Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mixed Media Floating Wall Frame (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

I decided to create a page layout on a frame! Possibly nothing genius about the process, except that I wanted the mixed media background to appear to be "watermarked" or "opaque" looking and I wanted it also to be "floating" so that the entire combination would be soft and romantic! For this look, I chose to purchase a floating frame from Walmart. I used paper from the Tim Holtz collection, French Industrial. A beautiful set of papers! I slid this paper, after sewing the perimeter, in between the glass (as opposed to on top of the glass) so that it would have that floating look I was going for. On top of the glass, I used  a Prima crackle stencil with Ranger Texture Paste, Prima Color Bloom spray in Pearl White, Mister Huey's Opaque White mist, some Multi Medium paste with Reneabouquets Glitter Glass in Diamond. Everything but the Mister Huey's Spray and Multi Medium  came from Reneabouquets shop. The sprays really gave me the watermark/opaque look that I was trying to achieve and the glitter glass added the beautiful shimmery softness. Once this look was all achieved, I began simply embellishing on the top of the glass with my photo, Wild Orchid Craft and Prima flowers, Prima products, along with a vintage lace, a beautiful handmade butterfly and a dragonfly from Reneabouquets shop. I will list the exact product I used from Reaneabouquets below the photos! To get to Reneabouquets shop, simply click on the shop link to the right on my sidebar!  Here's the photos:


Start to Finish Youtube Vid on this Project:

Products I used from Reneabouquets:
Ranger Texture Paste
Prima Clock Face
Prima Clock hands
Prima Color Bloom Spray in Pearl White
Prima Stamp-N-Add Angel Wings
Timeless Vintage Lace in Ivory
Double Layer Vintage Romance Butterflies
Shabby Pink Rose Dragonfly
Glitter Glass in Diamond

Monday, February 23, 2015

Shabby Chic Wall Art (DT Project for ReneaBouquets)

This time around I decided to use an outer frame from a clock to make a beautiful piece of wall art. Of course, I removed the clock mechanism for this project. I used acrylic paint mixed with sand to texture the outside of the frame. For the inside, I used the Authentique and Carta Bella collections for my paper lines. I wanted a project with the colors of aquas and whites so that it would be both shabby and soft. I used a brick mask and Ranger Texture paste (from ReneaBouquets) on the background. While the texture paste was still wet, I added some beautiful ReneaBouquets Chunky Glitter Glass in Diamond to the top of the paste. I then added some homemade shimmer mist using Perfect Pearls Mint shade (which really looks aqua, so it was perfect) to allow the Glitter Glass to stand out just a bit. Then I just began layering with beautiful products from Renea's Shop such as Victorian Days Lace, the exquisite double layer Vintage Romance Butterfly and tons of Prima product. This was a simple project to create, but I think it will look stunning amongst home décor! I will list the products I used from Renea's shop below the pictures. To get to her shop, just click on the link to the right on my sidebar. Here's the pictures:

Start to Finish Youtube Video for this Project:

Products used from ReneaBouquets:

Chunky Glitter Glass in Diamond
Double layer Vintage Romance Butterfly
Victorian Days Lace
Ranger Texture Paste
Prima Resin Swirls
Prima Resin Garden Fountains
Prima Metal Clock Faces
Prima Metal Clock hands
Prima Stamp-N-Add Angel Wings

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Altered Shadow Box (DT Project for

I wanted to create a small shadow box to go with a couple of canvases, so there would be lovely trio for a wall hanging display. I went with a guitar shaped shadow box, as this project is personalized with a senior photo of my niece and she plays every kind of instrument under the sun, but her favorite is the bass guitar. I used tons of Wild Orchid Craft, Prima, and Petaloo flowers. I used a few Prima embellishments, such as the Prima lightbulb, the clock face and clock hands. The wooden embellishments such as the lamp, music note, skeleton clock, street sign, 'Love' word and mini wings all came from I used Recollections paper called Portobello Road, purchased at Micheals Craft Stores. I used Lindys Stamp Gang shimmer spray in Whale Watch Blue and Tim Holtz White Picket Fence Stain for the top of the guitar.  Here's the pics!


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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Shabby Chic Altered Wooden Piano (DT Project for SaCrafters)

I could not pass up the chance to altered this 3D Wooden Piano from It comes ready to assemble and is very easy to do so. There is a lot of detail to what I've created, so for this particular project, I'm going to let the pictures do the talking! I will mention that  I used several wooden products from SaCrafters store....from the wooden music notes, to the wood words/sentiments, hot air balloon, wood scroll and wood "xo"! For the paper lines, I used Prima Romance Novel, Prima Time Travelers Memories and a sheet of FabScraps! The resin and metal embellishments all come from Prima as well as some of the flowers. The rest of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
I hope you might make one of these for your self! Here are the photos:


the YT vid:
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Friday, November 28, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas (DT project for ReneaBouquets)

I decided, this time around, to create a mixed media canvas using one of my favorite photos of my niece, Sydnie. I wanted the canvas décor to reflect the quiet, beautiful soul that is at home in my niece.  I chose a soft blue pallet with accents of cream and white. For texture on the canvas, I used a medium from Golden called Fiber Paste and a texture paint that I purchased from Michael's Craft Store. The fiber paste basically looks like the paste that is developed when you are trying to make your own paper. its a really soft, cool look. I used a pallet knife and just used soft stokes laying it down onto the canvas. its overall look is thick and thin in areas which is what I was going for. I did the same with the texture paint. I used several clocks on the canvas to represent her journey through time and all that life has to offer. I used several products by Prima as well as several wood products from and the wonderful goodies from Reneabouquets store rounds out the process. I chose to frame the photo with Prima resin window shutters to draw your eye to that area of the canvas and all the other elements fall into place underneath and gently sweeping to the left side, trailing off and letting your eye rest. I hope you enjoy the photos and the Youtube video which shows my entire process of creating this canvas from start to finish!


the YT vid:
Here are the links to ReneaBouquets:
Reneabouquets Shop-
Reneabouquets Etsy Shop-
Reneabouquets Facebook Page-
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Shabby Chic Home Decor (DT Project for Renea Bouquets)

I wanted to create a piece of home décor featuring one of my favorite love poems of all time by ee cummings, "I Carry Your Heart". Its a meaningful poem featuring all the love and romance of one human being to another and it touches my heart, so I wanted to include the poem displayed onto a heart shape flying on the "wings" of romance! I used the Prima collection, Stationers Desk, for this project which includes the matching flowers to the collection. I also used some other great Prima Resin and metal pieces, a chipboard brick wall a wood sentiment, Tim Holtz Ranger texture paste & Gypsies metal gear and topped it all off with a beautiful ReneaBouquet handmade butterfly. I think this butterfly is my fav! Most of the Prima pieces came from Renea's store, so be sure to check out what she has in stock for your papercrafting/art needs! I printed the poem onto an inkjet transparency before sewing it to the Prima paper so that the beautiful design of the paper would show through. I added acrylic paint mixed with sand for texture all over the embellishments and plaque. Here are the pics!

Here is the start to finish process from my YouTube channel:
Here are the links to ReneaBouquets:
Reneabouquets Shop-
Reneabouquets Etsy Shop-
Reneabouquets Facebook Page-
You can also follow me on Pinterest:

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Shabby Chic Card and Gift Box

I created this shabby chic card and matching gift box for a birthday present for a dear sweet friend! I didn't have a lot of money to spend, so why not hand make something just as special! I used the  Graphic 45 paper collection, Botanical Tea. One of my favs! The beauty of the shabby chic colors for this project were perfect! For the card I started with a blank corrugated card base from Micheals. For the outside of the gift box, I used some premade chipboard pieces from my supply and traced their shapes to give me the design for the box. For the inside of the box, I just made a basic pattern of my own and folded it into a rectangular box shape to hold the present. The earrings were made by my sister-in-law. I saw this cute picture from Pinterest for gift wrapping ideas and that's how I came up with the idea of putting earrings inside a cute corked jar....cuz somebody else thought of it first! LOL! ...but I did add a tiny flower and bow. Here's the pics:

Here's the YT vid in a start to finish format:
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