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!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Shabby Chic Wall Decor (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

Here is another project that I created for Reneabouquets!! I love to alter unique pieces that I find into pieces of art that can be displayed beautifully amongst any home décor. I turned this particular piece of metal wall art décor into something inspirational. (I found the metal scroll piece at Hobby Lobby). I wanted to create this for a friend, in hopes that it lifts her spirits whenever she glances at it!
I concentrated on colors of teals, pinks and whites because of their soothing color palate. Here is the YouTube video that explains this product in further detail!
The links to the products I used from Reneabouquets  will be below:
Some Photos:


Product Links:
Petaloo Flowers Mums and Butterflies (Teal): this color temporarily out of stock, but there are other colors!!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Shabby Chic Trivet Clock (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

This is a recent project that I created for Reneabouquets!! I turned a 7x7 wooden trivet into a tabletop shabby chic working clock. I drilled an access hole to put the clock mechanism through and then decorated around it with yummy product from Renea's store! It is very easy to design with her product, because she carries the latest and greatest from several different companies as well as beautiful one of a kind items that she creates herself!! 
There is a link to the right on my sidebar that will take you directly to Reneabouquets...just click on it... or if you are interested in an individual product that I used on this particular piece, the links are down below! Thanks for stopping by!!
Here is the YouTube video that explains this product in further detail!
Here are the products I used:
Reneabouquets Set/3 Chiffon Flowers (Khaki):
Reneabouquets Glitter Glass (Pale Pink):
Reneabouquets Set/4 Dream Keys: temporarily out of stock
Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Ice Princess):
Blue Fern Studio Chipboard (Scalloped Border):
Tim Holtz Ornate Metal Bookplates:
Prima Takes of You and Me collection Flowers (Amour de Ma Vie):
Prima Flowers (Tatiana):
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Resin Frames:
Prima Junkyard Findings Metal Clock Hands:

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Shabby Chic Altered Home Decor Wood Signs...DT Project for

I wanted to make some altered home decor items using wood blocks and glass candle stick holders. What I came up with will make some fun gifts. I glued the candle holders to the bottom of the wood blocks and then began to decorate the two pieces. On one of the pieces I wanted to do the quote, "I love you to the moon and back" and on the other piece I just wanted it to focus on Love. I used the Sweet Paris paper collection from Dovecraft for both pieces. I wanted them shabby chic, with some movement and a little hardware....just for fun! I used a wooden heart that I purchased from Joanns on both pieces that hangs underneath the wooden blocks for added interest.  I like how they turned out!! Super cute! I will have the list of products used from Reneabouquets below the photos. You can click on the links to go directly to the products from the Etsy store. Or if you rather, you can visit the .com site at To make it short and sweet...Here are the photos:

Products used from Reneabouquets:
Reneabouquets Trim ( Dainty Champagne):
Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Sweet Pea):
Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Sweetheart):
Renabouquets Set/3 Chiffon Flowers (Ivory):
Reneabouquets Glitter Glass (Diamond):
Reneabouquets Dragonflies (Shabby Pink Roses):
Prima Junkyard Findings Metal Clock Faces:
Prima Junkyard Findings Metal Clock Hands:
Prima Flowers Esperanza Collection in Pink:
Prima Flowers Symphony Blend in Amoroso Pink:
Prima Color Bloom Spray in Cotton Candy:


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Shabby Chic Altered Pumpkin Carriage (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

About 2 years ago, I found a metal pumpkin carriage at Joann's Craft Store and I had to have it! I knew I wanted to make a romantic style "Cinderella" theme! It was a brown color, so I mixed acrylic paint and sand together and painted this up....and then it sat for 2 inspiration for a design, just a theme, obviously.   But this year, it was the right time of year and I was bound and determined to pull this out, hunt down some inspiration on Pinterest and start this project!  I also added a strand of tiny LED lights after my project was complete, so at night, it would look delicate and romantic! I didn't take any "night" photos, but if you look closely, in some of the pictures, you can see some tiny lights!  I used a piece of clear acrylic under the carriage, so that I would have a base to glue all the layers of flowers to, as well as all the other embellishments! I'm going to let the pictures do the talking...there's so much to see!  I will have the links down below to all the products I used from Renea's shop! If you want to just go to Renea's home page of her Etsy shop...just click on the link to the right on my side bar!

Products used:
Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Sweet Nothings):
Reneabouquets Butterflies (Debutante):
Reneabouquets Glitter Glass (Diamond):
Reneabouquets So Shabby Chiffon Flower (Ivory):
Reneabouquets S/3 Chiffon Flowers (Ivory):
Reneabouquets S/3 Chiffon Flowers (Sangria Pink):
Prima Flowers-Symphony Blend in Amoroso Pink:
Prima Flowers-Jodi Lee Butterfly collection (Chorion)-
Prima Flowers-Fleur de Lys (Ivory):
Prima Junkyard Findings Metal Clock Faces:
Prima Junkyard Findings Metal Clock Hands:
Prima Shabby Chic Resin Oval Resin Victorian Frames:
Prima Shabby Chic Resin Rectangle Resin Baroque Frames:
Petaloo Mums and Butterflies (Pink):
Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain (White Picket Fence):