Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Shabby Abby Ballerina Book Box With Tag Album

I love ballet themed work! Ballet is one of those things that encompass all that is beautiful and graceful and reminds us that with hard work our dreams can come true. Out of my love for dance, I created a new set of Reneabouquets Die Cuts called Shabby Abby Ballerina Die Cuts  I drew them from my imagination, colored them in gorgeous, shabby colors, and brought them to life for all of my  ballet loving customers and the following is a Book Box and Tag Album that I created using them:

I started with a Graphic 45 Ivory Tag Album & Book Box that I layered with layers of Blue Fern Attic Charm Paper 

I then added on some My Romantic Heart Lace, and a Prima Montchamp Resin Frame to the book box cover. 

Next, I added some Pink Chunky Glitter Glass to the inside of the frame for a soft shimmery look.

I added Abby to the frame and popped on some of my Tiny Treasures Shabby Pink Roses Dragonflies for added dimension. I added the ballet slippers from the set onto the top corner of my box,

and then added the Graceful piece from the set onto the bottom.

To finish off the Shabby look on the Box top, I added some cheesecloth for softness and texture along with some Pink & White Roses & Gardenias, and a mini rose from the Pink & Ivory Mini Roses Set.

For the Book Binding side of the box, I covered it with music note tissue paper that I inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye, and  Tattered Rose Ink , and then folded the remaining part of the lace over it and attached it with clear glue.

For the "Pages" of the book, I used Ranger Texture Paste, and ran a comb through it while it was wet, and then let it dry and inked the pages with tea dye ink for a beautiful, shabby look.

I took the tag album that comes with the book box and covered the tags with the Attic Charm Papers that I used on the book box, and some other papers that matched. For the cover tag, I added Tattered Pink Tulle, some resin pieces, another Graceful Piece from the Die Cut Set, along with seam binding and trims that I topped with a Marie Antoinette Button.

This is the backside of the 1st tag and the front of the 2nd tag that I made a pocket and covered with Rose Crown Lace and then tucked in some sweet little tags that I made from the Attic Charm papers.

This is the backside of the 2nd Tag that I added a Sweet Heart Applique to as well as some roses from the Pink & White Roses & Gardenias Mulberry Paper Flower Set, and the Pink & Ivory Mini Roses Set. The cover of the 3rd tag has a sweet ballerina resin, and some Crochet Cluny Lace #002.

And this is the backside of the 3rd Tag, that has some of the Crochet Cluny Lace #002

I finished out the back of the book box with some of the tissue paper, painted it randomly with some Tim Holtz Rock Candy Crackle Paint , and then inked it to bring out the crackle finish. The book is held closed with a little clip and some hand dyed seam binding.

Thanks for stopping by for my blog post!! I hope you have enjoyed my shabby chic project!! I encourage you to find the time to create something "Beautiful With An Edge" all your own. Creating is so good for the soul!! Hugs ~Renea

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Reneabouquets~Born To Be A Star Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Pocket Journal

  When I got the new Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Paper Pad in the and Reneabouquets Etsy Shop, I was dying to get to scrap with it!! I just love those bold colors mixed with the black and creams. I decided to do one of my FAV off the page projects, a Sewn Pocket Journal:

I started with a Sewn Pocket Journal Base, and inked it with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink. I cut the papers down to fit the front and back and layered those on, inking the distressing and inking the edges with the same ink.

Next, I added on some Black Doily Lace , took a Blue Fern Small Roman Clock Chipboard and emboss inked it with some Ranger Big Emboss It Ink and embossed the clock with some gold embossing powder, and then added some Black Microbeads for textures. I then cut an image from the papers and let the clock piece "frame" it. I created a flower cluster using the Large Rose from the Ivory Mulberry Paper Wild Roses, Gardenias & Leaves Set, and a Small Rose from the 

To add my sentiment "Born To Be A Star" in, I took a Baroque Metal Frame, and cut the first part of the Sentiment out and added it to it, then added on some crystals that matched the papers, and then cut the Star along with the Graphic from the papers, added a large crystal and added that to the bottom corner of the clock.

I then cut some of the Hollywood Stamps from the papers folded those and then took a Tarnished Brass, Metal Clip Bookmark With Cabochon, cut a piece from the papers and added that to the glass dome, and used the clip to attach the stamps to the pocket.

Here you can see all the tuck ins that I created to go inside the Pocket, that one can use to journal, and add small moments to. They include:
2-Large Double Sided Tags with Seam Binding Bows and Vintage Peacock Brooch Accents
2- Medium Double Sided Pieces

2-Smaller Double Sided Pieces
1-Folded, Double Sided Booklet 
1-Double Sided Stamp Strip

And this is the Back Side that is finished out in matching, distressed and inked, papers.

I just love creating these pieces, and I hope that you have enjoyed my walk through of this one!! If you would like to grab some of the items used on this project from the store, please feel free to use Coupon Code: RENEABOUQUETS at checkout to take 10% off of your purchase. (Coupon Code good for website only).
Hugs, Renea