Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Shadow Box

Hello friends!
Today I wanted to share with you a Christmas shadow box I created
 using a vintage silverware drawer!

Start with an old silverware drawer which can be found at thrift or antiques stores.
My drawer was already the perfect color of red but you can paint your drawer to match your theme.

I wanted to create more sections for my shadow box so I cut pieces of cardboard down to fit into the drawer. Now whats really nice about that is being able to make the sections as long or short as I want for making the perfect customized shadow box.

Now comes the fun part! Collecting pieces for your shadow box! I had fun looking through all of my Christmas supplies finding small things that I wanted to add!

Now you can paint or cover the edges of the drawer. I used Tim Holtz Tissue Tape that had a snowflake pattern to cover the edges. It looked really good and being adhesive, it was a really quick an easy way to cover the edges. Decide what paper you want in each of your sections and glue down. Once you have glued the paper to the cardboard inserts, you can add glue along the back edge and glue them to the drawer. I used Aleene's Craft Glue for a good secure hold.

Now you can just keep adding and layering until you achieve your desired look!

The scrapbook paper used for this shadow box is by October Afternoon, from the Very Merry line.
This cute image below and a few of the others is from an ephemera pack by K & Company. You can find the pack at Hobby Lobby. The vintage Santa was purchased from an Antique shop.

The "25" bingo wooden number is by Maya Road and comes in a full set of numbers in black or red. The Bottle Brush tree was also purchased at Hobby Lobby.

Here are the 2 vintage images used for this shadow box.

Wishing you all a lovely start to the week!


Monday, November 15, 2010

Hallowen Mini Book

Hello friends!

I want to share with you today this Halloween paper bag album I created with Cosmo Cricket's Matilda Halloween paper line.

This album was so much fun to make! It's the bulkiest book I've ever made.

The ribbon is also by Cosmo Cricket.

I love creating for Halloween because you can do fun and unusual combinations like a clock face on a flower!

I love the little envelope I used on this page. It is by Maya Road and they come in sets with different shapes and sizes.

I added black crepe paper and glitter to this page.

I love this paper! The striped witches legs are too funny!

Every time I started a page, I first distresed the edges and inked them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

The cute vintage images used throughout this book are by Crafty Secrets.

I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at my book! I hope you try one too!

Wishing you crafty fun, Lindsey

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Steampunk Debutante

Hello friends!
I have been playing with Graphic 45's new Steampunk Debutante paper line, and this altered suitcase is what I created. This cool line is a combination of Victorian elegance and metal, such as gears and clock faces.

I found the suitcase at Hobby Lobby in their paper mache section. It had a beautiful handle and I knew it would be fun to alter. I covered it with layers of paper and ink.

I found this cool metal piece at a an antique shop a few months ago and was saving it for the perfect project. I added 2 bronze brads and then roughened them up a bit by beating them with a Texture Hammer.

The top of the suitcase has been wrapped with Tim Holtz Tissue Tape. This cool tape can be inked or altered in many ways and comes in great patterns. I used a song sheet pattern.

When I first received this paper to make samples, for the scrapbook store I work at, I was really stumped by it. It is so cool, but so different from anything else I have ever worked with. I just started cutting and seeing what idea would come to me as I worked. This project was so fun!  This paper line has so many unique designs! I think it would be great for heritage ideas and of course it goes so well with the Tim Holtz grunge style.

I wish you all a day of fun and creativity, Lindsey

Monday, September 6, 2010

Create Banner

Hello friends!
I have finished making a banner for our craft room! I created this banner using sewing machine shaped chipboard, by Maya Road. Maya Road is a great company that creates lots of cool chipboard books and embellishments. I knew as soon as I saw this set, that it had to be made into a banner!

My banner says "CREATE" across the six chipboard pieces. I used the lovely Lost and Found paper pad by Tim Holtz.

I also used lots of Tim Holtz embellishments throughout this banner.

I really loved giving this banner a more grungy, antique feel.

Before I can hang my new banner in our craft room, it must hang at The Scrap Nook, where I work! I make LOTS of samples for the store and I enjoy watching the customers look around at my work!

If you would like a set of these chipboard sewing machines, you can find them it here at Amazon.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday weekend, Lindsey

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Crafty Day

Hello friends!
First, I want to thank everyone that commented on October Afternoon's blog!! I appreciate all your kind words about my Guest Designing work. October Afternoon will now randomly show my other projects throughout the month, so make sure to check back for them!

*UPDATE - New post up at October Afternoon's blog!!!!!! Check it out!

I love living a crafty life! I love getting my hands covered in ink and glitter! Right now my hands are stained a bright shade of red!! It's because I've been playing with this stack of awesome paper!! It's called Lost and Found by Tim Holtz. It's a great set of paper as it includes so many patterns, in a lovely antique style.

I love Tim's grungy, vintage style! So many fun embellishments and techniques to try, when working with his products. I am working on a banner that I can't wait to share!!!

I definitely recommend this paper pad!!! See the clock faces? I cut them out from the paper pad! Aren't they cool?
If you haven't been to Tim's blog, you should! It's filled with great projects and tutorials!

Wishing you all a crafty day, Lindsey