Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Art for a Cause

Hi All! Hope your week is going well. Today I have a piece of art and video to share.

Marion Smith (of A Piece of Craft) had a Ustream show asking fellow crafters to make a 4"x4"- 3 dimensional art piece in the style of vintage grunge-y and then send it to her so that she can place them all together in a collage of one (or more depending on the number of pieces she receives) large art piece to auction off for a very special charity called Reese's Rainbow. Reese's Rainbow provides assistance to special needs orphan adoption - you can read more about it HERE.
So my contribution is this tile:

It's not really a "tile" but a 4"x4" of chipboard covered in decorative paper. You can make one too if you want to donate it to Marion for her art collage.
And in case you wanted to know how I made mine here are the supply details along with a video I made while working on it (there is no speaking in the video since I sped it up for the sake of time - so you can mute it if you would rather not hear the music)

I used a K and company printed paper that I inked with Distress inks in Old Paper and Vintage Photo. I stamped the piece with the Prima 'chicken wire' Stamp and Stazon Timber Brown ink. The white wooden frame is Chatterbox and I inked it with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The Owl is a Tattered Angels Glimmer Chip that I colored with my art markers. The crystal flower vine is Prima and the little flowers are Prima velvet flowers leftover from a Live with Prima kit. The lace trim is also Prima and I sprayed it with Tattered Angels Vanilla Breeze Glimmer Mist.
I think that's all - but if you have any questions, please leave a comment.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Perfectly Pink!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday (Mardi Gras as a mater of fact) I have a really fun projectto share with you, but first the winner of my blog candy for Jenn's Birthday blog hop.
The winner is Katieo! I have contacted her and if she doesn't respond then we'll pick another winner next Tuesday OK?
Now on with the project:

My project today features a Live with Prima kit designed by Lolly Chessie. She made hers in a totally awesome teal for the Live with Prima class on December 30th and here I am over 2 months later finally making my version...in PINK!

Just a reminder, here is Lolly's terrifically teal version and here is the link to her recorded Live with Prima class showing you how she made it.

What I did differently with mine (besides the obvious pink color) is I painted my wood box white.
So here is what the box looks like, full of velvet Prima flowers:

First, you take all the flowers out and save them for another use :)

Then you take the wooden grid inside out. Now, it's glued in just a little bit so it takes a little gentle persuasion to pop it out but don't worry, it will come out.

Next, I painted all the edges white. Not a heavy coat, just enough to lighten it up. Of course you could paint yours whatever color you like or omit the paint and leave it wood.

I didn't paint the bottom of the inside because you're going to glue the patterned paper in there.

I cut my Prima patterned paper to fit the inside of the box and then for some extra pizazz I sprayed it with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist and I stamped a script background in red ink.
Following Lolly's directions, I cut the remainder of my pattered paper to the shape of the felt boarder and glued it to the glass lid of my box.
And finally I made the flowers as Lolly showed in her class and decorated the outside (and a little of the inside too) with the flowers from this kit.

Your Memories Here has these kits available in both pink and teal. They include all the Prima products you need to make one of these boxes (or a version of your own) plus have lots of other flowers left over!
Just remember the Live with Prima classes are FREE and recorded (click here to visit the class archives) so you can go back and watch them whenever you have the time. It's never too late to try out one of these projects!

I hope you have a great day! I'll be back on Friday for the weekly steal.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Welcome to Jenn's Birthday Hop

Hi, If you're here for the hop you've come to the right place, you should have just left Pam's blog. If you're just stopping by let me invite you to check out the hop for a chance at some goodies and to check out some awesome projects.
Here's the list of blogs in case you get lost along the way:
1. jenn http://creativearmywife.blogspot.com/
2. LISET http://hailemnat.blogspot.com/
3. kristi http://www.littlepapersprinkles.blogspot.com/
4. erin http://www.spantastikreations.blogspot.com/
5. nicole http://canadiannickelscrapn.blogspot.com/
6. giselle http://crossmyheartpapercrafts.blogspot.com/
7. lauren www.laurenscraps.blogspot.com
8. kristen http://www.pinkldycrafter.blogspot.com/
9.tracy http://luvmybabygirl.blogspot.com/
10.. madison http://www.funkycards.blogspot.com/
11. PAM http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/
12. kristina www.yourmemorieshere.blogspot.com
13. jess http://www.kinderstampo.com/
14. corri http://www.buglvr.blogspot.com/
15. hailey & rebecca www.therockstarbugs.blogspot.com
16. nicolette www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
17. paula http://www.owlbescrappin.com/
18. katie http://www.kbstamps.blogspot.com/
19. meighen http://scrappin3rdeeschik.blogspot.com/
20. DDscrafts http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/
21. theresa www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
22. jill http://thescrapoholic.blogspot.com/
23. jennifer www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
24. shannon www.purplelionpaper.com/blog
25. alina http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com/
26. faith http://faithfulecreations.wordpress.com/
27. sandra www.365daysofcricut.blogspot.com
28. Martha http://pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com/
29. denise http://deesdesignsfrommyheart.blogspot.com/
30. bonnie http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com/
31. becky http://beckscricards.blogspot.com/
32. gloria http://gloriasgoofycraftspot.blogspot.com/
33. lisa HTTP://bitbythecricutbug.blogspot.com/
34. jessica http://thatzuneek.blogspot.com/
35.christine Www.scrapbookingtechnique.blogspot.com
My project to share with you is a birthday card! Because of course this is Jenn's Birthday Hop and she loves turtles.

I used some solid card stock as well as Prima patterned paper for the card (here's a little secrete...it's Christmas paper but you really can't tell huh?) I cut out the turtle on my Cricut using the Create a Critter cartridge. The Happy Birthday Stamp is an Imaginisce snag 'em stamp and the green happy birthday ribbon is American Crafts.
Now on to the goodies, would you like to win some Imaginisce stamps? How about 10 Imaginisce stamps? Well Just leave a comment here telling me when your birthday is for a chance to win them. But you have to leave a way for me to contact you in case you are the winner OK?
So now you're on your way to Jess' blog

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Semi-Homemade Floral Embellishments

Today I wanted to share with you some beautiful, yet easy, do it yourself floral embellishments. These embellishments start with Prima flowers, so you know they will always turn out beautiful.

For each one I took 3 Prima hydrangeas (we have several different colors of hydrangeas at Your Memories Here) and layered and glued them to create a flower. Next, I sprayed the flowers with some Glimmer Mist for a shimmery sparkle and I attached a Prima crystal to the center. I also added a Prima rose leaf to each one. Lastly, I glued some whimsical colored feathers to each flower for a little fun.
What a fun way to dress up your projects using inexpensive embellishments. Each package of Prima flowers, pearls and crystals and rose leaves has enough product that you could create many gorgeous embellishments.