Monday, August 13, 2018

Beautiful Dream Layout~

I love using darker, more grungier colors, mixed with feminine accents!! I guess I am just a girlie grunge artist at heart!! Today, I have a layout created with products from Reneabouquets that I incorporated that grungy darkness with romantic pieces to create a super, dreamy layout:

The papers are from the Blue Fern Studios Remnants Paper Collection, and I started with a bottom layer, and then took a second sheet of paper and tore, inked and distressed it and layered it onto the base layer.

Next, I added 2 pieces from the Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Doily Set #2. Beautiful Board comes in this gorgeous Vintage White Color and it was perfect as is for this project!! I have a lot of  artists ask me what glue I use to apply the intricate chipboard pieces with, so that you don't see the adhesive. I use Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue. It really does dry super fast and crystal clear.
I then took two more layers of distressed and inked paper and created the matte for my photo, that I distressed and sewed to make it really stand out.

I stenciled some bricks using Ranger Texture Paste, and then heated that up with my heat gun to get a really puffy, soft look. Next, came a layer of  White Wide Floral Lace that I cut in half, adding one half here and tucking the other half into the top under the distressing.
The flowers are from the following sets:
I heat embossed with a silver powder,  a Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Medium Victorian Scroll Border  that I cut in half and then tucked into my flowers.
I then heat embossed a Silver Baroque Metal Frame with the same Silver Powder and tucked that into my floral, and took a Dream Key In Silver and tucked that so that you just see the DREAM part sticking out.

I created a balanced look by going to the opposite corner and doing some of the stenciling and then layering in matching flowers and chipboard pieces.
The Dragonflies are my handcrafted Shabby Sugar Plum Roses Glitter Glass Dragonflies.

The latch is a Victorian Latch Trinket that I added some of the Silver Powder to and heat embossed it to set it. (If you do this process with metal, please be sure to let it cool, because it can get dangerously hot!)

Here you can see all the dimension and texture I created with the products from Reneabouquets!!
Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day to visit my blog!! I am most grateful! Hugs ~Renea

Items used on this project that you can find at and in the Reneabouquets Etsy:
Blue Fern Studios Remnants Paper Collection
Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Doily Set #2
Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Medium Victorian Scroll Border
Shabby Sugar Plum Roses Glitter Glass Dragonflies
Silver Baroque Metal Frames
Victorian Latches
Dream Key In Silver

White Wide Floral Lace
Vintage Purple Roses & Gardenias Flower Set
Prima Rose Quartz Calcutta Flowers
Ranger Texture Paste
Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue

Monday, August 6, 2018

One Tough Layout~

Happy Monday to you all! Today, I have a Masculine Layout that I created with products from Reneabouquets. I love challenging myself to create these type of pieces without using flowers or butterflies, but by incorporating lots of color and texture work. Masculine work is harder, but it can be so much fun, to create a little differently than you usually do!!

I started with a layer of Blue Fern Chesterville Paper and then took a second layer, cut it down, distressed and inked the edges with some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink. I then took some 
and did some misting to bring out the teals and rusts that I used to color enhance the photo that I wanted to use with.

I ran burlap down the edge of one side of the layout, 

and then exposed the ridges on some corrugated board and inked that with the Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink.

So many of my Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Pieces are designed with separate pieces to make color work sooooo much easier than when the chipboard is one solid piece, and gives you more control over the design. Like 
this  Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Medium Luna Dream Catcher,  the moon pops out of the design, and I was able to emboss it with a YUMMY honey color, 

and before popping it back in, I embossed the piece in a peacock teal color, then dabbed the piece with a Ranger Clear Emboss Ink Dabber heat embossed those dabs with a rust colored powder, and then randomly hit the piece again with the dabber, and heat embossed those dabs with a black powder.

The Flowers and the feathers are also separate pieces, so I was able to easily create pieces with different colors and add them on for lots of dimension. I tucked feathers under the flowers for even more texture and popped Beautiful Beads Bronzed Teal Iridescent Pearls into the holes that are created for those beads.

Next, I took Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Grid Elements, cut the piece into sections, heat embossed them with the Peacock Teal Powder and then added them randomly to my layout.
The beads that I used for dimension and texture are the

To finish off my layout I took a Printed Beautiful Board meets Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Beautiful Words~Tough added that. Tied on some hemp rope and then added another flower, real feather, chipboard feather piece to pull the dream catcher look together beautifully.

Here you can see all the dimension and texture that the Reneabouquets Products helped me to achieve.

I hope you have enjoyed a look at my more grungy masculine side to my art!! Thank you for stopping by!! Hugs ~Renea

Products used from and the Reneabouquets Etsy:

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Prima Santorini Loaded Envelope~

With the Summer heat around here in Tennessee, I had to take a break from it, come in and create!! I just love the colors in the Prima Santorini Paper Line, and paired with some of the products that I have designed, manufactured and creating from the and Etsy shops, I think I managed to create a really wonderful piece to journal and memory keep those Summer time travels in!!

I started with a sewn pocket folder that I made from manila file folders. I distressed the edges of the papers and inked them with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink, and covered the front and backside with them.
I added a layer of Rose Crown Lace,

 and then took tissue wrapping paper, balled it up to crinkle it, inked it and then tore strips to create my "sky". Next, I added thick puddles of  Diamond Shard Glitter Glass to create my "clouds". 

I created the Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Hot Air Balloon With Beautiful Bead Holes to give projects amazing texture and dimension with the incorporation of the Beads. I first painted this piece with a stipple brush and gesso, then added little spots of color with markers and then popped the  Unicorn Candy Beautiful Beads into the holes and gussied the piece up!

I added flowers and leaves from the following sets:
Dusty Blue Mini Roses
and then popped on some of my teenie, tiny, double side printed 
Aurora Borealis Pink Butterfly Kisses. I love these new little kisses, they allow you to add lots of  unique, little butterflies to your project without adding a lot of cost!!

To add a little romantic touch to my piece, I took a 
Small Beautiful Board Romantic Heart Topper and added a matching rose from the set.


Another product that I designed and manufactured to add to all those pocket pieces and mini albums that I love to create are Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Pocket Wands.
This one is a Butterfly Pocket Wand that I added some Diamond Chunky Glitter Glass, topped with a  Aurora Borealis Pink Butterfly, added some hand dyed seam binding and a little ocean blue glass orb from a Mermaid Trinkets Pack.

Here you can see all the pieces that are tucked into the pockets of the piece. So perfect for journaling, adding small photos to and tucking little momentos into!!
2-Double Sided Over Sized Tags accented with Beautiful Bows Lace and silver and pearl buttons
6- Double Sided pieces (2 that are decorated with Decorative Beautiful Bits) (1 that is decorated with hand dyed seam binding topped with a mini rose)
1-Crown Metal Clip with Glass Dome Cabochon  that holds 2-double sided Santorini tickets in place. One ticket is decorated with a Seashell Beautiful Bit and the other with another Butterfly Kiss.

Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit! I hope you are having a beautiful Summer, and that you get to create something "Beautiful With An Edge" for yourself! Hugs ~Renea

Items used on this project from and the Reneabouquets Etsy:

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: