Ridiculously Fablous

Monday, December 12, 2011

Opal 10 - Wish

Here is the sketch for Opal 10 by Heather Conklin for Scrapbooksteals

Here is my page.
I didn't get a chance to have pictures printed this week so I had to work with what I had. My page is quite different than the sketch, but I love that I was still able to do the strips of paper in the background. Great sketch, Heather!

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Buffet & Hutch makeover!

When we bought our current house, I knew I wanted a large-ish piece of furniture on one end of the dining room for storage and to display china. I started looking online and knew right away that I did not want to pay full retail for a new piece. I browsed through some online classifieds and found a few good candidates. Here is what we ended up with.
It had definitely been well used and was outdated. We debated between painting or re-staining it. I would have loved to paint it white & distress it a little, but I knew it would just get lost in the sea of white & light colours in our kitchen/dining room. So we decided it would be stained a dark brown to make it really stand out.
It does have the other drawer and a hutch, but my husband was already sanding them down by the time I got out to the garage to take pictures. You'll have to use your imagination for that one. One of the hutch doors had gold paint "criss-crosses" on the glass.

 My husband sanded the top of the buffet and all the drawer & door fronts right down to the wood before re-staining it. The stain colour we picked was very dark, and I honestly thought I would have a very dark buffet & hutch when all was said and done. I was a little disappointed when I went out to take a peek after he started staining it. But I am glad that it turned out this way. I love the wood grain that now shows through on the top and front. I also love the accent of the darker colours on the edges and door accents.
He stained the whole thing and put a few coats of polyurethane on to finish it off. I used a razor blade to scrape the gold paint off the glass and we picked out some new hardware that went with the rest of our kitchen and dining room.
I love it!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Silhouette Advent Calendar

 I recently purchased the Silhouette Advent Calendar from Scrapbooksteals and have been busy making all the little boxes and drawers for it! Here is the finished product!
 For a list of the materials I used, see the bottom of this post.

 Here are some close-ups so you can see the details :)

Christmas is coming, and we are counting down the days!

Materials Used:
  • Echo Park - Season's Greetings and Dots & Stripes Christmas
  • Imaginisce - Cottage Christmas and Santa's Little Helper
  • Authentique - Wonder
  • Lily Bee Design - Christmas Town
  • Kraft
  • Echo Park - Dots & Stripes Christmas
  • Imaginisce - Cottage Christmas, hot rocks and glam rocks
  • Making Memories - Pearls, metal signage
  • TPC Studio - dome stickers
  • Basic Grey - Small Details stickers
  • Twinery - twine
  • Creatology - bells
  • Ribbon & tulle - from my stash
Numbers & Letters
  • American Crafts - Thickers
  • Authentique - Petite Type circle stickers
  • Cosmo Cricket - Tiny Type stickers
  • Silhouette - heat transfer material
  • Making Memories - metal signage
  • Colorbox - Fluid Chalk Ink
And of course, my Silhouette SD to cut all the backgrounds, drawers, boxes, and some embellishments!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Opal #9 - No Title

Here is the sketch for Opal 9

Here's my page.
It's going in our wedding album so there is no title or journalling. I would go crazy trying to think of a new title for every page! :)