Saturday, July 25, 2015

A Little Whimsy With The Scraps Of Elegance July Kit~

One of the things that I loved creating with my Pawpaw when I was growing up was miniatures. We would create little log cabins, fairy gardens and sweet little whimsical worlds that were bound by only our imaginations, and you will see my love of creating those secret worlds in a lot of my work. The following projects are an oversized tag pocket and a card that I created with the Scraps Of Elegance July Kit~Patricia's Memoirs and they show my love of the whimsical and miniature worlds.

I used the kit and add ons to set the scene of being outside ones doorway.

For the oversized tag, I layered on kit papers, and on the top layer, I stampled a brick pattern with a small Prima stamp from a past kit and some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink,  then fussy cut one of the doorways from the paper, and added a stash Dusty Attic Door Lock that I inked with Tim Holtz Wild Honey Ink. I then fussy cut out a sweet little Vintage Image of a girl carrying a flower basket, and added her to the doorway.

At the bottom of the tag I added some Reneabouquets Crochet Lace #004, with flowers from past kits, and some Reneabouquets Pink Mini Texture Roses,  the "My Beloved" Sticker from the kit, a twine bow topped with one of the Prima Brads from the Elements Add On.

At the top of the doorway, I added more flowers, tucked in one of the Blue Fern Chipboard Windows from the kit that I inked up with some Vintage Photo Ink, fussy cut out a little bird from the kit stickers and then added on some Tiny Treasures Debutante Butterflies.

For the hang tag, I used some of the Crochet Trim from the Elements Add On, then created a bow with hand dyed seam binding and more of the crochet trim, topped it with one of the Prima Brads from the Elements Add On, and then tied on a large key from a Reneabouquets Key Trinkets Pack.

On the backside, I layered on more matching distress kit papers, and formed pockets from paper topped with Reneabouquets Crochet Lace #004. The top pocket has a little label created from the kit stickers and some of the Prima resin roses in the Elements Add On.
The bottom pocket was formed with the same paper and Crochet lace, then I added a Reneabouquets Brass Spoon Trinket, a sweet little past kit clip holding one of the Kit-Bo Bunny Noteworthy pieces.

Here you can see the tags created with the Bo Bunny Noteworthy pieces and fussy cut paper pieces from the kit and accented with the resin rose and brad pieces from the Elements Add On.

These little pieces are so perfect for journaling and small photos, and the pockets are so perfect for holding small momentos.  

For the card, I layered on distressed layers of kit papers, stamping the brick pattern, fussy cutting out the doorway and Vintage image, and layering them on with some of the same goodies that you find on the tag.

I used the "Friends" sentiment from the kit stickers on this card accented with one of the larger keys from a Reneabouquets Key Trinkets Pack.

I created another Window with another one of the little Blue Fern Chipboard windows, and added on some of the same flowers that I used on the tag.

The back side of the card is finished out in matching kit paper for a designer look.

I hope you are having a FABulous weekend!! Here is to magical, whimsical worlds and using our imaginations to create things that make us happy! Hugs ~Renea

Items from and the Reneabouquets Etsy:

Monday, July 20, 2015

Miniature Vintage Room Divider~

Today, I have a fun little off the page project that I created using the Scraps Of Elegance July Kit~Patricia's Memoirs, and a sweet Scrapmatts Chipboard Screens Set to share with you. 
I used the kit and screens to put together a Miniature Victorian Room Divider. 

I first painted the screens with Prima White Crackle Texture Paste, and then inked over it with 

Tim Holtz Tea Dye Ink  to get a yummy texture and Vintage color , and then got to layering on the details.

To hold the screens together I punched holes and added hand dyed seam binding and bows topped with Reneabouquets Mini Texture Roses.
For the left side, I distressed some of the kit paper, then cut out one of the Vintage lady images from the paper and added a Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Victorian Frame. I then added a Prima Flower from this month's Floral Add on, and some past kit mini roses.

For the right side I added more distressed paper, then fussy cut out one of the dresses from the papers and "hung" it on a Little Clothes Hanger that I embossed silver and added rhinestones to, the took one of the rhinestone brads from the Elements Add On to hold the clothes hanger. I then added some more of the past kit mini roses. The butterflies are Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Debutante Butterflies.

Here you can see the detail I got from fussy cutting out the dress and then layering everything on dimensionally.

Back Side View.

Thank you so much for the visit!! I hope you have enjoyed walking through my project and that you get a chance to create something that brings a smile to your face! Hugs ~Renea

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Scraps of Elegance - July Kit - Patricia's Memoirs has debuted and it is a beauty!!! I just popped in to the Scraps Of Elegance store and it looks like there are some kits available although some of the add ons are already Sold Out, so grab yours now, because they will not last long!!

The following is a layout that I created using the kit along with some of the add ons. I did lots of technique work and layering, so let me walk you through how I put this one together:

I started with a layer of the Prima paper, then punched and sewed the next layer.

To get the texture you see in the background, I used the stencil from the kit and painted over it with Prima White Crackle Texture Paste letting it air dry for maximum crackle, then I inked over it softly with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink  In Tea Dye

 I added a matte behind my photo by distressing and sewing some of the kit paper. I took the photo I wanted to use and painted around the image with some  Tim Holtz Distress Rock Candy Crackle, let it air dry then inked it really heavily with the Tea Dye Ink.

I fussy cut a wide pattern from the kit papers, and water distress it to simulate material and layered some Reneabouquets Blush Pink Lace and a rose die cut from the kit underneath.

I took the Blue Fern Chipboard Feather from this month's Element's Add On and painted it white, then layered on tulle and heated it up so that it melted into the paint and gave me some gorgeous texture. I then layered in the feathers from the kit for softness, adding some stash bling to the large one.

The floral layering was created with a Die Cut  and flower from the kit, a large flower from a past kit and a Petaloo Vintage Mauve Flower, some Reneabouquets Texture Mini Roses In Soft Pink and some stash mulberry paper leaves.

For the top corner, I added a Oval Resin Cabochon, a kit flower, some more Petaloo flowers and texture mini rose, and then "hung" a set of  Prima Shabby Chic Resin Ballerina Slippers.

To top the layout off, I added a set of  two of  the  Reneabouquets Debutante Butterflies that I created just for this kit.

I hope you get a chance to grab one of the kits, or to come hang out with us on the SOD/SOE Facebook Community Page. There is always lots of fun stuff and inspiration happening over there!! Until next time, Hugs ~Renea

Friday, July 10, 2015

Birdie Darling Pocket Journal~

Do you like to journal, tuck in treasures and collect memorabilia and small photos? Well then a pocket journal project may just be for you!! I just love all those things so creating these sweet little nooks are right up my alley. I created the following pocket journal using  the Scraps Of Elegance June Kit, but you can pick up the July Kit that is now availble! 

I created a pocket folder from the kit papers, 

and then layered on more kit paper layers that I distressed, a doily from the kit and a sweet Reneabouquets Birdie Darling Tag, adding on some Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Fenton Art Glass Dragonflies for gorgeous texture and dimension.

I ran  some White Reneabouquets Timeless Lace across the bottom, pulled apart a Pink Petaloo Berry Pick and tucked the pieces under a Reneabouquets Soft Pink Chiffon Pearl & Rhinestones Flower, a little Prima Bird Nest, a SOE Floral Add On Flower and a little hand painted mulberry paper flower.

At the top corner, I took one of the Blue Fern Chipboard pieces from the SOE Embellishment Add On, distress painted it and then dusted it with Pink Reneabouquets Chunky Glitter Glass and Reneabouquets Silver Microbeads then popped on a Prima Ingvild Bolme Clock Faces and topped it off with another hand painted mulbery paper rose.

Here is the system that includes the pocket folder, two large tags created from the kit paper and Vintage Lace with little roses, two  smaller tags cut from the kit papers and topped with hand dyed seam binding and Ivory Resin Flowers , as well as an accordian fold piece cut from the kit papers.

A close up of all the tuck ins that give you so many sweet spots for journaling, small pictures and attatching memorabilia.  I hope you have a great weekend and find some time to create a special piece of art all your own!! Hugs ~Renea

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Heavenly Altered Wooden Book Box~

I don't know about you, but I just love a sweet spot to tuck in treasures and momentos, and one of these little altered wooden boxes are so perfect, with the hidden slide out drawer, it makes stashing secrets so beautiful!!

I created the following using the June Scraps Of Elegance Kit~Stephanie's Treasure:

I started with the wooden box with the hidden drawer and painted it in Dina Wakley Gesso to seal it and get it primed for all my techniques and layers. 

On the front of the box, I layered in layers of distressed papers from the kit, and added some Reneabouquets Sheer Romance Lace at the bottom.

I tucked in a piece that I tore off one of the large flowers from the Floral Add On, and then painted one of the little chipboard frames from the kit and added on some of the Prills from the Embellishment Add On. I then added my sweet photo. The photo was one that I purchased from Etsy Digital Artist- Ireland Rose's Nostalgia. Her images are wonderful and very high quality. I use them in my work often. I can digitally alter a lot my own images, but I love supporting other artists as well.

In the top right hand corner I added a Prima Heart Resins dusted with the Prills, and some of the smaller flowers from the kit.

At the bottom corner, I added on some fuzzy trim from my stash, the large flower from the Floral Add On that I tore the bottom piece from , a small flower from the kit and a Reneabouquets Camellia Flowers in Ivory. I topped off the look with a set of 2 of my Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Lavender Dreams Butterflies

I then coated the sides and the back with Prima Platinum Crackle Texture Paste, letting it air dry for a deeper crackle and then inking over the texture to bring out the crackle even more. 

On the "binding" side of the book box, which is actually a pull out drawer, I inked and added on some Reneabouquets Butterfly Lace, then created a drawer pull out of a bobbin mounted onto a small Prima Oval Frame Resins and topped with a Reneabouquets Princess Rhinestone Button.

On the back side of the box I rubbed on some of the TH Rub Ons from the kit, and then went over the back with the Dina Wakley Gesso just to soften it up a bit and then inked over it to bring out the crackle. 

I hope you have a wonderful 4th Of July weekend, and hopefully find lots of time for family and friends!! Make lots of memories and then create some sweet spots filled with them. Hugs ~Renea

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Make A Little Magic With The Scraps Of Elegance June Kit~

The Scraps Of Elegance June Kit~Stephanie's Treasure has now sold out!! The kits that Melinda Kelly puts together are so amazing and in order not to miss out on them, you  have to purchase a subscription, and right now she is running a $5.00 off any $35.00 purchase special through June 27th, so it is a perfect time to grab a kit subscription as well as sign up to be permanent on any of the gorgeous monthly Add Ons. 

The following is a layout that I created using the Stephanie's Treasure Kit. 

I wanted to capture a really soft Shabby Chic meets "edgy" look, so I started with a piece of the wood grain paper from the kit.

I then created some layers underneath my photo by taking more of the kit paper , tearing some corrugated board that I painted with Dina Wakley Gesso and then edged with Ranger Texture Paste , then sprinkled the texture paste with some Reneabouquets Chunky Glitter Glass In Pink for that "Chunky" sparkly texture that I love!! I then curled the paper randomly around the chipboard for added dimension, and added my photo.

Next came some random curling around the edge of my layout, and I then layered in some more of that gesso, texture paint and Glitter Glass edged corrugated board behind them.
I then dripped some of the Gesso onto my layout and sprinkled it with more of the RB Glitter Glass. 

I created floral sections, by adding on the paper doilies from the kit, cheesecloth from my stash, flowers from this month's floral add on. I dabbed over the large flower with some of the Dina Wakley Gesso to soften the color, and then sprayed it with spray adhesive and sprinkled on some Reneabouquets Chunky Glitter Glass In Diamond to add some sparkle and texture. 

A View of the top floral layer and the dimension of all the colors and textures. 

I then used the Stamp from the Embellishment Add On, and stamped the corner of my layout. I added some silver wire to "hang" two of the little light bulbs from the EAO and then took the ribbon from the kit, tied little bows and topped them with some little hand painted mulberry flowers.

I pleated and tucked in some Reneabouquets Dainty Flower Lace at the torn top and bottom corners of the corrugated board. Added another little light bulb and then inked over a Prima Resin Ballerina
To top off the layout with that special touch, I added some of my Reneabouquets Sweet Pea Glitter Glass Butterflies from the and Reneabouquets Etsy.

I hope you are having fun creating a little magic of your own this Summer!! Hugs ~Renea

Items used on this layout from the and the Reneabouquets Etsy:

Reneabouquets Sweet Pea Glitter Glass Butterflies
Reneabouquets Dainty Flower Lace