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 !

April 27, 2019

Shabby Chic Ballerina Layout

Hi everyone... Toni here with a new design team layout for ReneaBouquets. The store is plump full of gorgeous items to make creating and decorating your projects a breeze. Pictured above is one of the brand new Beautiful Board Music Note Butterflys. It's exquisite !
Playing off the colors in my photo I knew I wanted this layout to be frilly, so I decided to do some paper ruffles, also enhanced with ReneaBouquets Ivory Tulle. 
I gave the beautiful board a coat of crackle varnish and then antiqued it with Green Patina and Brushed Corduroy DI. 
The ReneaBouquet flowers were blinged up with the No Hole Microbeads in Champagne and Teal. A full list of products and their websites will be below. 
I hope you were inspired and for your pleasure I have also included a step by step video below. 

April 20, 2019

Embroidery Hoop Shaker for ReneaBouquets

Hi everyone, it's my turn for a ReneaBouquets design team project and I decided to create a shaker embroidery hoop. Filled with pretties from ReneaBouquets store. 
Lots of Beautiful Board from the store and I left it in its beautiful natural state. 
The butterfly inside the shaker is a brand new style called Musical Note Butterfly and it's just gorgeous. 
With the addition of the pretty flowers with a bit of microbeads sprinkled on top and of course one of the exquisite butterflies from the store as well.  Hope you enjoyed. For your pleasure I have also included a step by step video. Happy crafting !

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April 15, 2019

Mixed Media Vintage Frame for Art Anthology

Hi everyone, I'm up on the blog today with a design team project for Art Anthology. Recently purchased a frame at the dollar store and it was screaming to be altered. 
Lots of layers, lots of texture and a color scheme that is not usual for me. But it definitely has that grunge appeal that I so adore. 
I love taking a simple item and making it into an unexpected piece. I started off by adding lace to the foundation to provide interesting textures, then layered several different shades of inks and sprays. 
Utilized some of my metal pieces, chipboard and ideaology stash. I so enjoyed making this messy project. I hope you were inspired. And for your enjoyment I have included a process video below. I appreciate your stopping by. Wishing you a month filled with creative wonder !

April 12, 2019

Spring Garden Purse

Happy spring everyone... hope you are having a wonderful month. Today I have a design team project for ReneaBouquets and I have created a spring time garden purse.
Inspired by ReneaBouquets moodboard this month I used several ReneaBouquet products. 
Added some chunky glitters and microbeads to the flowers for added texture and interest. 
Ideaology Baseboard Doll was colored a bit with water base pens, and of course ReneaBouquet butterflies always complete a project perfectly. For a list of products used check out this blogpost HERE. 
Hope this brought a little bit of "springtime" into your creative life. And for your pleasure I have also included a process video for your viewing. Have a spectacular month. 
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.