Saturday, November 15, 2014

Material Girl - Altered Frame (Magnetic Board)



There is also a GDT and DT call at Re-Cycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.  There is more information on the website.




Hello my Dear Sweet Friends -

I am so incredibly excited to share this project with you today.  I had so much fun creating this altered picture frame.  I created this project for CS Designs for the current challenge called: "Material Girl" at Re-Cycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.  




The irony is the more I kept working on it the more ideas I kept having.  Which I have discovered can be a good thing and not such a good thing.  From the beginning I wanted to use fabric as part of my design which I will share more about a little further down this post.  What I have just realized is that I didn't take a photo of the frame that I have altered for this project. (My bad).  It was a 12" x 12" frame I found at a thrift store several months ago.  I also wanted to use fabric (material girl - hint hint) instead of coloring in most of the digital designs from CS Designs.  I love every one of them. 



To reinforce the fabric I used cardstock as the backing. And this also means I did a lot of paper piecing.  There was so much cutting I was getting cramps in my right hand (but its back to normal now).  The quote and the rulers are cardstock - everything else is fabric.  And its fabric I have been holding on to for quite a while and I wanted a Shabby Chic sort of feel to the whole piece. The stretch lace I won during a blog challenge and just love it.



All the buttons shown are from a huge vintage find at an Estate Sale.

The flowers I had used on a prior project that was destroyed by my friends dog however the flowers you see are the ones I managed to salvage.

You can see I also added two paper doily hearts that I was lucky enough to find at another estate sale.  I know they aren't vintage but it was fun finding them anyway.  I added lace around the border of the frame to make it look more like looking through a window into a sewing room.  



I also took three old vintage buttons to make the magnets but you guessed it - I forgot to take photos of those but will add them to my blog post.  My biggest challenge was getting some decent photos - the weather has been horrible as well as the lighting.  I  think it's time to get my portable light box created so I can shoot photos inside (I really like using natural light).  



I hope you are inspired by the design teams projects to enter the challenge this week and it is Anything Goes - as long as you recycle something.  I also hope you will visit their blogs.  I can't wait to see what you have created.   Here's the link to the challenge blog:


Hugs and smiles
LaineK  

Update:

I have also decided I am just going to use this as a decorative piece in my craft room rather than a magnetic board when Mark and I get our own place.  

I am entering this into the following challenges:














Thursday, November 13, 2014

Warm in Winter



Happy Happy Happy Friday My Dear Sweet Friends


It is so cold here - we actually have had a little snow (just flakes) today but its just to cold for me.  And winter hasn't even begun yet.  How are you this Friday??

Today I am sharing the card I made for the Sister Act Card Challenge.  It's fun being a part of this Design Team because it actually helps me take the time to make a few greeting cards.  I probably should start making my Christmas cards but haven't had been able to yet.

For this card I used an image from "A Day for Daisies" called Warm in Winter - and I think this little bird is just to cute.  I paper pieced the bird and colored with my Copics.  I just had to add some snow - so used some dimensional puff and used my heating gun to puff it up.  I am happy to see he is a happy little bird with a full belly eating all those berries.

The Design Team has some great cards to share this week and I hope you will go visit the Sister Act Challenge Blog as well as join in the challenge.  

Thanks so much for stopping by - I always appreciate it and it means so much to me.  Have a great weekend!!  

I have been working on some new projects and can't wait to share them with you a little later this week.  

With hugs and smiles
Laine






Monday, November 10, 2014

Autumn Blessings & Billy Golden Bells Elf

Happy Happy Monday My Dear Sweet Friends

I sure hope you had a wonderful weekend.  It was absolutely gorgeous here but now the temperatures will start dropping to the low 30's starting on Wednesday.  Yikes - I am not really looking forward to that.

I have a two creations to share with you for this weeks challenge at Not Just Cards.  

We have two amazing sponsors this week:

First we have StampArt Design by Kathryne called "Autumn Blessings" with WhimsyStamps.  Such a beautiful and sweet image.  




StampArt Designs by Kathryn

I am entering this card into the 613 Avenue Create Challenge




And our next amazing sponsor is Rick St. Dennis



I used the Billy Golden Bells Elf and decided to create an altered small composition book.  Gosh - I think he is such a cutie and was so much fun to color with my copics.  Rick St Dennis Etsy Shop.  It is so much fun to look through his Etsy Shop - he has such a wide range of designs and I think they unique, interesting and very imaginative.  


I am also entering this Small Altered Composition Book into the 
613 Avenue Create Challenge



Thanks so much for stopping by and I really hope you will join in this challenge.  Here's the link:  Not Just Cards Challenge Blog. I look forward to seeing your creations.  And please check out the DT blogs - you will find some amazing inspiration this week.

With hugs and smiles
Laine
DT - Not Just Cards