Saturday, April 21, 2018

Shabby Chic Altered Pedestal Frame (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

    I had found this great shaped pedestal frame at Hobby Lobby, on sale with a price of about $6. I loved the scalloped edge at the top and it had enough landscape to add some beautiful Reneabouquets product and turn it into a home décor masterpiece! My thought was to have an inspirational quote as the centerpiece to my design and I think I was able to find something that would do! LOL. So, this piece originally had another wood element glued on top, and I was able to pry that off and then I painted the piece (front and back) with Prima Heavy Black Gesso, using a pounce brush and heat setting into between coats to get a subtle, yet great texture. After this was complete, I traced the main shape onto a few pieces of coordinating colors of paper and cardstock. Each piece of paper was about 1/8 inch smaller than the prior sheet so that all my colors peeked through.  On two sheets, that were going to be my top sheets, I cut a horizontal slit about 3 inches deep on the right side. Then I used a sewing machine stitch around the perimeter of all my papers and even guided that stitch around where I cut horizontally into the paper. After the sewing was complete, I distressed the edges with my Prima distress tool.   Now, going back to the two sheets I cut the slit into...I wet that part of the paper with water from a spray bottle, curled the edges inward with a paintbrush handle and then used a heat tool to set the curl. I thought this would give some great looking, fancy, texture!
    OK...so this gives you a background into the start of the project...from there, tons of Reneabouquets product, as well as some from my own stash, were layered and set into place and.....the pièce de résistance is complete! Here are the pictures...followed by the You Tube video which shows the entire process, and then the links to all the fabulous Reneabouquets products that were used in the project! Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy!!









You Tube Video:




Links to Reneabouquets (RB) products used:

RB 3 Layer Flower Appliques (White): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/reneabouquets-trim-3-layer-flower-appliques
RB Mulberry Flowers (Mini Pink and Ivory): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/mini-pink-ivory-mulberry-roses-leaves-set
RB Mulberry Flowers (Soft Pink Roses, Gardenias & Leaves): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/soft-pink-roses-gardenia-leaves-mulberry-flowers
RB S/3 Chiffon Flowers (Neutral): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/neutral-chiffon-pearl-rhinestone-flower-set-of-3
RB Sheer Romance Lace Pink: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/reneabouquets-trim-sheer-romance-lace-pink
RB Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Sweetheart): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/tt-sweetheart-glitter-glass-butterflies-set
RB Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Sweet Pea): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/tiny-treasures-sweet-pea-glitter-glass-butterflies
RB Magical Miniatures Butterflies (My Romantic Heart):  https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/magical-miniatures-my-romantic-heart-butterflies
RB Beautiful Board Brick Wall Elements (Small): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-small-brick-elements
RB Beautiful Board S/4 Quilling Flourishes (Small): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-small-quilling-flourish-set-of-4-laser-cut-chipboard
RB Beautiful Board Decorative Clock Hands (Medium): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-medium-decorative-clock-hands-set-face-laser-cut-ch
RB Beautiful Board April in Paris Adornment Pattern (Small): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-small-april-in-paris-adornment-pattern
RB Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits (Shabby Hearts): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-beautiful-bits-shabby-hearts
RB Beautiful Board Luna Dream Catcher Pattern (Small): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-small-luna-dreamcatcher-pattern-laser-cut-chipboard
RB Beautiful Board S/3 Chain Link Frame Set: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-chain-link-frame-set-of-3-laser-cut-chipboard-frames
RB Beautiful Board Printed Board Tuck It In Cherry Blossoms (Small):  https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/printed-beautiful-board-small-tuck-it-in-cherry-blossoms-laser-cut-chipb
RB Beautiful Board Printed Board S/2 Small Vintage Cherubs: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/printed-beautiful-board-small-vintage-cherubs-laser-cut-chipboard
RB Glitter Glass (Diamond): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/5-ounce-diamond-chunky-glitter-glass
Prima Marketing 12x12 Paper Pad Love Story by Frank Garcia: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/prima-love-story-by-frank-garcia-12-x-12-paper-pad
Prima Marketing Rossibelle Chipboard Collection: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/prima-rossibelle-collection-chipboard-more
Prima Marketing Flowers-Amelia Rose Collection (Love and Luck): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/prima-amellia-rose-love-and-luck-flowers

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Altered Shabby Chic Birdcage (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

The minute I saw new product line from Reneabouquets called “April in Paris”, the Beautiful Board and Printed Beautiful Board collection, I had to create a project featuring at least two of the 1800’s vintage ladies, Elisabeth and Gabrielle...both stunningly elegant in detail. I wanted to feature them in a moment of time, capturing, perhaps, a qlimpse of their statuesque beauty and hoping to portray that feeling of another era. This is why I thought it would be great to place the scene in a birdcage...it’s captured in an enclosed space, and allows your mind to take a glimpse into the 1800’s, making it feel more up close and personal...at least this is what I wanted to portray with this particular project. I will have all the Reneabouquets product links below that were used in the project as well as the start to finish You Tube video so that you can see the entire process of this piece. Thanks for stopping by!










 
You Tube Video:



Reneabouquets (RB) products used in this project:

RB Beautiful Board Printed Board: April In Paris (Elisabeth): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/printed-beautiful-board-small-elisabeth-in-paris-laser-cut-chipboard
RB Beautiful Board Printed Board: April In Paris (Gabrielle): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/printed-beautiful-board-small-gabrielle-in-paris-laser-cut-chipboard
RB Beautiful Board Printed Board: Large Vine and Roses Heart Frame:  https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/printed-beautiful-board-large-rose-heart-frame-laser-cut-chipboard
RB Beautiful Board: April In Paris (Doily Two): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-april-in-paris-doily-two-set-of-3-laser-cut-chipboard
RB Beautiful Board (Wire Dressform Set): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-small-wire-dress-form-chipboard
RB Beautiful Board (Brick Elements): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-small-brick-elements
RB Beautiful Board Bling Love Locks and Keys: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-bling-love-locks-keys
RB Beautiful Board (Quilling Flourishes): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-small-quilling-flourish-set-of-4-laser-cut-chipboard
RB Beautiful Board (Clock Hands-Medium): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-medium-decorative-clock-hands-set-face-laser-cut-ch
RB Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Sweet Pea Lavender): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/tiny-treasures-sweet-pea-lavender-premium-paper-glitter-glass-butt
RB Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Sweet As Candy): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/tiny-treasures-sweet-as-candy-butterflies
RB Glitter Glass (Lavender): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/5-ounce-lavender-chunky-glitter-glass
RB Mulberry Flowers S/13 Roses & Leaves (Purple and White): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/purple-white-roses-leaves-mulberry-flowers
RB Mulberry Flowers S/13 Roses & Leaves  (Soft Pink and White): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/soft-pink-roses-gardenia-leaves-mulberry-flowers
RB 3 Layer Lace Applique Flower (Dusty Rose): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/reneabouquets-trim-3-layer-flower-appliques
RB Lace (Daisy Chain): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/reneabouquets-trim-daisy-chain-lace
Prima Marketing Resin Frame (Chantilly Royal): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/prima-memory-hardware-resin-frame-chantilly-royal
Prima Marketing Flowers (Amelia Rose-Love and Luck): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/prima-amellia-rose-love-and-luck-flowers
Prima Marketing Rossibelle Chipboard Collection: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/prima-rossibelle-collection-chipboard-more
Prima Marketing 12x12 Paper Collection (Love Story by Frank Garcia): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/prima-love-story-by-frank-garcia-12-x-12-paper-pad

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Shabby Chic Mixed Media Altered Book (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

For this project I wanted to create a very textured shabby chic, mixed media, romantic layout using a book as my platform. I loved using a book because I was able to add texture around the layout by adding the elements in between the layers of the pages. I started with  a Scrapbook Home Décor idea book that was about  8 1/2 x 8 1/2 size. It was perfect because once opened, it laid very flat, which was just right for my layout. The pages that weren't embellished, I just simply glued together with Beacon FabricTac glue. It adheres the pages nicely without bubbles or clumps. There are a lot of details about this project (too many to explain in a small post) and products used from Reneabouquets.com, so  I will leave the link to the You Tube video which shows the process of this project in a start-to-finish, fast forward, process as well as leave the all the products I used from Reneabouquets at the end of the post. Thanks for stopping by!!













You Tube Video Link:







Reneabouquets (RB) Product Links used for this project:

RB Vintage Gold Locket Lace: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/vintage-gold-locket-lace-3-inch-wide
RB Simply Beautiful French Embroidered Lace: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/reneabouquets-trim-promise-ring-lace
RB Timeless Vintage Lace in Ivory: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/reneabouquets-trim-timeless-vintage-ivory-lace
RB Butterflies (Love Story): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/a-love-story-premium-paper-glitter-glass-butterflies
RB Magical Miniatures Double Sided Butterflies (My Romantic Heart): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/magical-miniatures-my-romantic-heart-butterflies
RB S/13 Mulberry Flowers (Dusty Rose): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/dusty-rose-roses-leaves-mulberry-paper-flowers
RB Beautiful Board S/4 Quilling Flourishes: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-small-quilling-flourish-set-of-4-laser-cut-chipboard
RB Beautiful Board Extra Large Decorative Clock Hands: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-large-clock-hands-set-face-laser-cut-chipboard
RB Beautiful Board Large Victorian Scroll Accents: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-medium-victorian-scroll-accents
RB Beautiful Board S/2 Chunky Chain Link Frames: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-chunky-chain-link-frame-set-of-2-laser-cut-chipboard-frames
RB Beautiful Board Small Lacy Heart Frames: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-small-lacy-heart-frame-laser-cut-chipboard
RB Beautiful Board Heart Lace Border: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-heart-lace-chipboard
RB Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits Decorative Laser Cut Chipboard: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-beautiful-bits-decorative-laser-cut-chipboard
RB Beautiful Board Brick Wall Elements (Small): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-small-brick-elements
RB Beautiful Board Printed Board Tuck It In Cherry Blossoms: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/printed-beautiful-board-small-tuck-it-in-cherry-blossoms-laser-cut-chipb
RB S/4 Metal Dream Keys in Silver: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/key-set-of-4-silver-dream-metal-keys
RB Glitter Glass (Diamond): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/5-ounce-diamond-chunky-glitter-glass
Prima Marketing Flowers Cherry Blossom Collection (Thea): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/prima-cherry-blossom-thea-flowers
Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Crackle: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/ranger-tim-holtz-opaque-crackle-texture-paste-4-oz

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Mixed Media DIY Home Decor: Mini Window Shutter (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

I found this mini window shutter at Joanns Craft store and thought it would be super cute to decorate. It was simply black in design, and had a large decorative hook. I removed the hook to save for another project and using a new paper release by Prima Marketing, called "Lavender",  I used a paper to wood transfer technique vs. just gluing the paper directly on top of the piece, because, in doing the transfer method, it lends a finished result that looks as if the paper has faded into the wood. This finished piece of Home Décor can be hung up or displayed in an easel.  I was privileged to use some beautiful Reneabouquets product such as Glitter Glass, Tiny Treasures Butterflies, Magical Miniatures Butterflies and the luscious Beautiful Board Product! The items used in this project will be below the pictures with direct links to each of them. I will include the You Tube video which features the entire project in a start to finish format plus the tutorial on how to do a Paper to Wood Transfer! There will be a link below the photos a well! Thanks for stopping by!



 
You Tube Video Link:
 
 
Reneabouquets (RB) products/links used on this project:
RB S/13 Mulberry Flowers Roses and Leaves (Dusty Purple and White): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/dusty-purple-white-roses-leaves-mulberry
RB S/13 Mulberry Flowers Roses and Leaves (Purple and White): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/purple-white-roses-leaves-mulberry-flowers
RB Double Sided Watercolor Magical Miniature Butterflies (Cherry Blossoms): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/magical-miniatures-cherry-blossom-double-side-printed-butterflies
 
 


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Altered Mixed Media 12x12 Wood Pallet 3D Layout (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

 
I wanted to create a lasting home décor piece as a gift for my nephew and his fiancé (they are getting married this summer-2018). A beautiful batch of Engagement photos were posted on FB and I saved a few of them for this project. It was very hard to decide which one to use! I also purchased a 12x12 rustic wood pallet to use as the home base for the design. I knew the wood itself, would be covered but I liked the sturdiness and 3D design of the pallet. For the overall colors of the design, I wanted to go with the original colors of the photo that I had chosen to work with vs. turning this photo to black and white because I felt it would lend a more striking end result of this 3D layout.
 I was lucky to have some Beautiful Board pieces from Reneabouquets (that went PERFECTLY with the design I was wanting to build), as well as some RB Trinkets, RB Mulberry Flowers, RB Tiny Treasures Butterflies, RB Glitter Glass and Microbeads and even some Prima product (in stock at RB) to help capture the overall timeless quality for a treasured keepsake that can be displayed in their home for years to come. 
 
Below the pictures will be a link to my YouTube video for a complete start to finish process of how I made this project! I will also add the links to the products used from Reneabouquets.com.
 
 
 
 





 
You Tube Video Link:
 
 
 
 
Links to Reneabouquets (RB) Products used on this project:

RB Beautiful Board Elements (Brick-size: small): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-small-brick-elements
RB Mulberry Flowers S/24 Mini Roses & Leaves (True Red): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/mini-true-red-mulberry-paper-roses-leaves-set
RB Mulberry Flowers S/12 Roses and Gardenias in Vintage Dark Olive (used the 2-tone Brown Gardenias in the set): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/vintage-dark-olive-mulberry-paper-roses-gardenias
Prima S/2 Vintage Mechanicals Metal Clock Faces (small): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/prima-vintage-metal-clock-faces-small

Friday, February 16, 2018

DIY Shabby Chic Altered Metal Envelope (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

I was given a set of Home Décor undecorated metal envelopes and immediately knew I wanted to make it into some kind of romantic, shabby chic piece for the month of February, since we all know it is the month of love! I wanted the piece to be warm, inviting, and full of textures. I had seen several versions of handmade fabric envelopes with stuffed fabric hearts on Pinterest and that was the inspiration that I drew from in creating my own version of a "Love Letter"!  I used 3 layers of chipboard hearts (instead of stuffing) covered with textured fabrics for my two largest hearts and for my center heart, I used a Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Lacy Heart Frame. I simply adore the scalloped border and its design allowed me to shape it a little to give it a 3-D effect. I loved the heart so much, I used it again in a smaller size on the envelope itself! I also used a few other of my Reneabouquet Beautiful Board favorites such as, the Quilling Flourishes (located on the larger cream heart), the Cherry Blossom Branches (located on the envelope base to the right side) and an art piece would not be complete without the Decorative Clock Hands! And these are just a few of my favorites on this piece! Who wouldn't love the Beautiful Board Love Locks and Key set hanging off the bow that is attached to the Lacy Heart Frame?   Did you also notice the super teeny tiny Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits Tiny Hearts scattered above the "I" in Bliss? There are several other quality products used in this project...I will list them with links below my You Tube Video which shows this entire project from start to finish.  Before you finish peeking at all the photos....take notice of the exquisite Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterfly (called Ruby Slippers)...doesn't it add the perfect touch?
Thanks for stopping by!
 
 
 






You Tube Video Link  (start to finish process of this project):


Reneabouquets (RB) Products used in this project:
RB Beautiful Board S/4 Lacy Heart Frames: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-lacy-heart-frame-set-of-4-laser-cut-chipboard-frames
RB Beautiful Board  S/6 Decorative Clock Hands: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-large-clock-hands-set-face-laser-cut-chipboard
RB Beautiful Board  S/4 Quilling Flourishes: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-quilling-flourishes-set-of4
RB Beautiful Board Love Locks/Key (with bling) Set: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-bling-love-locks-keys
RB Beautiful Board Cherry Blossom Branches: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-small-cherry-blossom-branches-laser-cut-chipboard
RB Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits Tiny Hearts: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-beautiful-bits-tiny-heart-laser-cut-chipboard
RB Mulberry Flowers Curly Roses (White): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/white-curly-roses-mulberry-paper-flowers-set
RB Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Ruby Slippers): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/tiny-treasures-ruby-slippers-butterflies-set
RB S/2 Sweetheart Lace Appliques: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/reneabouquets-sweet-heart-applique-set
RB Baroque Metal Frames (Silver): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/reneabouquets-baroque-metal-frames-set-of-2
RB Glitter Glass (Diamond): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/5-ounce-diamond-chunky-glitter-glass
Blue Fern Studios 12 x 12 Paper Collection (In The Mood): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/copy-of-blue-fern-studios-heartland-collection-20-papers

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Shabby Chic Altered Miniature Shovel (DT Project for Reneabouquets.com)

Since we are still in the cold months of the year, I decided to create a winter-filled, shabby chic home décor piece! I began with a miniature shovel that I found on sale during Christmas and decided to turn it into a winter piece! The shovel part had enough real estate to make my Winter scene come to life! I added many beautiful pieces (including the exceptionally exquisite Beautiful Board and Printed Beautiful Board product) from Reneabouquets to complete the overall textured quality for a treasured keepsake that can be displayed in any home for years to come. 

Below the pictures will be a link to my YouTube video for a complete start to finish process of how I made this project! I will also add the links to the products used from Reneabouquets.com.
Here are the pictures:










You Tube Video Link:


Reneabouquets (RB) Product Used on this project:
RB Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits (Circles): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-beautiful-bits-circle
RB Beautiful Board Large Decorative Clock Hands: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-large-clock-hands-set-face-laser-cut-chipboard
RB Beautiful Board S/7 Small Vintage Snowflakes: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-small-vintage-snowflakes-set-of-7-laser-cut-chipboard
RB Beautiful Board S/7 Large Vintage Snowflakes: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-large-vintage-snowflakes-set-of-7-laser-cut-chipboard
RB Beautiful Board S/4 Shabby Snowflakes: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-medium-shabby-snowflakes-two-set-of-4-laser-cut-chipboar
RB Beautiful Board Elements (Grid): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-medium-grid-elements-laser-cut-chipboard
RB Beautiful Board Elements (Art Deco): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-medium-art-deco-elements-laser-cut-chipboard
RB Beautiful Board Victorian Scroll Frame (Med): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-medium-victorian-scroll-frame
RB Printed Beautiful Board Victorian Winter Diecut Frosty Blue (Large): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/printed-beautiful-board-small-victorian-winter-laser-cut-chipboard-die-c
RB Glitter Glass Shard (Pearl): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/5-ounce-pearl-shard-glitter-glass
RB Glitter Glass (Light Grey): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/2-ounce-light-grey-chunky-glitter-glass
RB Original Butterflies (Winter Teal): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/winter-teal-sky-premium-paper-glitter-glass-butterflies
RB Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Snow White): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/tt-snow-white-butterflies
RB S/4 Silver Dream Metal Keys: https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/key-set-of-4-silver-dream-metal-keys
Prima Marketing 6x6 Paper Pad (Zella Teal): Temporarily out of stock
Prima Marketing Flowers Zella Teal Collection (Wanderer): https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/prima-zella-teal-flowers-wanderer