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Well, I can't really tell you allllll about me! LOL. But I can tell you that I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and Christian. And I love scrapbooking, card making, painting, and altered art.  I love to coordinate parties with themes and come up with new ways to incorporate paper art into them.   I enjoy working with my hands and making something out of nothing.  It's such a wonderful thing to know that there are so many beautiful women out there who share the same passion for this hobby....ART! that I do. I draw inspiration from everything around me and from people like you! So, let's get scrappin'!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

MFP/Friends....

Hi all

I've been MIA from posting much of anything, anywhere... life has been busy and tiring!

The challenge at MFP's Friends of Speedy TV #116 is covered boxes.  You can find the challenge, which runs for another two days at  http://mfpspeedytv.ning.com/page/friends-of-speedy-tv-challenge-116-altered-box-03-17-14.  It was a fun challenge since I love altering things.  More importantly, I love creating from scratch.  So while taking a look around my desk and in my stash, I spotted a box of tissues that I have on hand and decided that I would create  tissue box cover.  Here it is:




I created it out of medium weight chipboard.  The patterned paper is an extra 12x12 sheet that I purchased for another project quite some time ago and have no idea who it's by (although I kind of think that it was from DCWV).  I don't know why I gave it a beach theme, except that I've had these shells in my stash for a long time.  I'm always saving them after my family and I have what we call a "seafood fest."  You know, crabs, oysters, fish, clams, shrimp, mussels, baked potatoes, broccoli and corn on the cob. Yum!  I painted the box with sage green acrylic paint first (which also helped to strengthen the structure of the box.  To finish it off, I added paper flowers and doilies and sealed everything with several coats of ModPodge.  I love how it turned out and I think that I'll be making a few more to scatter throughout the house.  It came together really fast!

What do you think?

Until next time
Hugs+Kisses
Renee

1 comment:

Janine said...

Looks really cool - far more interesting than your average box of tissues!