Thursday, 27 August 2015

layout and altered organizer for Scraps of Elegance

hi! I've been so enjoying playing with my August DT kit, "Mallika's Whimsy". that I missed a blog post, so I thought I'd share my two latest projects now!

I created a layout with lots of stencilling and fussy-cutting-there were lovely frames printed on one of the papers, and I cut them out then flipped them over to the pink side to create my frame collage.

 I used some of the gorgeous Prima flowers included in the kit, inked the edges of my frames and other elements,and popped some of them up with foam tape.

A little Mister Huey's Cameo mist and frayed cheesecloth completed the look.

My other project started out as a little plastic dollar store desk organizer:

 I cut papers to fit, distressed and inked the edges, and added bits of random stencilling with Prima stencils and homemade texture paste.

The tulle,flowers,paper bow and fussy-cut butterflies were just the dimension the top of the organizer needed,and I think it looks much better on the shelf in my scrap room now! Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my latest creations! Have a wonderful weekend:)

Monday, 24 August 2015

Catch your Dreams canvas for Gina's Designs

hi crafty people! This week I decided to create a mixed media canvas with a quote from a sheet of Kaisercraft Be-YOU-tiful paper and lots of awesome Gina's goodies, as well as a few metal bits from my stash.
 After figuring out where I wanted everything and adding the strenciling,I primed the canvas and all the pieces with gesso, then glued them on. I then painted the entire project with gold acrylic paint before adding several different colours of mist. Some I dried between colours and others I didn't, to create a marbled effect is some spots.I also dabbed at some areas with a wad of paper towel to create a mottled effect and remove larger spots of mist. To define the edges a bit more, I dry brushed the pieces with black acrylic paint.

After everything was dry, I slid the quote into place (I had glued only the top of the arrow one side of the flowers, and only part of the key so this would be possible). I had a great time putting this together and getting messy with the mist and paint was so mcch fun! Have yourself a terrific weekend and be sure to find time to get messy!

Gina's Items Used

Other Items Used

Kaisercraft Be-YOU-tiful paper
gold and black acrylic paints
misc spray mists
Tim Holtz metal arrow
Prima metal shape
Prima and Crafter's Workshop stencils