Sunday, May 28, 2017

A Special Day at Echo Artworks!


 
Echo Artworks, inc.  626 N. Callow Ave.  Bremerton, WA  98312  360.405.4341
 
 
Saturday I spent hours in bead dreamland!  Most people go out of town over a three day weekend.  We usually stick close to home!  So I took a drive to my local bead store to visit with Beth Shea and Pixie!  There is so much to see in the store.  You will find a lot of pictures here that just give you a glimpse of all there is to see.  ENJOY!
 
 



























Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Artist Trading Block (ATB) with a French Twist!

So by now you may have gotten tired of my Paris themed projects.  I am really drawn to the theme. 

I DREAM OF PARIS....

My dream is to one day I will visit there!

This is a work in progress... Not finished with my ATB, but I am loving how it is looking.  What do you think?  I will share the finished ATB on the blog this coming week, be on the lookout for it!

Supplies:
ATB - Artist Trading Block
Butter Creamy Dixie Belle Chalk Paint From DIY Design Studio
Metallic Rub-on Cream
French Ruban Fantasie Trim
Adhesive - Glue
Eiffel Tower Charm
Flowers
Jewelry Packs





French Ruban Fantasie Trim
Flowers
ATB - Artist Trading Block

 
 

Apply a couple of coats of the Butter Creamy Dixie Belle Chalk Paint From DIY Design Studio on the ATB - Artist Trading Block

 
Set aside to dry.


 
Once dry, rub Metallic Rub-on Cream on the ATB - Artist Trading Block to distress it.

 

 
Distress the Flowers with the Metallic Rub-on Cream on the front and back as pictured.


 
Work the flower petal folding and bending them to give them more dimension as pictured above.  The first two flowers have had the Metallic Rub-on Cream applied and the petals folded.

 
Now to finish embellishing. 
 
Look for the finish project next week.

 
 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Limited kits available!

A board book kit I designed for Altered Pages!
 
If you like board books and love kits with the supplies you are going to love this one... the MAY BOARD BOOK
 
 
You receive the blank board book, paper, flowers, tags, pockets, ribbons and full-color instructions.

 
Limited supply so order yours soon.

 
 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fun with Paper Pillows!

What a great wrap for small gifts!!!!  Perfect for gift cards!

Having a few friends over for a small gathering?  Want to little have gifts, favors or name place cards?  This little Paper Pillow Kit is perfect.  The kit is very reasonable and includes five pillows. 
They are a little rustic with wood grain pattern paper.  I have added a few floral embellishments, now they would be perfect for a spring tea!

The tags could be used for names or sweet sentiments, in my samples I have stamped sentiments.


Supplies:
Paper Pillow Kit
Corrugated Cardboard
Double side tape
Glue
Floral Pillow #1 Serenade Tuscan Grey
Floral Pillow #2 Watercolor Pinks
Butterfly Pillow #3 Paris Printed Blue
Ink for sentiments



 
Each Paper Pillow Kit includes five pillows, a wrap, tag and enough jute for each pillow. Contents are pictured below.
 


 
When the pillows are folded they measure 3 1/2 long x 2 3/4 wide and 1 inch deep.  The ends are scored to make folding easy.
 
 
PILLOW #1

 
Pillow #1 is has been made with one of the wraps (pattern paper with wood grain) from the kit, use Double side tape to adhere the wrapTie jute around the pillow and attach the banner.   


 
On Pillow #1 I added a  Serenade Tuscan Grey flower, attach with Glue.

 
 
PILLOW #2

 
 
On pillow #2 I used a I inch wide piece of  Corrugated Cardboard  for the wrap,   Double side tape was used to adhere the wrapTie jute around the pillow and attach the banner.

 
On Pillow #2  I embellished it with  a  Watercolor Pinks flower, attach with Glue.
 
 
 
 
PILLOW #3

 
On pillow #3 I used a I inch wide piece cut from one of my Gel Press prints from last month... You can see how I made the print HERE Double side tape was used to adhere the wrapTie jute around the pillow and attach the banner.   


 
Pillow #3 is embellished it with  a butterfly from the  Paris Printed Blue  flowers, attach with Glue.

 
I  hope you are inspired to create your own pillow gift boxes!