Saturday, February 6, 2010

Valentine's "Cup of Tea" Card

In addition to being a caring and thoughtful lady, my mom is a tea connoisseur! I wanted to send her something special for Valentine's Day to thank her for taking care of me after my surgery. The fabulous Martha Stewart made this homemade card on her show this week. I used some leftover art supplies and modified the card a bit. This valentine was easy to make and a great way to send some homemade goodness! As Martha would say "It's a GOOD THING!"

Here's what you need:
leftover scrapbook or wrapping paper
tea and sugar

Click the link below to see Martha's Card

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sassy Switchplates

I love to use scrapbooking techniques to jazz up switchplates. All it takes is a piece of scrapbook or wrapping paper, Modge Podge, and a little imagination. I made this Saints switchplate after our first run of "Bless Ya, Boys" at Le Chat Noir Cabaret on St. Charles Avenue. I used pieces of the playbill, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Here's how you can make your own decorative switchplate: Brush a thin layer of Modge Podge on the switchplate and then carefully apply your paper or photos. Apply another thin layer of Modge Podge and allow to dry. Voila....sassy switchplate!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mixed Media Repurposed Art

This project is the reason that I love mixed media and repurposed art! It is my strong belief that with a little time and super strength glue, trash can be transformed into something beautiful. This is my all-time favorite project and quite a conversation piece. It proves that art does not need to be costly. I am working on creating some more mixed media collages with pieces of jewelry that were damaged, broken, or tarnished from Hurricane Katrina. For years I have held on to little sentimental objects that were damaged by the storm and I hope that through projects like this I can transform my damaged tokens into something beautiful again! So go ahead, clean out your desk drawer and turn your broken earrings and old keys into something beautiful!