Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Robin's Nest Sneak Peak- A Colorful Spring Inspired Mini Top Hat DT Project

Hello Everyone.
Stopping in today, to share with you
a sneak peak
of my DT project
featured today 
over at the Chattering Robin's blog,
created with EXCLUSIVE
products from
The Robin's Nest.

Stop in and check out how I created 
this colorful, fun mini top hat.

Be sure to visit The Robin's Nest
for your paper crafting supplies.

Chattering Robins Blog

The Robin's Nest Store

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time, 
Crafty Blessings!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Busy Busy Busy.........Just Breathe

Hello everyone.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wow, when life throws curve balls, 
it throws curve balls.
It has been far too many days since I have blogged, and even more since I have created.

Oh, but this week, this girl got it done!

I have been so delighted, to be a part
artsy, crafty group over on Facebook,
Maremi's Creative Cafe',
started by the uber talented
Marta Lapkowska.

She began an ATC challenge
 within the group
#52 CafeCard Challenge
(ATC's just happen to be one of my very favorite things to create).

I had previously shared my first three, Art, Bubbles and Coffee.

The last three weeks, our challenge was
Dragonfly, Eclipse with this weeks being Gears.

So here are my 3 completed atc's.

Also in the midst of busy, I have acquired a few new crafty mediums and such, that I cannot wait to try,
so I will be sharing the results as I go.

On Tuesday, my wonderful husband, is having surgery on his knee, and looks to be off work for up to 4 weeks, so you know I will be escaping into my bliss of creating every chance I get.

Thanks so much for visiting.

If you are looking to get involved with a great and fun creative group, check out
Maremi Creative Cafe' on Facebook.

Until next time,
Crafty Blessings to you!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Flea Market Shabby Romantic Bottle

Hello there,
welcome to INSPIRE.

As promised earlier this week, 
I am here to share a second project
created with items from
The Vintage Rose Emporium.

How is this for an "upcycle" project?
A "Flea Market Shabby Bottle".

The floral print design, is actually a napkin
from VRE.
As it turns out, I used the entire napkin 
on this project.

I prepped the bottle by removing the labels
with warm soapy water.
Once thoroughly dried, I applied 2 coats of gesso, and 1 coat of milk paint, in shabby pink.

To apply napkin to the bottle, I first removed the second blank layer of the napkin
to enhance a near see through effect
for the chalk paint to show through the design.
I then applied the napkin with a matte medium.
I also dry brushed gesso very lightly over the napkin, to complete the shabby look.

I had an antique glass door know in my personal stash, that was perfect for the top of the bottle.

I used a variety of VRE items to finish the look, including a rhinestone buckle, satin trimmed sheer ribbon wrapped around the neck of the bottle, and through the buckle, flat back pearl trim, and heart appliqués.

I have got to say, I think I am in love with 
this project, and how shabby it turned out.

I hope you find yourself inspired to create something beautiful too.

Visit The Vintage Rose Emporium
for your vintage, and vintage inspired 
crafting supplies.

Thanks so much for visiting!
Crafty Blessings!