Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Old Stuff for the Files ... Mulan, Smurfs, Strawberry Shortcake

Since I'm totally deleting my other old files, just wanted to copy a few pictures of past crafts that were either sold or filed away that had a special place in my heart. 
Valentine Shadowbox Card with Rhinestone metal frame, the handmade red rose would later adorn the gift box for the card.

The Smurf movie brought back some teenage memories ... yep dating myself.
  I handdrew and handcut each of these Smurfs and the mushroom house.  The rainbow is a diecut from Quickutz I believe.
These Strawberry Shorcake and Mulan Pages were some of the most fun I've ever had at creating paper piecings.  I remember drawing Strawberry's dog and cat and cutting out the parts when my niece, Amber, came over and told me that I had the colors "totallllllly wrong" - she had been a crazed Strawberry Shortcake fan, so it was changed.  You always need to know when to listen to the experts!!!  Mulan's face was the most difficult piece I've ever created.  I remember drawing and redrawing her face until I was ok with it. .... about 12 times!
My son was a little speed demon in 4th grade with his buddies and you know I had to scrapbook that !! 
and last but not least Cooking with Momma pages, my attempt at tearbears!

Milk Carton UpCycled to Fairy House

This mild mannered milk carton was transformed into a fun little fairy house earlier this year.  If it looks familiar, I had it on a previous blog before I started this one.  A friend asked me to move it over so here it is. 

It was fun to make a place where fairies could feel safe and sound from the world.

The paper used is a combination of Graphic 45, BoBunny, and Bazzill.  The large flower I created from a wooden bead (inside the center), Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch (as a base behind the flower) McGill punches, and some handcutting.  Metal gears are Tim Holtz as are the die cut gears.  The metal charms, including the fairy are Tibetan charms and made gold by applying gold leafing.  Smallest metal gears are from Eyelet Outlet and I clipped off the brad stem and slightly aged them with Adirondack Alcohol inks.  Sticks on the door and the chimney are from an old grapevine wreath.
The little robin eggs are only about 1/4 inch.

The bee charm is approximately 2.5 inches. 

 Chipped clear blue glass covered in Glossy Accents made the stream running outside the door.  The jumping fish is a charm with the charm connector removed with a wire cutter.

3-D Steampunk stickers down the sides and gold swirls are Jolees.

 The dangling crystals are from a floral arrangement that I purchased for the sole purpose of tearing it apart for its amazing parts!

The back I tried to keep simple so it could be easily
displayed on a shelf.
Roof is a piece of scrap chipboard painted and then mottled with Adirondack alchol inks buy Ranger (Tim Holtz).
Greenery is pieces of floral arrangements that wouldn't miss a few pieces :)
What are you waiting for??? Grab a milk container and make a Christmas House, Halloween House, or something fun!  Don't forget to posts your pix!  Have fun.