Altered Tin Can

Altered Tin Can
         Hi friends sharing an altered tin can which I made to store some craft supplies like floral tapes and decorative tapes.
Alcohol Ink coloring
        The tin can was lined with a lovely printed glitter foam sheet and I added lace to the top and lower borders. Added a purplish pink butterfly made by heat embossing in white on an Alcohol Ink colored metallic card [ Here are  tutorial links:  Alcohol Ink IntroductionAlcohol Ink Techniques 1Alcohol Ink Techniques 2 ]
Inlaid Diecutting
I used 2 shades of glitter foam to create an inlaid die cut " Happy" [ Here is how you can do Inlaid Die Cutting]
Ribbon Roses
Bordered the die cut panel with ribbon roses and golden heat embossed water colored leaves [ used Akashiya Sai watercolor brush pens to color the leaves]
Heat Embossed Butterfly
        The golden heat embossed butterfly [ made with a Hero Arts stamp] was water colored in various shades of pink and purple.
3 D decoupaged Rose
         And my favorite 3 D decoupaged rose made by heat embossing , water coloring, fuzzy cutting and layering multiple stamped roses from the gorgeous Winnie and Walter In Bloom Elsa's Flora Stamp Set !
3 D decoupaged Rose
           I also added a few  leaves die cut from silver glitter foam using some favorite Marianne dies .The golden leaves are also from the same Winnie Walter set and they match so perfectly with the roses!
Foam Craft Stationery Set
          This purple- pink tin joins my Paint Brush Holder and Altered Purple Box to complete a set !

Rose Pen Stand

Altered Pen Stand
         Hi friends I hope I am not boring you with all the pen stands!! Hehe here is a tin can recycled in a very simple way with beautiful Papericious floral papers , 2 glitter paper strip borders and my favorite water -colored Winnie and Walter rose!
Whipped Spackle texture
        I made this for Taheerah's image Challenge  using the colors, floral elements, gold and brocade floor pattern.The subtle brocade texturing was made using a Memory Box stencil and Whipped spackle[ You can read more about Whipped Spackle here : Texture Media Experiments , Whipped Spackle tutorial ]
Heat Embossed Butterfly
Added a vibrant gold and purple water colored butterfly to match the other elements in this Stationary set.
Recycling Craft
Stamped a few leaves "over the edge" so to speak!

Supplies : Dies : Sizzix- Hero Arts  Stamp- Die Set Flowers and Butterflies 657773
Stamps : Winnie and Walter In Bloom Elsa's Flora Stamp Set , Sizzix- Hero Arts  Stamp- Die Set Flowers and Butterflies 657773
Papers : Papericious
Texturing Media : Whipped Spackle
Stencil: Memory Box


Butterfly Garden Rotating Pen Stand

Altered Pen Stand
         Hi friends one of my crafty resolutions for the year is to pretty up mundane looking or throwaway objects  that are already present in my home .So yes every boring tin can, cardboard box and pen stand is getting a makeover!
Rotating Pen stand
        I love to participate in craft challenges and over the years a few have become definite favorites....one of them is  Mrs A  Butterfly Challenge ! The current theme is Butterflies + Glitter + Grape Color.
        I altered the  rotating pen stand shown above with a subtly glittered butterfly themed papers from DCWV Mariposa stack and added a golden heat embossed water colored purple 3 D rose .Here is the tutorial to make a 3 D Stamped Rose : 3 D Decoupage tutorial 
Heat Embossed Rose
The purple flowers all around are foam flowers and here is the tutorial I used to make them : Daisy tutorial 
Purple Rose
            Also added a few quilled elements [ tear drop shapes and fringed flowers ]to match the creamish brown color of the Mariposa pattern paper.
Heat Embossed Butterfly
        The butterfly shown above is a vellum heat embossed butterfly with a glittery purple center layered on a golden Cheery Lynn  butterfly.  I also used glittery purple foam flowers to form a flat easy to glue base for  several of the foam daisies.
            In the panel above you can also see a simple beaded purple flower I made! The pen stand looks different from different sides but overall it is a butterfly garden!!

Supplies : Dies :  Cheery Lynn  Butterfly , Cheery Lynn  Sunflower , Heartfelt creations Classic Leaf ,  Sizzix- Hero Arts  Stamp- Die Set Flowers and Butterflies 657773 , Provocraft Natural and Texture Border ,Heartfelt creations Botanical Wings   
Stamps : Winnie and Walter In Bloom Elsa's Flora Stamp Set , Sizzix- Hero Arts  Stamp- Die Set Flowers and Butterflies 657773 , Heartfelt Creations Bold Leaf  , Heartfelt creations Botanical Wings 
Papers : DCWV Mariposa


Poinsettia Christmas Ornament

Poinsettia Ornament
         Dear friends first of all I want to tell a big THANK YOU for the amazing support and encouragement on my Faux Cake Project...blogger pals are the best!!
         This Christmas Poinsettia Ornament was made specifically to support the generous and kind Maureen's Rudolph Day Challenge .
3 D poinsettia
       My poinsettias were embossed in WOW sparkling gold powder and water-colored with Akashiya Sai watercolor brush pens .Layered 2 flowers atop each other to create a 3D poinsettia
          Heat embossed a Hero Art background stamp in gold and die cut it with the  Sizzix Movers and Shapers dies shown above.Though the dies themselves are straightforward I tend to get the lettering upside down most of the time!!
Inlaid Die Cutting
Also die cut glitter paper and used the inlaid die cutting technique to make the "Wish" on my ornament
Christmas Ornament
I hope you like my simple Christmas Ornament with handmade stick pins and a bit of broken jewelry recycling!

Supplies : Dies :   Sizzix Movers & Shapers Wish  , Sizzix Movers and Shakers Carved Ornaments  , Marianne Designs Anja Leaf 3
Stamps : Winnie and Walter In Bloom Elsa's Flora Stamp Set , Hero Arts background stamp
Coloring media : Akashiya Sai watercolor brush pens , Distress Inks 
Embossing : Ranger Heat Embossing Gun, WOW Sparkling Gold, Ranger Gold 


Rainbow Faux Cake

Faux Cake
         Dear friends I am almost embarrassed to post this rather childish looking creation! This started off as a cardboard box I had grand plans to recycle into something cheerful and happy to hang on the wall. I thought I would go with the rainbow theme and it all began well but somewhere along the way some immature child within myself took control and all went a bit awry!!
        Well now that I have admitted my "unhappiness" with this project I hope you can find something "happy" to look at on this "Faux Cake" wall hanging!
Embossed Butterfly
      The elegant golden water-colored butterflies are perhaps a salvage point...they look gorgeous !!
Embossed Butterfly
       I guess watercoloring all the beautiful colorful butterflies unleashed  the "unrestrained" impish child in me and I couldn't help adding color everywhere!!
Inlaid Die cutting
         The "Happy" lies flat on the central Spellbinders die cut using the  "Inlaid die cutting" technique I explained in this post : Altered Box.
Rainbow Butterflies
Oodles of dazzling rainbow colors everywhere on this one!! Even the pattern papers I chose have rainbow colors!
Golden Embossed Butterfly
        The pink "icing" you see on the border of my box / cake was made with collage clay ,a type of soft air drying clay from Plaid [the makers of ModPodge] It comes in a piping bag with different styles of nozzle and you can pipe it just like real icing!
Collage Clay
Here is the link to a detailed post on Collage Clay  : Collage Clay Crafts
Strawberry Icing
       Icing my "cake" was fun and the faux icing actually looks like real strawberry icing! Yummy!!
Faux Cake
        I haven't decided whom to gift this Birthday Wishes wall hanging to...I guess I have to find someone who doesn't mind a riot of colors!!

Edited : My daughter has claimed this as her "advance birthday present" and has happily took it to hang in her room!! I am so relieved someone likes it!

Supplies : Dies :   Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish ,Sizzix- Hero Arts  Stamp- Die Set Flowers and Butterflies 657773, Winnie and Walter Happy Cutaway , Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Birthday,Spellbinders Majestic Labels 25
Stamps : Sizzix- Hero Arts  Stamp- Die Set Flowers and Butterflies 657773
Papers : DCWV Stack Stack
Collage Clay : Courtesy Crafters Corner


Altered Pen stand

Altered Pen stand
        Hi friends this is the matching pen stand to the Swinging Box I shared in the earlier post. Lined a rotating pen stand with floral pattern paper, stamped leaves on the edges and added a layered butterfly and  2"Happy" hearts!
Altered Pen stand
       For this project I kept the embellishments simple as I wanted both the pretty paper and the embossed golden watercolored heart to shine!
Altered Pen stand
Added glitter strips on the upper and lower borders to match the colors of the pattern paper and hearts.
Altered Pen stand
       I love to make Pen stands and over the years have made many to gift to my daughter's teachers. This one however is going to stay at home and houses a few of my most loved metal embossing tools in it!

Supplies : Dies : Cheery Lynn  Butterfly ,
Stamps : Winnie and Walter True  ,Sizzix- Hero Arts  Stamp- Die Set Flowers and Butterflies 657773
Coloring Media : Distress Inks  , Watercolor paint discs
Embossing Powders : Ranger Gold , WoW sparkling gold
Glitter Strips : Itsy Bitsy, Papers : Papericious from Priya Sivaraj at  The Craft Shop 

2 Tier Swinging Box

Swinging Box
         Hi friends one of my crafty resolutions for this year is to make home decor projects and crafty projects which can be put to use! This swinging box  is part of a stationary set I made to keep in my craft room. I hope you like it!
Altered Box
         I am in love with the roses from the Winnie and Walter In Bloom Elsa's Flora Stamp Set and  heat embossed water colored and fussy cut several rose images to create the  3 D decoupaged multilayered rose!Here is the tutorial to make a 3 D Stamped Rose : 3 D Decoupage tutorial 
3 D Decoupaged rose
        Added water colored heat embossed leaves and some punched leaves [ tutorial for these easy leaves : How to Jazz up your Leaves] and sprays of pearl to create a simple floral arrangement.
Heat embossed roses and leaves
        I took inspiration from Taheerah's image Challenge at Winnie and Walter to add floral elements in pink, gold accents, a tinge of green and cream and the geometric elements on the floor interpreted as the design of the box!
Golden Heat embossed Butterfly
The box has 2 halves with swing apart and has water colored butterflies on each half.
Butterflies and Roses
          Stamped leaves partially "over the edges" in dark mossy green to match the colors on the pretty pattern paper [ from Indian company Papericious- they have the most beautiful floral papers!]
Swinging Box
          On opening, the box has 2 tiers to hold little knick knacks. Lined the little shelves with the same pattern paper and added glitter paper strips to coordinate the inside of the box with the outside
2 Tier Box
        I love these swinging type of boxes. Though this one is a box I altered you can actually make one from scratch too. Here is a tutorial to make a Swinging Multifold Box : Folding Box tutorial 
Swinging Box
 The shelves fit perfectly together on closing in a diamond shaped box!

Altered Box
I hope you liked my altered box.
Supplies : Dies :   Sizzix- Hero Arts  Stamp- Die Set Flowers and Butterflies 657773
Punches : Jef small leaf punch
Papers : Papericious from Priya Sivaraj at  The Craft Shop 
Stamps : Roses and Leaves from Winnie and Walter In Bloom Elsa's Flora Clear Stamp Set ,Sizzix- Hero Arts  Stamp- Die Set Flowers and Butterflies 657773
Coloring Media : Distress Inks  , Watercolor paint discs, Akashiya Sai watercolor brush pens 
Embossing Powders : Ranger Gold , WoW sparkling gold
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