Skip to main content

Radiant Trash to Treasure

Don't trash it, treasure it!
I'm up today at
AUTHENTIQUE PAPER
 with an altered ceiling medallion that once hung around a light fixture. 
 My sweet hubby brought this home to me all dirty and bright yellow...
but I was excited at the challenge to alter it nonetheless :)
blog.authentiquepaper.com

After washing away the grime, I decided to give it a coat of turquoise paint.  
Because it was painted bright yellow, I gave it a covering with gesso (or use any primer) 
first and then painted with a sponge brush and plain 'ole Plaid paint.

The opening at the center is roughly 6" in diameter and I knew that I wanted to 
add some sort of sentiment to it with a cluster of flowers around the opening. 
 A 6" piece of chipboard fits perfectly inside, so I used it as the base for adding
 the patterned paper and journal card to.

 
Before securing the chipboard center into place, I machine stitched around the
 edge and also trimmed it in an off-white pom pom trim.

The blooms of flowers were simply a compilation of Radiant's 6X6 paper 
and flower punch by McGill.  I punched several patterns of the same flower shape
 and gave them shape by using a stylus and molding pad.

Some of the flowers' petals are rolled downward (yellow) and the blue flowers
 were molded at the center so that the petals lifted upward.  I stacked various pieces
 together with foam adhesive and then secured around the opening of the ceiling tile.  

 I used the basic butterfly shape found in my electronic die-cutting files and cut a large
 and small piece from 6X6 sheets of Radiant paper.  Before layering together, I
 embossed the smaller shapes with a polka dot pattern.  
And every flower needs a petal!  I found these in my stash from Petaloo...they 
look awesome tucked in amongst the blooms and gave the project a totally different look!

Authenitque Products: Radiant Collection- Whimsical Paper; Details
 12X12 Cardstock Stickers; 6X6 Paper Bundle; Life Cards
Other: May Arts- Pom Pom Trim; Petaloo- Leaves

Happy to see you today!

Comments

  1. This is fabulous! Love those colors!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow - can I tell you how impressive this is! It is so amazing and I am so pleased for you!! The quote in the center of this is PERFECT for you cuz you make and SHARE sunshine with others EVERY SINGLE DAY!!! This is so cool and so YOU!!! Have a sunshiny day!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. You're so clever!! What an amazing piece of art!! Love the turquoise colors and all the flowers and butterflies!!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Seasons Givings Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome! I'm so excited to be participating in this year's  "SEASONS GIVINGS BLOG HOP" Each blog that you visit along the way will offer a unique giveaway, so don't miss a single stop and be sure to tell your craft-loving friends!
A little about me: I'm currently designing for Scrapbook Adhesives and will be announcing a NEW Design Team addition in the next couple of days!  I also teach at Big Picture Classes and was honored to teach this past October during Designer Day at the "She Loves Color" Event hosted by Bella Blvd.  
Whimsy by Shellye's Give-A-Way **VINTAGE GIRL MINI ALBUM KIT** All product is BRAND NEW! Vintage Girl 12X12 Double-Sided Papers (8 sheets) and Sticker Sheet  from Photo, Play, Paper- 8X8 Blush/Gold Mini Album from Teresa Collins- Chipboard Dress Form Trio- Aqua Ribbon, Pearl Wire and Black Mini Pom Trim from May Arts- Extreme Double Sided Tape from Home & Hobby by Scrapbook Adhesives- Ciao Chip Letters from Bella …

Seasons Givings Hop WINNERS!

Many thanks to you all who stopped by, commented and followed me through the 7th annual "Seasons Givings" Blog Hop! I enjoyed reading each comment and appreciate the kind words :) **I LOVE doing this, so I'll be hosting more giveaways from my blog soon**
Now onto the three WINNERS: Julia- Instagram handle: bluesh4ark...VINTAGE GIRL KIT WINNER Susie Gerdes- Handmade Planner Bookmark WINNER Christi Conely- Handmade Planner Bookmark WINNER
CONGRATULATIONS, ladies!   Please email me @ shellye819@aol.com with your address and I'll have your prizes out on Monday.
Thanks again for making this an amazing hop!

A Festive Unity

Greetings! I'm pleased and excited to be sharing in this fabulous AUTHENTIQUE PAPER & UNITY STAMP COMPANY  BLOG HOP
Love Authentique Papers and Unity Stamps? Then come on board as we hop and share projects that combine both of these beautiful companies into one! **You should be arriving here from my sweet friend, Thienly's Blog** 
Do you remember a few years back when the altered lunch tins were all the rage?  Well, I've had a couple in my keeps and ran across them the other day.  I thought one dressed up in Authentique Paper would be perfect for Christmas, so I chose the Festive Collection and coordinating stamps from Unity, Naughty or Nice (which is now on SALE!)
 In times past I have covered the top of the tin (when I actually had a pattern), but I  went with tons of colorful ribbons and stamped tags on the handle instead.
 After measuring the height of the body, I cut two strips of "Joyful" paper into 5x12".
Next, I cut two strips of "Glistening" paper int…