Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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 :)
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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!

4 comments:

  1. This is fabulous! Love those colors!

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

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  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!!

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

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