Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Heritage canvas

I'm getting ready to leave early in the morning for CHA in Chicago. I wanted to finish one more project before I started packing, so I made this canvas this afternoon. I chose a picture of my maternal grandmother (on the right) and her sister. I think this was taken around 1925, not exactly sure when. I love the serious expressions, the round glasses, and the beauty in their young faces.

I sprayed the background with walnut gold and starfish glimmer mist. I used the large flourish screen and then used coffee shop over the screen. I matted the photo, and used two corner pieces from the Creme de chocolate regal chips. Then I layered the corresponding glimmer glass corners on top of the chips. I distressed the key before attaching it with fibers. I used the flourish glimmer glass, added some lace and pearl strings around the border. Then I sprayed the flowers with walnut gold and attached them to the corner.

Hope to see you in Chicago! Have a great day!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Heritage box

Today I have been working on display samples for the CHA show in Chicago this week. We're going to have a much larger booth at this show, so all the designers have been busy making fabulous display samples for the booth. I worked on this trinket box and a couple of clipboard that we will us at the show. I sprayed this box with a layer of walnut gold glimmer mist. After it dried, I used the glimmer screens on the box and sprayed coffee shop glimmer mist.

For the embossed glimmer chips, I used glimmer mist colors sage and walnut gold. I also inked the raised edges with vintage photo distress ink. When it was too dark, I resprayed the walnut gold over it to make the ink more subtle looking.

I added a light green taffeta ribbon, and decided to spray some flowers with walnut gold and add those too. I hope you can see the shimmer that the glimmer mist adds! It was fun to put together!

Have a great day!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Paint Can Buckets

Yesterday I worked on these paint can buckets. They go together rather quickly and are a lot of fun to make. I plan to give these away as gifts filled with lots of fun goodies inside. It's a great way to give a gift for someone,rather than wrapping or a gift bag. Think of the great themes you could showers, birthdays, holidays, weddings..... You can get the cans for just a few dollars at a store like Home Depot. Decorate with fun papers, ribbons and other embellishments!!

Have a great day!!