Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Lighted Steampunk Altered Clock

Hi everyone, today I want to share a project with you that I have been working on, between design teams and life in general, it's taken quite sometime to complete, but as of last night I am finally done... yay!!! I am so, so happy with the way it turned out. I put a lot of work into it, it actually lights up and shows the layers of gears that I put between the clock face and the back of the clock. 

It just so happens that I had seen a post for the June challenge at Creative Embellishments, which is posted below with an inspiration photo, which shows a clock face, so I thought why not join in on it. Most of the gears, the clock face and wings are from Creative Embellishments, the clock is from Tim Holtz and the steampunk hat was originally a velvet leprechaun hat that I altered.

All of the other embellishments you can get at any craft store, including the steampunk airship. I also used various mediums for texture and color. The miniature lights I bought at AC Moore by the flower section. All in all, the entire project was so much fun to work on, but I couldn't be happier to finally have it complete.

Enjoy...



Steampunk Hat

Different layers of gears behind the clock face.

Chain with gears wrapped around the clock.

 Clock is backlit, lights are behind the clock face.



Creative Embellishments

  For the June challenge please be inspired by at least one element from the picture below (let us know what it was in your blog post) and for the twist add something with wings to your project.



Have a great day!!!


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Altered Shabby Chic Serving Tray Swap

Hi everyone, I'm back with another altered project, this time it's a metal serving tray. I made this for another swap for the FB group Chic Craftique, I was partnered up with the wonderful Diann. This is my first altered tray, so I'm excited to share. The tray had to be at least 12" by 8.5", have a floral cluster and contain laces/trims around the border.

Diann wanted something that would fit in with the décor in one of her rooms that was painted turquoise and beige, and with shells. So I did my best to create a shabby chic tray with some sea creatures and a wooden sentiment made by Kaisercraft, which was kept simple other than adding some clear pearlescent embossing powder from LSG "Magic Moon Pearls", to give it some shimmer.

I also added some Lumiere paint by Jacquard "Super Sparkle" around the embossed edges of the tray for more shimmer. The large star fish and 2 shells I made out of resin molds and the tiny star fish is from Prima. Most of the flowers are from Petaloo and Prima and all of the other embellishments are from the local craft stores. Hope she likes it and it matches with the décor.

Enjoy...






Have a great day!!!


How To Video...Shabby Chic Altered Spool

Hi everyone, I'm back with a similar altered spool from my post yesterday, but as promised I did a YouTube video showing how to alter a spool from beginning to end. So todays project is the shabby chic spool that I used in the video, which is posted below.

It's pretty much the same as the other altered spool, I just changed up a few embellishments, but again, the main reason for this project was to show how to put it together. Besides, the other spool was given in a swap, so now I have one to keep for myself , yay!


Enjoy...





 

Have a great day!!!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Altered Shabby Chic Spool Swap

Hi everyone, today I want to share a project I made for an altered spool swap that I was in for the FB group Chic Craftique. I was partnered up with the lovely Julia, this is my first altered spool, so I went through some YT videos to get some ideas and in doing so, I couldn't find any that actually show how to put one together. So I decided I would make a YouTube video showing how to do an altered spool from beginning to end, so stay tuned as I will be posting on my blog in the next day or two.

The requirements were pretty simple, spool size was a minimum of 1.5 inches, had to hang, have at least 3 dangles, a charm, 3 or more flowers and lace. Most materials can be found at any local craft store. I hope this has put a nice smile on her face! :)

Enjoy...






Have a great day!!!


Friday, June 19, 2015

Lighted Gazebo Party Decor

Hi everyone, with Summer right around the corner, it's about that time for pool or beach parties. So as my Timeless Twine project, I decided to make some party décor. I found this Gazebo file in the Silhouette store - design #79278, I chose colors that would fit perfectly with a summer theme, be it a pool or beach party, or whatever fun party your having.

I used some "Firecracker" twine and a "white doily" from Bella Creationz. I also added some blue brads and small white flowers. I haven't gone to a summer party yet that hasn't continued into the evening, which is why I thought it would be cute to add the little LED candle.

Enjoy...





Firecracker Twine


Have a great day!!!


Friday, June 5, 2015

Up and Away, Hot Air Balloon Step Card

Hi everyone, today I'm sharing a Hot Air Balloon card that I made as my Timeless Twine project.  I found the svg files in the Silhouette store - Hot Air Balloon #38875 and the center panel step card #39775. I used the "Firecracker" Timeless Twine and Cardz TV Stamps "Just Saying" for the sentiment inside.

I did some shading with some of TH ink pads, I added a couple of buttons and some foam tape, easy peasy!

Enjoy... 
  




Firecracker

Just Saying


Have a great day!!!




Monday, June 1, 2015

Red, White and Blue Blog Hop Winner

Hello everyone, hope you all had a fabulous weekend and enjoyed hopping with Mary and all of us Gallery Designers from Cardz TV. I am happy to announce that I have randomly picked a winner for this blog hop... and the WINNER is...
 
Gail:
Hi Maria - thanks for sharing your talent - you did a nice job with the red-white and blue - loving the paper selections - thanks for a chance to win a prize from your blog as well - have a lovely day!
 
So lets give a big Congratulations to Gail... yay, you are the winner of the Red, White and Blue Blog Hop!!!!
 
Gail, you will have 2 weeks to claim your prize, so please contact me by email at maria2193@msn.com so I can get these wonderful goodies out to you. 
 
Thanks to all of you for joining us for the blog hop and for all of your wonderful comments!!! :)
 
 
Have a great day!!!