June 2014

June 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014

Upcycling using Heidi Swapp Collection and wood veneer trays for CMS!!!!

Hey there fellow crafters!!!  Happy August!!!  Yes, that's right... It is already August!!  And that means wonderful new challenges with fabulous inspiration for you :-)

"Beautiful New Day" with Heidi Swapp "Hello Today" Collection
First up is an altered wood veneer tray I made for this month's color combo at Color Me Scrappy!  
Here's a look at the challenge:

I recently purchased the Heidi Swapp "Hello Today" Paper Pad from the Frosted Designs Store and have fell in love!  Anyone who has seen my crafting for any period of time knows that I LOVE Heidi Swapp!!!  So, of course I had to put it to good use!  
Any who, here's a look at what I came up with:

Can you believe this is an altered wood veneer tray?!?  You know those small wooden trays your beautiful, laser cut wood veneers come in?!? Yep, that's what this is!
We had to incorporate something we "love" into our project and I LOVE life!!!  Every single day is a blessing!  So I made an inspirational wall hanging for my craft area (which also happens to be my "office") to remind me that every day is beautiful!
I started by painting my piece with a coral color, splattering blue Lindy's mist on it, then coating it with gesso to tone it down a bit!

I used mod podge (matte) to adhere my papers down, then began to embellish!  I cut the words "live, laugh, and love" using my Cricut Explore, then treated them with a coat of gesso and colored them with various gelatos.  

I grabbed one of the resin clocks from last month's kit at Frosted Designs and inked it with distress ink and a gold metallic gelato.  I also added flowers by Petaloo for added detail!

I finished the hanging with some ribbon and additional flowers!

There you have it guys!!  Upcycling can be fabulous!!!!

"Enjoy this Moment" with Heidi Swapp "Hello Today"
Next on the list is a scrapbook layout I created for the new A Cutt Above the Rest blog!!! This blog is dedicated to the ACA Store which provides all sorts of cut files and png files for your die-cut machines!
Here's a look at my first layout for the blog:

I did a simple page here using the same collection listed above!  I wanted to keep it simple to show off the amazing cut file I used!

Isn't it amazing?!?  I added some gold liquid pearls to accentuate the die-cut and make it stand out more against the background and finished the page with some flowers by Petaloo!

You can find this, and MANY more cut files in the shop here!

Well gang...  Thanks soooo much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)

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1 comment:

  1. Brandi, What a fabulous tray upcycle and I love the layout as well super cute! Those colors are fabulous what a cute paper pack!