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 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
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.