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Beach Rules

It’s hard to believe that the end of summer is already here. I have one more beachy project to share before we wind up the season.

For this project, I started with a piece of cardboard that I had previously distressed and painted, and then put aside for another day. It was the perfect background for my project. I added more paint, inks, and Stickles until it looked like a mermaid’s ocean. Then I started layering my elements.

Zunky Chic ~ Beach Rules

The photo is of Lily Munchkin, making “sand angels” on the beach. I inked a tag with Distress Ink to layer behind the photo.

Zunky Chic ~ Beach Rules

The lighthouse and “Beach Rules” sign are from Graphic 45’s By the Sea collection. Then I layered moss, shells, and sea glass to frame it.

Zunky Chic ~ Beach Rules

I wanted the piece to have a distressed look, as if it has been worn away by the ocean waves and salty a...

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Live for Today

I finally have a new blog post! I made a little altered hanging that uses some of the fabulous Tim Holtz Correspondence papers.

Zunky Chic ~ Live for Today
I started with a piece of recycled chipboard (a cracker box) for my base. Then I started layering the papers, adding stamps, ink, and embellishments as I went.
 Zunky Chic ~ Live for Today

The photo is of my husband, taken when he was about 4 years old. He thought he was something else riding with no hands, and training wheels!

Zunky Chic ~ Live for Today

For the hanger and bow, I used a piece of white seam binding that I dyed using distress inks. I like to buy rolls of  white seam binding since I can color it to match my projects.

Zunky Chic ~ Live for Today

I hope you’re doing something crafty this week, and keeping cool!

 

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Curiouser and Curiouser

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing my latest project for The Crafty Scrapper design team – a fairy tale inspired canvas.

I started with a 4×6 chunky canvas as the base. When I saw the heart-shaped key in my stash of supplies, my imagination immediately took me to Wonderland. So, I proceeded to decorate the canvas – on every square inch of space!

I copied images from a vintage Alice in Wonderland book and layered them with playing cards and all sorts of embellishments.

Zunky Chic ~ Alice in Wonderland Canvas

On the front, I colored Alice using Tim Holtz Distress Markers. I made a big rosette for the top, and made the center from a Tim Holtz Mirrored Sheet, for my looking glass.

Zunky Chic ~ Alice in Wonderland Canvas
And here is that key – I added it to one of the sides...

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Easter Parade

A couple of years ago, I saw an adorable post on the Creative Breathing blog of her Easter Parade, and I knew I had to have one for myself. I already had a couple of these vintage planters, so I began collecting more. I didn’t get around to making the parade last year, but this year I was determined that we would have an Easter Parade, right here on our very own dining table.

First, I set a pretty spring table. I used some of my vintage dishes, and added in a few new pieces.

Zunky Chic Easter Parade

Our parade kicks off with the official bunny banner holders.

Zunky Chic Easter Parade

This float was a judge’s favorite and won first prize (I have a little trophy attached on the other side).

Zunky Chic Easter Parade

I made little party hats and decked out each float with crepe paper ruffles, flowers, glitter…

Zunky Chic Easter Parade

Zunky Chic Easter Parade

This little guy is driving the “Easter Eggspress.”

Zunky Chic Easter Parade

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Always

Now that the holidays are over and all of the Christmas decorations are packed away, my house looks so cold and bare. Time to warm it up with some pretty crafts!

I tested out a few collage techniques and have been happy with the results. Here is one of them: Always.

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I used a scrap of cardboard for the base and then started layering my papers. I stenciled, inked, and sprayed a piece of white cardstock, and then layered vintage wallpaper and sheet music with an old French postcard.

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I added cluster of various flowers and a doily scrap. I used a small metal hanger to display the piece.

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