Friday, November 9, 2018

Creating Beautiful Christmas Decorations is a Snap~

Time to get started on those handcrafted Christmas gifts and decorations!! I love creating items to decorate my home with for the Holidays! Today, I have a Carousel Themed Explosion Christmas Ornament that will be going on my tree this year using products that you can find at Reneabouquets.

Covering the 3 Solid Sides with Prima Santa Baby Paper, and then painting 2 of the small decorative pieces from the Decoration Kit and adding those to the bottom of the box. I can tell it is gloomy here, because my colors are a little off showing up more purplish than the Antique Mauve that they are.
All Chipboard pieces were adhered with Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue.

For the top and the  front of the box, I heat embossed then took some Lindy's Magicals (Sleigh Bells) and painted over the embossing to get a really gorgeous gold shimmer. 

I then added 2 of the Larger Decorative pieces from the kit to each side of the lid and topped the front view with a Tiny Treasures Lissie Glitter Glass Butterfly. I then tied my box closed with a hand dyed seam binding ribbon topped with a Pink & Ivory Mini Rose.

For the inside of the box, I covered all 3 of the solid sides with matching paper, added a painted frame from the decoration kit to the back wall side, and then heat embossed and Magical Painted the bottom and inside front side.

I colored my Carousel Horse with Tim Holtz Distress Markers, added some of the Pink & Ivory Mini Roses to the base and topped them with a Lissie Butterfly Kiss.

I hope that you find the time during this busy Holiday Season to create something beautiful for yourself, family or friends!! Thank you for taking the time to visit!! Hugs ~Renea

Products used from and the Reneabouquets Etsy:

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Shabby Christmas Embellishment Box~

I love all the Embellishment Boxes I have seen artists creating this year and so I decided to create one that would make a Beautiful Christmas Gift with products that you can find at Reneabouquets!!
I started with a Paper Mache Nook Book Box and I coated the inside and outside with
Dina Wakley White Gesso and then got started decorating the outside of the box.

I started with a layer of  Blue Fern Vintage Christmas Paper Collection. I then added some Flower Crown Lace and draped it over the cover and down onto the spine.
Next came a Beautiful Board Shabby Christmas Tree Laser Cut Chipboard With Bead Holes that I did some two tone inking to with  im Holtz Bundled Sage Distress Ink, and Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink. I glued Beautiful Beads Irridescent Pearls-Unicorn Cand into the Bead Holes on the tree and then created a snowy look on some of the branches using Ranger Texture Paste sprinkled with
The box ties closed with hand dyed seam binding that wraps around a metal bobbin that I topped with a Sweetheart Button.

At the base of the tree I added flowers from the following sets:
Pink & Ivory Mini Roses
frosting the large rose with the glitter glass and then adding a silver jingle bell and a little Christmas paper piece that I edged with  Ranger Texture Paste and

At the top corner of the book cover, I rolled down the paper added on a piece of  Princess Crown Lace, and some flowers from the sets that I used earlier.   

On the spine where I draped the Flower Crown Lace I added some Beautiful Board Decorative Snowflakes, inking the 2nd layer of the stackable snowflakes and topped them with with Beautiful Bead Silver Candy for a gorgeous, dimensional look.

For the "pages" part of the box, I took 2-Beautiful Board Stackable Heart Border Laser Cut Chipboard, took the hearts that stack on top of the bottom layer of chipboard and coated them with
Pale Pink Chunky Glitter Glass. I absolutely love how this looks!! So much dimension and texture that really sets the box off!!

The BBoard is so durable, I actually just bent the board around the corners. The Board can take the bending, but on some of the intricate details the top layer did pop loose, but I just added glue and pushed those back down onto the bottom layers 😉

I completely decorated the inside of the box with images from the papers so that once all the embellishments have been used, you still have a usable keepsake.

I  covered the back side with matching papers for a designer look.

And then filled my box with matching embellishments:
Pink & Ivory Mini Roses
Creating a gift that would be treasured by any crafter!

Thank you for stopping by the blog and I hope that you get a chance to create some gifts for loved ones and friends that came from your own 2 hands!! Hugs ~Renea

Items Used On This Project that you can find at and in the Reneabouquets Etsy:

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Do You Love To Swap?? Sweet Mini Canvas~

Do you love to do swaps? I do!! It is so much fun to create and receive little works of art between friends! The following is a Mini Canvas that I created for my Reneabouquets Artists With An Edge Group, October Swap Partner-Toni Burks. 

I started with a 5 x 7 Mini Canvas and sprayed it with Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Spray Stain. I admit I am not a huge canvas artist, I am a paper artist, so most of my canvas got covered in paper 😉
The papers are from a sold out Blue Fern Collection~Wanderlust, and I distressed and heavily inked the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I also created a corrugated board layer that I coated with Ranger Opaque Crackle Paste, let it air dry and then back bent the board to make really deep cracks and inked them with the Vintage Photo Ink do make them really pop!

I then scissor cut the bottom of the corrugated board in 1/2 inch strips and paper rolled those and then inked the curls with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress InkTim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink and
Tim Holtz Weathered Wood Distress Ink.

All paper and board layers were attached with Aleene's Fast Grab Tack Glue.

I then took some of the inked Beautiful Board Heart Lattice Elements,

and layered a Tiny
Beautiful Board Lacy Heart Frame on top of it and cut the lattice to fit my heart shape, and then popped on one of the Teal Candy Pieces.

Roses from the following sets:
Tucking in a feather and a burlap string bow from my stash.

To add even more texture and depth, I created puddles with Judikins Diamond Glaze and then sprinkled on Chunky Glitter Glass Teal, and popped on some Beautiful Beads Hand Tinted Glass Beads In Teal~YUM!!

I took a sweet little wooden clothes pin (gifted to me by a past swap partner-Geena Marquez), inked it with the Vintage Photo Ink, and added that on below the dragonfly.

Here you can see all the texture and depth the layering and products created.

The last step was to add a little Tim Holtz Mini Display Hanger that I added one of the Mulberry Roses, burlap string bows and another clothes pin to. I added Chunky Glitter Glass Teal to the label holder and topped that with  Beautiful Bits Tiny Hearts.

I just love the Shabby Country Chic look of this canvas and I hope Toni loves it as well!!
Thank you for stopping by!! Hugs ~Renea

Products from and the Reneabouquets Etsy used for this project:
Personal Stash Items:
Blue Fern Wanderlust Papers
Organic Corrugated Board
Burlap String
Little Wooden Clothespins ( A Gift from sweet, scrappy friend Geena Marquez)

Monday, September 10, 2018

Fairy Dust Loaded Envelope~

Over on the Reneabouquets Facebook Artists With An Edge Group, Design Team Artist Julie Monroe is hosting a Summer Escape Challenge, encouraging us to try a new Mixed Media Technique. I wanted to take the challenge and decided to try my hand at adding Heavy Gel Medium to one of the pieces on my Loaded Envelope, a Printed Beautiful Board Lissie B. Darling piece to make her look like a giclée painting.

I used a small paint brush and added strokes to her hair and wings, dipping the edges of her wings into some Pearl Shard Glitter Glass. I then used a wide paint brush to add thee strokes on her dress.
And now Lissie was all painted up and ready to be added to my project!

All the paper on this project is from a Prima Cherry Blossom 12 x 12 Paper Pad.  I created a 9 Inch Tall x 6 Inch Wide Pocket from a 12 x 12 sheet of the paper. I then cut a second layer, distressed the edges and added that to the cover.

I ran some Sheer Romance Lace across the bottom of the pocket, and then added flowers from the following sets:

on, and then topped it with my giclée painted 

I created little puddles of the Pearl Shard Glitter Glass in the background, added the Diamond Chunky Glitter Glass sprinkled Dust Word from the Beautiful Words Sparkle, Fairy, Dust, Moment Laser Cut Chipboard Set , and popped on a 

I added the Diamond Chunky Glitter Glass sprinkled Fairy word from the same set topped with another Lissie Kiss to the top portion of the envelope.

Above the Fairy word piece, I created a little floral spot with matching flowers from the sets, and tucked in a sweet little fairy on a star charm and fairy orb from the Fairy Trinkets Set.

Here is the Envelope with all of it's treasures tucked inside, and 

this is one of the 2 double sided large tags, topped with White Beautiful Bows Lace and a rhinestone and pearl button from the Fairy Trinkets. The wand is a Beautiful Board Star Fairy Laser Cut Chipboard Pocket Wand that I sponge painted with gesso and then sprinkled with Diamond Chunky Glitter Glass, adding Silver Christmas Glitter Glass to the fairy's wings. The wand is accented with a hand dyed seam binding bow, a pink sorbet mini rose and the little fairy on the moon charm from the Fairy Trinkets set.

This piece is a tag that I created by coating a Beautiful Board Medium Lacy The Moon Fairy Laser Cut Chipboard with the Diamond Glitter Glass, adding some of the paper as backing, punching a hole and adding a seam binding pull.

Here you can see the envelope and all of its tuck ins!!
I love creating these type of projects! They are so much fun and all of the Reneabouquets Products make putting it together with a designer theme so easy!!

Thank you so much for landing on my blog and taking a peek at my art!! I am so grateful and hope that you find the time to create something beautiful for yourself!! Hugs ~Renea

Items used on this project that you can find at and in the Reneabouquets Etsy:
Prima Cherry Blossom 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Printed Beautiful Board Small Cherry Blossom Laser Cut Chipboard Frame
Printed Beautiful Board Small Lissie B. Darling Laser Cut Chipboard
Beautiful Words Sparkle, Fairy, Dust, Moment Laser Cut Chipboard Set ( I used Fairy & Dust)
Printed Beautiful Board Lissie Butterflies Laser Cut Chipboard
Beautiful Board Star Fairy Laser Cut Chipboard Pocket Wand
Beautiful Board Medium Victorian Scroll Laser Cut Chipboard Accents
Beautiful Board Medium Lacy The Moon Fairy Laser Cut Chipboard
Butterfly Kisses Lissie Butterflies
Tiny Treasures Lissie Glitter Glass Butterflies
Fairy Trinkets
Sheer Romance Lace
White Beautiful Bows Lace
Prima Lavender Julienne Flowers
Pink Sorbet Mini Roses Mulberry Paper Flower Set
Pink & White Roses & Leaves Mulberry Paper Flower Set
Diamond Chunky Glitter Glass
Pearl Shard Glitter Glass
Silver Christmas Glitter Glass
Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Get Your Sparkle On!

Get Your Sparkle On!! What girl doesn't love a little sparkle in her life??!! I created this card with lots of sparkle with products from Reneabouquets:

I started with a base that I created from some Prima Heaven Sent 2 Papers, added a layer of  Teal Tulle Trim and  White Tulle Trim,  then created a second layer that curled the bottom edges on.

I love the look you get from paper curling, and it is fairly easy to do. I just take a ruler and mark how I want to cut my strips, 

and then use a Bamboo Skewer (yes the kind you use to grill with) to roll the ends up on.
I then painted the curls with gesso and sprinkled them with Diamond Chunky Glitter Glass, and glued the layer onto the base over the trim.

Next, I painted a Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Gumball Machine with gesso and then heat embossed the silver accents, and then popped some Teal Tinted Glass Beautiful Beads  into the holes that were designed into the chipboard for them. 

Beautiful Bits Circles got a thick layer of coarse texture gel painted onto them.

And then a dusting of 
Diamond Chunky Glitter Glass
for that extra sparkle!

I added the circles randomly and then Glitter Glassed the paper edges for a really Sparkly look.

At the bottom corner, I added a Prima Misty Rose Paxton Flower Cluster.

Created a hand dyed seam binding bow, a little button and a White Fairy Orb.

I did not like the B-side of the papers, so I just covered the inside with some of the matching pink polka dot paper.

And then covered the back side with the same, matching paper for a finished, designer look!
I love how easy using all the Reneabouquets products made putting together this card!
You can really capture a unique look in just a few easy steps!!
Thank you for the visit and I hope I have inspired you to add a little Sparkle to some of your projects! Hugs ~Renea

Items that were used from and the Reneabouquets Etsy on this project:
Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Gumball Machine
Beautiful Words Small Sparkle, Fairy, Dust, Moment Laser Cut Chipboard
Beautiful Bits Circles
Beautiful Beads Teal Hand Tinted Glass
Beautiful Beads Bronzed Teal
Tiny Treasures Sweet Pea White Butterflies
Teal Tulle Trim
White Tulle Trim
Diamond Chunky Glitter Glass
White Fairy Orb
Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Prima Misty Rose Paxton Flowers