Thursday, June 25, 2015

Shabby Chic Mini Album/Clock (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

I started with a Prima Memory Hardware Gatefold Mini Album-Frank Garcia's line, and papers from Dovecraft-Sweet Paris collection, Prima-Debutante collection and 1 sheet by K&Company. I wanted to create a shadowbox on the back portion of the album, so I cut and opening in the back panel, used a wood frame that I dissembled from a pre-made canvas and glued that to the back of the album to make a "shadowbox" area to house the clock. since I dissembled the canvas to use the frame, I cut a piece of chipboard to cover the back portion...and then used all the beautiful papers to cover everything up! (I used my sewing machine to sew around the perimeter of every piece of paper/cardstock used in the mini album-this adds a great extra distressed look) For the pages on the inside, I used two of the 4 page "sections" that came with the mini album. I had to detach those pages, to take half of them away. The pages were in the size of 6.5x6.5 and I wanted them to be 1/2 pages, like the front cover, so I used a craft knife and ruler to cut the remaining pages in half. I only wanted to decorate the two front pages when the album opened to leave plenty of space to add some photos, if desired. I also decorated the back shadow box page and added my clock to that portion. On the large wood word, I used Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Tattered Rose. For other added texture I used Prima 3D Matte gel and Glitter Glass in Sand color. This Glitter Glass came from Renea's shop. I also used this Glitter Glass and pressed it into the texture paste (where I used the Prima Crackle mask on the cover of the album) when it was still wet to give it a romantic look, and also added it to some of the elements around the album. I wanted the "O" on the wood word to have a playful touch, so I layerd some fun elements, so that it still looks like an "O" at a glance. I think it came out well! There are tons of great RB products I used on this project as well as Prima product from Renea's shop. I will list the products/links used below the pics. If you just want to browse Renea's shop...to get to the home page, just click the Reneabouquets link to the right on my sidebar!














YT Vid Link on this project:

http://youtu.be/OQTZv_YSU14

Reneabouquet (RB) products used:
RB Glitter Glass in Sand- https://www.etsy.com/listing/209092868/reneabouquets-chunky-glitter-glass-sand?ref=shop_home_active_3
RB Set/2 Metal Baroque Frames- https://www.etsy.com/listing/203283559/reneabouquets-set-of-2-baroque-metal?ref=shop_home_active_2&ga_search_query=baroque
RB Trim-Butterfly- https://www.etsy.com/listing/232371049/reneabouquets-trim-butterfly-white-lace?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=butterfly%2Btrim
RB Trim-Natural Cluny Lace 001- https://www.etsy.com/listing/201965663/reneabouquets-trim-natural-cotton?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=cluny%2Blace%2B001
RB Tiny Treasures Butterflies:
    Ice- https://www.etsy.com/listing/190626088/reneabouquets-tiny-treasures-butterfly?ref=shop_home_active_3&ga_search_query=ice%2Bbutterfly
    Oh So Pinkalicious- https://www.etsy.com/listing/190704032/reneabouquets-tiny-treasures-butterfly?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=oh%2Bso%2Bpinkalicious
RB Dragonflies:
    Shabby Pink Roses- https://www.etsy.com/listing/197955254/reneabouquets-dragonfly-set-shabby-pink?ref=shop_home_active_10
RB set/6 Camellia Pink Flowers- https://www.etsy.com/listing/225850154/reneabouquets-flower-set-of-6-camellia?ref=shop_home_active_12
Prima Junkyard Findings Clock Faces- https://www.etsy.com/listing/208016443/prima-junkyard-findings-collection?ref=shop_home_active_2&ga_search_query=prima%2Bclock%2Bface
Prima Junkyard Findings Clock Hands- https://www.etsy.com/listing/220850750/prima-junkyard-findings-vintage-metal?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=prima%2Bclock%2Bhands
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Resin Garden Fountains-   https://www.etsy.com/listing/204838904/prima-shabby-chic-treasures-collection?ref=shop_home_active_4&ga_search_query=prima%2Bframes
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Resin Oval Frames- https://www.etsy.com/listing/203356760/prima-shabby-chic-treasures-collection?ref=shop_home_active_3&ga_search_query=prima%2Bframes
Prima Jodi Lee Butterfly Collection Flowers: Chorion- https://www.etsy.com/listing/226732523/prima-marketing-jodie-lee-butterfly?ref=shop_home_active_18&ga_search_query=prima%2Bflowers
Prima Debutante Collection: 6x6 paper- https://www.etsy.com/listing/236766224/prima-debutante-collection-6-x-6?ref=shop_home_active_5&ga_search_query=prima%2Bdebutante

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Shabby Chic Embellishment Holder (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

I found this metal frame with a glass votive holder at a thrift shop for $1.00 and decided to turn it into a shabby chic embellishment holder! I thought it would look cute on anyone's craft table holding crafty embellishments. I wanted to change the color of the bronze metal stand so I mixed Delta acrylic paint in Oyster White with a fine grain sand (for texture) and used this to paint my base. I also used this for texture on top of all my embellishments to tie it all together. I loved the shape of the glass votive holder so I didn't do much decoration to it. I just added some pink lace and sheer pink ribbon at the top and then a Prima zipper pull in the center. I wanted to create a 'garden' at the bottom and every garden needs a swing! So, I handmade a little swing and used a cotton crochet thread to hang it just under the glass votive holder. I think it turned out cute! In my garden, (and on the swing) I used tons of Wild Orchid craft flowers and a few Prima flowers from the Jodi Lee Butterfly collection. These Chorion flowers came from Reneabouquets! On the left I added a cute metal heart that I painted white, and layered some Prima yummies... a Vintage Mechanicals Clock, A Junkyard Findings clock face and clock hands...you'll also find another set of clock face and hands on the backside of the project. These are my favorite staples to use in my crafts and you can find these at Reneabouquets!! Thank Goodness! On the right side, I layered a Resin frame, a Prima resin word "love" and topped that off with a beautiful Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures butterfly, called Pink Bubblegum! On the very front of the piece, I decided I needed a fence in my garden, so I used a pre-made fence from Joanns, painted it with Tim Holtz White Picket Fence Crackle paint, added a Prima metal sign ("Home") and a Prima resin bird.  I wanted the garden scene  to continue around the project, so on the backside, you'll find more Wild Orchid Craft flowers, the Prima clock face/hands, I mentioned earlier, a resin bird cage (tucked behind the metal heart)  a beautiful lace butterfly trim from Reneabouquets ( I cut this trim apart to use a single butterfly) and topped it all off with the guardian angel (a resin piece by Prima). Also, in various places around the project, I wanted to add some of the Glitter Glass in the Diamond shade, (found at Reneabouquets) as I thought this would add a touch of shabby elegance! The products used from Reneabouquets will be listed below the pics. You can click on each individual link if you like one of the products or to get to Reneabouquets main page just click on the link to the right on my sidebar.




 
 


Products:
RB Tiny Treasures Pink Bubblegum Butterflies: https://www.etsy.com/listing/101513105/reneabouquets-butterfly-set-pinkalicious?ref=shop_home_active_4
RB Trim-Butterfly: https://www.etsy.com/listing/232371049/reneabouquets-trim-butterfly-white-lace?ref=shop_home_active_3
RB Glitter Glass in Diamond:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/201027976/reneabouquets-chunky-glitter-glass?ref=shop_home_active_4
Prima Junkyard Findings Clock Faces: https://www.etsy.com/listing/208016443/prima-junkyard-findings-collection?ref=shop_home_active_20
Prima Junkyard Findings Clock Hands: https://www.etsy.com/listing/220850750/prima-junkyard-findings-vintage-metal?ref=shop_home_active_4
Prima Vintage Mechanicals Large Clocks: https://www.etsy.com/listing/225721413/prima-vintage-mechanicals-trinkets?ref=shop_home_active_11
Prima Jodi Lee Butterfly Collection Flowers-Chorion: https://www.etsy.com/listing/226732523/prima-marketing-jodie-lee-butterfly?ref=shop_home_active_18

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Friday, May 29, 2015

Mixed Media/Shabby Chic Wood Plaque (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

I found this 10x4 wood picture at Goodwill and decided it was the perfect "canvas" to turn into a beautiful piece of home décor! I loved the size of the piece as it was small enough to do in no time at all, yet large enough to produce a masterpiece! :) I started off by painting the whole piece (to cover up the original art image) with Black Gesso. I layered burlap with a pretty sheet of paper by Fabscraps for my background. Then using Ranger Texture paste and a Prima stencil, I added some texture. While the paste was still soft, I used some Reneabouquets Glitter Glass in Pink and pressed it into the paste. Then I set it all with a heat tool. I love to add Glitter Glass into texture paste, I think it adds a soft shimmery romantic feel to any project. Once this foundation was laid, I basically went to town layering tons of Prima product and beautiful flowers and butterflies....most of which all came from Reneabouquets! Once everything was set in place, I then used Prima 3-D Matte Gel and more Reneabouquets Glitter Glass in pink in various places to finish everything off. To go shopping at Reneabouquets, just click on the link to the right on my sidebar or if you want to look at individual products I used, the links are below! Here are the photos:





Here is the link to start-to-finish YT video process: http://youtu.be/eFbRJFznOjU

Here are the Products Used:
Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterflies:
  Ice Glitter: https://www.etsy.com/listing/101195764/reneabouquets-butterfly-set-ice?ref=shop_home_active_22
  Pinkalicious Bubblegum: https://www.etsy.com/listing/101513105/reneabouquets-butterfly-set-pinkalicious?ref=shop_home_active_1
Reneabouquets Ivory Chiffon Flowers: https://www.etsy.com/listing/221745420/reneabouquets-flower-set-ivory-chiffon?ref=shop_home_active_15
Reneabouquets set/6 Camellia Pink Flowers: https://www.etsy.com/listing/225850154/reneabouquets-flower-set-of-6-camellia?ref=shop_home_active_1
Reneabouquets Glitter Glass in Pink: https://www.etsy.com/listing/209099833/reneabouquets-chunky-glitter-glass-pink?ref=shop_home_active_10
Prima Junkyard Findings Clock Faces: https://www.etsy.com/listing/208016443/prima-junkyard-findings-collection?ref=shop_home_active_16
Prima Junkyard Findings Clock Hands: https://www.etsy.com/listing/220850750/prima-junkyard-findings-vintage-metal?ref=shop_home_active_10
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Resin Oval Frames: https://www.etsy.com/listing/203356760/prima-shabby-chic-treasures-collection?ref=shop_home_active_13
Prima Jodi Lee Butterfly Collection Flowers-Chorion: https://www.etsy.com/listing/226732523/prima-marketing-jodie-lee-butterfly?ref=shop_home_active_14
Prima Vintage Mechanicals Large Clocks: https://www.etsy.com/listing/225721413/prima-vintage-mechanicals-trinkets?ref=shop_home_active_24
Prima Stamp-N-Add Angel Wings: https://www.etsy.com/listing/204851051/prima-ingvild-bolme-stamp-and-add-angel?ref=shop_home_active_11
Ranger Tim Holtz Texture Paste: https://www.etsy.com/listing/197732026/ranger-tim-holtz-texture-paste-4-oz-jar?ref=shop_home_active_11

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Shabby Chic Vase (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

Sooooo, I found this ceramic style vase/urn "thingie" (LOL) at a thrift store and it had very old, ugly, fabric flowers inside...which I promptly removed! The vase was painted a blue/green color with cream swooshes...I'm guessing so it to look distressed. I began painting the entire piece with Prima Texture Paste in White Crackle. It turned out great...allowing the original color tone to bleed through just slightly...which is perfect, because I wanted the rest of the goodies to be in colors of blues and whites. I chose flowers from my stash which include some from Prima, the Stationers Desk collection and I also chose some wonderful Prima embellishments such as Ingvild Bolme's Shabby Chic Treasures metal heart gears, metal clock face, metal clock hands, metal street sign, resin oval frame and from Finnabair's Vintage Mechanicals collection, the metal skeleton clock. I also used Bead Landing gears and a large 3-d metal heart from Michaels. All the embellishments that were bronze, silver or gold in color, I painted white to match the color scheme. The beautiful Blue fabric flower...came from Renea's shop, however, it was originally white. I was able to use Lindy's Stamp Gang shimmer spray in Whale Watch Blue to change the color of the flower to suit my project. In the cluster of clocks and frames in the center of the project, you will notice a metal Baroque frame. This is from Renea's  shop. It's actually a beautiful antique gold and comes in a set of 2. But I was able to paint it white...still so pretty! The Beautiful Glitter Glass butterflies also came from Renea's shop. These are the Tiny Treasures butterflies, called "Ice". Some of the Prima product was also from Rena's shop. I will list all the products I used from her shop down below.  I added some rub-on words to the front of my vase. I don't know the brands of these...I've had them for awhile. I wanted to add a delicate touch to the project, so I decided to add some heart shaped chain hanging off the front of the vase and then added another gear and lock in the center of that. I wanted to bring the Glitter Glass of the butterflies onto the project as well, to tie in the theme of the Glitter Glass, so I used some of this beautiful glitter from Renea's shop in a light grey shade. To do a little shopping from Renea, click on the link to the right of my sidebar titled "Reneabouquets". It will take your directly there! Here's the pics:


 






 
YT Video Link:



Products used from Renea's shop:
RB Tiny Treasures Butterflies in Ice
RB Glitter Glass in Light Grey
RB Chiffon Flowers in White
RB Set/2 Baroque Frames
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Metal Clock Faces
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Metal Clock hands
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Street Signs
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Resin Oval Frames
Prima Vintage Mechanicals Clock

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mixed Media "XO" Shadow Box (GDT Project for SaCrafters.com)

This is a mixed media, shabby chic style, shadow box project for SaCrafters.com. I love this project because I seem to be drawn to anything with an "xo" on it and this is right up my alley! I love how the "o" is in the shape of a heart! For this project I used the Graphic 45 paper collection, Botanical Tea! I Pulled out papers with pink shades. For the top layer of the shadow box, I used Prima texture paste in white sand and applied it with a pounce brush and followed that up with some shimmery goodness by  Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Old Lace. For the "x" I placed the décor on top and for the "o" I placed the décor inside. I wanted the "x" to appear to be hinged to the "o", so I used a wooden hinge from SaCrafters. I love these hinges. this particular hinge is the smaller size. On the "x" I used a wooden skeleton clock from SaCrafters and placed a pair of  Prima resin wings and Prima metal clock face  on top of a resin frame. I finished it all off with the wood sentiment "noted" also from SaCrafters. To add some whimsy to this word,  I used a metal gear, a Tim Holtz spinner piece and a Tim Holtz number 8 turned sideways to represent the eternity symbol. Inside the "o" I used tons of Wild Orchid Craft flowers and metal gears from Bead Landing and Prima as well as a Prima lightbulb. At the bottom I used another wood sentiment from SaCrafters, which I thought went appropriately with the "xo" theme! I wanted to add a small moving element to the product...just for fun...so I add some chain hooked to the hinge sweeping over to the sentiment and finished off with a dangling key. I wanted to add a little more texture to complete the project, so I used Prima 3D Matte Gel medium and some Prima Glass Beads in various areas. The products I used From SaCrafters will be below the pictures. If you'd like to see what else is available in the store, just click on the link to the right on my sidebar.




Youtube Video Link (a start to finish tutorial process):  http://youtu.be/cJaIIVsO7LU

Products used from Sacrafters.com:
Wooden XO Shadow Box
Wood Roman Numerals Clock
Wooden Hinge
Wooden Sentiment tag
Wooden Word "Noted"

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mixed Media 4-Drawer Organizer (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

I created this super fun project for a young lady who loves to organize! She also loves Graphic 45 and red/black is one of her favorite color schemes, so it wasn't hard to pull out the paper line, 'Olde Curiosity Shoppe'. This is such a fun, eclectic line, that it allowed me to adorn this piece with lots of fantastic pieces such as a handmade pair of spectacles and a lightbulb! I used tons of Bead Landing gears and tons of Prima products, such as the cute resin owl located on the side of the project and my very favorite staples to use: the Prima Clock Faces and Prima Clock hands...these three pieces came from Reneabouquets! I used tons of flowers by Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts and some Petaloo Botanica flowers from Renea's shop. There are also some Reneabouquet products on this project such as the Tiny Treasure Butterflies in Champagne Dreams, Glitter Glass in Diamond shade and some shabby metal scissors that I used as one of the drawer handles! I painted the piece with black Gesso paint. For added texture to the papers I sewed around the perimeter of each one, and distressed the edges with the Prima Distress tool. I used The Crafters Workshop "Art Is" stencil as well as a polka dot stencil by Heidi Swapp in various areas around the project with the Ranger Texture paste that can be found in Renea's shop. There is so much detailing on this project that its hard to name everything.... so I hope the pictures tell you a better story as well as the Youtube video that will be linked below. I will list the products used from Renea's shop below the pictures and if you would like to go to her store, just click on the link to the right on my sidebar. Thanks for stopping by!





 


 
 


 


Youtube Video Link: http://youtu.be/COkJtWt-MYk


Supplies used from Reneabouquets:
Reneabouquets Glitter Glass in Diamond
Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterflies: Champagne Dreams
Reneabouquets set of 2 Shabby Metal Scissors
Ranger Texture Paste
Prima Metal Clock Faces
Prima Metal Clock Hands
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Resin Owls
Petaloo Botanica Flowers (Amber/Ivory/Green/Brown)

Friday, April 24, 2015

Prima DT call for 2015-2016

   I can't leave this DT call alone...I have to try!  I absolutely LOVE Prima...but then who doesn't? I had a hard time choosing which projects to enter, but finally decided on these yummy masterpieces! I have decided to feature a few altered items, as this is my area of creativity as well as a couple of "off the page" 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 it...it needs to have an inspiration behind it. For example, maybe the piece is showing an undying eternal love for my husband ("Floating Frame LO" below), or possibly an irrevocable bond between a man and woman ("XO Altered Clock" below) , or maybe an inspirational way to live your "time" of life "(Mixed Media Shadow Box Clock" below).
    Prima allows me to mix and match paper lines, 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! For example, on my 6x6 Altered Canvas pictured below I was able to combine paper from an older collection (Romantique) with flowers from a newer collection (Stationer's Desk) They go perfectly together...which works perfectly 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 and this blog as well as sharing my completed works on Pinterest 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 the past couple of years as well as some recent work. I've also chosen to add a few "start-to-finish" videos of some 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!

 
6x6 Altered Canvas
Start to Finish YT Video link (canvas): http://youtu.be/AZauPPJfKLk

 
Mixed Media Shadow Box Clock
Start to Finish YT Video link (clock):  https://youtu.be/wep0NgT_rCg



Shabby Chic Miniature Chair
 


 
Floating Frame LO

Start to finish YT video link (frame): https://youtu.be/DTbTraG1q10
 
 
Mixed Media Altered 3-piece Frame Set (made into a working clock)
                            
Mixed Media Altered Canvas
Start to Finish YT Video link (canvas): https://youtu.be/iLix4Tj0XOU


Shabby Chic Wall Art
 
 
Shabby Chic Altered Frame
 
Altered Charger Plate
 
"XO" Altered Clock
 
Altered Violin