Tuesday, February 12, 2013

woohoo 3girlsjam guest design spot

happy monday! what a great way im getting to start off my week :)  i nabbed a guest designer spot over at 3girlsjam  yea me!!!!! thank you so very much julie and gang for allowing me to be part of this :) now if you havent been over to 3girls yet be sure to check out the dts amazing projects you will be amazed :)
 if you follow me you know my favorite crafty tool is the bow maker from 3girlsjam. i love crinkle ribbon too and let me tell you they have the best! gorgeous colors and just fun to use :) before my bow maker i couldnt tie a pretty bow to save my A$# (hope i havent offended anyone) now i can make not only pretty bows but flowers too. oh yeah! so if you have the same problem get yourself  on over to the shop at 3girls and pick one of these up you will not be sorry i promise!
im entering this over at DLART for dianas february linky party be sure to go show diana your projects i know she;ll be thrilled if you do :)

so.. the challenge today is a 3~D valentines project. i altered an unpainted wood box that i picked up at hobby lobby. i thought id give it to my daughter to put any sweet little notions she gets from her fiance in it :) of course i also added a sweet little note to her from mom :)

first i used distress stains all over the unfinished wood. then painted with white acrylic paint and sanded that after it dried. then i put 2 thick coats of  picket fence distress crackle paint over that. the crack effect didnt show up as much as i wanted so i added some distress inks over it and added some gold acrylic paint too.
i inked and cut a paper doily added some chipboard corners ( because i couldnt find "footings" at hobby lobby, drats!) and martha stewart punch butterflies.
i made these pretty flowers using my fabulous bow maker and crinkle ribbon. dont you just love them!  the purple is a tad darker in the real. i used my viva decor pearl pens for the pearl centers. ( another awesome product) i used my cricut for the leaves and the word love. the word notes is a rub on. added  locket and key charms.
the large butterfly i made using my cuttlebug. i put 2 coatings of utee on it and the word love
thats it, all pretty simple but i like the way it turned out. hope you do too :)

thanks you for stopping by my blog and again a huge thank you to 3girlsjam :) your sweet comments always make me smile, thank you big time for that :) happy crafting!xxxshelly


Sherrie K. said...

Shelly, this is fabulous!!! I love your altered box and your daughter is going to love this:) What a special gift for her! I love the distressed look, the beautiful butterfly and gorgeous flowers:) LOVE! Congrats on GDS at 3GIRL JAM!
Happy Tuesday!
Sherrie K

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Your altered box is beautiful! Love the shabby chic look. You totally sold me on the bow maker. I cannot make a bow to save my life and can proudly admit that I have bow envy. :) I'm going to 3girljam now to get one. Thanks for sharing. :) ~Tami

Kim H said...

Shelly ~ OOOMMMGGG! Look at those crinkle ribbon flowers ~ I LOVE them! They are so BEAUTIFUL!!! Then the altered box ~ GORGEOUS!!! Oh my the details are simply AMAZING! You are so sweet and yoru daughter is going to LOVE this!! LOVE it!!!

tammy said...

You do such a lovely job!! You are so creative to have altered this box into a place to keep love letters:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure

Creative M said...

very BEAUTIFUL!!Congrats on your guest spot!
Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day,