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Monday, 31 March 2014

A Pinterest Project

Are you guys just as addicted to pinterest as what I am?  I seem to spend an awful lot of time over there procrastinating and drooling over some of the gorgeous projects that I find .... like this one.
I was really hoping that I would find a tutorial of sorts attached to it, but no.  So I set about working out how I could do it or make one from these supplies...
 So I have used 3 paper mache round boxes and I recycled some cereal box chipboard. Which I sanded lightly to take the glossy shine off.

 Once that was done I glued some tyvek to my two pieces of cereal box to create a hinge.

 I then temporarily stuck my boxes in place to see how it was all going to go and if it would actually work!!
 I also temporarily attached a lid with some masking tape, so that I could work out how I wanted that close over the other half of my "box"

 Once I had marked everything and sorted out all of my dimensions and the placement of the "draws".  I began liberally coating everything in gesso.



 Even the paper mache boxes.
 I then began cutting my strips and punching decorative borders for the outside.I have used more of those gorgeous papers from Graphic 45's Botanical Tea collection!

 and covered the sides of the paper mache boxes..
 I cut some strips to go in between the draws or boxes and also to line the inside of the boxes.



 Once I had all the strips and boxes glued into place I then began to work on the outside.
and the lid.


and here is the finished box ....
I have decorated the lid with some pearl bead trim, cherry blossoms and some cutouts from the paper pad.
 


 I have used some soft pink seam binding for my closure.

You can also see more of this on my youtube channel.
http://youtu.be/7Q3kiZpOXfc

Well that's it....that's my Mad About Scrappin share for this week...
Thanks for stopping by.....

.....till next time 
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Friday, 28 March 2014

Shabby Chic Altered Easter Eggs.

I have a reeeeaaal quick share today.  Some shabby chic themed altered Easter eggs.

These eggs started out as some polystyrene eggs that I picked up from my local cheap shop.
I have painted them with a couple of coats of gesso and then some antique white and finished off with some gesso, which I sponged on to give some texture.
Once the eggs were completely dry I decoupaged a strip of music paper on three of them and some dictionary paper on the other two.  Once they were dry I embellished with some cheesecloth, lace, flowers, lengths of crocheted chain and a small charm.




These will make great gifts for Easter!! 

Well that's it....that's my real quick share...
Thanks for stopping by.....

.....till next time 
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Monday, 24 March 2014

Altered CD



Sooo..... this week my project is a little different....this week I have altered an old cd.  I don't know about you, but I seem to have a fair few of these lying around.  I was inspired by my scrappy bestie Tash...she challenged us to create something pretty for our fridge!! and here is what I came up with!!
.... A gorgeous fridge magnet to hold all those important bills - errr I mean documents to the fridge!!

I have started with an old CD and Graphic 45's Botannical Tea 8x8 paper pad.

Using the CD as my template I traced out several circles on some of the different prints from the paper pad.

Including the shiny glossy striped back cover of the pad!!
 To smooth out and round off the edges more evenly, I have used a finger nail file.
 I then gathered up a heap of lovely embellishments and paper flowers from the Mad About Scrappin Store.

 Including these gorgeous frames.....

 which I then cut roughly in half
 I then began the layering and gluing in place process with lace, paper doilies and a small cut from the paper pad.  Whilst I was waiting for my wet glue to dry, I did some fussy cutting to embellish with.

I also added some fine white lace to the back of the CD.  
I then began to glue all of my elements into place

 I have added a metal key, which I had painted with some white gesso to blend it in more.  I love how you get a shabby effect when doing this technique!
  
 Here it is all finished and just drying out on my fridge!! I have added a small plastic chandelier dangle.  
I have used a lovely Elise Satin bloom in pink and some of the new pastel range of Forget Me Nots

Here are some of the pieces I fussy cut from the papers.  I have added some Glossy Accents to the butterflies to make them more durable and give them more dimension.

I have left the Words Or Whatever mini  "Dream" chipboard piece raw as it blended so well with the brown under layer.
Oh and I almost forgot to show you the back.  I have layered it with some of the striped paper from the back cover and a small layer from the paper pad. Last, but not least I have hot glued .a large magnet into the centre.


Have you guys been to the Mad About Scrappin Store yet?  Please pop on over and check out the newest papers that arrived late last week!!  Thanks for stopping by.....
.....till next time 
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