Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Wine charm plaque & painted canvas

1. Pretty large canvas painted in some teals and brown stripes for our spare bedroom/tv room. I needed something large but not pricey. I used paint I had for the room already but darkened the teal up a little using some brown I already owned.

2. & 3. Made this wine charm holder from scratch for some friends who enjoy hosting parties! I did a hand drawn sketch of a wine bottle. Traced it onto the wood. Used my jig saw and cut it out, sanded it, then painted it. Attached small pretty nails to the front and a hanger bar on the back.

4. Purchased all of the charms but created them onto hoop earrings along with beads. These fit around the stem of a wineglass -- so each person at the party will know which wine glass belong to them. No guessing "is that my wine glass?"

All of the charms are silver and store bought. There are a couple that I made using rubber stamps I had. I stamped them on shrink plastic and then attached them as charms. :)

More cards...

1. Get well card to a friend's husband who had some issues involving a catheter.
(He loved it.) The puddle of pee had some Crystal Laquer over it.

2. Get well card to my cousin-in-law.

3. Thinking of you piano card to a dear friend who plays piano beautifully.

4. Fairy card. I used ultra fine glitter on her wings. Very pretty.

5. House warming card to a couple of friends. Their home is done in the colors on the card & I did a scrapbook of their home being built from start to finish. The scrapbook cover was also in the same burnt orange tones.


1. Butterfly card is so pretty IRL. The butterfly was stamped and embossed twice... Colored both then cut out the butterfly on one and attached it so
it's 3-D.

2. Thank "shoe" card for my mom...

3. The computer card was for someone who had just gotten a new pc. The screen had a piece of accetate over it so it really looked like glass.

4. & 5. Thank you card. I loved this Bazil paper I used.

Some more Trash to Treasures

This was another slider cigar box and I cut it with my jig saw, sanded it down, painted it and then used the lid to create dividers. I love how it turned out and is quite functional.

Trash to Treasure...

This was a slider cigar box and I turned it into a coffee filter box. I use it every single morning!

I decopaged layers and layers of yellow tissue paper... must have 10 layers on there.

The handle and the bun feet are made from Sculpey clay and are quite functional.

And a 12x12 inch concrete stepping stone I made from a mould... some concrete mix and some tile I broke up to for a letter "D" for our last name.

Some cards to share...