May 19, 2013

How to do Crafts and Make a Color Wheel with Paper Roses

Hi Everyone!  I made another color wheel made with Paper Roses.  I used colors that I use most of the time.   For instance, instead of red, I used pink.  I also substituted orange for peach and mint green for true green.  This color wheel now reflects more of the colors that I actually use all the time.

This will hang on the wall in front of my craft desk so I can refer to it when I am making my next project.

Happy Crafting to you and God bless, Chan

This is a modified version of the traditional color wheel.  I added white to all the colors to get pastels that I use.

From left to right:  Traditional Colors:  Yellow-Orange, Orange, Red-Orange, Light Red, Red-Violet,  Light Violet, Blue-violet
My colors:  Light Peach, peach, Pink-Peach, Pink, Mulberry, Lilac, Country blue

From Left to Right:  Traditional Colors  Yellow, Yellow-Green, Green, Blue- Green, Blue
My Colors - Lemon, Sage, Mint Green, Robin's Egg blue, Baby blue 

May 13, 2013

Crafts to Make Happy Mother's Day Gift Set

I made a gift set for my mother which included a a picture and card.  I used BoBunny's Country Garden papers. Then I used matching lace, paper roses, and other embellishments to decorate the set.  This can be used for birthdays, Christmas, baby showers, and wedding gift ideas as well.

Happy Mother's Day!

May 11, 2013

How to do Crafts Altered Storage Cabinet

I found this wooden cabinet at a yard sale.  It was a dark wood.  I wanted something to match my room so I painted it with cream, winter white, and pink.  Then I decorated it with matching embellishments.

I found this cabinet at a yard sale.  

I painted this winter white, cream, and pink to match my room.

I used pink rosettes and white seam binding to decorate the outside of the cabinet.

The inside of the cabinet, I added scrapbook paper to the shelves from DCWV's Spring Fling collection.

To prevent little spiders from crawling in, I covered the back of the heart openings with  square pieces of cardboard covered with scrapbook paper.  

I distressed the edges with mint green and vintage photo distress ink by Tim Holtz. 

I added wooden flowers to the side of the the cabinet to embellish the side.

I used the same pink rosettes on the side of the cabinet.

Now my little cabinet matches my room perfectly.