Monday, May 20, 2013

Book Box - DT Submission for The Robins Nest

This is a Book Box that I have created as a DT Submission for The Robins Nest.  I painted the box with vintage white acrylic paint.  Then I adhered designer paper with mod podge.  The designer paper is Mirabelle, from Paper Studio, from Hobby Lobby. I used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink to distress all the edges of the paper before adhering it to the box.  Then I layered several different laces along the edge of the box and then edged it with a cream colored pearl strand.  I then added some pearl bling from "Want 2 Scrap".  I then placed a cream colored doily to the bottom right of the box, and layered a metal flower embellishment on top of the doily, which is hard to see with all the flower layering that I have done.  I then added flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and also added a double bow of seam binding also from WOC.  Then the last thing was to add the metal butterfly embellishment at the top of the pearl bling.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Altered Mini Canvas

 I made this little altered canvas with my granddaughters photo in it.  The canvas measures about 4x4.  I attached a piece of seam binding to the back and made a bow at the top and attached a small WOC flower so that the canvas can be hung up.  All the flowers are from WOC's.  The laces are from Lavish Laces and the pearl trim came from my stash.  The metal butterfly, that I whitewashed, came from Butter Bee Scraps.  I also white washed around the photo and canvas.  The canvas I painted blue and then took vintage white paint and streaked it to give it a cook effect.  The rosette trim under the gardenia flower also came from Lavish Laces.  I also added a crystal bead spray that I also white washed.  I love how this came together.  I wanted to use mostly blues and have a hint of pink flowers to bring out the pink in the photo.  I hope you like what I have created and thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!!