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FRIENDS in ART: Vintage Wooden Houses. You all know what it's like when your "Muse" leaves you...you got nothing...no ideas, no thoughts...NOTHING.

FRIENDS in ART: Vintage Wooden Houses

Well, that's where I was. And then, sitting there, looking at the walls of my Studio, seeing projects that I really love, several seemed to have a general "theme". Finnabair: Cabinet of Curiosities or... Steampunk Deer. Hi again my friends, I hope your Holidays are the best and you have enough time to spend it with your loved ones doing the things you simply enjoy the most!

Finnabair: Cabinet of Curiosities or... Steampunk Deer

As I promised you in our Christmas Blogpost, today I'm back with my latest project, a bit quirky mix of steampunk and Christmas inspired home decor... in short words, let me introduce you to my Steampunk Deer and its little Cabinet of Curiosities! I think I had this paper-mache deer for ages, it was never the right time to use it, I hadn't any idea how to decorate or paint it properly and then, one day the inspiration struck me: I needed something really fun to do, something special, a bit crazy, a bit quirky - something which I can put on display in my house with a real pleasure. I ran to my beloved rubbish boxes and started digging to find the right elements to put my vision together... luckily I've got quite a lot of elements to choose from, so there is no problem with mixing and matching!

FRIENDS in ART: Snowflake House for SYWA Vol. 6 with Finnabair. Today it's time for anotherSpread Your Wings Academy vol. 6 over on theFinnabair Blog.

FRIENDS in ART: Snowflake House for SYWA Vol. 6 with Finnabair

Mine is here, too, but there's 3 more you'll want to see over there using some of ourfavorite products. Faux Wood Coffin Curiosities by Nicole Wright. Instructions.

Faux Wood Coffin Curiosities by Nicole Wright

"Haunted" - DecoArt media Challenge! Hi and servus!

"Haunted" - DecoArt media Challenge!

Today I have something exciting to share with you - not only my haunted house I made but also the reason why I made it: the start of the. Beneath the Sea. Hello, Friends!

Beneath the Sea

When I saw Rebecca's final project for my Team, my heart stopped. 'Epic' is the only word to describe what she's created - a magical underwater fantasy... A real treat and amazing inspiration! Hello my lovely creative friends... Well today brings closure to my time on the Finnabair Creative Team, this will be my last project for this amazing team.

Spooky Book Cabinet Tutorial. Scrapbook Flair: Haunted Vintage Trailer Carousel - Graphic 45 Guest Designer. Happy Birthday to Me!!!

Scrapbook Flair: Haunted Vintage Trailer Carousel - Graphic 45 Guest Designer

I am OVER THE MOON excited to be Graphic 45 Guest Designer and how perfect since today is my birthday!!! Pushing The Right Buttons: It's Summer! at Frilly and Funkie. Hello and welcome!

Pushing The Right Buttons: It's Summer! at Frilly and Funkie

Over at the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog I'm standing in as host for Nancy with her choice of theme, 'It's Summer! ' Here's what Nancy has to say about the theme; "Let us know what you love about Summer. Do you enjoy travelling, growing a garden, or laying on the beach? Create a vintage or shabby chic project, card, or layout showcasing what you enjoy most about this wonderful season. " Artfully Musing: VOYAGES EXTRAORDINIARES Steampunk Shadowbox & Diorama Plus New Collage Sheets & Digital Image Sets. While planning your summer vacation you might want to consider taking a “Voyage Extraordinaire”.

Artfully Musing: VOYAGES EXTRAORDINIARES Steampunk Shadowbox & Diorama Plus New Collage Sheets & Digital Image Sets

Several modes of transportation are available, all steam powered. You could travel by dirigible, balloon, steam powered flying backpack, flying bicycle or flying train. All modes of travel depart from either the Skyport or Train Station. Looks like both the Skyport and Train Station are busy today. Frilly and Funkie: Saturday Step X Step- Crackling Glass. Well, who doesn't love Crackle!

Frilly and Funkie: Saturday Step X Step- Crackling Glass

Why not crackle glass! Oh the possibilities! Welcome to this Frilly and Funkie Saturday Step X Step. I'll show you how I crackle glass perfect for your projects or paper crafts and while it dries we'll watercolor and bend metal! Mixed Media Place: Freedom Box. Do you have sweet tooth? Artfully Musing: EXPEDITION AFRICA – NEW Out of Africa & Vintage Maps Collage Sheets and Vintage Maps Digital Image Set. Perhaps you would like to join a group of intrepid explorers armed with only cameras and an adventurous spirit. In this scene they are setting up base camp in preparation to delve into the heart of the Dark Continent. Let me introduce you to the group. First, there is Sir Stompington III the expedition leader and his lovely wife Lady Tallia Necker.

Monsieur Chromatic is a great asset to the group as he is a biologist and author of book “Primitive Humans and their Habitat”. Next, is the world renown adventuress Rita Swiftness. Colonel Rory McPherson is serving as the expedition guide and the dashing Wing Commander (Ret.) All are preparing in anticipation of future discoveries. Most of the images you see in the scene are from my new collage sheets and digital image set. Messy Craft: CC3C - Challenge 24. Hi All, Artfully Musing: REGENCY CAROUSEL. This is a project I started over a year ago when I created the “Letters from the Past &“Day’s Gone By” collage sheets.

I finished it up this past summer and just haven’t gotten around to posting it. The core of the piece is made from a round box and a sea salt container. I covered the top and bottom with decorative paper. For the center I used a scene from the Day’s Gone By digital image set. Don't fall asleep on the train : nosleep. That Craft Place Challenge Blog: VonPappe Wednesday #5. Servus and welcome back to "VonPappe Wednesday! And you're just in time to also check out the brand new challenge "Film (Inspired)" that started this Sunday and get inspired by the brilliant makes of the fab TCP team (over HERE)! Inspiration Mobile - my plans for 2015. Crafty goodies: My configuration box....is done! I have been at it all day but what a day!!! I took a picture without the top, of the Tim Holtz configuration box, on so you could see some of the cool "momentos" I have put in my box.

That was the hardest part~finding just the right piece of "special" to go in the small space! I used Jenni Bowlin paper, Tim Holtz tissue tape and Graphic45 decorative hardware, for the side of the box. Isn't that stamped domino just the cutest ever!!! I also painted the box feet with gold acrylic paint dabber by Adirondack. This picture shows the paper on top of the box~I love the oranges, browns, and greens!!! Matchbox halloween collage… The decorative detail complimented by the simplistic color palette makes this project from creative coordinator paula cheney an instant halloween fave. the mix of elements, surfaces, and technique always inspires innovative ideas that showcase paula’s artistic styling of pure vintage perfection…t! M Like a lot of other people, love decorating for Halloween. Ain't That Artsy Fartsy. HAPPY HAPPY FRIDAY!! Journey Configurations Box. It’s no secret i love configurations! Ever since their launch, these customizable boxes have allowed me to create using dimensional elements in new ways. today richele christensen shares a great step by step tutorial to show you just how easy they are to create one for yourself. so whether you incorporate your favorite photos, found elements, or special keepsakes, configurations can be customized to your creativity – think of the possibilities…t!

M I love to make Configurations, whether it’s a Configuration box, a tray or even a Configuration book your imagination will lead you on an amazing creative journey. A Storybook Circus 2014. Last year at this time I was getting ready to leave for my most favorite place--Disneyworld! One of the very fun places to visit there is Fantasyland which they've been doing a lot of updating to. I was inspired by The Storybook Circus there--you can see how it helped me make some art pieces HERE. Not really a big fan of the circus, but love making circus art. Start to Finish. Inspiration Journal Challenge - Metal. This is one of those projects that has been simmering away in my mind, just waiting for the right time to get made.

It's a Steampunk crown, created from chipboard that I die cut using various Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies, paint, and a lot of different Idea-ology embellishments. The hardest part of this project was trying to photograph it! It is so amazing looking, but it's very hard to capture all the texture and dimension. Cute & Spooky Birthday Blog Hop & Giveaway. Hello, hello, today I'm honored to help my scrappy friend Kimberly celebrate the 1-year anniversary of her Etsy Shop, Polka Dotted Bliss. She has a spookalicious line-up of talented girls sharing polka-dot Halloween creations all week long on her blog! AND, she's giving away some blog candy each and every day this week. So make sure you stop in all this week, catch some inspiration and enter the giveaways! Spooky house featuring Tim Holtz product. Autumn Birdhouse Decoration Ideas.