Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Heart box

Goodness I can't believe how time has passed since I last put a card on the blog.  Time then for a wooden box that I came across in a local shop. I didn't like the box as it was so set to and changed it am pleased with the end result.

So what did it look like to start with -
As can be seen there is a large drawer that pulls out.  Before I started I removed the white heart.

So how did I get from there to the end result, well out came my Graphic 45 Couture pad and with a pair of scissors cut the top from one side and used the other side of stripes to put around the box and front of the drawer.  Before that sticking though, I painted around and inside the box with a mix of taupe and beige paint and then edged the box with the distress paint in black.
Using a sponge and the distress paint in black I wasn't too concerned with making it look perfect.  Hence some parts had more black than others.

Next came the sticking into place the Graphic 45 paper, I used Mod Podge on the top, sides and the front.

Next came the embellishments, I used a metal filigree heart shape that I had and glued a lovely amethyst heart to the front.  This was then put onto a small piece of ribbon and hung from the middle of the heart opening.
Next I added purple feathers to the top of the box and small roses with leaves.  The middle has a lovely cameo embellishment that I had in my stash.  All in all I think the box came out well.

Thank you for looking.



Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Pretty with pink

I have had 8x8 cards for some time now and decided it was time to use some of them up.

Starting off with distress paints colours salty ocean, milled lavender, spun sugar and frayed burlap, I set to and wiped the colours across using a baby wipe then dabbed colours around giving a circle look.

Next stage I die cut a tag using the TH tag die and used the movers and shapers heart die to give a cutout.  The card used had a pearl pink sheen to work in with the pink theme.  I distress stained the  flower that was cut with a die and calico cloth.  That was put together with an addition of a beaded pink pin and a floral stem.  The lace was from my stash of venise lace applique that I decided to leave white.  The floral image is from one of the Graphic 45 botanical tea range if papers. 


Lastly finishing off with a metal filigree embellishment and a tiny butterfly.

Thank you for looking and hope that I have given a little bit of inspiration.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

What a waist...........

This card was made for a dear friends birthday and as she likes lilac colours the whole design has been based around that.  A short while ago I purchased through Funkie Junkie a set of  Prima Mannequins embellishments, and boy they took me back to when I once had a waist.!!!!!

Using TH distress stain in dusty concorde I stained the edges of a die cut flower and a small doilly.  Once dried then the next step was adding a small piece of cheesecloth and lastly the mannequin, all glued together using Pinflair glue.

Unfortunately I cannot remember the name of the paper that was used for the background of the card, only that it was from Pion Design that I had purchased some time ago.  The colour of the dots blended very well with the lilac theme.

Using another piece of Pion Design paper I die cut a tag from the TH range.  As it was a little too long I needed to chop of some of the bottom, finding some venise lace in my stash I dabbed distress ink in places the glued into place.  The butterfly was also punched out using a remnant of the tag paper and edges distressed with ink.  From there the mannequin section was glued into place with a small piece of ribbon added to the top.  The oval tag was also cut out from the TH tag die and the edges were inked with a word stamp.  This was then topped with some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The banner was also a die cut and finished with some words from one of the TH Remnant rubs, lastly adding a small resin rose tinged with distress ink.

Thank you for looking and hope that this card gives a little inspiration.


Friday, 11 April 2014

Dancing with butterflies

I haven't decorated a tag for some time now, and having purchased some new dies, this seemed just the time to make a tag and try the dies out.  First die out was the TH Butterfly strip, I do love butterflies so this was fun to use.  I cut out three lots trying out different papers, and then set to and chose some that I then painted with the TH distress paints in peacock feathers and spun sugar.  They were then put to the side and out came the tag, I purchase mine direct from Funkie Junkie site.

Using distress paint in peacock feathers, spun sugar and milled lavender and a baby wipe, the colours were blended until I got the desired effect.  I did use a small amount of dusty concorde and sprayed with water and allowed to dry.  The stencil used is the TH dots and I used frayed burlap distress ink.

The two images used are from the Graphic 45 Botanical Tea papers.  Once glued into place I then added a small piece of venise lace, this also was purchased through Funkie Junkie.


Next I stamped the words from one of the TH stamps that I have with dusty concord distress ink.  The embellishments used came from my crafting stash, and they are flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, the small resin corner from Melissa Frances and a small piece of ribbon venise lace.  Everything then was glued into place.  Finishing off with a button and ribbon that had been distressed with colour.

Close up of top and bottom.
Finished tag.
Thank you for looking, hope you have enjoyed my take on a butterfly tag.


Thursday, 13 March 2014

Busy week

It is now time to get to grips with some cards and rustled up these two.  They are nothing special, but with using stencils and golden paste together with embellishments they haven't come out too bad. The toppers are from Graphic 45.

This one has two stencils used the dots for the background and part of a butterfly that I painted using some H20.

The second card has another stencil at the side and then blended different distress paints with a baby wipe.
Finishing off with embellishments.
The small piece of lace and calico flower were stained using a mix of distress stains.

Thank you for looking, hope these two cards give inspiration.