Sunday, April 22, 2012

Design Team Projects using Plumeria I want it all! Collection bundle Basic Grey

I enjoyed this collection, it's loaded with lots of goodies! To pick up this collection you can head over to Fotobella http://www.fotobella.com/?Click=8108
12x12 Layout

Altered wood box. Inked sides of  box using Sweetheart Inker-Brown by, We R Memory Keepers

12x12 Layout

5x7 Card
Tag
Field of Flowers
Supplies needed: Plumeria – I want it All! Full Collection Bundle
1.     Start by taking two sheets “Floweret” and “Budding Lavendar. Use “Floweret” as the base.
2.     Take “Budding Lavendar side B” and fussy cut some of the beautiful flower patterns, now place on base at the bottom to form a field of flowers.
3.     Take one of the layered trims (one with orange buttons) and place across the top of base.
4.     Take one of the transparencies (Wonderful Day) and place on upper right hand corner right under the layered trim.
5.     Using a flower punch, punch out three flowers using “Budding Lavendar side A” on one flower place an accordion sticker on top the other two place stickers and brads.
6.     Add a sticker for a stem and a chipboard sticker leaf to the large Accordion Sticker to form a flower.
7.     Place all four flowers at the bottom add picture to sit above the large flower.
8.     Decorate with butterfly stickers, brads, and sticker leafs randomly around the page.   
Tip: To make butterfly stickers look more dimensional only add glue right in the middle and lift wings.  





It's a Secret (6x6 layout using Prima Fairy Belle Collection)

I used a transfer technique on this tile using a picture of my daughter. I used molding paste, homemade spray ink, Tattered Angels Glimmer Screen Stencils (Garden),  Prima flowers, vintage trim, pearl trim, Rhinestones, and paint. You can view her Goth picture on my makeup blog http://www.makeupartsybynina.blogspot.com/2011/01/goth-lolita.html



Altered Shelf using Prima Fairy Belle Collection

 Altered wood shelf, and shot glasses using paint, flowers, trim, and the Fairy Belle Collection by, Prima
This will be placed in my bathroom and will hold my makeup, perfume, and makeup brushes.



Faith (12x12 layout using Prima Fairy Belle Collection)

Sadness creeps up, and starts through a peep hole. Crawls its way down and makes you collapse. Then one day faith opens your eyes and you finally see a beautiful world above. Nina C.


I used Prima Fairy Belle Papers and flowers. I covered the vase with resin and sprinkled diamond dust and glitter. I love this layout and am totally in love with this collection. 




Wednesday, April 11, 2012

It felt like my arm had been torn off....12x12 Layout using The Prima Meadow Lark Collection

 I am a Mixed Media Artist, and consider my style Avant Garde, moving, expressive and evocative. I always create based on how I felt at some point in my life. This is why I started crafting, I found a way to express myself through my art.


It felt like,my arm had been torn off. It felt like, I suddenly had no legs to walk.  I felt awkward. This is how I felt after, 13 years of marriage fell apart, and he left me.  I am not ashamed to admit how I felt. It was a hard thing to accept, and I still struggle accepting that my family fell apart, and that my kids, don’t have both of us under the same roof. It took me a long time to accept things, but I never lost hope. I finally met unconditional love. This is when I realized life is not perfect it was never meant to be. I learned to love and appreciate the world around me. I felt a sense of relief and freedom.





This picture is of my beautiful daughter when I did her makeup as the Black Swan. I love this picture, because I wanted her to give me sadness, and she did a great job! This picture was taken last year in February and still remains one of my favorites. It makes me feel darkness when I look at it. I used the beautiful papers from The Meadow Lark Collection by prima which I absolutely love! I also added my  handmade spray and Prima flowers. I used some prima stamps to add the journaling part. 

Her Angelic face expands the power of color!

I used the Martha Stewart circle cutter to add paint and make half circles and from this I created the 12x12 layout of my niece.
This layout I created from scratch. I started with a 12x12 white card stock and started painting half circles. I always try to expand the beauty in the simplest things. To me black circles and half circles are beautiful, so I went from there and used water color paints and some homemade spray inks, stamps, opaque gel pens, and some of my doodling. I used some homemade and store bought flowers. I love the bright colors and happiness in the layout which describes my niece Bianca. 



Martha Stewart simple circle cutter

I came up with a technique to paint circles using this cutter and it actually worked!

Supplies needed:
Martha Stewart simple circle cutter, paint, foam dots and a sponge.

1.        Remove blade and adhere two foam square dots on top of where you would originally place blades

       2.Cut out a piece of a sponge, and place on top of foam, since dots have adhesive already, no glue is required.

This is what you should end up with


3. Add paint
4.  Now use it as you normally would, only thing don't apply to much pressure. 
                         I love the way the paint glides and forms a perfect round circle. 
                              

 This is a start of a layout that I quickly came up the possibilities are endless!Hope this tip helps my fellow crafters. 

     

Sunday, April 1, 2012

More of my handmade Lollipop Mirrors :)

 I used images of Marilyn Monroe and Betty Page. I created frames and backgrounds on photoshop to make the picture unique and one of a kind. I printed them on photo glossy paper, and covered the image with vinyl to protect.Then decorated with ribbon, lace, trim, flowers, bling, and fabric.

I made this one with a  Parisian style.


more shabby chic inspired


The alluring Betty Page