Sunday, April 24, 2016

Listen

Hey there crafty friends!! Today I am sharing My One Word for 2016 project that I created for Scrap n' Art Magazine. The My One Word campaign is a sort of a New Year's Resolution where you choose one word to live by for the year. My One Word is Listen. I chose this word because I think it's important to remember to listen to others, listen to your heart, listen to nature, listen to music, just listen instead of talking. If you concentrate on listening to the world around you, I think you become less self absorbed and that's very important!!


I created this on a 6x6" canvas that is 1" deep. I love this size canvas!! I used lots of products on this piece. I created the texture with crumpled tissue paper, then added lots of chipboard pieces, metals like the key, music note and decorative corner piece, the cork birdhouse, paper flowers and wooden hearts. Everything go a good coat of gesso before adding Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and Plain Jane sprays. The letters are wooden and were painted with paints, sprayed with Glimmer Mists and distressed. There's also the butterfly and small bee rub-ons added. The final touch is bronze micro beads. 



This canvas is the same size as last year's My One Word project "Focus". I plan on hanging these in the Art House soon. I am moving things around in there again, so I will share pics as soon as it's all done and everything is clean :) 


This week is going to be busy because I'm packing stuff up to head to Tennessee for a crop to spend the whole weekend with my sweet friends Kristie, Kathy and Janet!! I can't wait!!! I'm trying not to pack too much, just enough to work on a few pieces that I started and never finished. Kristie is teaching two classes and I want to take those, too :) I'll share pics of all our creations next week. 
And don't forget to play along this weekend for the Sunny Day Crafting photo inspiration challenge!! See you again real soon!! 
Until next time...

Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!











Thursday, April 21, 2016

Statement Silver Spoon Necklace

Hey there crafty friends! It's been a while since I've posted anything. Work has been busy and I've been busy working on projects that I can't share just yet. But soon!! Today I am sharing this altered spoon that I turned into a necklace. I know, craziness! :) I made this for the February issue of Scrap n' Art Magazine.


I found this cute little silver baby spoon at an antique mall when I visited my cousin in Jacksonville for Thanksgiving. I knew immediately when I saw it that I was going to make a necklace out of it. 


The image of the lady is from a Prima paper pack that I cut out and glued into the spoon. I glued some lace and a distressed paper flower to the bottom to create her dress and a small piece of applique trim to create her crown. The butterfly gives her wings to make her fairy like and there is also a strip of bling trim on the right side. The necklace part is a chain with some ribbon running through it and a piece of a broken necklace attached together. I tied some extra ribbon into a triple bow onto the necklace and then attached the spoon with a lobster claw fitting. 


Isn't it cute?! It's one of my favorites so far! I don't wear much jewelry myself, but I love making it! I've made quite a few of the memory wire bracelets lately, too. I'll share those as soon as I can get good pics. Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be back soon with some other crafty stuff!
Until then...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Cute Organization with Deflecto

Hey there artsy friends! Happy first week of April! Wow, can't believe it's April already! Time is flying. Yesterday I spent a good bit of time in the Art House cleaning, purging and moving things around. Yeah, I threw some stuff away! It seems I will never be completely organized, as it's been pointed out to me that I have way too much stuff. Yes, I am a craft hoarder, there I said it, lol. 
I received this awesome tilt storage bin from Deflecto to alter for the January issue of Scrap n' Art. 
Here's how I decorated it :) 



In case you haven't noticed, I really like burlap. And tags. And Bingo game pieces. 


I love that there are six tilt bins, so I could spell out "create". I used the Bingo game pieces to number each bin and I labeled each bin with what I will store in them. 


Not only is it practical storage, but now it's cute, too! I have it sitting on one of my counter tops so it's very convenient to get to.
The Art House clean-up and rearrangement is coming along, slowly, but it's happening! I'm also working on some jewelry to put in the Etsy store and some more scrapbook/mixed media kits, too. I'll share the new items soon.
That's all from me today. Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sunny Day Crafting Challenge #4

Hey there crafty friends! The Sunny Day Crafting photo inspiration challenge #4 is up today!
Here is the challenge picture.


Isn't it cute? There are several directions I could have gone with my project, but I decided to make my own version of a fairy. 



I love vintage photos and knew I wanted to use a photo of a little girl to alter. I found the picture of the little girl on Pinterest, printed it on a piece of thick watercolor paper, then fussy cut her out. The base is a 7x4" wooden block that I adhered patterned paper to, applied stenciling paste with a floral stencil and sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. 


I added some lace to the little girl's dress, colored her shoes pink and gave her lace applique butterfly wings. A little stickles was added to the shoes, wings and a little on her head to make her sparkly! Finally, I stamped "dream" on a small piece of pattern paper and adhered to the top and then added lace around the edges.

Be sure to go check out all the other design team member projects and link up your project, too!

That's all from me today. Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!

Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!