Although I did not make it out to the garage sales this weekend I still have a post to share from last weekend. A few things for the craft room. More storage which you can never have enough of.
First off I always wipe down and clean anything I bring into the house. So these little finds are left in the back yard while I made breakfast.
I love going to garage sales with hubby. He makes me smile :) Anytime there's a lemonade stand he will buy a few cups (not actually have any) but tell the kids that he is paying for the next few customers that stop by! :) :) :)
That cute little sewing machine I picked up for a buck. I actually picked it up for a friend that wants to sew on cards. Too bad it does not work properly. So it's in the trash and I will keep on looking for her!
That singer thing in the back of the photo is a sewing machine cover and it totally fits my
sewing machine so for 2 bucks I was quite thrilled with that find!
I've been on the lookout for globes that I can alter and came across this lamp. It actually lights up. It was 2 bucks and it's now in the craft room! The white wire rack is from Provocraft for paint bottle storage. Not quite sure what I will be doing with this find...it was also 2 dollars.
The tall red Ikea shelf was 5 bucks and probably intended for CD's. I was not sure
how I was going to use it but I figured it would come in handy in the craft room!
The other caddy in the photo will be handy for note pads, pens ect and was only a dollar.
and a close up!!
Here's the lamp in action :)
And the shelf put to use. Wood stamp storage, well that just worked out perfect!
A little DYI with the caddy. I try to look at the bones of a piece remember look past the colour .. you can always paint it to
change the look. I used cream colour chalk paint and a light sanding for a distress look.
And the almost finished project! Still need to fit the washi roll in and paint the dowel. That will be for another day!
Thanks for peeking. Looking forward to the next garage sale share!
I've been experimenting with Copics and Canvas. These tags have been down in my craft room
for some time now. I stamped Stazon ink along with my High Hopes stamps and coloured up
Added a ribbon frill to each tag by using a zig zag stitch, butterfly, lace, bead and a cloth sentiment tag too!
I love these new darling diva stamps from High Hopes. These gals are the sweetest!!!
Also created a friendship tag stamped on canvas:) !!
Heat pressed a cute sentiment on the back that reads "all you need is love and a cat"
I used my High hopes stamps with
Stazons Ink and and applied it to the
front of the bag.
Pulled out my Copic markers and
coloured the canvas.
Some tips I have if your going to try this technique ... (as I discovered along the way).
Let the ink fully dry (probably let dry overnight is the best). I had some minor smudging along the way. Partially due to the fact that I didn't give my ink a chance to dry and its best to dot (up and down) the marker in areas with a lot of ink lines ( like the face).
The background is airbrushed using copic markers along with a die cut cloud that I used as a stencil.
Patches approves this project! :)
Join us for our Anything Goes challenge. Here's the link: June Challenge
The image is coloured with Copic markers, fussy cut and mounted on pop dots. Some
pretty pink hair on this gal, sewing stitches
and spring pattern papers too!
Banner flags were also added along with shimmery sequins!
The flowers are cut from an old paint chip and was a perfect match with the background pattern paper. An awesome sentiment, butterflies, cream acrylic paint were added to the card. The image is coloured with Copic markers, fussy cut and pop dotted for added dimension.
Thanks for peeking. Join in on this months challenge over at One Crazy Stamper!
I used a cut file and cut out a bathtub. Placed
this gal inside along with some bubbles, shower curtain and
floral wall paper too.
The image was coloured with copic markers, and fussy cut then
pop dotted for added dimension.
Thanks for peeking!
Looking forward to seeing your creation in this months challenge!
I am from Toronto Canada and I love the simple things in life. The garden, rubber stamping, scrapbooking, old things, pyrex and Fiestaware. I am married to my best friend and we have 2 cats. My idea of a Vacation is relaxing at home working on small projects (boring I know), but I love it!
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