Sunday, 21 August 2016

12 Tags of 2016 Remix - August

welcome to my August layout for Tim Holtz' 12 tags of 2016 remix
I started with an adorable picture I found on the web. I decided to do a monochromatic layout using scraps of blue paper and my trellis framelits die.

thanks for taking a look, see you next time...

Friday, 19 August 2016

Abandoned Dresser

Back in June, I should have been packing for the move. You can see the chaos in the background, but no, I got sidetracked with a project.
A big shout out to Jan at Urban Scrapbook for telling me about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. (or maybe a good natured curse or two)hahaha
This paint is AHHMAZING! No priming necessary. Gotta love that.
When the man moved out in May, he left this old dresser in the basement. I loved the waterfall top and it reminded me of an old trunk. I had a vision, the challenge was to put what was in my head, onto the dresser.
first stage...
second stage...
third and fourth stage...
I panicked a little because the patterned paper on the bottom two drawers was bubbling, but once it dried it went totally flat. (thanks to a great adhesive "Sculpture Medium" from Prima)
finished with leather accents and hardware. I bought a bag of leather scraps at Michaels.
The buckles at latches were designed by me on my silhouette machine - yes they are made out of paper!
what do you think? I am really over the moon happy with the way it turned out. Not bad for a dresser that was abandoned in the basement.
Do yourself a favor and search Annie Sloan Chalk paint on Pinterest. You will be amazed at the beautiful pieces people have painted.
Bye for now.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge Kit - August

Hi everyone,
I realized that I hadn't posted this month's kit from Urban Scrapbook yet. (OOPS)
Bo Bunny is one of my favorite paper companies. Bright colors, fun patterns are featured in this month's kit, as well as an adorable stamp from Santoro. Be sure to check out the other pages this month over at Urban's blogspot
photo credit: from Pinterest

see you soon with the 12 tags of 2016 remix.