Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Blinged Out Ride

As we continue with the fantasy theme at Miriam's Crafting Blog I decided to go traditional, the real deal, original fairytale material. I made Cinderella's Coach and I had a ball doing it!

I took a foam pumpkin, painted it white, and then sprayed it with Krylon white glitter paint. A couple of coats gave it a really nice sparkle! Then I began to build; metal tags painted shiny silver for the wheels, mounted on wood skewers painted sliver for the axles, a broken metal stand taken apart became the breeching dee, rigger, and hitch, and a miniature mirror became the door. I used strip of a pop can covered in material to make the seat and coachman's foot step.

After that is was a matter of embellishing. I used Bronze Tone Flower Embellishments for hubcaps and placed gold Candy brand dots for centers; Star Flowers painted silver with Krylon Mirror Paint then cut in half became the crown dotted with rhinestones and flat back pearls. The metal flowers, rhinestones and pearls are all from Miriam's Crafting Supplies.

Final touches included tiny strings of pearls, ribbon and flowers (some of which I painted to match), adding the chain for the harness, and of course the horses. The Cinderella figurine I picked up at Target while I was looking for the horses simply because she was so perfect with it!

And here is the final result for your inspiration, hope you like it!

Don't forget to link up to this month's challenge at Miriam's Crafting Blog for your change to win a gift certificate for her store. I Adore working with her items and if you haven't tried them now's your chance to try and win some! Click on the link above to go right to the challenge page.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Finishing" Series...Two new videos

If your interested, I've made two new videos in a series helping to teach how to finish projects off so they look complete. In the Group Chic Craftique I am the education coordinator and I was asked to help some new crafter's learn the ability to look at something and tell if it looks finished. Well that isn't an easy task because every one has their own eye for art, so with that in mind, these are my idea of  "finished". Hope you enjoy them.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Woodland Fairy Dress Form and a New Blog

Hello Everyone! I'm finally settled in my new house and have begun crafting again! Today I have two things to share with you.

First, the new blog for the store has launched with my design team for inspiration! I can not wait for you all to see the lovely things they come up with. Please go check it out when you are done here. We will post twice weekly there and I really hope you'll follow that blog too! Click this link to open it in a new window :

Gone Artsy Blog

Next is my Friday Try This At Home Tutorial for Miriam's Crafting Supplies. I've done my first video in a long time and I hope you really enjoy it!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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