Sunday, November 30, 2008

Altered Wooden Angel Project.

I found this little angel on clearance at Michaels. She was $1.34. I really liked the scrolls, but I knew she needed more than a little paint. This is what I started out with. I used some old Anna Griffin paper that I have had for ages. I don't have much of an occasion to use tapestry inspired floral paper I suppose. The green paper is from K and Co. The ribbon is Making Memories. I used Mod Podge to adhere the paper and, after trimming as close as possible, I sanded it down with my trusty nail file. I used Peeled Paint Distress Ink on all of the edges and sealed it. It was a quick little project and I was really happy with the result. Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Photo Cube

One day I will be a good blogger that can create amazing creations to share every single day. But probably not today. There is never enough time in the day for everything! For now, here is one of my latest creations. It is an acrylic photo cube. I bought it at Walmart for $3. I decorated it with some of our fall pictures for my husband and I used Basic Grey's 'Boxer' collection and Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I really loved how easy this all came together. It was finished in under an hour and a half. I started off by distressing my photographs with scissors and a nail file. I cut the paper to size and inked everything with the Distress ink. The words are grungeboard that is inked. The challenge on this project is to only use flat embellishments. I took the project out of the cube to take the pictures because of the glare. Thanks for looking. Have a fantastic day!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Autumn Splendor

Here is a layout that I created for a challenge on Method Playground. The challenge was to add dimension. Since I love layering, I knew I had to enter. I've not had as much time to scrap too much lately, so it is an 11th hour entry, I am afraid. I've titled this layout "Autumn Splendor". I've gotten to break out my brand spankin' new Distress Stickles on this layout. The stickles are Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade; I've also used Distress inks. I used the bookplate and flourish die cut from Cricut's Home Accent Essentials. The word 'splendor' is grungeboard. Here is a close of to show some of the dimension. I used a page from Making Memories 'Noteworthy Notebook. The green ricrac is making memories as well. Cardstock is by DCWV and the patterened papers are from BoBunny and MME's Wild Asparagus. The flowers are hand crocheted and the brads are from SEI. I love this lace that I found at a junk shop. I overlapped it with itself to add a little more interest and texture. Thanks for taking a peek at my blog. Have a fantastic day!