Tuesday 1 May 2012

Wedding Wonders for UPA RAQ

Did you enjoy the first issue of Unruly PaperArts (UPA)? Wow, so much inspiration from the Columnists and guests and fabulous entries from the readers too. It's my turn this month to contribute. A sample for the Reader's Art Quest (RAQ) today and my very first column coming later in the month.

My focus for the RAQ is anything but a card (but could fit in with the lace theme too LOL), and is for the 'Wedding Wonders' overall theme.

I chose to re-cycle a small jar and make a small table light which could be used anywhere for decoration on the big day.

I forgot to take a photo before I started but here is the jar after the first couple of layers. Firstly I used paper lace on the jar as a mask and sprayed it with glass frosting. 

I added lace, vintage paper and little stamps (from the G45 Romantique pad).

The lid was sprayed with antique white paint and when dry I added more vintage paper, cut out part of a Cheery Lyn doily and added some little embellishments, the ribbon rose and paper and lace horn were hand made. Jewellery comes in really useful for adding some sparkle.

I completed the jar by adding keys and a lock on chain, ribbon and pearl-twisted ribbon to complete the wedding look.

We hope you are enjoying the new Blogozine and are able to dip into the articles for some fabulous inspiration from the team. There are two RAQs every month and the FAQ section will answer all your questions about what and how you can enter. I do so hope to see you over there with your wedding wonders this month. The last dates for adding are clearly laid out on the blog. Just look for the labels under the blog header to find where you submit your piece.

I am hoping to see you over on the blog, let us know what you have enjoyed so far.

Have fun creating and making this month.

hugs {brenda} xox



Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful altered jar, so romantic and perfect for a wedding decoration.

Unknown said...

Beautiful project such a wonderful creation loving all the details! Jo xxx

Margreet said...

This is really beautiful Brenda!!
xxx Margreet

Suze Bain said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! xx

Karin said...

wow what a stunning jar, very beautiful!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

Love this! What a wonderful keepsake for a wedding. Very lovely.


Netty said...

This is truly beautiful Brenda, love everything about it. Annette x

cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,this is just amazing,just love this Hun its just fantastic the detail is amazing,hugs Cherylxxxx

Siobhan Fyffe said...

This absolutely gorgeous Brenda. And what a lovely idea.

Wendy said...

WOW! Brenda This is absolutely gorgeous, love everything about it.
Wendy xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous altered jar, love the lace and the top is so striking. Tracy x

Meggymay said...

Stunning alteration, its a real beautiful project.
Yvonne x

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Brenda, this is sooo beautiful. What a great idea for a table piece. So very feminime and so many interesting elements. Beautiful.
Dot x

Judith Tetley said...

Luv, luv, luv your jar Brenda. Don't know anything about the magazine you have mentioned so will pop over to the blog and see what its all about.
Kind Regards
Judith from Australia

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Brenda.

Laura said...

Beautiful! great post too!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, and so perfect and original for a wedding table centrepiece! Love it! I have never tried that glass frosting but it looks very appealing?

Looks like you were very busy yesterday, hee hee!

Lucy x

Unknown said...

Just gorgeous Brenda. Hope you are well, been MIA for a while as been on holiday & hubby has had a big birthday which I had to organise. Hopefully back now lol. x

Agnieszka M said...

Brenda, this is amazing. I love it !!!!


1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous right on down to the smallest detail, you did not leave anything out!

Terry said...

The frosted glass adds such a rich feel! Beautiful atered jar and perfect for a wedding theme! More hugs!

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda,
How stunning is this! Beautifully decorated in such a lovely vintage style. I haven't heard about glass frosting before, the effect is fabulous. XxX

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning Brenda, I love the gorgeous lace and beautiful flowers
Lindsay xx

Sue said...

This is beautiful Brenda, perfect for a wedding. The lace is gorgeous and the glass frosting(never heard of this until now)really gives it that romantic look x

Kath in Oz said...

Hi Brenda, thanks for dropping by my blog and following me as well :)

I have to say I am really loving your jar, it is so elegant and would make a stunning gift.

Happy Crafting,


catherine said...

This is such a fantastic project Brenda and just loving the way you have put it all together. Superb job
x catherine

Junibears said...

You've created that jar so beautifully Brenda! It's just as if you wave a magic wand and say Oojie Poojie or something and it appears like magic.
I do so admire all your creative work my dear.
big Hugs
June xx

Martina said...

Exquisitely crafted, dear Brenda! So beautiful.
You are so inspiring!

Fliss said...

Catching up here Brenda and your altered jar is a vintage looking stunner. Love all the beautiful embellishing.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Anonymous said...

hi Brenda, this is one amazing jar !!! Stunning beautiful and a real show stopper. So much gorgeous detail on this well done you.


Anonymous said...

hi Brenda, this is one amazing jar !!! Stunning beautiful and a real show stopper. So much gorgeous detail on this well done you.


Anonymous said...

So very pretty!