Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Felt Flower Corsage for Stamp-a-Faire

This was such a pretty idea!

corsage SAF14

PTI Products used: Button Boutique stamp and dies, Harvest gold, Hawaiian Shores ink

20 Minute Morning Warm-Up Challenge

This one was my favourite!

20 min SAF14

I didn’t use the Hawaiian Shores and the blush is in the tissue paper layers under the butterfly (sorry you can’t see them in this shot) and in the twine used for the antennae. The colours aren’t quite true. The base is more like the sorbet colour and the butterfly is more like the  melon colour.



PTI Products: white CS, Thanks all Ways, melon berry, aqua mist ink, PTI butterfly die

Faux Frescos for Stamp-a-Faire

faux fresco SAF14

PTI Products: chartreuse CS, Healing Touch Sentiments 

Faux Wax Seal for Stamp-a-Faire

Sorry I’ve been gone for so long. It’s been a busy summer with the kids while enduring a frozen shoulder.

faux wax SAF14

I have to be brief as it’s late and I have three projects to include. I used an aluminum tart tin to melt some UTEE to make this medallion. It was really hard to find a stamp that would work!

PTI products: royal velvet CS, The Sweet Life stamp set

Monday, June 16, 2014

Pink n Lace Gift Box for The Shabby Tea Room

Yep, you read that right!  I won top spot for THIS card and was awarded a chance to work with The Shabby Tea Room design team for this week! I am so excited!

This week we were asked to take inspiration from the photo below AND make a gift or gift box or packaging. That was perfect for me!

roses gift box for tstr GDT1

I painted a paper mache box with a base coat of gesso, then with acrylic paint. The gesso helps the paint I added embossing paste using a very detailed damask stencil.

roses gift box for tstr GDT2

I added some feet by Tim Holtz which I distressed using white acrylic paint. I wasn’t sure how to glue them on but I found some No Nails which is a tube of super strong glue. It looks a lot like caulking but it is a different texture. It worked beautifully!

roses gift box for tstr GDT3

Here’s a closeup of the top. The roses are from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the white fluffy things are from Melissa Frances. I made the beaded sprigs. The layers on top are toile-stamped cardstock, then a doily, then a label die cut with a stamped edge and then all the florals. I tossed on a lot of sequins including some to accent the lace on the side of the lid. The toile-stamped paper also has a ruffled edge.

roses gift box for tstr GDT4

I think this is the best shot I got of the side with the lace and embossing. It’s near impossible to see the sequins since they are transparent but they do sparkle nicely.

TSTR #223

Isn’t this a gorgeous inspiration photo? I hope you are all inspired and come and join us at The Shabby Tea Room  this week. You have until Sunday evening to play along. Just make sure you don’t forget to make a gift or gift project.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Vintage-PTI, toile-unknown-maybe PTI?
Ink: pretty in pink
Paper: white CS, doily (salvaged from local restaurant)
Accessories: roses-RRR, white flowers-Melissa Frances, foundations-TH, ruffled edging, lace-sewing store, paper mache box, beads and wire-Michaels, sequins-Ellen Hutson, MS paint, Making Memories paint, velvet ribbon-stash