Friday, November 22, 2013

A wet and soggy hello.  It's actually raining cats and dogs in sunny Arizona.  I'd like to share a recycling project that I made with a piece of corrugated cardboard.  I added colorbox chalk ink to the cardboard in black and red.  Then I added a piece of scrap paper that I had laying around and tore the edges to make it look shabby.  I then added some great pictures of my beautiful mom taken when she was a little girl, and when she turned sweet 16.  Underneath the picture of her as a little girl is a picture of her in her bathing suit.  I made it look like she had legs coming out of her head.  I have no idea why I did this, but I just liked the quirky look of it. 

I then added a clock face from Tim Holt's line, and antiqued it with black and brown ink.  Then I added some cute corner ladybugs on her picture.  I poked some holes in the cardboard to add a funky ribbon ball trim to hang it by.  I added a cute black butterfly in the corner that I found at a local rubber stamp show. Then I added an epoxy sign, and I decided to add a pop of color in the corner with some cute paper flowers. 

Since I lost my mom last year I've been trying to use some of the old family pictures a lot more in my crafting.  I guess it's my way of keeping her close to me.  This was another one of those recycling crafts that don't cost much, but looks really great.  I hope you all enjoy it, and happy crafting!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Good day everyone!  Today is a great day to share some more creative ideas.  I made this cute decoration to hang above my antique singer sewing machine.  I used brown paper bags to paint an image of an antique sewing machine (You can find cute images online). I used two pieces of brown paper bag and glued them together, but I left a small half inch opening to push fiberfill stuffing into it.  Don't use very much, you just want it to have a little dimension.  I then glued it closed.  Next I painted  the sewing machine onto the paper bag with acrylic paints.  I then used paint pens to write on it.  Then I cut all around the image with decorative scissors.  I punched a couple holes in it to thread some wire through.  Before I attached the other side I threaded on some cute wooden spools that I wrapped with embroidery thread.  Then I attached the other side of the wire.  I then tied on a cute bow with some sewing themed fabric.  This is a very inexpensive craft to make, and would be great for those craft bazaars.  You can use different images like snowmen, angels, or even Santa Claus.  I hope this gets those creative juices flowing!  Have fun, and happy crafting!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Happy Thursday everyone!  Hope your all having a fantastic day.  Today I'd like to share a collage I've done on a small 5x7" canvas board.  I first did a base coat of acrylic paints in tan, beige, ivory, white and a little light pink, dabbed on with a sea sponge.  Then I took a piece of music paper and sponged over it with rose colored chalk ink.  On top of that is a piece of mulberry paper.  I then cut out the images of the two beauties out of scrapbooking paper, and applied on top of the mulberry paper. 

I rubber stamped the sayings (which I believe is Tim Holtz's stamps) onto different colored cardstock, then put foam tape underneath and applied it onto another piece of cardstock.  I took stickles glitter and applied it to the edge of the sayings.  The felt cloud and plane are by Pebbles (I believe).

The beautiful roses are by Recollections, and I applied stickles glitter to the tops of these.  Don't you love the sparkle?  The cute little butterflies are by Recollections.  I used a kite sticker by Martha Stewart, and then applied Rangers gloss accents on top of the kite.  Let dry well and apply to the collage.  I added extra bling around the neckline, and arm, along with a cute heart sticker.   I really think this came out so cute, and if you think so, let me know.