Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Altered Bird House to Church Part 2

Altered Bird house to Church Part 1

Howdy all!  Today I want to share my latest DT project for www.creatingwithdetailsstore.com.

Below is what I started with. 

I used my Jig saw to cut out the arched shaped  windows and a bigger doorway.  Then I sanded away any rough edges.  Next I applied two coats of Gesso.  After it was dry I then applied Mod Podge on my old Hymnal song pages.   When everything was dry I then used Vintage photo Distress Ink to basically make the church look aged

I used Tim Holtz Frosted film for the window panes. Then  I used Copic Markers to color my design on the windows to look like stain glass!  I also used Stickles Gun Metal to make the stain glass lines look like lead. 
After the windows were done I then made the door with a very thick chip board.  I then used an embossing folder to add design to the doors.  
I must not forget that I made the bell tower before I applied the Modge Podge.   Shelf liner was on all of the roofs and also distressed with Distress Inks. 
The pearls on the edge of the roof,  sequin trim on the chimney top were from my DT kit as well as the laces on the roof edges.  Everything else was from my stash.
I used corrugated cardboard for the shutters and wood work around the door and windows.
I put all of my wreaths and larger tree in Clorox to lighten them up.  Rinsed them off  and allowed to dry before I added the Snow Tex to them. I made all of the sprays and large wreath. 

As you can see I  also decorated the trees and sprays with beads, stamens and flowers.
Here is a closer picture of how I decorated my roof tops and under the eves.
I will have a Two Part tutorial on you tube of how I created this.
I hope you are inspired to create something and Happy Crafting but most of all have a Very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Beginning of Shabby Wreath

Howdy all!   I finally found the missing videos of how I started my Shabby Wreath.  I posted the videos that were missing and I hope this helps you out.  Since this was the first time I even tried a wreath like this I did learn to allow longer fabric after the elastic  when cutting up your fitted sheet.
Thank you all so much for all of your sweet comments and support!  God Bless You All! 
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

November DT Kit

Howdy all!  I could not wait to share my contents of my Designers Kit from www.creatingwithdetailsstore.com.   This kit is totally filled with pure lusciousness.  Thank you so much Chari Dollar, owner of CWD.  My mind is swimming with so many ideas.  Now where's my glue gun?   
I should be back real soon with some new amazing projects.   Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Altered Paper Mache Houses

Hello Everyone!   I'm pretty excited to share the results of my paper mache house with you all.  These houses took a lot of time to prepare for decorating.  Mai Larsen did a complete tutorial how this is done.  Thank You Mai. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufL_750KqSw  Video #1

First I applied 3 coats of Gesso inside and out of each house.  Next I used Mod Podge to apply my Hymnal paper to each house.   (Warning: Messy job! ) When each house was completely dried, I then applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink all over each house.  This gives an aged appearance.

On the inside of the widows I  used Tim Holtz Frosty Film for the window panes. Next I used various laces for valances on each window.  I covered each roof with  Shelving Liner that is very textured.  I also added Distess inks to the roof too!
I found this bird in Michael's and knew immediately that I would use it for my largest house.  The bird nest was purchased at Hobby Lobby but I had to take it apart and make it smaller to fir my bird just right!  I added Chalk paint and fibers to make the nest more appealing.
Chip board was used to make the front door and all of the shutters.  For each house I used a different Embossing folder to add textures to each door. 
 Above is the middle sized house.  Most trims and gems are from Hobby Lobby as well as the paper mache houses.  The star on top of the chimney is from Wal Mart and I applied chalk paint to it to tone down the gold color. I made all of the wreaths and sprays on the houses.
Next is my tiny house!  
The angel on top is also from Wal Mart and was sold with the star above in the Christmas Dept. They were gold but I used Chalk Paint to tone them down.  The flowers by the angel are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
These houses are totally beautiful and I will have flickering tea light in them when I display them on my mantel.  Each house has a decorated Christmas tree in it that can bee seen when the door opens!
Above shows the backside of each house.Next a few close ups of the fronts.  I added Diamond Dust and Glamour Dust to add sparkle to each house

And finally one more picture,

I hope you are inspired to craft!!!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, November 7, 2016

Glass Ornaments Tutorial

Howdy fellow crafters!  I wanted to share some photos of these glass ornaments with you.

I received the kit from www.creatinwithdetailsstore.com.  The store has a new owner, Chari Dollar, and she is a very lovely woman who is extremely talented.

As you can see I added some iridescent Buffalo snow to the glass ornaments got some extra sparkle!
I used everything to create these ornaments from the kit.  The only thing I used extra was the snow and some Stickles.
These would make a wonderful gift for someone special or will look fabulous on your won tree!
I hope you are inspired!   Happy Crafting!  Don't forget if you shop at www.creatingwithdetailsstore.com   use my Discount Code:  Cathy10
and get 10% off a purchase  of $25 or more!