Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Oh the difference a weekend can make

Not very often I get a weekend rush of ideas and actually sit down and create. No Housework, no TV.. just creating things. This was one of those weekends for me. Here is a modge podge of items I was able to get done this weekend.

... to the right is a spice rack that I have had for years. I use the glass jars to store little embellishments, flowers and brads. I decided to give it new life with some paper, lace and a few small accents.
As you can see.. it was a complete success. I love it now

It took me less and two hours to complete this project.

While at work, I end up with lots of extra paper, all the better to make cards with.
I cut to size so that I can stamp on the
scraps and make cards when the
spirit moves me..
I made 20 cards in less than 2 hours.
Below are a set of cards I created using two CTMH stamp sets and 20 different colors of ink. I utilized all my scraps(Well a good amount of them anyways) to create 10 different designs from each stamp, thus resulting in 20 different cards... ALL MADE WITH SCRAPS.

Here are some misc. things I managed to get done this weekend as well. 

For  information on any of my creations, please just message me and I will send you the recipes for my creations.  Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Art is what you make it.....

I have never considered myself an artist and I certainly can't paint to save my life- so this may be amazing to some one, but to me it was an opportunity to make it a "me treasure".
I purchased this piece as well as three other similar size pieces off of a local selling sight in my area for.. wait for it... $10.00 for all.

This isn't exactly my taste and didn't match anything I had working in my house but i didn't buy it to hang- I bought it to alter into something I would hang.
The first thing I did was added a bit of usable color to it.
I chose to raid my stash for some items I have had for about 8 years.. a product called texture magic.. With only a 4 oz. tube I had to work pretty carefully... nothing ruins a  project like running out of a key element.

I gloved up and started to squeeze this paste out and rub it over the entire canvas. The greatest thing about this stuff is the texture it adds to an otherwise flat surface..

 Once I finished spreading this paste over the canvas, I had to set the project aside for a day to let the paste cure.

If you look really close you will see that in a few places the coverage is thin but that will not be a problem since I plan on covering up a good majority of this canvas with other things anyway.

The next step was to find a picture to use with this piece. I chose a family picture that I had taken recently of my "Husband to be" and his family as well as myself and my two younger boys. It is the first picture of our "shared" family (minus my oldest son) that we have taken together... so definitely a very special picture for us.

Before I knew it (an you can see cause the next picture skips way ahead) my project was well under way. I used a pattern paper in blues, which I edges with a "lucky 8" punch then cut it in half to accent the picture. I also intend to mate the photo in "Glittery Silver paper" to tie it all together with the tree I made on the right side... as well as added some handmade paper flowers I received from a  friend to add a bit more decoration to it.
I have a few more small accents to add to this piece (My idea is to put butterflies on the tree I created with "stickles" but need to make sure the "stickles" are completely dry before I finish that part) before it is completed, but here is where it sits right now.
I hope you have enjoyed this post and thank you for stopping by. Until the next post.... create something magical. :)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Another Jewelry Box

I have had this jewelry box since I was 18.. wow 23 years, whew... I was ready to move onto something a bit more manageable in size, so I decided that this one would be my next altered project.
I picked out another set of paper that I have been hording and set in to start making something Old into something New.

In the last few projects I have come to realize that although "glittery" paper is pretty, it is a pain to work with especially when adhering it to something else.

I used "Stickles" around the window areas to continue with the glittery look..

I started with the back side as it was much easier than trying to tackle the drawers and glass front pieces.  The top was next. The paper was pretty enough that I didn't feel the need to add too much more in the way of embellishments, but I will most likely keep working on it a little at a time until it looks good to me.
The sides came together just perfect.. The box measured about 18" x 12, so I was able to get creative with my 12 x 12 paper stash.

I little bit of ribbon to cover the harder more decorative areas, a few flowers here and there to cover some seams... and wa-la...
Another project Down.

Thank you for stopping by to see my newest creations.

Someones elses trash can become your treasure with a little time and imagination, or in this case- my outdated trash became something new. Until next time- Create something Magical.