Sunday, August 28, 2016

Shabby Chic Mini Garden Bench (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

I've taken mini wood bench that I found at a thrift shop and designed it, using some mixed media techniques, into a Shabby Chic garden including the tiniest flower pot spilling out some cute little wood hearts! This project features items that I used from Reneabouquets, that are quality products and completely make this project adorable! The product links that I used from Reneabouquets will be listed below!  Here are some close-up photos and a link to the YT video, which explains the project in further detail...

YT Link:

Product Links from Renea's shop:
Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Sweet Pea):
Reneabouquets S/3 Chiffon Flowers (White):
Reneabouquets Mulberry Flowers & Leaves S/13 (Pink and White):
Reneabouquets Glitter Glass (Pale Pink):
Reneabouquets Wide Floral Embroidered Lace (White):
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Resin Swirls:
Prima Flowers-Heaven Sent Collection (Sophia):
Prima Flower Vine- Meadowlark Collection (Millicent Pink):

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Altered 5x7 Canvas (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

I've taken an alterable 5x7 canvas that I purchased and designed it, using some mixed media techniques, into something Shabby Chic and added a little romantic flair as well!  I wanted to feature a favorite photo of my husband and I...and I know that if it weren't for Reneabouquets products, this project would not have come alive!  I used tons of product from Renea's Etsy shop to create this project and I will have those product links listed below!  Here are some close-up photos of the project and a link to the YT video, which explains the project in further detail and where, I cannot believe that I forgot to mention (in the video) the beautiful Reneabouquests Tiny Treasures Butterfly (Sweet Pea) that I used! It was adhered right on top... ...showcased in all its glitter glory! :) are the photos, video, and product links:   

YT Video Link:

Reneabouquets Products used:

Reneabouquets Microbeads in Silver:
Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Sweet Pea):
Reneabouquets S/6 Fabric Flowers (Winter White Blossoms):
Reneabouquets Flowers S/13 in Pink and White:
Prima Resin Victorian Oval Frames:
Blue Fern Chipboard Deja Vu Page Dangles Chippies:

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Shabby Chic Altered Wood Frame (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

I've taken an alterable wood frame that I purchased from Micheals' Craft Store and designed it, using some mixed media techniques, into a Shabby Chic inspirational "shadow box". The frame itself, measures 8 1/2 x 8/12 and has a depth of about 1 and 1/2 inches..which makes it perfect to create a shadow box, of sorts! I wanted it to reflect inspiration and creativity! I used tons of product from Renea's Etsy shop to create this project, that I think, I'm gonna keep for myself! :)  It turned out just the way I wanted it to! I used the color palate of Teal and White, to keep it soothing and calm.  Here are some close-up photos of the project and a link to the YT video, which explains the project in further detail. Below these will be a list of products that I used from Renea's Etsy Store, with direct links to that particular product!  

YT Video Link:

Products Used:
RB Dragonflies (Shabby Patina Roses):
RB Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Ice):
RB Glitter Glass (Patina):
RB S/3 Chiffon Flowers (White):
RB 3 Layer Lace Flower Applique (White):
RB S/4 Dream Metal Key:
Prima Color Bloom Spray (Glistening Waves):
Prima Color Bloom Spray (Teal):
Prima Resin Victorian Fames:
Prima Resin Ballerinas:
Petaloo Textured Flowers (Teal):
Blue Fern Studios Deja Vu Page Dangles Chipboard:

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Handmade Shabby Chic Purse

I've designed a beautiful, one of a kind, shabby chic purse as a gift for a bride who loves everything shabby and I've heard! I was commissioned to design one of these for a gift and I love how it turned out! I've only designed one other shabby chic purse, but trust me, it was much plainer in design! I created the entire shell and liner using instructions that I found on Google (I just searched "how to make a tote bag") and found inspirational designs from Pinterest to decorate the outside! Most of my laces and the gorgeous flower with the bling center, came from Lavish Laces Etsy shop (the link will be below the pictures), plus a few that were gifted to me by a sweet friend from church! And here's a optional idea on one of the laces I used...the dangle lace, actually was part of a valance curtain I purchased from Walmart!  It had about one yard of this gorgeous trim that I cut off and the sheer part of the curtain...I used as the lining inside the purse...a two for one bargain!!! ...and it only cost me about $5.00! This particular lace would be twice that much for a yard at fabric stores! Anyhoo, here's the pics!

Lavish Laces Etsy Store:

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Mixed Media Altered 12x12 Canvas (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

For this project, I've taken a 12x12 blank canvas and turned it into a shabby chic/vintage type feel of art that can be displayed in your home! I've done quite a few mixed media techniques on this canvas with color sprays, a little stamping, some paint crackling and added tons of beautiful product from Reneabouquets! This is the first time that I ventured into such a large sized canvas and was surprised that it just sort of "created" itself! LOL! Click on the video and to hear how I achieved this piece from beginning to end! Below the video, you will find close up photos of the project to view the canvas in better detail and following the pictures you will find links to all the product I used from Reneabouquets Etsy store! Thanks for stopping by and I hope this inspired you to create your own mixed media piece of art!!

                                                            Youtube Video:


Supplies Used:
Reneabouquets Glitter Glass (Diamond):
Reneabouquets Glitter Glass (Sand):
Reneabouquets Trim (Butterfly White Lace):
Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Ice):
Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Sweet Nothings):
Reneabouquets Set/3 Chiffon Flowers (Ivory):
Reneabouquets Set/3 Chiffon Flowers (Khaki):
Reneabouquets Trim (Flower Girl Lace):
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Resin Oval Frames (Set/3):
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Resin Victorian Frames:
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures  Resin Baroque Frames:
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Resin Swirls:
Prima French Riviera Flowers:
Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain (variety of colors to choose from):
Tim Holtz Ideaology Ornate Bookplate Frames:
Blue Fern Studios Laser Chipboard (Shabby Brick Bits):
Blue Fern Studios Laser Chipboard (Scalloped Border):
Blue Fern Studios 12x12 Collection Paper (Serendipity):

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Shabby Chic/Mixed Media Butterfly Trivet (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

Soooo, I found this metal butterfly trivet at a sale and knew immediately that I could turn it into a beautiful piece of home décor! I wanted a lot of texture on the trivet itself, so I started by mixing some Grey Chalk paint with a fine grain sand (you can purchase the sand in any craft store) and painted the trivet. Then to add more texture I used Prima 3D Matte gel for an adhesive and applied Reneabouquets Glitter Glass and Microbeads to that adhesive in various areas around the project! Complimenting all this texture, I mixed in tons of Reneabouquets products such as her beautiful chiffon flowers, tiny treasures butterflies and a new release... a 3 layer lace flower applique!! Here are some close-up pictures of my art followed by  my Youtube video which explains this project in further detail! Links to the products I used from Renea's Etsy shop are below as well!


                                                                  Youtube Video:

Products used:
RB Glitter Glass in Teal:
RB Glitter Glass in Light Grey:
RB Glass Microbeads (Silver):
RB Chiffon Floweers (White):
RB 3 Layer Lace Flower Applique (White):
RB Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Ice):
RB Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Snow White):
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard Circle Flourish:
Prima French Riviera Flowers (Marseille):
Prima Jodi Lee Butterfly collection Flowers (Chorion):
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Resin Swirls:
Prima Color Bloom Sprays (Glistening Waves):
Prima Color Bloom Sprays (Soft Teal):
Petaloo Mixed Textures Blossoms (Teal):

Thanks for stopping by!
:) Linda

Monday, May 9, 2016

Prima DT Call for 2016-2017

I absolutely LOVE Prima...I love every little nook and cranny of every little product they create for me to use on my pieces!!  I have decided to feature altered items/home décor items, a layout, an "off the page" layout, and some cards. I dabble in a little bit of everything, but I mostly love doing anything altered and personalized home décor items that houses beautiful photos, cards and layouts.  I love doing all things mixed media, with a shabby chic or vintage feel and just a touch of romanticism. I don't often create art unless there is some sort of story behind each piece...I can't just wing needs to have an inspiration behind it. For example, maybe the piece is a sweet love between a Mom and her first born child ("A Sweet Love" below),  possibly an irrevocable bond between a man and woman ("Special Moments" below) ,  a special message of inspiration to a wonderful friend ("Just Breathe" below),  an inspirational way to journal about your "path" of life ("Change the World" below), or maybe just a sweet fairytale to brighten your day ("Shabby Chic Altered Pumpkin Shaped Carriage" below).

    Prima allows me to mix and match paper lines and embellishments, which I really love to do, because I cannot just stay within one collection. I love to take a little of this and put it with a little of that! And I love to create a piece that only uses embellishments, because, let's face it, sometimes, not a stitch of paper is even needed to make a project beautiful! Everything goes perfectly together...which works greatly for me when I alter products or do layouts. I simply pull out all my different Prima products and create my pièce de résistance!

  Since it's not fun to share my work with only myself,  I teach my crafting process through my Youtube videos, that I have been sharing for a few years with a large number of subscribers who support and follow my channel (the link is to the right on my sidebar) and this blog as well as sharing my completed works on Pinterest (the link is to the right on my sidebar) and FB. I love to share my zest for all things craft related! It's an obsession, I must admit! :)
Here are some pictures of my work over this past year. I've also chosen to add a few Youtube videos with the "start-to-finish" process of a few of my pieces. (If I am sharing a video of a certain piece, the link will be directly below the picture)

Thank you to Prima for taking a moment to consider my love of art for your DT! It certainly is my pleasure to share them with you!

"A Sweet Love"

                                                           "Special Moments" Layout

                          "Just Breathe" Home Décor


  "Change The World" Altered Journal
   YT Video Start to Finish for the journal:

                                          "Shabby Chic Altered Pumpkin Shaped Carriage"

"Together" (an off-the-page layout)
"You and Me" (altered canvas #1)
"Imagine" (altered canvas #2)
YT Video Start to Finish for the "Imagine" Canvas:

"Smile" (an altered wood plaque)
"Altered Storage"
"Altered Picture Frame"
YT Video Start to Finish for the Altered Picture Frame:
"Shabby Chic Cards"



YT Video Start to Finish for the Shabby Chic Cards:
...and for a more simple approach, here are some vintage type cards:

Thank you, Prima, for stopping by! Hugs!