Jun 29, 2014

June IARC Challenge

 Hi Everyone!

I recently found out about a Challenge Blog for IamRoses.  This month's challenge is for altered picture frames.  I made this from a wooden frame from Michaels.  I painted the frame in light pink then I wrapped the frame in white lace.  Then I added a whole bunch of pink and white Iamroses.  I added a handmade paper doll to the top with red hair.  The red hair is for my grandmother who had bright red hair as a child.  I had a dream about her several years ago and in the dream, she had bright red hair that was down to her waist. I saw her with my grandfather and they were both dressed in white.  I know she is with my Mom who just passed this year. I've even seen my mom in dreams.  I want to enter this challenge in both their honor and memory.

God bless, Chan

In loving Memory of my Mother, Jeanne 1947-2014
        and my Grandmother, Ethel 1922-2002

This is a picture of my late mother, Jeanne.

Jun 7, 2014

How to Make a Five Petal Flower

Hi Everyone! 

This is the first part of the flower tutorial for the flower featured in "Paper Flowers Craft".  This is the five petal flower that I used for that project.  I will upload a video and do another blog post for the other part of the project very soon. 

Happy Crafting and God bless, Chan


Jun 4, 2014

Paper Flower Craft Made From Recycled Cardboard Panel

Hi Everyone! 

I had these cardboard panels around the house for a long time.  I decided to recycle this panel and make into artwork.  I used golden yellow for the background.  I think it was the perfect contrast to the pink handmade flowers.  I will do a tutorial about how I made these flowers very soon.  Until then, Happy Crafting to you. 

God bless, Chan

I painted the edges of the picture white because the yellow paper was
significantly smaller than the actual board.  It worked out because it
gives the picture a framed look.

Here I added the word "love" but this can also be personalized with a name to
make the perfect gift!

Happy Summer!

Jun 1, 2014

Floral Crafts Made From Recycled Materials

Hi Everyone!  Happy Sunday!

Crafts made from recycled materials is becoming a big thing in the crafting world.  It is taking us back to the way things were before when our ancestors used to make everything they had.  They were recycling way before it was popular.  Recently, I recycled a pizza box and made it into floral picture.  You know those boxes that you keep throwing away can actually be recycled and made into neat artwork.  All you need is some flowers or whatever you want to make your picture.  You can even put a house or cat or dog on your artwork. I have discovered that recycling help free up money for more other craft items like stamps and punches.  Maybe one day I find a way to make those too.  If I do, I'll let you know. 

Happy Crafting and God bless, Chan

Bigz Fun Flowers die was used for the two large flowers.

The flowers at the bottom were made with recycled novel pages.