June 24, 2020

Altered Vintage Sewing Machine Drawer and Cigar Box

Hi everyone, hope you are all doing well. I don't know about you but I love having my crafty goodies  all organized and I love putting them in pretty containers. So today I have for you a couple of altered pieces that I created to hold my Reneabouquets Butterflies and also Reneabouquets Laces.

First up is a vintage sewing machine drawer that I had purchased sometime last year at an antique store. I thought it would be really fun to hold all my pretty laces that I use to create with. So here we go.
I first began by giving my drawer a coat of white gesso to prime the surface, then once dried, I rubbed the wax from a candle all over the surface and then gave it a coat of Waverly White Chalk Paint. The wax works as a resist and you can then take a piece of sand paper and distress your edges very easily. I then used Blue Ferns Jane's Memoirs paper collection to add to the outside and inside of the drawer.  
This is a close up of the front of the drawer and as you can see Reneabouquets store has so many different things to bling up your projects. All the supplies that I used will be listed below as well as there website. I decided to store all my Reneabouquets Laces in this drawer. The photo below is the sides of the drawer.                                
Now onto the next project. I started off with an old cigar box that I also purchased at the same antique store last year. Gave it a coat of white gesso and then also painted it with Waverly's white chalk paint. 
I used the same paper collection from Blue Fern (Jane's Memoirs). I used an old dresser knob for the top of the lid to assist in opening the box. All of the RB Beautiful Board that I used I embossed with bronze powder.  
 Here is a closeup of the top of the box. The handmade flowers that Reneabouquets store has are gorgeous and come so many yummy colors. I topped them with Diamond Chunky Glitter that you can get at the store as well.  
This photo is the front of the cigar box and I once again used the beautiful mulberry flowers from the store, the glass vial is filled with Gawdy Girl Diamond Chunky Glitter .
Here is a photo of the inside as well. 
I hope you have enjoyed this and were inspired to maybe dress up some of your supply containers. I appreciate you stopping by and have a blessed day !

June 8, 2020

"Sweet" 12 x 12 layout for Reneabouquets Design

Hi everyone... it's so good to be back. I took a couple months off due to the quarantine, but so happy to be back at my craft table and to be creating with you all again. Today I have a layout of a very special friend of mine and her precious little boy. This layout is full of dimension and of course Reneabouquet goodies, so let's get started.
I started off using Blue Ferns gorgeous paper collection "A Romantic Life" and I chose two different papers and deconstructed them to create a dimensional custom background. The video below will show you my entire process. 
I love adding dimension and textures to my projects and there are so many different items in Reneabouquets store that can help you accomplish this. On my layout I utilized seed beads, chunky glitters and some of the beautiful board pieces like the one I used on this layout "Grid Elements" just gives your eye something special to look at. 
With a combination of beautiful papers and products and just a little bit of imagination, layouts like this one are very simple to achieve. I hope you take a moment to sit back and view the video so you can watch my creative process. And if you need a little more inspiration, why not participate in our Moodboard challenge. Using the moodboard below, colors, elements, textures etc will jump start your projects. 

Here is the June Moodboard and for the rules about entering and the possibility of winning a RAK go HERE 
Until next time, be safe, stay healthy, and take time to be creative ! xoxo
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.