Monday, March 17, 2014

Treasure Collecting With The Scraps Of Elegance March Kit~Floral Fantasy

  Today, I have a couple of projects that I created using the Scraps Of Elegance March Kit~Floral Fantasy. I am just in love with all the Graphic 45 Botanical Tea papers and elements of this kit, and just had to create a couple of pieces that are perfect for tucking and holding treasures in!!

First up is a a Manilla Folder Pocket Album that is created from cut down manilla file folders and sewn together to form a system to house lots of pull out tags and journaling spots so perfect for adding photos to and journaling about some of your favorite memories.

For the front of the folder system I used layers of distressed Graphic 45 papers from the kit and paper add ons, along with some lace panel from my stash and then fussy cut out a bird piece and gussied it up with stickles. I misted one of the flowers from the Floral add on and mounted it on top of a burlap piece that was a leftover from another project along with a couple of feathers. I added on a G45 "Hello Friend" sticker, a G45 Envelope and Tag that pulls out and some of my Spun Sugar Glitter Glass Butterflies from my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop.

To tuck into the folder I created 8 different, double sided tags all of varying sizes. I used some of the kit  rafia ribbon trim and some of the Embellishment Add On leaf trim as well as various cut out papers from the kit, and tags and sticker from the EAO along with hand dyed seam binding and buttons in my stash to make sets of tags and pull outs. 

Here you can see where I finished out the back with some of the G45 paper.

Next, I have a sweet little set of altered jars. These little jars are not only beautiful, but the lids screw off to give you wonderful places to store small trinkets and treasures.

I covered the bottom part of the jars with Graphic 45 Sticker Tickets from the embellishment add on, putting one on the front and one on the back.

I then added some of the flowers from the kit to both sides of each jar, and then took some of the sticker strips and covered the lid edges.

For this jar, I topped it with reindeer moss, cheesecloth, feathers, some of the leaves from the kit that I daubed with gesso, one of the flowers from the Floral Add On that I misted then painted the edges with gesso, and a beautiful Scrapmatts Chipboard Butterfly from my stash that I painted, script stamped, texture painted and then added seed beads, German Glitter Glass and Prima E-pearls to.

Here you can see all the texture and technique work.

The 2nd jar, I topped with reindeer moss, cheesecloth and feathers, added in some of those sweet lavender leaves from the kit, along with some mulberry paper flowers, a little Prima bird's nest with a glittered up Scrapmatts Chipboard bird from my stash.

Here you can see all the details.

Thank you so much for dropping by!! I hope your week is off to a FABulous start and that you find time to create something special for yourself !! Hugs~Renea


Anonymous said...

Sooo awesome Renea! Your creativity is endless! :)
and I love how you are bringing 'Springtime'
to your latest projects!;)
Gorgeous shabby stuff here! and lots of inspiration for me
(as I am working on a folder project myself.) You have
given me help and ideas!~
Amazing beautiful work!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous, Renea! Love both of these! Ingenious!

yyam said...

Oh my! These are amazing projects!

Shanna Shands said...

You created some amazing things. I need some little jars to just decorate! Your tags and tag folder is just wowzer!!

Ruki said...

awesome projects!

Myrna Marcano said...

Amazin !

Love all !

Hugs, Myrna