Thursday, January 16, 2014

Guest Designing at Frilly and Funkie

Hello Friends!!
I am so excited today because I am Guest Designing at the
 It is truly one of my favorite Challenge blogs!  You can always count on beautiful vintage themed creations and sweet techniques to try!!
The theme for the challenge is the 
This time of year we can bring warmth to those feeling the chill...we were asked to create something that would "warm the heart of someone dear to you"
I live in Michigan, and I have been freezing...and I can tell you that watching the birds, thinking of spring time and working in my well as pretty colors really warms me up :0).
So for my project I decided what better than a gift that will remind one of spring and warmer days!
Here is my piece :0)
Just the colors alone warm me right up!  The warmth of the rose silky crush ribbon and salmon seam binding that I used for my bows.  Which I created using my Bow it all Tool.
Let me just say that I had visited my friend Sandi's blog and found out how to create the most darling little origami box, with this fabby tutorial on youtube.
I printed out a simple floral paper that I designed, and followed the tutorial for how to make the box.  They are addictive.  Who doesn't love to receive little boxes full of treasure??
The tiny tag was created using images from the Graphic Fairy.  It is well hidden.  I have a tiny clothes pin that holds it securely in place.  I added some seed beads and a tiny pink bow to the clothes pin.  I also used some of my favorite Mulberry roses and green leaves trim!!  I just love the lily of the valley flowers with the blue forget me nots on the tiny tag.
Here is a close up of the top
Yummy :0)
Let's take a look at each side.
I did line my edges with a little natural crochet lace.  I used my Art Glitter Designer dries clear Glue & Ultra fine Metal Tip to add glue to my piece.  I used  #208 Fauna#287 Arbor and #144 Miss Muffet glitters.  Each side has a little heart with a springtime focal on it.  I also used some of my lovely buttons I found at my antique mall, lovely warm color...sure to warm you right up!  Tied them all with aqua baker's twine!!  Then of course I glued on another sweet little salmon pink seambinding bow.
I just love the box, no cutting involved, except for the top!  The whole shape was done with folding :0).
The heart to the left has a rose image that I painted in GIMP on it and the one to the right has a sweet little cupcake image that I also painted in GIMP. Above you can see the clothes pin.
Let's take a peek at the inside now.
A yummy little surprise!
I created this fun little charm bracelet using my collage sheet.  I had a lot of fun creating it!
To break it down for you.  I took my heart images, glued them back to back so that I would have images on both sides.  Next I used my Crop O dile to punch holes in the sides of the hearts.  I took three hearts, piled them on top and lined them up with the first one I punched.  I just did this to all of the hearts.
Here is a look at the other side.
Once all my holes were punched, I then outlined all of my hearts on one side with my Art Glitter Designer dries clear Glue & Ultra fine Metal Tip, then added the glitter's I mentioned above, and let them dry.  While they were drying, I took some beads and strung them onto some beading wire.  Once the pieces were dry, I flipped them and did the same to the other side.  Next I used my UV Resin, and filled in one side of each heart and placed them on a small piece of paper and placed them in my Teresa Collins UV Stamp Light to harden for 3min.  Once that was done, I simply flipped them and repeated the process.  I then used a jump ring between the hearts to attach each heart to each other.  Then a long and short piece of beads was added to the jump rings.  Then I added a clasp at one end and another jump ring at the other for the closure.
I am sure this will be a future youtube tutorial :0)

I also created a charm for adding to a future art piece.
Unfortunately it didn't photo as well as the charm bracelet.
This one I did a bit different.  I took one heart and 3 pieces of light cardstock.  Glued the heart to the cardstock and continued with the rest of the layers.  Till it was thicker.  I trimmed the excess cardstock and then added another focal to the flip side.  Trimmed again.  Inked the edges with Frayed burlap distress ink (not that it matters...because I covered it with glitter....LOL). Once my layers were dry, I punched a hole in the corner.  Then I used embossing powder and applied UTEE which I heated with my heat it tool.  The thing have to be careful with this, because when you do the second side, it can re-melt the UTEE on the other side.  That is why I used the resin for the bracelet, went faster.  I also used a wooden shish ca bob piece to hold my charm while heating, and to make sure my hole didn't seal up with UTEE.
The flip side
Lovely soft and warm colors if I do say so myself!
I am so happy with how my project turned out!!
I hope you can find some time to come and play along in the Challenge at Frilly & Funky!!

I will be playing along with 
Simon's Monday Challenge:  Anything Goes
DL Art Thankful Thursday: Hearts
Paper Crafting Journey: Vintage/Shabby Chic/Distressed.
Redoux Linky Party
Thank you for visiting!!


  1. I don't know how you find the time to create so many intricate and beautiful art pieces...but I'm glad you do. This piece is a wonder and a delight...a charm bracelet? Shut the front door!

  2. Both projects are eye popping! The bow drawed me in -but WOW! What a great job!

    Love the bracelet. Making those charms was very smart idea.

    Love it all!
    Have a blessed day!

  3. Gorrrrrrgeousssss! Love these projects! Congrats on your guest design pick!

  4. lovely ---- ive an idea to use paper and the resin to make a thick thick charm --- we will see how it works

  5. Wow! This is gorgeous...both the box and what is inside! Thank you for joining in our challenge this week at Paper Crafting Journey.
    Joyce xx

  6. Wow! What stunning projects! So frilly and girly! Love all the beads! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!


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