Friday, September 28, 2012

Prima Almanac Altered Mirror

We found this mirror at a thrift store and we've past it up a few times. The mirror had a beveled glass over the actual mirror with pressed old flowers in between the layers. Actually the flowers were so old the flowers were actually brown. So I took it home and previously had this idea acout how to alter it. What I had in mind was to take the mirror and sand off the mirror coating on the back. When you do this, you end up with just see thru glass. So after mapping out where I wanted to sand and how far in I wanted to go. I started the process. After sanding the mirror clear, I glued paper and lace to the back so it would show thru. I picked laces that went with whatever paper collection I used. Then I used a Jenny Bolin lady silhouette rub on. I placed it on the mirror then, wiped my finger prints off the mirror and placed the beveled glass over the mirror. The mirror came with a silver rim, it was very pliable. So I molded it around the edge of both pieces. I then pierced the holes to hand the chain and decorated the chain.
Next came the most exciting part!!! Decorating the front!! Yay don't you agree it's the best part. We love it!!! So I layed down this metal mesh, it got from the hardware store. Thanks to Miranda were addicted to METAL!! So then I colored flowers according to what the LSG blog suggested for the Almanac collection. Then I starting arranging and gluing. The back we finished up with black burlap, and to cover all of the glued paper and lace I cut a piece of cream cardstock to size. And this is the master piece we came up with. We entered this project to Bev at The Piece By Piece for her design team call. We wish everyone good luck!!! Thank you for visiting and come back soon, we have another altered mirror in the works. Enjoy!!! Hugs - Natalie/ Cydney

Prima Tea Thyme Myteddyboo Teapot Album!!!

We ordered this and a few other albums a while back and we were saving it for a beautiful paper line to come along and fit the album. Well Prima released a beautiful stunning collection called Tea Thyme. We fell in love with this collection. And it was so easy to work with the theme of the album. We used the journaling cards, the A4 paper, the collections flowers, and the chipboard pieces. We loved making this and can't wait to start on our next Myteddyboo album. Enjoy, let us know what you think!