Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wednesday DT Challenge!!!

Hello!! It's Valerie again!!

We are going to start something new and exciting on the M2R blog! Every Wednesday, the DT will post a new challenge. You will have until the next Wednesday to complete the challenge. If you do complete it, you can earn 5 Diva Points to go towards your monthly charm!!

For the first challenge, it's going to be a card challenge. I want you to create a card with these 3 things: distressing, sticker(s), and ribbon.

Can't wait to see what you do!

Here's an example:

Monday, April 6, 2009

Altered Wooden Flower Vase

Hello!! This is Valerie and today I would like to guide you through how I made the wooden altered vase with the Moments To Remember April Kit, "Abbey Road."

I love making paper flowers and putting them in some sort of an arrangement. They are great for decorating your home or for giving as a gift!

The one I made with the Moments To Remember “Abbey Road” April Kit is super easy.

I found the wooden vase at Hobby Lobby. It was a bright purple color. To change the color, I first spray painted it with a Primer and then went back over it with White Spray Paint. After that was good and dry, I got to work on the rest of the arrangement.

I used a couple of flower punches…but you could also use a die cutting machine (if you have one) for the flowers…or create them yourself! There are a few flowers that I cut out from the Abbey Road Vine sheet with my Xacto knife.

After I had punched the flowers out, I layered them on top of each other and secured them with a brad.

Then, I used floral wire and glued the wire to the flowers. This will need some time to dry.

While the flowers dried, I decorated the wooden vase with the paper. I glued the Abbey Road Vine paper to the vase and then cut around it with my Xacto. Using a scallop border punch, I punched a strip of white cardstock and also of the Abbey Road Dot paper and layered them in the center of the vase. Then, I tied a ribbon around the center of the vase and attached a tag from the Abbey Road Cutouts Sheet. I cut one more flower out of the Abbey Road Vine paper and attached it to the tag…along with some of the cardstock sticker vines from the Abbey Road Combo Sticker Sheet. To finish off the look of the vase, I inked around all the edges.

Finally, I filled the inside of the vase with floral foam and making sure the glue was dry on the flower stems, I inserted them into the foam.

I finished it off with a few ribbon ties around the stems and glued a few punched out butterflies to the stems.

To hide the floral foam, I cut a few strips of the pattern paper from the kit and curled those strips around a pencil. Then, I glued the curled strips to the inside of the vase.

If you would like to make a project like this or anything else using the April "Abbey Road" kit, go to:

Happy Scrapping!!