Thursday, January 12, 2012

~* Shabby Chic Purse Desk Calendar Using Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride Collection *~

Hi Everyone!  
I created this Shabby Chic purse/desk calendar using an unfinished wood purse box I purchased from my local craft store.  I first painted it with gesso, then Antique White acrylic paint.  I distressed it with the Distress Ink in Antique Linen.  The paper/images were from the Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride Collection.  I've been saving this paper for a special project and the new CHA release coming up - Little Darlings - inspired me to break out the Collection and make something with it!  BTW, I love love love the Little Darlings Collection and cannot wait to get my hands on it!!!  Everything has a coat of Matte Multi-Medium.
I distressed all the edges of the papers with my fingernail and with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  The ruffled trim on the top was stained using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Old Lace.  I added a bunch of new trims I recently purchased.  The paper roses on the top were distressed with Antique White acrylic paint.  The side with the calendar has some lace and the image was adhered to a piece of medium weight coaster and cut out.  It is on foam tape to allow for the calendar to sit on it.  There is a bit of Prima Alencon lace below the image.  Crackle Accents and Glossy Accents were added to many of the images to give them dimension.  Trinket pearls, a porcelain flower I distressed, a paper rose, and lace were added to the other side. 
I even added images inside the box.  The birdies on the branch were adhered to a piece of medium weight coaster and cut out.   It is on foam tape to allow space to add a special photo.  This little project will be sitting on my office desk :).    
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!
Steph :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

~* Shabby Chic Birdhouse Ornament *~

Aloha Everyone!
Hope you're all having a wonderful week so far! 
Here's a little birdhouse ornament I created.  I painted the paper mache birdhouse with Antique White acrylic paint, then Crackle Medium, then Baby Pink acrylic paint and also rubbed on some more Antique White acrylic paint.  I adhered some lace as the roof and some pearl trim accents below the overhangs.  I added a birdie with pearl accents, which was part of a Prima embellishment given to me from my friend, Rina.  I distressed the birdie a little with Distress Ink in Antique Linen.  There is some burlap twine and fabric roses, and a bit of Prima Alencon lace.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!
Steph :)

Friday, January 6, 2012

~* Vintage Angel Mitten Ornament using Graphic 45 Christmas Past Collection *~

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend so far! 
I created this vintage angel mitten ornament using the Graphic 45 Christmas Past paper collection.  I painted the paper mache mitten with Antique White acrylic paint and then I adhered the beautiful angels that I cut from the paper.  The edges were distressed using my fingernail and also with Distress Ink in Antique Linen.  I added paper roses, heart and angel  and ornate buttons, burlap twine, Prima lace, and pearl trims.  I have another ornament that is a work in progress...stay tuned ;p'. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!
Steph :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

~* Have a Great Day! *~

Aloha Everyone!
Hope your 2012 is off to an awesome start :)!
I recently ordered some things from My Favorite Things and decided to play along with their Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch Challenge this week, MFTWSC53.

Supplies:
Paper: Prima Annalee
Dienamics: Decorative Doily Duo
Stamps: MFT Clearly Sentimental All Smiles, Penny Black Mimi in Paris (colored with Copics, atyou Spica pen, and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold)  
Embellishments: Offray trim, Recollections paper roses and halfback pearls, pearl spray, heart button
Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful weekend!
*hugs* and Much aloha,
Steph :)