Sunday, February 21, 2010
A few posts back I promised a look at my latest project. I was inspired to create this project by a photograph in Elizabeth Kartchner's new book. My husband was kind enough to construct the shelves, I did the painting and filled and arranged the frames. I am so happy to have this completed. I have had the photos sitting in a large pile since the week before my surgery back in September! I collected random frames, and painted them all with a black gloss spray paint. I was thrilled to see the inspiration for this photo arrangement as it saved me the trouble of placing all the photos individually. Just a little moulding and some paint and we have a beautiful photo display in our family room. I think this corner begs for a leather Pottery Barn chair, don't you?
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
I challenged myself this week by stretching out of my comfort zone. I love pretty things, but I also love graphic and clean design. I enjoy creating things that look simple at the onset but after further discovery you realize the project was a bit more involved. So here's my latest creation using the Stampin' Up! Jewelry and the set designed to work with it, Charming. Hope you like it. I will enjoy wearing it :)
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I finally finished a project that has been eating at me for months, this jewelry board. I recycled an old frame, filled it with cork and batta boom, batta bing, a jewelry board! I embellished it with a fabric flower and a 'vintage' button. The flower was made using the Stampin' Up! flower folds sissix die - so easy and sooo fun!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
So here's the result of my first challenge. I knew when I picked up this floral frog that it would find a place in this lovely domed stand (Pottery Barn). And what better use than to hold a little project! I used some beautiful Stampin' Up! stamps. I hope you will be inspired to tackle a few projects of your own. Next up, a fabulous jewelry board. Can't wait to share!
I love to collect things - things that I have every intention of using and never seem to find the time to tackle! Recently I was lucky enough to travel to a little gem of a town, Old Towne Orange in California. A pleasant little community that houses plenty of wonderful antique shops! My friends, Amy and Paula led me to this adorable little floral frog (bottom right). The challenge was to use at least one of the collected items in the photo. I plan to use each item in the shot until all projects are tackled successfully!
I hope you enjoy the result!