Wednesday, March 25, 2015
I have been working on a few rooms in the house
I then glued from the dress I used to make the cheetah pillows from,
the tie from the back of the dress.
I glued it to the bottom edge of the lamp shade.
I then added dew drops to the top and bottom edge of the lamp.
I alternated colors and shapes.
Here is the lamp sitting on the end table in the corner of the room.
These are shots of the lamp close up, with the dew drops glued on.
The lamp with all the accessories.
The room is so much more complete!
The lamp shade needed to have less of a pattern and color to it
to make the room feel good.
Just a few photos from the guest room again.
The pillows made from a dress and a skirt.
Have a great day!
Monday, March 23, 2015
Lisa here today to share a layout I created using some of Robin's Nest new releases! These products are awesome and you are going to want some for yourself!
Here is my layout:
Saturday, March 21, 2015
The groundhog never has a chance where I live. Winter almost always lasts well into April here in the northern U.S. For me, Betsy Skagen, that just means I have to work extra hard creating spring inside my home and studio.
To remind myself that spring will eventually come, I made this Golden Spring Artist Trading Block (ATB) using several of the Robin's Nest's golden cardstocks.
How to make the Spring Artist's Trading Block
While the box corners dry, assemble the cube. Leave the top open so that you can later easily access the inside for further assembly steps.
Stuff I used
Beacon Zip Dry Adhesive
Betsy Skagen (Use your noggin and realize it rhymes with toboggan), Artist, writer, editor and designer
Last year I took a plunge. After spending decades as a professional writer, graphic designer and business owner, I took a deep breath and formalized my long-term love affair with paper crafting and altered arts by forming Paper Calliope.
Some of my loves include vintage circus, mid-century graphics and plenty of whimsical kitsch. I am passionate about writing from the heart to illuminate and overcome the anxieties of life, helping kids with special needs and lots of belly laughs. Oh yeah, i also despise the Oxford comma.
I have been named to the international design teams of the Robin's Nest and Whisker Graphics. Please drop by my blog at www.PaperCalliope.com.
Today I have this altered Artist Trading Block that I made into a small gift box.
I used this chip board Artist Block from. I painted it a lovely shade of pink on the inside, to match the shoes.
I assembled the block and left the top open. I covered the block with lovely papers from the Robin's Nest and I used some adhesives to secure it all in place. I used some metallic dew drops to decorate the flower and the exclamation point.
I also used four of the same Dew Drops as the little feet of the box. I used some Rosy straw also available from Robin's Nest, to decorate the flower. I used the same Rosy Straw to hold the shoes together. To do so I pierced little holes into the shoes with a paper piercer and threaded the straw, then I glued that to the back of the flower embellishment.
Products used from and available at the Robin's Nest shop:
Rosy Chevron Card Stock
Pink Zebra Glitter Card Stock
Acrylic pink craft paint
Chipboard Gina's Designs
Plastic toy shoes
Come back March 31 and see what the Design Team has "Cooked up"! We are all sharing our takes on "Recipes", it will be fun!
Thanks for stopping by today, don't forget to check out my blog: http://annmakes.blogspot.com.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Frezja here with new Layout :)
But first I want to remind you of the blog hop the end of this month! It will be great fun and I hope you will join us!