Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Creatively Counting Down The Months With The Scraps Of Darkness December Kit~Northern Lights

Today, I have a, not only beautiful, but functional project to share with you!! I used the Scraps Of Darkness December Kit~Northern Lights to put together a Vintage Clipboard look Calendar. I actually had this idea filed away in my head after seeing a similiar project about a year ago done by Artist Tracy Payne, and this project was completely inspired by her, so thank you Tracy for your inspiration!!

I started by cutting out some chipboard in the shape of a clipboard, and then cut another layer from corrugated board. I then painted my corrugated board with Dina Wakley Gesso, and then going over it randomly  with Ranger Texture Paste to get a super frosted look. 

I covered the back side with distressed paper from the kit,  that matched the paper I was adding to the front, just to get a nice finished look.

I then took a Tim Holtz Clipboard Clip  texturized it with the Ranger Texture Paste, added a botton and a piece of bling,  and took some long brads and attached it to the corrugated board layer, then glued the chipboard and corrugated board together for a nice sturdy piece. I added a little glass bottle of  Reneabouquets Teal Chunky Glitter Glass to the clipboard with velcro, so that it can be removed and used. I love to glitter everything up!!! 

Next, I added kit paper that I distressed, inked with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink , and then edged with  Ranger Texture Paste mixed with Reneabouquets Diamond Glitter Glass, and tucked a 1/2 of a paper doily under the clip and topped it with the "everyday" word sticker from the kit.

I added another paper doily, a Vintage photo that I distessed, inked and texturized like my paper and then edged in tulle and then popped on some past kit flowers in the corner. The mittens are chipboard pieces from the kit that I gussied up with fake fur, gesso, flowers and the little Maya Road Snowflake Charms (also from the kit),  topped with some stash bling.

At the bottom corner of the photo I added some feathers, a resin bird, some past kit flowers that I edged in gesso, adding a large Reneabouquets Glamorous Trinket to the center for some extra shine!!

At the bottom of my clipboard I added fake fur and some Reneabouquets Victorian Days Lace and then I took one of those little mini calendars that I got in the mail, cut it down, distressed and inked the edges and then hinge clipped it so that each month can be removed, mounted it on chipboard and added it to my piece. I topped my Wintery, frosted look off by adding a set of 2 of my Reneabouquets Ice Butterflies on for dimension.

Thanks for the visit and for letting me show you how to put together a functional and FAB calendar!! I hope this year brings lots of  fun, creative projects your way!! Hugs ~Renea

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Caty said...

Fantástico Renea!! Lovely!! I like it very much, so cool! big hug!

Lizzy Hill said...

What a fabulous idea! And sooo pretty, too.....the texture from the cardboard looks wonderful behind it all. I've a clipboard that needs a face lift.....so thanks for the inspiration:):)

Bela Teixeira said...

I just came across your blog when I was looking for some Shabby Chic inspiration. I just love your style and will attach your site to my blog so that I can follow your awesome creations. Thanks for the inspiration. Bela