Monday, November 23, 2015

Merry Christmas Large Pocket Journal~

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas!!
I know that there are a lot of different colors out there being used for Christmas, but there is just something about those Traditional, Red, Greens & Whites that capture my heart!!

Today, I have a large Pocket Journal that I created with products from and Reneabouquets Etsy Shop that capture that Vintage Christmas feel that I love so much:

I started with a Reneabouquets Handcrafted Sewn Pocket Journal Base, and then got to layering with 
papers from the Blue Fern Vintage Christmas Paper Collection. I absolutely love the papers from this collection!! I used the traditional reds, greens and whites for this project. 

I added some YUMMY background texture using Ranger Texture Paste and a damask stencil.
The Snow White Glitter Glass Butterflies are my own handcrafted butterflies that I carry in my Reneabouquets Shops.

Next, a layer  of Wide Floral Lace was added to create a soft sheer background for my floral layer, which I created using some Prima and Petaloo flowers, as well as some feathers for softness.

At the corner of the sentiment paper piece, I added one of my Reneabouquets Victorian Christmas Die Cuts.

For this piece at the top of the folder system, I took a Blue Fern Ironworks Accent Chipboard Piece, painted it with Dina Wakley Gesso and then coated it with Reneabouquets Diamond Chunky Glitter Glass for a wonderful sparkle that you just can not see in the photos. I added a sweet little santa hat, and a tiny glass vile of Reneabouquets Silver Christmas Glitter. I used velcro to adhere it, so that the glitter can be removed and used on the journaling pieces. 

The system contains:
2-Oversized, Double Sided Tags with seam binding bows topped with Snowflake Buttons
1 -Large Punched tag wit seam binding bow topped with a real Jingle Bell
2- Pull Outs that open up booklet style
2-Small, Double sided Pull Outs with seam binding bows.

I hope that you enjoy this Thanksgiving Holiday with your family and friends!! I just love all the fun stuff that surrounds these next weeks as we go full force into the Holidays! Thank you for taking the time during this busy season to stop by and let me share my projects with you!! Hugs ~Renea

Links to the items that where used on this project from the and Reneabouquets Etsy:

Saturday, November 21, 2015

French Country Pocket Journal

I love French Country and with the beautiful kitch designs on these papers, they were perfect for capturing that look. I love to create pocket journals, so I created this wonderful French Country style one using the Scraps Of Elegance November Kit~Tracey's Country Kitchen.

I first formed a 6 Inch wide x 9 Inch Tall pocket from the kit papers and then started layering!
I first added layers of distressed kit papers, fussy cut elements as well as layers of the Bo Bunny MiscMe Pieces.
Next came a layer of  Crochet Lace  and I then took some burlap ribbon edging and added it to the lace and to the angled pocket.

I added a sweet little, Brass Spoon, and took the twine from the kit and made a multi layered bow and added one of the Bo Bunny Brads from the kit to the center.
The Oh So Butterlicious Butterflies were created especially for this kit and you get a set of 2 with it.

For the floral layer I added a Petaloo Burlap Sunflower from the kit and some past kit flowers and stash foliage, then tucked in some scrap pieces of the burlap ribbon for lots of texture. 

I then took a Tim Holtz Metal Book Plate, cut out the word "Cozy" from the Bo Bunny pieces and added some of the Bo Bunny Brads to the holes.

The Tuck Ins include:
2-Large Double Sided tags with a teapot theme created from the kit papers and piecies
3-Medium Double Sided Tags created from the MiscMe pieces and layered with kit paper pieces
This pocket journal is so perfect for housing journaling, small photos, momentos and small treasures!!

Thank you for the visit!! I love Country pieces!! They remind me so much of my Granny and her "Kitchy" Style. Hugs ~Renea

Tiny Treasures Oh So Butterlicious Butterflies

Monday, November 16, 2015

Country Chic~Scraps Of Elegance November Kit~ Tracey's Country Kitchen


Today, I have my first project that I created with the Scraps Of Elegance November Kit~Tracey's Country Kitchen. This kit was so perfect for putting together this Country Chic layout featuring a photo of my sweet, niece Haley. 

I started with kit paper, then cut down another layer and distressed the edges then randomly punched some places. 

I then took the Bo Bunny Copper Metallic Rub Ons from this month's Elements Add On, and added them to the layout.
 I did some "ghost" stenciling with a Prima Damask stencil and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink
Tim Holtz Tattered Rose Ink.

I frayed some burlap to use under paper layers and my photo, inking and distressing the layers with 
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink to get a time worn look.

I layered a piece that I fussy cut from the kit, Bo Bunny Journaling cards adding one of the kit Bo Bunny Brads to the top.

I then fussy cut out a large clock piece from the kit papers and added that to the side. At the bottom of the photo, I added one of the gorgeous Prima Metal pieces from this month's Elements Add On.
The handcrafted butterflies are my Oh So Butterlicious Butterflies and were created to go with this month's kit and a set of 2 are included in the kit.

I created flower layers using some Petaloo Burlap Sunflowers, Petaloo Rose Flowers from this month's Floral Add On, some past kit Tilda Roses and then tucked in some Light Green Leaves and burlap string bows.

A repeat of similiar flowers was done at the bottom corner.

This kit is so perfect for so many different projects and I just love the Country feel to it!! I hope you have enjoyed my layout  and hopefully, I will get more time this week to play with it some more!! Until next time, hugs ~Renea

Items from and the Reneabouquets Etsy:

Friday, November 6, 2015

Prima Mixed Media Oversized Tag & Pocket Tag Set~

Today, I have my last project using the Scraps Of Elegance October Kit~Tiffany's Style to share with you. The new November Kit~ Tracey's Country Kitchen is now available in the store and it is a Country Chic beauty:

I created 2 oversized Mixed Media Tags, one is a Pocket Tag and the other has a journal spot on the back side. 

First up I have the Pocket Tag. It is a large 4 1/4 x 9 1/4 Inch sized tag, that I started with a layer of the kit paper that I stenciled using a Tim Holtz Speckle Stencil, and Ranger Texture Paste. I then took a piece of canvas, frayed the edges and misted it with Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Spray Stain and 
Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves Spray Stain .  I added one of the Prima tags from the Embellishment Add On that I distressed and inked with Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves Distress Ink, topped it with some hemp rope and added Prima crystal from a precious kit.
Next came some Crochet Lace , and a Prima Oval Frame Resin that I filled with some beads that were gifted to me from my scrappy friend Phyllis Fernandez. I took a real seashell and added that to the corner, and the Tiny Treasures Sweetheart Teal Butterflies are from my and the Reneabouquets Etsy shops.

Next I added flowers from the kit and Floral Add On and more hemp rope.

At the top I added a little Prima Crab Resin. I created corner details and texture using the glitter from the kit, Reneabouquets Chunky Teal Glitter Glass , and Reneabouquets Silver Microbeads along with more of those gifted beads.

On the backside I formed a pocket and topped it with more crochet lace, and kit flower, then took some of the journaling cards from the Kit, distressed the edges and tucked them into the pocket.

Here are the journaling cards untucked.

The 2nd Tag is an oversized 4 1/4 x 8 3/4 Inches. The first layer is distressed and inked kit paper and I topped it with another canvas panel that I stenciled and misted with Prima Soft Teal Color Bloom. I heated the edges on my canvas with my heat gun and actually burned them in spots to get that yummy aged look!!
The tag is one of the Prima Tags from the Embellishment Add On that I distressed and inked with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink, topping it with some rope and Prima crystal.
I then added more of the crochet lace.

I added  a Prima Oval Frame Resin and filled it with more of the gifted beads, topped it with a Prima Seahorse Resin that I colored.

I added some Floral Add On Flowers,  and more rope.

I added a real seashell, and then created puddles with Reneabouquets Chunky Lime Green Glitter Glass and more beads.

Here is the backside of the tag that I added a journal spot to from a past SOD kit. 

Thank you for stopping by to see my last project with the October Kit! My November Kit should be here soon and I can't wait to play with it!! Until then, Hugs ~Renea