Saturday, September 24, 2011

Princess Altered Jewelry Box

Hello Ladies,
I just finished making this precious pink jewelry box for my sweet
grand daughter who is having her 5th birthday next week. Besides the outside
there were three "layers" I had to work on. Since she loves princesses
I decided on the princess theme. I started painting the box with a soft pink
acrylic paint then went over it with a creamy off white, leaving some of the pink showing thru. Then I used the TH white crackle paint, glazed around the edges
and finger painted some crystl stickles around the top frame of the top.
Then I got out the Modge Podge and adhered my "Once Upon a Time" paper
to the top, bottom, sides of lid and inside the seperated trays. After that dried
I began the really fun part of adding the embellishment. First I added a gorgeous
line of mini cream bloomers on the bottow (outside) then I also went around the whole box with another line of a soft creamy ribbon ruffle trim.
On the top I used a Prima Pink and white flower and butterfly,
the PRINCESS word and the Princess figure itself.
Then I decided to also embellish the mirror on the inside of the lid.
I used flowers, leaves, a crystal flourish, and a mini frame which I also altered,
changing it from silver to gold tone and addding the pink bling and stickles around the edge. Finally I cut my pic of Eva to fit frame and adhered with my Fabritac glue. I also colored Eva's name with Krylon 18 kt gold leafing pen and edged the seperated areas also with this. I am hoping this will be a really special gift
for my sweet Grand daughter that she will treasure.
Thanks for stopping by,
                                                   Top and front

The bottom of box under the 2 seperated trays

The mirror and seperated trays

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What you can do with a $2 frame from Salvation Army...

I recently made this frame with the winnings from my other frame
contest. I started with a $2 frame from sal army that was kinda
beat up. But we're all about the distressed look right? LOL
Anyway, I painted it first with Krylon then painted over that
lightly with creamy acrylic. Then began to build my little fence
out of popsickle sticks etc. I used glossy accents on the scarecrow
graphic and added a prima with some gold sparkle spray and the
other embellies. On the paper I cut the partial, straight part of the frame
with my paper cutter then hand cut around the pumkins so they can
overlap the photo. I am hoping to get a really great pic of my gkids
this fall with all 3 of them in it with some pumkins or something
like that to put inside. Hope you like it!
                                         Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

100 follower giveaway from Liz

To win here is what you need to do! 
1.Leave a comment below and make sure you are a follower of my blog. 
2. I am asking that you post this give-a-way to your blog or youtube channel as well.
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This give-a-way is open until  10/1/11 and I will announce the winner 10/2/11.


Goodluck everyone!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My first weekend crop

Grandma J on the CMB message board hosted a weekend crop this past weekend
in Galesburg IL. I talked my sweet sister, who is just a beginner crafter, into
joining me for this and we had a blast. We were also to make an altered frame
with our screenname and real name and on Sunday we all voted on our favorite
ones. I was so thrilled and suprised when Janice walked up to me and handed me the prize basket and told me I had won. Woo hoo more goodies to take home. We all donated snacks and door prizes and I think almost all of us got
3 door prizes plus we made little cute or yummy things for each person and
tucked them in a little canvas goodie bag made by Janice. It was amazing to
finally meet face to face so many of the ladies I have been swapping with over the past year and in fact I also had a box swap face to face with heart2hand while there...more amazing craft goodies. Wow! All I can say is this was a wonderful weekend and also I learned and taught some new techniques
to the ladies. Thanks so much Grandma J for all your hard work!

My 1st altered frame, I used allot of my fav things on this, my fav color of blue,
my fav pic of my family when the kids were little, stickles,my fav scripture verse, (1 Cor:13) some of my fav embellies like the dress form, butterfly, lace and pearls. Heartfelt thanks to all who voted for me and for stopping by.


                           Here I am with my frame and the prize basket

The grp pic taken on Sunday