Reneabouquet Vintage Christmas Card

Happy Sunday! Stopping by amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to share a vintage Christmas card for Reneabouquet!  If you have not visited her online store yet, you must! The Beautiful Board , Beautiful Printed Board and Beautiful Bead Board, exclusive to her shop, are amazing to use in any creation. These are incredibly unique die cuts with incredible color clarity, durability and thickness that make them pop off the page!  For my card, I used all products from 
 I began with Blue Fern Studios "Vintage Christmas" 12x12 paper pad. I added vintage white lace. The focal point is the Beautiful Bead Board Decorative Snowflake on which I added white and red (peppermint) flatback pearls. The Beautiful Bead Board has flat spaces added to the design for you to add flat or round pearls!  

Last, but not least, I added my Beautiful Printed Board - Christmas Carol, a vintage girl with umbrella and white/red roses to surround her. Love those Christmas reds!  The sentiment was embossed with red embossing powder of vellum and attached to the inside of the snowflake.  
It was truly an inspiration and a pleasure to be a guest designer for Reneabouquet. Thank you, as always, for your kind comments. Have a great day!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Pinspirational - Picture challenge (colors red & white)
Aud's Sentiment Challenge- Christmas Sentiment 
Christmas Card Challenge BlogSpot- People image

Reneabouquet Beautiful Board Vintage Christmas

Good Morning and Happy Weekend! Today I am sharing a vintage Christmas Card I made using products from one of my favorite online shops, Reneabouquet!  I was fortunate to be asked to be a Guest Design Team member for this month and I am loving playing with all the unique items I received, especially her signature "Beautiful Board" and "Printed Beautiful Board." 

Renea designs and sells all of her unique items, including paper, flowers, one-of-a-kind embellishments as well as her signature beautiful board in small and large sizes in her online shop HERE as well as her Reneabouquet ETSY shop HERE.  

 I used the Reneabouquet Beautiful Board TeaTime Clock (with separate hands to set the time that fits the occasion), Laser cut Victorian Winter Angel, printed Beautiful Board  and the Beautiful Board Shabby Snowflakes One.  I embossed the clock with Bridal Tinsel and gold embossing powders.  The gorgeous design papers, Blue Fern Studios Christmas Collection are also available in Renea's shop as well as her to die for Lace,  flatback pearls and mulberry paper flowers! 

November-December Coupon: Purchase 4 Explosion Boxes (must purchase 4), put the Beautiful Board Explosion Ornament, Box, Gift Holder Decoration Kit in your cart (must put product in cart), use Coupon Code: EXPLOSION (must be ALL CAPS) at checkout and receive the Decoration Kit for free a $6.99 Value. Only one coupon per order please

NOVEMBER COUPON: Spend $30.00 or more before shipping at Put One Set Of Tiny Treasures Butterflies or Dragonflies In Your Style Choice in your cart, enter Coupon Code: TINYTREASURES (all caps) at checkout, and and receive One Set Of Tiny Treasures Butterflies or Dragonflies In Your Style Choice free. A $4.35 value. Only one coupon per order. Purchase must be $30.00 or more before shipping. You must put item in your cart to receive this offer.

Love - A Bridal Canvas Gift

Happy Monday!  It has been quite the week and I am so grateful for a day off to breathe and play.

 I have been playing with mixed media and altered canvas for the past few weeks - knees deep in gesso, stencils, air dry clay, paints- messy and wonderful!  I have also watched lots of youtube tutorials and even purchased a few layout kits so I can learn from so many talented artists out there as this is a new venture for me.

I began this endeavor by creating a "torso" with air dry clay from a Barbie doll mold I purchased some years ago. The mold is much like this one here (etsy) and it comes in several parts so you can use all of them or just one section (I used the front torso so it would lie flat) which looks just like the finished torso below.  Once dry I lightly coated it with gesso.
With that, I began to create a gown using laces and trims from my stash. First, I attached lots of tulle as a base and then wrapped various lengths of lace to make the bodice and dress. I was inspired by Angela Holt's youtube video but unlike her, I could not make the torso freehand!
Again, below is a close up of the dress. I mounted it on a Prima Shabby Chic Frame that I backed with Tim Holtz "mirror" paper. Honestly, it looks and behaves like a real mirror! I have used it before and just love it for these projects! 

Once my dress was embellished with Swarovski crystals, I thought I would mount it on a wrapped canvas and so began my trial and error. I am happy with how it turned out! I used Caio Bella design papers- The Sound of Spring Collection to which I added texture paste and script stencil.  I also added pearls on a string, a wood heart covered with gesso and Frantage, chipboard and some beautiful flowers.  

I know I have a lot more to learn but this was a great way to move out of my comfort zone and get messy! Have a great day, and as always, thank you for your kind comments! This canvas is available in my ETSY shop for purchase! 

Challenges Entered:
A Inky Mess -anything mixed media
613 Avenue Create- use something wooden (heart, love)
We Love to Create - Mixed Media
Creative Artiste-Anything Mixed Media
Color My Heart #312- Glacier,White, Sugarplum

Leilani - Child of Heaven

       Happy Sunday! Finally a day where the humidity took a break and it was actually cool enough to open windows!  I am here today to share a card I created using the Connie Fong digi image, "Leilani".  Her Hawaiian name means "child from heaven." 


"Leilani" is colored with both copic markers and Shin Han alcohol makers (the blue dress and bow BG7, BG9, BG5).  I do not own many Shin Han markers but I added a few to my copic collection that were of colors that seems to be different from the copic blues.  Here is another view.

I mounted the image on a Spellbinder scallop oval die and propped her up with double sided mounting tape. The gorgeous papers are the 6x6 (four matching papers) from PION.  I was able to use two of them on the card front and other inside the card to which a sentiment can be added and personalized.  Matching cardstock from Tim Holtz collection. Here is a close up.
Additional details include lace, pearls and satin ribbon from my stash, beautiful blue/gray pearl button from Etsy (New York Button Sister) and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  
Thanks so much for stopping by. Thanks also for your kind comments.
I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Color Crazy Challenge- Colored Image
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
Back to Basics - Use a digi image
The House that Stamps Built- Photo Inspiration
Crafter's Castle- Shabby Chic
Polkadoodles  Anything Goes

Flower Wisdom

     Happy Thursday. My two cards in one week! I must be back.  Just stopping by to post an encouragement card I created using a Quiet Fire calligraphy stamp. I just love the sentiment.

     I have been wanting to use this vibrant Pion paper (6x6) for some time and I found the floral design on it to perfectly compliment the sentiment. These 6x6 papers feature one 12 inch square (for those who are not familiar with Pion) and each of the four squares are a coordinating design. So I used all of them for both the background, die cuts and inside the card as well. This design paper is called "Vintage Garden".
Here is another view of the sentiment.  
    Thanks for visiting and for your kind comments. Card recipe with details below. Have a great dayThis card is available in my ETSY store for purchase. 

Card Recipe:
Design Paper: Pion Vintage Garden
Sentiment: Quietfire Design
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Dies: Spellbinder border and Pierced Ovals (?)
Ink: (Sentiment) Ranger Archival Plum and Fired Brick for distresses edges
Pearls: My stash
Butterfly: The Kreative Korner (Etsy)

Where Your Treasure Is...

     Wow! It has been so long since I posted on my blog! There have been some changes in my life. My Mom passed away last year and I just lost my "mojo" for awhile afterward. I have been crocheting like a madwoman - something I did quite a lot with her so maybe that made me feel close to her. I did make some beautiful gifts for new babies in my family. The yin and yang of life-right?

 Well school is out for the summer and so after a few weeks of home renovations, I finally got the chance to get back into my craft room. Once again I decided to make a bride card featuring one of Mo's Digital Pencil digital images which I colored with copics. She is adorned by beautiful Pion paper that always scream "bride" to me so maybe that is why I make so many. The sentiment is from Matthew 6:21"Where Your Treasure Is, There Your Heart Shall be"  The sentiment comes with the image and you can find her here:
Here is a close up. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments. This card is available for purchase in my ETSY SHOP.
Card recipe below. Have a great day! 
Image: The Bride
Papers: Pion 
Medium: Copic Markers 
Flowers: Mulberry Wild Orchid Crafts & Stash 
Pearl Button: New York Button Sister (Etsy)
Ribbon and Lace: My Stash 
Dies: Spellbinder and Marianne Creatables

Emmanuelle Coloridge

   Happy Sunday!  I have not been blogging much but I have been creating lots of goodies for family- crochet, gift boxes and cards for special occasions. That said, it is nice to be back and post a card I have made!  With classes ending in two weeks, I am hoping to get more cards and mixed media projects posted!
   For this card, I am using an image by Emmanuelle Colin from her new coloring book Coloriage Wild.   I purchased my copy through Amazon but you can purchase from ETSY as well.
The coloring book features images on high quality watercolor papers, but I wanted to color with copics, so I scanned the  blank image on my computer, sized it in WORD, printed it on copic paper and colored the image with copics.  I have admired her images for over a year but never colored one because I waited until she released the book and then I had permission to use it and post this way!  The images are just gorgeous!
     This card was also inspired by Frouwkje van Keeken who colored this image so beautifully first and when I saw it on her blog, I was thrilled to learn the book was released and then to have it in my hands, and then to color it as beautifully as she did her image!
My image is colored with copic markers.  The design papers are from LemonCraft- "Just Love Me" and Gossamer Blue".   The flowers and pearl embellishment are from Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts and The Ribbon Girl.  I also used scallop fishtail banner dies and my favorite oval die from Spellbinders on which to mount this beauty!

       Have a great day, and as always, thank  you for your kind comments! This card is available in my ETSY store.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
The Ribbon Girl- Ribbon
Colour Crazy Crafting- Anything Goes
Allsorts- Use two dies
Cardmania Challenge- Buttons and Bows
Let's Craft & Create- Girls, Girls, Girls
Stamping Sensations- Rubber Stamp Focal Point
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