Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Heavenly Altered Wooden Book Box~

I don't know about you, but I just love a sweet spot to tuck in treasures and momentos, and one of these little altered wooden boxes are so perfect, with the hidden slide out drawer, it makes stashing secrets so beautiful!!

I created the following using the June Scraps Of Elegance Kit~Stephanie's Treasure:

I started with the wooden box with the hidden drawer and painted it in Dina Wakley Gesso to seal it and get it primed for all my techniques and layers. 

On the front of the box, I layered in layers of distressed papers from the kit, and added some Reneabouquets Sheer Romance Lace at the bottom.

I tucked in a piece that I tore off one of the large flowers from the Floral Add On, and then painted one of the little chipboard frames from the kit and added on some of the Prills from the Embellishment Add On. I then added my sweet photo. The photo was one that I purchased from Etsy Digital Artist- Ireland Rose's Nostalgia. Her images are wonderful and very high quality. I use them in my work often. I can digitally alter a lot my own images, but I love supporting other artists as well.

In the top right hand corner I added a Prima Heart Resins dusted with the Prills, and some of the smaller flowers from the kit.

At the bottom corner, I added on some fuzzy trim from my stash, the large flower from the Floral Add On that I tore the bottom piece from , a small flower from the kit and a Reneabouquets Camellia Flowers in Ivory. I topped off the look with a set of 2 of my Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Lavender Dreams Butterflies

I then coated the sides and the back with Prima Platinum Crackle Texture Paste, letting it air dry for a deeper crackle and then inking over the texture to bring out the crackle even more. 

On the "binding" side of the book box, which is actually a pull out drawer, I inked and added on some Reneabouquets Butterfly Lace, then created a drawer pull out of a bobbin mounted onto a small Prima Oval Frame Resins and topped with a Reneabouquets Princess Rhinestone Button.

On the back side of the box I rubbed on some of the TH Rub Ons from the kit, and then went over the back with the Dina Wakley Gesso just to soften it up a bit and then inked over it to bring out the crackle. 

I hope you have a wonderful 4th Of July weekend, and hopefully find lots of time for family and friends!! Make lots of memories and then create some sweet spots filled with them. Hugs ~Renea

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Make A Little Magic With The Scraps Of Elegance June Kit~

The Scraps Of Elegance June Kit~Stephanie's Treasure has now sold out!! The kits that Melinda Kelly puts together are so amazing and in order not to miss out on them, you  have to purchase a subscription, and right now she is running a $5.00 off any $35.00 purchase special through June 27th, so it is a perfect time to grab a kit subscription as well as sign up to be permanent on any of the gorgeous monthly Add Ons. 

The following is a layout that I created using the Stephanie's Treasure Kit. 

I wanted to capture a really soft Shabby Chic meets "edgy" look, so I started with a piece of the wood grain paper from the kit.

I then created some layers underneath my photo by taking more of the kit paper , tearing some corrugated board that I painted with Dina Wakley Gesso and then edged with Ranger Texture Paste , then sprinkled the texture paste with some Reneabouquets Chunky Glitter Glass In Pink for that "Chunky" sparkly texture that I love!! I then curled the paper randomly around the chipboard for added dimension, and added my photo.

Next came some random curling around the edge of my layout, and I then layered in some more of that gesso, texture paint and Glitter Glass edged corrugated board behind them.
I then dripped some of the Gesso onto my layout and sprinkled it with more of the RB Glitter Glass. 

I created floral sections, by adding on the paper doilies from the kit, cheesecloth from my stash, flowers from this month's floral add on. I dabbed over the large flower with some of the Dina Wakley Gesso to soften the color, and then sprayed it with spray adhesive and sprinkled on some Reneabouquets Chunky Glitter Glass In Diamond to add some sparkle and texture. 

A View of the top floral layer and the dimension of all the colors and textures. 

I then used the Stamp from the Embellishment Add On, and stamped the corner of my layout. I added some silver wire to "hang" two of the little light bulbs from the EAO and then took the ribbon from the kit, tied little bows and topped them with some little hand painted mulberry flowers.

I pleated and tucked in some Reneabouquets Dainty Flower Lace at the torn top and bottom corners of the corrugated board. Added another little light bulb and then inked over a Prima Resin Ballerina
To top off the layout with that special touch, I added some of my Reneabouquets Sweet Pea Glitter Glass Butterflies from the Reneabouquets.com and Reneabouquets Etsy.

I hope you are having fun creating a little magic of your own this Summer!! Hugs ~Renea

Items used on this layout from the Reneabouquets.com and the Reneabouquets Etsy:

Reneabouquets Sweet Pea Glitter Glass Butterflies
Reneabouquets Dainty Flower Lace

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Timeless Beauty~Scraps of Elegance - St├ęphanie's Treasure Kit

The Scraps Of Elegance June Kit~Stephanie's Treasure has arrived and it certainly is a Treasure!!! With those gorgeous Blue Fern Papers and Chipboard along with all the other yumminess, it was calling my name from the time it arrived at my door!!

For my first project is a layout that I created with a sweet Vintage Image that I digitally colored to go with my color scheme. 

I started with a layer of the kit paper, that I stenciled with a damask stencil and Dina Wakley Gesso,

 I then cut down another layer of the floral print paper that I edged with some Delicate Beauty Lace and then cut another piece of matching kit paper and layed it in horizontally.

In this month's Embellishment Add On there was a beautiful Blue Fern Chipboard Heart, and I painted it with the white gesso, then script stamped it. I layered on some Reneabouquets Chunky Glitter Glass in Lavender, and then layered some of the Prills from the Embellishment Add On. I absolutely love those things!! They are so beautiful and unique~

Next, I added a piece that I fussy cut from the papers and then topped it with my photo. I water distressed the edging o the horizontal piece and wrinkled it up, then topped it with an Anastasia Brooch, and added some more lace. I added some Reneabouquets Shabby Lavender Rose Butterflies for added dimension and texture. 

On the chipboard I added flowers from this month's Floral Add On.

Created another floral layer with more Floral Add On Flowers, tucked in some stash fuzzy trim and then popped in a Prima Resin Heart.

At the bottom corner of my layout, I misted a Sweet Heart Applique, added more Floral Add On Flowers along with the little hearts that were in one of the flower packs ( I took them off the sticks), and more fuzzy trim for texture.

Here you can see all the dimension and texture you can get with one of the Scraps Of Elegance Kits!! That is one of the things that I love about our kits. Melinda puts in lots of elements that allow you to scrap outside the box!!

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!! Hugs ~Renea

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Prima Garden Fable Mini Album~ A Reneabouquets.com & Reneabouquets Etsy Project

Today, I have a Mini Album that I created with the new Garden Fable line by Prima. You can find items from the new line, along with almost everything you see on this mini album in either the Reneabouquets.com Store or the Reneabouquets Etsy.

I started with a Reneabouquets 6 x 6 Chipboard Mini Album, and added two layers of distressed paper from the Prima Garden Fable 6 x 6 Paper Pad 

Next, I added  some Reneabouquets Timeless Vintage Lace, and then started to add in embellishments. There is a Prima Oval Resin that I backed with paper from the paper pad, and topped with a Reneabouquets Tiny Treasure Oh So Pinkalicious Butterfly, I popped on a Reneabouquets Chubby Cherub Die Cut and added bling to her wings, added a Prima Bird's Nest, layered in cheesecloth and feathers for texture and then added some Prima Butterfly Collection Pupa Flowers, and tucked in a Prima Garden Fable Chipboard & More piece.

At the corner, I tore and rolled down the paper and then layered in a Reneabouquets Sweet Heart Applique, a Prima Garden Fable Chipboard & More piece, and some stash Prima flowers.

I created a closure system for the album using a metal bobbin from the Reneabouquets Sewing Trinkets Pack topped with a Reneabouquets Large Glamorous Rhinestone Button that wraps closed with hand dyed seam binding. 

Here you can see all the dimension the layering gives and all the textures of all the trims and different embellishments. 

On the Large 2 Inch D-Rings that I use on my Albums, I tired on tulle, hand dyed seam binding along with pieces of  Reneabouquets Butterfly Lace   and Reneabouquets Crochet Lace #001. I added a sweet little vile filled with Reneabouquets Chunky Glitter Glass In Pink and a little fairy sitting on a star charm from the Reneabouquets Fairy Trinkets Pack.

Here you can see how "Chunky" these albums allow you to get, using all your FAV embellishments, trinkets and trims!!

Page One and Page Two feature layers of Prima Fairy Gable paper, Pockets filled with tags cut from the papers and from the Prima Garden Fable Ticket & Tag Set topped with hand dyed seam binding and paper roses. I topped the Reneabouquets Butterfly Lace   with sequins from the Prima Garden Fable Chipboard & More and glued some randomly to the papers. In the corners are Ivory Flowers from the Reneabouquets Camillia Flower Set.

A view of the double sided tags in the pockets. 

For Page Three and Four, I used paper from the paper pad, added paper doilies that I topped with tags from the tag set and accented with pearls, The chipboard pieces are from the Chipboard & More Set, the tickets and little match book journal are from the Tag Me Set and the flowers and butterfly are from the Pupa Flower Set. The large tag was cut from the paper pad and topped with hand dyed seam binding and a Reneabouquets Timeless Buttons- In Silver.

The little tickets can be unclipped, the little match book journal comes off the velcro so that it can be used and the large tag can be untucked and used for journaling or small photos. 

For page Five and Six, there is Reneabouquets Victorian Days Lace, a chipboard frame for a photo, photo spaces, a sweet decorated chipboard and more piece and Flowers from the Reneabouquets Camillia Flower Set In Pink.

For Page Seven and Eight, there is layers of the paper pad paper, pockets formed from the papers and  Reneabouquets Shabby Dream Pink Lace. The flower and butterfly are from the Pupa Flower Set and there is another large tag that untucks. 

View of large tag untucked. 

A back view of the album.

The Reneabouquets.com and Reneabouquets Etsy Store offers a one stop shopping experience that makes putting together "beautiful with an edge" projects like this mini album , a snap!! 

I hope you have enjoyed a walk through my album, and I hope you find the time to create something beautiful this Summer!! Hugs ~Renea

 Links To Items Used In This Mini:

Friday, May 29, 2015

Heart~Scraps Of Darkness/Scraps Of Elegance ATC Swap

Just a quick Friday post to show you an ATC that I created for my Scraps Of Darkness/Scraps Of Elegance ATC Swap partner~Tosha Crow. I used the Scraps Of Elegance Lynne's Garden Terrace Kit to put this little gem together and I chose the Lavenders and Purples, because I knew that was Tosha's  FAV color!

If you would like to join us for some of the super fun challenges and swaps, please join us here:

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs ~Renea

Items used from  Reneabouquets.com  and the Reneabouquets Etsy :

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Reneabouquets Chubby Little Cherub 3D Tea Cup DIY Kits~Now Available!

Anyone who knows my work, knows that I love to do miniatures, and now you too can create the sweet little teacup that you see in the photo for yourself!! This Reneabouquets DIY Kit includes everything you need to put together your own version of the one that I created as an example, and you can find them here:
or here:

The Tea Cup Die Cut set, is one that I took a template that I use to put together my little 3D Tea Cups that I do, did a digital redraw and improved upon the design, then turned it into a die cut so that I can offer my customers the die cut pieces for them to easily put together their own little works of art!! I even have a step out video that I created, walking you through the steps to put the pieces together here:


Each listing includes:

1-3 D Die Cut Set in the papers shown (this paper was created by me just for this cup). This set is created with quality, thick Reneabouquets Paper for a piece that comes together beautifully. The papers are double sided with the same pattern so that you can create your cup either right facing or left facing.

1-Ball Of Poly Fluff wrapped in tulle for you to stuff your cup with

1-Large White with Rhinestone and Pearl Center, Chiffon Fabric Flower (this will form the base for all your treasures that you fill the cup with).

1-Chubby Little Cherub Die Cut~This little cherub was created by me from an old Vintage Photo that I restored, recolored, drew cherub wings onto then turned into a precision cut die cut that really makes her stand out. Her base is scored so that you can bend it and attach her to the fabric flower.

1-6 piece Set of Crystals to decorate the wings with

3-Small White Feathers

1-Prima Birds Nest in style Sparrow

3-Hand Tinted Mulberry Paper Flowers

2-Green Mulberry Paper Leaves

1-Tiny Silver Metal Tea Pot Charm with Tea Time on the front

1-Silver "Love" Stick

1- Reneabouquets Hand Crafted Tiny Treasure Cinderella's Glass Slipper Butterfly with Silver Antenna

1-Small piece of Cheesecloth and small piece of tulle for bottom of cup

1-Lace Piece for Bottom of cup

1-Silver Spoon with Sugar ( Reneabouquets Chunky Glitter Glass)

Because I care about quality, Card Stock & Papers are Acid-Free & Lignin- Free.

My papers and cherub were printed on a Professional Printer using Epson Ultrachrome K3 inks which are archival safe, permanent inks. This producies archival prints with amazing color fidelity, gloss level, and scratch resistance as well as a finish that is water and medium proof.

These 3D Tea Cups can be used for so many things!! Your imagination is the limit. I use them for my miniatures, but they can be used for party & wedding favor packaging, small gifts, treat bags, shower & tea decorations and so much more.

Thank you so much to all of you who support my work and allow me to make a living doing what I love!!

Hugs ~Renea

Monday, May 18, 2015

Hope Altered Book Box~

As we get closer and closer to Summer time, my mind starts to wonder to the beach, and when I saw this old Vintage Photograph , I just knew that I had to use the Scraps Of Darkness Kit~Laura's Wish to create a Memory Box that reflected a time worn seaside look.

I started with a paper mache book box that I coated with Dina Wakely Gesso, and then added layers of distressed and Tim Holtz Weather Wood Inked  kit papers. 

Next, I added in some of the Ephemera pieces from the kit,  then  came my photo.  I rolled some of the kit papers and tied them together with burlap string and added them in with the ephemera pieces.

 and  I then added some clocks that I fussy cut out from the kit papers, adding a Prima Sea Resin Starfish piece and some Prima Metal Clock Hands to the one at the bottom photo corner. 

The bricks were cut from the Prima packaging housing some of the kit embellishments that I painted with Prima White Sand Texture Paste. The flowers were from this month's floral add on, the seashells were some real ones from my stash, and the Tiny Treasures Patina Butterflies  are from my Reneabouquets.com and Reneabouquets Etsy Shop.

For the "binding " Side I layered on Tissue Tape and some Delicate Beauty Lace. Inking over the tissue tape to get depth of color. 

I created "pages" using a Ranger Texture Paste, technique and inking. The book ties closed with hand dyed seam binding ribbon.

On the inside I inked the gesso painting, added on strips of tissue tape and then layered some of the kit Ephemera into the bottom and Mod Podged over it, then gesso and Crackle Painted over them to give them a faded, time worn look. 

For the back I heavily distressed and inked kit paper with the "Learn from yesterday, Live for today, Hope for tomorrow " quote on it that I used on the front of the box. 

Thank you so much for dropping by!! I hope you have enjoyed my off the page project, and that you find the time to make and keep some Summer memories of your own!! Hugs ~Renea

Items from the Reneabouquets.com and Reneabouquets Etsy Shop that were used on this project:

Prima Sea Resin Starfish
Tim Holtz Crackle Paint