One box: three ways

Remember how excited I was about the sturdy boxes that the Google WiFi Routers came in? Well, I had to wait a whole week before I could work on them (in case they didn't work and we had to return them in those boxes.*winks*).

Anyway, I wanted to challenge myself to create three different decorated they are in one post. :)

The upcycled router box...tutorial

The hard to photograph decorated box

Your weekend project: decorated box and gift bag (tutorial)

There you have box: three ways. Which one do you like?


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Mixed media box inspired by Pantone 2018 Colour of the Year - Ultra Violet (a tutorial)

The lovely Tina Walker invited us to participate in fun challenge inspired by Pantone 2018 Colour of the year - Ultra Violet. I really wanted to use this Give me some nude lip box that I got from Sephora during the Christmas sale for my project so I decided that I would just paint a mouth wearing ultra violet lipstick. :)

I covered the box with scrunched up wrapping tissue (from packaging) which I adhered with gel medium. Then I prep the box for colorants with gesso.

Next, I covered it with red mist and then a layer of purple mist to create depth in the layers of colours.

Then I went in with inks and acrylic paints. This took a bit of time...and a lot of wet tissues to create the desired effect of a dimensional mouth.

The brush pens and markers helped to make the process a little easier but I did have to go in with heavy body acrylic paints for the darkest shadows and highlights.

It was quite a fun challenge to partake in and it was possibly the first time my project ever turned out the way I envisioned it to...*winks* 

Happy week ahead friends! :)


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You make my heart sing...Happy Valentine's Day!


Happy Valentine's Day friends! :) Today's project is a 6x6 mixed media canvas.

I started by adhering a mix of different remnant lace pieces on the canvas with gel medium. Then I painted a layer of gesso over it to prep the surface for colorants. 

I went in with just two colours of mists - a teal and a hot pink - and you get a third shade (a purple) where the two colours meet. :) Once the mist layer is dry, I went in with some gesso to really pull out the texture and design of the intricate lace pieces.

Then I finished with some embellishments (repurposed from old projects).

P/s: Hope you are having a great week so far! 


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33 really sweet projects *winks*

So it's Valentine's Day tomorrow and I thought it would be appropriate to share a round-up of 33 of the sweetest projects I've ever made. Even though I tend to gravitate towards bold and bright colours, there is a side of me that enjoys sweet, pastel colours too (apparently...*winks*).

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Mixed media card for The Crafter's Workshop
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See more in this post: Clustering my fave things on a canvas

See more in this post: The pastel phase

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See more in this post: 5 of my fave things on a 10x14 canvas...for Made With Love

See more in this post: A mixed media card for Blue Fern Studios

See more in this post: A card for Lynnda Hosni

See more in this post: Upcycled tea tin with Blue Fern Studios chipboard

See more in this post: White space makes an impact

See more in this post: Textured layers card for Let's Get Trendy Now! 3

See more in this post: A tag with lace scraps

See more in this post: A sweet card and some reminders...

See more in this post: A pretty blue tag in 10 minutes!

See more in this post: Why you should order a gin and tonic on your next flight...*winks*

See more in this post: Projects for Maya Road/Chameleon Pens swap...tutorials included

See more in this post: A charming textured card

See more in this post: A fun decorated pallet for Maya Road

See more in this post: A shabby chic magnet

See more in this post: Vintage-inspired birthday tag

See more in this post: The overdone card

See more in this post: A decorated paper bag for Maya Road

See more in this post: A fabric tag

See more in this post: Current faves on a mixed media canvas

See more in this post: The one where a drill was involved

See more in this post: The lazy person's wreath..*winks*

See more in this post: A magical mixed media canvas

See more in this post: 4x4 mixed media canvas

See more in this post: How to: create a vintage-inspired mixed media canvas

See more in this post: Pastel colours and floral clusters

There you have it, 33 really sweet projects to hopefully sweeten your day! Who knew I had it in me to actually make so many pastel projects??!! Not me! *LOL*


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