Hope all of you are having a fantabulous week! I sure am. I found a great
find on a curb this week. I was on my way to the gas station and saw this
unusual art piece on the curb with a 'free' sign on it. It immediately got out
and grabbed it because it was something I knew I can alter into something great!
Want to see what I found? Here ya go:
The patches in the center were padded pieces of quilt art. It looks bad up
close, lol! I decided to rip those babies out with my Tim
Holtz scossors and see what's hiding underneath.
After removing the patches and lining fur, I started painting it with gesso.
I used 3 coats to try and get a crisp white look. I was able to retain some of
that natural crackle as well.
Ahh..I was loving it already. I decided to add some patterned paper at this
point. I used this AWESOME Christmas collection called Joyus
by Authentique. Loads of stickers and cutouts! (more projects coming with
At this point, I thought it needed something extra to make the edges pop. So
I decided to outline them with black paint. It was rough, but I got it on there
Now comes the fun part! I started decorating. I created a wreath using my
Cameo - love this thing! It was a TON of little leaves to fold and place, but it
was all worth it in the end. I added the punch outs from the Joyus
paper collection and popped those up with pop
dots. I added some faux cherries and gold colored balls from a spray I got
I added some lace and trim that I got from Hobby Lobby and a string of gold
color beads to tie it all in.
For some final touches, I used some silk flowers to create a little floral
collage on the corners, added some lace to hang the piece, some stickles to add
flair and finished with a tiny bow on both ends. Voila!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you were able to gather some Holiday
inspiration. Maybe you can go out on a hunt for someone's 'trash' and make it
your 'treasure'! Be sure to check out Scrapyland's
store for these items and more!