Category upcycled

Egg Hunt with Authentique

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper – an Easter shadowbox I made using Authentique’s Eastertime collection.

So, apparently I have a thing for Easter shadowboxes, as this is the third I’ve created.

I used recycled chipboard to create the box and then covered it with the beautiful paper from this collection.

I fussy cut images from the paper and layered them to create the scene. Everyone looks ready for spring and for the annual Easter egg hunt.

On top, I layered paper flowers that I made using Tim Holtz’s Tiny Tattered Florals dies. The larger leaves are from a Prima die. I covered them all in Stickles and Wink of Stella for sparkle. Vintage trim and a hand-dyed seam binding bow add softness.

We still more than a week to go, plenty of time to craft ...

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Fabric Bookmarks

I made these bookmarks using scraps leftover from other projects. They were published in the recent Create: Vintage magazine.

The white fabric is the hem from an old tablecloth that I used for a couple of upholstery projects. Then I added old lace/crochet trim, scraps of paper coated in Ice Resin, some fancy stitching, and vintage flowers. I added an eyelet to the top of each and added ribbon or fibers to finish them off.

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Swirlydoos Kit Club, Ultimate Designer Challenge. Week 3

This week’s challenge was to emboss metal tape and create something with it. My creation is called “Easter in Fairy Grove.”

I started with this empty box that was destined for the recycle bin.

 And here is the final project:

I deconstructed the box, covered the outside with vintage wallpaper and the inside with various vintage papers. The patterned paper is Prima “Printery” and Graphic 45 “Once Upon a Springtime.”

I embossed the metal sheets and then cut it into strips and painted with gold alcohol ink to create a frame around my shadowbox.

I also made a variety of flowers using the metal, which I inked with alcohol ink or colored with permanent markers.

In case you couldn’t tell, the rabbit is moveable, so he can deliver the eggs among the fairies and friends...

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