Friday, March 21, 2014

Shabby Chic Reloj Alterado

Les quiero compartir un reloj que yo altere.  Este reloj lo compre en una pulga y hace tiempo que digo que lo voy a alterar pero bueno al fin tome el tiempo para alterar el reloj.

Una de las cosas que mas me encantan es cosas que talvez no sean tan viejas pero con un toque se podra dar una aparencia shabby chic con toques antiquos.

Este reloj no era nada de viejo es mas parece que era de Pier 1 Imports y pues la chica lo vendio porque segun ella no funcionaba.  Yo queria algo asi pero queria envejecer el reloj y darle un toque mas feminino.

Asi era el reloj antes:

Para alterar este reloj use Gesso (primer de pintura), pinturas acrilicas, cintas y flores.  El primer paso es preparar el reloj aplicandole el gesso y dejar que se seque bien. Luego lo pintas con tu pintura acrilica.

Yo use varios adornos que me fascinan a mi el primero es las mariposas de Want2Scrap.  Luego use seaming de la tienda de Creating With Details Store 
Luego use el flatback pink bead tambien de Creating With Details Store.  /?auction=flatback-pink-bead-trim-2-yds

Cada detalle que le pongas a tu trabajo alterado le da un look muy shabby.

Bueno asi quedo mi reloj despues de todo!

 En la parte de adentro le puse flores y otros adornos!

 Mariposa de Want2Scrap

Espero que le haya gusto mi proyecto, no se olviden de visitar la tienda de Creating With Details Store  Las veo en el grupo!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Creando Mixed Media

Aqui les comparto algo que hice para mi hija que pronto cumple 18 años.  Para crear este proyecto, yo utilize varios elementos.  Cuando se crea algo de mixed media ahi que experimental con colores, texturas, pastas, papeles y diferente cosas para lograr un efecto magnifico.

Este proyecto me encanto como salio porque pude usar unas de mis imagenes que yo dibuje.  Esta imagen representa mi hija Karla y quise compartir este proyecto para que vean lo que un poco de imaginacion y inspiracion podras o podran lograr.

Las chicas de Creando Con Detalles de Facebook les di la imagen que dibuje para aver sus maravillas.
Este proyecto me demore varias horas en lograr de terminar porque use varios elementos como:
Prima Marketing Paper Flowers, Tim Holtz Stamps, Eifel Tower Die, and Stencils, and I used Prima Marketing Madeline Paper Stack for the back ground.

Comenze con una pagina de papel acuarela que luego añadi papeles de Prima Marketing Madeline Paper Stack Collection para darle el toque que tiene.  Despues que se seco aplique texturas con pasta y pinturas.  La Mixed Media Doll la dibuje yo y la pinte usando los lapiz acuarela de Lyra.

Definitivamente me encanto como salio todo.  Espero que le hagas gusto.  Las veo el 29 de marzo en el canal de Creando para compartir con uds nuevamente un proyecto que de seguro les va encantar.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Patriotic America the Beautiful Primitive Doll - Laura Kelly's America the Beautiful Fabric

Welcome to I LOVE THE USA Blog Hop sponsored and put together by the lovely and talented Laura Kelly and Jen Goode. I hope you all enjoy my Patriotic America the Beautiful Doll using Laura Kelly's Fabric - America the Beautiful.

For my I Love the USA Blog Hop, I created a Patriotic America the Beautiful Statue of Liberty Primitive Doll.  I am not a seamstress, and I can great when it comes to using a sewing machine on paper, and not to bad in making things that don't require the perfect stitch.  So, that is way I created a Patriotic America the Beautiful  Statue of Liberty Primitive Doll using Laura Kelly's America the Beautiful Fabric.

The project was really a fun project to create, and if you can sew basic stitches you can create one similar.  Now, I must tell you that as I was shopping at our local Joann Fabric Store, I came across more of Laura Kelly's FABULOUS Fabric and I couldn't walkout without getting several yards of them.  So, be sure to check out what I create with those fabulous finds.

So, here she goes:

I made the doll using muslin and coffee dying it to age all the fabric.  I then sewed the Laura Kelly's America the Beautiful fabric to create a skirt for my doll.  I added some of her Buttons Galore & More line of buttons Laura Kelly's Mixed Buttons to adorn her skirt.

The twig around her head I actually picked up at Joann's and thought it would make the perfect crown for her.  I colored in her eyes and sewed in her nose.  I found a fabric quarter while shopping at Joann's for her shirt and pockets, which I also aged in coffee.

I love ragged dolls and this one was by far the cutest little thing I have made thanks to Laura Kelly's America the Beautiful fabric.

While I was on the inspirational note, I also created a lovely wall hanging canvas decor for Buttons Galore and More using Laura's  fabric, so be sure to visit Buttons Galore & More blog to see what else you can create with the extra pieces that  you have left over.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my project for today.  Be sure to visit the other talented ladies participating on the hop and leave comments.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Fairy Fantasy Mama - Crystal Lacquer

I truly enjoyed working on this next project for Sakura Hobby Craft, and it not only enabled me to create something in honor of my Mother, but it also let me play with Sakura's 3D Crystal Lacquer, I can't tell you how much I really love playing with Sakura's Crystal Lacquer.

Now as many of you already know we are all participating in a Fantasy Blog Hop for Sakura, and when I say we I mean the Design Team for Sakura Hobby Craft.  We have all be eager to show off her Fantasy project using Sakura's products, and I finally get to show it off.

Photo: In just a few days, Fairies, Gnomes, and magical Art.

Many of you already know that my mom past away, so the title for my project is Fairy Fantasy Mama!  My mom was my biggest supporter and she is knew how much I loved Butterflies and Fairies, well, I took that and used those elements along with Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer and created this lovely piece, and I hope you enjoy it.

If you look carefully my Fairy Fantasy Mama (MOM) has a glitter/shimmer look and that was created using the 3D Crystal Lacquer and Terri Sprouls Shimmer Mixers!  Isn't she just lovely!  

Now this frame did not look like this before, I actually picked it up at my local Goodwill and it was definitely needing a new facelift, and that is what I did using paints, stamps, and stencils!

Her wings are actually made from a nylon butterfly and I applied the 3D Crystal Lacquer that I mixed with Terri Sproul's Shimmer Mixer right onto the nylon wings and it turned out AWESOME!  

I also lacquered my picture with the Crystal Lacquer mixed with Terri Sproul's Clear Shimmer and glitter.  It gave my project that gorgeous shimmery touch.

So, here is just what I did to create this lovely Fairy Fantasy Mama using Sakura's Crystal Lacquer.

As you all know my first step is to gather all my supplies, which is the following:

I have to say it was fun to create this project but it took about 3 hrs to create, because I had to strip my frame that I picked up at my local Goodwill from the dreadful paper and it was covered with glue.

You can do this with any frame that you pickup at your local Thrift Shop.

Step Two  FRAME:

Once, I stripped the frame and discovered it was bare unpainted wood, I decided to prime the frame using Gesso.  I then painted the frame with a black acrylic paint from Apple Barrel.  I let this sit for a few minutes before I applied my Crackle Medium.  I put a thick coat of the medium only because I wanted big thick cracks.  When applying the crackle use long stokes and make sure you cover the entire area and let it sit for at least 30 minutes.  I had to speed this process so I used my heat gun to speedup the drying process of the crackle.  I then put my final coat of the light color acrylic paint, and you can immediately see how it starts to crackle.

I then set this aside to dry and proceeded to my next step.

Step Three PICTURE:

I used watercolor paper to draw my mom, and it really doesn't have to be perfect and it just fun to draw something that has a big head and a small body, but that is what makes Mixed Media cool, it can be whatever you make it out to be.  So, it can be a Fairy Fantasy of your Mom, which is what I created.

I colored in my mom using PrismaColor Watercolor pencils and with a wet paintbrush I blended in the colors on her face and hair.  

I adhered pieces of odd pieces of decorative paper I had laying around so they are just scraps that I had.  The sky I also used watercolor paints and blended that in throughout the picture.

To finish the picture off, I mixed Sakura Crystal Lacquer with some of Terri Sproul's Shimmer Mixers and a bit of glitter from Doodlebug, mixed well and instead of using Mod Podge I used Sakura's Crystal Lacquer and brushed it all over my drawing to completely cover it and it gave my project a lacquer shine!

I glued a few embellishments such as the butterfly wings on my mom and wrote a few messages using a Zig Memory black writer pen.

Step Four Stencil & Stamps:

Now that I had my drawing done I just focused on finishing up the frame.  Using several stamps I painted my frame over all the crackled frame.  Be sure to use a Staz On ink for this step otherwise you will have a mess. I then used some plaster that I picked up at my local Home Depot, because I didn't find Medium around here.  I used a Prima Stencil and Want2Scrap stencil, I applied the plaster directly to the stencil using a spatula.  I carefully lifted the stencils and kept moving that around the frame.  Now this has to dry for at least an hour, because you will then spritz certain areas.  I strongly recommend letting it dry completely for at least 1-2 hours.

Once that is done I then, took a small bowl mixed a bit of dylusion Ink spray and mixed with a bit of water to dilute and with a paper towel I damped the towel into the mixture and I damped some areas of the frame.
Let it dry and then glue your embellishments to the frame.  My metal butterfly is one that used the Crystal Lacquer to give the butterfly a 3D embellished effect.

So there you have it a Fairy Fantasy Mama Crystal Lacquer frame!  I HOPE you enjoyed this project and I invite you to visit the other Design Team Members blogs and leave us some comments.  One lucky  person will WIN!!!! WINNING IS GOOD SO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS HOP AND ENTER TO WIN.


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1. Sakura Blog:

Terri Sproul's Blog:

2.  Dale Anne Potter:

3. Peggy Oliver:
4. Karen Lackey:
5. Lea Cioci:
6. Mai Larsen:  (YOU ARE HERE)
7. Lee Brehon:
8. Brenda Lee Burfeind:

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Perfect Graduation Gift - Glue Dot Button Wall Decor Blog Hop

As a design team member of Buttons Galore & More, we had a fab time during our last BLOG HOP that we just needed to do another blog hop, but this time for Glue Dots!!!!!

Now when you think of Glue Dots you think, well what can you do with glue dots, but you know there is definitely a lot do with Glue Dots.

I normally use glue dots to place my ribbon when I'm working with ribbon and lace, but for this project I actually used them for my pictures as well.  The neat thing is that they are very safe and won't damage your pictures like other glues might.  Since, the pictures I selected for this project are those of my husband's grandfather, I wanted to make sure that the adhesive did not ruin the picture, so to place my pictures down, I used Glue Dots.

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Here is what I created for this Blog Hop be sure to stop by Buttons Galore & More for more projects using Glue Dots.


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Glue Dot Button Graduation Wall Decor

I started with simple 6 x 6 chipboard and I adhered a piece of Authenique Loyal Collection to both side of the chipboard.  I then proceeded to distress the edges with a sanding block.  Using Tim Holtz Distressing Inks I distressed the edges of the 6 x 6's.

I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to create that was masculine, because I don't normally created masculine projects, but I had these awesome pictures of my husband's grandfather who at the time he may have been around 23.  I love looking at vintage pictures and these pictures of his grandfather was just what I needed to complete this project.

Using Glue Dots I adhered the picture to Spellbinder frame and added the beads.  I then took a piece of Grosgain ribbon and again using Glue Dots I adhered to the layered frame and made a bow.

Materials Used:

Buttons Galore & More

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  • Glue Dots
Other Materials Used:

  • AdTech Hot Glue
  • Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Paper Flowers
  • Floral Pins
  • Authenique Loyal Collection
  • Want2Scrap - Fancy Chipboard "Live" 
I wanted things that were masculine yet went well with my Father-in-laws home decor, because after all it will go to him this coming Father's Day, so to do that I selected Buttons Galore & More Earthtones & Greens.  These buttons went very well with my Authenique Loyal Paper Collection as well, so it was very easy to select the matching buttons.

Hop along to the following blogs and be sure to leave a lovely comment.

Design Team Blog Hop:

  1. You are here:
  3. Angie:
  4. Allie Gower:
  5. Tracey:
  6. Holly:
  7. Jen:

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April Showers Brings Flutterbug Plaque

April is a very special month for me.  It was the month in which I first became a mother.  I have two beautiful daughters both born in April and they are certainly April Showers, full of lots of love and joy.  They are each distinctly different, but loving in many ways.  
I created this Flutterbug Plaque for my Karla "K" who turned 17 this April and I wanted her to know that she can always do whatever she sets her heart to do as long as she "BELIEVES"!!!!!
So, as you can see there are so many April Shower surprises for me.  I made my plaque using various supplies and the wood plaques are from ADORNit!
My Springtime Flutterbug Medley Wall plaque is cute for any young lady and very easy to make!

Material used:

Buttons Galore & More Products used:


Once  you have gathered all your supplies, you can begin to transform the scalloped frames into something totally cute and ready for Spring.
April instructional material
Start by tracing the large scalloped wood frame into you paper of choice.    Be sure to trace on  the back side of the paper.
instructional material3
Once you have both frames the large and the small scalloped frames traced like you see above you can begin to cut.
Cut the frames that you just traced and you can use an Xacto knife for the harder to cut places or your Friskar Scissors.
Instructional Material 4
Apply Beacon 3 – in -1 adhesive or Zip Dry they both work just as good to your decorative paper and adhere to the scalloped frames.  A good tip is to use a sanding block to sand off the edges of the paper that may hang from the edges.  This also gives it a more distressed look!  Once you have distressed with the sand block use a Distressing Ink like Tim Holt’s to distress the edges of the frames/paper.
Distress the Edges once they are all adhered to the wood frame.
My favorite part is decorating.  These are 3D frames from Want2Scrap and I painted and applied glitter and glue.  I also used Buttons Galore and More Flutterbug Medley Buttons to accent the plaque and threaded a piece of seam binding to the buttons.
Instructional material 5
I used my Fiskar scissors to cut out another piece similar to the one above to give it the dimensional look.
Finally, to top finish this project I added a few of my favorite things, which are buttons, bling, and seam binding.  I gathered a few buttons that I had laying around added that along with Want2Scrap Musical Chef charm.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Totally Shabby Rose Garden Birdhouse

As a Design Team member of Buttons Galore & More, we were given a Buttons & Birdhouses Designer Challenge.  Now, it wasn't your ordinary birdhouse like the kind that looks like a typical house, instead it was a bit of a challenge.  The idea is that we would all design this house with Buttons Galore & More buttons with a twist of what we would like to see in a birdhouse.

This Buttons & Birdhouses Designer Challenge runs from April 26 - 28th and I will be linking in with Buttons Galore & More website.  If you are a follower of Buttons Galore & More I strongly encourage you to vote for your favorite birdhouse.  One random commenter on the Buttons Galore & More's blog will be win a $10 Starbucks Gift Card and a pair of Fiskars Scissors!!!  Make sure you are following Buttons Galore & More on Facebook and Twitter.

So, let me get back to that birdhouse.  I enjoy a challenge and this project was just that, because I didn't start off with a typical style birdhouse, let's just say that I started out with a birdhouse that was rounded almost like a cylinder.  My first impression was oh this will be fun, but as I started to work with the birdhouse, I ran into the problem that it was not straight it was rounded or cylinder shape.  Anyway, I took on the challenge with a shabby approach and let's just say that I made a Totally Shabby Rose Garden Birdhouse, using the Rose Garden buttons from Buttons Galore & More!

Here is what I started out with and yes, I was quite clueless at first, because I wasn't sure if I was going to paint or what I wanted to create!
NOW do you see what I mean this shape was not easy to work with and it is about 5 1/5" tall and maybe 2 3/4"  round.  Not easy to work with, but I'm very happy with the end result! I was able to bling it out with Want2Scrap Swirl Rhinestones and add flowers too!

Now, keep an open mind, because I like to look at things quite differently and in my little world I enjoy lots of buttons, flowers, ribbon, bling, and lace, and I think if the world was made with those things, it would be such a lovely place.

My Totally Shabby Rose Garden Birdhouse is more for decoration purposes and it looks lovely in my craft room!!! I couldn't imagine a bird hanging out in my shabby birdhouse, but you know what I'm sure any bird with a sense of taste would love to hangout here!


Other Products Used:
  • Want2Scrap - Pearl Swirl Rhinestones
  • Hot Pink Grosgain Ribbon
  • AdTech Hot Glue Gun
  • Shabby Chic Rose Trim - Walmart ($3.97/yd)
  • Offray Ribbon Trim 
  • Needle/Thread
  • Flower
  • Carte Bella - Paris Girl Collection
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Gesso
  • Measuring Tape
  • Mod Podge
  • Xacto Knife
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink
I started out by applying Gesso to the birdhouse, because it was not a smooth finish, and my thought was to paint the birdhouse.  Well, I'm glad I didn't continue with that idea!  

I then measured the birdhouse to see how much paper I needed to cut my paper.  I determined where I needed to cut the circle for both the entrance of the birdhouse and the bird stand.  Now that was not easy what's so ever, but you will need a 1" circle punch.  I actually hand cut the circles with a xacto knife, because I didn't have a circle punch big enough to punch the circles out.

Once, I had all this figured out I then distressed my paper with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink.  I then applied the Mod Podge to both the birdhouse and my paper that I cut and adhered the paper.

I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to apply buttons directly to the roof of the birdhouse because of the odd shape, but I tried and it was just not working for me.  With a needle and thread I sewed the Rose Garden buttons to the tip of my trim and glued the trim to the edge of my birdhouse.  I was still in the limbo with the roof of the birdhouse so, I decided to take a trip to my local Walmart and picked up this Ivory white shabby rose trim and with the AdTech Glue Gun I started to apply that to the roof.

I glued the Rose Garden buttons to the shabby rose trim and a ribbon to the top.  The rope that was attached to the birdhouse was not attractive so I disguised it with grosgain ribbon!

The rest of my birdhouse I decorated using Want2Scrap bling, flowers that I picked up at a local shop.  When you live in a small town as this one, you don't have a lot of craft stores to select from; in fact all we have is a Walmart, Kmart, and Quilting Store, which is where I go the most to pickup things that may help with my projects.  The nearest craft store is about 3 hrs away, so I have to work with what I have.

I hope you enjoyed my Totally Shabby Rose Garden Birdhouse, be sure to checkout Buttons Galore & More website and choose your favorite Birdhouse for a chance to win a $10 Starbuck Gift Card!

ALSO here are the blogs of the other Designers who are participating in this Buttons & Birdhouse Challenge, be sure to stop by there and leave a comment as well.

  1. You are here:  NEXT GO TO:
  3. Allie Gower:
  4. Holly Gagnon:
  5. Angie Holden:
  6. Melony Bradley:
  7. Laura Kelly:
  8. Jen Goode:
  9. Tracey McLennon:\
  10. Laura Bray:  
  11. Carla Schauer: