Dress Form!!!

Created with flickr slideshow.
You cam watch the video below to see how I created this piece step by step!!!
  Enjoy the video!!!! And thank you for stopping by!!! 

Your Creative Teacher

Angela Holt

Thursday, January 17, 2013

NEw Product Line Sneak Peek!!

I could not be more excited about this wonderful new product line that will be launching the later part of February!!! I'm so excited about this new endeavor and know that it will be a success!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Challenge Blog Challenge Valentine/G45 Style

I could not be more excited about launching the Challenge Blog with my Design Team!! This month the Challenge is brought to you by Design Team Member Virginia Dare. The challenge is .....

Faux Modeling Paste Technique Challenge by Virginia Dare "Dare's Designz

This Technique is usually seen with modeling paste or artist spackle, I first saw it done by Fiona Jennings on youtube. I didn't have artist spackle and could not find it any where. I found that modeling paste was very expensive. So I experimented and came up with faux modeling paste spackle by mixing dry wall spackle with mod podge. Here's what you need to do. Step by Step. See
how to enter for a prize tabs above if you would like to try this. I will have the requirements I'm looking for listed at the end.

Virginia Dare of "Dare's Designz"

So with this challenge in mind I created the following box using Virginia's Faux Recipe above!

 I use the Graphic 45 " A Place int Time" February Calendar Paper to add to the front of the box.

 Can you believe that I took HOT GLUE and put the glue in my Polyer Clay Molds and made these accents? Yep that is what I did!! I loved loved that Mod Podge is coming out with molds to do the same thing so I thought why not try the ones I have on hand!!! I think that it turned out fabulous!!!

I hope that this give you inspiration to take on the challenge and try out Virginia's awesome cost cutting Faux Molding past recipe!!! I look forward to inspire you more!!!! 

Your Crafting Teacher and Friend
Angela Holt

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Thank you!!!

I want to send a huge THANK YOU out to everyone who attended the blog hop!!! I want to personally thank my fabulous DESIGN TEAM that worked hard to bring you all some pretty awesome projects!!! I want to tell you all how appreciative I am from all the new online friendships and followers to not only my blog and social media site but to my SHOW too!!!I want to Thank Graphic 45 for being our sponsor this month!! We have really enjoyed working with your product!!!

The Blog Hop has come to an end and now I have to draw a winner!!! I listed everyone's name down that submitted the secret phrase in order!!! I used to get me a number and the winner is...............


Again thank you all for attending!! My Design Team and I will host a Blog Hop every month!! So there will be many more chances to win!!!!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Angela Holt Designs and Graphic 45 Creative Team Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the first annual Angela Holt Designs Creative Team Blog Hop sponsored by Graphic 45. My Design Team and I have some fabulous projects to share with you using two awesome collections, 'The Perfect Gentleman and A Lady's Diary.

I want to send a HUGE thank you to Graphic 45 and their wonderful staff for sponsoring us this month. It has been a true pleasure to work with such beautiful products!!

If you are HERE then you are in the right place to begin the awesome BLOG HOP!!!

Project number 2 and 3 for the Blog Hop!!

Using the "A Proper Gentleman" collection from Graphic 45and some Good will finds that I altered!!

 I got these mini 4x4 shadow boxes at the Goodwill. With the Graphic 45's " A Proper Gentleman",  created this awesome 2 tier Shadow Box. So now lets get to the details.....

 I simply love the new Tim Holtz mini Light Lantern. It was the perfect added piece to this Shadow Box. It gave it the perfect touch to a masculine piece. If you would like to order one, you can find them in my store by clicking here--->

 I love love working with Graphic 45 paper. I mean who doesn't? Shhh, I went though my dad's garage and snagged some goodies like the light bulb you see here. I thought is fit perfect with the theme of this paper line!! By layering the elements made this look so 3D!!!

 Again using a layering technique, I built the foundation of each shadow box. Plus using Tim Holtz products, made it flipping awesome!!!

The Shadow Boxes were un-painted wood. So I painted them black and then added a gold paint wash over the black paint, to give it an aged look!!! I really enjoyed making this project and I look forward to working with more Graphic 45 products soon!!! NOW OFF TO PROJECT #2

Goodwill Find #2!! This was a cute lamp with a bike at the base. The lamp shade was ugly but I loved the beading!! I mean I could not pass it up for $2!!! 

 So I pulled off the old ugly material that covered the shade and began adding the Graphic 45 " A Proper Gentleman" Paper!!

I found this old drawer pull from my moms junk drawer and I used it as a topper for the shade!! Pretty awesome and it fit right in!!

I hope that you like these projects I complete using the fabulous papers from Graphic 45!! Be sure to visit the links below for the DT gals will have new projects for you to gather inspiration from!!


To enter for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Angela Holt Designs, you must visit each Creative design Team Blog and gather the secret word. Then once you have the complete phrase, you then email that phrase to  Subject Link" Blog Hop entry"

I will then pick a random winner to win some fabulous prizes!! The winner will be announced here and on the facebook pages. So be sure to follow all links!! 


Blog Hop Blog Link List!!!

Angela Holt-  (BLOG STARTS HERE)

Scrappin Madge-  NEXT TO VISIT
Virginia Dare-
Jan Hennings-
Shanna Shands-
Please follow and support each Design Team Member. We all really enjoy creating with you and want to build a crafty relationship so we can continue to inspire you to create!! 
Your Professional Crafting Educator and crafty Friend

Angela Holt

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Graphic 45 and Design Team Projects!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! January is a new beginning for me!!! 2012 is in the far past (thank god) and NOW i see nothing but a shiny and creative future!!

To begin this fabulous new year Angela Holt Designs Creative design Team is being sponsored by Graphic 45. All this month we are showcasing wonderful projects, online live classes, a blog hop and more to show how much we appreciate Graphic 45 for their sponsorship and for simply giving us and crafters all over the world such beautiful product to work with. Check out the Design Team Members projects and visit the links for more fabulous creations!!!

To begin here is my first Graphic 45 project for this year!! Using the wonderful collection from Graphic 45 called "A Lady's Diary" , I created this lovely hat box cake!

Created with flickr slideshow.
 My wonderful Design Team Also used paper collections from Graphic 45. Here is what they did showcasing "A lady's Diary and "A Perfect Gentleman". 

Shanna Shands created lovely tag in an array of styles using the Graphic 45 "A Lady's Diary Collection". I would love to get these in the mail or a package!!

Jennifer Stahr created an awesome project called the "Photo Booth" She used the Graphic 45's "A Proper Gentleman" Collection to create this awesome rendition of a photo booth.

Jan Holland is our Queen of Graphic 45. She has been working with this companies products for soooo long. So it only comes natural to her to create something fabulous using Graphic 45. A home fit for a Lady with Graphic 45, A Ladies' Diary. As you can see the lights are lit as if someone is at home!!! So warm and cozy feeling!!!
Scrappin Madge went for a more vintage wearable route using the Graphic 45 "A Lady's Diary". She created this lovely bracelet that is so enchanting. I would love to wear soemthing like this!!! You can find all the details by visiting her blog below!!!
 Virginia Dare created a lovely video showcasing her project which is a Desk caddy using the Graphic 45 "A Perfect Gentleman" Paper Collection. Let the video show you this awesome project!!