Friday, March 28, 2014

A simple altered box graphic 45 botanical tea

Hi everyone,

My mother found a box at walmart with a heart and she asked me to alter it for her, but to keep it simple.

(very difficult task mind you)

So I painted it in buttermilk with craftsmart paint then added graphic 45 botanical tea dye Flora paper (both sides of paper) for top, sides and bottom.

A ruffled light mauve trim from my stash

I used pearl string around the heart and WOC rose and Prima fabric flower for the embellishment.

It is very difficult to leave it like this... I soo want to add more flower around the heart... but simple norma.. simple.. (my mantra)

Altered Clock.. from blue beach to a girlie shabby chic!

Hi Everyone,

I found this awesome clock at the goodwill store for $2 dollars! It was blue with a beach scene... 
and you know me... girlyfied it!

I spray painted the clock with white and light pink rustoleum spray paint. I then measured and cut up DCWV Tea Party Paper on the front, top and sides.
I added pearl string to the top edge and an angel charm to hang from the top.

The bottom corner has wild orchid craft roses with pearls peeking out from the top of a paper doily (tim holtz tea dye ink for color) swirls of recollections pearls are climbing from the right and the left top corner has small WOC roses clustered together.

I kept this box simply vintage chic as it is a gift from my mother to her sister. Simple but totally girlie! =) Thanks for reading!

Entering this into challenges:

Blog sign Creation!

Hi Everyone,

So my wonderful and super talented best friend (miabellacreationz) Created this awesome background in teal and hints of dark blue.. and she hated it.. she actually was going to toss it! The horror! if she's reading this she'll kill me

anyway, I thought it was awesome and made it my own. =) We have two very different styles but I love her backgrounds! =)

So what I have is a tear bear I purchased from inspiredbyyou on ebay in approx 6 inches. The wording I created on my silhouette with Alice In wonderland font (love that font)

on the top left corner is an applique white butterfly with a wired white glitterd  butterfly (sprayed with heidi swap teal spray)

Top right is a prima rose resin dusted with tim holtz evergreen and faded jeans ink. and two WOC roses in teal and white.

The bottom left has blue lace from my stash a white prima doily, tim holtz memory key gesso'd in white, a recollections tiny spool gesso'd in white and wrapped with pearl string.

I also have a tim holtz vial filled with white and teal tiny loose beads, prima hello pastel flowers and more WOC roses.Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 17, 2014

What "Art" means to me altered plywood in spring colors -purples, blues and white!

Hi Everyone,

I was inspired to make this by watching WildOrchidCraft youtuber VelocityVette08! LOVED her project!

This is my version of what art means to me...using plywood =)

First I took a more spring color approach.
I added gesso to the plywood. Then painted it with Folk Art paint :513 Cayman Blue;933 Heather,515 Vintage White. I brushed them on (one layer) then second layer I mixed the paints with accent sand (which is what i had on hand) The canvas became a brilliant bright mix of purple and blue so i added another layer of gesso to a semi-dri background before wiping it with paper towels. My texture and paint became a great blended mix.

I stamped inkadinkado french script using pumice stone distress ink as well

All the flowers and roses are WILD ORCHID CRAFTS. I also used spiral stamens in white and blue.

The letters A R T are from Michaels wood section 1.49 gesso'd and painted in same colors with out blending with sand.

The phrase was created on Silhouette using Alice in Wonderland font edged with Tim HOltz milled Lavender distress ink. Corners are filigree corners from Michaels painted with gesso. and the trim is something i had in my stash. Thanks for Reading! hope you guys also check out my youtube channel!

I added magnolia tilda colored images.

Entering Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge:

and Creative Inspirations Challenge

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Western Cowgirl Party in Pink and Brown for my Princess!

Hi Everyone!

So my daughters Western Cowgirl Party was this Saturday the 15th! All my time crafting for this party paid off. =) My centerpieces came out great.. if i do say so and obviously i'm saying so...=P Enjoy the photos below with a few supply explanations =)

For those looking to do something similar. the haystacks I purchased from Michaels, the cowgirl hat is a cricut file from the online software named hats the boot is from SVG files named Happy Trails. The bandanas i purchased in bulk from goodwill.. 10 for 3 dollars! can't beat that.. the Cowgirl picture sign was from Ross (sorry they no longer have these I was able to get 5 only) I used hobby lobby rope for the corners and the flowers are all handmade. leaves are Martha Steward punch.

Glass Jars from Michaels along with the vintage color flowers and burlap trim.
cake stand from TJ Max as well as pink plate. Picture frame (garage sale $3)

Foam hats from the dollar tree! Rope from (hobby lobby used everywhere i could) Stars are from Target 4th of july table holder clips- spray painted in pink to match party

Silhouette file of badge. used velcro on both to have kids stick them on

Canvas bags -used a horse stencil from silhouette (cut out from paper) lumiere copper paint

boys jean legs cut from outgrown pants and sewn into a purse with lace trim. Vintage clothespin and handmade flower

buffet table

Publix donuts! they are awesome!!

Mason jar with burlap roll from michaels, handmade flower, wooden mustache sticks from michaels painted with TIM HOLTZ spun sugar and antique bronze

Worlds famous chocolate!! yummy 

Happy birthday sign from Silhouette file. used Hedi Swapp country papers

Purchased fat quarters from joanns cut up in squares to fit top of mason jars. Used leather trim for necklace making that i purchased in bulk from tuesday morning.

homemade sugar cookies!! decorated with royal icing pink hearts

custom made wanted sign powerpoint and word! who needs expensive programs!

Happy birthday banner

Starbucks frappuccino bottles with doily and pink ribbon

Custom made hat from cricut file to fit my daughter. Wild Orchid Craft Gardenias

Custom made boot from SVG file Happy Trails to match hat (for decor only)

Banner for accent

My happy kids!

Ugh.. thats me. never a great picture someone is always looking

homemade candy apples..=) caramel apples.. they came out yummy i know i had to sacrifice one while i was making them to make sure they were

My fathers grandfathers old saddle... =) great for picture section

My rugrats... hint.. take pictures before party starts.. they aren't to busy playing and will

Sack race!! my newphews

Custom made horse sticks by me =) for the little kiddies

My daughters had a pink

Publix cake raspberry rose cake... yummy

My princess wearing her hat while we sang happy birthday

Also had plain white cupcakes from bjs for the munchins

Spray painted a ceramic C in pink for the decor.