Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Window Screen Decoration

I am so excited about this decoration that I just had to share it with you.  I have had this rusty Basement Window Screen in my home office leaning the wall for about three years. When I like something, I always know that if I wait, it will come together with something else and something will get created. 
 It doesn't have to last for more than one season, because I know I will come up with another one.  And Bob is so good about picking up stuff for me.  (He gets around)  So, I don't know where this one came from, but I saved it.
Then I went to lunch with my daughter in law last week for her birthday and she suggested Steins after lunch.  Whoopee.  There were some gorgeous metal flowers for hanging.  I knew in a minute that I needed them. 
They are two layers, with metal petals on the bottom and - you guessed it - painted screening petals on the top layer.  They were all different colors, but I thought this pretty pink would go with my screen.
So I scrubbed up the frame, painted out a slightly rusty spot on the screen using some acrylic paint, measured where I wanted the flowers to rest and marked everything and then had Bob drill holes and put a piece of fixture chain on top to hang it.
I love it to pieces.

Close up of Flowers

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Victorine Easter Challenge

 Hi Everyone,
These cards are for the current Victorine Originals Challenge located HERE.    Last I checked it was not posted yet, but you could be the first.  The challenge is to make an Easter card.  I made two because they were so fun and so opposite.  The first one is kind of Traditional.  I used a gray background for the sentiment part and balanced it with more gray on the left side in the strip of designer cardstock.
The typical purple for Easter is punched on one side with an EK Success border punch and I used a Memory Box Dogwood Blossom stuck on with glue and a mini brad  Happy Easter is a Victorine Originals stamp
The second card I call Mixed Easter because I have both the Christian cross with the Victorine rose stamped on the designer cardstock and the secular Easter Bunny.  No eggs or basket though. I just couldn't fit them in.  These are both glued onto a piece of burlap as I LOVE texture on a card most any time.  These were fun to make.  Check out the Victorine Challenge and make one of your own.