Altered Cherub Paint Brush

Hi everyone! I have had two weeks of LOTS of errands and not much crafting time. Last week would have been perfect crafting weather since every day had consisted of rain whether only a passing shower off and on or the all day, stay in your pjs type of day. 

 So today I want to share an altered paint brush I created for ClearSnap. I have always wanted to try my hand at altering a paint brush and I finally got my chance with this old paint brush I had laying round.

I started by spraying a small amount of Splash Smooch Spritz into a plastic bowl and add a little water.  Place paint brush in Color Catcher and with a rag wipe the paint down with the watered down Splash Smooch Spritz. To speed up the process dry the brush with a heat gun. Spritz the following Smooch Spritz: Log Cabin, Platinum and Citrus Tickle randomly all over the brush and dry with the heat gun.

To seal the colors on the brush apply Antique Mod Podge. To get a cool “bubbling effect” use the heat gun to the brush. I sprayed the doily, Border Diecut, Butterfly Wings, Flower and Cherub with Platinum Smooch Spritz. Side note before spraying the flower deconstruct so you will have three each layers and I let dry. Spray the Cherub with Log Cabin Smooch Spritz and rub excess off. 

Mod Podge doily around the side of the brush and let dry. 


Also run cording and gold thread through the Border Diecut and adhere along with the Butterfly Wings and flowers.  

Before adding the cherub to the butterfly wings mod podge to seal.

I added one deconstructed flower next to the cherub and the other flower to the top of the paint brush handle to finish off.  As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies Used:

  1. ClearSnap Smooch Spritz: Log Cabin, Platinum, Citrus Tickle, Splash
  2. ClearSnap Color Catcher
  3. Paint Brush
  4. Antique Mod Podge
  5. Beacon Adhesive Mix Media Adhesive
  6. Gold Thread
  7. Cording
  8. Paper Flower
  9. Doily
  10. Eileen Hull/Sizzix: Buttons, Border and Trim Diecut (Retired)
  11. Mat Board
  12. Chipboard Butterfly
  13. Heat Gun
  14. Cherub Figurine 
  15. Rag

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Eileen Hull: Love Notes Card

Hi everyone! I’m back with another project I created this past January for Eileen Hull’s newest diecut collection called Book Club Chapter 2 to display at Creativation. At the time I made this card Valentine’s Day was around the corner but this could be used as an anniversary or just because I love you card too. To get started I folded a piece of 6″x12″ patterned cardstock in half to create a 6″x6″ base for the card.

First I layered different pieces of cardstock to the card base before adhering to the card along with a gold paper heart doily.

I cut two strips of cardstock 2″x6″ and 3″x6″ and with a decorative punch I punched a border along the length of each piece of  cardstock. I found the center of each piece of cardstock and cut down the center leaving about an inch from the bottom not cut.

The 3″x6″ piece of cardstock I adhered the sides and bottom to the card base. I did leave an inch on each side not glued to the card because this will need to be “rolled”. Complete the same steps on the 2″x6″ piece of cardstock as the 3″x6″ piece.

Before “stuffing” the pocket I cut one of the Heart Journaling Card Dies from white cardstock, lightly inked the edges  and adhered to the card base along with a piece of vellum.

I used the Graphic 45 Mon Amour Tags and Pockets and Mon Amour Decorative Chipboard embellishments also on the card. The G45 envelope I added one of the mini hearts from the Heart Journaling Card Dies as a closure to hold the envelope flap down.

To finish I added tulle, gold thread and pearl sprays to fill the inside of the pocket. Be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog to see the latest Book Club Chapter 2 projects from the Inspiration Team! You can find those posts HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Tsunami Rose Designs: Rose Notecard Tags

Hi everyone! I am here to share three tags I created for Tsunami Rose Designs using printables out of the Ephemera Set #12Junk Journal Kit-Rose Notecards, and Rose Clipart Floral Set #14.
I started by cutting three tags from the Junk Journal Kit-Rose Notecards Set using the Tim Holtz’s Tag and Bookplate diecut. I added lace tassels to each tag which I finished off with a button and pink thread. I side note the lace had been cut from a curtain that was going to be thrown away. 😊

The first tag I fussy cut the bird cage and roses out from the Ephemera Set #12 and Rose Clipart Floral Set #14 and placed over an embossed scalloped circle. I added a line of adhesive down the back of each images. This way you can still add bits of gold thread and pearl sprays  behind the images. I also added patterned cardstock, sequins, a felt heart and trim.

The second tag I fussy cut more images from the same two kits that I had used on the tag above. Once the image were cut out I adhered the butterfly wings to the back of the dress form before gluing to the tag along with patterned cardstock. I added the flower image along with a punched and shaped flower, pearl sprays and green thread to create a quick but elegant tag.

The last tag I fussy cut the rose vase and woman from the Rose Clipart Floral Set #14. I chose to go a little quirky with this tag. I cut from patterned cardstock a Spellbinders Long Scalloped Rectangles Large and adhered off center of the tag. I then added the woman and the rose vase which I turned upside down and adhered to her head. I added a mini flat back pearl to the necklace, a sequin and gem to the center of the rose, green thread and pearl sprays to the rose vase. To finish of this tag I adhered a bit of pink velvet ribbon and button and thread.

I added Stickles to all of the flowers on the tags to give each tag a little sparkle. 😊 As always if you have any questions please let me know.

Also be sure to follow Tsunami Rose Designs: Tsunami Rose Designs EtsyTRD Facebook Fan PageTRD Facebook GroupTsunami Rose Designs blog and Tsunami Rose Designs YouTube.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Eileen Hull: Season’s Greetings Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone! I am back with a quick gift card holder for this month’s blog hop with DCWV and Eileen Hull! If you are like me and you give a lot of gift cards at Christmas but don’t have them on hand or the wrong theme this House Gift Card Holder is the perfect solution.

I started by cutting two of the house dies from the DCWV Cranberry Christmas Collection. The lighter patterned cardstock I cut a part and adhered to the inside of the card (the cardstock that will be seen once the flip/door is open on the card….back wall and door). Next I glued the sides and once dry I inked the edges.

I added trim, Ric Rac and button to the roof of the house and tied gold metallic thread around the button. From the cut a parts in the same collection I use my circle punch to punch out the snowflake. I adhered the top portion of the circle to the card, added a Dew Drop and sequins. This will keep the flip/door closed. Also from the same cut a parts I added the season’s greeting sentiment to the door and I adhered a dew drop and sequins to create a door knob.
This is a very easy card to create and you can knock out several in an hour!

Also I would like to submit this gift card holder for the following challenge:


Be sure to check out this past month’s projects from the Inspiration Team. You can find the post HERE, HERE and HERE and DCWV HERE. As always if you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Eileen Hull: Enjoy Treat Pocket

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my project that I created for the Winter Wonderland Blog Hop! The inspiration team from Eileen Hull’s and the DCWV design teams have teamed up this month to create some fun holiday projects!

I started with the Flower Pocket diecut which I cut it from matboard and two sheets of gold patterned cardstock from the Cranberry Christmas Collection from DCWV. I cut out and and put together according to the directions.

Next I cut out four of the smallest Pansy diecuts from the same Cranberry Christmas Collection and shaped  and adhered together.
I punched out an assortment of snowflakes and an Enjoy sentiment from the DCWV DIY Project Stack Gift Decor Collection.  I adhered these along with a bow I made from gold thread and miniature gold Christmas trims.
I added some sequins, Dew Drops and a button to dress up the flower, snowflake and tag.

I filled up the pocket with candy and now it is ready to give as a gift! How easy is that? As always if you have any questions please let me know.

Also I would let to submit this project for the following challenges:

Be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog to see the past few weeks blog hop projects! You can find those HERE and HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Tsunami Rose Designs: Christmas List Cards

Hi everyone! Today over on the Tsunami Rose Designs blog I have three cards I created using the Christmas List and Big Elements #10 Christmas Pack printables. For a closer look at these cards you can find the post HERE.

For more inspiration from the design Team check out Tsunami Rose Designs blog, join the Facebook group HERE or if you need to buy printables hop on over to the Tsunami Rose Designs Etsy Shop.
As always if you have any questions please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Eileen Hull: Party Flower Gift Bags

Hi everyone! I’m here to share my Inspiration Team project this month for Eileen Hull and this month’s theme is party planning. I have had this set of gift bags I had bought at Target in the Dollar spot laying around and thought wouldn’t it be nice to dress them up with some flowers???

So I cut a set of Romance Flowers Diecuts from white cardstock and painted all with watercolors and let dry.

I shaped slightly with a stylus and adhered a button and dew drop to the center and cut three Spring Leaves Diecuts (one for the other gift bag). I shaped both leaves and glued one to the back of the flowers along with twine and gold metallic thread. Once all that was dry I adhered the flower to the corner of the gift bag.

 I cut three sets of Heart and Soul Flower Diecuts out, shaped, glued together and add a button to the center. 

Next I added two Spring Leaves Diecuts and gold metallic thread to the back of the flower.

Now these little gift bags are all dressed up and ready for gift giving!

If you have missed some of the other design teams awesome party ideas be sure to hop over to Eileen’s blog and see all their craftiness.
If you have any questions about these projects please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Lucky Tag

Hi everyone and Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! I want to share a quick tag I created. I started with the Tag and Bookplates die and cut a tag from a piece of Good Luck on Ivory cardstock.

The heart diecut is a retired diecut from Stampin’ Up! and I use a scrap of cardstock for the heart. I inked around the edges of the tag and the heart in green ink. I adhered the heart and a strip of green foil wrapping paper to the tag.

I printed from the computer the lucky sentiment, cut it into the shape of a banner and glued it along with a shamrock I had received in a swap and some gold metallic thread to the corner of the tag. I finished off with an assortment of ribbon, Ric Rac, seam binding and bakers twine. There you have it!  Easy Peasy tag! If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saint Patrick’s Day is awesome and enjoy creating!

Flowers and Lace

Hi everyone! I created this card for a magazine call but it wasn’t selected so I thought why not share? 🙂 The base of the card is 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ folded. I cut a piece of patterned cardstock slightly smaller than the base and I embossed with the Floral Tapestry embossing folder and crumpled the edges of a 2″ x 5 1/2″  of cardstock. I also lightly inked the edges and over the embossed image with gold ink.

From the vellum I cut an Ornate Frame Diecut and glued it off center of the 2 inch strip of cardstock and I also added three paper banners and a bit of trim on top of the ornate frame diecut. I cut a 2 inch piece of vintage lace and gathered it in the center and tied off to create a bow. Next I made bows in cording and gold metallic thread and glued it along with the lace bow to the vellum diecut. I then layered two cream colored flowers, added leaves I had in my stash, button, Dew Drops and to two pearlized pins to finish off the frame.

I printed from the computer the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment, inked the edges and adhered to the upper corner of the card. The card still looked “off balance” to me so I added a bit of lace, button and dew drops to the bottom corner to finally finish off this card. 
The bright side of this card not being selected for the magazine call is I now have a card ready to give when Mother’s Day rolls around. 🙂
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!