So here are my submission for their Design Team...
Hope everyone enjoys looking at them as much as I enjoyed making them!!
Ok, Project # 1
This is an Altered Cigar box I made using K and Company paper. The top of the box is embellished with paper flowers , bling flourishes, laser cut butterflies and dragonflies , acrylic flowers and metal brads that I glued into place. The bling is dyed to match the paper using Ranger alcohol inks.
The inside of the box is lined with brown velvet with more paper flowers, dyed bling and laser cuts on the inside lid. the rosette trim creates a little keepsake pocket.
The outsides are embellished with brown stamped vinyl that is distressed with white paint . I used silver flat back pearl trim as well as two rows of mesh bling and a beautiful sheer ruffled trim i found in my stash finishes off the bottom and hides the feet pretty well.
This is a paper mache box that I got from the craft store. I used the Graphic 45 Bird Song paper collection and a ornate metal keyhole. The rhinestones are from the dollar bin at the craft store. I used blacksoot distress ink on the edges of the paper to give the box a more used look.
The inside of the box is finished with papers from the same collection. Inside the lid I used some of the stamp focal images and recreated a look I found on the wooden panels I saw at my local chinese buffet . I am pretty pleased how it turned out !
Close up of the focal image that is matted on black card stock.
Here is a close up view of the key hole embellishment.. I treated it with gold rub n buff and used glossy accents over black card-stock to make it look like there was space behind the keyhole for a key.
Project # 4
This is a 3D wardrobe I made using K and Co Paper. The venice style lace is the most favorite of all the laces i have in my collection but I like how it turned out. The drawer pulls are made from Bead and silver spacers and i used flat back pearl trim.
Close up of the Venice Lace... The door closes with a super thin magnets hidden underneath the lace itself
The decorative swag on top is made out of a paper flower tinted with distress ink , buttons, silk rosettes and tulle and pearls from the floral section of the craft store
Closer picture of the faux drawer Pulls
The back of the wardrobe had a pocket for a really large tag and is trimmed with flatback pearl trim.
This project started out as just a 3d wardrobe but I made a mini album to fit inside to round out the project.
A closer view of how the mini album fits inside the wardrobe.
Project # 4
The project is a wall hanging I made using the Ladies Diary Paper from Graphic 45. I used a square chipboard 3d frame on a 9x12 canvas board to give it a three dimensional aspect.
The chipboard cutouts were heat embossed with gold and an speckled
off white embossing powder. Flowers were inked with distress ink and then spritzed with water to spread out the ink without being too dark.
This focal image was the perfect size to fit in the frame, I framed the image with paper doilies and bling flourishes and more inked paper flowers. I also used Stickles on the image itself to make it pop a little more.
The book print butterflies were just the right embellishment to compliment the colors of the Ladies Dairy paper collection.
The paper doilies were cut in half and applied with adhesive..Paper flowers are inked and sprayed with homemade shimmer spray to match the back round papers
Project # 5
This is a vintage frame that I got from an estate sale.
I altered it using tissue paper and a combination of Graphic 45 paper collections.The frame was in rough shape when I bought it so I cleaned it up and made it pretty with paper flowers with button centers and gold leaf flourishes.
This is a closer shot of the Altered frame not sitting on the easel . The frame measures roughly 5x6 and I think would look smashing as a wall hanging. The Graphic 45 papers used in this project are from the Romantiqe, Ladies Diary and a peice from Curtain call.
This picture is taken slightly from a side angle to better see the tissue paper that I decoupaged to the sides of the frame
This is my last project for the Audition.. the first couple pictures are dark because I was trying to photograph the light inside the Gingerbread house.
This is my Favorite Picture, the side view just makes me want to walk up and peer into the Window !!
Back View of the 3D Gingerbread House
Here is the side view of the house.. The shutters and Fence Piece came with the 3D Gingerbread House kit. I heat embossed the fence with holographic glitter embossing powder and then modified it to extend from the side of the house. The Icicles on all sides on the house are Actually separate pieces that I hot glued to the Roof once I had assembled it and then used Golden… pumice Gel, Extra Heavy Gel and white paint . I also used Glossy accents and Holographic Glitter over top of that to give it that shiny Icicle/Sugar coated look.
Full Frontal View of the 3D Gingerbread house. The kit itself came with 6 structure pieces, two sizes of candy canes, Peppermint candy shapes, 2 Doors, 2 Door arches, 2 different size Shutter sets, Two Fencing Pieces, 2 small door shaped lattice pieces and 2 Large Lattice Pieces, 4 Icicle Strips and 2 gabled Icicle Strips.
Close up of the Front of the 3d Gingerbread house..The paper used if the Nutcracker Suite From Graphic 45, Laser cut candy Canes heat embossed with White and Red Tinsel Glitter Embossing powder. Mirrored Gingerbread Dude was found at the Dollar store .The Frosting/Snow Effect was Created using a combination of Golden pumice Gel, Extra Heavy Gel and white paint . I also used Glossy accents and Holographic Glitter over top of that to give it that shiny Icicle/Sugar coated look
I was playing with photo angles.
This is a close up of the back.. I used the peppermint shaped chipboard
laser cuts that are embossed with recollections red tinsel embossing
powder and the bigger ones are heat embossed with White and and
holographic Glitter. The shutters were embossed the same way. The paper used if the Nutcracker Suite From Graphic 45. I used velum in the windows to Simulate frosted glass and made cute little curtains out of scraps.
My Favorite Part of the this project was creating the Roof, as with the rest of the project, I used Graphic 45 Nutcracker suite paper, I cut 1.5 inch squares and alternated the patterned of Candy Stripes. I heat embossed the peppermints with Recollections embossing powder in Red Tinsel (Glittery Red) and a pearl paper backing. The Frosting/Snow Effect was Created using a combination of Golden pumice Gel, Extra Heavy Gel and white paint . I also used Glossy accents and Holographic Glitter over top of that to give it that shiny Icicle/Sugar coated look.
Well everyone, I hope you enjoyed looking at my projects and like always if you ever have any questions about how I did something or what I used, Please feel free to comment or contact me. I am always happy to explain if I can !!..
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for checking out my blog!