Friday, June 24, 2011

More Cuteness

These are my newest creations that will be sold on my website.
These hair bow holders have 3 ribbons 40 inches in length to help you organize all your hair pretties.

The Pink/Blue Elephant
 No more squished bows, and pairs can stay as pairs.

The Pink/Green Turtle

The Purple/Green Caterpillar

Glitter Tulle Bows

Miss Sailorette

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Lost Tooth Collage

  What fun this week is joining May Arts with Petaloo.  Have you ever had one of those ah-ha moments?  Well, I did the other day, and I'm going to share it with you.  My youngest lost her first tooth so of course we need to make some memories of it.  I love the versatility of art canvas, but I've never thought to turn it around and use the back side until the other day when I had some things laying around and set them in the back side of the canvas.  So, here we go. 
I got thinking about fairies since when you lose a tooth who else visits but the tooth fairy.  What could be better suited for this than Graphic 45's Once Upon a Spring Time collection with an assortment of fairies,   some delicious embellishments from the lovely Petaloo, and gorgeous May Arts ribbon.

Supplies used include:  10X20, 4X4, 4X5 art canvas, 5X5 wooden frame, small open square and circular frames, acrylic paint, fluid chalk, distress ink, glue, hooks, Petaloo embellishments, 
and May Arts Ribbon...
Q71 1.5", UK32 1.5", 389-18-46 1/8", 372-1-06 1"
 First I cut a fairy to fit in the frame.  I then used fluid chalk and distress ink to color my frame.
 Next, I tore some of the scrapbook paper and used the distress ink to age it some.  I tore it at an angle as you can see above.
 I painted my art canvas pieces and on the bigger one I used the distress ink again around the edges.  On the smaller two I used glitter spray mist over my paint.  For the wooden M, I used some brown fluid chalk and then used the glitter spray mist to coat over it.  I embellished with flowers and ribbon and glued every thing in place.

 Here are a few close up views.  It's a little hard to see but I trimmed the small oval and square frame with the 1/8" velvet ribbon.  I also put ribbon over the scrapbook paper, under the picture on the 4X5 canvas.
 A close up of the wooden M.  No paint, just fluid chalk and glitter spray mist.
I love how it turned out.  My thoughts are to possibly add wooden flowers underneath with pictures as she loses her other baby teeth.  We shall see.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial and it inspires you to think backwards at times!  Wink, wink!!

Ta-ta!  Andrea
Project made for

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Latest Hair Bow Design

This is my latest Hair Bow Design using May Arts 
ED10 1"Reversible polka dot ribbon
Some really sparkly black tulle.
Check out the cuteness!!!  
 These will be sold on my website, along with some other gorgeous colors very soon.
I hope to see you back soon!!

The Bow Lady

Friday, June 10, 2011

As a Design Team member of May Arts, we had another blog exchange week with
 Creative Imaginations and May Arts?  These two companies make a great pair, if I do say so myself.
Check it out!
Growing up in a patriotic family, going to parades etc., and being a military wife, I have to admit I love all shades of Red, white and blue. 
I was more than excited when I received my box of Creative Imaginations goodies only to find that the papers and stickers were patriotic.  Yippee!!

I hope this project inspires you to get in the mood for Red, white and blue, Creative Imaginations ( which I know you all have, wink wink) and of course the LOVELY MAY ARTS!!
 Check out this classy ensemble of Creative Imaginations paper and stickers!  Oolala!!
 I've had these larger clothes pins, that I think are so cute and decided to make a miniature patriotic clothes line.  

I first made some adorable clothes by finding some free printable pictures on line.  I wanted them to look realistic.  Some of them I colored with water color pencils, the striped dress was a patterned piece of C.I.'s paper, and later will embellish them with some darling May Arts ribbon.
 I cut some of C.I.'s other patterned papers to fit my clothes pins and glued them on both the outside and the inside of the

I then took some fluid chalk, ( love this stuff ) and went around the edges of the clothes pin and paper to give it a nice finished touch.  I also went over the bare wood which gave it a stained look.
 I used some mini-eyelet screws and then tied some May Arts  363-28 red twisted burlap for the clothes line.

I happen to have some mini, and I mean mini, clothes pins in red, and blue to hang the clothes with. 
 I used SM14 string burlap and stitched it with a needle on the top above.

 I used some word phrase stickers and added them to the C.I. stickers I received.
The other ribbons I used were:
AKB03 7/8" 
KB03 3/8"
RG33 3/16"
AF03 3/8"
NX01 3/8"

Thanks for joining me today!!
Ta-ta, Andrea.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

More Roses

I decided to play around with ribbon today, go figure, and see what other style of roses I could come up with.  Check this one out.

A cute head band I made for my neighbor's daughter to have their family pictures taken.

C-ya later alligator!