Monday, September 19, 2016

Faux Cake Boxes - Pinspiration with Prima

Hello gorgeous creative souls! I am so excited to share my project today!
Today on the Prima blog it is all about Pinspiration! Taking a gorgeous photo you find
on Pinterest , and creating a project . The DT gals NAILED IT! Run, not walk, run
to the blog and see what they created! Here is my contribution ( I was late on sending it in
so it isn't on the blog, oopsie!). 
I saw this gorgeous cake on Pinterest (last picture) and HAD to create a 
stack of boxes inspired by it! I had some mess ups along the way, and it took me days
to finally finish. But i am happy with it. I really hope you all like it too! Big hugs

And here is the cake i drew my inspiration from! So amazing!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Graphic 45 Projects Alumni Takeover

Hello lovely peeps :)
I am SO EXCITED to share this post today! A few months ago I received
an email from my Graphic 45 FOREVER family, asking me and 
a few other past DT members to be a part of a special week on the blog. 
The Alumni Takeover. Sounds like a football game LOL! 
But goodness what an honor! I have missed creating with G45 terribly!
After 2 years on their amazing prestigious design team, I immediately joined
Prima Marketing. So all of my focus shifted that way. And I am so 
embarrassed to say most of my crafting for the last 2 years has been without
any G45. So creating these projects really renewed my LOVE and 
affection and passion for vintage style crafting! 
What I have always LOVED about G45 , is I always find myself just
using their PAPER. Not all the fancy embellies we all use all the time! 
All you really need is their paper pads! Fussy cut, make some handmade flowers from
the paper. Boom , done~ now if you like to add more, goodness
they have Staples that are AMAZINGLY phenomenal! I am especially
partial to the Lion's Head door knockers. LOVE! 
So after I got my packaged from them with Rare Oddities and 
Voyage Beneath the Sea, I went to town! Oh how i love the SMELL of their
paper~! You all, if you own some you know what i mean?!?! I hope LOL!
There is none other that compares. 
Here is the result! I created 4 projects. 2 with each collection! 
I sure hope you all like it! 
Please pop over to the blog and leave some love. The other DT gals from the
past ROCKED it this week! Hugs to all of you :)
Warning, picture overload LOL! I put them in order , with my favorite being last :)

First up the most simple....
Altered Mirror
I bought this cheap-o ONE DOLLAR plastic mirror a long long time ago. Knowing one day i would feel inspired to give it an updo! Graphic 45 papers are perfect for items like this! I did lots of fussy cutting to fit pieces in where i needed them to go. 

Supply List
Rare Oddities Paper 12x12
Antique Brass Door Knockers
Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys
Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates with knobs (knobs only)
Alcohol inks, crackle medium , and various paints from my stash

 Altered Cloche
I was so inspired by the image in the paper with the skull inside of the cloche, I decided to make my own! I pulled out anything I had that matched it somewhat and tried my best to mimic ithe picture , while adding my own spin. It even has LED light strands weaving through out. It looks so nice , lit up at night! I created a 3D Paper pumpkin and then just went to town making flowers and decorating until i was happy with the look. It felt so good to  just USE paper. I had not made flowers with my own hands in years! IT was so fun! For the most part anyways lol! Hope you all like it :)

Supply List
Rare Oddities Paper 12x12
Antique Metal Label Holder
Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates with knobs
Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys
Metals, Microbeads, Dresden, Paints from my stash

Altered "SAIL" Letters

I just love altering letters, and had this set that spelled out sail! what better collection to create a gorgeous beachy decor piece.
I made my own little sailboat at the end. So easy to do! This paper begs to be fussy cut! One of my all time new faves!
G45 always knocks it out of the park with their imagery!

Supply List
Voyage Beneath The Sea 8x8
Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates
Antique Keys ( corner pieces, cut apart)
Various Mediums, Paints , and stencils

And now my favorite piece to create....
Altered Compass Clock
Okay so it's no secret i LOVE altering clocks! But i wanted to switch things up just a bit! I covered every single piece (except the handle and the legs) with the papers! Decoupaging can take some time! I know! But the end result is so worth it! I try to make it look as seamless as possible! I got grungey with some of my compass pieces, like it had been sitting at the bottom of the sea. I sure hope you like my odd spin on the classic altered clock :)

Supply List

Friday, September 2, 2016

Altered Bottle Prima PPP

Hello lovelies! 
I am pretty excited to share this altered bottle here today! A couple
of reasons really make it special to me! First off, I used purples! ! ! Which i NEVER
 do! But can i say the new CB sprays from Prima especially Pink Crocus and 
Black Tulip were perfect for this! I have not made it a secret i love the colors
in the new Color Blooms far more than the originals! 
Dragonfly Blue, Magic Stone, Pink Crocus, and Black Tulip have my heart!
Along wtih all the others! But these are the ones i used on here hehe :)
I will have a step out photo tutorial up over the weekend here~! There may
be a few steps missing, but you know how it is when you are creating!
I used some rusty nails that i had found outside of my honey shop. 
He discards items, I find them and use them up! So they are all around the Druzy 
Stones, as well as wrapped up in the Gypsy Cord. I played around with my
Relics and Artifacts until I was happy with the look! 
I did an image transfer, and loads of foiling , and even layers of beeswax
(thanks Linda for my waxing iron!!!!) until I was happy. Loads of 3d gloss gel was needed to secure
the items. it is quite heavy! The topper piece, i have had for so many years i forget where
I got it! Which is such a bummer! But i was so inspired by the picture in the 
PPP board with the purple doors and the arches, I wanted to incorporate
some sort of architecture into my piece. I'm becoming really
BIG on recycling and up cycling. So perusing honey's trash bins, or the 
beach combing for discarded items isn't beyond me lol. 
Anyways, enough rambling. I do mean to make my blog a little more personable
these days. More than just the old "here look at this " routine lol.
I will tell more about it when i post the tutorial :) 
Big hugs to all of you, and i hope your weekend is full of love, light, laughter, and
happiness! If you even are reading this, know you are loved! Cause i love you all!
Make sure to check out the Prima blog for LOADS of inspiration and check out
all the challenges! xoxoxo
(ahem, sorry for the pix overload hehe! Sorry, not sorry?!?! lol)

Monday, August 22, 2016

Altered ARt for Prima

Hello lovely peeps! I am happy to be able to share my latest work for 
Prima!!!!!! NOt only is it for the regular DT, but I am going to teach this on
Live With Prima too! So if you want to create something like this, or just the same
join me next month to see how! The frame is straight from the dollar tree! one buck, and 
using Prima goodies to transform it into something much nicer! 
The butterfly is one of Sandra's amazing releases with Prima and the Relics
and ARtifacts range. I so love it! Getting the pieces cut off can be tricky! 
so don't worry, i have options for all levels. I know not everyone has access to a shop
with drills and saws and what not! I hope you all like it! Tons of mediums and
fun stuff added on there! Hugs!

 Supply LIst

Relics and ARtifacts Butterfly-942366
Wooden Alphas Hexagon-587437
Metallic Beads Memory Hardware-991982
IOD Baroque MOld-814823
IOD Baroque Mold-814786
Paperclay- 814991
Rustic Washers Mechanicals-963422
Typo Bulbs-891541
Art Alchemy Patina Paint-963240
Ancient Coin Art Alchemy Paint-963057
Color Bloom 2 Dragonfly Blue-588830
CHalkboard Paint Sand-577148
Chalkboard Paint Egg Blue-577216
Oil Pastels-814328
ARtisan Powder-991210
3D Gloss Gel-961381
White GEsso-961442
White Crackle Paste-961503
Copper MIcrobeads-962579
Turqoise Beads-962678
Fairy Ryhmes Flower Vine-565367

Friday, August 12, 2016

Driftwood Sailboats for Prima

Hello creative peeps :) I am so happy to finally share
these wee little sailboats I created using the French Riviera collection.
I have been collecting pieces of driftwood when we take our doggies to this
perfect little secluded spot. I had so much fun just playing around with different
styles and shapes of sails. Even carving into the driftwood , it was 
so easy to do because the driftwood is pretty frail. 
I did lots of fussy cutting from the paper line to add little touches here and there. 
Added some yummy art ingredients and that was it. I hope you
get some inspiration to try your own! 
Check out the blog for mega inspiration from the DT gals! 
I took tons of pix, inside and out so be prepared lol! 
Big hugs xoxo