Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Vintage Romance Altered Bookstack

So for this design team project for ReneaBouquets, I decided to alter a bookstack! It was on my "to-do" list of projects I have been wanting to make! I had so much fun using the beautiful products from Renea's shop! I was lucky to be able to use her handmade flowers, handmade butterflies, Diecut chipboard pieces (flourishes) and the new Ranger Texture Paste! Renea carries tons of mixed media products in her store! Anything you could want for your project! I also have to mention, that I didn't have the right color butterflies in my stash for my project so I decided to try using some Lindy's Stamp Gang shimmer spray on it....ant it worked beautifully! The ink on the butterflies didn't run or smear and held up well to the moisture of the spray! Renea revealed to me that she uses a Professional Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink which makes her handmade products hold up well to smudges or scratches and makes them easily mixed media proof!! Now that is my kind of product! Besides products from Renea's shop, I used a few Prima paper lines for this. I pulled out Romance Novel, Cartographer, Stationer's Desk, and Time Travelers Memories. I also used many of the embellishments associated with those lines as well as other yummy Prima products and Wild Orchid Craft flowers. I made the books from scratch using my own medium weight chipboard for the outer portion of the book and Tim Holtz grungeboard for the spine since its so flexible! I distressed the edges of all the papers with the Prima distress tool and also sewed the papers with my sewing machine! I can't seem to do any of my projects without doing the distressing or sewing and I certainly can't complete my projects without adding texture to all my embellishments! I used acrylic paint mixed with sand to add the texture to the flowers and embellishments. I also used this over all the areas where I used Prima and The Crafters Workshop stencils. I think adding the soft paint mixture over the stencils brings out the dimension of the stencils! The Ranger texture paste from Renea's shop created such fine, sharp imaging....I love this stuff! Try it, you'll love it too! Here's the pics:

Here's the YT vid for more in depth details of the project:

Here are the links to ReneaBouquets:
Reneabouquets Shop-http://www.Reneabouquets.com
Reneabouquets Etsy Shop-https://www.etsy.com/shop/Reneabouquets
Reneabouquets Facebook Page-https://www.facebook.com/ReneabouquetsEtsyShop

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Shabby Chic Mini Album

This is a design team project for The Piece by Piece!  I was lucky to have received some beautiful laces, resin pieces, metal embellishments and the so pretty Prima Epiphany paper collection to work with! I added tons of layers and each page has a lace pocket stuffed with tags from the collection, as well as other Prima collection and even wooden tags by Prima!  I've also added a tiny configuration box using the packing that the wooden charms came in from the Epiphany collection. I made a few magnetic pages as well! the album was made from scratch using chipboard. it got a little bulky adding all the pretty elements that I had to make a clip to hold it closed! I added tons of texture by using acrylic paint mixed with sand on top of all the embellishments. I even used the Prima distress tool and distressed all the papers in the collection and added a shabby chic touch by sewing every single paper/tag as well! There is soooo much to see that the pictures will do it more justice that I can with words, so enjoy! There is also a link to the YT video to hear about more details!

Heres' the YT vid:
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The Piece by Piece is an art and craft supply store that initially started on Etsy, but has grown and now also exists as a brick & mortar establishment in the Niles district of Fremont, California.  Beverly Ybarra, store owner sources her unique laces, trims and ribbons from all over the world, including France, one of her favorite supply sources.  Some of Beverly's favorite local suppliers include Graphic 45 and Prima, so you are sure to find their products on the shelves at TPBP.  For those close to TPBP store in Fremont, each week there is a full list of classes to choose from.
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Shabby Chic "XO" Sign

I decided to use some wonderful products from SaCrafters Zibbet store for this months project....LOL....'cuz this is a SaCrafters DT project! I wanted to decorate a cute little wooden "XO" sign, since I always like to put a little 'xo' somewhere on all my projects! Have you ever noticed that???  I went with Graphic 45's Botanical Tea line which is one of my favorites. I wanted this piece to reflect my love of art and creating and have a sweet charming attitude!  The wooden pieces from SaCrafters store are the "XO" sign, the heart shadow box, the miniature wings, the sentiment, the penny farthing bicycle, the 'create' word, the miniature dressform and the butterfly! I used tons of Wild Orchid Craft flowers, yummy Prima products and it is just stinkin' cute!!! There's not much more to discusss so I will let the photos do the talkin'!!

Thanks for sharing your time with me!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Shabby Chic Embellishment Organizer

I decided to use a ceramic  flower pot and its drain lid to turn it into an embellishment organizer! I thought it would be a cute way to dress up a boring old flower pot! I wanted to give the flower pot a shabby chic vintage look.  I started by using Martha Stewart's new line of chalk paint called Vintage Décor paint in seashell pink and painted both pieces. I then used sand paper to rub off paint in the highlighted areas, then I glued the drain lid onto the bottom of the flower pot to create my organizer! Then came the easy part! I decorated the flower pot using tons of Wild Orchid Craft flowers, Prima resin and metal pieces and the beautiful pieces from ReneaBouquets Etsy shop! She makes the cutest flowers and butterflies, but also carries Mixed media product as well. Which is how I was able to stencil onto the flower pot using a Prima stencil and Ranger Texture paste from Renea's store!  Although I used up some 'real estate" in the drain lid where embellishments can be stored, its still a super cute idea, I think! It just oozes spring and summer doesn't it? Here's the pics:

Here are the links to ReneaBouquets:
Reneabouquets Shop-http://www.Reneabouquets.com
Reneabouquets Etsy Shop-https://www.etsy.com/shop/Reneabouquets
Reneabouquets Facebook Page-https://www.facebook.com/ReneabouquetsEtsyShop

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