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July 19, 2019

Floating Teacup "Forever Bloom" for Reneabouquets

Hi everyone and happy Friday !!! It's Toni here with a new Reneabouquet DT project. I've always wanted to try to create a floating teacup and when I saw Reneabouquets 3D Paper Teacup Set I knew I needed to give this a try.   
I started first by putting together the teacup and saucer... very easy assembly which you can view in my video below.  Once the teacup set was assembled I then started creating the floating technique which you can also view in my video. 
Now this couldn't have come together without Reneabouquets gorgeous mulberry flowers which come in a rainbow of colors. Renea spends hours and hours working to create these flowers and she has them all handmade. She ever so gently hangs all of them in her warehouse to keep their beautiful perfect shape. She comes up with some of the most fabulous color combos there is. I would encourage you to stop by her store and view. 
I tucked some of RB's Beautiful Bits Skeleton Leaves as well as Rose Leaves in between the flowers. Once I got all my blooms adhered the way I wanted I then topped the flowers off with some sparkly Diamond Shard Glitter Glass. And then for the finishing touches of course I had to add some of RB's butterflies. These are also hand drawn and created especially for your projects by Renea as well.  




July 9, 2019

"Dare To Be Powerful" Layout for Reneabouquets



Hi everyone, Toni here with a new steampunk style layout for Reneabouquets design team. The foundation papers I used are Stamperia - Clockwise & Voyages Fantastiques
I wanted to show the more feminine shabby chic side of steampunk. Now don't get me wrong, if any of you know me than you know how I love a grungy, rusty style layout, but that isn't for all of us. Some prefer the more softer, dreamy colors and textures, and I'm here to say Reneabouquets laces, beautiful board and flowers work perfect for any style. 
The Mint Chocolate Chip Butterfly used here is exquisite. And the NEW Apricot Roses Mulberry Paper Flowers are so sweet along side the Aqua Paper Roses. All of the supplies I used on this layout will be listed below along with their websites. 
The Beautiful Board pieces used on this layout all were embossed with turquoise and gold powder but they are perfect used in their natural state as well. Below I have provided for you a process video so you can watch me create this layout. I hope you enjoyed and know that the "possibilities are limitless" with Reneabouquets products. Have a wonderful week !

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June 29, 2019

Altered Notebook, Art Bucket & Embellishment Folio for Reneabouquets

Hi everyone, I'm up on the blog today to share with you some fun projects you can create for yourself or they would be great as little "happy mail" for someone special. This month Reneabouquets hosted a "altered notebook" swap, so lets' start with that project I created for my swap partner.
I started with just a standard notebook, removed the covers and covered with Prima's Golden Coast paper collection.  Reneabouquets store has so many gorgeous items that work well with this paper collection. Very summery, beachy, vacation style. I then added the BB Heart Deco Circle Bead Frame
and applied the Mermaids Iridescent Pearls and accented it with the BB Starfish. (All supplies will be listed below in the video description)
I then created a dangle charm to hang by the side of the notebook with charms, beautiful board starfish, tassles, etc. 
I wanted to send my swap partner some goodies to create with or to share in RAK'S as well so I was inspired by Tmika (Scrapdaworld  https://www.youtube.com/user/scrapdaw...) for this embellishment folio. Super easy but a fun way to send packages of little trinkets, ribbons, chipboard etc to your friends. It was created from medium weight chipboard and then embellished with BB Bubbles Textured Panel and added pearls. Then I had to use Reneabouquets gorgeous BB Spring Butterfly and some flowers from the store. 
The inside opens to two side panels that you can adhere your embellishment bags for a pretty presentation. 
Now my swap partner is known for having fun with mixed media and I wanted to send her an assortment of brushes & palette knifes to use in art. I had this tin bucket and I white washed it with gesso and then glued pencils around the perimeter. But first I wrapped each pencil with the Golden Coast cardstock. Then added some pretty lace and a ribbon that was being held with BB April In Paris Doily. What would any project be without Reneabouquets flowers and butterflies to finish it off. 

And there you have it.... I hope my partner enjoys her mail and I hope this has inspired you to try something different when sending a surprise to a dear friend of your own. Below I have a process video so you can view me creating these items. Have a spectacular day !


June 23, 2019

Mixed Media Embroidery Hoop for Art Anthology

Hello everyone, let me begin by first saying thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your visit and comments. Today I have a design team project for Art Anthology. I decided to alter an embroidery hoop using AA's beautiful mixed media products. 
I started off by using a stencil with homemade texture paste (3/4 C baby powder, 2 Tbsp glue, 2 Tbsp white acrylic paint... mix well). Set aside to dry and then adding some texture to my chipboard frame with AA's Stone Effect-Bone. 
I created some mold shapes using hot glue and also painted them using assortment of AA's paints. A list of them will be listed in the video description that I have provided for you below. 
I hope you have been inspired to create something a little bit different. Have fun and enjoy your weekend... Hugs

June 16, 2019

"Passionately Follow Your Path" Mixed Media Layout for ReneaBouquets

Hi everyone, it's my turn up on the blog today and I have a feminine summer layout for you. ReneaBouquets store has a wonderful supply of  "beach/vacation themed" Beautiful Board  to help make all your summertime projects perfect.
I started with Prima's "New" Golden Coast paper collection (which can be found in ReneaBouquets store).  For the most part I left the Beautiful Board pieces as is (because they are gorgeous in their natural state) except just highlighted some spots with gold embossing powder to coordinate with the gold foil paper I used for matting. 
I did some fussy cutting of the paper collection and tucked that as well as more Beautiful Board around the photos. 
For your pleasure here is a process video and all ReneaBouquets supplies used are listed in the video description. xoxo Toni

June 7, 2019

Altered Box Swap for ReneaBouquets


 Toni here with a swap project for ReneaBouquets.  Last month RB hosted a altered box swap and I decided to take a configurations box and make it into a steampunk embellishment box for my partner.
It's always fun to get involved in swaps because it gives you a theme of inspiration to create and also connects you with other creatives that enjoy the same thing as yourself. 

On the altered box I added a RB shaker box to the lid as well as many Beautiful Board pieces to enhance the top. The shaker boxes can be used on so many different projects, from layouts to cards, to altered projects as you see above. 
Once the box was completed I had fun filling it with some vintage and steampunk style embellishments for my swap partner to use on her projects. 
 As well as the box, it's always fun to create some extra goodies for your partner. Pictured here is the card I made as well as an altered notebook. 
Candy filled boxes, doily's as well as some stick pins were all adorned with RB's supplies from the store. A list of the supplies is below in the video description.
For your pleasure I have included as a process video below with all products for ReneaBouquets used listed in the video description. xoxo Toni

May 31, 2019

"Breathe In Breathe Out" Easy Mixed Media Layout

Hi everyone, today I want to share how very simple it is to add some mixed media elements to your scrapbook layouts. Mixed media has gotten so popular but still so many are intimidated by the word "Mixed Media". I'm here today to tell you if you are a scrapper or card maker, chances are you are already doing mixed media.

Wikipedia says: Mixed Media is an artwork in which more than one medium or material has been employed. Assemblages and collages are two common examples of art using different media that will make use of different materials including cloth, paper, wood and found objects. So, what that means if you are a card maker you use paper, sometimes stamping with ink, adding embellishments, sometimes markers etc. ... you are already doing mixed media. So don't let the word scare you any longer. Let's get
started with this very simple layout.  
I really wanted the colors on this to be very muted and subtle so that my photo would really be the focal point. The Art Anthology paints I used were our Metal Effects and our Stone Effects (all products will be listed blow in the video description. 
With the use of a couple of our stencils (and we have so many to choose from) this provided added patterns to my paper as well as texture. 
With the addition of some seed beads (because I can't ever get enough texture... lol) and pretty flowers, my layout was finished. I hope you give this a try. Below is a process video of me creating this layout. I hope I was able to inspire you to get in there and add some paints and textures to your scrapbook layouts. xoxo Toni

May 28, 2019

"Spring Meadow" Mixed Media Layout or ReneaBouquets

Hi everone, Toni here with a new project for ReneaBouquets and inspired by this month's beautiful moodboard. 
Mood boards are a great way to provide inspiration to you when your trying to get started on a layout or project. It provides you with textures, colors, imagery etc. What I grabbed a hold of is the watercolor, ethereal look of the images as well as the flowers and of course that unbelievable palette of colors. 
Using ReneaBouquet products is always an easy way to accomplish a look that maybe you are trying to achieve. How I usually start is I find a photo or get an idea in my head of what I want to create and then allow that to lead me in the ReneaBouquets store on the items that will indeed enhance my project. 
It can be overwhelming when you go to the store and see all the fantastic items to choose from and you don't know where to start. Many of the items in the store actually have a photo of a project that one of the designers created using that item which will give you and idea on how to utilize it.
In the layout above, I found the photo I wanted to scrap and realized it encompassed so much of the mood board. I then went to the RB store and chose some items that I new would really enhance my photo. And then I just sat down and started creating as you can view my process video below. Hope you give our mood boards a try and utilize them. Happy creating ! All supplies used will be listed in the video discription. 

May 20, 2019

"Life Began In A Garden" Mixed Media Vignette

Happy Monday everyone, today I'm here for a design team project for Art Anthology. One of my favorite things to do with art is create vintage, old, shabby pieces. I have always loved rusty things, antiques, well worn pieces. So today I have for you a T!m Holtz Vignette with a makeover. 
I have a process video below for your pleasure so you can watch my creative process. I have a few fun techniques to use for aging your projects. Also the supplies from Art Anthology that I used will be listed in the video description. 
The paper line I used is Stamperia "Garden" and I did some fussy cutting then gave the pieces a coat of crackle varnish on top. 
Here you can see the peeled paint technique as well as the wonderful job the crackle varnish does. And then when added with Art Anthology's mediums you really can achieve a weathered look. 
Here is wishing you a week filled with peace and joy. Thank you for stopping by. xoxo Toni

May 12, 2019

Mother's Day Present Altered Plate for ReneaBouquets

Hi everyone, and Happy Mother's Day to all those spectacular woman out there that have been fortunate enough to share their experiences, knowledge and heart with others.  Today I have a project I created for my mama for ReneaBouquets design team. 
I had this photo of my mama and me and I knew I wanted to create a keepsake with it. I purchased this plate at Hobby Lobby in the wedding section and it became the perfect backdrop. Adding lots of ReneaBouquets flowers, beautiful board and butterflies completed it perfectly. 
Below I have a process video for your pleasure so you can sit back and enjoy me creating. 
Have a spectacular day and thank you for stopping by !

May 7, 2019

Shabby Chic Pin Cushion and Stick Pins for ReneaBouquets

Hi everyone, today I'm up on ReneaBouquets blog with a new design team project.  I have for you a shabby chic style pin cushion to hold some pretty stick pins for my projects. Very easy and ReneaBouquets products makes it that much easier to enhance and embellish. 
Using a peat pot that I purchased at the dollar store for the base and then made the cushion from batting, muslin and lace. 
Then I added some pretty flowers from RB store and of course one of her beautiful butterflies. The stick pins were also adorned with the tiny buds from your flower line as well as one of her tiny butterfly's . 
Very easy and fun to make and for your pleasure I have included a process video below so you can watch my process... Wishing you a week filled with creativity!

April 30, 2019

Altered Dollar Store Notebooks

Hi everyone, I'm up on the blog today for an Art Anthology design team project. I'm always finding wonderful things at the dollar store and they can always be used in my art. Today I am altering some of there little notebooks or journals. These are great to send to someone for happy mail or to include in a RAK.
I have a video below showing my creative process on one of the notebooks. These literally only take about 30 to 45 minutes to alter and customize them.  
Using simple mixed media techniques provide that interesting texture and subtle changes to the background. 
The receiver will now have a one of a kind little notebook that you have created with love. I hope yu grab yourself some of these sweet little journals and give this altering process a try. Have a spectacular day !
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.