Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dresser Drawer with G45 Little Darlings Collection

I’d like to share  with you my Dresser Drawers I’ve made using  paper from Graphic 45 ’s Little Darlings collection. This project was inspired by two other wonderful scrapbookers Anne and Arlene. Please check out their creation on YouTube , the links are below.  I started with  an unfinished wooden drawer set that I bought from Craft Warehouse along with the paper. I took my flat white paint and covered all the areas that would show. Then used my chalk ink to add an aged vintage look. I  cut out the pieces of paper I needed and chalk inked all the edges. After gluing them on I glue lace to the drawers and  added a dolly to the top. I received some die cuts from my sweet friend Jules of the Jule Box  and placed them on the side of the dresser. I painted a small frame and some miniature ABC blocks to add to the top. I used roses from I am Roses and some flowers and pearls  from my own ArtFire store. Placing the flowers in a sheer ribbon bow  on top of the dresser added a little something extra. I found a small pair of doll shoes that were just perfect to add to this project. There’s a sheet in this collection of paper that has small little baby portraits on it which is what I used in the frame.  I put together knobs using a jewelry  pin, bead caps, and bead pearls. I think this Dresser will make a sweet baby gift and a place to keep all those tiny treasures you keep of your baby like the hospital bracelet , locks of hair and so on.

Remember to check out Anne's channel xannero and Arlene of  ButterflyKisses
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Shabby Chic Vase and Picture Frame

I found these two cute little glass vases at a second store and thought how fun they would be to decorate. Check out my YouTube video on what I used and how I put them together,  just click on the link at the right or go to YouTube and type in MooreArtFromTheHeart.  The flowers I’m using are sold in my ArtFire store which has a link to the left on this page.
I started with the making the flower sprays. Taking apart the flower pics to use what pieces I needed, I then used floral tape to wrap them together. To fill the glass vase, I snipped the rose bud heads off three sprays for a total of 36 rose buds. You could use more or less depending on the size of your container. I wanted to add a little things sweet to the rose buds so I place a string of pearl inside too. Adding layers of ribbon and lace to the flower sprays gave them a soft elegant touch.
For the picture frame I used a chip board 3D frame that I bought at a craft store. I glued in the center a piece in paper from the collection Vintage Shabby from Tim Holtz and added lace inside around the edges. I took a piece of textured wall paper I had left over from a remodel to cover the back. Yes, I said wall paper. You can use different kinds of papers in your project as long as they don’t come in contact  with you photos. The front of the frame was textured using wall spackle. The front and back were then painted with Crafters Acrylic paint. I used Perfect Pearls to give the raised areas of the wall paper and the textured front of the frame a soft sheen. Fiber string, lace, ribbon, and flowers were then added to help it coordinate with the vase. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Shabby Chic Decorative Box

Here’s a look at a large round chipboard box with lid that measures 7 inches tall and 5 inches across that I purchased from Craft Warehouse and decorated in a Shabby Chic style. I used papers from the collection, “London Market, Rare Finds & Curiosities”. The sheet I use the cover the box is Notting Hill from the collection. I first painted all the edges of the box with flat white paint and then to give it an aged look using a fluid chalk ink from Color Box called Chestnut Roan. I took some white roses that I got from Wild Orchid Crafts and sprayed them with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in a combination of different colors. I added pearl strands and flowers from my ArtFire store. I then glued on some old antique lace to the bottom and top edges along with a bow on the top. To help open it I've added a black pull knob on the lid and a small key along with a few butterflies for fun. I plan to sale this at the Christmas Bazaar I’m doing this year 2012.
Hugs and many Smiles,