March 15, 2012

Where in the World is My VAGABOND

Well my Vagabond is in sunny California along with my shabby chic dog "Bubba". I have to admit these both have to be my most precious purchases (Bubba and The Vagabond). Sizzix is asking "Where in the World is your Vagabond" and they are sending out the new gauge keys and the new limited edition travel stickers. If you haven't gotten one of these machines yet, I would so encourage you. xoxo Toni

March 13, 2012

The “Eyes” have it

My daughter just loves fake eye lashes. She has quite a collection of them. And being the frugal girl she is, she has a whole process of washing them in order to reuse them. The only thing is she has no where to keep keep them. I had this paper Mache box that I thought would be perfect once altered to her needs. Here is what I came up with.

The Lid


The Inside


Here are the steps I took in altering this box.

1. paint with black gessoDSC02502

2. crackle medium used then painted over it with vintage white for a shabby chic look. DSC02510

3. Painted all the little boxes and embellish them with G45’s Curtain Call paper

. eye2DSC02516

4. Painted and RubNBuff used to age Dusty Attic corners, and frame for lid. DSC02515

5. All pieces involved coated with Decoupage for protection. DSC02540

6. Top of lid embellished with I Am Roses, Dusty Attic, vintage pearls, all of which can be purchased at my Etsy Store @

This is entered in Simon Says Stamp and Show "Anything Goes" Challenge. Take a hop over to their blog for some wonderful inspiration. Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed.

xoxo Toni

art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.