Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Almost forgot this one...

Well my brain must have decided to go on vacation and leave me behind as I totally forgot to post this layout of my grand kids from when they were visiting this past summer.I don't know if you've ever been here to Campbell River on Vancouver Island where I live but it's beautiful. The ocean is like 2 mins away, lakes about 20 mins away, Ski hills 45 mins away, so when my grand kids are up visiting we're always out doing something. One of the things they love to do is go to the beach at the ocean because there's something new to see everyday. As you can see from the photo my grandson loves to search for little crabs under the rocks.

I used the Websters "Yacht Club" collection for this layout. Along with a "Life's a Beach" chippie from Dusty Attic, fish net from my stash along with shells & starfish from our beaches here in Campbell River. The three seagulls I cut with my Cricut machine using an SVG file I made.
Thanks for stopping by and I'd love to hear your comments!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Vintage Trinket Box

Hi everyone, today I'd like to share a really cute vintage trinket box that I made using a small box I got at a local dollar store. Before doing any altering on the box I painted the inside and outside of the box with a layer of Gesso. I then gave the outside and lid of the box a pink crackle paint effect; it’s a little hard to see the crackle effect in these photos. 

I love fussy cutting the flowers from the “Summer Bouquet” papers which I did for this altered trinket box and glued them down to the outside of the box. I then took some of the off white lace and used some Tea Dye distress ink to give the lace an older vintage look to it and then glued it down on the side of the top of the box. I used two of the Burgundy roses and two of the Rose Pink roses and three of the Dusty Attic medium paper leaves glued them to the top of the box. I had a couple of the wire stems which I twisted up and then popped them into the flower cluster.

Materials Used from Meg’s Garden
Paper -  P6336 A Summer Bouquet
Burgundy/Cream open paper roses         
Rose pink open paper roses
Rose leaves medium
L2895 – 2cm off white lace

Other Items Used
Small round box from a local Dollar store
Tea Dye Distress ink