Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Fairy Garden Party Altered Purse Diorama~

When I was a little girl, I loved creating magical, little miniature fairy gardens!! So many of my Reneabouquets Products stem from the things that I have loved doing my whole life!! I love taking things that I imagine and bringing them to life, and I hope you enjoy this 4 D Fairy Garden Altered Purse Diorama that I created with the products that I create for my Reneabouquets shops!

I started with a Beautiful Board 4D Purse With Large Shelf Do It Yourself Laser Cut Chipboard Kit. I engineered these purse kits to assemble with a unique snap and lock system that allows you to easily put them together with no glue required. You can find the assembly video here:
Purse Assembly Video
Before I assembled my purse, I used the pieces as templates to cut all my paper pieces. I used paper from the Blue Fern Garden Life Collection  to create this piece.

I took a Beautiful Board Large Decorative Scroll Frame  and inked it with a Bundled Sage 

Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pad , cut the "A Fairy Good Life" piece from the papers and mounted it in the frame, and then popped a Pink Pearl And Rhinestone Button  at the top of the frame, a Printed Beautiful Board Large Junie B Darling With Basket Laser Cut Chipboard to the right hand side of the frame, and one of her butterflies at the top left hand corner, and then made a little flower cluster with flowers from the following sets:

Pink & White Roses & Leaves Mulberry Paper Flowers

Next, I decorated the large shelf using a 
Beautiful Board Large Gothic Gate Laser Cut Chipboard that I painted with Ranger Tim Holtz Opaque Crackle Texture Paste , let dry and then brushed over it for highlights with some Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pad  in Scattered Straw, inked the little latch that comes with the gate, added that and then tied a tiny key from the Reneabouquets Keys Trinkets Pack to the latch, added some flowers from the following sets:

Mini Pink Sorbet Mulberry Paper Roses & Leaves Set

I added some inked pieces from the Beautiful Board Small April In Paris Adornment Pattern, topped them with little roses from the Mini Dusty Blue Set, added some 

Printed Beautiful Board Small Tuck It In Cherry Blossoms Laser Cut Chipboard pieces to the top of the shelf and topped them with a butterfly from the Printed Beautiful Board Junie's Butterflies Laser Cut Chipboard Set

To create the garden path look you see here, I spread 
Ranger Tim Holtz Texture Paste  onto the bottom of the shelf with a Ranger Ink Dina Wakley Media Palette Knife and then colored some 

Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits - Stones Laser Cut Chipboard and pushed them into the texture paste like you would mortar. I love how this turned out!!!

For this sweet little fairy wheelbarrow part of the diorama I used a 

Beautiful Board 4D Garden Party Wheelbarrow Do It Yourself Chipboard Kit. This piece snaps together (no glue required) in 3 easy steps and you can find the assembly video for it here:
4D Wheelbarrow Assembly Video

Once I snapped my wheelbarrow together, I put Teddy Bear Fluff into it,

topped it with a 
Large Pink Chiffon, Pearl And Rhinestone Flower, and then glued a piece of wire to a Small Vintage Rose Petal Fairy Premium Paper Die Cut, pushed the wire through a large butterfly from my Aurora Borealis In Blue Premium Paper Glitter Glass Butterflies, and then added that piece to the large chiffon flower.

I then added mulberry flowers to the wheelbarrow from the following sets:

The front of my diorama was now completed, and here is a side angle,

I wanted to complete the back side for a gorgeous view from all sides, so I added a

Beautiful Board Garden Party ~ Garden Gate Laser Cut Chipboard that I crackle painted and inked to match the Gothic Gate on the front. I then cut out a little sign from the Garden Life Papers, and popped on some Premium Paper Watercolor Spun Lavender Double Side Printed Butterflies

Next, I fussy cut out a fairy from the papers and glitter painted her up and then attached her to a 

Printed Beautiful Board Medium Victorian Umbrella Corners Laser Cut Chipboard so that it looks like she is sitting in the umbrella, added another Double Side Printed Magical Miniature Butterfly, flower that match the flowers on the front side and more of those sweet, little Ivy Vine Tuck Ins.

For the pockets of the purse, I created 3 double sided, pull out, Tag pieces.

The large tag is a 

Beautiful Board 6 Piece Butterfly Scroll Tag Laser Cut Chipboard Set. I took the tag base and covered it with Garden Life Papers, and then added the Butterfly that comes with it to the top, and then inked the scroll (they also come with the tag set) and popped them on. I love dimension and this piece was created so that you get the .072 Inch Thick dimension of the first chipboard layer, and then another .072 inch thick dimension with the scroll pieces.

The two smaller tags are the 

Beautiful Board 4 Piece Rose Tag Laser Cut Chipboard Set.

They come with a premium paper layer that I covered with matching papers, and then added the tag overlay that I colored with Distress Ink Markers. The tags are made with holes that house Reneabouquet Beautiful Beads. I just added glue to the premium paper that cover that back sides of the holes and popped in some of the 4mm beads from the Reneabouquets Beautiful Beads in Citrus Breeze , and I love the unique look this gives the tags.

This is the 2nd tag that I created exactly like the first.

And this is the backside of the tags that I added a butterfly that was cut from Butterfly Lace to.

Here is the finished piece with all of it's little treasures!! 
I had so much fun creating this piece, so worth the time and all the detail work that went into it. It will make someone a really magical keepsake. 
As an artist, I hope you love the originality and intricacy of the products that I design. I also hope that when you create with my products, it is fun, pushes you to create in a way you haven't before and that the results bring you great creative joy!! Hugs ~Renea

The following products were used for this project that you can find at and in the Reneabouquets Etsy:

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Prima Lavender Loaded Envelope Pocket Journal~

With both the and Reneabouquets Etsy staying so busy now, I don't get a lot of extra time for paper crafting projects, but the new Beautiful Board & Printed Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Creations are so beautiful as is and they allowed me to put this Prima Lavender Loaded Envelope together in a snap!!

I started with a piece of Prima Lavender 12 x 12 Paper  and scored it in half at 6 Inches, folded it and cut it at 9 Inches. I then cut the front panel at a 45 degree angle and then glued the left side, bottom and right side to form a pocket.

Next, came a layer 6 Inch in length layer of  Flower Crown Lace topped with a 
Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Heart Lace Laser Cut Chipboard Border that I cut down to 6 Inches (saving the 2 Inch piece for the top of the Envelope), and then finger rubbing the already Vintage White BBoard with some Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink to bring out the edges.

I then cut out a sentiment from the Lavender Papers and mounted it into a Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board Small Lavender Lilac Heart Frame, and layered a Beautiful Board Tiny Lacy Heart Frame for a double layer heart effect~YUM!!

Next came layers of flowers from the following flower sets:
with some sweet Beautiful Board Tuck It In Ivy Laser Cut Chipboard that I inked with Tim Holtz Bundled Sage Distress Ink, and then added in detail with a distress marker on. I love these little cut apart pieces, so perfect for tucking into your florals!!

To finish out the envelope part of the project, I added on some True Love Story Butterflies, and then stuck a handcrafted stick pin that I had received from a swap partner into the florals. I used the left over piece of Heart Lace Beautiful Board to accent the top of the envelope.

I then created little pieces to load into my envelope.

A large tag cut from the Lavender Papers, topped with a seam binding bow and accented with a 

Another tag created from the music note paper in the Collection,
and a smaller pull out topped with a Beautiful Board Rose Bit Laser Cut Chipboard, when you turn the piece around,

you discover a little pocket with a folded booklet tuck in.

Here is the back view of the Piece.

I just love getting to create, it frees my soul and allows me to get to work with some of the pieces that I design for the shops!! I hope you enjoy working with the pieces that I create as well!! I love getting to see how different artist use my products in so many different way!! It is a feeling like no other to know that others enjoy what comes from my heart and soul. Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you get to create something "Beautiful With An Edge" for yourself!! Hugs ~Renea

Products Used On This Project From and the Reneabouquets Etsy:

Friday, January 12, 2018

All Things Tattered~

I grew up in a world of hand me downs and trash to treasures, and so I have a soft spot in my heart for all things Tattered. I created this layout to capture that love and I hope you enjoy my Tattered Layout! I used lots of new products from Reneabouquets and all the texture, dimension and detail of the products I design really help to pull off the look that I love.

I started with a sheet of Blue Fern Wanderlust Paper - Road Trip, and then cut down a second sheet from the same collection- Lakeside and distressed and inked the edges.

Next I used a large piece of torn edge corrugated board, and painted the entire board with Ranger Opaque Crackle, let that air dry to get the deep crackled effect that I love, and then misted it with 
Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Spray Stain, then misted it with Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge Distress Spray Stain, and then shot it for a third time with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Spray Stain.
I then took the sprayer off, and dipped a paint brush into the Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Spray Stain and painted the edges of my corrugated board. 

I tore off some pieces from the Wanderlust Petites Paper, Mod Podged those to the board, and then painted the edges with more of the Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Spray , and then added on some Tea Rose Beautiful Bits. Beautiful Board comes in a gorgeous Vintage White Color and I didn't need to do anything to these pieces to get the look I wanted!! 

To add in more texture, I took some burlap cloth and added it in, then topped it with my photo, and then added a Beautiful Board Open Rose Laser Cut Chipboard Frame. I used the frame in it's natural Vintage White color and then, 

took a script stamp and some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink and accented the frame.

To add to the texture and dimension of the layout, I took some Tiny Heart Beautiful Bits, sprayed them with Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Spray Stain, mixed them in with some Reneabouquets Rust Microbeads, and used them just like you would glitter or beads to create YUMMY puddles!!

I created a hinged look by taking some pieces from the Reneabouquets Latch Trinkets, and giving them a rust treatment.

I sponge painted some Beautiful Board Heart Lattice Elements Laser Cut Chipboard with Dina Wakley Gesso to get a textured effect and then cut them out and tucked them into random places on my layout, using the larger cut out pieces and the smaller leftover pieces to create pattern throughout my layout.

Using flowers from the following sets:
Vintage Blue Mini Roses Mulberry Paper Flower Set
I created floral spots on my layout, and then made twine bows and tucked those in, I inked Skeleton Leaf Beautiful Bits, and Rose Leaf Beautiful Bits with Tim Holtz Bundled Sage Distress Ink, combined them together and tucked those in.

I have wanted to do some words with my Beautiful Board Chipboard, but I just couldn't bring myself to do the same old, generic script words that other companies do, so I created Beautiful Words, and the one that I used on this layout is the Beautiful Words On Wood Grain Printed Beautiful Board With Word Option Tattered Laser Cut Chipboard.

I just love how the Printed Beautiful Board Wood Grain Base adds color and texture, while the Beautiful Board letters add dimension and texture. So Beautiful With An Edge!!

For the final touches, I took some a set of Double Side Printed Mid Winter's Dream Butterflies and added some of the misted Tiny Heart Beautiful Bits added those to the centers of the butterflies and popped a tiny little pearl on top of each heart.
Thank you for dropping by and letting me share a little piece of my Tattered Heart with you!!
I hope you have an amazing weekend, and find the time to create something beautiful for the heart yourself!! Hugs~Renea

The following is a short video with the details about the new Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Products that were used on this project:

You can find the following products that were used to create this layout at and in the Reneabouquets Etsy: