Sunday, 24 August 2014

Vintage Mixed media canvas

Hi everyone and welcome back to my "Happy Place"
As most of you know I have moved and now pretty settled.
While I was on the move the Design Team had fun using stencils from Imagine if so I wanted to show my first attempt at anything like this!
I painted the canvas white so I had a nice surface to work with, the edge I've inked with Tim Holtz Vintage photo.
The bird cage frame and words I used Tim Holtz stain...(just love this stuff)

I started stressing and ripping the paper in selected places for the aged look.
I started using the brick stencil with just white texture paste then coloured it with a pink paint for the circles and butterfly stencils.....I think it looks ok for a first time attempt!
The paper collection is My Minds Eye Lost & Found Madison Avenue!
the first layer I glued down after stressing the edges and inking with the Vintage Photo was a music sheet then under the torn area I added a small piece of a script for interest.

The top layer is from the same collection that I cut about a cm all around so its smaller than the underneath one then stressed and inked as well.
after placing the "Vintage Girl" and frame I rolled the paper at the top for more interest!
Finally some stamping and added colour to the bricks

The bird cage I used a small piece of chain to attach it to the V and have left it hanging for movement
The little birds I cut from a larger bird cage and coloured with inks.
Finally I have used a selection of flowers and leaves from Imagine if
 inked with Vintage Photo for an aged look.
I tucked a fussy cut clock under the frame, then spritzed the canvas with Perfect pearls Vintage gold.
The lovely vintage lady was a leftover from another project for Jo.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Shabby French Boutique

Hi everyone welcome back to my happy place :)
This weeks DT project for Imagine if is a laser cut MDF art box.
After Jo said art box I knew exactly what I was going to do with it!
I had seen this idea on pinterest awhile ago and wanted to do my interpretation of a little shop.
I got right into it by gluing all the pieces together and painted the edges with a vintage white paint.

Then covered all the sections with a beautiful paper gifted to me by a dear friend that was just perfect for a French shabby look!

The little door I cut out using packaging from Imagine if, I stamped some white stayzon ink onto acetate for a window, added a metal embellishment painted in the vintage pink and aged it with some Victorian velvet ink.

Some of the embellishments I have made are the cameo painted with gesso and placed behind the door for some interest.
The little thimbles are buttons that I have glued some flowers in and attached to the display pole I made from left overs of the box.
The little bird picture is glued onto a metal embellishment from my stash.
Little vases made from beads, also the shelves have some crochet trim added for interest.
The little door handle I used a broken piece of a key....perfect!

I covered the outside of the box in same paper collection! love the sparkle!
Added a chipboard edge from Imagine if painted in the vintage pink.

Also used a fence made from Imagine if chipboard to hang bunches of flowers from, mini perfume bottles, Eiffel towers toned down with gesso, little books and a dress form adorn my little French boutique!

Sitting on the step inside the door is a tub of flowers.....
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the process 

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Altered CD

Hi everyone and welcome back to my happy place.
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Wow another month has gone by way too fast.
Some lovely news that my son was getting married and an excuse to make lots of gifts for them both!
I started off with an Altered of my favourite things to make.

Nothing in my house is safe when I get on a creation roll! so out came two new cd's!

I glued the cd's onto some lovely Kaisercraft paper then trimmed with my craft knife.
the second cd I glue onto the back when its all complete to have a tidy finish.

All these embellishments from Imagine if are just perfect for all my creations!
The heart I painted with Inka gold then stamped with French script while the other pieces I used vintage photo stain to get an aged look.

First I inked the edge of the cd then glued on some bead dangle trim.
the laser cut chipboard pieces have been glued down but the sentiment "Love" I just touched the bottom so a photo of the couple can slip behind it...perfect!

With a selection of flowers and a chipboard flower placed at the bottom and a narrow lace trim added to the edge, a piece of seam binding added to the top for a hanger and a bow tucked in.
The second  cd is glued over the back and a spritz with Perfect Pearls for a sparkle...Perfect!

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Sunday, 3 August 2014

Sweet Nothings Mini Album

Hi everyone welcome back to my happy place and another blog hop!

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I couldn't help myself and I just had to create a mini album from some of the gorgeous products from Imagine if 

Firstly I have used some packaging from Imagine if to construct the covers and spine.
I used two layers glued together for a thicker card

Once I had finished creating the mini album using the paper bag style with pockets and tags using the Kaisercraft "Sweet Nothings" Collection and Tim Holtz "Vintage Photo" Di stress ink.

I moved on to creating double sided photo mats that slip into the top opening of the paper bag!
On the cover of the mini album I have used three of the laser cuts I just inked and painted and a cute metal embellishment from Imagine if.
Some beautiful soft blue lace and a crochet flower to finish off this lovely paper!

The spine I have wrapped some seam binding around and created a double bow with another metal embellishment from Imagine if that I added a heart bling to for some sparkle!
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