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Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring Layout with WOW

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share my Wood piece with you.  I took a plain piece of wood veneer and added some opaque bright white Ultra High to it to give it an old weathered picket fence look.  I did 2 coats to really make it stand out.  I put a flower in the middle with a molded flower in the center.

 Here is a close-up of my wood piece.
WOW supplies used:
Opaque bright white Ultra high
Melt it
Earthtone Grape

Other supplies:
May Arts ribbon
Maya Road wood piece
Doily Curtsey Boutique

Thank you so much for looking at my project today.  Make sure you stop by tomorrow for the new "theme" of the Month.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"L" Canvas-May Arts

I have directions up on the May Arts blog to create this fun wall canvas go check it out here so you can make one for yourself.

Close up of Flower cluster.
May Arts ribbon used:
FY-Wired pearls
NX-Ruffle ribbon
448-Large leaves
BY-Small leaves
Other supplies Used:
Adhesive from Therm O Web
8x10 Canvas

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Altered Boat-TOW and Maya Road

 Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share my Maya Road project with you.  I decided to flip the roof of the house upside down and make it into a fun little boat using scraps of fabric and some fun Maya Road trims and flowers.
Altered Boat: by Designer Jenifer Cowles
Maya Road:
Ruffle Blossoms
Vintage paper roses
Heart Pins
Mini Organza rose trim

Crochet Trim
House Shadow Box
Other Supplies
Fabric Scraps
Silk Ribbon: MayArts

Cutting instructions: Cut out 2 triangles that are the same size and that are in proportion to the length of your dowel and the size of your boat.  Cut out 1 triangle piece of Fusible Fleece.  Adhere the fleece to the fabric.  Sew around all the edges and also attaching your crochet trim. Sew 2 lengths of ribbon one to the top and the bottom of the sail, this is to tie the sail to the dowel.  Quilt the sail if desired. Decorate as desired.

Prepping the Boat:  Adhere the Ultra hold onto the sides of the boat.
peel away the paper

I wanted my boat to have texture, so from here take strips of fabric and scrunch them as desired and then carefully iron them down to your boat.
When you have it covered then trim off the all the sides.  For the top put a layer of Spackle to give it some dimension.  Cut a hole for the dowel.  Place the dowel in the hole and tie on the sail.
I did my boat in whites to go in my daughters room but how cute would this be if done in light pinks or blues for a nursery, oh the possibilities.  Plus we still have the base of the house to decorate for another project.  Win Win:)

Thanks for looking at my work today make sure you stop by often to check out all of the other projects.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Spring Wreath-May Arts

I have a fun Spring Wreath up on the May Arts blog today :)  For more information on how I did it go check it out here.

Here are some of the supplies I used :)

May Arts ribbon Used:
KS-Wired Thread
368-Faux Linen
TZ-Silver Sheer/Flowers
FY-Wired Pearls
445- Faux Burlap
UK-Wrinkle ribbon

Partners In Craft Supplies Used:
·         Penny Black-Butterfly Stamp
Other supplies Used:
·          Foam Wreath
·         WOW embossing powder


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Quick and Easy Hand Warmer- Curtsey

Curtsey Boutique Project Instruction Page
Muslin Bag Hand warmers
Original Design : Jenifer Cowles
Curtsey Boutique Supplies:

With the weather being so cold in most of the country I needed a little bit more to keep my hands warmer than just a pair of gloves.  Using the 4x6 muslin bags from the shop I was able to create these super easy but useful hand warmers.

Project Instructions:
Since this will be heated up in the microwave you don’t want to decorate to heavily.  I stitched a simple heart with bakers twine in the center of my muslin bag.  Fill the bag with 1 cup of rice and stitch the bag closed.  Done!! Now 30 seconds in the microwave you have a little warmer to keep in your coat pocket.  Enjoy.  These would make wonderful gifts.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Butterfly Card-May Arts/Penny Black

Welcome to the May Arts/Penny Black hop :)
Thank you so much for stopping by today to take a look at my card.

Isn't this butterfly stamp to die for?  I have used it a ton already so be prepared to be sick of seeing it :)  I embossed it with Ebony powders from WOW and then used Twinkling H2o's to color it in.  For the background I used a stencil and spackled on a book page then build up the layers from there.  I just have to put these flowers on everything and I keep running out.

May Arts :
448-Large leaves
Silky Crush

Make sure you stop by everyone on the list :)
Jenifer Cowles <----- thats me 


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

"E" Canvas-TOW Pinterest inspiration

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share my pinterest inspiration with you.  Do you remember the quilt I made for my niece awhile back... well I used it to create a monogram wall canvas to coordinate with her room.

Here is the quilt.
"E" Canvas by Jenifer Cowles
8x10 Canvas
Various trims from May Arts 
Directions:  Paint the canvas.  When dry apply the Spackle with a stencil and wait for it to dry again.  Cut out the desired letter, use the fonts on your computer for the size and style you are looking for.  Adhere the Foam Squares to the back of the letter to give it dimension. Use Zots to adhere the pearls to the center of your flowers and to attach the leaves and butterflies.  Use the Jumbo Zots for the big flowers to really make sure they stay down.
Close up of Flower cluster.
Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my project today.  Make sure you stop by regularly for more inspiration from this very talented team.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spring Mini-May Arts Retro Challenge

Welcome to the May Arts Retro Challenge Inspiration.  Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at my fun little mini-album.
All the stamping is done with Penny Black stamps, I just love all the detail in these stamps.  The butterfly is really to die for.

I hope you have enjoyed my mini-album and I hope you choose to participate in the May Arts Retro Challenge, you won't be disappointed.