Friday, April 22, 2011

Altered Birdcage

I'm so excited about this one! Can't wait to share this with here it goes....
This is a $1 Michaels Birdcage.

I started by getting rid of the bright orange and painted it with white Gesso. I then colored the cage with an alcohol ink in "Meadow". To get a lighter look i took the alcohol blending solution with a sponge and went over the cage lightening the color as well as giving it a weathered look. Then took a ranger paint dabber in white and further distressed the bird cage. I wrapped two white recollections sprays around the bird cage. Then covered the bottom with this gorgeous rose and pearl trim in chocolate.
I painted I am roses flowers with Lindy's Starburst Sprays in the colors "Mountain Lavender Gold", "Wild Honeysuckle" and "Frosted Forget Me Nots".  I went over the white flowers with "Creme Brulee Cream" starburst spray. I added all the colored flowers and extra leaves all over the cage". 

 I added a Tim Holtz ticket for a finishing touch. The grass is made of fibers that i sprayed with "Edelweiss Moss Green" Starburst Spray.  

The bird is just from my stash but is so cute!

Thanks for looking
Recipe for this Birdcage:
  • Michaels $1 Birdcage
  • Lindy's Starburst Spray in Mountain Lavender Gold", "Wild Honeysuckle" and "Frosted Forget Me Nots"
  • Iamroses Flowers
  • Tim Holts Alcohol Ink in the color "Meadow"
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink in "Frayed Burlap"
  • Tim Holts Adage Tickets "Live" 
  • MB's Treasurista Shop Fibers
  • Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution
  • Recollections White Spray
  • Birds Nest and Pink Bird from my stash 
  • Recollections Leaves
  • Rose Pearl trim from my stash
  • Ranger Paint Dabber "Snow Cap"
  • Golden Gesso 'White"

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Charm and Butterfly Tag for LSH Swap

Front Side
Hey guys! I love the way this came out. I made this tag for the Spring Charm Swap On LSH. I started with a white recollection's tag. I sprayed it with Lindy's Moon Shadow Mist in "Phantom Fuchsia" and Starburst Spray in "French Lilac Violet". Then I stamped these cute butterflies. Distressed the edges with "Frayed Burlap" distress ink and embossed using the "Bird Flourishes" cuttlebug folder. I sprayed some fibers with Lindy's Moon Shadow Mist in "Phantom Fuchsia" and Starburst Spray in "French Lilac Violet" and tied them to the tag. Then I hung the charm i made for the swap from the fibers.

Back Side
I did the same as the front except I stamped my info on the back, and used a butterfly stamp from Cloud 9 Design's "Butterfly" cling stamp set.

Thanks for looking

Recipe for this Tag:
  • Lindy's Starburst Spray in "French Lilac Violet"
  • Lindy's Moon Shadow Mist in "Phantom Fuchsia"
  • Tim Holts Distress Inks in the color "Frayed Burlap"
  • MB's Treasurista Shop Fibers
  • Momento "Tuxedo Black" ink
  • Inkadinkado Stamp Set "Pattrened Bugs"
  • Cloud 9 Design's "Butterfly" cling stamp set
  • Recollections White tag
  • Cuttlebug folder "Bird Flourishes"

Monday, April 18, 2011

Springtime Baroque Mini

Hi everyone, i wanted to share my first mini with you! i had so much fun that i will definitely be making many more...hehe. For the mini itself i used the Tim Holtz "Baroque" die and medium weight chipboard. For the theme i used the Graphic 45 paper line "Once Upon a Springtime". Using my distress crackle paint "Tattered Rose" i faded from the left to the right. Once the paint was dried i heavily inked over it with "Forest Moss", then took a damp paper towel and wiped the ink off leaving it in the cracks. I then went over the paint again with a Lindy's mica powder in the color "Holly Berry Red Orange".
I used some recollection flowers and also painted them with a Lindy's mica powder in the color "Holly Berry Red Orange". For the closure i used some gorgeous beaded dangle trim...just love this stuff. i Covered the ribbon part with velvet scroll trim that i also sell in my shop. then placed a flower where the velcro is. 

On this page i used allot of Lindy's in the color of "Daybreak Ruby Russet". I painted the butterflies, the flowers in the paper pattern and a prima flower along with some i am roses flower petals, then attached the flower to an accordion fold out.
On this page i painted some roses from i am roses with a Lindy's mica powder in the color "Daybreak Ruby Russet".
     I used white lace on both pages that was painted using a Mica Powder mixture in the colors Sunset Red Red and Mountain LavenderOn the left, I painted a recollections flower with a Lindy's mica powder in the color "Holly Berry Red Orange". 
I sprayed both the tags with Lindy's Moon Shadow Mist in the color "Phantom Fuchsia"
I used "tea dye" distress crackle paint around the edge. Then painted a mixture of mica powders in the colors "Crimson Red gold" and "Ghostly Gargoyle White". I got the beatutiful rose trim from Becca...thanks sweetie! I sprayed it with Moon Shadow Mist in the color "Phantom Fuchsia" For the binding i used a gorgeous white and pearl cord and accented with cordinating fibers. You can get both the fibers and the cord in my shop!

Please click here to view the video for a more indepth view!

Thanks for looking!

Recipe for this Spring Mini Album:
  • Lindy's Mica Powders in the colors "Mountain lavender", "Daybreak Ruby Red", "Holly Berry Red Orange", "Sunset Red Red" and "Crimson Red Gold"
  • Lindy's Magical Mica Powder in  "Ghostly Gargoyle White"
  • Lindy's Moon Shadow Mist in  "Phantom Fuchsia"
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Die "Baroque"
  • Graphic 45 paper line "Once Upon a Springtime"
  • Tim Holts Distress Inks in the colors "Frayed Burlap" and "Forest Moss"
  • Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in the colors "Tea Dye" and "Tattered Rose"
  • Recollections Leaves and Flowers from my stash
  • Prima sprays and flowers from my stash
  • Prima Say it in Pearls in the colors pink and white
  • Martha Stewart Punch "Large Monarch Butterfly"
  • Martha Stewart Punch "Clasic Butterflies"
  • Tulle and lace from my stash
  • MB's Treasurista Shop Trim, Lace and Fibers
  • Momento "Tuxedo Black" ink
  • Mod Podge Gloss, ATG and Surebonder Detail Tip glue gun
  • Tim Holtz inking tool
  • flower petals and roses
  • Pearl Sprays from my stash
  • Ruffle Rose trim from Becca!
  • Butterfly charms, velcro, brads and half-backed pearls from my stash
  • Inkadinkado Stamp Sets "Pattrened Bugs" and "Floral Flourishes"

Friday, April 15, 2011

Little Cindy Card

Entry #2

I made this card for Cynthia♥.

What i used:
Started with a 6"x12" piece of white cardstock, scored in half and some 6"x6" design paper and 5"x5" chocolate brown card stock. I painted the two flowers (I Am Roses petals) using Lindy stamp Gang mica powders in the colors Oak Leaf Olive and Opellacent peach Gold. Added a flat back pearl for the centers of the flowers. The boarder was punched with Martha Stewart punch around the page punches. I painted the decorative boarder using a mica powder in the color Boomtown Golden Bronze.The edges were distressed with the frayed burlap distress ink. I also Colored a stamped Greeting Farm image "Cheeky Beauty" with Copic markers on Gina K card stock. Then diecut and embossed the colored image using my Cuttlebug and a Spellbinders Nestabillities "Deckled Rectangles" die, then feathered around the image with vintage photo distress ink and adheared with pop dots. I also adheared everything with my ATG gun and the flowers with Glossy Accents.

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"Spring is in Bloom" Double Decker Matchbox


Here is my first entry!!!

 I made this double decker matchbox out of white chipboard using Cynthialoowho's tutorial. I covered it with a beautiful 12x12 floral paper sheet from the K&Co paper collection Celeste. I used a beautiful burgundy beaded dangle trim around the entire top edge. I covered the satin ribbon from the trim with white lace that was painted using a Mica Powder mixture in the colors Sunset Red Red and Mountain Lavender. The bottom lace has also been painted with the same mixture and wrapped around the bottom edge. The whole matchbox was also washed with a mixture consisting of a Starburst Spray in the color Ghostly Gargoyle White and Mica Powders in the colors Madonna Robe Blue Gold and Jolly Swagman Olive Green.

The flowers are all handmade using I Am Roses flower petals. The blue flower was painted with a Mica Powder in the color Madonna Robe Blue Gold.  All the flower centers have been painted with a Mica Powder in the color Jolly Swagman Olive Green to give them a more realistic look, then a flat back pearl was placed in all the centers.

The butterflies are recollections and are just beautiful. 


They went so well with this project that i used all that i had. So, now I'm on the hunt for more...hehe!

The purple flower was painted using a Mica Powder in the color Aurora Amethyst Violet and the inner flower with a Mica Powder in the color Blue Amethyst. The pink and purple flower was painted using Mica Powders in the colors Aurora Amethyst Violet and Sunset Red Red. The light pink flower was painted with two different mixtures of a Mica Powder in the color Sunset Red Red and a Magical Mica Powder in the color Ghostly Gargoyle White. All the flowers are sitting on a fluff of gorgeous spring colored fibers. I also accented a few of the flowers with pale pink and pale blue homemade stick pins. The top also has a pink prima flourish and a blue butterfly!

The small purple flower was painted using a Mica Powder in the color Mountain Lavender. I accented with White stamens giving some dimension here and there. 

The pink flower on the left was painted with a Magical Mica Powder in the color Wild Honeysuckle Coral and Mica Powders in the colors Crimson Red Gold and Antique Menorah Gold.

The front of each drawer was also covered with the same paper then covered in pink prima pearls. The drawer pulls are wood knobs that you can get in any craft store. I painted them using a Mica Powder in the color Daybreak Ruby Russet. You do have to use several coats as it is not paint. But it came out gorgeous. The ends of the drawer pulls were covered with a medium layer of glossy accents using a paint brush, then dipped in a mixture of martha stewart glitter. The legs are also wood painted with a Mica Powder in the color Daybreak Ruby Russet.

I just had so much fun!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

2010 Vintage Christmas Tag

Front Side
Here is the tutorial on the background!

I just love I am roses!!! Please check them out here

Back Side

Please watch the video for a more indepth description!

Thanks for looking!

Tic Toc Tag

Front Side
I'm so excited to share my first tag with you.
I gimmer misted the tag with of my favorite colors. I stamped with a script stamp using tuxedo black memento ink. Edge the tag with walnut distress ink.
The heart locket does dangle!

I used a beautiful Prima flower. Edged it with stickles and covered the center with stickles. Accented the flower with a homemade stick pin. I used a beautiful lace for the bottom.

Back Side
 Inside the envelope is a small scallop black tag that has been crackled with distressed rock candy crackle paint.
I used tons of Stickles! Just love that!

Thanks for looking!