February 27, 2019

Sculpted Flowers & Altered Frame

Hi everyone, I have a DT project for Art Anthology today and decided to put these very old flowers to good use. I saturated them first with Art Basics Sculture Medium and allowed to dry overnight and then started spraying them with AA's beautiful Coloration Sprays. 
I die cut some butterflys out of grungpaper and also acetate to provide dimension on the wings. The acetate wings were then painted with AA's Sorbet paints for a pretty translucent glitter look. 
The frame was inexpensive one and I started texturing by running AA's Clear Coat Glass through a stencil and once dry I sprayed the entire surface with Colorations Spray Warm. 
I hope you were inspired to try something a bit different. Grab those very old flowers and do something with them. For your pleasure I have included a process video below. Have a spectacular day !

February 24, 2019

Shaker Box Greeting Card

Hi everyone.... hope you have taken a little time to get creative this month. Today I have for you a DT project for ReneaBouquets and I used her new Shaker Box... OMG... I think I'm addicted to these. They are so much fun and the ideas on how to use them are endless...
The card was really pretty simple but when the shaker box was added it provided that little UMPH that the card needed. 
This is a photo of the inside which again was kept very minimal but ReneaBouquets beautiful board really allows you to give that sweet shabby chic look. 
This was such a fun card to make, hope you get your hands on some of these shaker boxes, the store has small and large... So much fun. For your enjoyment I have included a process video below so you can watch my creative process.... xoxo Toni 

February 17, 2019

"Blissful" Butterfly Vignette for ReneaBouquets Design Team

Hi everyone, love is in the air and I love creating with ReneaBouquet items from the store. Today I have a design team project entitled "Blissful"

Starting off with Ideaology's Vignette Boxes and Finial I decided to create a butterfly haven. 

All the products I used from ReneaBouquets will be listed in the process video below. I antiqued the vignette and all the beautiful board pieces first to give it that shabby chic look. Added some coiled wire and attached these precious Sugar Spun Butterflies from the store to the wire to provide movement. 
I hope you enjoyed my project, wishing you a month filled with love and creativity !

February 13, 2019

Passport Mini Album/10 Easy Mixed Media Background Techniques

Hi everyone,  I have many people tell me that they love the look and idea of mixed media but they are simply too afraid to try it. Well today I have a project I created with 10 of some very simple ways that you can add some mixed media to your next projects. I've compiled them all in a mini album that I created using Eileen Hull's Passport Die and the help of Art Anthology's products.

For your pleasure below is a process video which will show you each individual page more clearly. You don't have to have alot of different supplies just the desire to try something new. 

I also altered this little box to hold my album in. Nothing special, just white washed it a bit with white acrylic paint and added some ephemera, sea shells, a little bit of sprays etc. 

The album's signatures are held together with jute. Tied and braided then beads were added for interest. 

I hope you take a moment to view the video. I'm sure you will be surprised at how fun and simple many of the techniques are. Grab some paper, some stencils, paints and/or sprays and create with me. 

February 9, 2019

"You Are Enough" Layout for ReneaBouquets

Hi everyone.... hope you are having a wonderful month and today I have a ReneaBouquets design team project featuring some gorgeous items from the store. 
I started off with Prima's Georgia Blue paper collection and gave it some texture using Paper Texture Paste by Finnabair. 

Also added some Diamond Dust to the background for a pretty sparkle. The frames used are Beautiful Board Chunky Chain and for more texture I also used Beautiful Board Brick Elements. 
These Powder Blue and Tangerine Quartz flowers work perfectly on this layout. Stop by the store and see all the amazing colors available. 
All the supplies used from ReneaBouquets are listed in my process video below for your viewing. Thank you for stopping by and wishing you love and creativity. 
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.