Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Reneabouquets Chubby Little Cherub 3D Tea Cup DIY Kits~Now Available!

Anyone who knows my work, knows that I love to do miniatures, and now you too can create the sweet little teacup that you see in the photo for yourself!! This Reneabouquets DIY Kit includes everything you need to put together your own version of the one that I created as an example, and you can find them here:
or here:

The Tea Cup Die Cut set, is one that I took a template that I use to put together my little 3D Tea Cups that I do, did a digital redraw and improved upon the design, then turned it into a die cut so that I can offer my customers the die cut pieces for them to easily put together their own little works of art!! I even have a step out video that I created, walking you through the steps to put the pieces together here:


Each listing includes:

1-3 D Die Cut Set in the papers shown (this paper was created by me just for this cup). This set is created with quality, thick Reneabouquets Paper for a piece that comes together beautifully. The papers are double sided with the same pattern so that you can create your cup either right facing or left facing.

1-Ball Of Poly Fluff wrapped in tulle for you to stuff your cup with

1-Large White with Rhinestone and Pearl Center, Chiffon Fabric Flower (this will form the base for all your treasures that you fill the cup with).

1-Chubby Little Cherub Die Cut~This little cherub was created by me from an old Vintage Photo that I restored, recolored, drew cherub wings onto then turned into a precision cut die cut that really makes her stand out. Her base is scored so that you can bend it and attach her to the fabric flower.

1-6 piece Set of Crystals to decorate the wings with

3-Small White Feathers

1-Prima Birds Nest in style Sparrow

3-Hand Tinted Mulberry Paper Flowers

2-Green Mulberry Paper Leaves

1-Tiny Silver Metal Tea Pot Charm with Tea Time on the front

1-Silver "Love" Stick

1- Reneabouquets Hand Crafted Tiny Treasure Cinderella's Glass Slipper Butterfly with Silver Antenna

1-Small piece of Cheesecloth and small piece of tulle for bottom of cup

1-Lace Piece for Bottom of cup

1-Silver Spoon with Sugar ( Reneabouquets Chunky Glitter Glass)

Because I care about quality, Card Stock & Papers are Acid-Free & Lignin- Free.

My papers and cherub were printed on a Professional Printer using Epson Ultrachrome K3 inks which are archival safe, permanent inks. This producies archival prints with amazing color fidelity, gloss level, and scratch resistance as well as a finish that is water and medium proof.

These 3D Tea Cups can be used for so many things!! Your imagination is the limit. I use them for my miniatures, but they can be used for party & wedding favor packaging, small gifts, treat bags, shower & tea decorations and so much more.

Thank you so much to all of you who support my work and allow me to make a living doing what I love!!

Hugs ~Renea

Monday, May 18, 2015

Hope Altered Book Box~

As we get closer and closer to Summer time, my mind starts to wonder to the beach, and when I saw this old Vintage Photograph , I just knew that I had to use the Scraps Of Darkness Kit~Laura's Wish to create a Memory Box that reflected a time worn seaside look.

I started with a paper mache book box that I coated with Dina Wakely Gesso, and then added layers of distressed and Tim Holtz Weather Wood Inked  kit papers. 

Next, I added in some of the Ephemera pieces from the kit,  then  came my photo.  I rolled some of the kit papers and tied them together with burlap string and added them in with the ephemera pieces.

 and  I then added some clocks that I fussy cut out from the kit papers, adding a Prima Sea Resin Starfish piece and some Prima Metal Clock Hands to the one at the bottom photo corner. 

The bricks were cut from the Prima packaging housing some of the kit embellishments that I painted with Prima White Sand Texture Paste. The flowers were from this month's floral add on, the seashells were some real ones from my stash, and the Tiny Treasures Patina Butterflies  are from my Reneabouquets.com and Reneabouquets Etsy Shop.

For the "binding " Side I layered on Tissue Tape and some Delicate Beauty Lace. Inking over the tissue tape to get depth of color. 

I created "pages" using a Ranger Texture Paste, technique and inking. The book ties closed with hand dyed seam binding ribbon.

On the inside I inked the gesso painting, added on strips of tissue tape and then layered some of the kit Ephemera into the bottom and Mod Podged over it, then gesso and Crackle Painted over them to give them a faded, time worn look. 

For the back I heavily distressed and inked kit paper with the "Learn from yesterday, Live for today, Hope for tomorrow " quote on it that I used on the front of the box. 

Thank you so much for dropping by!! I hope you have enjoyed my off the page project, and that you find the time to make and keep some Summer memories of your own!! Hugs ~Renea

Items from the Reneabouquets.com and Reneabouquets Etsy Shop that were used on this project:

Prima Sea Resin Starfish
Tim Holtz Crackle Paint

Monday, May 4, 2015

Because~Scraps Of Darkness April Kit Laura's Wish

Today, I have a layout to share with you that I created with the Scraps Of Darkness April Kit~Laura's Wish. I used a a photo that I took on my Father In Laws farm. It is of one of his old, rusty, retired tractors. The Harrison men love a good tractor, and a good days hard work! So this is my salute to them:

I used some of that wonderfully, rustic wood grain paper from the kit for the base layer.

I then took some corrugated board and tore it so get some of the backing as edge then sprayed it with Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain In Rusy Hinge, hitting it randomly with some of the Lindy's Magical Powder then over spraying it with Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain In Tarnished Brass

I used another piece of kit paper that I tore, inked and then hit randomly with  some more of the Lindy's Magical Powder and then oversprayed it with the Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain In Tarnished Brass, I then added another piece of the corrugated board, and popped my photo on wind topped it with some stash metal buckles and TH gears from a past kit.

Here you can see where I fussy cut some of the large clocks out from the papers, added metal gears and tucked them into my tears.

I used the twine from the kit to wrap my edges and pin them down with a metal brad.

The quote was cut from from the pieces in the kit and distressed and stained then added on with foam tape for dimension.

The flowers were from the April Floral Add On, and the gears were stash pieces.

I hope you have enjoyed my rustic salute to those hard working men in my life!! I hope you have a great week!! Hugs ~Renea

Saturday, May 2, 2015

A Dancer's Heart Tag Set~

Today, I have a couple of Shabby Chic, Dance themed tags that I created using the April Scraps Of Elegance Kit~Lynne's Garden Terrace. All those pretty florals and colors are perfect for putting together some very Yummy projects!!

I created a matching set using some images that I had used before, scaling them down, distressing and inking the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink In Tattered Rose, and sewing them.

I tore out pieces of tissue paper, crinkled it up and inked it and layered that along with some of the tickets that were in this month's Embellishment add on, and then topped those pieces with my sewn image.

At the bottom I tore the paper into a V, then curled them back and layered ruffeled ribbon to "Peek" out, and topped it with a Prima Ingvild Bolme Resin Heart piece. I added stash mulberry paper flowers, and some of the flowers from this month's floral add on.

At the top of the photos, I added another Prima Ingvild Bolme Resin Heart piece and then pulled some Vintage lace through a hole and topped it with a Timeless Rhinestone Button.

Here you can see all the details on the 2nd tag.

And now I am off to garden!! We finally have some sunshine, so it should be a nice day to go play in the yard. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs ~Renea

Items from the Reneabouquets.com and the Reneabouquets Etsy Shop:

Monday, April 27, 2015

Butterfly Fairy Tea Cup~

I love doing miniatures, and the Scraps Of Elegance April Kit~Lynne's Garden Terrace was so perfect for doing a Fairy Butterfly Tea Cup! 

I used the kit papers to create my cup and saucer, then filled it with poly fill and topped  it with a large fabric flower from my stash then got to adding little treasures.

I added a garden gate piece from a past kit.

I fussy cut the little butterfly fairy from the kit papers then glitter painted accents and added some bling for a little sparkle. I then added a Prima Sparrow Bird's Nest
fussy cut some little birds from one of the tags and glitter painted them up,

added some feathers, some flowers and foliage from this month's floral add on that I sprinkled some Reneabouquets Diamond Chunky Glitter Glass on to add a touch of magic, then topped the cup edge with a Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Cinderella's Glass Slipper Butterfly.

Here you can see all the top details.

At the bottom, I added some reindeer moss, some more flowers coated in Glitter Glass and the sweet little Prima resin lady bug from this month embellishment add on that I added some rhinestones to.

Oh I love a little magic, fairies and anything tea themed, and this Scraps Of Elegance Kit can help anyone to make a little magic in their craft room!!  I  do now have some of these pre-cut 3D Tea Cups in my Reneabouquets.com and Reneabouquets Etsy Shop, as well as a step out video showing how to put them together :
Thank you for joining me and I hope you find a little time to create something beautiful for yourself!! Hugs ~Renea

You can find the 3D Tea Cups in either shop in limited styles

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

So Dapper~Scraps Of Darkness April Kit-Laura's Wish

This month, our Scraps Of Darkness Kit is named after our very talented and so very sweet, Laura Gilhuly! I know that the kit is already sold out, and I can see why, because it is a perfect one to scrap those upcoming Father's Day projects with.

This is a layout that I created with the kit using an old photo of my Pawpaw and my Uncle Ralph as a baby. The original photo was torn and worn, so instead of trying to make it perfect, I just replicated it and used the flaws for character. 

Lots of kit paper layers here that were distressed, torn, sewn, and inked. All the ephemera pieces behind the photo were from the kit and the chest and clock pieces were fussy cut from the papers. 

I did some stenciling with the stencil from the kit, as well as some Tim Holtz Distress Rock Candy Crackle  painting. All the inking and the over inking of the crackle paint were done with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink. I added some Prima Clock Hands to one of the fussy cut clocks, and burlap pieces for texture.

The flowers and twine were from the kit and this month's floral add on.
The large chipboard clock piece was a die cut that I inked with Tim Holtz Barn Door Distress Ink and then over inked with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink.

I created a side layer with torn and sewn papers, burlap, some more fussy cut clocks and flowers.

Thanks for checking our my first project with the April Scraps Of Darkness Kit!! I hope you have a great day! Hugs ~Renea

Friday, April 17, 2015

Dance Tag Set~Scraps Of Elegance April Kit-Lynne's Garden Terrace

TGIF!!! As we head to the weekend, I have a set of matching tags that I created with the April Scraps Of Elegance Kit~Lynne's Garden Terrace to share with you. I used some Dance images that I had used on past layouts and lots of soft distressed layers to get a dreamy, Shabby look.

I wanted a really soft look so I took some of the Bo Bunny paper and coated it with gesso, then I took a  Tim Holtz Doily Stencil and went over it with Ranger Texture Paste, and with the stencil still on I misted it with some Lindy's Mist from a past kit. I then inked the distressed edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye.

Next I punched another layer of paper and stamped it with a Prima brick stamp from a past kit. I then added a sewn matte layer and then sewed my images and added them. I made hand dyed seam binding bows, topped them with a Divalicious Rhinestone Button, and then pulled some of the small lace from the kit through for a hang tag.

At the bottom of each photo, I added flowers from the kit and this month's floral add on, and some stash foliage, some Victorian Days Wide Lace, and topped them off with some of my handcrafted Tiny Treasures Champagne Dreams Butterflies from my Reneabouquets.com Store and the Reneabouquets Etsy Shop.

Here is a close up of the 1st tag.

And here is a close up of the 2nd tag.

Thank you for dropping by!! I hope you have a FABulous weekend!! Me, I am going to catch up on some much needed rest and try to get a few things done around the house since it will be raining most of the weekend. Hugs to you ~Renea

Items used on this project from the Reneabouquets.com and the Reneabouquets Etsy Shop: