Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Little Yellow Bicycle and Ranger Ink

You know it's got to be good when Little Yellow Bicycle teams up with Tim Holtz and Ranger Ink!
Combining the new Little Yellow Bicycle Naturals, new Little Yellow Bicycle Stamps with Ranger Inks is a perfect combination.  Both companies make quality products that make it fun and easy to create!   What's better yet?  You can find the new Naturals at your local Michaels and Hobby Lobby in addition to your other favorite scrapbook stores.  It couldn't be easier to get your hands on them!
Here is my project for this swap.  I had a blast experimenting with the inks and stains! 
Altered Frame

Be sure to check out the Little Yellow Bicycle Blog for close-ups and instructions.
Guess what?  We are giving some away!While you are there, read all about how you can win some of the new Naturals for yourself!
Also, Little Yellow Bicycle is now on Twitter and Instagram!  There is a lot going on so be sure to follow us to hear all the news first!


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Altering with Bo Bunny

The Bo Bunny Design Team is altering today! 
With Easter right around the corner, I decided that making an Easter Basket seemed like a perfect fit.  I haven't decide where I'm going to put it.  I am leaning toward putting it on a cake plate and using it for a centerpiece on my kitchen table. 
Easter Basket
I am loving the new doilies from Bo Bunny!  I used them to make this 'ruffle'.  Each package comes with 20, so there are lots to use!  I used 14 for this basket.  It has about a 22 inch circumference.
The flowers that come with each collection are so pretty and so easy to layer.  I finished off the centers with little pearls from the jewel package that co-ordinates.
A border punched strip topped with a straight strip is added for the handle.
After glueing down the doilies, I finished off the inside to cover up the gathered and glued sections.
Tip:  To make the ruffle, fold the doilies in half and gather them up with your fingers.  Glue each one to the inside of a paper mache box. 
Be sure to check out the Bo Bunny Blog for more altering ideas!