Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Altered plastic Easter Egg

Good morning everyone!

Just popping in for a quick show and tell!

You know those plastic Easter eggs.....
The ones we all.....
The Easter Bunny
 fills and hides in our yards for the kids to find?

No little kids here to go hunting so I decided to take them and alter a few.

This one I simply took some tissue paper and stamped all over it then mod podged it all over the egg.

Then I took a piece of lace trim, a pearl spray, a couple of flowers that I layered together and a piece of a feather and hot glued them all down in the center.

I added a little bitty flower on the bottom so it would have feet to stand on. 

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


These below I was experimenting with
 book pages, scrapbook papers, and more stamped tissue paper.....

A bit messy but so much fun!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a great week!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter boxes...

Hi everyone!

 I hope you all have been enjoying a wonderful Easter!

We had a nice quiet day here.
I made dinner.
And now it's even quieter!
Everyone, but me, has fallen asleep!
It was a good dinner!

I wanted to pop in and show off a couple of boxes I made for Easter goodies.

Both boxes were made with a couple of tags and some little tickets from
My Artistic Adventures Etsy

The first one I used 4 tags (2 pink & 2 green)
and glued them all together to form this box.....

Then I added some lace to the sides for extra stability.

I used pop dots to add my glittery tickets...
a different one on each side.

I also added some pearl trim and 
ribbon bows that I made with one of my favorite toys..Bow-it-All!

And I finished off with a bit of pearl spray, a flower and some tulle to the front.

The second box is a bit simpler...

Using one of the same (pink) tags as above I folded it and cut the edges to form the box.
I glued it all together then added a piece of another tag to form the sleeve to close the box. 
I topped that with one of the tickets that I had used my crop-a-dile corner chompers on, then glittered.

Easy Peasy!

My daughter really liked this one!
It's a tiny little box...
big...or small enough for a little ring she spied at a store about a week or so ago!
I got lucky and ended up back at that store a couple days later!

Happy Easter!


Products from My Artistic Adventures Etsy.....

Easter Tickets  & Romantic Roses Tags

Glitters were all from Art Glitter


Thanks for stopping by!

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


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
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!


Thanks for stopping by!

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
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!