July 12, 2015

Altered Bubble Gum Machine

Hi there... can you believe that it is July and half the year is already flown by. This month at Anything But A Card "Anything Goes" is our creative theme. Show us a fun layout, mixed media, altered piece, journal page, anything you would love to create... just not a card.

I just love to have my craftroom goodies displayed in fun and unusual ways... After all, the plastic containers do get somewhat boring after all. I purchased this bubble gum machine awhile back. It was on clearance for $5.00 and wasn't sure what I was going to do with it but I knew it would find a home in my craftroom eventually. I decided to alter it and it would contain my pearl collection.
Using all different items to provide texture such as laces, wood, plastic, chipboard, metal beads, pearls, paper diecuts etc. they all can give that extra UMPH to your altered piece. 
The sprays I used are Lindys Sprays in the following colors:
It's amazing how all the different products spray up beautifully. Once I achieved the colors I wanted I then topped it off with Inka Gold in coordinating shades. 
I love the finished product and it will be so much fun to run and get a handful of pearls to use in my art from my new altered bubble gum machine. Take a look around the house for unusual containers for storing your embellishments, slap some paint and sprays on it. 
For a bit more inspiration, here are couple of more pieces I altered. This was originally a Christmas Advent Calender box kit I got at Hobby Lobby. I think it cost me $7.00 with my coupon. I altered it to hold all my T!m Holtz Ideology.  It holds a ton of goodies.  I have a Snapguide Tutorial here if you would like to check out the creative process for this:
And below is a cigar box that was transformed to sit on my daughters vanity to store her makeup and eyelashes.  
This is the top of the altered box

This is the inside of the altered box. 
For the tutorial on my bubble gum machine sit back and enjoy my Snapguide tutorial below. And for some more beautiful inspiration from the design team, please drop by Anything But A Card and join in on the fun. This project is being entered into the following challenges :
Rhedds's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
That Crafty Place -Anything Goes Mixed Media
SanDee  & Amelies Steampunk - Tic Tac Toe... I chose Deep Sea Colours / Metal / Crackle
Crafting By Design - Reuse / Recycle
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes

Check out How to Create Altered Embellishment Holder by Toni Burks-Grijalva on Snapguide.

July 7, 2015

Family is Forever

Hi crafty peeps... It's July RAQ (Readers Art Quest) time at Unruly Paper Arts  and this month's theme is "Family Ties". For inspiration use our photo below and color palette to get your creative juices flowing. I adore these colors, warm & vintage.
For my design team project I chose two of my favorite pics of my mother and father. They recently celebrated 61 years of marriage. 
Adding textures to my layouts is one of my most favorite things to do and I achieved this using different stencils and Texture Paste. 
Stop by Unruly RAQ and view the other design teams inspiration, create with us and link up your entry. For a quick tutorial on my creative process please view my SnapGuide tutorial below. 

Check out How to Add Texture to Layouts by Toni Burks-Grijalva on Snapguide.

Embellishing with Die Cuts

Hi everyone... this month at Unruly PaperCrafts we are focusing on "Die Cuts". I chose to create this mini album utilizing many of my Sizzix dies and here are photos of some of the pages in the book.

Here are the dies that were used to help create this album: 

The album cover, using Weathered Clock and Gadget Gears

A page using Tattered Florals, Sewing Room & Wings
This gate fold page was embellished using Steampunk
With the help of Tag & Bookplate die I created this page
 And these two pages had an added element of little ATC sized photo mats with the help of the ATC & Corners die.

Take a moment and drop over to Unruly for beautiful inspiration and ideas for utilizing diecuts in your creations. Have a wonderfully creative month ! xoxo Toni

art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.