My heart, my love

     Posted by Lisa on February 24, 2019

The month of love isn’t quite over yet, so I have another ‘love’ project to share today!

I asked Lori to have a big heart cut for me as the backing of this project, it measures at the largest points 8×8.  Such a fun piece to work with, and I believe she may be selling these in the store, if not yet at some point.

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I used our wedding colours for this project, navy blue, white & silver.  Actually the little blue flowers are leftovers from our wedding cake that my Mom made!

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All these LIITD Laser Cut chipboard pieces from the January release were the inspiration for my project.  They are so perfect and reflect exactly what Mike and I were feeling all those years ago on our wedding day.

And yes those fluttery hearts still beat inside us today ;)

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To start this piece I added some texture paste using stencils and a pallet knife to the background.  I wanted to raise the photo up as well so using some Prima molds I created a fun backdrop, with the pieces just peeking out.  I actually used hot glue to create the molded pieces, worked like a charm!!

Next everything got a layer of black gesso, then I dry brushed on Finnabair Deep Waters Metallique paint.  Oh I’m a little addicted to these paints!

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For extra highlights on the texture I used Finnabair Old Silver Metallique wax.  The chipboard was also coloured using Finnabair paints, the pictures really don’t do them justice!

Lots of flowers, lots of splatters and mostly a whole lot of love went into this project!!

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DIY bottle decor

     Posted by Chantel on February 17, 2019

Hello! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Chantel, Lori’s daughter. I haven’t always taken after my Mom and her love of scrapbooking, but over the past couple of years, I have dabbled here and there, and my passion for this craft has grown. I now scrapbook quite a bit, and I also love altering things.

Today at the store we had a “Just Create” crop, and on those days we can create along with all those that join us for the day.  (a little perk of working at the store) Today I decided to decorate these bottles for mine and my fiancé’s house (they will probably also be decor for our wedding). I love how they turned out.

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The olé milk jug is a thrift store find, as is the “fancier” one with the lid. The whisky bottle I found in the ditch in -30 weather when I was out on a photo hunt.

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I have a passion for thrifting and finding old things and making them into a decor pieces, if you know me, you know that I love something that’s vintage and has some history.

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Today I learned how to mix gold glitter and glass glitter into matte medium and then apply it to create a cool vintage effect. When I put it on I thought it looked horrible but Mom reassured me to just wait till it dried to see how it would look. It looks so cool, I never would have guessed that this is how you do this.

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Anyway, for my first blog post (thanks Lisa for encouraging me) … I thought I would share this little story about my old bottles.

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