Monday, October 28, 2013

Vintage Lavender Canvas WOC (Wild Orchid Crafts)

Hi Everyone,

I really love Wild Orchid Crafts and as I was on their site.. building up my shopping cart I noticed something I had not before... They have challenges! This Challenge is to create a project in Lavender.. so, I decided to try.

I took a 6x6 canvas and painted it with Tim Holtz Seedless Preserve Distress Paint mixed with Shaded Lilac Distress paint. I then added a crochet white doily lace approx the center. I took a #8 Tag and Marbled it with Distress Paint Seedless Preserve, Weathered Wood, and Shaded Lilac. I added WOC white lace, Tim Holtz white elastic ruffled lace and WOC flowers in one corner. I also added a purple crochet flower tucked in one side as well as a WOC White spiral that I spritz with Dylusions Purple and tucked at the top of the arrangement . Tucked next to the spiral is a WOC purple hatpin pearl. I took vintage lace from my stash and vintage pearls to border the canvas.
Let me know what you guys think! This is my first challenge entry.. so I hope I did this right! Thanks for reading

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Vintage Tags

Hi Everyone,

I've been working on some vintage style tags..All three tags are white #8 shipping tags. . This first tag I used Tattered Rose distress ink with a very small amount of victorian velvet ( on the bottom left corner and top left corner). I then sprayed random areas with Heidi Swapp Peach Spray. I added vintage white lace on the bottom with a pink crochet doily that I spritzed with Peach Spray and Gold then inked it with tea dye to give it some dark spots.. The flowers are from WOC and from my stash. The vintage lady is a portrait from the internet that I printed and glued to a Micheals Artminds wooden quote circle (cropping the obvious quote part... left it looking like a circle). the wooden piece was also inked with tattered rose and victorian velvet. The top is white fiber string that I spritz with Peach Spray.

Same type of shipping tag but used a stampendous dress form stamp in archival ink, word script background in vintage photo then added tattered rose and victorian velvet and embellished with WOC flower and vintage lace

In this one I used the same stamp and background colors as above but I did not add the script. Instead I added two different types of lace (one white, one pink) then added a string of pearls as my bottom base. I placed pearl spray , pink ribbon and pink white flower with black heart charm. Inside the Heart Charm I added Liquid Pearls in Platinum Pearl.

These are the tags I've been working on this weekend. =) Thanks for reading. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Distress Resist Tag,.. My princess

Hi again,

Yesterday I did some backgrounds with distress resist and posted them on youtube. So today, I took my distress resist tag and embellished it to give it a finished look.

In this tag i stamped the butterflies a bit to the left and added bling and flowers to compensate the empty corner on the right. I also added a love wish dream sentiment.

Here is the same type of background but I added vintage lace with 3 paper flowers sprayed with dylusions vibrant turquoise, and Passion red. I then printed a picture of my daughter in black and white and color picked some sections.. heart on her chest, her lips and her hair using Tim Holtz distress markers. The butterflies I used a martha stewart punch and distressed with with similar colors of the background.

Thank you for reading! Til next time..

Monday, October 21, 2013

Bling Tag

Hi Everyone,

I created this quick and easy tag using Tim Holtz Products. Plain white shipping tag, used embossing ink on script background then used clear embossing powder. Distressed resist with Broken China,Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass, stormy Sky and Faded Jeans. Added Want 2 scrap bling borders (cut so they could fit) used a Mon Ami Abby Flower in blue. Stamped LOVE WISH DREAM on scrap paper with archival ink then distressed inked it with broken china, chipped sapphire and faded jeans added it to the tag using 3d pop squares. added some blue ribbon and voila! Instant tag...

Golden tag

Hi Everyone,

I'm posting a lot of stuff as I have been a busy girl these past couple of weeks! Getting ready for the holidays..

In this tag I took my inspiration from another blogger. As always you see something you like, you create but make it yours...

I used Tim Holtz Papillon background stamp with Tim holtz embossing ink and embossed it with a la mode clear powder. Then I took vintage photo and distressed (resist) the tag to get that nice brown look. I stamped it with the butterflies and moth stamp from papillion set with archival black ink. I hen wrapped it with leather straps for jewelry making and tied it at the edge. I placed a prima flower on top of that knot to hide it and added prima buttons and a prima butterfly in brown/gold. I finished it off with a Cherish stamp from friscars.

Shabby chic Bird Cage (embellie-Want 2 Scrap)

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to share my shabby chic birdcage with you.

I used Want 2 Scrap embellie birdcage. I added gesso then with a paper towel I removed it to give it a vintage look to it. I added want 2 scrap bling borders (cut in pieces) WOC roses as well as Mon ami Abi roses, pink tulle from micheals and small roses from an ebay auction. The bird is from Micheals wood crafts section.

Altered Boxes Halloween and vintage chic

Hi Everyone,

I've done two new boxes that i wanted to share with you. I did a halloween inspired box and a vintage chic box.

The first box is my Graphic 45 Steampunk spells box. I added recollection black flowers, a hat pin i made, white lace that I dyed black and a michaels black butterfly. The Paper and embellishments are from Steampunk Chipboard and paperpack

Inside the box I used Michaels butterflies in black and Prima butterflies in brown/gold. I used Recollection black flowers and Steampunk spells chipboard embellishments. The box was painted with Lumiere black and Lumiere Pewter on the inside edges.

Top view of the box.

My vintage chic box.. at least that what I"m calling it. I used Prima Almanac paper pack, WOC flowers, recollection black flowers, Prima wood embellishments, Jolee's tags, and a Cherish Stamp from Friscars.

Front view, vintage lace with pearl string and Want 2 Scrap pearl sticker borders.

Inside is still the cigar box. (i added baby powder to kill cigar smell) It works!
Hope you all like and I hope it's inspiration for crafters block.

Altered boxes, Christmas gifts

Hi Everyone,

So I just came out of Creative Chemistry 102 and I am on creative overflow! Those classes were awesome! There's so much to do and trying not to mix up all my ideas into one project. Didn't think that could happen but lately I'm creating one thing and I see something that would look great but not on the project I'm in.. and boom there goes my creative A.D.D.!
My creative styles is more shabby chic or just plain girly. Although I try to add some steampunk but I still ending up looking vintage or just missing the steampunk look by a mile.... Oh well.
Lately I've been getting ready for Christmas giving.. I've been altering boxes and also been in the process of looking for more boxes to alter.. too many gifts to give =).
below are pictures of the boxes I have already made. Enjoy!
Cigar Box altered with Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper,WOC flowers,Pearl string,Michaels butteflies and hatpins created by me!

Michaels octo box altered with Prima paperpack (forgot which one) Prima flowers, michaels butterflies,vintage lace and pearl string.

Michaels purse box altered with DCWV Once upon a time paper pack,Recollection flowers,WOC purple/white flowers, Once upon a time embellishments for the swirl and KC & company embellshments for the hugs ticket

Michaels gift bag box altered with Luxury Paper Pack, Walmart pink ruffled lace,WOC flowers sprayed with Heidi Swapp Primerose and Dylusions Chocolate, KC & CO bliss embellisment.

Michaels purse (small) altered with prima Fairy Rhymes paper pack, WOC flowers, Joanns $1 embellishement words, and wooden butteflies.

Michaels gift bag box altered with Luxury Paper Pack, crochet flower in blue, Recollection curly flowers, hat pink made by me, tim holtz ruffled lace, Dream and butterfly from Joanns.

A look of all my boxes I've created so far.