Tuesday, April 5, 2011

{citrus tree studio guest designer!}

I was so lucky to get to play with the April "Hello Spring!" kit as an April guest designer at Citrus Tree Studio!!! The April kit is filled with 3 Bugs in a Rug Chloe pps, jillibean, maya road & nikki sivils fun embellies & more!! It's a very cute kit!!! :)

One of my most favorite things about Spring is being able to hang clothes out on the line to dry. I especially love to put bedding out there - just love the smell of the fresh air. With that in mind, I altered this framed wall art.


I had an old frame that was painted black. I sanded it, applied a coat of MM green paint and let dry. Then I applied a coat of Delta cream colored paint and let dry. As a last step to get this crackle finish, I applied Delta crackle paint. The cute little MR canvas pieces are included in the kit - I had fun stitching pps onto each piece. :)

{Mmm chocolate}

I love these pics of my niece, Elly on her tenth birthday. Just look at that cake - she helped to bake and decorate it. :) I added some "chocolate icing" to each jillibean letter. I applied some glossy accents to the top of each letter and then sprinkled doodlebug brown glitter on top. I let dry completely and topped with a bit more glossy accents to eliminate any shedding. I love how they turned out! :) {Carnival Apples} I hand cut the polka dotted scalloped edge and then hand stitched w/DMC. The flowers on this lo are handmade, using the Chloe pps in the kit. I saw a tutorial here, on Melinda Spinks blog, for this flower. So easy and I think they are a funky little flower, perfect for this lo. :)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hope you enjoy your Springtime where you live!

hugs, patti


mustangkayla said...

OH MY WORD Patti! I absolutely ADORE that altered frame! TOO STINKIN' CUTE my friend! Fab job on the kit and congrats for being GD!

Tere said...

I also love the frame!!!!!
I'd like to make one for my laundry room.

Mel said...

OMG Patti! I am in love with all of these projects but that frame is fabooo!!! I may have to "lift" that whole idea for my laundry room! TOO CUTE! Love those flowers too. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. Hope you had a great day my friend!

Kim said...

Patti, Love your work! Your frame and pages are just Adorable:)

curlyqmosaics said...

Love, love LOVE! The canvas clothes are so cute! The "chocolate" drizzled on the letters is too clever! Lastly, I am loving how the bright green and pink pop off the kraft paper in the last layout! TFS and congrats on your GDT spot!

~jan said...

You hit it out of the park with these projects, my friend! That frame is oh so darling and both layouts are wonderfully creative with the icing and flower techniques!
Congrats on the GDT gig, CT is lucky to have you!

KateB said...

awesome!!!! You are one fantastic stitcher! Great color and embellishment choices; I can see why you got the GD gig :):) Thanks for linking with us at our paper party at Paper Issues!

Sabr said...

Springtime means hanging clothes to me too! Very cute frame, love the crackle paint!! thanks for linking at Paper Issues!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

You are rocking the layouts!!! Wow! xoxo