November 27, 2018

Farmhouse Style Explosion Box for ReneaBouquets

Hi everyone, Toni here with a fun new project for ReneaBouquets. These are the brand new Explosion Box/Ornaments that are now available in the store.  

My Christmas theme this year is Farmhouse Rustic and so I wanted to dress this little box up like a woodsy diorama to sit on my table. 
The horse was painted first with silver paint pounced on for texture and then embossed with silver EP for a fun metal effect. 
I wanted the corrugated metal look on the sides so I achieved this using Metallics Kraft Paper, give it a light sand and distressing it with Black Soot Reinker. 
The ReneaBouquet Explosion Box and decorative snowflakes were all painted with a simple coat of white gesso and then  Gathered Twigs DI was used on the edges . 
The top of the box was decorated with Sizzix Poinsettia and Festive Greens diecuts.  And to finish to off a light coat of DIY snow was applied everywhere along with Rock Candy glitter. 
Hope you enjoyed. For your pleasure I have included a process video below for your viewing. 

November 26, 2018

Cozy Christmas Layout for Art Anthology

Hi eveyone, it's my turn for a Art Anthology project and I'm using one of my favorite stencils "Twilight" today along with texture paste, beads, glitter, chipboard, flowers etc. etc. etc. 

It's so easy to take a simple layout and give that extra pazazz with mixed media. Just a bit of paste run through a stencil can make a world of difference. 
This layout may look difficult but it actually was very simple. I think I got it done in about 2 hours, which is great for me. 

Adding Mud paste and while still wet I sprinkled on some gorgeous ReneaBouquets Dark Red Microbeads for more texture. 
Using AA's Metal Effects Gold here and there on the layout spritzed everything up a bit. 
And then for a bit of whimsy I altered up some Blue Fern chipboard, T!m Holtz quote chips and Christmas Ephemera.  I hope you are inspired. 

Entering my layout in the following challenges: 
Crop Stop #45 (Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Sizzix Festive Greens, Ideology Quote Chip, Ideology Ephemera
 More Than Words -My daughter is the main focal point of my layout and she is the future women of the world.... strong, independent, capable. 
TIO-Friends and Family 

Would love you to take a moment to watch my process video and if you enjoy please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel... 

November 19, 2018

Angel Christmas Tag Swap for ReneaBouquets

I am currently in a tag swap with ReneaBouquets and we were to do an "angel theme" tag. Featuring on this tag are several beautiful ReneaBouquets pieces and I will list them below with their websites. 
The pretty Printed Beautiful Board Angel image is from ReneaBouquets of course and I add Stickles to her wardrobe for a subtle sparkle. The poinsettia was made using Blue Ferns Vintage Christmas paper collection and Sizzix Poinsettia die and texture fade set. 

The tree was created using also Blue Ferns Vintage Christmas paper and Renea Bouquets Shabby Christmas Tree, enhanced with pearls. For your pleasure I also have provided for you a video below. Hope you take the time to view and if you enjoy please give it a thumbs up and would love you to subscribe to my channel. Have a magical Christmas Season !

ReneaBouquets store: ReneaBouquets Blog: ReneaBouquets Facebook BB Shabby Christmas Tree Printed BB Victorian Winter Angel BB Beautiful Bits Snowflakes Blue Fern Vintage Christmas Paper Collection

November 17, 2018

Adventures Await Layout

Hi everyone, today I'm having fun with Art Anthology's stencils. They are an easy way to adventure dimension as well as interest to your projects. I only needed to use one of our stencils ... Scales... because it actually has 3 different designs on it. So let's get started.  
Below is a video so you can watch me create this layout in detail . I started off by adding Art Antholoy's Mud mixed with craft sand and ran it through a scroll shape for my corners of layout.

Using another portion of the stencil I added some dimension here and there on the layout around the photos.
Then to add a bit of contrast color I ran our Sorbet-Leaf through another section of the same stencil. 
I encourage you to get your hands on some of our stencils, they make scrapbooking so much fun and the ideas are endless. Have a special day and happy creating !

November 11, 2018

Explosion Box/Ornament for ReneaBouquets

Hi everyone, today I'm up on the blog to share with you a project using the new Explosion Box/Ornaments that can be purchased at ReneaBouquets. These boxes are perfectly adorable without doing anything to them, but they are so much fun to decorate as well. The poinsettias above were highlighted with homemade snow... baking soda, white paint and white glue mixed together. 
I left the box in it's natural state and embellished it using Blue Fern's Vintage Christmas paper. Also adding some dark red microbeads to the carousel horse. 
With the addition of some deep red rhinestones to some of the beautiful board (from ReneaBouquets) decorative pieces. 

Here is a better photograph of the darling carousel horse and I added some Stickled embellished poinsettias from ReneaBouquets also to add that Christmas look. 
To finish it off I also added a T!m Holtz Lantern which will look so pretty on my Christmas tree. 
For your enjoyment I have included a video below so you can watch my creative process. Listed on the video is also all the products and their websites for ReneaBouquets goodies. xoxo Toni

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