Monday, May 26, 2014

Craft Hoarders & Creative Cutting Challenges

Hello Peeps!!
I hope you are all having a safe Memorial Day Weekend.
Today I have two projects to share with you.
First up I am excited to share that I am Guest Designing again this month for Gloria's Craft Hoarders and the challenge this time is to show some glass/metal in your project.
Here is what I made for inspiration.
I upcycled a pickle jar.
My Pickle jar started out looking like this.
I added a coat of Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, then clear wax and finished off with dark wax.
I used a digital paper that I designed and used an image from this month's ephemera For the Birds at Gecko Galz.  All my ribbons and trims are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I also added a tiny metal shovel and watering can.  I filled my jar with some of the lilacs from my yard.
My second project is a card that I made for our
Father's Day Challenge that is going on at
I used Cindy's Car file which you can get here.
Car Set - Click Image to Close
I can't wait to see what you create and share with us at Craft Hoarders and the Creative Cutting Challenge.!!
Thank you for visiting!!
Hugs
Heather

9 comments:

  1. OK. This is why you should visit someone's blog no matter how large and lovely a picture is on another site.

    Your painted pickle jar looks so convincingly like a crock, that I thought to myself, "Gee, that sure is pretty, but I guess Heather is considering her crock as a stand-in for glass. (At this point the shovel and watering can had evaded my notice.)

    I use to do a lot of decorative painting, and have tried quite a few techniques, but never ran across the one you used to transform your pickle jar. Are the waxes very soft to aid blending, and if so, do they harden after a bit of time?

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful project. Everything about it (including those glorious white lilacs) says "Step right up, and be wowed!".

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  2. Your chalk and wax jar upcycle is wonderful. I love it and I love lilacs. Thanks so much for being a guest DT this month for Craft Hoarders!

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  3. Lovely jar vase! And your Father's Day card is awesome too!!

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  4. Your upcycled pickle jar is amazingly beautiful! I just love it when a plan comes together! Thanks for being a guest designer at Craft Hoarders!

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  5. Oh, I just love that altered jar....it's such a wonderful transformation. It looks all old and like vintage crockery! Fabulous! Thanks for joining us as a guest designer at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  6. Fabulous projects! the jar is gorgeous!!!

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  7. So gorgeous! Love the effect of the chalk paint on the jar... beautiful! So glad I hopped over from CHAC.
    Alison x

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  8. Wow, that pickle jar is gorgeous!! I'm glad you're having fun with your home dec projects. :)

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  9. Two fabulous projects! Your jar is so lovely with the flat paint and the lace and bird details. I love the papers you chose for your car - definitely a vintage look!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

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Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather