Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Spring's Promise Card & Altered Jar Set

I am having so much fun playing with the March Scraps Of Elegance Kit-Spring's Promise. So many beautiful elements that are just perfect for creating those wonderful, sweet Spring projects that having been forming in my mind all Winter. 

Here, I have an Easter Card that I created using cardstock, distressed and sewn layers from the kit papers, and even some glittery tissue paper thrown in as well. I used a sweet Vintage Post Card Image from the Magical Moonlight Studio website. I used the kit trim and interlaced it with some dyed silk bias from a previous kit. I then the vine look, by taking the Gina's Design Chipboard Frame from the kit, and cutting it into pieces, then misted and glittered it, and layered on Prima flowers from a past kit and some hand tinted mulbery roses. The little "for you" sentiments is from the Prima Divine Chipboard that was also in the kit. 
I just love the shabby soft look of it, so perfect for a feminine card :)

OK, so I am a little vain and every night I pile some CQ10 Cream onto my face before I go to bed in hopes of combatting some of the wrinkles that insist on showing up on my face. I don't know if it is working or not, but one of the perks, is that when I am finished, I have these sweet little, peach colored glass jars left over. I have been hoarding them, and when I saw the colors of this kit, just knew that they would make a great altered project. I used the Prima Fabric Tape from the Embellishment Add On to cover the lips of the jars. I then took the Graphic 45 Ticket Stickers from the kit and placed one on the front and one on the back. I put hand tinted mulberry flowers on the sides, and added some leaves to one, and some more G45 stickers to the other jar. 

The Butterfly Jar was topped with Reinder Moss, some cheesecloth, a Prima flower from the Flora & Fauna Add on.

I then topped the flower with a Scrapmatts Butterfly that I had painted with gesso, embossed, then texture painted, added seed beads to and then accented with some Stash Prima E-pearls.

 For the Bird Jar, I added Reindeer Moss, cheesecloth, feathers, hand tinted mulberry roses, a stash Prima nest and popped in a Scrapmatts Chipboard Bird that I colored with Tim Holtz Markers.

Here you can see the back side of the bird jar and the sides.

I just love how naturally sweet these turned out, so reminiscent of things you would see in a garden, plus they have 2 upsides-1. They were upcycled. And 2. They can be used to store small treasures like, beads, buttons, and glitters.

Thank you for taking the time to visit!! Hugs to you ~Renea


Desire Fourie said...

Stunning creations. So love the shabby chic feel to all of them.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

MichelleZ said...

Oh Renea! These are fabulous pieces! They are beautiful little treasures. It looks like I am going to have to moisturize more, because those little jars are adorable! :)

lost coast scrapper said...

Renea, these are just beautiful, love them!!!

Sharon Fritchey said...

Hi Renea! Just stopping by to say "hi" and to let you know how much I love your projects! I feel like I have Spring Fever now! Thank you for sharing these with us!

Karen T said...

oh... I love these little jars!! so so sweet!

Anonymous said...

These are soo dreammy!! I just love your own unique style of vintage Renea! You inspire me always - & I have a mental 'Renea' list!! Like these jars and the hanger w/clips... you did a while back - - anyway, Thanks for sharing your inspiration~ Karen

Sandie Edwards said...

So many details .. I kept looking and found more. Your creations amaze me.