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):

Friday, October 16, 2015

Classic Murder Mystery Configuration Box (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

As I started to create a Halloween themed project, one of my papers that I pulled out to layer with, had a title on it that said, "Possible Case" and that stirred an old black and white murder mystery movie! All of the elements I used reminded me, somehow, of this murder mystery. From an actual piece of a metal film reel to a mini camera charm reminiscent of the shout of news headlines from the street-side curb....this piece is sure to take you back to yesteryear, while still keeping in with the Halloween color scheme! It all came possible with some great product from Reneabouquets! I will list all the links to the products I used below the pics!

Youtube Video Link:

Reneabouquets Products used:
Reneabouquets Butterflies-Little Vintage Witch:
Reneabouquets Chiffon Flowers (Black):
Reneabouquets Glass Microbeads (Raspberry):
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ornate Metal Book Plates:
Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain (Black Soot):
Prima Vintage Mechanical Clock (large):
Prima Junkyard Findings Metal Clock Face:
Prima Junkyard Findings Metal Clock Hands:

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Shabby Chic Shadow Box (DT project for Reneabouquets)

I found this arrow shaped shadow box on clearance at Joann's. I thought it would be cute to create a configuration type box that played off the arrow design! My thought process was to decorate it as if finding your "happy wishes, love and dreams" are right this way. I wanted all the embellishments to coordinate with my thought process and relate to the words I had chosen to use. I used black gesso with a pounce brush to paint and create texture on the shadow box. For the " dream" word, I used Prima heavy white gesso and the pounce brush again for texture. The other words, I used Prima color bloom sprays to match the paper line I was using...which was DCWV Immortal Love stack. I loved the color combo of black, grey, pink. I chose to use flowers from Wild a Orchid Crafts, Prima and some of  Micheals dollar bin flowers (my usual array of chosen flowers). I chose to bring the whole project together with many products from Reneabouquets. And I completed the look with the beautiful handmade butterflies by Renea as well as her excellent quality of Glitter Glass . It adds a romantic touch, don't you think? The individual links to the products I used will be below, or if you would like to go to the home page of Renea's shop, just click on the store link to the right on my sidebar. You can also chose to shop Here are the pics and YouTube video link explaining the project in more detail....

YT video link: 

Links for Products Used from Reneabouquets: