Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My Artistic Adventures Challenge #8...

Good morning everyone!

Time for another My Artistic Adventures Challenge
This one is
On the Forth Day of Christmas

So.....

We want to see 4 of something on your project!
(anything you chose..buttons, bows, gems, brads, eyelets...your choice)
Don't forget to use an element from one of
My Artistic Adventures Etsy collage sets!

Create any tangible project...
card, tag, atc, scrapbook page, altered art, banner, etc...
(no digital entries please)
You can find the challenge rules HERE

I made a card
and
my 4 of something are the stars.....


I used the Vintage Angels Peace on Earth collage set.

My background paper is from Graphic45's Once Upon a Springtime collection.
I topped that with a piece of a corrugated box I cut up, tore the top layer off and added gesso to.

I added vintage photo distress ink to everything.

I used some stickles glitter glue around the edges of the stars!
Stars have to have sparkle right? 
I also added some to the corrugated piece as well as the angels wings.

Then I got out my trusty pop dots and started layering the stars, angels and sentiment.


I added glossy accents to the Peace on Earth sentiment to make it stand out a bit.


I finished off by adding the fiber/yarn around the corrugated piece...
I think it gives it a bit of a cloudy appearance, what do you think?


This will be our last challenge until September.
Heather is giving us the summer off to go outside and play in our gardens.
After the winter we've all had who doesn't want to get outside and see the sun?
I know I do!
There will, however, be a DT call in July!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

The Wizard of Oz...

Good morning!

Today I have a tag to share!

I've been hoarding the Wizard of Oz papers from
Graphic 45
but,
since my daughter was in a production of
The Wizard of Oz at school I decided it was time to break it out and make something with it!

When I decided to make a tag I hadn't really planned it out!
That's kinda how I roll...
everything on the fly!

Here is my tag.....


A little overboard, maybe...LOL

I couldn't help myself!

Once I got going through all the papers I wanted to use it all!

I made charms using glossy accents and 
Tim Holtz Fragments, 
then strung them on a few pieces of chain from my stash.

I also added a few beads to some of that chain.


On the poppies background paper I added 
coral reef Art Glitter 
to some of the poppies.

And speaking of glitter I used wild rose,
 also from Art Glitter, on Dorothy's ruby red shoes!


My daughter was, 
among other things,
 a munchkin so I had to add the munchkin image to the tag.
I ripped the edges and gave it a burnt look by adding vintage photo, then walnut stain distress inks.

Also used vintage photo on the image of the ruby slippers.

Below is a close up of those sparkling slippers...


I made the bows with my bow-it-all 
(one of my favorite tools)!

I finished with a piece of wire to hang the tag with.

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a great week everyone!


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Easter Egg mobile

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I have a quick, cute project to share with you!

Heather at My Artistic Adventures designed these cute Easter Eggs and I just had to make something with them!


During my contemplation of what to do I remembered a ring I had from an old lamp shade
and
 a mobile idea was born!


I was in a bit of a hurry in making this so I didn't measure the strings I used but then again I wouldn't have wanted them all level anyway. 
I think it looks great with them all over the place.
I added a bead to the sting to weigh them down a bit.


Here below is a picture of it in my window
 and
 my doggie, Oreo, waiting by the door to go out...


Pictures does not do this justice! 
I really love the look of this in my window!

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Don't forget to join us for 
My Artistic Adventures Spring/Easter challenge!

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Altered bottle

Good morning everyone!

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying some much missed sunshine!

Today I have an altered bottle to share!


I started with some scrap tissue paper from a dress pattern.
I stamped several different stamps all over, 
with vintage photo & walnut stain distress inks,
 then mod podged it all on the bottle.

I cut a cross from the Easter Cross collage set 

and added it to the front of the bottle.


Then using a few ribbons, lace and trims I added them to the bottle.
I love that fluffy rosy trim on the bottom!
I've been hoarding that!

I made the bow with my bow-it-all.

I added a crochet flower that I made and a couple of mulberry flowers from my stash.

Below is a look at the back of the bottle...


Here's a close up of the piece of rosy cross,
I had added crackle accents to it....



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I hope you can get the chance to join us over at My Artistic Adventures for our latest challenge!
It's an Spring/Easter challenge!
For more info go HERE!

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I will be linking up with 
Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Pick a Stamp, Any Stamp

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Comments are welcome and greatly appreciated!