Tuesday, December 31, 2013

So Close To The New Year

So Close To The New Year

Tonight is the night! I am so very excited for the New Year! New things are coming, oh boy are they coming. I have spent the last few days, in between work and planning my Wedding, have been making some hard decisions that will effect my future. But I believe it is the right path, and also a very happy path.

But enough about that. I would now like to share my first project of the New Year. Yes I know I am one day early, but I couldnt wait! I appologize in advance for the poor picture quality, I am having to use my Smartphone.

It started off as a plain paper mask I found digging through my bucket of "un-altered-items". I believe I bought it 2 years back when the Halloween Decorations went on Clearance at my local Super Target? I decided to "deco-podge" it using a sheet of Lost and Found Scrapbook Paper and Luster ModPodge. I then added pink "fancy fiber" yarn around the eye cut outs with Hot Glue, adding the small rhinestones to the corners of the eye holes shortly after. I then Hot Glued the stringed Drop Pearls around the bottom edge, and shortly after the glue dried, I used another very thin layer of Hot Glue to add the yarn to cover the obvious hot glue mess. Last but not least, for me the rhinestones along the eye cut outs just werent enough so added some to the upper corners of the mask, and around the main points of the center crown.

Shortly after doing all that work, I discovered a Pin on Pinterest which, in turn, led me to a tutorial on Youtube. Not only were they beautiful projects but it was a very clear tutorial on how to construct a Dream Catcher.

I was very inspired by one of her Dream Catchers in particular, the one the mask hanging from the bottom. That Project sparked the inspiration to attach my "experimental" project to a second project.

In an attempt to not take from the original tutorial, I will not try to explain the steps I took to make my Dream Catcher. I fallowed her steps exactly so please seek her tutorial if you decide to take on a similiar project. 

I will however tell you were my supplies to create it came from. The ring can be found at Joanns, made by Darice. The White Ribbon was from a cheapy spool from Walmart. And the Shiny Margenta String was from Micheals, found in the Clearance section sometime back.

Then to hide the string along the edges of the ring, I placed the fabric roses around the ring. These flowers were also found in the Clearance Section so sadly I dont recall the company that supplied them.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

New Year, Fresh Start, Fantastic Future.

New Year, Fresh Start, Fantastic Future.

   Hello there!!
My name is Devon Brown, I am 22 years old.
This is this is the start of my new and improved Blog,
and I would like to start out by telling you a little about myself.

~I am currently settled in a small town in California called Apple Valley. But please don't ask if there are apples here, because unless you're going to the grocery store they're non-existent. It is a vast desert waste land full of flat-landers and desert rats.
~I currently own and operate a Pepperidge Farm Distributorship. Yes that is those Famous Goldfish Crackers many kids love so much, and those amazing gourmet Milano Cookies that are usually plastered all over TV.
~I am recently engaged to my amazing Fiancee, a hard working man and protector of his Country. My Future Husband is in the United States Marine Corps and will be deploying sometime in Feb. 2014 to Bahrain.

~I am a girl of many talents, at least I like to call them talents. My first love of art was discovered in my Freshman Year of High School, a drawing class to spark the fire. My second love for art came in the form of a digital camera that I bought with some of the money I recieved for graduating High School. This led to a photography class at my local community college, which then in turn led to meeting a very dear friend named Lori. She helped spark my third love of art, scrapbooking and altered crafting!

I haven't been scrapbooking/altered crafting for very long but it has become my favorite "go-to" alone time when I need to get away from the stresses of my adult life. But all my forms of art help me escape to my fairy-elven lands deep within my mind, and allow me to bring something back from each trip to share with Family and Friends, and now You! But I will warn you, I jump around alot! So please bare with me!

I have made a few goals for myself to stay busy while the Love of my Life is away. Some may be a little far fetched, especially since I dont have many "wise years" under my belt. But it all comes down to doing the best I can each day, in fact, I must Kick Ass every day and prove that I can handle any obsticle thrown in my way!

Starting January, I plan to share my many forms of Art to the World via this Blog, Facebook, Pinterest, and other sites I have yet to decide on, so stay tuned for more information on that one. I have the hopes of becoming a Guest Designer for some Scrapbooking Companies, one of those far fetched goals right there. I also have hopes of meeting many new friends this year, especially ones that will enjoy in my arts with me.

I would like to thank you for noticing my Blog, and taking the time to read this splurge about me. Please stay tuned for the times I will share my many creations, and please dont be scared to share them with the world!