Monday, May 30, 2016

Country Girl Wedding Bouquet

Hey there! I hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day! Thank you to those who sacrificed everything for the freedoms we have!
I forgot to share the wedding bouquet and table decorations that I created for a friend's wedding. Her colors were turquoise and coral with a country cowboy/cowgirl theme. She wanted broaches included in the bouquet, so I found some at Hobby Lobby that fit the theme as well as their initials.

First, I bought a pre-made burlap floral base and the regular bouquet handle. After I had those two pieces put together, I added the coral burlap roses that I found at Hobby Lobby as well as the broaches, charms and beaded pieces that I put together. To fill in the bare spots, I added some May Arts net ribbon and lace. 

Some of the charms/broaches I added were the lock and key, a J and D for their initials, a crown because she used to compete in pageants and a cowboy boot.

I also decorated some wooden tags that we found with a butterfly cutout, all I did was stamp and emboss the A for their last name initial. They added the tags to the table centerpieces. 

The tag for the centerpiece for the bride and groom table got a heart shaped tag with their initials and a heart from chipboard that I applied the same bronze embossing powder to. 

My daughter Mariah was their photographer, so I used her pictures :) They came out better than mine!! 
The bride loved the bouquet and the table decorations and I'm soooo happy!! I really like making wedding bouquets :) 
That's all from me today. I'll be back soon with more crafty goodness! Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

What Do You Do With Clock Parts?

You make art with them, of course!! While I was at CHA in January, we attended the open market night and I purchased a bag of old watch and clock parts. I wasn't sure exactly what I would make with them, but I had to have them!
I held on to them for a couple of months before I used any, but had the idea of using them as the background for a small canvas piece.  I did a tutorial for Beacon Adhesives to include in the April edition of Scrap n' Art Magazine. I painted the small canvas with blue acrylic paint and stamped a script background onto the canvas. Then I glued a bunch of the clock pieces as well as some metal gears to the canvas with Beacon Adhesives Glass & Metal glue.

I applied Gesso to all the clock and gear pieces and let dry,

Next came a quick spray of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in blue with a gold sparkle. 

While the canvas was drying, I put together some mulberry flowers using Beacon Adhesives 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue. 

The flowers and some wooden butterflies were glued to the canvas with 3-in-1 and then I added the quote. 

I adhered some bronze microbeads to the flowers, some flat back pearls to the butterflies and blue seed beads here and there. And it's done!!

The background really sparkles!! The piece is pretty heavy with all that metal on it :) I need to add a hanger to the back and then it's going up in the Pickled Tink Crafts Etsy store :) 

I am going to start putting more of my creations in the Etsy shop and also take custom orders, too! I have more bracelets that I've made, too. I'll share pictures of those soon! Please stop by the Etsy store to see the new Graphic 45 items from the Voyage Beneath the Sea Collection and the By the Sea Collection! The papers and embellishments in these collections are gorgeous!! You're going to NEED them for your summer, beach and vacation scrapbook pages and mixed media projects! 

I'll be back soon to share more crafty goodness! Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Altered Valentine Candy Box

Hello again crafty friends! Happy weekend! I'm still working in the Art House moving things around and cleaning, trying to get organized. I think I almost have it the way I want it. Today I am sharing a project that I created for the February issue of Scrap n' Art Magazine. We were to create a Valentine project, so what better object to alter than a Valentine candy box? I've used one in a project before, but this time I wanted to create a shadow box frame.

I cut a heart shape from the middle of the top of the box, then covered it with printed tissue paper, adhering it with Mod Podge and sprayed some Tattered Angels Plain Jane sprays in Gerber over the whole top. 

The bottom of the box also has the printed tissue paper, as well as a paper doily that was colored with Tattered Angels sprays. The little girl fairy is an image I found on Pinterest that I printed on speckled cream cardstock and fussy cut her out. She got a sweet pair of appliqued wings that were sprayed with Tattered Angels Plain Jane in Baseboard and Gerber. I also added some tulle and ribbon to her dress and gave her a little flower crown. 

There are embellishments from Kaisercraft and May arts and also others ribbons and flowers added here and there. After all of the items were added to the inside, I glued the box lid onto the bottom so it wouldn't come apart. I then added lace and other trims around the heart shaped opening and glued other flowers to the bottom of the opening. Two sweet little blue birds were also printed on the speckled cream cardstock, fussy cut them out and glued to either side of the opening. I used Beacon Adhesives 3-in1 Advanced Glue to adhere all the embellishments. 

The last (but certainly not least!) final touch is the little banner that reads Love. I glued the strings of the banner to look like the birds are holding them in their mouths. I love every little detail that I was able to put into this sweet little project! 

Isn't that little bird the cutest? And I really love the little fairy girl. She reminds me of my granddaugher :) Oh, one last thing I did was add Stickles here and there to create sparkle. I love Stickles, but who doesn't?!

Thanks for stopping by to see me today. I'll be back soon with more craftiness! Until next time....
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Altered Mixed Media Canvas Class

Hello again crafty friends! I am excited to share this project with you today because it was created in my very sweet and talented friend Kristie's class at the crop in Tennessee that I went to a couple weeks ago. Her artwork amazes me! And she is such an awesome teacher!

We started with a 12x12" canvas, but created on the back to make a shadow box effect. There is a lot of layers of different shapes of chipboard pieces that we first applied gesso to, then painted with different sprays and paints. I, of course chose the blues and greens, but added the orange for my pop of color. 

The finishing touches are some metallic paste rubbed over some of the edges and seed beads randomly glued here and there. I absolutely love how it turned out!! I need to find a very special place to hang this :)

This week is going by pretty quickly at work. We are learning new software, but it will make our jobs so much more efficient once we learn it. I like to work smarter, not harder :)

That's all from me today. I'll be back soon to share some more awesome projects!
Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Sunny Day Crafting Challenge #7

Hey there crafty friends! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! I am a little late posting my project for the Sunny Day Crafting Challenge this week. I've been having some computer issues :(  Here is this week's challenge inspiration picture.

I love barns! When I saw this picture, it immediately took me back to my childhood. My grandparents had a barn and growing up, me and my cousins played on the hay bales that were stacked up. We made up games and played all day outside during the summer, usually exploring in the barn. My grandmother had a big garden and of course had chickens.

Although I know the picture doesn't had a chicken in it, barns just remind me of the country life with chickens and roosters roaming around the barn yard.

I used a plain card base, a piece of red gingham paper and a piece of glassine paper that I lightly stamped a chicken wire pattern on. The rooster was stamped in black on a paper that has fibers in it and then I colored it using pencils. It is layered on a brown striped paper. I also stitched around the edge of the gingham paper and wrapped a piece of mesh ribbon around the layers. The little wooden tag and rope finished it off.
Be sure to check out all the other projects and link up your projects, too!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll be back soon to share more projects!
Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Peeled Paint

Hey there crafty friends! Today I am sharing a small 6x6 canvas that I created using Tattered Angels Peeled Paint Kit. I love the peeled and chippy paint look!

I applied the paints and sprays per the package directions to the canvas, which was very quick and easy. I also applied some of the paints and sprays from the kit to the metal corner pieces, gears, medalion and key, then added some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist sprays in greens and blues. When the metal pieces were dry, I adhered them to the canvas with Beacon Adhesives 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue. 

To finish it off, I rubbed some silver paste to the edges of the metal pieces. I really love the patina that this piece has. I will definitely be using this kit and technique again!
Thanks for stopping by today. I'll be back soon to share more projects.
Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

March Scrap n' Art Projects

Hey there crafty friends! Hope you are having a great weekend so far! I got a sweet little visit from my daughter, son-in-law and precious granddaughter today! They brought my Mother's Day gift a day early. What did I get? A big, yummy, delicious caramel and white chocolate dipped apple from Chocolate Monkey which is a wonderful little shop here that sells fudge and other yummy, chocolatey things! I was bad and ate the whole thing all by myself. lol
Today I am sharing some of the projects I made for the March issue of Scrap n' Art Magazine. 

This is a card I made for the Sketch article.

This is a close-up of the Sketch card. Lots of layers in this and
I even sewed on it!
Tag  I created for the Imagine Crafts
tutorial showing a faux patina technique.

Close-up the tag. I used a wooden butterfly and some ribbons,
gauze and vintage trim. 
This is a little (and by little, I mean 4x3") shadow box that I
decorated with things that remind me of Spring. 

Close-up of the shadow box. Includes fussy cut flowers, moss,
mulberry paper flowers, sweet little lady bug button and a
tiny frame with a butterfly paper inserted. 

Another close-up of the shadow box. Includes a fussy cut
blue bird with moss as a nest, Spring canvas flag,
a flower button and chipboard lattice type shape.
Thanks so much for visiting today! I'll be back soon to share more artsy goodness! 
Until next time...Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Mixed Media Framed Sampler

Hey there crafty friends!! I can't believe it's the weekend already, this week has flown by! I want to wish all the moms out there in blogland a very Happy Mother's Day! I am so thankful to still have my mom here with me. I know many who's moms have passed away. I love my sweet Mom sooooo much!! I am also very proud that both my daughters are wonderful mommies to their little ones :) It melts my heart! 
Today I am sharing a framed mixed media piece that I made for Scrap n' Art Magazine. I started with a wooden frame that the glass was broken out of. First I painted a cheap wooden frame that the glass was broken out of. A little gesso over the frame helps the paints stick to it. For the inside, I started with a piece of blue decorative paper that I haphazardly stitched in a few places, then distressed with ink. 

Next came the most fun part! I die cut nine different kinds of paper, chipboard and even some cardboard using a Spellbinders die cut. Then added layers of ribbon, lace, charms, etc on each piece. 

I just used bits and bobs from my stash to make each one different, but using the same colors to tie it all together. 

I applied a little ink around the edges of each piece to create a shadow effect and then each one is adhered to the paper. 

It reminds me of the old fashioned samplers that women would make. When I create things like this, I usually add the number 3 on it somewhere. It represents my 3 children and I guess now it can also represent my 3 grandchildren, because I have 2 and 1 more on the way! Nolan is due in June and we are all so excited, especially big brother Grayson :) 

Not only am I so blessed to have the sweetest Mom in the whole wide world, I get to be the Mom to 3 of the most awesome kids and Lollie to 3 beautifully wonderful grandbabies!! My cup runneth over!!
I hope you each have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day! 
Until next time....
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!